Restolib' offers up working restaurant kitchens for cooking classes and more while the venues themselves are closed.
Much the way Philly Kitchen Share makes a commercial kitchen available for short-term rent, so Parisian Restolib’ offers up working restaurant kitchens for cooking classes and more while the venues themselves are closed. Restolib’ has established partnerships with more than ten restaurants in Paris, with an agreement that they may use the premises of those establishments after the restaurants have closed. The company makes use of those commercial kitchens to hold a wide variety of cooking classes, wine tasting sessions, table decoration workshops, cocktails classes and more, for both individuals and companies. Restolib’ also offers the opportunity for anyone to show off their skills by acting as chef for a night for a group of their friends, with coaching and help from one of the company’s own chefs. Cooking class pricing begins at EUR 40 for a two-hour session. The video below (in French) explains Restolib’s concept in further detail: Offering restaurants a way to monetize their off-hours, while delivering on-site cooking experiences in the most authentic of locations, Restolib’ may just have hit upon a sweet spot in the culinary world. Restaurateurs and chefs around the globe: how about starting something similar near you?