Growing up, I had helped my mother prep ingredients for her pastie business, Donna's Pasties. I had also served in a bake shop on the north shore of Lake Superior, and later on prepped and served in the iconic Grandma's Restaurant & Sports Garden in Duluth, MN, and ran their outdoor Chicago Dogs hotdog cart near Canal Park.


More recently, after arriving here from France, I offered a summer workshop entitled French Food and Culture to students in the Silver Valley Upward Bound program. I had a blast sharing my two passions with them, and they enjoyed preparing and tasting French dishes (even escargot - which they all tried!). Under my guidance, they prepared and served an authentic 4-course French meal at their end-of-program banquet.


So with my family's insistence that I should sell my food because I was, as per my youngest, "a good cooker", the dream of starting up a mobile food truck began to take shape...

Within two weeks of beginning an entrepreneur program, I secured a Krampouz brand authentic French crêpe griddle, and only two weeks later we acquired a food truck and started fixing it up. VOILA! Coeur de Breizh Crêpes was on its way to becoming THE place to get Gourmet French Crêpes in Coeur d'Alene...


Since our first Farmers' Market in May 2014, we have sold our crêpes at numerous summer events (Ironman, Festival in the Park, Street Fair, Hayden Days, North Idaho Fair & Rodeo, Riverstone Street Fair, etc...) and have catered a number of private events, as well (weddings, brunches, graduation parties, fundraising banquets, etc.) 

Our Crêpe-Mobile joined the Best Food Court @ 510 E Best Ave. in June 2016, but is now in storage for the winter. Our plan is to reopen in April 2017 in time for the summer season once again. We are not yet sure where it will be parked for business at that time.

We are always open to discussing new venues and catering at private events, so please don't hesitate tocontact us! Our Mini Crepe-Mobile is used for such venues. Please be sure to FOLLOW us on Facebook if you wish to be alerted as to our whereabouts!

Passionate about cooking and French culture, I spent a semester abroad in Paris my junior year in college. I returned to Paris after graduating from Hamline University to continue working on my accent while studying at the Sorbonne for another year...And I ended up staying for 16 more years! During that time I had ample opportunities to enjoy my fair share of French cuisine...

After the arrival of our third child, my husband Philippe and I decided to move to Coeur d'Alene. We wanted to be in the Rockies near lakes and ski resorts, and to raise our daughters in a small but dynamic town.


We expected my career to remain rooted in languages - either in teaching, translating, or managing translation projects. But one day in 2014 I served some crêpes to fellow networkers in an entrepreneur program, and got such rave reviews on them that I started to think that maybe it was time to shift my career towards cooking...still within the context of French culture.


The recipe I had used for those crêpes was one that Philippe's family had used for years in their crêpe production/distribution business in Brittany, the region in the west of France where crêpes originated. So that was it! I, too, would produce and sell French crêpes...but in the Coeur d'Alene area rather than France! 

SHARING FRENCH CULTURE...

...ONE CREPE AT A TIME!