This Week at Marcel’s: June 19th – 25th

Vintage photo of Pepere and staffHappy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, and father figures in our lives. Coincidentally, today is also Marcel’s birthday (he was born in 1898) so it seemed fitting to share a picture of him today. He is the one with his arms folded, third from the left. The best guess is that this is the kitchen team from a restaurant Marcel worked at in the late 1920s in Rhode Island, shortly after he came to the United States. He was a fine grandpa (we called him Pepere) and I was so happy to share dinner with his son, my father Jacques, today. So much love to them both.
On to planning your next event? Let the experts at Marcel’s bring our new in home private chef business, Maison, to you. Whether it’s an intimate dinner party, an outdoor barbecue, a bridal shower, or a rollicking cocktail party, we bring the chef, the staff and the party to you.  Get more details at 630-790-8500 or email

MAISON - we bring the chef to you

Here’s what’s happening in our kitchen this week: 


Mid Kids Camp: Farm to Table with Chef Jamie Bordoshuk for 9 – 11 year olds starts Monday with the early session from 11 am  – 1 pm and the late session from 2 – 4 pm. Seats are available in a few sessions. Click here to see all of the opportunities. 


Thursday, June 22nd 6:30 – 9 pm Hands On Havana Nights with Chef Robin Nathan $85 Two Seats Available


Saturday, June 24th 6:30 – 9 pm Cocktail Party with Interactive Demonstrations Summertime Scotch Cocktails and Juicy Steaks with Chef Paul Lindemuth $80 Seats Available


Sunday, June 25th 11:30 am – 2 pm Hands On Of the Moment Cooking: Farmers Market Fresh with Chef Dave Sahs $70 Seats Available


Give us a call at 630-790-8500 to get on the Waiting List for these Sold Out classes:


Friday, June 23rd 6:30 – 9 pm Hands On Aperitivi: Snacking on Rome with Chef Dave Sahs $85


 Come Cook Create and Celebrate at Marcel’s!