Happy Retirement to Chef Paul June 4, 2022 by Jill Foucre Leave a Comment I first met Paul Lindemuth in the summer of 2011 when Kelly Sears introduced him as a potential member of our chef team at the soon-to-open Marcel’s Culinary Experience. At the time Paul was teaching in Hinsdale and also running his own very successful in home event business but he graciously took the time to listen to my pitch about what a great little business I thought this would be. Fortunately for me (and all of our future customers and staff) Paul decided to join our team. On October 6, 2011 he taught the very first class held in our kitchen – Spirited Entertaining. Since that time Paul has taught 331 classes, led 115 private events, and hosted 96 Maison events, inspiring a legion of devoted followers. That works out to about once a week over the last 10 years that Paul has been delighting our customers with his sublime food, impeccable service and exquisite attention to detail. And that doesn’t even count the innumerable times Paul has been a part of a chef team throwing a party for customers (who can forget that 5th Anniversary dinner?) or staff. When I decided it was time to stop saying “no” to the inquiries about doing in home events, Paul was the one I turned to to help start Maison. His experience with his own business was invaluable and he generously shared his knowledge and his resources to get this business going and it is clicking along 5 years later. In short, Paul has been a part of our fabric from the get-go and there isn’t a person who isn’t going to miss him. Paul’s retirement is well-earned and I wish him and Michael the very best as they take time to travel, enjoy amazing food and drink, be in the best climate for the season, and enjoy the fruits of their labors. I hope those travels still bring them to downtown Glen Ellyn but wherever they go, Paul will be a part of Marcel’s. Farewell, Chef Paul – thank you for sharing your talents with us.