Hi, my name is Henry Lebard! I started out experimenting with food alone at home at the age of 11 – making mistakes and trying new things every afternoon, then cooking for my mother’s World Bank parties. At age 20, I started working as a sous-chef in a three-chef kitchen in an upscale boutique restaurant in Vancouver, BC. Then I started teaching cooking classes to Elementary students here in the DMV, which was energizing and rounded out my passion. These experiences have formed within me a confidence; an attention to detail, ingredients-sourcing, and experimentation in the kitchen. Try me out as a chef or a cooking instructor, you will remember every bite of food and the entire experience will be lovely.
Using uniquely sourced ingredients, I am experienced in cooking for a range of diets from a standard healthy diet, to gluten free, vegan, soy-free, paleo, and more. Recently I perfected my handmade gluten free fresh tagliatelle.
SUMMARY: Having catered for parties of 50+ guests, cooked in a boutique locally sourced urban bistro in Vancouver, taught cooking classes to children, and sought out precision and perfection every time I use a knife and a flame, you will be more than satisfied.
Feel free to reach out for day-to-day requests, large parties, cooking lessons and more!
I am flexible and ready to accommodate your every culinary desire. I look very much forward to hearing from you with questions, suggestions, and more!