Allison Zinder

Culinary Consultant in Paris, France

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Passionate about French culture and gastronomy, Allison moved to Paris from her native Virginia in 1995. As a dynamic “edutainer” and experienced professional chef, she offers highly engaging educational experiences in the culinary arts, history of French gastronomy, and wine science to international students in Paris, both in the national apprentice system and in higher education institutions. Allison also organizes and leads gastronomy, wine, and hospitality-based study abroad programs for prestigious American universities.

Allison’s business, Paris on the Edge, provides market tours, historic walks, and wine tastings for visitors to Paris. She is also a regular contributor of articles and recipes to Bonjour Paris, France Today, and the newsletter of the Société Culinaire Philanthropique in New York, of which she is a member. In 2018, Allison was invited to become a founding member of the Paris chapter of the esteemed organization Les Dames d’Escoffier International. Find out more about Allison in her LinkedIn profile (link below).

  • Work
    • Paris on the Edge
  • Education
    • B.A. James Madison University, Virginia
    • CAP cuisine-mention complémentaire en desserts de restaurant, Angers
    • WSET Niveaux 1 & 2, Ecole du Vin, Paris