By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 05, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Le Reve has announced the line up of cooking classes for Troquet, the new modern events venue and cooking school at 1409 N Wauwatosa Ave.

The new venue, which is expected to open in spring of 2020, will be the hub for a variety of experiences – including classes in pastry, chocolate, cheese-making and more – with an impressive line-up of guest chefs including Sandra Holl, Jerome Landrieu and Josh Johnson, award-winning pastry chef of Guittard Chocolate Company.

Cooking classes at Troquet will feature 90-minute demonstrations during which chefs will prepare a four-course meal for guests while discussing their dishes and techniques and taking questions from the audience. Attendees will go home with full bellies and copies the featured recipes.

Troquet will also team up with local businesses to incorporate their products into cooking demonstrations. The current schedule includes a variety of options from cheesemaking with Le Clare Farms and floral design with Deb Flower from The Flower Lady in Wauwatosa to Mother’s Day themed classes during the month of April. Pricing for classes ranges from $65 to $85.

For a full list of classes, or to book an event during 2020, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.