Kiosque Flottant

Le kiosque flottant


Last October I enjoyed a lovely evening on a barge called « Le Kiosque Flottant » on the Seine river in Paris preparing a birthday meal for Cindy and her family and friends. The evening’s theme was globe-trotting. I prepared French, Italian, Mexican, Laotian, Japanese, Russian and American specialties with love and passion. The magnificent setting, the convival atmosphere and pleasant guests all contributed to a successful and memorable event.

Further information regarding  « Le Kiosque Flottant » can be found at :

Copines Cours de Cuisine

A convivial cooking class

A cooking class with friends is a way to share precious time together while learning and having fun. These young Portuguese mothers enjoyed an evening without their husbands and children. I enjoyed their hospitality, the convivial atmosphere and their efficiency in the kitchen.




This week I was asked to organise a cocktail for 60 personnes at the campus of the prestigious « Ecole Nationale de Sciences Géographique » in Champs-sur-Marne. One of my original homemade fingerfood recipes on the menu was a beetroot wrap with raspberry flavored houmous and spring onions. You can see other specialties for this type of event in the « Discovery » menu above.


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Chocolat and Pastry Workshops



Beginning with the cacao tree and ending up with a chocolate bar we gained valuable knowledge about the origins and processing of cacao. After tempering, moulding and decorating differents forms of chocolat, we took pleasure in tasting our chocolat creations. Once again I would like to thank Laura and Celia for their unceasing giggling. Also I would like to thank the municipality of Champs-sur-Marne for making this great adventure possible.

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A successful 30th wedding anniversary



Dear Michael,

We simply want to thank you for the quality of your services on September 22nd.

From the moment we first met, we were enchanted by your special attention to our needs, by your propositions and by your commitment . The celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary in the evening of the 22nd of September was a major success in part thanks to the subtleness of the dishes that you prepared. We were confident about the meal from the very beginning. The ice cream stand was a great success in that the children took over and served the elderly guests.

Once again, thanks a million!

Carole and Franck


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Oriental Wedding in Reuil-Malmaison

At the end of August the reception hall « l’atelier Lucullus » in Rueil-Malmasison was the setting of a genuine oriental wedding celebrating the mariage of Mouna and Ferhat, a charming and elegant couple.

Guests were first welcomed with traditional oriental pastries, tea and coffee. Chef Michael then offered homemade Algerian delicacies known as boureks and tchoutchouka followed by an original main dish consisting of lamb. The traditional Algerian music created a magic atmosphere in the reception hall as well as in the kitchen ; an event that didn’t leave me indifferent.  .Yes, we were also dancing in the kitchen (not as impressively as the guests) ! The guests appeared to be all professional dancers, what a sight of beauty.  Once again I congratulate the newlyweds and thank them for the opportunity to have participated in such a special event.


Cooking course at the Guermantes Chateau

On Friday the 9th of December I had the pleasure of organizing a tailored cooking course for Amundi Asset Management. The group learned to assemble some holiday fingerfoods; salmon wraps, foie gras toasts with crispy fried onions and balsamic cream and puffed pastries. Below are some pictures of the cooking course. 

Champs sur Marne
Magny le Hongre
Croissy Beaubourg
Seine et Marne

Thank you Matthys!

I recently shared a very pleasant day with you, your charming parents, grand-parents, aunts, uncles and friends, some who made the trip all the way from Martinique to celebrate your baptism in Champs sur Marne.

The menu was composed of a tossed salad with apples and raspberries with a black currant/walnut oil dressing, stewed poultry with chanterelle mushroom sauce, baked zucchini with onions and emmental cheese and basmati rice. The final course was an assortment of desserts including a fruit salad, Toblerone mousse and a delicious fruit cake.

While I have never visited Martinique I am already acquainted with some of the island’s treasures:   la Liqueur « Interdite », rum , « vegetarian » peppers, the inhabitants…..

Once again thank you for this wonderful day.
Michael Kolafa

Private chef / Catering

T.06 08 54 16 08


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“Chandeleur” Crêpes – February 2, 2016

Sens des Saveurs can set up a « Crêpes » or pancake stand if you are located in the Paris region so that you can celebrate the traditional « Chandeleur » Day on February 2nd  in a convivial setting .

The basic offer* starts at  3,50 euros/crêpe with a minimum of 40 crêpes and a maximum of 150 crêpes

*(additional material and transportation fees not included )

Please feel free to contact me at your convienience.

Michael Kolafa

Private Chef Home catering

T.06 08 54 16 08 or 0 950 640 522


Crea Family: Do It Yourself Fair for Families

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, I will be offering 2 cooking classes at the family fair which will open its doors to the public from 10 AM to 6 PM.

The event takes place at the Magic Circus Hotel (Disneyland Paris) Val de France – Magny-Le Hongre.

For just 8,- you can participate in one of the 2 courses; Pancakes (ages 6 and above) or Guacamole (adults).

The number of participants per course is limited to 8 persons.

For reservations please contact me at or T 06 08 54 16 08


For more information on other courses and activities please visit the official website at  .