I am so excited to introduce you to my menu and my catering services.
My love of cooking comes from my homeland of Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa where I was born. I learned to cook when I was very young, from my mother and from my father as well. I came to Lancaster County when I married my husband, a Lancaster County native.
Isabelle Cuisine was born from my love of cooking and eating, which only grew when I moved to Lancaster in 2000 and discovered all the fresh produce and wonderful new ingredients that I had never seen or heard of. My specialty is in West African food, particularly recipes from Burkina Faso, using ingredients like rice, peanuts, beans, and vegetables like onions, cabbage, carrots, etc. I have also created new recipes that blend local ingredients from Lancaster County. I have studied American cuisine through Harrisburg Area Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. I can also make some Pennsylvania Dutch food.
The kitchen is my happy place, and it’s where I feel the most comfortable.
Curiosity led me to experiment and test recipes when I first moved here, and I continue to experiment with ingredients, resulting in recipes that I am proud of. I always use fresh ingredients and every dish I make is made with love!
I started Isabelle Cuisine in 2015, with my catering business, going to special events, and to local markets, such as Lititz Farmers’ Market, Eastside Market at Musser Park in downtown Lancaster and Farmers’ Market in Hershey. I have catered weddings, birthday parties, and company picnics, developing a menu that is customized to your needs. My knowledge of many cuisines allows me to offer a varied menu for different tastes.
I look forward to sharing my love of food with you and creating the perfect Isabelle Cuisine menu just for you.