My name is Camille and I am a Brooklyn (soon to be Nashville again) based recipe developer/writer, culinary instructor, Le Cordon Bleu Paris grad, and kitchen store shopkeeper-to-be. Through my new cooking boutique and this blog, I dream of encouraging friends and family to get cooking and I hope to connect with those who already feel at home in their kitchen. My husband Alex Lem is a tea guru and my partner in kitchen crime. Our nightly routine in the kitchen usually goes something like this…. One of us is wearing our baby girl Colette “Coco” Magnolia, Alex is trying to entertain our spastic french bulldog, I frantically ask Alex to take over while I take a work call for one of my bridal boutiques, and we both get frequently distracted by good music (my husband makes a mean playlist). Despite how chaotic this may sound, cooking together as a family for ourselves or for our loved ones is truly the highlight of our day. Beyond the impact on family and friend relationships, we believe cooking intentionally and consciously is essential in this modern world. We do have a soapbox when it comes to food/eating/cooking/farming we sometimes want to stand on, but we also appreciate balance and some of life’s more lighthearted pursuits, like who has the best ramen in NYC? Or the best pizza in Brooklyn? Regardless of your opinion on such a heated topic (pizza is a religion on the East Coast), Chez Lem is an internet safe place for anyone else who is usually hungry (and/or highly affected by the beauty in everyday life). Let’s get cooking!
PROFESSIONAL BIO // Camille Wynn is a freelance recipe developer/writer, culinary instructor, food stylist, and entertaining expert available for work in the NYC area, Nashville, and available for travel beyond the two cities she calls home. She pursued her culinary education at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and returned to NYC to begin a new career in food. With a background in fashion, art, and entrepreneurship, she has a sought-after unique style and a perspective she has shared with publications like Lauren Kelp and Green Wedding Shoes, worked for Jewels of NY (a NYC based multi-disciplinary food creative studio) cooking, styling, sourcing, and assisting on projects for clients like Epicurious, The Kitchn, Food.Com, and Food Network, and has worked as a private chef for intimate events in the fashion industry. After four years in the wedding industry after opening The Dress Theory, Camille and Alex have learned how to throw a party love to share their registry, cooking for 2, and newlywed life in the kitchen tips with their bridal clients. Camille finds inspiration for her recipes and styling through international travel and exploring her NYC backyard, the life and needs of the modern woman, and her education in history and art history at UC San Diego. To hire, inquire, or collaborate, please email Camille directly at firstname.lastname@example.org