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About us

Chef Vincent Colombet

IMG_5371Ask Chef Vincent what inspired him to become a chef, and he will tell you it was the countless hours spent with his Alsacian grandmother in her tiny kitchen, learning his family’s secret recipes. He and his cousins hand-picked mountain blueberries for her pies; they ate meat and cheeses from neighboring farms; and by age 18, he was preparing elaborate meals for his family with only their wood-burning, cast-iron stove.
Having completed his training in Paris, Chef Vincent yearned for experiences abroad and moved to Chicago in 2004. His passion for creating traditional French, family-style meals and one-bite appetizers with an artistic flair inspired him to open Cook Au Vin the following year.
Since opening his store, he has become locally recognized for his savory crepes, pastries, and bread.
Vincent’s passion for organic ingredients drives him to deliver dining experiences that transport diners to his native French countryside and the finest restaurants in Paris.



Cook Au Vin Group
2256 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cook Au Vin Cooking Classes
For all cooking class inquiries, please send us an email at office.cookauvin@gmail.com

La Boulangerie – Bakery and Crepery
1945 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(312) 488-1763
Mon – SAT: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

La Boulangerie – Bakery and Cafe
3129 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 666-5880
Tue – Wed: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thu – Sun: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm



We are always looking for new talents for our 3 locations. Please send your resume for the following positions:
- Baker
- Cook
- Pastry Chef