Velouté: The combination of flour+butter+stock+cream, resulting in a velvet-like sauce… the foundation for a plethora of dishes & recipes in a French kitchen.
Velouté is a catering company that provides classic French cuisine for events, weddings, holidays, businesses & your home. We believe that much of life begins with beautiful food and are committed to providing others with this French value.
Pascal & Brianna Larcher
Owners of Velouté: Pascal Larcher, born and raised in Toulon (a small town in Provence, France), has been incorporating his taste and passion for traditional French cuisine and his mother's French Creole influence since he was a boy. After receiving his training and graduating from Lycée Hotelier St. Louis, he interned under Michel Troisgros's master chef, Patrice Segreto. Then in 2001, he moved to the heart of the United States, Kansas City, to help open a new French restaurant in the beloved Crestwood neighborhood. After 12 years and 4 more in the corporate culinary business, he has now taken on his newest endeavor, Velouté French Market & Catering. Together with his wife Brianna & their two daughters, Pascal founded Velouté in an effort to share their love of Provençal fare with an American audience.
Brianna Larcher, born and raised in Kansas City, is an English teacher by trade & has been teaching in NYC and KC for the past 10 years. Though education is one of her many passions, she has been baking since she was big enough to sit on the kitchen counter with her mother, the person whom she inherited a love for creating delicious patisseries, pies and breads from. While she continues to sharpen her skills in the kitchen, she credits the long lineage of women in her family for being a huge part of her passion for baking… and creating Velouté is just a natural & fun progression of this fervor. Velouté has been a passion project and she loves having the ability to create something magical with Pascal and their two girls.
Velouté specializes in French favorites including quiche, patisseries, breads and other classic French dishes from this region. They believe that much of the foundation of community and life begins with good French food and are committed to providing others with a taste of their home.