Michèle Haines

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Spring Mill Café Founder and Executive Chef Conshohocken, PA 1979-Present
Cooking across Russia
(Moscow, Irkutz, Ulan Ude, and Vladivostok)
Guest Chef in in various restaurants and homes. Interviewed by local newspaper and guest of the Alliance Francaise Russia, Georgia, and Turkey 2015 Aug-


Slow Food Honolulu Guest Chef: shrimp bisque Honolulu, HI 2015 July
Penn’s Village Salon Dinner Philadelphia, PA 2015 June
Philadelphia Hospitality Walking Tour and Dinner Philadelphia, PA 2015 June
Wayne Arts Center Guest Chef: chocolate mousse Wayne, PA 2015 Spring
Cooking in Morocco Grilled sardines on the Essaouira beach Morocco 2015 May
Tours a Table Guest Chef: brioche Tours, France 2015 May
Cherry Hill Jewish Youth Center Cooking Lessons for Children Cherry Hill, NJ 2015 March
Scarlet Alley Guest Chef: cooked tagine Philadelphia, PA 2015 Feb
Tours a Table Guest Chef: pastry demonstration Tours, France 2015 Jan
Encore Village Boutique Hotel Guest Chef: flipping crepes Cambodia 2015 Jan
Firefly Restaurant Guest Chef San Francisco, CA 2014 Jan
LDEI International Convention Guest Chef Austin, TX 2013 Oct
Slow Food Mediterranean Island Guest of the Symposium Cyprus 2013 Oct
International Cheese Forum Guest Bra, Italy 2013 Sept
Cooking in Russia Guest Chef in restaurants, on television and radio, and at the first International Slow Food gathering in Russia Nizhny Novgorod;

St. Petersburg; and Suzdal, Russia

2013 June
International Cheese Forum Guest Tours, France 2013 May
Cosolan and Puentespina Families Guest of two families: coffee/ produce farmers, cheese maker and veterinarian Baguio; Mindanao, Philippines 2013 March
Consulate of the US in Australia Guest Chef Melbourne, Australia 2013 March
The Cook Demonstration Dinners Philadelphia, PA 2012-Present
Lantern Theatre Demonstration Dinner that illustrated the theme of the play The Liar Philadelphia, PA 2012 Dec
Slow Food Paonia Guest Chef Paonia, Colorado 2012 July
Slow Food Honolulu Guest Chef Honolulu, HI 2012 June
Reading Terminal Market Cooking Demonstration at La Cusina Philadelphia, PA 2010-2013
Head House Square Farmer’s Market Promotion Philadelphia, PA 2010, 2013
Whole Foods Market and Macy’s Cooking Demonstrations at the Plymouth Meeting Mall Plymouth Meeting, PA 2010-2012
Maple Acres Farm, Weavers’ Way Co-op, Pleasant Orchard Cooking Demonstrations with local farms Pennsylvania 2007-Present
Channel 10 News Cooking Demonstration Philadelphia, PA 2006
The Restaurant School Restaurant Manager Philadelphia, PA 1978
La Terrasse Restaurant Manager Philadelphia, PA 1976-1977
Cobblestones Restaurant Manager Philadelphia, PA 1975

Dish Specialties

Couilibiac, cassoulet, rabbit stew, seared branzino, beef wellington, country pâté, brioche, vegetable terrine, chocolate mousse, chocolate cheesecake, flourless orange cake


Chefs Move! To Schools Program: one of 50 chefs selected by Michelle Obama to be a commended guest at the White House Washington DC 2010
LFDV Living with Lupus Laurels Honoree 1997
Philadelphia Magazine: Best Outdoor Restaurant in Delaware Valley  
Les Dames d’Escoffier: best pâté  
Philadelphia Inquirer: best pâté  



Chilton Publishing Co. Teacher (French [Saint-Cloud Method]) Philadelphia, PA 1974-1976
Germantown Friends School


Teacher (French, Spanish, Cultural Anthropology) Philadelphia, PA 1968-1973
The Booth School Teacher (French) Rosemont, PA 1967-1968
The Mary C. Wheeler School Teacher (Spanish) Providence, RI 1964-1967
Brown University Assistant and Tutor (French) Providence, RI 1963-1967
Florida State University Teacher, NDEA Program Tallahassee, FL 1963


Tour Guide & Interpreter

Specialty Tours and Events Historical Tour Guide Philadelphia, PA 2015 October
Centipede Tours Multilingual Tour Guide Philadelphia, PA 1974-1976
Valentina Tereschkova

(first woman cosmonaut)

Interpreter at the Women Peace Conference Washington DC 1974 June
Sviatoslay Richter (Pianist) Interpreter at La Grange de Meslay, Music Festival France 1965 June
Interpreter for United Nations French, Russian, German New York 1963
Translator for Reader’s Digest French Paris, France 1961-1962



International Diplomacy Fulbright Student Host: hosted a Brazillian and a Korean student, attended dinner with Minister of Foreign Affairs Program Philadelphia, PA 2015 May
Lupus March Philadelphia, PA 1994
Friends without Borders: advisor and fundraiser for a hospital for children hurt by landmines Cambodia 1980-Present
Committee of Responsibility to save napalm burned children North Vietnam 1963-1965
Civil Rights March: MLK Jr. released from jail Montgomery, AL 1963



International Women’s Club of Philadelphia Member Philadelphia, PA 2008-Present
Les Dames d’Escoffier International Philadelphia, PA 1999-Present
Slow Food International Committee Philadelphia, PA 1990-Present



Temple University Philadelphia, PA Fall 2013
Culinary Institute of America Pastry Proficiency New York Fall 2007
Brown University Graduate School of Slavic Studies Providence, RI 1963-1965
Universidad de Madrid, Spain Madrid, Spain 1963
Ecole de l’Interpretariat de l’Université Catholique Paris, France 1960-1963
Ecole de Langues Orientales, Université de Paris Paris, France 1960-1963
Ecole des Hautes Etudes Politiques Paris, France 1960-1963
University of Zagreb Yugoslavia 1962
Oberschule Muenster, Germany 1959-1960
Lycée Balzac Tours, France 1953-1959



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  1. Oh Michele. I enjoyed our teensy visit when you sat next to us there on Walnut Street and we talked of food and love and lupus and music and the wonder of all of it ! I hope to contact you soon for a repeat performance and the opportunity to learn from a new fellow world traveler!

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