The Quillec family, including owners Joanne and Patrick, of the award-winning Café Provence restaurant just around the corner in the Shops of Prairie Village, opened French Market in 2013.
French Market is based on the epiceries and traiteurs of France— independent artisanal stores offering made-from-scratch foods ready to be enjoyed at home.
We offer a wide range of prepared grab-and-go food items and artisanal foods, as well as freshly prepared crêpes, sandwiches, soups, salads, tapas, charcuterie, beer, wine, and cocktails in the Café at French Market.
We also feature an array of French imports, premium home goods, vintage items, cookbooks, gifts, and more.
Noah Quillec, Manager
Noah re-joined the family business in 2017 when he returned to Kansas City after spending several years in the Bay Area. He gained his deep love of cheese and gourmet foods while working at Market Hall Foods in Oakland/Berkeley and is now our resident cheesemonger, and so much more.
As the manager at the French Market, Noah is passionate about delivering a delightful experience to every customer that walks in the door. He has helped make the French Market everything it is today and has big plans for the future!
Philip Quillec, Executive Chef
Chef Phillip has been Executive Chef at Café Provence for nearly 10 years, during which time the restaurant has been named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. seven times.
Before returning to lead the kitchen at his family’s restaurant, he worked at several Michelin Star Restaurants in France — L’Auberge de La Charme in Dijon, France, and Le Cilantro in Arles, France — as well as Cassis Modern Bistro in Leawood, Le Petanque Brasserie in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and The Fairmont Hotel on the Plaza in Kansas City. He was named one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America.
In addition to leading the award-winning kitchen staff at Cafe Provence, Philip oversees menu development and preparation at French Market.
Hannah Quillec, Social Media Manager
Hannah joined the family business in 2020 when she returned to Kansas City after spending several years in Chicago. She previously worked as a digital project manager at advertising and design agencies in both Kansas City and Chicago. Hannah now manages all of our catering and events at French Market and handles our Instagram and Facebook pages. She enjoys highlighting all of the exciting things we do at French Market and engaging with the community in Kansas City.
Amy Beeman, Pastry Chef
A KC native and Mizzou graduate, Amy Beeman has devoted over a decade to honing her culinary skills in both Kansas City and Boston. Learning through experience and experimentation, Amy started at the local Dolce Bakery, before stepping up to become Executive Pastry Chef at Boston’s South End Buttery. Less than three years later, she accepted the position of Pastry Chef de Cuisine under renowned Pastry Chef and James Beard nominee Maura Kilpatrick at Sofra Bakery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While at Sofra, she focused on Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spices and ingredients to create desserts from those regions with a modern twist.
During her time in Boston, Amy shared her knowledge and love of pastry through teaching classes and sharing recipes on the Boston Chefs website. Since returning to Kansas City, Amy worked as Pastry Chef at the Rieger, before joining the wonderful team at Café Provence and French Market in 2019. When not in the kitchen, you’ll find Amy exploring the vibrant culinary scene in Kansas City with her husband, Jon, reading all the truck books with her toddler, Henry or snuggling on the couch with her dog, Milly while watching The Great British Baking Show.
Claire Heiman, Head Baker
Born and raised in Kansas City, Claire’s love of baking began at a young age with her grandma showing her how to make cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats for birthdays and holidays. Claire travelled to France with her high school French Club where she was introduced to the delicious world of French pastry. While earning a degree in Microbiology from the University of Kansas, Claire worked for two years at Alchemy Bakehouse in Lawrence where she took her home baking to the next level. Since graduating, Claire spent time as an au pair in Italy fueling her passion for European pastries and cuisine.
Claire joined French Market in March 2021 and has since learned so much working with the pastry team. Claire loves all the excitement around holidays and having the opportunity to use her creativity to help create new recipes. She especially loves making the opera cake and brioche bread. While not baking, Claire enjoys cooking at home, pilates, finding the best gems at thrift stores, and trying new restaurants with friends.
Eric Michael, Chef de Cuisine
Eric is a Kansas native who recently relocated to Kansas City to be closer to family. Previously, he worked as a chef for more than 10 years in Chicago. He was Chef de Cuisine at Dusek’s Board and Beer when it was awarded a Michelin star, as well as opening Chef de Cuisine at Brass Heart, which was named one of Chicago’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Before returning to Kansas City, he was Corporate Executive Chef for Four Corners hospitality group, overseeing 11 unique properties in Chicago. (He even appeared on an episode of Iron Chef as a sous chef in the 2018 Thanksgiving episode.)
In his spare time, Eric enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, and reading cookbooks.
Lindsey Craft, Assistant Manager
Lindsay relocated to Kansas City with her family from Colorado in 2020. After a career in opera, she found her way into the hospitality industry, first in craft coffee and then restaurant management.
Lindsay heads the specialty food and coffee program at French Market, curating
all the great products French Market offers and sharing that knowledge with our staff.
Liezel Irby, Front Counter Supervisor
Liezel has been with the French Market for over 3 years. Before working at the French Market, Liezel owned a small sewing business in her hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon relocating back to Kansas City, she joined up with the French Market.
In her earlier days at the French Market, Liezel enjoyed making and serving our customers fresh and delicious crêpes and mastering the art of a crêperie. Having lived in different countries and being an avid foodie, Liezel loves nothing more than talking about food, cooking, and her family.
Allison Crumley, Office Manager
Allison was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri where she attended a full immersion French school. After completing her bachelors degree in pyschology at UMKC, she used her French language acquisition to teach children in the same setting as the Librarian at Académie Lafayette.
While studying for her degree and raising her daughter, Allison started working in the service industry. She joined the French Market just over a year ago and enjoys using her French when interacting with guests and reading up on new products. When not at work, Allison enjoys spending time with her daughter and puppy on walks or curled up on the couch watching a Marvel movie.
We are proud to partner with local farmers, suppliers, and premium artisans, including:
Long Lost Cold Brew
Green Dirt Farm
City Bitty Farm
Foods in Season
Arrowhead Specialty Meats
Paris Brothers Specialty Foods
North American Meats
Euro Gourmet Fine Foods
Scavuzzo’s Premium Foodservice
Press & Awards
KCUR Food Critics: The Best French Food in Kansas City
Feast Magazine: At Its New Prairie Village Location, French Market Offers an Expanded Retail Store, Menu and More
Feast Magazine: The French Market Adds Dining Room and Full Bar in Prairie Village Shops
The Independent: The Dish with Ann – French Market
Kansas City Magazine: Paris of the Plains – French Market
Feast Magazine: Prairie Village’s French Market Sells Products from Cafe Provence
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6943 TOMAHAWK ROAD
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS
THE SHOPS OF PRAIRIE VILLAGE
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY
[WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS]
Join us for lunch and dinner just around the corner at our award-winning sister restaurant, Cafe Provence.