Hands-On Classes



A Taste of Spain - Colourful Culinary Celebration

Spanish cuisine, as colourful as the country is large, may be among the most varied and interesting in the world.  

Since before the Romans, the Iberian Peninsula has received influence from many culture and regions and its gastronomy has evolved along with each century, each invasion and each conquest.

 Join us and put your hands and taste buds on some classic dishes, flagships of the country’s culinary scene. This class includes a recipe booklet, a 3 course meal with wine pairing or non-alcoholic beverage and take home your own box of authentic Persian saffron (1 gr)!

 

Format: Hands on
Length: 3 hours

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TS-CCC-19-07 Hernandez-Alarcon 8/10 - 8/10 Sa 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $123.95 View
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TS-CCC-19-09 Hernandez-Alarcon 10/4 - 10/4 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View

A Twist on Sushi - Move over California roll

Sushi doesn’t means raw fish here. Absolutely not! We are making contemporary sushi – Alberta style.
This class will teach you the fundamental techniques of making sushi, cooking and seasoning the rice, but with an array of local ingredients that will spark the artistic side within you, and keeping you rolling!


On the menu: Braised pulled pork rolls, creative salads and grilled vegetables, personalized array of nigiri and original dips.

You will also have a  chance to put your own twist on some sweet spoons of black rice with choices of caramelized exotic fruits blowtorched "minute"  garnish with crispy lemongrass coconut meringue. The experience is yours to create! 

This class includes a recipe booklet, a sushi style dinner with wine sampling, and your own sushi mat to take home!


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Class length:
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TOS-19-09 Tsang 9/21 - 9/21 Sa 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $123.95 View

A Wok Through Asia

Take a Wok Through Asia with Expert Chef Instructor Jeff Matthews and discover what makes this corner of our planet’s cuisine so unique.

Full of intense flavour, Asia is one of the most vibrant, colorful, eclectic and diverse cuisines in the world. Join us in this fun 3-hour class and be ready to get your taste buds tantalized in this flavorful journey.

This class includes a recipe booklet, a 3 course meal with wine pairing or non-alcoholic beverage and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!

 Class format: Hands-On
Class length: 3 hours

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Around The Mediterranean

Take a seat "Around the Mediterranean" and get ready to roll up your sleeves and create classic dishes inspired by flavours of the Mediterranean coast and that are surprisingly easy to make.

This class includes a recipe booklet, a three course meal with wine sampling, and take home your own box of authentic Persian saffron (1 gr)

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Artisan Breads

Take your breads to the next level as we experience classics like baguettes and sourdough.  Understand how different times and temperatures create fantastically different products. Learn how to correctly shape loaves and how to use your home oven as both a proofer and baking hearth for artisan breads.


This 2 day class includes a recipe booklet, light meal, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!


Class format: hands-on
Class length:
 2 day class (2x 3 hours)




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Best of Brunch

Start the day with mimosas and learn some secret twists on eggs Benedict, some unique savoury tarts, creative Pavlova and more...


Hands-On class includes customized kitchen utensil, recipe booklet, wine, coffee or tea and a full brunch.

Class format: hands-on
Class length:
3 hours 

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Cakes!
This two days class will get you to create from scratch your very own delicious and gorgeous cakes. From delicate mousse cakes to dense cakes that can be stacked, you will learn how to layer, flavour and decorate them. We will use a variety of icings, glazes and finishings, like buttercream, chantilly cream and chocolate ganache. This two days class includes a recipe book, light meal and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!

Class format:
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Class length:
7 hours (2 days)


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FO13-19-03 Fudge 8/21 - 8/22 We Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $198.00 View

Cheese Making Workshop Level I

Milks, starters, coagulants and salt - get the basics and understand how to transform these ingredients into complex edible delights. 

This workshop is a combination of hands-on and demonstrations on the basics of cheese making. Some of the recipes include ricotta, creme fraiche, cultured butter, mozzarella, and paneer.


This class includes a recipe booklet, light meal and a customized kitchen utensil to take home.


Class format: hands-on
Class length:
 3 hours




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CM1-19-06 Fudge 7/20 - 7/20 Sa 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM $123.95 View
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Cocina Mexicana

Join us for this one of a kind authentic Mexican cuisine workshop!
Learn the secrets behind a true Guacamole and Salsa Fresca, make your own corn boat and put your hands on fresh authentic Mexican dishes such as Chalupas de Chorizo, Enchiladas de Pollo, Churros and more.

This class includes a special cocktail, a three course meal with wine pairings, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home. 

Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours

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CAD-CM-19-09 Hernandez-Alarcon 9/19 - 9/19 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View

Cooking 101

Are you eager to build a good knowledge base and get inspired in your own kitchen? This 4 class program a fantastic way to do it. 

This course is designed to help you sharpen your cooking skills and to better understand the science behind the heat.

Confidence is the key to the kitchen door and our veteran chef will guide you in all the steps to get there.

Each week will focus on specific fundamental skills that will provide you with all the necessary tools to create fantastic dishes from starter to finish.

Week #1 (3 hours) – Breaking the ice

1. To your blade: Understanding knifes and their use
2. 
The essencial: Creating flavorful stocks from scratch
3. The spark: 
Fabulous world of small plates and intense soups
4. 
Perfect balance: OMG dressing | Emulsified sauces 

Week #2 (3 hours) – Wheat and water

1. Introduction to fish and Shellfish
2. 
Less is more: Bisque and sauces
3. 
Poach that fish: the art of keeping it moist
4. 
Mash it down: Looks like mash, taste like..  whoa!

Week #3 (3 hours) – Putting your act together

1. Mastering your meat: what to get and how to cook it
2. 
ABC of potatoes: from gratin to sauce
3. 
Finish your veggies: from candied to braised
4. 
Risotto and beyond: Going nut for that grain

Week #4 (3 hours) – Short and sweet

1. Understanding your crusts
2. Curds & Creams: 2 techniques, endless applications
3. French pastry in less then 10 minutes
4. The art of caramelizing: the finishing touch

Class Format: Hands On / Demonstration
Class length: 12 hours (4 classes of 3 hours each)

All 4 classes includes a meal and a beverage. Please feel free to bring one of your own knife on the very first day  for the sharpening session.



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CK101-19-04 Hernandez-Alarcon 9/3 - 9/23 Mo Tu 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $399.00 View

Curing | Smoking | Brining | Grilling - The fundamentals

This 3 1/2 hours workshop will provide you with all the necessary tools to master your grilling and smoking experiments!

Our instructor will teach you the purpose of brining and curing, the difference between hot or cold smoke as well as the perfect temperature and technique for properly using your grill/BBQ at home.

You will also learn about different woods and spices for distinct smoking flavour, how to make your own bacon, smoking spices, rubs and more.

This class includes a recipe booklet, a meal with wine sampling and your own customized kitchen utensil to take home! 

Class format: hands-on/ Hands Off with demonstrations
Class length:
 3 1/2 hours




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CSBGF-19-06 Hernandez-Alarcon 7/28 - 7/28 Su 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM $159.00 View

Easy Thai

Thailand's unique blends of hot and sweet, sour and salty, make its food utterly different from that of its neighbours, even though many of the ingredients are the same.

From appetizer to dessert, you will unveil all secrets along with tips, tools, and techniques that will enable you to easily bring delectable Thai dishes to your table! 

This class includes a recipe book, three-course meal with wine pairing, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home! 

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ET-19-09 Tsang 10/19 - 10/19 Sa 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $123.95 View

Everything Chocolate

Why not explore the world of everything chocolate in this delicious and informative class? Master the art of making chocolate mousse, truffles, ganache, and sauces.


Try your hand at tempering (a professional technique used for setting). You’ll learn how chocolate is grown and made while tasting a variety of exquisite chocolates from around the world.

This class includes a recipe booklet, a light meal and your very own chocolate cake to take home!

Class format:
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Class length:
3 hours



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Flaky Viennoiserie

The magic of  croissants, danishes, turnovers, and puff pastry is revealed in this hands-on workshop that demonstrates the technique of layering yeast leavened dough with butter.

You will learn how to get the most flavour and flakiness out of your products, and understand everything you'll need to repeat the success at home.

This class includes a recipe booklet, a light meal and a customized kitchen utensil to take home.

 

Previous experience with bread making is recommended for this class.

Class format: hands-on
Class length:
3 to 3.5 hours




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From New Delhi with love..

The origin of the word "curry" is believed to come from the Tamil word "kari" meaning a spiced sauce or stew..

This class will guide through the making of great spice mixes and classic East Indian dishes such as lamb curry, Tandoori, and vegetables pakoras. Learn the secrets of great chutney, spicy lentil dip and more...


This class includes a recipe booklet, a three-course meal with wine sampling or non-alcoholic beverage, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!


Class format:
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Class length:
3 hours

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FND-19-07 Hernandez-Alarcon 7/12 - 7/12 Fr 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM $123.95 View
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FND-19-08 Hernandez-Alarcon 8/24 - 8/24 Sa 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $123.95 View
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FND-19-09 Hernandez-Alarcon 9/20 - 9/20 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View

Gluten-Free Baking

Breads, cookies, cakes and beautiful desserts are all within reach of anyone wanting to avoid gluten. With simple ingredients and minimal substitutes, this class is packed with techniques, resources and recipes that are virtually endless.

This class includes a recipe book, light gluten-free meal, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!


Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours



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FO17-19-03 Fudge 10/16 - 10/16 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View

Herbs and Spices of the World

Take a tour around the world of herbs and spices in three hours. Learn and experiment with what a few leaves and special seeds can bring to your plate. Spice up your life!

This class includes a recipe book, a three-course meal with wine sampling, and take home your own box of authentic Persian saffron (1 gr)!


Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours

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CAD6-19-02 Hernandez-Alarcon 9/6 - 9/6 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View

Indochine

A territory formerly known as "French Indochina", located between India and China, Indochine's very unique ingredients are constantly inspiring many talented professional chefs. This class will give you a chance to explore its amazing array of flavours and you will learn to create simple and flavourful dishes that will trigger your own culinary expression.


This class includes a recipe book, a three-course meal with wine sampling or an non-alcohol beverages, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!


Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours

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CAD3-19-05 Tsang 10/5 - 10/5 Sa 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM $123.95 View

Made in France

"Joie de Vivre" can be explained in words....but we prefer to tell you with food!!! This class will explore the four elements of France's culinary traditions that have finally earned a spot on UNESCO's world heritage list.

This class includes a recipe book, a three-course meal with wine sampling, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!

Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours

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MIF-19-06 Hernandez-Alarcon 7/5 - 7/5 Fr 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View
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MIF-19-09 Hernandez-Alarcon 10/24 - 10/24 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View

Moroccan Flair

From couscous to tagine, learn the essentials of a simple yet exotic Moroccan meal. Practice your skills and create your own customized spice blend under the watchful eye of our professional chef.


This class includes a recipe book, a three-course meal with wine sampling or a non-alcoholic beverage, and take home your own box of authentic Persian saffron (1 gr)!


Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours

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MF-19-06 Hernandez-Alarcon 9/26 - 9/26 Th 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View

Perfect Pies and Tarts

Looking to master that ever elusive perfect pie crust? It’s closer than you think.


Learn to get it right every time, and with every filling, in this hands-on class that will have you making pies, tarts, galettes and tortes like a pro.

This class includes a recipe booklet, a customized kitchen utensil to take home and a light meal.

Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours



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Simply Italian

Roll up your sleeves and fill your plate with great Italian classics. Simplicity is the foundation of Italian cuisine and it relies mainly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

This class includes a recipe book, a three-course meal with wine sampling or a non-alcoholic beverage, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!

Class format: hands-on
Class length:
3 hours

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Spanish Tapas

This class will explore the creative world of tapas and what it has become. Originally, tapas (from the spanish verb tapar meaning "to cover") was a slice of bread, usually topped with cured meats, placed atop one's glass of sweet wine to prevent attracting fruit flies. Using only the freshest ingredients, you will learn how to prepare, compose and present an assortment of tasty bites that will get your friends talking and wanting more!

This class includes a recipe book, a Spanish-style diner with wine sampling or a non-alcoholic beverage, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!


Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours

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Stocks and Sauces and more
Great sauces would not exist without great stocks! This class will bring an end to the mystery behind amazing sauces. You will learn how to make perfect stocks and an array of amazing sauces that will take your own home cooking to a completely new height!
Learn the secrets of "glace de viande" and how to use stock to enhance braised vegetables or meat. Discover the magic a perfect cream sauce adds to any dish and learn how to complement your favorite fish delight with the perfect vegetable sauce.
Beware, sauces are addictive — use and reduce with caution!
This class includes a recipe booklet and a light meal with a glass of wine.

Class format:
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Class length:
3 hours

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SS-19-04 Hernandez-Alarcon 9/7 - 9/7 Sa 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM $123.95 View

Table for two

Leave the kids at home and the day behind!

Get your hands dirty in this exclusive cooking experience for which we have designed a menu with both of you in mind. Working side by side, combine your talents by plating your own dinner to be paired with some carefully chosen wines — and don't worry, we'll take care of the dishes.

This class includes a recipe booklet, a three-course meal with wine sampling or a non-alcoholic beverage, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!

Please note that registration fee is per person.

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Class length:
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The Cutting Edge - Knife Skills

Join us and be ready to sharpen your knife skills!

This class focuses on understanding the use of knives in the kitchen as well as keeping them sharp. You will learn to properly dice, chop and slice in an array of different styles for different functions and great eye appeal and learn about fish filleting as well as slicing other proteins. From there, you will be cooking and plating your creations in a way that will make you look like a pro!

This class includes a recipe book, light meal with wine sampling or non-alcoholic beverage and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!

Class format: hands-on
Class length: 3 hours

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Veggie Power

This class is more than just a veggie party.

It is an awakening of flavours, textures, a new approach on composition, and an introduction to techniques whereby you will not just learn "how to" make things.  Whether with veggies, grains your mind will be forever sparked  by the "what if" factor, as you gain a new appreciation for the power of vegetables on your plate.

This class includes a recipe handout, a three-course meal with wine sampling or a non-alcoholic beverage, and a customized kitchen utensil to take home!

Class format:
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Class length:
3 hours

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CAD7-19-04 Hernandez-Alarcon 10/2 - 10/2 We 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM $123.95 View