Sold Out Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 12+)

Sold Out Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 12+)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Kids Camp for Ages 12+
Days and Times: July 15-19, 10AM-3PM
Price: $325 per child
Availability: Sold Out
Our summer camps will nurture your favourite young chef with a week of learning, cooking, and eating! (Click for more) 

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: Couples Class!

If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

SOLD OUT Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

SOLD OUT Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

Instructor: Ching Li, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Kids Camp for Ages 8-11
Days and Times: July 22-26, 10AM-3PM
Price: $325 per child
Availability: Sold Out

Class Description:
Our summer camps will nurture your favourite young chef with a week of learning, cooking, and eating! (Click for more)

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: Couples Class!

If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

SOLD OUT Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

SOLD OUT Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef and sommelier
Class Type: Hands On Kids Camp for Ages 8-11
Days and Times: July 29-August 2, 10AM-3PM
Price: $325 per child
Availability: Sold Out

Class Description:
Our summer camps will nurture your favourite young chef with a week of learning, cooking, and eating! 

During their gastronomic education, your intrepid young cooks will learn knife skills, kitchen safety, and a variety of cooking techniques. Making everything from scratch, your munchkins will braise, roast and bake their way to a repertoire of recipes that are both practical and delicious.

Also on the menu - global cuisine, specialty ingredients, as well as potential walking adventures to local restaurants and businesses who share the philosophy that food is important...and also very fun! 

If you have any questions regarding this class, including whether we can accommodate your child's allergy or dietary restriction, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information at 403-265-6066, ext 1.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Pie and Pastry Making Workshop

Pie and Pastry Making Workshop

Instructor: Julie Van Rosendaal, food writer, cookbook author, pie aficionado
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person (includes an Emile Henry pie dish!) 
Availability: Available
Some people think baking is alchemy, and bakers are magicians. Others know that pie and pastry both have to do with the hands. From a baker’s hands emerge the telltale hearts of pastry, crumbling strata that melt or hang on lips and invite a darling’s dusting. In the hands of a baker, flour and butter are transformed from the mundane into the magical, 99 percent inspiration and one percent angels’ breath in the heat of the oven. Pie is not hard. Sift your flour and see how simple it is. Registrants in this class will take home an Emile Henry pie dish ($40 value).

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Get Them in the Kitchen! Kids' Cooking (Ages 8+)

Get Them in the Kitchen! Kids' Cooking (Ages 8+)

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner Manna Catering, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $65 per child
Availability: Available
The two of you have eaten so many meals together, and maybe even cooked a few together. Now, it's time to hand the whisk over to your kiddo! Today, Chef Chris takes your child through the creation of a simple meal, culminating in knowing that there is no “kid” food, only good food.

This is a hands-on class. As ever, please inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements upon booking. Children ages 8+, please! Limited registration.

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Uncover the mysteries of the simple, ancient cooking vessels known as tagines. Your intimate journey will take you through Morocco to better understand the subtleties of this traditional way of preparing stews. Slow-roasted meats and vegetables with exotic spice blends are transformed within the tagine into moist, luscious stews that will transport you to another time and place

Calgary Eats Book Launch

Calgary Eats Book Launch

Instructor: 
Gail Norton and Karen Ralph, authors of Calgary Eats

Class Type: Book Launch Party
Price: $50 per person (includes a copy of the book!) 
Availability: Available

Class Description:
Calgary Eats - the highly anticipated sequel to the bestselling cookbook Calgary Cooks - is a celebration one of Canada’s most exciting food scenes.

Home to a vibrant food community of local chefs, farmers and producers, our fair city has become one of the most exciting dining destinations in the country. Calgary Eats serves up a collection of 80 signature dishes by the city’s top chefs. With chef-tested recipes and stunning photography by Chris Amat, re-creating your favourite restaurant dishes has never been easier.

Join us as we raise glass and eat from the pages of this wonderful book - an essential addition to cookbook collections everywhere!

Registrants in this event will take home a copy of Calgary Eats: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Restaurants and Bars ($45 value).

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Pasta is just so satisfying! Is there a person alive who doesn’t like pasta? If that person exists, they haven’t tasted Melissa's hand-made delights. In this class, Melissa will walk students through the proper preparation of fresh pasta dough, then share some of the many possibilities for creative homemade stuffed pasta dishes. This is the perfect way for pasta lovers to while away an evening while expanding their repertoires.

Late Summer Stunners: Sips and Nibbles for an End-of-Summer Fête

Late Summer Stunners: Sips and Nibbles for an End-of-Summer Fête

Instructor: 
Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor

Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available

Class Description:
September is a wonderful time to gather with friends, and dine on the robust flavours that the end of summer brings to our plates. Join Sarah as she takes you through a selection of vibrant dishes that feature wonderful ingredients like sun ripened tomatoes and peppers. Enjoy a menu perfect for sharing, as we toast our stunning, albeit short-lived, Calgary summer!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Start From Scratch: Two Days of Breadmaking For Beginners

Start From Scratch: Two Days of Breadmaking For Beginners

Instructor: Gail Norton, co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks, cookbook author, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $110 per person - includes both days of the workshop
Availability: Available
Over the years, Gail has developed a thick crust – actually, a variety of crusts, thick and thin. And, starting now, so will you! A small investment of time and energy will load you up with enough bread-making technique and fabulous recipes to thrill you, your family and your friends for decades to come. (Click for more)

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Thai food wins over any crowd. It’s healthy yet rich in flavour, spicy without assaulting the palate, and it plays tastes and textures off one another with subtlety and finesse. Ching Li reveals how to achieve the signature notes of this, one of her favourite cuisines, through coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, cilantro and basil, lemongrass and ginger. Enjoy Ching's pan-Asian influences, and her delicious, contemporary take on the classics.

French Farmhouse Menu

French Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Judy and French food are like bread and cheese – you can experience one without the other, but why would you want to? Judy adores the rich flavours of the French countryside and is keen to share her understanding of them so you, too, can revel in these classic dishes at home.

Start From Scratch: Day Two

Start From Scratch: Day Two

Instructor: Gail Norton, co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks, cookbook author, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $110 per person - includes both days of the workshop
Availability: Available
Over the years, Gail has developed a thick crust – actually, a variety of crusts, thick and thin. And, starting now, so will you! A small investment of time and energy will load you up with enough bread-making technique and fabulous recipes to thrill you, your family and your friends for decades to come. (Click for more)

Italian Farmhouse Menu

Italian Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Judy is mad for the rustic foods of Europe, the dishes family cooks have been making for eons, based on seasonal local ingredients. In this class, she tackles Italian country cooking, those recipes travellers practically faint over as they’re describing them to you when they get back home. With Judy’s able assistance you’ll learn how to create your own dolce vita. Book early for this popular class! 

Perfecting Paella

Perfecting Paella

Instructor: Gail Norton, culinary instructor and co-owner of The Cookbook Co, and Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $120 per person (includes a paella pan!)
Availability: Available
Rice, saffron and olive oil is a magical combination. Spain knows it,we know it and Gail Norton knows it. In this hands-on class, she will guide you through the many different variations on a  classic dish that can evolve to suit your taste.  If the flavours of the Catalan call your name, why not answer? Sign up for this class and take home a paella pan of your very own! 

Vietnamese Cooking

Vietnamese Cooking

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
As a crossroads for travellers and traders between Burma, Indonesia, India, China and Thailand, Vietnam has developed a cuisine that's been influenced by the cooking traditions of all those countries as well as those of France. This rich history makes for fascinating and delicious eating, with an emphasis on freshness.  Ching will show you how to make specialties native to the villages of northern Vietnam. This is the food Ching's family and friends love - yours will, too.

Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup Book Party! A Celebration of Chef Gail Hall

Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup Book Party! A Celebration of Chef Gail Hall

Special Guests: Twyla Campbell, author, and Jon Hall, publisher
Class Type: Book Party
Price: $45 per person - includes a copy of the book!
Availability: Available
Join us for a celebration of Edmonton’s “first foodie” Chef Gail Hall, and this beautifully-written memoir of her extraordinary life. We’ll raise a glass and sample some of Gail’s favourites with author Twyla Cambell and publisher (and Gail’s husband) Jon Hall. Tickets to this event include a copy of the book Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

4-Hour Chocolate-Making Workshop with cōchu Chocolatier!

4-Hour Chocolate-Making Workshop with cōchu Chocolatier!

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Instructor: Anne Sellmer, Calgary chocolatier extraordinaire, cōchu chocolates
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
Dive into the world of chocolate. Learn the art of tempering and try your hand at making your own chocolate creations. 

We're so excited to be hosting a class with Anne Sellmer, award-winning Calgary chocolatier of cōchu chocolate! This 4-hour hands-on workshop will see you educated all about wonderful, wonderful chocolate - in theory, and in practice! You'll get to temper, taste, pipe, make lollipops, bark, fill shells, coat truffles, cut slabbed ganache, coat, dip and decorate various items. At the end, you'll be in chocolate heaven and ready to run home and get melting, filling, and dipping - and you'll take home some of your delicious projects from this class to share with all your chocolate-loving friends!

Please note that chocolate stains fabric. We provide aprons, but we encourage you to wear clothing that you don’t mind sacrificing to the sweet goddess of cacao!

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Squirrelling It Away: Preserving Workshop

Squirrelling It Away: Preserving Workshop

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person
Availability: Available
Join us as we explore techniques to stock your larder and preserve the bounty of the season. Pickles, jams, jellies, and more - begin your preserving journey, and allow your pantry to overflow, and supply you with flavour well through the winter months. 

Registrants in this class will take home 3 jars of preserves.

Tuesdays on Ice: Gin Cocktails and Tapas

Tuesdays on Ice: Gin Cocktails and Tapas

Instructors: Chris Halpin, chef instructor and owner of Manna Catering
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Who needs a better excuse to nosh on tapas and sip a cocktail than the fact it's a Tuesday? In this hands-on class, craft a variety of small bites meant to pair with beautiful, botanical gin-based cocktails. 

Weeknight Vegan

Weeknight Vegan

Instructor: Lisa Cheah, executive chef at Community Natural Foods, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Just like the title says, in this class, you’ll learn a menu full of vegan entrees that you’ll welcome into your regular weeknight meal rotation! Vegan cuisine doesn’t always inspire thoughts of comfort food, but Lisa will change that, inspiring you with delicious and hearty animal-free dishes.

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
So you want to have a few girlfriends over to swap tales and have some laughs. You’ll want to eat well, of course, and serve a few smashing cocktails. Chef Chris is a fabulous party-meister, with the secrets to many classic and new cocktails up his sleeve, and recipes for finger foods you’ll love to make and share, and sip! 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

A Practical Cake Decorating Workshop

A Practical Cake Decorating Workshop

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person
Availability: Available
Practice your piping skills to perfection in this class all about flinging frosting! Well, not flinging. You won't need to fling anymore: you'll have the know-how to delicately apply decorations. In this class learn how to pipe icing using a variety of tips, and pick up a range of cake (and cupcake) decorating techniques. 

Handmade Pasta: Linguine, Tagliatelle, and More!

Handmade Pasta: Linguine, Tagliatelle, and More!

Instructor: Melissa Kennedy, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability:  Available
Pasta is just so satisfying! Is there a person alive who doesn’t like pasta? If that person exists, they haven’t tasted Melissa's hand-made delights. In this class, Melissa will walk students through the proper preparation of fresh pasta dough, then share some of the many possibilities for creative homemade pasta dishes. This is the perfect way for pasta lovers to while away an evening while expanding their repertoires.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

The Heart of the Kitchen: Soups and Breads

The Heart of the Kitchen: Soups and Breads

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Nothing can be more soothing than a ladle full of piping hot soup.  When it's cold outside, stay warm with one of these comforting meals. Join Sarah in making homemade wholesome soups and delicious breads like biscuits, flatbread, and more, to nourish your family or impress your friends with casual entertaining.

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Thai food wins over any crowd. It’s healthy yet rich in flavour, spicy without assaulting the palate, and it plays tastes and textures off one another with subtlety and finesse. Ching Li reveals how to achieve the signature notes of this, one of her favourite cuisines, through coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, cilantro and basil, lemongrass and ginger. Enjoy Ching's pan-Asian influences, and her delicious, contemporary take on the classics.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Meat, Meet Beer! A Mixed Grill Menu with 4 Craft Beers

Meat, Meet Beer! A Mixed Grill Menu with 4 Craft Beers

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Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef, culinary instructor and 'beer guy' at Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for an eclectic seasonal mixed grill of meat with Chef Craig Westhaver, who is also the resident beer guy at Metrovino. Craig will pair a variety of delicious proteins with equally interesting and intriguing beers. It's going to be a hands-on night of meat, barley and possible mayhem - not to be missed!  

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Vietnamese Cooking

Vietnamese Cooking

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
As a crossroads for travellers and traders between Burma, Indonesia, India, China and Thailand, Vietnam has developed a cuisine that's been influenced by the cooking traditions of all those countries as well as those of France. This rich history makes for fascinating and delicious eating, with an emphasis on freshness.  Ching will show you how to make specialties native to the villages of northern Vietnam. This is the food Ching's family and friends love - yours will, too.

An Authentic Mexican Feast

An Authentic Mexican Feast

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Spicy and rib-sticking, Mexican cuisine may have been developed in a hot country but it's just as popular here, whether it's minus 35 or a soaring ... well,  plus 5.
Join classically French-trained and Mexican-born chef Luis as he goes beyond the cliched Tex-Mex fare we all know and love and into more authentic terrain for food that joyfully jolts everybody's palate.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Handmade Asian Dumplings

Handmade Asian Dumplings

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Students from Ching's classes have loved her dumplings so much they asked for a class just featuring them - so here it is! Join Ching for a journey of discovery into these delicious little parcels of flavour, and learn just how weeknight meal-worthy dumplings can be. Expand your dumpling making skills - life will never be more yummy!

Duchess at Home Cookbook Launch

Duchess at Home Cookbook Launch

Instructor: Giselle Courteau, bestselling author of Duchess Bake Shop, co-owner of Duchess Bake Shop
Class Type: Book Launch Party
Price: $55 per person, includes a copy of the book
Availability: Available
A cookbook of delectable, comforting, French-inspired fare for home cooks and Francophiles everywhere, from the bestselling author of Duchess Bake Shop. (Click for more.)

Confident Cooking I

Confident Cooking I

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person (see special price below for both sessions!)
Availability: Available
Want to gain confidence in the kitchen? Join Luis as he guides you through a series of basics that will build your confidence and set you on your way to being a better cook. In this first of two sessions you will learn a series of techniques, including knife skills, braising, roasting, the best ways to build depth of flavour, and how to expertly handle produce and proteins. Book both sessions in the Confident Cooking series (October 23 & October 30) for a reduced fee of $170!

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Grown-Up & Kids Class

Grown-Up & Kids Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, culinary instructor, chef/owner of Manna Catering
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $65 per person (e.g. $130 for one grown-up and one child)
Availability: Available
The two of you have eaten so many meals together, and maybe even cooked a few - and now, it's time to cook something new, together! Today, Chef Chris takes you and your child through the creation of a simple meal, culminating in knowing that there is no “kid” food and ”adult” food, only good food. This is a hands-on class. As ever, please inform us of any food allergies upon booking. Children ages 8+, please! Limited registration.

Le Grand Fromage! A Cheese-Forward Menu

Le Grand Fromage! A Cheese-Forward Menu

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Cheese - milk’s leap towards immortality. Need we say more? This class is for those of us who love everything salty, sharp, sweet, tangy, oozy and gooey about le grand fromage. Join us as we highlight delicious ways to cook with cheese, from starter to dessert.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Off the Pages of The Ottolenghi Collection

Off the Pages of The Ottolenghi Collection

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person - includes a copy of the Ottolenghi book of your choice!
Availability: Available
Every so often there is a cook that changes the way you cook. Matthew cooks a LOT, and Ottolenghi's books have inspired him for years. Come and get hands-on with a menu from his six books, eat until you're stuffed, and then and choose which one to take home.

Lasagna from Scratch Workshop

Lasagna from Scratch Workshop

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person - includes an Emile Henry baking dish!
Availability: Available
Join us in a hands-on workshop to learn the ins, outs, and layers of this classic hearty dish. There are many lasagna recipes in the world, but we love Sarah’s, and we know you will, too. Make the noodles, make the ragout, and build a lasagna in your new Emile Henry dish for you to bake and share. Of course, we won’t send you away hungry - after all, what’s Italian cooking without a little tasting, and a little wine?

The Munchy Munch Cookbook Launch

The Munchy Munch Cookbook Launch

Instructor: 
Pierre Lamielle, chef, illustrator, award-winning cookbook author

Class Type: Book Launch Party
Price: $35 for one adult and one child (includes a copy of the book), $5 per additional guest
Availability: Available

Class Description:
What makes good food taste good? A team of tastes and flavors of course!

Fun illustrations and quirky characters bring the kitchen to life. Join Pierre Lamielle on a kitchen adventure as he introduces you to the Munchy Munchy Gang, a team of characters here to educate kids on the art of cooking and the range of flavors they'll encounter. Learn how to make over 28 different recipes, including ketchup, pancakes, and other kid favorites with simpleinstructions and illustrations for every step. Pierre's characters make complex cooking theories, like balancing the five tastes, accessible to kids of all ages. The perfect manual for a budding chef!

Join us for a fun afternoon as we celebrate Pierre, and enjoy a few bites from the Munchy Munch pages.

Registrants in this event will take home a copy of The Munchy Munch Cookbook for Kids: Essential Skills and Recipes Every Young Chef Should Know ($30 value).

Confident Cooking II

Confident Cooking II

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person (See special price below for both sessions!)
Availability: Available
Want to gain confidence in the kitchen? Join Luis as he guides you through a series of basics that will build your confidence and set you on your way to being a better cook. In this second session of the Confident Cooking series, you will learn more techniques, including proper methods of searing, sauteeing and poaching. Dive even deeper into ways to build those deep, complex flavours that have been just out of reach, and leave with a new-found kitchen confidence. You can start planning the dinner party now! Book both sessions in the Confident Cooking series (October 23 and October 30) for a reduced fee of $170!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Handmade Asian Noodles

Handmade Asian Noodles

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Making noodles from scratch might sound daunting, but once you learn how, you will have a whole new appreciation for how tasty fresh homemade noodles are! Join Ching as she guides you through preparing - and eating - a variety of Asian noodles in this exceptionally delicious class.

One Bowl Wonders: Winter Warmers

One Bowl Wonders: Winter Warmers

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
If you’ve spent any time in our store, you know that we love bowls. Big bowls, tiny bowls, bowls of all shapes, there’s just something so satisfying about eating from them. Join us as we learn how to layer flavours to create feel-good and nourishing one-bowl wonders that will keep you warm all winter long.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

A Five-Hour French Pastry Workshop: Ways with Pâte à Choux

A Five-Hour French Pastry Workshop: Ways with Pâte à Choux

Instructor: Salvador Valdes, culinary instructor and pastry chef
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person
Availability: Available
Paht-ah-shoe? More like pâte à who! Don’t be intimidated by these unfamiliar words - we’re talking cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles and gougeres! In this class, master the art of making choux paste and learn different ways to deploy it. Your next dinner party will finish off with a bang! That is, a delicious French pastry dessert.

Molesini Tuscan Wine Dinner

Molesini Tuscan Wine Dinner

Instructor: 
Marco Molesini of Molesini Enoteca, Judy Wood of Meez Cuisine and Gail Norton of The Cookbook Co.

Class Type: Specialty Dinner
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available

Class Description:
Molesini Enoteca is one of the most respected wine shops in Tuscany. During the last 16 years of Culinary Escapes to Italy, Judy and Gail have been exploring Tuscan wines with Marco Molesini. We have been inviting Marco to visit us in Canada, and he is finally coming!

Judy and Gail are planning the menu, and Marco is planning the wine! He will be presenting a tasting of 9 exclusive Brunello, Barolo and other wines that are not available in Alberta. 

Marco is quite comfortable with a glass in hand - here is your chance to experience his charm outside of Tuscany accompanied by Gail and Judy’s delicious food. 

In 2017, Molesini launched the Molesini Wine Club and there will be an opportunity to arrange shipping these exclusive Tuscan wines, and others, to your doorstep.

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $145 per person, includes a tagine ($120 value)
Availability: Available
Uncover the mysteries of the simple, ancient cooking vessels known as tagines. Your intimate journey will take you through Morocco to better understand the subtleties of this traditional way of preparing stews. Slow-roasted meats and vegetables with exotic spice blends are transformed within the tagine into moist, luscious stews that will transport you to another time and place

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Pasta is just so satisfying! Is there a person alive who doesn’t like pasta? If that person exists, they haven’t tasted Melissa's hand-made delights. In this class, Melissa will walk students through the proper preparation of fresh pasta dough, then share some of the many possibilities for creative homemade stuffed pasta dishes. This is the perfect way for pasta lovers to while away an evening while expanding their repertoires.

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
So you want to have a few girlfriends over to swap tales and have some laughs. You’ll want to eat well, of course, and serve a few smashing cocktails. Chef Chris is a fabulous party-meister, with the secrets to many classic and new cocktails up his sleeve, and recipes for finger foods you’ll love to make and share, and sip! 

German Food and Wine Rager!

German Food and Wine Rager!

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor, and Al Drinkle of Metrovino
Class Type: Specialty Dinner
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
Sarah and Al are back, and better than ever! Join these two food and wine enthusiasts for an evening devoted to the flavours of Germany. Somewhat of a follow-up to the popular specialty dinner these two hosted last season - Around the World with Riesling - Sarah and Al will take you on a tour German cuisine and the different types of wine to match. We suspect Riesling will make a significant reprise in this delicious evening. Join us!

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Thai food wins over any crowd. It’s healthy yet rich in flavour, spicy without assaulting the palate, and it plays tastes and textures off one another with subtlety and finesse. Ching Li reveals how to achieve the signature notes of this, one of her favourite cuisines, through coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, cilantro and basil, lemongrass and ginger. Enjoy Ching's pan-Asian influences, and her delicious, contemporary take on the classics.

Risotto and Prosecco: Fast Foods, Fast Friends

Risotto and Prosecco: Fast Foods, Fast Friends

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Two of our favourite Italians - in one room! While we enjoy each of these iconic Italian staples on their own, there are few greater delights than when they come together. Join us as we sample different varieties of prosecco, and sip while you stir. This class will include recipes and techniques for creating four different riffs on risotto. And of course, you'll learn the techniques you'll need for a successful risotto, every time. We'll also teach you the secrets of making risotto in advance, so you can entertain your guests away from the stovetop. 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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Italian Farmhouse Menu

Italian Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Judy is mad for the rustic foods of Europe, the dishes family cooks have been making for eons, based on seasonal local ingredients. In this class, she tackles Italian country cooking, those recipes travellers practically faint over as they’re describing them to you when they get back home. With Judy’s able assistance you’ll learn how to create your own dolce vita. Book early for this popular class! 

French Farmhouse Menu

French Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Judy and French food are like bread and cheese – you can experience one without the other, but why would you want to? Judy adores the rich flavours of the French countryside and is keen to share her understanding of them so you, too, can revel in these classic dishes at home.

Perfecting Paella

Perfecting Paella

Instructor: Gail Norton, culinary instructor and co-owner of The Cookbook Co, and Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $120 per person (includes a paella pan!)
Availability: Available
Rice, saffron and olive oil is a magical combination. Spain knows it,we know it and Gail Norton knows it. In this hands-on class, she will guide you through the many different variations on a  classic dish that can evolve to suit your taste.  If the flavours of the Catalan call your name, why not answer? Sign up for this class and take home a paella pan of your very own! 

The Cookbook Co. Cooks 35th Anniversary Party!!!

The Cookbook Co. Cooks 35th Anniversary Party!!!

Class Type: Party! Party! Party!
Price: $25 per person
Availability: Available

Class Description:
In the blink of an eye, we’re 35 years old! The last standing independent cookbook store in Canada, we invite you to join in this night of food, wine, music and revelry. More details to come, but for now, mark your calendar - your dance card, belly and heart will be full!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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Vietnamese Cooking

Vietnamese Cooking

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
As a crossroads for travellers and traders between Burma, Indonesia, India, China and Thailand, Vietnam has developed a cuisine that's been influenced by the cooking traditions of all those countries as well as those of France. This rich history makes for fascinating and delicious eating, with an emphasis on freshness.  Ching will show you how to make specialties native to the villages of northern Vietnam. This is the food Ching's family and friends love - yours will, too.

Sushi-Making

Sushi-Making

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Fresh, healthy, flavourful and unique - Japanese cuisine is both comforting and refined. Join trained chef and Japanese food enthusiast Luis Obregon for an evening learning about and preparing authentic sushi dishes.

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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Morning Kids Christmas Baking Ages 8+

Morning Kids Christmas Baking Ages 8+

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $65 per child
Availability: Available
Kids grow up so fast! Before you know it, they’ll be wearing ill-fitting clothes, getting tattoos and moving out. Treat them to a sweet morning of baking for the holiday season with Chef Matthew, who makes some of yummiest treats around. Your youngsters can then show off their newly refined talent at all of your holiday soirées and bake exchanges - a holiday win-win! Minimum age is 8 years.

Afternoon Kids Christmas Baking Ages 8+

Afternoon Kids Christmas Baking Ages 8+

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $65 per child
Availability: Available
Kids grow up so fast! Before you know it, they’ll be wearing ill-fitting clothes, getting tattoos and moving out. Treat them to a sweet morning of baking for the holiday season with Chef Matthew, who makes some of yummiest treats around. Your youngsters can then show off their newly refined talent at all of your holiday soirées and bake exchanges - a holiday win-win! Minimum age is 8 years.

The Florentine Cooks Again: Dinner with Allan

The Florentine Cooks Again: Dinner with Allan

Instructor: Allan Shewchuk, Italophile and great cook
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $110 per person
Availability: Available
This class hardly needs pitching - it'll be Calgary's revered voice of Florentinian cuisine, Allan Shewchuk, returning for a menu of his greatest hits. Whether you know Allan from his past classes, his long-running City Palate column, or maybe you met him in Italy, you'll know that his wit, his style, and his way with the flavours of Southern Italy are not to be missed. Book now before it’s too late - regret is a dish best not served at all!

Christmas in Paris: A Bistro-Style Menu for a French Holiday Fête

Christmas in Paris: A Bistro-Style Menu for a French Holiday Fête

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, culinary instructor, and sommelier
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Like many chefs, Luis likes to re-interpret traditional cuisine by peeling it down to its essentials and then shaking them about. The results are often surprising and always delectable. Learn how to think like a kitchen inventor by observing and working alongside this master. This holiday season, let your own creativity wander well beyond the pages of your recipe book! 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres: Make-Ahead Appetizers for the Prepared Host

Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres: Make-Ahead Appetizers for the Prepared Host

Instructor: Chris Halpin, culinary instructor and chef/owner of Manna Catering
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person 
Availability: Available
Who wants to spend his or her own party in a tizzy, unable to chat with guests because the appetizers must be monitored and maintained? Get ultimate control by learning how to do most of the prep well in advance. Instead of bustling about in a panic at the last minute, you'll be pouring yourself a nice drink and casually flipping through your playlists for the perfect mood music.

Marvellous Meatballs

Marvellous Meatballs

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef, culinary instructor and 'beer guy' at Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Meatballs! They make an amazing appetizer, substantial snack, and a mighty main course. Join us for a eclectic menu starring these flavour vehicles, with our favourite meat and beer man, chef Craig Westhaver. We cannot promise he will not do his Swedish chef impersonation - you’ve been warned.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: TBD
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

Morning Christmas Baking

Morning Christmas Baking

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Christmas is coming and you’ll be danged if you once again make those cookies that everybody expects from you but nobody eats. There’s a world of irresistible baked goods out there and you have only to spend a few hours with us to make true and lasting contact. Expand your arsenal of sweet treats, the perfect little pieces of holiday cheer! 

Afternoon Christmas Baking

Afternoon Christmas Baking

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Christmas is coming and you’ll be danged if you once again make those cookies that everybody expects from you but nobody eats. There’s a world of irresistible baked goods out there and you have only to spend a few hours with us to make true and lasting contact. Expand your arsenal of sweet treats, the perfect little pieces of holiday cheer!