Off the Menu of Sidewalk Citizen

Off the Menu of Sidewalk Citizen

Instructor: Colin Metcalfe, chef Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
You come to Sidewalk Citizen for Aviv Fried's heavenly sourdough bread - you stay for Colin Metcalfe's delicious daily menu creations (and Aviv's heavenly sourdough bread). In this class, learn the art of amazing ingredients combined simply to yield some of the best breakfast and lunch fare Calgary has to offer. 
Menu to include - 
​​​​​​​marinated olives
hummus with spiced lamb & tahini sauce
israeli salad
shakshuka: eggs poached in a spicy roast pepper & tomato sauce with feta cheese, fresh herbs & sidewalk citizen sourdough bread
polenta, almond & orange cake with labneh

Keto 2.0

Keto 2.0

Instructor: Nicole Krivan, Red Seal Chef, C.H.N. certified in holistic nutrition, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
he ketogenic way of eating - beyond the trend. Are you confused about how to do keto right, want to learn more, or sustain your ketogenic diet for the long-term? Join Red Seal Chef and Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Nicole Krivan of Kitchen Motivation for an evening of keto cooking. Nicole will cover how to make a variety of delicious ketogenic meals that will keep you fueled for life!

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Georgia Annis, culinary instructor and Volunteer Coordinator at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

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: $50 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.

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, "beer guy" of Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

Spring Market Vegetarian

Spring Market Vegetarian

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Come celebrate the best of the season! In this first session of a new Market Vegetarian series, we will be exploring all the roots and shoots of the spring! Expect light and fresh, but filling, vegetarian fare. Prepare to get excited about the spring and early summer bounty after a long, cold, Calgary winter! 

The Wickaninnish Cookbook Launch & Specialty Dinner

The Wickaninnish Cookbook Launch & Specialty Dinner

Featuring: Chef Mark Filatow, Chef Rod Butters, Chef Justin Labossiere, Chef Duncan Ly, Chef Andrew Springett, and Chef Warren Barr
Class Type:
Specialty Dinner / Book Launch
Price: $165 per person - includes 5 courses and a copy of The Wickaninnish Cookbook.
Availability: Available
Perched between the majestic old-growth forests of Tofino and the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, the Wickaninnish Inn is a destination like no other. In this evocative cookbook, the "Wick," as it is affectionately known, welcomes you into the warmth to share the celebrated cuisine of Inn's The Pointe Restaurant. Since the Wick first opened in 1996, it has been regarded for its rustic elegance, warm hospitality, and incredible west coast cuisine. (Click for planned menu & more info!)

NEW DATE - Jamaican Reggae Party

NEW DATE - Jamaican Reggae Party



Please note this class has been moved from May 7, 2018 to June 6, 2018.
Instructor:
Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
Availability: Available
If you were the ghost of (Bob) Marley or his rockin' reggae-enthused son Ziggy, what would you want to eat while you musicked the night away, with a little rum-based libation to wet your whistle? Join Craig for an inspired reggae-licous beach party that calls down all the spirits of Jamaican reggae music to serve up the best authentic jerk chicken, black beans and much, much more.

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

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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! 

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 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.

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $165 per person (includes a tagine)
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. (Click for more)
Sign up for this class and take home an Emile Henry tagine pot!

Off the Pages of Dining In

Off the Pages of Dining In

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person (includes a copy of the book!) 
Availability: Available
"Alison Roman is known as much for her keeper recipes as her wry Instagram voice and effortless style. Her debut cookbook features 125 recipes for simple, of-the-moment dishes that are full of quickie techniques (think slathering roast chicken in anchovy butter, roasting citrus to bring out new flavors, and keeping boiled potatoes in your fridge for instant crispy smashed potatoes). Roman's recipes set today's trends and will show up as tomorrow’s classics: vegetable-forward with quality ingredients, punctuated by standout flavors like hot honey browned butter, preserved lemon, za'atar, and garlicky walnuts. Her ingenuity will seduce seasoned cooks, while her warm, edgy writing makes these recipes practical enough for the novice. Cooking through DINING IN will be like having Alison right there with you in the kitchen: brash, funny, and full of opinions." - Amazon.ca

Join Sarah for this exploration of one of the raddest cookbooks of the season, and learn how to make Instagram-worthy Dining In dishes at home. Registrants in this class will take home a copy of the book!

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: $90 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.

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

Make & Take: Perogy-Making Workshop!

Make & Take: Perogy-Making Workshop!

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Perogies have come a long way since your Baba stuffed rounds of tender dough with sauerkraut or cottage cheese, tossed them in melted margarine, and set them down in front of you with a tub of sour cream – not that there was anything wrong with that. These marvellous parcels can be stuffed with anything and everything, and in this class, they are. Rediscover perogies and the pure pleasure of building them from scratch. Surprise your relatives, your friends and yourself with a fresh take on the traditional.

Some Like It Hot! A Cast Iron Workshop

Some Like It Hot! A Cast Iron Workshop

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Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person - includes a skillet! 
Availability: Available
Cast iron cookware distributes heat evenly, lasts a lifetime, and is budget friendly. Learn how to season, cook with, and properly care for a cast iron pan in this workshop. Registration in this class includes an 8-inch Lodge cast iron skillet!

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, catering/pantry chef at The Cookbook Co., culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

Kids Baking! (Ages 8+)

Kids Baking! (Ages 8+)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $55 per child
Availability: Available
Kids grow up so fast! Before you know it, they’ll be flying right out of the nest - and you'll want them to know how to get around the kitchen! In the meantime, treat them to a sweet afternoon of baking with Chef Matthew, who makes some of yummiest treats around. Your youngsters can then show off their newly refined talent at all of your summer soirées and bake sales - a win-win! Minimum age is 8 years.

Grown-Up & Kids Class

Grown-Up & Kids Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner Manna Catering, culinary instructor
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 allergies or dietary requirements upon booking. Children ages 8+, please! Limited registration.

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, "beer guy" at Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

Vietnamese Cooking

Vietnamese Cooking

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 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.

Meat, Meet Beer! A Mixed Grill Menu with 6 Craft Beers

Meat, Meet Beer! A Mixed Grill Menu with 6 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!  

Summertime in the City: A VEGETARIAN Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A VEGETARIAN Couples Class

Instructor: Alex Hamilton, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a special VEGETARIAN edition of our Couples Night Out! 
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

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

Chef Judy Judy and French food are like bread and cheese – you can experience one without the other, but why would you want to?

Food Artisans of Alberta Book Launch!

Food Artisans of Alberta Book Launch!

Instructor: Authors Karen Anderson and Tilly Santchez
Class Type: Book Launch
Price: $34 per person (includes a copy of the book + sips and nibbles!)
Availability: Available
"From the coulees of the badlands to the combines of the wheatlands, discover Alberta’s diverse terroir, and be captivated by the distinct tastes of this majestic province. Food Artisans of Alberta is a robust travel companion for local food lovers and visitors alike." - Amazon.ca

Join us in celebrating the launch of this book with our friends Karen and Tilly! We'll taste and we'll toast and we'll hear from the authors, and you'll take home a copy of the book!

Paella, Porch Pinks, and Refrigerator Reds! A Wine, Paella, and Tapas Fest!

Paella, Porch Pinks, and Refrigerator Reds! A Wine, Paella, and Tapas Fest!

Hosts: The Cookbook Co. and Metrovino
Class Type: Festival-style tasting
Price: $75 per person
Availability: Available
Calgarians love a summer festival! Join us for this festival-style tasting out on our dock and take a tour of our favourite patio pounders while we fire up the tiger torches and roll out our biggest paella pans. We'll drink rosé all day and embrace some fridge reds while enjoying some of the best paella in town. This event is rain or shine - let's pray to the wine gods for a nice day! 

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, "beer guy" at Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

World Kitchen: An Authentic Mexican Feast

World Kitchen: An Authentic Mexican Feast

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 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.

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Summertime in the City: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, "beer guy" at Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a fresh, seasonal summer menu on these warm nights! If you’re looking for an idea for a night out on the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. Master new recipes and cooking techniques together in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food that everyone has made. Sharpen your skills while you get to know like-minded people. Space is limited. Book early for this very popular hands-on class!

Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 12+)

Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 12+)

Instructor: Pierre Lamielle, cookbook author, Chopped Canada champion, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Kids Camp for Ages 12+
Days and Times: July 16-20, 10AM-3PM
Price: $325 per child
Availability: Available
Our summer camps will nurture your favourite young chef with a week of learning, cooking, and eating! (Click for more) 

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

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

Instructor: Pierre Lamielle, cookbook author, Chopped Canada champion, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Kids Camp for Ages 8-11
Days and Times: July 23-27, 10AM-3PM
Price: $325 per child
Availability: Available

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