SOLD OUT - Make & Take: Perogies, Sweet and Savoury

SOLD OUT - Make & Take: Perogies, Sweet and Savoury

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Sold Out
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. (Click for more)

SOLD OUT - Risotto and Prosecco: Fast Foods, Fast Friends

SOLD OUT - Risotto and Prosecco: Fast Foods, Fast Friends

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 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. (Click for more) 

SOLD OUT A Night Out: Couples Class

SOLD OUT A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, catering/pantry chef at The Cookbook Co., culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Sold Out
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 (8+)

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

Instructor: Chris Halpin, culinary instructor and chef/owner of Manna Catering
Class Type: Hands On
Price: $50 per child
Availability: Available
How great to have a kid who wants to cook! And what better way to encourage them than to start their culinary education early. This class enables young creative cooks to explore techniques and flavours that will bring them success in the kitchen. We aim to foster an interest in food that will carry your kids through a lifetime of cooking and eating well. 

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.

Italian Comfort Food From Cotto

Italian Comfort Food From Cotto

Instructor: Giuseppe Gennaro, chef at Cotto
Class Type: Demonstration Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Calgary started its love affair with Giuseppe's food during his cheffing at Il Sogno, then the menu at Capo truly swept us off our feet. Now, at his new Kensington restaurant, Cotto, he has inflamed our palates and our passions again. Join Giuseppe tonight as he guides you through a menu of his signature, delicious and heartfelt Italian cuisine. 

Food & Wine from our Travels: South of France

Food & Wine from our Travels: South of France

Instructors: Karen Ralph, wine purveyor and educator, and Gail Norton, co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks and cookbook author, Judy Wood, Meez Home Cuisine
Class Type: Demonstration Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
The Languedoc is the land that gives us some of the most pleasurable and affordable wines to enjoy, not to mention cassoulet, a plentitude of poultry, pork and lamb, legumes galore, tender delicate produce, cream and butter… (Click for more)

Perfecting Paella

Perfecting Paella

Instructor: Gail Norton, culinary instructor, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $110 per person
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 host of TV show Good Taste: Chinese
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
As a crossroads for travelers 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. (Click for more)

Make & Take: Marvelous Macarons

Make & Take: Marvelous Macarons

Instructor: Jennie Brooks, pastry chef at Ollia Macarons & Tea
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Light and airy, slightly crispy, colourful, sweet and wispy – macarons are delights of the highest order and will add effervescence to any occasion. There are many details that go into making the perfect macaron, and lucky for us, Jennie knows them all. Learn the techniques and secrets behind these meringue-based confections from a local master.

SOLD OUT - A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

SOLD OUT - A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Alex Hamilton, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Sold Out
This is a special VEGETARIAN edition of our 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.

SOLD OUT - Italian Farmhouse Menu

SOLD OUT - Italian Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Sold Out
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 travelers 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. Book early for this popular class!

A Healthy Winter Menu: Deliciously Nourishing Meals

A Healthy Winter Menu: Deliciously Nourishing Meals

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
We had to come up with a kicky title for this class, because 'healthy' food may not seem as exciting as some would think. Not so! In this class, learn to think like a chef to achieve bold, bright flavours in dishes that will nourish your body without depriving your palate.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: 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
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) 

Let's Brunch: Food to Wake Up For

Let's Brunch: Food to Wake Up For

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Sometimes a glorious day calls for gathering friends and family together for a splendid brunch, and winter features lots of those days. Become your crowd's master or mistress of brunch with food so good it makes you want to wake up.

Vietnamese Cooking

Vietnamese Cooking

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and host of TV show Good Taste: Chinese
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. (Click for more) 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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) 

Just for Men, A Gourmet Boot Camp: The Basics and More!

Just for Men, A Gourmet Boot Camp: The Basics and More!

Instructor:  Judy Wood, chef/co-owner Meez, culinary instructor and cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person
Availability: Available
This cooking class is designed for men who are looking for a fun day learning the basics of cooking and gathering confidence to produce delicious dishes, in the company of your peers. Chef Judy will guide you through a progressive menu in which you'll develop a variety of techniques and skills that will help your success in the kitchen. Come one, come all, whether you're a fledgling home chef or hardly know how to boil water, we'll have you whipping up impressive meals that will have even the most skittish diner eating right from the palm of your hand.  Specific menu available closer to the date of the class. 

The Wines of Brunello and The Food of Tuscany

The Wines of Brunello and The Food of Tuscany

Instructor: Gail Norton, co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks, cookbook author, culinary instructor and Judy Wood, chef/co-owner Meez, culinary instructor and cookbook author
Class Type: Specialty Dinner
Price: $135 per person
Availability: Available
Every year for the last sixteen years Judy and Gail have been leading lovers of Italian food and wine all around Tuscany on culinary tours for The Cookbook Co. - and every year, Marco Molesini, the owner of a prominent wine shop in the area, strongly encourages them to bring back a case or two of Brunello for their cellars. We'd like to introduce you to why!  Come and taste a selection of Brunello — hand carried back to Canada for you — and eat the food that accompanies this great cult wine. What could be better a night of Brunello wines and the food that makes them shine?

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Instructor: Chris Halpin, culinary instructor and chef/owner of Manna Catering
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 VALENTINE'S Night Out Couples Class

A VALENTINE'S Night Out Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, beer guy at Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a special Valentine's edition of our 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) 

Off the Pages of Dorie's Cookies

Off the Pages of Dorie's Cookies

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $135 per person (includes a copy of the book) 
Availability: Available
"Over the course of her baking career, Dorie Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. Yet she has never written a book about them—until now. To merit her “three purple stars of approval,” every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made again and again. Cookies for every taste and occasion are here (Amazon.com)." Join us as we explore the world of cookies through Dorie's eyes, and learn a variety of cookie techniques that will leave you equipped to bake 'em by the dozen! This class includes a copy of the Dorie's Cookies cookbook.

What the Pho: Asian Noodle Soups

What the Pho: Asian Noodle Soups

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Cozy up to a bowl of deliciousness in this class that teaches you all you need to know about the art of phô.  Highlighting Vietnamese soups from Hanoi and Haiphong, Ching and Chiao will walk you through the finer points of making this exotic broth that is as comforting as it is exceptional. 

A VALENTINE'S Night Out Couples Class

A VALENTINE'S Night Out Couples Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna catering
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a special Valentine's edition of our 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.

A Good Day to Brûlée: Sweet & Savoury Excuses to use a Blowtorch in the Kitchen

A Good Day to Brûlée: Sweet & Savoury Excuses to use a Blowtorch in the Kitchen

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person - includes a culinary torch! 
Availability: Available
Who doesn't like playing with fire in the kitchen? Although often pigeonholed as a unitasking crème brûlée-maker, Stephanie will show you how multi-talented this tool can be, and not relegated to use only for desserts. Learn a variety of sweet AND savoury excuses to light your torch. Registrants in this class will receive a brûlée torch to take home. 

Perfecting Paella

Perfecting Paella

Instructor: Gail Norton, culinary instructor, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 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! 

A VALENTINE'S Night Out Couples Class

A VALENTINE'S Night Out Couples Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna catering
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for a special Valentine's edition of our 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.

Old Coal Presents: Chocolate & Port

Old Coal Presents: Chocolate & Port

Instructor: Jolene Kolk of Old Coal Chocolates, and Metrovino
Class Type: Demonstration and Tasting
Price: $100 per person, includes a box of Old Coal Chocolates
Availability: Available
From their website: "[Old Coal] Pastry Chef, Jolene Kolk loves not only working with chocolate, but pushing the boundaries of traditional flavour pairings.  She is always imaging and developing the unexpected."  Tonight, we're excited to welcome Jolene for an evening exploring the fantastic ways in which chocolate and port wine pair together. You'll learn, you'll taste, you'll drink, and you'll take home a box of Old Coal bonbons to enjoy at home.  

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
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 Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, catering/pantry chef at The Cookbook Co., culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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 Pasta: Linguine, Tagliatelle, and More!

Handmade Pasta: Linguine, Tagliatelle, 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 pasta dishes. This is the perfect way for pasta lovers to while away an evening while expanding their repertoires.

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

Instructor: Alex Hamilton, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
Availability: Available
This is a special VEGETARIAN edition of our 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.

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

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

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
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: Chris Halpin, chef instructor and chef/owner of Manna Catering
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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) 

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. Book early for this popular 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 travelers 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! 

Global Kitchen: Istanbul and Beyond

Global Kitchen: Istanbul and Beyond

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
Availability: Available
Class description coming soon! 

Portugal: Food & Delicious Wine

Portugal: Food & Delicious Wine

Instructor: Geoff Last
Class Type: Demonstration Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Ahh, sunny Portugal, where old-world Mediterranean flavours grace dishes from the land and sea alike. Join wine connoisseur and fantastic cook Geoff Last for an evening exploring the food and wines of Portugal. This is a demonstration class, so you'll sit back and relax while Geoff goes over techniques and talks wine pairings - and then, of course, you'll feast. 

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
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! 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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 French Standards: 4 Essential Dishes

The French Standards: 4 Essential Dishes

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Classic French cuisine is unveiled in this quartet of dishes everybody should have in his or her repertoire, prepared by a pro. Just watch and learn. Next thing you know, you'll be cranking up the Carla Bruni tunes and offering your guests "just a soupçon" more Lillet. Specific menu for this class coming soon! 

Guerilla Tacos: Delicious Wraps

Guerilla Tacos: Delicious Wraps

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Tuesday was booked, so call it Taco Saturday instead, because if it were left up to us there would be room for tacos on every day of the week. In this class Chef Luis will teach a variety of flavourful ways to stuff a fresh, warm tortilla. Never again will you tear open a yellow packet of 'taco spice'! 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
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.) 

Basic Cake Decorating

Basic Cake Decorating

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person (includes a set of cake decorating piping tips!) 
Availability: Available

Class description coming soon! 
This class includes a set of cake decorating piping tips. 

Sunday Projects: Essentials of Roasting and Baking

Sunday Projects: Essentials of Roasting and Baking

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Rub it down or leave it bare? Baste it, brine it? Tie it up or prop it on a rack? Just what to do with that piece of meat! Using the oven is one of the oldest forms of cooking, and for many cooks, the best. It can also be the simplest, once you get the tricks down. No trick cooking this afternoon - this is a practical cook's take on the classical centrepiece of the kitchen - the oven! 

Confident Cooking I

Confident Cooking I

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
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 (March 7 and March 14) for a reduced fee of $160!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
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.) 

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: $90 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. (Click for more) 

World Kitchen: An Ethiopian Menu

World Kitchen: An Ethiopian Menu

Instructor: Ghenet Russom & Misgna Russom
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
Availability: Available
Ethiopia, the original home of coffee, has much more to offer us than just North America’s favourite hot beverage. Ghenet and Misgna take us into the heart of African cuisine, with an exploration that goes beyond berbere, the famous spicy red pepper spice-blend. Learn how to make injera, the legendary flatbread, and wat, a thick stew that changes its face depending on its region of origin, and many more delicious dishes.

Confident Cooking II

Confident Cooking II

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
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 18 and October 25) for a reduced fee of $160! 

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

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

Specialty Dinner with Joy Road of Naramata

Specialty Dinner with Joy Road of Naramata

Chef Hosts: Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith of Joy Road
Event Type: Specialty Dinner
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
Joy Road Catering calls the kind of cooking it does "cuisine de terroir," and since it's based in the Okanagan, it has some rich culinary terrain to explore. The catering company wins rave reviews from regional and national critics, and owners Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith were on Western Living's list of 40 Top Foodies Under 40. 
Come and see what the fuss is about as Joy Road serves up a night you'll be talking about for months to come. 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, culinary instructor and chef/owner of Manna Catering
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)

Naturally Gluten-Free: Cooking Without Gluten

Naturally Gluten-Free: Cooking Without Gluten

Instructor: Lisa Cheah, executive chef for Community Natural Foods
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
While there are more options than ever for those who follow a gluten-free diet, tonight, join Lisa for a menu that's naturally gluten-free. Ditch the wheat without sacrificing flavour for a hands-on menu that will add several new gluten-free dishes to your regular rotation. 

Nose to Tail Butchery with Joy Road

Nose to Tail Butchery with Joy Road

Chef Instructors: Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith of Joy Road
Class Type: Combination hands-on and demonstration
Price: $135 per person
Availability: Available
We North Americans are used to getting our meat neatly packaged from the butcher or the supermarket, far from any evidence of the carcass from whence it came. But without knowing where each part comes from and the nature of its original role, it's difficult to fully appreciate the meat we eat or the animals that provide it. (Click for more)

Sauce-Making

Sauce-Making

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
lass Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
Availability: Available
There is a reason that in a classical French kitchen, the position of sauce-maker, or saucier, is considered so lofty. It often takes years to work up the ranks and gain enough experience to be considered qualified to make that vital portion of a dish: the sauce. In this class, learn the basics of sauce-making from a classically French-trained chef and prepare a variety of dishes from the sauces you've made. 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: 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
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)

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 travelers 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! 

Handcrafted Sausage with Joy Road

Handcrafted Sausage with Joy Road

Chef Instructors: Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith of Joy Road
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Charcuterie has become essential dining, and a pretty delicious way to enjoy the benefits of nose-to-tail eating. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to properly grind different meats, how to season the mixture, and how to stuff them to make perfect little parcels of deliciousness. (Click for more) 

French Farmhouse Menu

French Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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. Book early for this popular class!

Korean Food, Anju Style!

Korean Food, Anju Style!

Instructor: Roy Oh, chef/owner Anju Restaurant
Class Type: Demonstration Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Consistently rated one of Calgary's best restaurants, Anju has been bringing the city Chef Roy Oh's take on Korean since 2008. Isn't it about time we all learned some of his secrets? 
Join us with the chef for an exciting demonstration class, where you'll watch, learn, and eat!

Tuesdays on Ice: Gin Cocktails and Tapas

Tuesdays on Ice: Gin Cocktails and Tapas

Instructors: Chris Halpin, chef instructor and owner of Manna Catering and Karen Ralph, co-author of Calgary Cooks, wine and cocktail aficionado
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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. 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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) 

What's In The Box??? The Art of Bento for Lunch and Beyond

What's In The Box??? The Art of Bento for Lunch and Beyond

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
Availability: Available
In this class, we'll encourage you to answer the ever-recurring question, 'What's for lunch?' by thinking INSIDE the box. Bento is another word for Japanese lunchbox, a selection of delicious bites in one container. Bento may be ubiquitous in Japan (and for good reason) but here in Canada, most of us could use a little guidance to break into the art. Join Ching to learn the best ways to bring Asian flavours to your lunchbox, and take a break from that sad, soggy sandwich. 

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Alex Hamilton, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
Availability: Available
This is a special VEGETARIAN edition of our 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) 

Off the Pages of Ottolenghi's Sweet

Off the Pages of Ottolenghi's Sweet

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person (includes a copy of the book Sweet)
Availability: Available
Have you heard? We're kind of obsessed with Ottolenghi cookbooks, and we know we're not the only ones. In this class, bake your way through a selection of sweet recipes from Ottolenghi's newest book, Sweet, exploring Ottolenghi's signature flavours. Then take home a copy of the book! 

Sunday Projects: The Perfect Ragu

Sunday Projects: The Perfect Ragu

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Like any sauce, there are secrets to the art of ragù, a traditional Italian meat sauce that's definitely more than the sum of its parts. Oh sure, you can brown some meat in a pan, add in some tomatoes and herbs and call it good - your results will be perfectly edible. But what if you're in pursuit of transcendent? Join Luis today and learn the tips and techniques to make the meat sauce of your dreams. 

Spring Break Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

Spring Break Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

Class Type: Hands On 3-Day Kids Camp
Days and Times: December 27, 28, and 29, 10AM-2PM
Price: $195 per child
Availability: Available

This quick 3-day spring break session will get your kiddos out from under your feet - and learning in our kitchen classroom! The camp will nurture your favourite young chef with three days of cooking, learning, and eating. (Click for more.)

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!  

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: Georgia Annis, culinary instructor and Volunteer Coordinator at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
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, 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.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering and corporate chef for Bradlee Distributors
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) 

Italian Farmhouse Menu

Italian Farmhouse Menu

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In this class, Chef Judy Wood tackles Italian country cooking - those recipes travellers practically faint over as they’re describing them to you when they get back home.

French Farmhouse Menu

French Farmhouse Menu

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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 of the Sun: Brazilian Street Food

Food of the Sun: Brazilian Street Food

Instructor: Rogelio Herrera, chef and co-owner Alloy Fine Dining
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $95
Availability: Available
Brazil, the largest country in South America - which translates to a series of regional cuisines that are greater than the sum of their parts. Brazilian food culture is an amalgamation of indigenous, European, and African influences, characterized by bold flavours and sunny spices. Join award-winning chef Rogelio Herrera for a demonstration cooking (and hands-on dining) experience that will transport you to sunny Rio de Janeiro, no passport required. 

Tuesdays on Ice: Whiskey Cocktails and Tapas

Tuesdays on Ice: Whiskey Cocktails and Tapas

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner Manna Catering, culinary instructor, and Karen Ralph, wine merchant, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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 delicious, amber whiskey-based cocktails. 

Ribs, Chops, and Killer Wings

Ribs, Chops, and Killer Wings

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
Availability: Available
Class Description coming soon!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Melissa Gorsedin, catering/pantry chef at The Cookbook Co., culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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.) 

Vegetarian Delights

Vegetarian Delights

Instructor: Lisa Cheah, executive chef Community Natural Foods
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
There is next to no indigenous North American cuisine, so smart cooks like Lisa cheerfully explore ethnic and fusion style of cooking meatless meals. Tonight, join Lisa on a virtual road trip down some interesting, even obscure, back roads in search of the best ethnic ventures into vegetarianism. Even meat-lovers will enjoy a vegetarian menu when it's as delicious as this collection of dishes from Lisa. For the "Saturday & Sunday only" vegetarian, as well as the round-the-clock herbivore, Lisa has devised some entrées full of herbs, flavour, astonishing vegetables and imagination.

It's Nuts! "Cheese" Making with Nuts

It's Nuts! "Cheese" Making with Nuts

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $85
Availability: Available
In this hands-on class, Stephanie will instruct you how to craft dairy-free 'cheese' from nuts and nutmilks. The perfect afternoon for the lactose-challenged, our vegan friends, and anyone else who's curious about the magic and the science behind turning nuts into cheese! 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Melissa Gorsedin, catering/pantry chef at The Cookbook Co., culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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.) 

Classic Italian Gnocchi Workshop

Classic Italian Gnocchi Workshop

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, catering/pantry chef The Cookbook Co. Cooks, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
Availability: Available
When done correctly, gnocchi should be so light it practically floats off the plate, pillows of potato-fortified pasta that only need a simple sauce to take you up in the clouds - but too often we're confronted instead with dense chewy nuggets that do nothing but weigh us down. In this class, learn the secrets to gnocchi at its best! What better way to spend a morning than getting hands-on with the delicious merger of pasta and dumpling? 

Julie's Greatest Hits

Julie's Greatest Hits

Instructor: 
Julie Van Rosendaal, great cook, food blogger, cookbook author, community advocate

Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
Availability: Available

Class Description:
 

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

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.

A Plate, A Glass and Stories

A Plate, A Glass and Stories

Class Type: Gathering of food, wine and friends
Price: $30
Availability: Available
We at The Cookbook Co. and Metrovino have always loved stories. Richard has always said every glass of wine comes with a story - the quirky producers, the passion needed for winemaking, the terroir - all fascinating coming from Richard, a consummate storyteller! 

In this new edition of this event, some of your favourite who's-whos of Calgary's food, wine, and art scenes will share excerpts from their favourite food reads, in an evening full of insight and literary flavour! 

Indian Meets Wine: Curry Some Favour with These Modern Flavours

Indian Meets Wine: Curry Some Favour with These Modern Flavours

Instructor: Geoff Last, culinary instructor and manager at Bin 905
Class Type: Demonstration Class
Price: $95
Availability: Available
Of all the spicy and fragrant flavour parings we associate with Indian food, hardly ever do we think to pair it with wine! But Geoff would like to convince you otherwise. In this class, he will guide you through a inspired, full-flavoured menu with inspired, full-flavoured wines. Geoff's passion for wine is well-known to past registrants in his classes, and the selections he offers never fail to impress. Challenge your palate with unexpected delights! 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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 Hands-On Chocolate-Making Workshop with Cōchu Chocolatier!

4-Hour Hands-On Chocolate-Making Workshop with Cōchu Chocolatier!

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his 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.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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: $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.

Make & Take: Marvelous Macarons

Make & Take: Marvelous Macarons

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Light and airy, slightly crispy, colourful, sweet and wispy – macarons are delights of the highest order and will add effervescence to any occasion. There are many details that go into making the perfect macaron, learn the techniques and secrets behind these meringue-based confections.

Explore the Esoteric: Unusual Grape Varieties and Their Food Friends

Explore the Esoteric: Unusual Grape Varieties and Their Food Friends

Instructor: 
Gail Norton, co-owner The Cookbook Co. Cooks and cookbook author, Richard Harvey, partner Metrovino Fine Wines

Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $125
Availability: Available

Class Description:
Coming soon! 

A Night at River Café

A Night at River Café

Instructor: Matthias Fong, chef at River Café
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $95
Availability: Available
iver Café has a long-standing style of cuisine that is rooted in honouring simple, quality ingredients. These whole foods are transformed by the artistry and innovation of their accomplished culinary team. Join us for an evening with Chef Matthias Fong, whose passion for ingredients and devotion to the local sustainable food community, combined with his contemporary approach to dining will take you on a journey - a taste of place.

Glen Manzer's Fundraising Dinner for Cancer Research

Glen Manzer's Fundraising Dinner for Cancer Research

Host: Glen Manzer, executive chef Creative Restaurants
Class Type: Special Event
Price: $25 per person, $200 minimum donation
Availability: Available
Everyone's life has been touched in some way by cancer. Show your support for ongoing cancer research with your attendance at this fundraising dinner. Join Chef Glen Manzer and six of his friends for a heartfelt evening of fine food and camaraderie. (Click for more information)

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering and corporate chef for Bradlee Distributors
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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.) 

Rise & Shine: Yeasted Sweet Doughs (A 2-Part Workshop)

Rise & Shine: Yeasted Sweet Doughs (A 2-Part Workshop)

Instructor: To Be Announced
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person (includes both days) 
Availability: Available
This two-day class features the breads of your dreams - heavenly breakfast treats like croissants, brioche, Danish, scones and cinnamon buns. They take a little time to rise, be folded or shaped, then rise again - but once each dough is well on its way, it lends itself to all kinds of mouth-watering variations.  

Fermentation Workshop

Fermentation Workshop

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Join Stephanie as she walks you through the process of at-home fermentation, from saurkraut to kombucha.

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

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This is a special VEGETARIAN edition of our 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.

 

Rise & Shine: Yeasted Sweet Doughs (Part 2)

Rise & Shine: Yeasted Sweet Doughs (Part 2)

Instructor: To Be Announced
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person (includes both days) 
Availability: Available
This two-day class features the breads of your dreams - heavenly breakfast treats like croissants, brioche, Danish, scones and cinnamon buns. They take a little time to rise, be folded or shaped, then rise again - but once each dough is well on its way, it lends itself to all kinds of mouth-watering variations.  

Kids Baking! (Ages 8+)

Kids Baking! (Ages 8+)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $50
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.

Bar Bridgette and Metrovino Specialty Dinner

Bar Bridgette and Metrovino Specialty Dinner

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Instructor: Chef JP Pedhirney (Bridgette Bar) and Metrovino
lass Type: Specialty Dinner
Price: $125
Availability: Available
Have you met our neighbour? Bridgette Bar is the newest not-so-little hotspot in our neighborhood, the Design District, and we have been thrilled to have them on the block. We've toured their chef-driven menu of small plates, large plates, pizzas, and pastas up and down and every which way, and we absolutely insist that you do, too. To that end, we invite you to this specialty dinner starring Bridgette's chef, JP Pedhirney, and the inspired wines of Metrovino. 

Fabulous Burgers, 4 Craft Beer

Fabulous Burgers, 4 Craft Beer

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, beer enthusiast
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100
Availability: Available
Beer and burgers deserve their place in the limelight as the go-to North American pairing. Whether they're made of lamb, salmon, beef, bison, or beans, burgers have it all. And what goes better with them than a classic brew? Explore the essential reasons for their longtime friendship and how to make the most of it, from the joys of wheat ale to the delights of whole wheat buns. This informative and whimsical night celebrates one of our favourite happy couples.

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

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So you want to have a few girlfriends over to swap tales and have some laughs? Well, you’ll want to eat well, of course, and serve a few smashing cocktails.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Georgia Annis, culinary instructor and Volunteer Coordinator at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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.) 

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

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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.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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.) 

Italian Farmhouse Menu

Italian Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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 travelers 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?

Jamaican Reggae Party

Jamaican Reggae Party

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.

A Girl and Some Greens: Delicious & Filling Vegetarian Food

A Girl and Some Greens: Delicious & Filling Vegetarian Food

Instructor: Lisa Cheah, executive chef Community Natural Foods
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90
Availability: Available
Sure, vegetarian cuisine includes a whole rainbow of colours, but tonight, it's (almost) all green. Join Lisa for some inspired ways to emphasize the glories of various greens in your diet. Even meat-lovers will enjoy a vegetarian menu when it's as delicious as this collection of dishes from Lisa. For the "Saturday & Sunday only" vegetarian, as well as the round-the-clock herbivore, Lisa has devised some entrées full of herbs, flavour, and imagination.

Food From the French Countryside: Clever Wines with Simple Food

Food From the French Countryside: Clever Wines with Simple Food

Instructor: Geoff Last, manager Bin 905
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $95
Availability: Available
We love rustic French cuisine, as evidenced by how many classes we offer regarding food from the French farmhouse or our travels in the south of France, but this night will stand out not only for its menu, but its curated collection of clever wines. Join Geoff Last, great cook and wine aficionado, for a demonstration evening of simple, straightforwardly delicious plates and the wines with which they play best - truly, a cooking class and wine tasting all in one! 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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.) 

Some Like It Hot! A Cast Iron Workshop

Some Like It Hot! A Cast Iron Workshop

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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!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: 
Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering and corporate chef for Bradlee Distributors
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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

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As a crossroads for travelers 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.

Off the Menu of The Coup: Bold Vegetarian Dishes

Off the Menu of The Coup: Bold Vegetarian Dishes

Instructor: Dalia Cohen, owner of The Coup, and Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $90
Availability: Available
Do you prefer your plate to be full of ethical, organic, local, and from-scratch vegan/vegetarian food? The Coup is the restaurant for you! Join us tonight to learn some secrets from the menu of one of Calgary's favourite veggie restaurants with Dalia and Stephanie and leave well on your way to bringing The Coup's wholesome, flavour-packed food into your home, no takeout required. 

The Return of The Florentine: Allan Shewchuk's Greatest Hits

The Return of The Florentine: Allan Shewchuk's Greatest Hits

Instructor: Allan Shewchuk, Italophile and great cook
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $100
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 

Tuesdays on Ice: Vodka Cocktails and Tapas

Tuesdays on Ice: Vodka Cocktails and Tapas

Instructors:  Chris Halpin, chef instructor and owner of Manna Catering, and Karen Ralph, co-author of Calgary Cooks, wine and cocktail aficionado
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95
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 vodka-based cocktails. 

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

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This is a special VEGETARIAN edition of our 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.

 

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.