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.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

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
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.

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.

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

A Vegetarian Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Alex Hamilton, chef at The Allium, 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.)

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. 

Rocky Mountain Cooking Launch

Rocky Mountain Cooking Launch

Instructor: 
Katie Mitzel, chef and bestselling author of The Skoki Cookbook

Class Type: Book Launch Party
Price: $35 per person (includes a copy of the book!) 
Availability: Available

Class Description:
Join us as we celebrate Rocky Mountain Cooking: Recipes to Bring Canada’s Backcountry Home, the latest release from celebrated backcountry chef Katie Mitzel, bestselling author of The Skoki Cookbook.

Nestled in and around the Rocky Mountains are a series of remote backcountry lodges offering the experience of a lifetime. Katie Mitzel has spent the last twenty years as a chef in these lodges, joyfully feeding hungry travelers who have journeyed hundreds of miles to have their own backcountry adventures. In Rocky Mountain Cooking, Katie shares her favorite lodge recipes, many taking inspiration from the colors and textures of mountains, glacial lakes, wildflowers, and starry nights. Her dishes are full of unexpected flavours and mouthwatering aromas, but are accessible enough to create at home, using ingredients readily available from the grocery store (brought into the backcountry for her on horseback or by snowmobile or helicopter!).

We will raise a glass and share some delights from the pages of the book, and Katie will chat about Rocky Mountain Cooking and share some stories about being a chef at a backcountry lodge.

Registrants in this event will take home a signed copy of Rocky Mountain Cooking by Katie Mitzel.

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: $95 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 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.

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.

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?

Instagrammable: A Crash Course in Plating Like a Chef

Instagrammable: A Crash Course in Plating Like a Chef

Instructor: Alex Hamilton, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Ever wonder how chefs present their food so beautifully, and how food bloggers capture the magic? In this class, make some delicious dishes, and then learn how to plate them like a pro. Chef Alex will share classic techniques and hot new trends for food styling. They say the eyes eat first, so let’s get all your food looking good for the ‘gram!

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: Georgia Annis, 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.)

The Greens and The Beans: Hearty Legume-Forward Vegetable Mains and Sides

The Greens and The Beans: Hearty Legume-Forward Vegetable Mains and Sides

Instructor: Gail Norton, culinary instructor and co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
If you’ve been exploring the possibilities of a vegetable-forward diet, or want to eat more lentils, but don’t how to make them delicious, this class is for you! Gail, ever the legume enthusiast, will teach you some flavourful ways to bring a whole new level of satisfaction to your plate. Please note this is not a vegetarian class, rather a selection of dishes that feature legumes and veggies.

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: Melissa Kennedy, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef 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.)

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: Sarah Boucher, 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.)

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: $45 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.

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.

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!

The Dirty Food Festival!

The Dirty Food Festival!

Instructor: 
Julie Van Rosendaal, cookbook author and food writer

Class Type: Book Launch Party
Price: $32 per person (includes a copy of the book!) 
Availability: Available

Class Description:
Time to dirty some dishes! Put your clean eating books down, and head to The Cookbook Co. to enjoy a night of delicious, sticky, crumbly, shareable food in celebration of Dirty Food, the latest book from one of our favourite authors, Julie Van Rosendaal.

Join us as we enjoy samples from the pages of the book, and make a toast...to toast with lots of butter and jam, homemade pie with ice cream, salty snacks and tasty fun.

Life is messy, and sometimes the best food is, too!

Registrants in this event will take home a copy of Dirty Food by Julie Van Rosendaal.

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 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: 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.)

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.

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.

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: Chris Halpin, chef/owner Manna Catering, 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.)

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: 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.)

5-Hour French Pastry Workshop: Ways with Pâte à Choux

5-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.

SOLD OUT - Molesini Tuscan Wine Dinner

SOLD OUT - 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: Sold Out

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 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 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! 

Mary Berg's Kitchen Party Book Launch Party!

Mary Berg's Kitchen Party Book Launch Party!

Instructor: 
Mary Berg, winner of MasterChef Canada, star of Mary's Kitchen Crush, and cookbook author
Class Type: Book Launch Party
Price: $40 per person (includes a copy of the book!) 
Availability: Available

Class Description:

Everyone knows that a good party always ends up in the kitchen, whether you're grabbing a drink, tasting a dish, or just chatting with the host and other guests. 

In her first book, TV star and home cook Mary Berg is here to banish any anxiety about preparing food for the people you love. Kitchen Party is filled with Mary's family-style favorites for brunches, dinners, and special occasions – along with some of her famous baked goods and desserts, of course.

Join us as we host a little kitchen party to celebrate Kitchen Party! Enjoy some bites from the pages of the book and raise a glass while Mary shares stories and answers questions about her book of effortless recipes for every occasion.

Registrants in this event will take home an autographed copy of Kitchen Party: Effortless Recipes for Every Occasion.

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: 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.)

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: Free - please call to register
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!

This event is free of charge, but please call to register your attendance - 403-265-6066, ext. 1.

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.)

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: Alex Hamilton, 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.)

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!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner Manna Catering, 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.)

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

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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: 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.)

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!