Best of Bridge Book Launch

Best of Bridge Book Launch

Instructor: Emily Richards, cookbook author, recipe developer, media spokesperson, and Sylvia Kong, home economist, food stylist, cookbook author

Class Type: Book Launch Party
Price: $45 per person, includes a copy of Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers
Availability: Available

Class Description:

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the latest Best of Bridge with authors Emily Richards and Sylvia Kong.

Emily and Sylvia are absolutely thrilled to carry on the tradition and connect Best of Bridge to a whole new generation of home cooks. Their recipes will not only reflect their friendship but also their love of cooking – a true homage to the extraordinary brand built by the original Ladies.

The latest edition is Weekday Suppers - certainly filled with recipes that will come to the rescue and are destined to become longstanding favourites with family and friends.

Enjoy a few sips and bites as you mingle with the authors and fans, alike. Then take home a copy of the book so you can get cooking with the Best of Bridge!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

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

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

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

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner Manna Catering, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $55 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.

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 Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, in-house catering/pantry chef at The Cookbook Co. 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.)

One Bowl Wonders: Balanced Meals to Fuel Your Day

One Bowl Wonders: Balanced Meals to Fuel Your Day

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
There's just something so satisfying about eating from a bowl. Join us as we learn how to layer flavours from around the world to create feel-good and nourishing one-bowl wonders. Don't worry - we won't judge if you want to lick the bowl! 

Off the Pages of How to Eat a Peach

Off the Pages of How to Eat a Peach

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person (includes a copy of the book!) 
Availability: Available
From the jacket: How to Eat a Peach contains many of Diana's favorite dishes in menus that will take you through the year and to different parts of the world. (Click for more.)
Our take: We are unabashedly in love with this book, as we have been with all of Diana Henry's works - but even so, this one might be something extra special. We spent the season cooking our way through its pages, and so it seemed only fair to share our new favourites with you. Join us for a celebration of How to Eat a Peach, and leave pleasantly sated and with book in hand. 

A Roman Feast! A Menu from Bread & Circus

A Roman Feast! A Menu from Bread & Circus

yInstructor: Kayle Burns and Maia Pineault, Bread and Circus
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Surely you've heard of Bread & Circus - a Roman-styled trattoria billed as a love-letter to Rome that has been making waves on the Calgary food scene since its opening last fall.  "Our dishes," they say, "are all inspired by takes on these longstanding recipes from Rome’s expansive empire with a few tweaks for our modern day take." Sit back, relax, and join Kayle and Maia for an evening of Roman food and wine that will nourish, comfort, and delight. 

Around the Japanese Table

Around the Japanese Table

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available

Class Description:
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A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

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

Cut Like a Pro: Essential Knife Skills

Cut Like a Pro: Essential Knife Skills

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person - includes a paring knife!
Availability: Available
Specializing in the practical, this class is all about the edged weapons that are your biggest asset in the kitchen – your knives. Speed and streamline your cooking time by learning some applied body mechanics, then absorb some facts on choosing the best knife for the job. Learn how to use, sharpen, care for and store your most valuable kitchen tools. In this hands-on class, get up-close and personal with onions, basil, and ginger while you learn to differentiate between chopping and mincing, and appreciate the finesse of a chiffonade and a julienne. Hands-on. Bring your knives and steels if desired (or use ours).

Some Like It Hot! A Cast Iron Workshop

Some Like It Hot! A Cast Iron Workshop

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

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
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) 

Sausage-making Workshop

Sausage-making Workshop

Chef Instructors: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier, and culinary instructor
Class Type: Combination hands-on and demonstration
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Sausage 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. 


The Heart of the Kitchen: Soups and Quick Breads

The Heart of the Kitchen: Soups and Quick 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 quick breads (biscuits! cornbreads! and more!) to nourish your family or impress your friends with casual entertaining.

A Tour of Italy with Allan Shewchuk!

A Tour of Italy with Allan Shewchuk!

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

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

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

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.)

Vietnamese Cooking

Vietnamese Cooking

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
As a crossroads for travellers and traders between Burma, Indonesia, India, China and Thailand, Vietnam has developed a cuisine that's been influenced by the cooking traditions of all those countries as well as those of France. This rich history makes for fascinating and delicious eating, with an emphasis on freshness.  Ching will show you how to make specialties native to the villages of northern Vietnam. This is the food Ching's family and friends love - yours will, too.

Make & Take: Marvelous Macarons

Make & Take: Marvelous Macarons

Instructor: Salvador Valdes, pastry chef and culinary instructor
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, learn the techniques and secrets behind these meringue-based confections.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, in-house catering/pantry chef at The Cookbook Co. 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.)

Confident Baking - A Hands-On Day-Long Workshop!

Confident Baking - A Hands-On Day-Long Workshop!

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, culinary instructor, and sommelier
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
Baking is a delicious merger of art and science, and requires patience, precision, and confidence! In this class, you will learn the foundations of different baking techniques - not just how a quick bread differs from a short crust, or a biscuit from a birthday cake from a loaf of brioche, but also why. Use this course to give you the firm footing to explore your aspirations towards being a star baker. On your mark, get set... Bake! 

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: $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! 

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $165 per person (includes a tagine)
Availability: Available
Uncover the mysteries of the simple, ancient cooking vessels known as tagines. Your intimate journey will take you through Morocco to better understand the subtleties of this traditional way of preparing stews. (Click for more)
Sign up for this class and take home an Emile Henry tagine pot!

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, beer guy in residence at Metrovino
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: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering 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.)

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 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! 

My Portugal: Food & Delicious Wine

My 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. 

Real-Life Entertaining: An All-In Menu from Cocktails to Dessert

Real-Life Entertaining: An All-In Menu from Cocktails to Dessert

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Ever wonder how to plan the perfect menu, without giving "stress" a seat at the table? Chef Chris Halpin is an expert at curating, preparing and executing functions with flair and flavour. Join us for a fun night of hands-on cooking paired with great tricks for keeping your real life entertaining fun and delicious!

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.)

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, culinary instructor, and sommelier
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+

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Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $55 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+

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Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $55 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.

Copy of Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Copy of Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Pasta is just so satisfying! Is there a person alive who doesn’t like pasta? If that person exists, they haven’t tasted Melissa's hand-made delights. In this class, Melissa will walk students through the proper preparation of fresh pasta dough, then share some of the many possibilities for creative homemade stuffed pasta dishes. This is the perfect way for pasta lovers to while away an evening while expanding their repertoires.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

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

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: 
Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook

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

Class Description:
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.

Off the Pages of Ottolenghi's Simple

Off the Pages of Ottolenghi's Simple

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person (includes a copy of the book!) 
Availability: Available
Does Yotam Ottolenghi still bear introducing? Chef, restaurateur, and celebrated author, Ottolenghi's cookbooks always send us scrambling into the kitchen to avail ourselves of what always become favored additions to our repertoires. Clear room on your bookshelf for a new classic, and join us for an afternoon celebrating the deliciously SimpleRegistrants will receive a copy of the book! 

Morning Christmas Baking

Morning Christmas Baking

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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

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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! 

A French Christmas Entertaining Menu

A French Christmas Entertaining Menu

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, culinary instructor, and sommelier
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Like many chefs, Luis likes to re-interpret traditional cuisine by peeling it down to its essentials and then shaking them about. The results are often surprising and always delectable. Learn how to think like a kitchen inventor by observing this master at work. This holiday season, let your own creativity wander well beyond the pages of your recipe book! 

3-Day Winter Break Kids Camp (Ages 8+)

3-Day Winter Break Kids Camp (Ages 8+)

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 winter 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.)