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: $225 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.)

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: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $60 per person (e.g. $120 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.

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.

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!

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Thai food wins over any crowd. It’s healthy yet rich in flavour, spicy without assaulting the palate, and it plays tastes and textures off one another with subtlety and finesse. Ching Li reveals how to achieve the signature notes of this, one of her favourite cuisines, through coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, cilantro and basil, lemongrass and ginger. Enjoy Ching's pan-Asian influences, and her delicious, contemporary take on the classics.

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.)

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.

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.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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.

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! 

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) 

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: 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.)

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

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

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

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

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. (Click for more)

Taco Tuesday! Guerilla Tacos

Taco Tuesday! Guerilla Tacos

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. ! 

Keto 2.0

Keto 2.0

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

Food & Wine from our Travels: South of France

Food & Wine from our Travels: South of France

Instructors: Karen Ralph, wine purveyor and educator,
Gail Norton, co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks and cookbook author,
Judy Wood, chef/co-owner of Meez
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)

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.)

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 (includes a set of cake decorating piping tips!) 
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. This class includes a set of cake decorating piping tips. 

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) 

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.)

Gnocchi & Gnudi Workshop: Fun to Say, Fun to Eat!

Gnocchi & Gnudi Workshop: Fun to Say, Fun to Eat!

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? 

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. 

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: Melissa Gorsedin, 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.)

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! 

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

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

A VALENTINE'S Night Out! Couples Class

A VALENTINE'S Night Out! Couples Class

Instructor: Chris Halpin, chef/owner of Manna Catering and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 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 VALENTINE'S Night Out! Couples Class

A VALENTINE'S Night Out! Couples Class

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor, beer guy in residence at Metrovino
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 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
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 VALENTINE'S Night Out! Couples Class

A VALENTINE'S Night Out! Couples Class

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 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.

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! 

Off the Menu of The Coup: Bold Vegetarian Dishes

Off the Menu of The Coup: Bold Vegetarian Dishes

Instructor: Josh Robinson of The Coup, and Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Demo
Price: $90 per person
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. 

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) 

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 per person
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! 
Recipes for this class include - 
Three-Nut Boursin
Easy "Cheese" Sauce
Macadamia Ricotta
Coconut Yogurt Labneh

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.)

Family-Style in Tuscany: Delicious Food & Brunello Wine

Family-Style in Tuscany: Delicious Food & Brunello Wine

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: $125 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?

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.)

Pie and Pastry Making Workshop

Pie and Pastry Making Workshop

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

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.

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.)

Confident Cooking I

Confident Cooking I

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 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 3 and October 10) for a reduced fee of $160!

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: 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.)

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

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

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

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

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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! 

Confident Cooking II

Confident Cooking II

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, sommelier and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 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 3 and October 10) for a reduced fee of $160!

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.)

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Thai food wins over any crowd. It’s healthy yet rich in flavour, spicy without assaulting the palate, and it plays tastes and textures off one another with subtlety and finesse. Ching Li reveals how to achieve the signature notes of this, one of her favourite cuisines, through coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, cilantro and basil, lemongrass and ginger. Enjoy Ching's pan-Asian influences, and her delicious, contemporary take on the classics.

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.)

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.)

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

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

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

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

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, 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.)

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.)

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) 

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.)

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 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.)

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.

Dinner with Friends: Glen Manzer's Cancer Fundraising Event

Dinner with Friends: Glen Manzer's Cancer Fundraising Event

Instructor: Glen Manzer, executive chef Creative Restaurant Group, and friends!
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 five of his friends for a heartfelt evening of fine food and camaraderie.

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.)

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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.)

Dinner With Julie

Dinner With Julie

Instructor: Julie Van Rosendaal, great cook, food blogger, cookbook author, community advocate
Class Type: Specialty Dinner + Demonstration Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for an evening of food, wine, and laughter with celebrated author Julie van Rosendaal! The menu is to be announced - but with Julie cooking, you know it'll be delicious. Don't wait to book this specialty dinner before it sells out! 

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) 

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Thai food wins over any crowd. It’s healthy yet rich in flavour, spicy without assaulting the palate, and it plays tastes and textures off one another with subtlety and finesse. Ching Li reveals how to achieve the signature notes of this, one of her favourite cuisines, through coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, cilantro and basil, lemongrass and ginger. Enjoy Ching's pan-Asian influences, and her delicious, contemporary take on the classics.

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.)

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
Class Type: Demonstration Class
Price: $95 per person
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! 

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.)

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.)

Cinco de Maya Fiesta! A Mexican Feast

Cinco de Maya Fiesta! A 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.

Menu for the class includes - 

Veracruz-Style Ceviche with Guacamole
Bass al Pastor Tacos
Pollo con Mole Poblano with Mexican Rice
Blackberry Cheese Tart

Menu subject to change based on availability of ingredients.

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
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 Japanese dishes.

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!  

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, 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: $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.

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) 

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Melissa Gorsedin, culinary instructor, pantry and catering chef at The Cookbook Co. Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
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.)

At the Florentine's Table: Dinner with Allan

At the Florentine's Table: Dinner with Allan

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 

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.)

Thai Classics

Thai Classics

Instructor: Ching Li, culinary instructor and great cook
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Thai food wins over any crowd. It’s healthy yet rich in flavour, spicy without assaulting the palate, and it plays tastes and textures off one another with subtlety and finesse. Ching Li reveals how to achieve the signature notes of this, one of her favourite cuisines, through coconut milk and kaffir lime leaves, cilantro and basil, lemongrass and ginger. Enjoy Ching's pan-Asian influences, and her delicious, contemporary take on the classics.

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.)

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

Handmade Stuffed Pasta: Ravioli, Agnolotti, and More!

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

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) 

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.)