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SOLD OUT - French Pastry Workshop: Ways with Pâte à Choux

SOLD OUT - French Pastry Workshop: Ways with Pâte à Choux

Instructor: Salvador Valdes, culinary instructor and pastry chef
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: SOLD OUT
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 - Spring Break Kids Camp

Sold Out - Spring Break Kids Camp

Class Type: Hands On 3-Day Kids Camp
Days and Times: March 27-29, 10-2 daily. 
Price: $195 per child
Availability: Sold Out
This quick 3-day spring break session will get your kiddos out from under your feet - and learning in our kitchen classroom! The camp will nurture your favourite young chef with three days of cooking, learning, and eating. (Click for more.)

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.)

Handmade Asian Dumplings

Handmade Asian Dumplings

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

One Bowl Wonders: Spring Salad Feasts

One Bowl Wonders: Spring Salad Feasts

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 on the verge of spring as we learn the way of the mighty salad, wholesome and fulfilling. This isn’t just rabbit food - we’re here to put salads back on the dinner menu with new ideas for dressings, add-ins, leafy bases, and more.
Menu for the class includes -
Black Cod, Celery, Radish, Parsley and Sunflower Seed Salad with Caper-Miso Dressing
Almond Satay Soba Noodle Salad with Crispy Tofu, Herbs, and Cucumber 
Black Garlic Eggplant with Herbs and Yogurt, Crispy Chicken Thighs, and Israeli Couscous

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 Culinary Bootcamp Just for Men!

A Culinary Bootcamp Just for Men!

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
So last year we tried to run this class on Grey Cup weekend, and the year before, the Superbowl. Sigh! Silly us, we checked our calendar twice this season, and we’re excited to bring back this fan favourite. (Click for more)

NEW DATE - Ribs, Chops, and Killer Wings

NEW DATE - Ribs, Chops, and Killer Wings

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
With a name like this, do you really need to know more? Whether you want to master new recipes for game night, or simply get in the mood for outdoor entertaining when the sun (finally) starts to shine, chef Craig has your back... and some baby back ribs! Learn new techniques, tackle a few great marinades and glazes, and enjoy a menu of tasty food with wine and beer to match.

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.)

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.

SOLD OUT - Italian Farmhouse Menu

SOLD OUT - Italian Farmhouse Menu

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: SOLD OUT - waitlist 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 Alloy

Off the Menu of Alloy

Instructor: Rogelio Herrera, chef/owner of Alloy Dining
Class Type: Demo
Price: 
$90 per person
Availability: Available
"The belly rules the mind." - Spanish proverb. 
Chef Rogelio's belly has come up with a thoughtful and inspired menu. This well-travelled chef combines Latin and Asian flavours to create the menu at Alloy, one of Calgary's most dazzling restaurants. Marvel at the ease with which this incredible chef creates unforgettable dishes. Come get a belly full of inspiration.

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.

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

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

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Luis Obregon, chef, 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 Girl and Her Greens

A Girl and Her Greens

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

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.

Eat with Your Hands: Liftable Eats

Eat with Your Hands: Liftable Eats

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
We love pizza, chips, and Cheezies (Hawkins brand, please. We’re not monsters!) as much the next person, but there are other options for rounding out a table of finger food! Think dumplings, filled gougères, tiny sandwiches, and savoury pancakes with dipping sauce. Chef Sarah will take you through her favourite munchies, made to travel in hand - the perfect bites to enjoy as you party down at your next soirée, or head out the door on your daily adventures.

Marrakech Connection: A Moroccan Feast

Marrakech Connection: A Moroccan Feast

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Exotic North African dishes with wonderful flavour, aroma, and spice are at the centre of this class that celebrates Morocco and the tradition of gathering together to enjoy lush and vibrant menus. Salads, tagines, and spice pastes rich with cinnamon, turmeric, saffron, and paprika will excite the tastebuds and bring beauty to the table. Matthew is passionate about this food, and by the end of the class, we know that you will be too!

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! 

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.

Handmade Pasta: Linguine, Tagliatelle, and More!

Handmade Pasta: Linguine, Tagliatelle, and More!

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

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

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) 

Grown-Up & Kids Class

Grown-Up & Kids Class

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

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.)

Vegetarian Bootcamp!

Vegetarian Bootcamp!

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person
Availability: Available
Whether you’re newly vegetarian, are cooking for someone who’s newly vegetarian, or you’re an old pro who needs some fresh inspiration, this meat-free bootcamp is for you! In this class, learn to think like a chef to achieve bold, bright flavours in dishes that will nourish your body without depriving your palate. Learn ways to pack in protein and achieve umami and depth of taste in dishes where vegetables are the star. Flexitarians are welcome! Add a whole host of new vegetarian dishes to your repertoire.

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.)

Rise, Dine, & Shine! The Best of Brunch

Rise, Dine, & Shine! The Best of Brunch

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

A Twisty, Turny Spiralizing Workshop: Beyond "Zoodles"

A Twisty, Turny Spiralizing Workshop: Beyond "Zoodles"

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $75 per person
Availability: Available
So surely by now you’ve encountered a zucchini noodle - or ‘zoodle’ - in the wild, or maybe even in your own kitchen! Maybe you’ve even got a spiralizer of your very own, and have been wondering what the heck else you can do with it. As it turns out, lots! Join us in this workshop for fun and tasty inspiration alongside practical hands-on technique.

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

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

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

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! A Mexican Feast

Cinco de Mayo 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

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

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.)

SOLD OUT - At the Florentine's Table: Dinner with Allan

SOLD OUT - At the Florentine's Table: Dinner with Allan

Instructor: Allan Shewchuk, Italophile and great cook
Class Type: Demonstration
Price: $100 per person
Availability: SOLD OUT - waitlist 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 

Spring Fling! First-Of-The-Season Favourites

Spring Fling! First-Of-The-Season Favourites

Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
SPRING! It’s time to start thinking seasonally again. Join us for a hands-on vegetable-forward class in which we enjoy some early spring favourites and welcome the growing season back into our lives.

Frutti Di Mare: Mediterranean Seafood Dishes

Frutti Di Mare: Mediterranean Seafood Dishes

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Frutti di mare - the fruit of the sea! Join us for a celebration of the Mediterranean coast, wherein you’ll explore classic flavours and techniques for a variety of seafood dishes. Seafood can be a little tricky to get right, but don’t let that deter you! We’ll teach you the proper preparations, and soon you’ll be feasting from the ocean whenever it strikes your fancy! Yum!

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.)

Dining Al Fresco: Make & Take Gourmet Picnic Favourites

Dining Al Fresco: Make & Take Gourmet Picnic Favourites

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
This is it! We’ve finally reached the time of year where Calgarians throw open the curtains and flock outside to enjoy the sunshine! Whether your preferred picnic place is your favourite downtown park or maybe requires a little roadtrip to the mountains, make sure your hamper is packed with delicious food to suit. We can do better than potato salad. Dust off your picnic blanket and join us for a morning of preparing pack-able eats, stop by Metrovino for a bottle of wine, and head off to picnic in the afternoon!

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) 

Rockin' Ronnie's Grilling Essentials: Beginner to Intermediate

Rockin' Ronnie's Grilling Essentials: Beginner to Intermediate

Instructor: Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk, bestselling cookbook author and barbecue evangelist
Class Type: Combination Hands On and Demonstration Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
Whether you just got a shiny new grill or want to add some skills and recipes to your outdoor cooking repertoire, this sizzlin’ session is for you. Ronnie will show you his time-tested, award-winning techniques and share his favourite never-fail recipes. You'll learn how to prepare the holy trinity of backyard cooking: the perfect steak, the best burger, and succulent pork ribs, followed by an insanely easy and tasty grilled dessert. You’ll come away from this session with a full belly and the know-how you need to wow your guests and rock your family’s world. 

Menu for the class includes - 
Easiest, Tastiest Steak
Grilled Vegetable Platter
Classic Dadburger Deluxe
Cheater Ribs
Grilled Pineapple with Caramel Sauce

Please note that all of Rockin' Ronnie's classes have both demonstration and hands-on components. The grilling portion of each class will take place outdoors - rain or shine - please come dressed for all of Calgary's weather possibilities. Menu subject to change based on availability of ingredients.

Beyond Barbecue Basics with Rockin' Ronnie: Intermediate to Expert

Beyond Barbecue Basics with Rockin' Ronnie: Intermediate to Expert

Instructor: Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk, bestselling cookbook author and barbecue evangelist
Class Type: Combination Hands On and Demonstration Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
Are you ready to take your backyard cooking to the next level? In this session you’ll enter the world of gourmet grilling. Ronnie will introduce you to some advanced techniques and show you how to create complex, delicious flavours that will send your guests’ taste buds into the stratosphere.  Simple, yet elegant grilled mushrooms. Tender, succulent rack of lamb. Mind-blowingly juicy beef burger with a molten butter core. Cedar-planked salmon that even seafood haters will love. And a crazy, smoky dessert to amaze your guests featuring the humble grapefruit, elevated to greatness. You’ll leave this class satiated and educated, with a suite of sophisticated grilling skills and a treasure trove of recipes designed to impress and delight. 


Menu for the class includes - 
Mushroom Kebabs with Tarragon Vinaigrette
Rack of Lamb with Balsamic Reduction
Beef Burger with Herbed Butter Core and Caramelized Onions
Cedar-Planked Salmon with Whiskey-Maple Glaze
Planked Grapefruit with Grand Marnier and Honey

Please note that all of Rockin' Ronnie's classes have both demonstration and hands-on components. The grilling portion of each class will take place outdoors - rain or shine - please come dressed for all of Calgary's weather possibilities. Menu subject to change based on availability of ingredients.

A Night Out: Grilling Class for Couples

A Night Out: Grilling Class for Couples

Instructor: Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk, bestselling cookbook author and barbecue evangelist
Class Type: Combination Hands On and Demonstration Class
Price: $110 per person
Availability: Available
What’s your idea of a perfect night out? Delicious food? An interesting activity? An entertaining performance? You’ll get all of that and more from this fun-filled evening with barbecue master Rockin’ Ronnie. Master new recipes and pick up lots of grilling tips and techniques in a fun, casual atmosphere, then enjoy the great food you’ve helped prepare together. 

Menu for the class includes - 
Bacon-Wrapped Oysters
Spice-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Steak, Italian Style with Grilled Bruschetta
Whiskey and Honey Planked Peaches

Please note that all of Rockin' Ronnie's classes have both demonstration and hands-on components. The grilling portion of each class will take place outdoors - rain or shine - please come dressed for all of Calgary's weather possibilities. Menu subject to change based on availability of ingredients.

Barbecue Secrets: Home Cooking with Smoke and Fire

Barbecue Secrets: Home Cooking with Smoke and Fire

Instructor: Rockin’ Ronnie Shewchuk, bestselling cookbook author and barbecue evangelist
Class Type: Combination Hands On and Demonstration Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
For over 20 years, Barbecue Evangelist Rockin' Ronnie Shewchuk and his fellow Butt Shredders have schooled generations of backyard barbecue champions. In this three-hour session, Ronnie will demonstrate how to cook real, Southern-style barbecue in your back yard using readily available equipment and time-honoured recipes and techniques. You’ll learn the essentials of barbecue, smoking and plank-cooking, including preparing rubs and sauces, choosing the right cuts of meat, adding flavour with hardwood smoke, and complementing your meat with tasty starters and sides.

Menu for the class includes - 
Smoked Oysters
Smoked Tomato Guacamole
Cedar-Planked Salmon with Whisky-Honey Glaze
Tasty Asian Smoked Chicken Thighs
Classic Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Tidewater Coleslaw and Baked Beans for a Crowd

Please note that all of Rockin' Ronnie's classes have both demonstration and hands-on components. The grilling portion of each class will take place outdoors - rain or shine - please come dressed for all of Calgary's weather possibilities. Menu subject to change based on availability of ingredients.

A Night Out: Couples Class

A Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
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.)

Pomegranates & Pistachios: A Middle Eastern Baking Workshop

Pomegranates & Pistachios: A Middle Eastern Baking Workshop

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Pomegranates and pistachios, cardamom and honey - oh, we love the flavours of the Middle East, especially infused into baking. Inspired by Ottolenghi’s Sweet and Honey + Co’s Golden, we invite you to join us for a different genre of baked goods - one that we hope you’ll find as beguiling as we do! Matthew is an amazing baker, and talented in the flavour combinations from this area of the world. Come for a tasty, tasty afternoon!

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! 

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: 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.)

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: 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.)

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! 

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: 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.)

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: 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.)

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.

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: 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 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) 

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: 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.)

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Summertime in the City: A Couples Class

Instructor: Instructor TBA
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for the exciting summer season of our A Night Out: 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.)

Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 12+)

Summer Week-Long Kids Camp (Ages 12+)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Kids Camp for Ages 12+
Days and Times: July 15-19, 10AM-3PM
Price: $325 per child
Availability: Available
Our summer camps will nurture your favourite young chef with a week of learning, cooking, and eating! (Click for more) 

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

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

Instructor: Ching Li, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Kids Camp for Ages 8-11
Days and Times: July 22-26, 10AM-3PM
Price: $325 per child
Availability: Available

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