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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
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! 

Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Favourites: Vegetarian Cuisine

Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Favourites: Vegetarian Cuisine

Instructor: Lisa Cheah, executive chef Community Natural Foods
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
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 inspired by the Mediterranean and the Middle East - full of herbs, flavour, vegetables and imagination.

SOLD OUT - A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

SOLD OUT - A VEGETARIAN Night Out: Couples Class

Instructor: Alex Hamilton, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $95 per person
Availability: SOLD OUT
This is a special VEGETARIAN edition of our Couples Class!
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more) 

Start From Scratch: Two Days of Breadmaking For Beginners

Start From Scratch: Two Days of Breadmaking For Beginners

Instructor: Gail Norton, co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks, cookbook author, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person - includes both days of the workshop
Availability: Available
Over the years, Gail has developed a thick crust – actually, a variety of crusts, thick and thin. And, starting now, so will you! A small investment of time and energy will load you up with enough bread-making technique and fabulous recipes to thrill you, your family and your friends for decades to come. (Click for more)

SOLD OUT - One Bowl Wonders: Winter Warmers

SOLD OUT - One Bowl Wonders: Winter Warmers

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: SOLD OUT
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.

SOLD OUT - A Night Out: Couples Class

SOLD OUT - 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: SOLD OUT
If you’re looking for a fresh, exciting idea for the weekend, find a friend or invite your partner to spend a deliciously different evening adding to your culinary repertoire. (Click for more.)

2 SPOTS LEFT - Get Them in the Kitchen! Kids' Cooking (Ages 8+)

2 SPOTS LEFT - 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: 2 SPOTS LEFT
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.

Start From Scratch: Day Two

Start From Scratch: Day Two

Instructor: Gail Norton, co-owner of The Cookbook Co. Cooks, cookbook author, culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $100 per person - includes both days of the workshop
Availability: Available
Over the years, Gail has developed a thick crust – actually, a variety of crusts, thick and thin. And, starting now, so will you! A small investment of time and energy will load you up with enough bread-making technique and fabulous recipes to thrill you, your family and your friends for decades to come. (Click for more)

SOLD OUT - Off the Pages of The Ottolenghi Collection

SOLD OUT - 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: SOLD OUT
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
Tuesdays are definitely for tacos, but if it were left up to us there would be 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)

4 SPOTS LEFT - A Night Out: Couples Class

4 SPOTS LEFT - 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: 4 SPOTS LEFT
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.)

Crêpe-Making Workshop: Sweet & Savoury

Crêpe-Making Workshop: Sweet & Savoury

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person - includes a crêpe pan!
Availability: Available
Crêpes are the ideal and indispensable French street food. Learn how to make these simple pancakes, together with sweet and savoury fillings. This is a hands-on class come ready to learn to flip with skill and abandon! Registrants in this class will take home a crêpe pan!

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. 

2 SPOTS LEFT - A Night Out: Couples Class

2 SPOTS LEFT - 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: 2 SPOTS LEFT
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 with CHARCUT!

Sausage-making Workshop with CHARCUT!

Chef Instructors: Michelle Hardiment, Charcut
Class Type: Combination hands-on and demonstration
Price: $115 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 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 CHARCUT way!

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.)

Get Them In The Kitchen: TEEN BOOTCAMP EDITION!

Get Them In The Kitchen: TEEN BOOTCAMP EDITION!

Instructor: Judy Wood, executive chef/co-owner of MEEZ, cookbook author
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $115 per person
Availability: Available
Time to send your teen off to bootcamp to get whipped right into shape! In this class, fan-favourite Chef Judy will teach culinary foundations that will educate and inspire your teen, giving them not just the know-how to cook for themselves, but the desire, too! This is no laissez-faire affair, this is BOOTCAMP, and Judy will pack so much into these four hours that attendees will leave with new skills, new recipes, and new confidence. Get them in our kitchen, so they’ll want to cook in yours!

SOLD OUT - Perfecting Paella

SOLD OUT - 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: SOLD OUT
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! 

Dinner With David Wood!

Dinner With David Wood!

Host: David Wood, artisan of Salt Spring Island Cheese, cookbook author
Class Type: Specialty Dinner
Price: $125 per person
Availability: Available
Join us for an evening of food and wine with David Wood, one of Canada's great culinary artisans, in celebration of his newest cookbook, Cooking For Friends.

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.

Le Grand Fromage! A Menu for Cheese-Lovers

Le Grand Fromage! A Menu for Cheese-Lovers

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Cheese - milk’s leap towards immortality. Need we say more? This class is for those of us who love everything salty, sharp, sweet, tangy, oozy and gooey about le grand fromage. Join us as we highlight delicious ways to cook with cheese, from starter to dessert.

A 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) 

Mastering Fermentation

Mastering Fermentation

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Instructor: Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $85 per person
Availability: Available
At-home fermentation is all the rage - not only is it delicious, but we now know it benefits our gut, too! Join Stephanie as she walks you through the process of at-home fermentation, from saurkraut to kombucha. Learn the tips and tricks that will leave you with the most delicious product...and not get yourself in a pickle! It's an easy process once you know how. 

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.)

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.

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.

Weeknight Vegan: Comfort Food, Fast

Weeknight Vegan: Comfort Food, Fast

Instructor: 
Stephanie Lindal, chef and culinary instructor

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

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.)

Kids' Baking (Ages 8+)

Kids' Baking (Ages 8+)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $55 per child
Availability: Available
How great to have a kid who loves to bake! And what better way to encourage them than to start their culinary education early - after all, we all know that baking really takes attention to detail! Matthew will make baking challenging and fun for your kiddos. Get them in the kitchen! 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.

Mother's Day Kids' Baking (Ages 8+)

Mother's Day Kids' Baking (Ages 8+)

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $55 per child
Availability: Available
Send your kids to join us for a special Mother’s Day edition of our Kid’s Baking class! Drop the kids off in the morning and enjoy some time to yourself - then be wowed over the goodies they bake and bring home for mom!
How great to have a kid who loves to bake! And what better way to encourage them than to start their culinary education early - after all, we all know that baking really takes attention to detail! Matthew will make baking challenging and fun for your kiddos. Get them in the kitchen! 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.

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.

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.)

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

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

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Instructor: Anne Sellmer, Calgary chocolatier extraordinaire, cōchu chocolates
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $125 per person
Availability: SOLD OUT (Waitlist 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! 

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.

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Tagines: Stews From Morocco

Instructor: Matthew Altizer, chef, culinary instructor, contributor to Calgary Cooks
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Uncover the mysteries of the simple, ancient cooking vessels known as tagines. Your intimate journey will take you through Morocco to better understand the subtleties of this traditional way of preparing stews. Slow-roasted meats and vegetables with exotic spice blends are transformed within the tagine into moist, luscious stews that will transport you to another time and place

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! 

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!

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 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 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.

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 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. 

Ribs, Chops, and Killer Wings

Ribs, Chops, and Killer Wings

Instructor: Craig Westhaver, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 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.

Dining In: How to Eat Restaurant-Quality Food in Your Sweatpants

Dining In: How to Eat Restaurant-Quality Food in Your Sweatpants

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Let’s go out? No, tonight, let’s dine in! At the end of a busy work week, sometimes the thought of heading out to a restaurant is too much to take - and so maybe you’ve been ordering take-out instead. No more! Well, maybe not never more - but join us for this fun, casual class and take away inspiration to turn out restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your home.

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.

Eat With Your Hands! Delicious, Liftable Eats

Eat With Your Hands! Delicious, Liftable Eats

Instructor: Sarah Boucher, chef and culinary instructor
Class Type: Hands On Class
Price: $90 per person
Availability: Available
Let’s put aside the cutlery and get physical, because there’s something so joyful about eating with your hands. In this class, explore a global menu that embraces the classic sandwich and goes beyond. This is a hands-on, hands-in class that we’re sure you’ll love!

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.)

French Pastry Workshop: Ways with Pâte à Choux

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: Available
Paht-ah-shoe? More like pâte à who! Don’t be intimidated by these unfamiliar words - we’re talking cream puffs, eclairs, profiteroles and gougeres! In this class, master the art of making choux paste and learn different ways to deploy it. Your next dinner party will finish off with a bang! That is, a delicious French pastry dessert.

Spring Break Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

Spring Break Kids Camp (Ages 8-11)

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

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.

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)

Chicken 101 with CHARCUT!

Chicken 101 with CHARCUT!

Chef Instructors: Michelle Hardiment, Charcut
Class Type: Combination hands-on and demonstration
Price: $95 per person
Availability: Available
In this class, we will demonstrate basic skills of deboning a raw chicken and explaining how to utilize the full bird in stocks and how to properly store the meat. You’ll learn how to prepare the famous CHARCUT Rotisserie Chicken in a way that shows how to truss a chicken for basic roasting and for rotisserie applications, how to brine, and how to hot smoke. We’ll teach you how to make a chipotle rub for the skin and a chipotle aioli accompaniment that shows how to utilize the drippings from cooking the chicken. Roasted and hot smoked chicken will be provided for the guests to enjoy, as well as the chipotle aioli. Yum!

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

The Cookbook Co. Cooks (map)

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.

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 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.

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.

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! 

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 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

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.)

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 

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.)

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!

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
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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!

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
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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!
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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.)