Cooking Classes - Cookery Roncesvalles


2017 Cooking Classes 

Welcome Spring! Come and celebrate the return of the sun with Cookery. Our April, May and June calendars are chock full of great offerings to build your repertoire, impress your guests and create new traditions in the kitchen. Travel to Morocco and Thailand; have dinner in Paris or Bologna; learn an artisinal skill like cheese-making or fresh pasta. We also have new Weekday Gourmet menus with a Paleo night and a new theme: Field & Stream. Farm to table at it's best; add wines to match, make new friends and you have a great night out!

We are pleased to offer a range of classes for all age groups and skill levels. Our talented teaching chefs will help you to build your culinary repertoire, sharpen your knife skills, and learn to entertain like a pro.

For Kids we offer an After School Program for 8 to 12 year-olds as well as a range of other PA Day Workshops, and Sunday Baking for the little ones.

Registration for Summer Camp 2017 is underway! See calendar for dates. Three separate weeks available. New this year: 1 Week Advanced Skills Class.

We would love to host your next group event, birthday party, team-building or corporate outing. Give us a call at the store (647-478-3873) to chat about arranging a custom cooking class. 

Cooking Class categories: 

  • Cookery 101: A series on the practical basics of cooking for adults and young people - serious skills applied to delicious recipes: knife skills, macarons, pastry, pasta-making, bread-making, butchery and much more.
  • Weekday Gourmet: Impressive recipes that home cooks can add to their weeknight repertoire to surprise and delight their families and guests.Two meals in 2 hours!
  • Seasonal Sensations: Cooking classes that will prepare you for the seasonal festivities to come; adding variety & excitement to your traditional celebrations.
  • Global Getaways: Adventurous dishes inspired by global cuisine made with local ingredients - featuring Italy, France, Korea, and India. 

Cancellation Policy: We are happy to move your booking to another class of your choosing or provide a store credit if notice of cancellation is provided more than 72 hours prior to the start of the class.     

View the  Cooking Class Calendar here

Schedule Details:

 

COOKERY 101: Knife Skills Spring Menu Book Now!

Thursday, May 8th, or June 15th, 2017, 7-9pm, Hands-On 

Sharpen your knife skills with Chef Sasha Gaponovitch and learn what the hardest working tool in your kitchen can do. Our new spring menu includes Fish Tacos with fresh corn tortillas, guacamole, tomato salsa, mango salsa, pickled shallot and cabbage slaw, and for dessert a seasonal fruit Crostata (an Italian open-faced tart).

We continue to have 'teaching status' from our knife partners for this class. All participants qualify for student pricing on a student set of knives - whether it be Shun, Wusthof, or Global - which includes 3 knives - typically a 8" Cook's knife, a 6" Utility, and a 3.5" pairing knife (details in-store).  Special Student price, including Knife Skills class - $299-399 (details in-store).  Class only - $89.

 

COOKERY 101: Handmade Pasta  $89. Book Now!

Wednesday, May 3rd, 7-9:30pm, $89
Friday, May 26th, 7-9:30pm, $89

Join us for artisinal pasta-making with Cookery's Chefs! Not only is is easy to learn it's also delicious and entertaining, and updated with new recipes for spring! Together you will make Fettuccine with Asparagus and Lemon and Stuffed Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto. Add in our Arugula Salad and your meal is complete! This hands-on experience will help to increase your culinary knowledge as well as give you more confidence in the kitchen. 

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Morocco With Chef Joyce Singh

Saturday, May 6th, 7pm-9:30pm, Hands-On, $119 Book Now!

Escape with Chef Joyce Singh and explore the flavours and spices of North Africa in a culinary visit to Morocco.  Learn to prepare Chicken Bisteeya with Candied Almonds, Eggplant & Lamb Tagine With Cornmeal Couscous and Figs, and for dessert Chebakla Cookies with Saffron Syrup & Pistachios. Let us inspire your home cooking and perhaps your next vacation! Paired wines included.

 

COOKERY 101: Eight Week After School Program For 8 to 12 Year-Olds

Tuesdays, 3:45 to 5:15 pm, April 18th  to June 6th, 2017, Hands-On, $395

Sold Out!

Chefs Janet Armstrong & Heather Johnson will guide junior cooks through a different skill and recipe each week including knife handling, stove-top safety, fresh pasta, yeast doughs, and many other kitchen essentials. Kids will learn multicultural cooking and classic techniques that they can reproduce at home while having fun and meeting new friends. The after-school snack has never been this delicious!

 

COOKERY 101: Gnocchi & Gnudi With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Thursday, April 20th, 7-9pm, Hands-On Book Now!

Join Chef Sasha Gaponovitch for an evening of Northern Italian favourites with her well New-York-honed gnocchi skills. Tonight you will learn techniques for both traditional Potato Gnocchi with Slow Cooked Beef Ragu as well as unique and delicous Ricotta Gnudi with Wild Mushrooms & Truffle.

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Thailand

Friday, April 21st, 7 to 10 pm, Hands-On

Book Now!

Travel to Thailand with Chef Joyce Singh for an evening of new and intriguing flavours and techniques. Together you will make Shrimp Tom Yum Soup with Enoki Mushrooms; Red Curry Beef with Lotus Root; Crispy Rice Cakes & Sauteed Bok Choy. And for dessert: Lemongrass Creme Brulee, Marinated Citrus Salad with Crispy Coconut Shortbread. No more Thai take-out! Paired wines and beverages are included.

 

COOKERY 101: Total Beginner Macarons

Wednesdays; April 26, May 16 or June 13, 7-9:30pm, Hands-On, $89.  Book Now!

Have you considered making Paris’ most treasured treat at home, but are intimidated by Macarons’ reputation as the pastry world’s toughest? This Macarons class for total beginners will walk you through the critical need-to-knows and get you over your fears of trying them at home. Practice important techniques for macaron success: batter basics, macaronnage & beginner piping. Spend the evening with Cookery’s founder, Alison Fletcher, as she shares the trials and tribulations of her own ‘Macaron Journey’. Not only will you taste what you make, but you'll also go home with a delicious selection of macarons.

COOKERY 101: Fish

Thursdays, April 27th , May 18th, Or  Monday, June 19, 7-9pm, Hands-on

Book Now!

Know you should be eating more fish but not sure how to cook it? Chef Sasha Gaponovitch to the rescue! In this hands-on class you will learn techniques for different fish preparations and recipes that range from party dishes to everyday dinners. The menu includes: Gravalax, Poached Trout with Capers and Lemon Butter, Fish Cakes and Salt Crusted Whole Fish.

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Springtime In Paris

Friday, April 28th, 7pm to 10pm, Hands-On, $119.  Book Now!

Chef Joyce Singh will transport you to the city of love with this classic French Menu. Together you will make Spring Onion Consomme with Parisienne Gnocchi; Herb Salad; Crispy Chicken Payard With Bacon Wrapped Radishes & Jerusalem Artichoke Puree;   and for dessert a Rhubarb Custard Tart With Raspberry Rose Coulis. Our knowledgeable staff will provide wine pairings to make it  a fantastic night out!

  

WEEKDAY GOURMET: Mediterranean

Monday, May 1st, 7-9pm, Hands-On, $89 Sold Out!
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, 
7-9pm, Hands-On, $89 Book Now!

Chef Joyce Singh shows us how Mediterranean cooking can fit into your weekly routine. Learn how to make Asparagus & Halloumi Salad with Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Falafels with Black Garlic Baba Ghanoush & Dukkah Flatbread. 

 

COOKERY 101: Whole Chicken Butchery

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7-9pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now! 

Learn how to cut and section a whole chicken in a few easy steps. Join chef Sasha Gaponovitch and prepare a meal that leaves no part of the bird unused. The menu includes chicken ballotine with roasted fennel, orange and garlic stuffing as well as southern fried chicken and grilled chicken with chili basil and lime marinade. 

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Modern Scandinavian With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Friday, May 5, 7:00-9:30pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Chef Sasha Gaponovitch takes you on a culinary adventure to explore the cuisine of the Scandinavian countries. Learn to prepare Herring on Rye Bread with Beet and Shallot Quick Pickles, Market White Fish With Potatoes, Chive Cream, Garlic Mushrooms & Horseradish, and Crispy Veal Cutlet with Capers, Lemon and Butter Sauce. Finishing the evening is Warm Vanilla Poached Pears with Cardamon Cream. A smörgåsbord of flavours not to be missed! Paired wines included. 

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Morocco With Chef Joyce Singh 

Saturday, May 6th, 7pm-9:30pm, Hands-On, $119.  Book Now!

Escape with Chef Joyce Singh  to explore the flavours and spices of North Africa in a culinary visit to Morocco.  Learn to prepare Chicken Bisteeya with Candied Almonds, Eggplant & Lamb Tagine With Cornmeal Couscous and Figs, and for dessert Chebakla Cookies with Saffron Syrup & Pistachios. Let us inspire your home cooking and perhaps your next vacation! Paired wines included. 

 

COOKERY 101: Cream Puffs & Eclairs

Wednesday, May 10, 7-9pm, Hands-on, $89. Book Now!
Monday, June 5, 7-9pm, Hands-on, $89

Join Cookery Chefs as they teach you to make the perfect puffs! Learn how to make choux paste and bake Savoury Cheese and Herb Gougeres, Salted Caramel Eclairs, Nutella Cream Puffs and Green Tea Profiteroles. Four tasty treats to add to your baking repertoire.

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Spain With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Friday, May 12, 7-9:30pm, Hands-on, $119.  Book Now!
Thursday, June 1, 7-9:30pm, Hands-on, $119.

Join globe-trotting chef Sasha Gaponovitch on one of her favourite adventures; Dinner in Spain! Tonight we’ll start with a traditional Seafood Paella and accompany this with Blistered Shishito Peppers & Dip; Seasonal Salad with Preserved Lemons, and finishing things off with a delicious Spanish Olive Oil Cake. Paired wines included.

 

WEEKDAY GOURMET: Field & Stream With Chef Joyce Singh

Monday, May 15, 7-9pm, Hands-on, $89. Book Now!                        

Chef Joyce Singh will guide you on a journey through the food landscape and the bounty of our country. Together you will make Fresh Chorizo Sausage Patties with Braised Fava Beans, Pearl Onions and Pangrattato followed by Seared Duck Breast with Blueberry Red Wine Sauce, Leek and Potato Pancakes & Steamed Broccolini. Farm to table at it's best!

 

COOKERY 101: Total Beginner Macarons

Wednesdays; May 16th  or June 13th, 7-9:30pm, Hands-On, $89.  Book Now!

Have you considered making Paris’ most treasured treat at home, but are intimidated by Macarons’ reputation as the pastry world’s toughest? This Macarons class for total beginners will walk you through the critical need-to-knows and get you over your fears of trying them at home. Practice important techniques for macaron success: batter basics, macaronnage & beginner piping. Spend the evening with Cookery’s founder, Alison Fletcher, as she shares the trials and tribulations of her own ‘Macaron Journey’. Not only will you taste what you make, but you'll also go home with a delicious selection of macarons.

 

COOKERY 101: Fish With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Thursday, May 18th, or  Monday, June 19, 7-9pm, Hands-on, $89.  Book Now!

Know you should be eating more fish but not sure how to cook it? Chef Sasha Gaponovitch to the rescue! In this hands-on class you will learn techniques for different fish preparations and recipes that range from party dishes to everyday dinners. The menu includes: Gravalax, Poached Trout with Capers and Lemon Butter, Fish Cakes and Salt Crusted Whole Fish.

  

WEEKDAY GOURMET: Surf & Turf With Chef Joyce Singh

Saturday, May 20, 7-9pm, Hands-on, $89.  Book Now!

Chef Joyce Singh continues with the popular surf and turf series of weekday gourmet classes where you will learn two meals in two hours. In this version you will make Crispy Parmesan Chicken Thighs with Potato and Chive Risotto. Followed by Salmon and Leek Fishcakes with Sweet Potato Slaw and Pickled Shallot Tartar Sauce. Add to your repertoire, learn new skills, techniques, and inspiration while enjoying great company and a delicious meal! 

 

COOKERY 101: Gnocchi & Gnudi With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Monday, May 22, 7-9pm, Hands-On, $89.  Book Now!

Join chef Sasha Gaponovitch for an evening of Italian favourites. Hone your skills and learn how to make Crispy Fried Potato Gnocchi with Arugula Pesto and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, served with Endive and Radicchio Salad. Followed by Ricotta Gnudi with Spring Greens. Buon Appetito!

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Springtime In Bologna

Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 7pm to 10 pm, Hands-On, $119.  Book Now!

Enjoy an evening in the heart of Italy with Chef Sasha Gaponovitch where you will make Endive Salad With Figs & Mortadella; Fresh Tagliatelli Prima Vera; Seared Veal With Proscutto & Grilled Fennel. For dessert there will be Zupa Inglese and matched wines to accompany it all!

 

 COOKERY 101: Handmade Pasta Spring 2017

Friday, May 26th, 7-9:30pm, $89.  Book Now!

Join us for artisinal pasta-making with Cookery's Chefs! Not only is is easy to learn it's also delicious and entertaining, and updated with new recipes for spring! Together you will make Fettuccine with Asparagus and Lemon and Stuffed Pasta with Peas and Prosciutto. Add in our Arugula Salad and your meal is complete! This hands-on experience will help to increase your culinary knowledge as well as give you more confidence in the kitchen. 

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Northern Italy With Chef Janet Armstrong 

Saturday, May 27th, 7-9:30pm, Hands-on, $119. Book Now!

Called Italy’s greatest gastronomic treasure, head to Northern Italy tonight with Chef Janet Armstrong. Start with Anchovy and Chickpea Crostini on Fresh Foccacia, followed by Linguine Vongole and Lentils with Mostarda & Sausage. For dessert, feast on individual Tiramisu Pots. Paired wines included.

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Spain With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Thursday, June 1st, 7-9:30pm, Hands-on, $119.  Book Now!

Join globe-trotting chef Sasha Gaponovitch on one of her favourite adventures; Dinner in Spain! Tonight we’ll start with a traditional Seafood Paella. We’ll accompany this with Blistered Shishito Peppers with Dip, a Seasonal Salad with Preserved Lemons, finishing things off with a delicious Spanish Olive Oil Cake. Paired wines included.

 

 GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Springtime In Paris With Chef Joyce Singh

Thursday, June 8th, 7pm to 10pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Chef Joyce Singh will transport you to the city of love with this classic French Menu. Together you will make Spring Onion Consomme with Parisienne Gnocchi; Herb Salad; Crispy Chicken Payard With Bacon Wrapped Radishes & Jerusalem Artichoke Puree;   and for dessert a Rhubarb Custard Tart With Raspberry Rose Coulis. Our knowledgeable staff will provide wine pairings to make it  a fantastic night out!

 

COOKERY 101: PA Day Asian Inspiration For 8 To 12 Year-Olds

Friday, June 9th, 2017, 9am - 12:30pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Junior cooks will join our professional Chef for a morning of Asian-inspired dishes where they will learn to make Maki Rolls, Nigiri Sushi, Quick Pickles, Special Fried Rice, and Vegetarian Pot Stickers from scratch. Participants will build the confidence to make the recipes at home. What better way to spend a PA day than practicing knife skills, making new friends, and having an awesome lunch!

 

COOKERY 101: Fish With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Monday, June 19, 7-9pm, Hands-on, $89.  Book Now!

Know you should be eating more fish but not sure how to cook it? Chef Sasha Gaponovitch to the rescue! In this hands-on class you will learn techniques for different fish preparations and recipes that range from party dishes to everyday dinners. The menu includes: Gravalax, Poached Trout with Capers and Lemon Butter, Fish Cakes and Salt Crusted Whole Fish.

 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Dinner With Julia Child

Friday, June 23rd, 2017, 7pm to 10 pm, Hands-On, $119.  Book Now!

Celebrate summer with a Provencal menu inspired by Julia Child. Chef Sasha Gaponovitch will take you through such French classics as Coq Au Vin; Scalloped Potatoes; Haricots Vert With Tarragon & Butter Sauce, and Cherry Clafoutis. Add great French wines and some fun company and the evening is set!