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 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.

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 family outing. Here's a link to our Private Events product page or 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!

Thursdays; June 15 Or  August 10th Or September 14th, 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 features Fish Tacos with corn tortillas, guacamole, mango salsa, orange carrot & cabbage slaw, and a seasonal fruit dessert.

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: Paleo Cooking

Wednesday, May 31, 7-9pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Join Chef Sasha Gaponovitch on a culinary journey back in time and learn  how this ancient eating habit has influenced a modern food trend. Help prepare a delicious paleo-friendly feast that will satisfy any appetite. The menu includes Salmon Cakes with Avocado Dip, Creamy Basil & Tomato Chicken With Zucchini Pancakes, and Deep Dish Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies. An evening not to be missed!


GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Spain With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Friday, June 2nd, 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 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: Surf & Turf With Chef Fiona De Ree

Wednesday, June 7th, 7-9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Join Chef Fiona deRee for surf and turf as she serves up two meals in two hours. In this class you will make cajun spiced salmon with sweet pea blinis and mango relish.  As well as beef tataki spring salad nicoise with roasted fingerlings, haricots vert and a poached egg topped with a warm vinaigrette. Add to your repertoire, learn new skills and be inspired while enjoying great company and a delicious meal!


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: Total Beginner Macarons

Tuesday, 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.


WEEKDAY GOURMET: Mediterranean

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.


SEASONAL SENSATIONS: Summer Entertaining With Chef Fiona De Ree

Friday, June 16, 7-9pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Join us for an inspiring meal fit for the summer evening of your dreams. Chef Fiona deRee will teach you how to prepare grilled shrimp skewers and watermelon salad as well as lamb koftas with fresh tortillas, marinated cucumbers and mint yogurt. The evening finishes off with individual coconut cream pavlova. The perfect way to end our lovely summery night! Paired wines are included.


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.


COOKERY 101: Handmade Pasta  $89. Book Now!

Thursday, June 22nd Or Tuesday, August 1st

7 - 9:30 pm, Hands-On 

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 seasonal recipes! 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: Dinner With Julia Child

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

Welcome 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!

WEEKDAY GOURMET: Farmer's Market Menu
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017, 7 - 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!
Celebrate the summer's bounty with these two unique and inspired weekday meals. Chef Joyce Singh will lead the group in making Bistro Salad With Asparagus, Poached Quail Egg, Yogurt Hollandaise & Lemon Relish. And then Rice Paper Wrapped Salmon With Garlic Scape Salsa Verde, Grilled Fingerling Potatoes & Haricot Vert. Not only will you increase your weekday repetoire, but you will enjoy a lovely evening and a delicous dinner.
GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Dinner In Wine Country
Thursday, June 29th, 7 - 9:30 pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Join Chef Joyce Singh for dinner amongst the vines. A menu to be savoured and to be shared with friends. This evening you will make Arugula Salad with Confit Tomatoes, Parmesan Croutons & White Wine Vinaigrette; Fresh Pasta With Wine Poached Shrimp & Zucchini Butter; Frosted Chocolate Cake With Raspberries In Red Wine Syrup. Paired wines chosen by our expert staff will be included.


COOKERY 101: Mighty Salads

Tuesday, July 11th, 7pm to 9pm, Hands-On, $89., Book Now!
Inspired by the book Mighty Salads from the Editors of Food 52, Chef Sasha Gaponovitch has created a healthy and delicious menu that will build your repertoire as well as your skills. Together you will make: Sauteed Balsamic Radicchio, Carrot & Pistachio Salad; Grilled Romaine With Buttermilk Anchovy Dressing, Grilled Radishes, Parmesan & Crispy Quinoa; Burrata Panzanella With Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Bread & Shaved Asparagus; Charred Broccolini & Beluga Lentils with Poached Egg and Tahini Dressing. Enjoy a lovely dinner, great company and go home with loads of inspiration!

Thursday, July 13th, 7 - 10 pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Create a perfect menu of make-ahead and last minute hors d’ouevres for summer entertaining. Chef Sasha Gaponovitch will take you through the preparation and assembly of these crowd-pleasing and repetoire-building starters and small plates. Our expert staff will choose wines to match for a winning combination that you can reproduce at home. Along with Chef Sasha you will make Phyllo Triangles With Sautéed Onion, Sweet Peppers & Goat Cheese; Watermelon & Crispy Halloumi; Crispy Perch With Wasabi Mayo; Crostini With Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Garlic Mushrooms & Arugula Pesto; Polenta With Tomato Confit & Crispy Shallots. 


COOKERY 101: Pizza For Grownups

Tuesday, July 25th, 7- 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Joyce Singh will help you take your pizza-making to the next level. In this inspired and skill-based menu you will make Grilled Romaine Salad With White Anchovies & Garlic Croutons (made with fried pizza dough); Hand-stretched Pizza With Nduja Sausage, Fried Eggplant & Mozzarella; Cast Iron Pizza With Grilled Radicchio, Taleggio & Basil Olive Tapenade. Enjoy a wonderful dinner and leave with great recipes and loads of ideas!



Thursday, July 27th, 7 to 9:30 pm, Hands- On, $119. Book Now!

Travel to the Iberian Peninsula with Chef Sasha Gaponovitch for an evening of skills and inspiration. This wonderful menu includes Seasonal gazpacho; Spanish Seafood Paella With Sweet Summer Peppers & Peas. For dessert you will make a traditional Galician Tarta De Santiago. Spanish wines are paired for a delicous and enjoyable combination!


GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Summer In Sardinia

Thursday, August 3rd, 7 - 9:30 pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

 Journey to this enchanted Mediterranean isle with Chef Joyce Singh. Together you will explore the cuisine of it's ancient culture. Start with Sheet Music Bread with Roasted Tomatoes and Walnut Pesto, and then Spicy Seafood Stew with Artichokes & Saffron Fregola followed by Seadas (traditional Sardinian Fritters made with Pecorino Ravioli) & Honey Roasted Grapes. Paired wines will be served for a delicous and enjoyable combination!


WEEKDAY GOURMET: Ottolenghi Inspiration 

Tuesday, August 8th, 7 - 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Sasha Gaponovitch takes her cues from Ottam Ottolenghi in this mediterranean vegetarian menu that reflects her unique style as well as our local products. Two meals in two hours to build your repetoire and inspire your everyday. Together you will make Shakshuka; Squash With Eggplant, Pomegranate Seeds & Buttermilk Dressing, and then Stuffed Mushroom With Preserved Lemon & Freekeh.


COOKERY 101: Cook Once Eat Twice With Chef Paula Bambrick 

Tuesday, August 29th, 7 - 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Cookery is thrilled to welcome back Chef Paula Bambrick and her popular cook once eat twice menu! Join us for leftovers on purpose: Grilled Citrus Chicken with Herbed Quinoa becomes Asian Noodle Salad with Spiced Chicken. And then Miso Glazed Salmon with Rice and Stir Fried Vegetables becomes Salmon Panzanella Salad. You will make and eat all four dishes in two hours!