Cooking Classes - Cookery Roncesvalles

2017 Cooking Classes on Roncesvalles

We are pleased to offer a range of classes for all age groups and skill levels. Our chefs will help you to build your culinary repertoire, sharpen your knife skills, entertain like a pro, and set your kids on the road to success in the kitchen.

Delicious news!

This month's highlight is Weekday Gourmet: Surf & Turf on Monday, March 20th with Chef Paula Bambrick.  For this night's '2 meals in 2 hours', we will be demonstrating  All-Clad's new 'not a non-stick, non-stick' line: D3 Armor.  All participants for this class will get 20% off ANY All Clad product in-store, including the NEW D3 Armor.

Many of you have asked for more pastry classes for adults, so we're bringing in the experts!  Join local baker and entrepreneur Lorraine Hawley and Pastry Chef Hannah Greene, for an evening of pastry-making where you will learn the secrets behind Mabel's signature goodies. Lorraine & Hannah will share their secrets for great scratch-baking and together you will make classic pie dough, organic fruit hand pies, and lemon tarts with pate sucre.  BOOK NOW!

For Kids we are offering our After School Program for 8 to 12 year-olds as well as a range of other PA Day Workshops, Sunday morning baking for the little ones, and Summer Camp! See calendar for dates.

We would love to host your next event, birthday party or corporate outing.  Give us a call (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!

Wednesday, April 12th, or Thursday, May 8th, or June 15th, 2017, 7-9pm,


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 - $79.

COOKERY 101: Handmade Pasta  $89. Book Now!

Saturday, April 8th, 7-9:30pm, $89
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. 


COOKERY 101: Pastry With Mabel's Founder Lorraine Hawley

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, 7-9pm, Hands-On, $89., Sold Out!

Join local baker and entrepreneur Lorraine Hawley for an evening of pastry-making where you will learn the secrets behind Mabel's signature goodies.  Lorraine will take you through all aspects of good scratch-baking and together you will make Empanadas, Lemon Squares and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. 

GLOBAL GETAWAYS: French Bistro Favourites

Friday, March 24th, 2017,  7-10 pm, Hands-On, $89., Book Now!       

Chef Paula Bambrick presents a menu of continental classics: Gougeres (Cheese Puffs), Pork Simmered with Mushrooms & Cream, Potatoes Dauphinoise, Ratatouille, Chocolate Mousse. Elevate your entertaining repetoire while you enjoy a lovely meal and learn some great culinary techniques.

COOKERY 101: Phyllo Pastry

Monday, March 27th, 2017, 7-9 pm, Hands-On, $79., Book Now!

Working with Phyllo pastry is easy and fun. Chef Paula Bambrick will teach you how to wrap and roll like a pro! Together you will make: Dilled Phyllo Baskets with Shrimp Salad, Wild Mushroom Strudel, Spicy Lamb Bundles with Pomegranate Glaze, Banana Turnovers With Caramel Sauce. Add this technique to your repetoire and the possibilities are endless!


GLOBAL GETAWAYS: Latin Flair & Flavour

Thursday March 30th, 7- 10 pm, Hands-On, $89., Book Now!                                                

Chef Joyce Singh leads a tour of Latin American cuisine with this simple yet exotic menu. You will make Tortilla Soup With chicken, Poblano Peppers & Spaghetti Squash, Roasted Green Banana with Fresh Queso Fresco, Mozzarella & Honey, and for dessert: Tres Leches Cake With Bruleed Oranges. All ingredients are locally sourced and recipes can be easily reproduced at home!


COOKERY 101: Homemade Ricotta

Monday, April 3rd, 7-9pm, Hands-On, $89., Book Now!

Learn how to make fresh ricotta with Chef Sasha Gaponovitch and incorporate it into your next dinner party. From appetizer to dessert; let the ricotta shine starting with Ricotta Salata, Fresh Gnocchi & a delicious Ricotta Cheesecake for dessert. Sure to satisfy any cheese lover.


COOKERY 101: Paleo Cooking

Wednesday, April 5th, 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: Morocco With Chef Joyce Singh

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

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: Easter Baking For Kids with Chef Janet 

Sunday, April 9th, 9am-11am, Hands-on, $69. Book Now!

Join Chef Janet Armstrong for a morning of Easter treats fit for the budding baker in your family. Kids will learn how to make traditional Hot Cross Buns as well as Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Icing.  Skills, confidence and yummy baked goods are all on the agenda.


 COOKERY 101: Knife Skills For Teens

Thursday, April 13th, 6 to 8 pm,, Hands-On, $79., Book Now!

Chef Janet will help get teens on the road to autonomy in the kitchen and provide lots of inspiration for practice at home. Young cooks, ages 13 to 18 will learn proper knife handling and other valuable kitchen techniques.  Our new spring knife skills menu includes Tacos with Fresh Corn Tortillas, guacamole, mango salsa, and for dessert Spring Fruit Crostada.


COOKERY 101: Kids Lunch In France (Ages 8 to 12)

Monday, April 17th, 9am to 12:30 pm, Hands-On, $89., Book Now!

Young cooks will join Chef Janet for a morning of French favourites & awesome kitchen techniques topped off with a great lunch. Together we will make Baguettes With Radishes & Fresh Butter, Savoury Crepes With Bechamel Sauce, and Beignettes With Creme Anglaise.  Ooh la la!


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!

 WEEKDAY GOURMET: Vegetarian Spring 2017   

Wednesday, April 19th, 7pm to 9pm, Hands-On, $89.  Book Now!

Chef Joyce Singh helps you bring your A-game to home cooking with these two healthy and delicious vegetarian menus.  Twice Baked Goat Cheese and Leek Soufflé, as well as, Lentil Stew with Spring Greens and Crushed Edamame, Soy Braised King Oyster Mushrooms & 5 spice Red Cabbage on the side. Two tasty meals that you can make at home to please your family and impress your guests.

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: 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!

 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: 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!

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!