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2018 COOKING CLASSES

Spring is here, finally! At Cookery we are ready to celebrate the return of the sun with a great schedule of classes and workshops to get you ready for the warm weather. Our calendar is chock full of great offerings to build your repertoire, impress your guests and create new traditions in the kitchen. We are pleased to announce that our Cooking Studio is complete at our new Yonge Street location and we are already booking classes there. There are a range of classes at both locations for all age groups and skill levels with talented teaching chefs who will help to build your culinary repertoire, sharpen your knife skills, and entertain like a pro. Travel to India, have dinner in ItalyIsrael or Mexico; learn an artisinal skill such as Handmade Pasta or upgrade your culinary game with Knife Skills.  Our teaching staff is growing and we are thrilled to welcome Pastry Chef Nancy Burkes to Cookery!  

Cookery provides hands-on experience with recipes that you can reproduce at home using locally sourced ingredients in an atmosphere where you can make new friends. Add wines to match and you have a great night out!

For Kids we offer an 8 week After School Program for 8 to 12 year-olds (now booking for April to June 2018) as well as a series of PA Day Workshops featuring  a Handmade Pasta Day in January and a Lunar New Year Celebration in February 2018!

Cookery's Boutique, Cooking Studio and Chefs are available for private classes from 8 to 10 participants. The retail space can be made available for a stand-up event for up to 30 people. We are licenced by the AGCO. Birthdays, Bridal Groups, Workplace Team Building, and Family Gatherings come with custom-designed menus, paired wines and discounted private shopping! 

Give us a call at the store (647-478-3873) to chat about arranging a custom cooking class and request more information. info@cookery-store.ca

 

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

Tuesdays:  March 20th, Or April 24th, 2018, 7pm to 9pm           Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Sharpen your knife skills with Chef Sasha Gaponovich in our most popular class. Learn what the hardest working tool in your kitchen can do. You will practice the correct grip, how to slice, julienne, dice, and chifonnade with expert guidance and state-of-the-art equipment. Now that it's cold outside we will be making Crostini With Caponata; Roasted Root Vegetables; Farro With Shallots, Goat Cheese & Walnuts; Apple Strudel With Cinnamon Chantilly Cream. Join us for an evening of skill and confidence-building with a delicious dinner as well!

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    Book Now!

 Fridays: April 20th, May 11th, July 27th, Friday, September 14th, 7 pm to  9:30 pm, Hands-On, $89.

Join us for artisanal pasta-making with Chef Janet Armstrong. Not only is is easy to learn it's also delicious and entertaining. Together you will make a spring inspired pasta menu featuring house favourite Fettuccine Cacio E Pepe as well as Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli. Add in a Tender Greens Salad With Lemony Vinaigrette and your meal is complete. This hands-on experience will  increase your culinary knowledge and give you confidence in the kitchen! 

    

COOKERY 101: Cast Iron Cooking

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018, 7 to 9 pm, Hands-On, Book Now!

Cast Iron cooking is having a renaissance & Chef Paula Bambrick is here to guide you. With a menu designed to build your confidence and skill you will use a use a combination of traditional and enameled cast iron to make Skillet Mac & Cheese, Herbed Roast Chicken, and Banana Bread Wedges. Equipment will include the Lodge wedge pan and the Le Creuset 6.5 Litre Oval French Oven.

 

 COOKERY 101: Pie-Making With Chef Nancy Burkes

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, 7 pm to 9: 30 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Pastry Chef Nancy Burkes shares her considerable expertise to help you master pie dough and gain the confidence to make it a part of your repetoire. Everyone will make their own pie with a filling of either Apple & Cinnamon or Pear & Cranberry. Finish off your pie with an easy and delicious decorated top crust. You will impress yourself and your loved-ones! 

  

GLOBAL GETAWAY: Umbria

Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 7 - 9:30 pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Join Chef Joyce Singh on a trip to the "green heart of Italy" and expand your culinary horizons. Learn to make artichoke fritters, Fresh Tagliatelle Cacio e Peppe; Polpettone (Italian Meatloaf) stuffed with Provolone and Prosciutto; Broccoli Rabe; and Cannoli with fresh Ricotta, Pistachios & Dark Chocolate. Enjoy wines paired with this menu and you have a delicous night out with repetoire-building recipes to make at home! 

 

SEASONAL SENSATIONS: St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018, 7- 9:30pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now! 

Modern Irish cuisine is much more than corned beef and cabbage. It honours the traditional while celebrating fresh local food with modern interpretations. Chef Paula Bambrick's celebration menu features Poached Salmon with Dill & Horseradish Crème Fraiche; Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic; Mustard Glazed Potatoes & Carrots; Chocolate Guinness Cake. Add in some adult beverages and meet some new friends!

 

COOKERY 101: Gnocchi & Gnudi

Thursdays, March 15th, Or April 19th, 2018, 7- 9 pm, Hands-On

Chef Sasha Gaponovich presents a fresh spring menu that takes the mystery out of gnocchi and gives you the confidence to make it at home. Join us for an evening of Italian favourites and learn to make traditional Potato Gnocchi with a touch of sweet potato served with Peas, Leeks & Brown Butter Sauce; Beet Gnudi With Spring Greens & Herb Pesto. Add in a Roasted Radicchio Salad, a selection of a la carte wines and your evening is set. Buon appetito! 

 

GLOBAL GETAWAY: Sicilian Specialties

Thursday, March 16, 2018, 7pm to 9pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Journey to Sicily with Cookery's Chefs to explore the complex and historied culture of this Mediterranean island crossroads; rich tasting dishes made out of humble ingredients are the hallmark of it's cuisine. Together you will make Eggplant Caponata With Fresh Ricotta; Pasta Con Le Sarde; Roast Peppers With Tomato; Pan Seared Branzino With Galicky Greens, and Ricciarelli, Sicilian almond and egg-white cookies for dessert. Enjoy paired wines with this menu. Buon Appetito! The evening will be presented by Chef Joyce Singh on February 8th, and Chef Dara Sutin on March 16th.

 

WEEKDAY GOURMET: Cook Once, Eat Twice With Chef Paula Bambrick

Thursday, March 22nd, 7 - 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Join Chef Paula Bambrick for leftovers on purpose. Together you will make Grilled Citrus Chicken with Herbed Quinoa which becomes Asian Noodle Salad with Spiced Chicken and then Miso Glazed Salmon with Rice and Stir Fried Vegetables turns into Salmon Panzanella. You will make and eat all four dishes in two hours! 

 

COOKERY 101: Pasta-Making 2.0 (Rolled, Stuffed & Shaped)

Friday, April 6th, 7pm to 9:30 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Dara Sutin teaches the art and craft of pasta making and raises your kitchen game to the next level. Together you will make Pici Cacio e Peppe; Stuffed Ravioli With Butter & Sage; Braised Rabbit Tortellini. Classic techniques, shapes and sauces will make this an evening that will enhance your cooking for years to come! Age 19+

 

GLOBAL GETAWAY: Dinner In India

Saturday April 7th, 2018, 7pm - 9:30pm, Hands-On, $119. Book Now!

Travel to the Asian Subcontinent with Chef Joyce Singh where you will deepen your understanding of Indian spices and cooking methods. Tonight’s menu includes Dhal Makhani with Cachambar; Chicken Biryani with Raita & Mint Chutney. And for dessert: Cashew Milk Fudge With Saffron Mango Cream. Our accessible recipes, locally sourced ingredients and hands-on experience are a winning combination and a delicious night out!

 

COOKERY 101: Total Beginner Macarons

Monday, April 9th, 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.

 

GLOBAL GETAWAY: Umbria With Chef Joyce Singh

Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 7 - 9:30 pm, Hands-On, $129. Book Now!

Join Chef Joyce Singh on a trip to the "green heart of Italy" and expand your culinary horizons. Learn to make Artichoke Fritters, Fresh Tagliatelle Cacio e Peppe; Polpettone (Italian Meatloaf) Stuffed With Provolone & Prosciutto; Broccoli Rabe; and Cannoli with fresh Ricotta, Pistachios & Dark Chocolate for dessert. Add paired wines and you have a delicious night out with repertoire-building recipes to make at home. Andiamo!

 

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

Mondays, April  16th to June 11th, 2018, 3:45 to 5:15 pm, $395., Book Now!

Chef Janet  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 Grilling With Chef Paula Bambrick

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, 7 pm to 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Paula Bambrick brings her passion for gardening and grilling to this modern and healthy take on a great Canadian tradition. Together you will make Sweet Potato, Quinoa & Red Lentil Burgers With Lemon Scented Mayonnaise, alongside Rainbow Coleslaw. Followed by Ricotta  Stuffed Peppers with White Bean & Cherry Tomato Salad. Two fantastic vegetarian meals in two hours. Elevate your repertoire and get ready for summer!

 

COOKERY 101: GNOCCHI & Gnudi With Chef Sasha Gaponovitch

Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 7- 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Sasha Gaponovich presents a fresh spring menu that takes the mystery out of gnocchi and gives you the confidence to make it at home. Join us for an evening of Italian favourites and learn to make traditional Potato Gnocchi with a touch of sweet potato served with Peas, Leeks & Brown Butter Sauce; Beet Gnudi With Spring Greens & Herb Pesto. Add in a Roasted Radicchio Salad, a selection of a la carte wines and your evening is set. Buon appetito! 

 

COOKERY 101: Gnocchi & Gnudi 

Thursdays, March 15th, Or April 19th, 2018, 7- 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Sasha Gaponovich presents a fresh spring menu that takes the mystery out of gnocchi and gives you the confidence to make it at home. Join us for an evening of Italian favourites and learn to make traditional Potato Gnocchi with a touch of sweet potato served with Peas, Leeks & Brown Butter Sauce; Beet Gnudi With Spring Greens & Herb Pesto. Add in a Roasted Radicchio Salad, a selection of a la carte wines and your evening is set. Buon appetito! 

 

GLOBAL GETAWAY: Cinco De Mayo In Mexico

Wednesday, May 2nd,  7 pm to 9: 30 pm, Hands-on, $129. Book Now!

Just in time for this spring celebration Chef Paula Bambrick's Mexican menu will inspire you to create your own Fiesta. Together you will make Queso Fundido Con Chorizo; Quick & Easy Chicken Mole Enchiladas; Spicy Black Beans With Yellow Rice; Mango & Avocado Salad, and Mexican Chocolate Brownies for dessert. Vamanos!

 

COOKERY 101: Risotto

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7 pm to 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Risotto is not just for restaurants any more! Let Chef Sasha Gaponovitch take the mystery out of  Northern Italy's favourite rice dishes from starter to dessert. Tonight you wil make Arancini Stuffed With Peas & Fresh Mozzarella served with Classic Amatriciana Sauce; Mushroom Risotto with Spring Greens; Tuscan Risotto Budino with Cherries & Balsamic Reduction. 

Special Promotion: Purchase a Le Creuset 28 cm Non-Stick Deep Pan and recieve 20% off the price of Cookery 101: Risotto! Ask in-store for details.

 

COOKERY 101: French Mother Sauces

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018, 7pm to 9pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Sasha Gaponovitch will guide you through the sauces that are the foundation of classical French cuisine and give you the confidence to practice them at home. You will learn Hollandaise, Jus, Bechamel, and Creme Anglaise in this delightful spring menu which includes Asparagus & Spring Greens With Hollandaise; Stuffed Chicken Breast With White Wine Pan Sauce; Layered Scalloped Potatoes With Bechamel, Spinach & Sweet Potato; Fruit Tart Tatin With Vanilla Creme Anglaise. Add these skills and recipes to your repertoire and dinner chez vous will never be the same!

 

SEASONAL SENSATIONS: Mother's Day Menu With Chef Nancy Burke

Thursday, May 10th, 2018, 7 pm to 9 pm, Hands-On, $129. Book Now!

Chef Nancy Burke presents a menu worthy of Mother Nature herself! This dinner to remember is both delicious and easy to make at home. Begin with a Warm Mushroom Salad then learn to prepare a mouth-watering Salmon Wellington (puff pastry stuffed with salmon, spinach, and cheese!). Create a divine Key Lime Tart for dessert. Add in wines to match and you have a great way to celebrate all Mothers!

 

COOKERY 101: Gluten-Free Living

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, 7pm to 9pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Chef Jacqueline Mahovlich will help you to navigate the gluten-free world and give you the skills and confidence to cook well without wheat. Tonight you will make  Asparagus, Feta & Quinoa Salad, Chicken Saltimbocca With Creamy Polenta and Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Crisp With Whipped Vanilla Crème Fraiche. Learn to use various alternative grains and cooking techniques with this bright spring menu.

 

GLOBAL GETAWAY: Evening In Tel Aviv

Thursday, May 17th, 2018, 7pm to 9:30 pm, Hands-On, $129. Book Now!

Journey with Chef Nancy Burkes to the southern Mediterranean's hippest destination. Tonight you will experience the many flavours Tel Aviv has to offer and create a memorable meal along with helpful hints on how to prepare and present it easily at home. Together you will make Slow Cooked Matchbuka With Tomatoes, Onions & Peppers; Handmade Pita With Hummous & Za'atar; Shwarma With Roast Seasoned Potatoes; Chopped Salad With Mint, Dates & Tahini. We will finish with Mahalabia & Chopped Pistachios; an authentic Middle Eastern custard dessert.  

 

 COOKERY 101: Go Fish With Chef Paula Bambrick (Cookery Yonge St.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7 pm to 9 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Do you think you should be eating more fish but not sure how to cook it? Chef Paula to the rescue with recipes from everyday dinners to party-worthy dishes. You will learn to make Crab Beignets With Lemon-Lime Aioli; Salmon Panzanella; Slow Roasted Halibut With Citrus Relish, and Seared Scallops With Tarragon Scented Brown Butter. Healthy, sustainable, and interesting!

COOKERY 101: Pie-Making With Chef Nancy Burkes (Cookery Roncesvalles Ave.)

Tuesdays, May 29th, Or September 25th, 2018, 7 pm to 9 pm, Hands-On Book Now!

Pastry Chef Nancy Burkes shares her considerable pastry expertise to help you master pie dough and gain the confidence to make it a part of your repetoire. Everyone will make their own pie with a filling of either Apple & Cinnamon or Pear & Cranberry. Finish off your pie with an easy and delicious decorated top crust. You will impress yourself and your loved-ones! 

 

COOKERY 101: Party Food & Cookie Decorating For Ages 8 to 12 (Cookery Roncesvalles Ave)

Friday, June 8, 2018, 9 am to 12:30 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Celebrate the last PA Day of the school year and get ready for summer fun in the kitchen. During this workshop junior chefs will make Tea Sandwiches, Spiral Rollups, and Watermelon Agua Fresca as well as making and decorating sugar cookies. There will be lots of time to practice decorating techniques such as piping & flooding with a selection of cookies to take home and dazzle your family. It's a party in the making!

 

 COOKERY 101: Party Food & Cookie Decorating For Ages 8 to 12 (Cookery Yonge St.)

Friday, June 8, 2018, 9 am to 12:30 pm, Hands-On, $89. Book Now!

Celebrate the last PA Day of the school year and get ready for summer fun in the kitchen. During this workshop junior chefs will make Tea Sandwiches, Spiral Rollups, and Watermelon Agua Fresca as well as making and decorating sugar cookies. There will be lots of time to practice decorating techniques such as piping & flooding with a selection of cookies to take home and dazzle your family. It's a party in the making!