Curing and Smoking
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: September 26, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Love bacon? Who doesn't? What if you could learn to make your own and always have an delicious fresh supply. In this class we are taking you on an adventure through curing and smoking. We will prepare bacon, smoked salmon and a select others. Once you have made your own, you will never go back to store bought. Using fresh ingredients and different rubs and brines, you too can make amazing cured and smoked meats your whole family will love.

This is a participatory class. Please bring an apron and container to take home your creations in.

Price: $ 105.00 + GST Available Spots: 4

Class Size: 10
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Autumn Baking
Instructor: Chef Sarah Foster
Date: October 3, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Join us for a cozy night of baking using delightful seasonal ingredients! We will start with making our own stovetop chai using traditional ingredients, and continue on the evening using ingredients such as pumpkin, apples, and warm autumn spices. On the menu:

  • Stovetop Chai
  • Apple Cider Donuts
  • Perfect Pumpkin Muffins
  • Maple Gingersnaps

 

This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron, your appetite, and a tupperware container if you wish to take your goodies home. Menu is completely egg & dairy free.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 10
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Perogy Making
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: October 4, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Join Chef Toll as we take on making home perogies! We will do a traditional dough with some slightly different fillings. We will create a pulled BBQ pork perogy, butternut squash, apple and sage perogy and a chicken, wild mushroom and tarragon perogy. Learn the basics of perogy making and add your own little twist on them. Once you've made your own you will never buy store bought perogies again!

 

This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron and container to take items home.

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 8
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Quick Healthy Lunches
Instructor: Amanda Cook, C.H.N.
Date: October 10, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Lunch can sometimes be missed, but missing lunch can also create that afternoon crash. The key is to make them quick to assemble while also making them healthy. In this class we will create healthy lunches on the fly that can also be done in batches for easy access on the go. All ingredients are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. You will receive a booklet including all recipes!

Menu:

  • Mediterranean Tuna Salad on Greens
  • Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
  • Collards Wraps with Artichoke Hummus
  • Quinoa Tabbouleh

 

This is a demonstration style class with full tasting. Bring an empty stomach as well as a container to take home leftovers.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 8
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Mexican Street Food
Instructor: Chef Israel Alvarez
Date: October 11, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Description:

What is it that makes street food so delicious in Mexico? Mexican Chef Israel Alvarez from COMAL Mexican Table Dinner  will share with you all those secrets. Come and join him in this new class where you will learn how prepare corn dough “masa” and its different uses and applications such as corn hand-pressed tortillas, puffy thick sopes, quesadillas and gorditas as well as his favorite snack made with kernel corn.

Menu:

  • Esquites (Mexican Corn Salad)
  • Alberta Beef Chipotle  Sope
  • Mushroom Quesadilla
  • Refried Beans Gorditas

This is a part participatory, part demonstration style class with tasting. Please bring an apron.

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 3

Class Size: 10
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Soups from Scratch
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: October 17, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Ever wonder how restaurants get all those RICH flavors packed into soups, or how they get those velvety smooth textures?

Join Chef Stefan Cherwoniak as he walks you through the steps of building an amazingly flavorful soup base. We will then take that base and work with seasonal ingredients to make some unique and tasty soups.

Kick up your health consciousness too with a chat about incorporating unique and healthy ingredients. Learn the dos and donts of freezing soups and tips for making quick and easy meals.

This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron and container if you wish to take leftovers home.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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It's Pizza Time!
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: October 18, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

There is nothing that beats taking a hot, fresh pizza pie out of the oven – so let Quickfire Cookery show you how its done.

We will make pizza dough from scratch & while that is rising we will create your favorite type of sauce – green, white or traditional red. Wait a second, that sounded like the Italian flag! Travel with us to Sicily & sample a couple wines along the way.

This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron and container for leftovers.

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 10
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Cookware and Its Uses
Instructor: Chef Michelle Deland
Date: October 23, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Join The Pan Tree, Bill Marshall from Zwilling Canada and Chef Michelle DeLand for a fun and informative evening on “everything you wanted to know about proper use of cookware”. Through demonstration style class, we’ll answer questions such as:

  • Why does my food always stick

  • When should I use stainless steel or enamelled cast iron and how to use each properly

  • What to look for when selecting cookware

Chef DeLand will prepare a variety of dishes using different types of cookware and share tips and tricks with you. Whether you’re in the market for some new cookware or just want to learn more about what you have, you’ll leave this class with a newfound appreciation and knowledge for the cookware you use every day.

Menu:

  • Alberta Braised Short Ribs
  • Beef Tenderloin Steak and Potatoes
  • Rapini

About the Chef:

Michelle DeLand is a classically trained chef with over 30 years of professional experience. Her most recent experience includes First Chef de Cuisine at Jack’s Grill and Owner/Chef at River City Grill, both here in Edmonton. With an unparalleled passion for food combined with dedication to professional excellence, she has become a local legend. She is the first chef and cohost for Edmonton’s Guerilla Dinners.

Included with this class is a $25 gift certificate for The Pan Tree and complimentary glass of wine.

This is a demonstration style class with tasting.

Price: $ 30.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 14
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Fruit Pies
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: October 24, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Nothing feels like autumn then the smells and taste of fresh fruit pie! Join Chef Toll as we create three different pies for the fall season.  We will learn to make dough from scratch as well as how to turn a pie into a work of art! 

Menu:

  • Traditional Pumpkin
  • Apple and Cinnamon
  • Peach and Sage


This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron and container to take pie home in.

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Healthy Desserts
Instructor: Amanda Cook, C.H.N.
Date: October 25, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Being a former sugar addict and lover of desserts, Amanda is always creating new and healthy ways to feel as though she's indulging without any of the guilt! Amanda believes that dinner doesn't just have to be nourishing, so can dessert. However, these desserts are so delicious that you'll actually question how healthy they actually are. All ingredients are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. You will receive a booklet with all the recipes!

Menu:

  • Salted Chocolate Nice Cream
  • Lavender Mushroom Latte
  • Grain Free Coconut Cookies
  • Raw Chocolate Caramel Cups

 

This is a demonstration style class with full tasting. Bring an empty stomach as well as a container to take home leftovers. 

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Thai Inspirations
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: November 1, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Looking to add a little bit of spice to your life? Come join us and learn how to integrate the flavors of Thailand into your every day cooking. Chef Stefan Cherwoniak will teach you how to balance spice to create some authentic flavors and enjoy something right out of Asia…

Menu:

  • Thai Salad Rolls
  • Coconut Rice
  • Sukhothai Pad Thai with shrimp or chicken

This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron and container or ziplock bag for leftovers.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 10
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Thai Food
Instructor: Chef Sarah and Jade
Date: November 7, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Between Jade's experience as a chef in Thailand, and Sarah's ability to live off curry for weeks at a time, Thai food may seriously be the fuel for our friendship. So, it's only natural that we share some of our favorite Thai recipes with our friends at The Pan Tree! All menu items are vegan, as well as gluten free, so can be enjoyed by many!

Menu:

  • Green Mango Salad
  • Pad Thai
  • Panang Curry
  • Coconut Rice


This is a participatory class with full tasting. Please bring an apron, as well as a container if you prefer to take any of your creations home.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 10
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Weeknight Meals
Instructor: Amanda Cook, C.H.N.
Date: November 8, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

There is nothing worse than not knowing what to make for dinner. Sometimes we have a few go-to meals but after a while that can get boring. These easy weeknight meals are all about changing up your current home menu and adding in some seriously new favorites. These meals are simple to make, using clean, whole ingredients. It's time to simplify dinner without sacrificing nourishment and health. All ingredients are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. You will receive a booklet with all recipes!

Menu:

  • Creamy Chicken and Rice Chowder
  • Alfredo Pasta with Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Quick Beef Meatballs with Roasted Root Veggies
  • Red Lentil Dahl with Kale

 

This is a demonstration style class with full tasting. Bring an empty stomach as well as a container to take home leftovers.

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 5

Class Size: 8
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Seafood
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: November 14, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

 

A healthy alternative to red meat, seafood is a wonderful thing to behold. Chef Toll will explore three dishes using Arctic Char, crab, oysters and scallops and pair them with a list of fall ingredients. Seafood is a delicate meat and when you have sourced amazing product you want to do it justice. We will talk about storage, suppliers and flavor combinations to bring out the best of these amazing ingredients.

 

 

 

This is a participatory class with tasting. Please bring an apron.

 

Price: $ 100.00 + GST Available Spots: 3

Class Size: 8
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Pig Butchery
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: November 15, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

 

Join Chef Toll again as we bring in a whole side of Berkshire Pig from Irvings Farm. We will go through the whole process of breaking it down into primal and sub primal cuts. Make sure to bring some zip locks because you get to take home everything we break down. From nose to tail, we will explore every cut and how you can use this at home! A great way to save money and support local.

This is a participatory style class. Please bring an apron and freezer bags.

 

Price: $ 140.00 + GST Available Spots: 7

Class Size: 8
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Adobos and Moles
Instructor: Chef Israel Alvarez
Date: November 21, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Description:

Mexican cuisine is very famous for its complexity of rich flavors and combination of extensive ingredients in single recipes such as Adobos and Moles.

Adobos are simple purees with soulful applications such as marinades for grilled meats or slow cooked preparations. Moles are one of Mexicos most iconic sauces that also has a reputation among international cuisines. Also known for its complexity, with up to 25 different ingredients in some recipes. Delicious paired with a variety of meats and vegetables.

We will start with a Margarita cocktail and Guacomole, then prepare the following:

  • Grilled Adobo-Marinated Skirt Steak
  • Enchiladas with Mole from Puebla
  • Fresh Corn Tortillas

This is a part demonstration, part partparticipatory class with tasting. Please bring an apron and container.

Price: $ 100.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Gluten Free Baking
Instructor: Amanda Cook, C.H.N.
Date: November 22, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

The world of gluten free baking can be overwhelming leaving anyone with many questions around what kinds of flours to use as well as all the other ingredients that comes along with gluten free baking. Amanda has simplified this process and shares some of her favorite recipes as well as how to really master the process of baking without wheat. Amanda also doesn't use dairy or refined sugars in her baking, however, no one would ever know. Not even kids! You will receive a booklet with all recipes.

Menu:

  • Nutty Pumpkin Blondes Drizzled in Chocolate
  • Gluten Free Brazilian Buns
  • Chocolate Oat Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
  • Carrot Chia Oat Cookies

 

This is a demonstration style class with full tasting. Bring an empty stomach as well as a container to take home leftovers.

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Knife Skills
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: November 28, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Want to learn how to use that kitchen knife to its full potential? Looking to learn how to cut like a Chef? Chef Toll will teach you all of these things and more in an introductory class to knife skills. We will cover knife care and safety, how to hold a knife, what to look for when buying a knife, different types of knives and of course all the cutting, slicing and chopping you can handle. You will leave with a new found confidence in your culinary cutting abilities. Do not let that knife investment go to waste. Come spend an evening with us and get chopping!

This class is part demonstration and participatory. Please bring an apron and your favorite knife if you have one.

Each registrant will receive a complimentary cutting board to take home.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 8
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Holiday Treats
Instructor: Chef Sarah and Jade
Date: December 5, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

The holidays are almost upon us, and we are excited to share some of our favourite treats to share with friends and family throughout the winter season. Come cozy up next to the ovens, as we share our favourite vegan sweets, a savoury party mix, and even a healthy alternative to eggnog!

  • Holly Nog
  • Gingerbread Pals
  • Festivus Miracle Fudge
  • Better-Than-Butter Tarts
  • Jade's Famous Party Mix

 

This class is participatory and includes tasting, so bring your aprons! Also feel free to bring a tupperware or plastic bag if you prefer to bring your goodies home. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Winter Salads and Bowls
Instructor: Amanda Cook, C.H.N.
Date: December 6, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Winter is a time to slow down, hibernate and eat lots of foods that keep us grounded. Unlike the summer, which is filled with garden greens, winter salads look different with lots of root vegetables and ingredients that warm us up instead of cooling us down. These bowls are easy to assemble and the sauces take the bowls to the next level. Once you learn how to make them, you'll be hooked! All ingredients are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. You will receive a booklet with all recipes!

Menu:

  • Avocado Harvest Bowl with Tahini Sauce
  • Easy Chickpea Salad
  • Raw Winter Salad with Spicy Cilantro Sauce
  • Cozy Winter Bowl with Turmeric Tahini Sauce

 

This is a demonstration style class with full tasting. Bring an empty stomach as well as a container to take home leftovers.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 8
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Healthy Christmas Treats
Instructor: Amanda Cook, C.H.N.
Date: December 12, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Christmas is a time to indulge, however, it can be a time to indulge healthily. In this class we will create treats that won't just be loved by the health foodie, but by all! We will also discuss ways on how to beat Christmas weight gain and how to enjoy the holidays without having a diet mentality. This class is delicious and nutritious. All ingredients are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. You will receive a booklet with all rceipes including tips and tricks to have a healthy Holiday.

Menu: Coming Soon


This is a demonstration style class with full tasting. Bring an empty stomach as well as a container to take home leftovers.

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 7

Class Size: 8
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