Knife Skills
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: January 17, 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: $ 75.00 + GST Available Spots: 5

Class Size: 8
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Rawsome Adventures
Instructor: Sarah and Jade
Date: January 18, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Jade and Sarah are back with another raw, vegan food adventure with creative takes on some favourite classics. Learn some basic techniques of raw "cooking" as we turn basic ingredients into flavourful and vibrant cuisine. All recipes in this class are naturally vegan, as well as gluten free.

Menu:

  • Black Kale Ceasar Salad
  • Coconut Bacon
  • Vegan Parmesan
  • Zucchini and Kelp Noodles
  • Classic Basil Pesto
  • Black Forest Ice Cream


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

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Chinese New Year
Instructor: Sarah and Jade
Date: January 24, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Bring in the Lunar New Year with Chefs Jade Wu and Sarah Louise. Did you know the second day of Chinese New Year is typically completely vegetarian? Join us as we treat you to some favorite Wu family recipes and share some regional tea knowledge! All recipes in this class are vegan (pure vegetarian).

Menu:

  • Bao (BBQ steamed buns)
  • Lo Sang (shredded vegetables, tofu, ginger, sesame)
  • Long Life Noodles
  • Assorted Chinese Teas


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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Robbie Burns Dinner
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: January 25, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Description:

Come down to The Pan Tree and join Rage Catering in celebrating Robbie Burns! Scotlands most renowned poet will be honored by us with a five course dinner, prepared by our own Chef Richard, as well as poetry and bagpipes. We will be serving:

  • Cullen Skink
  • Forfar Birdies
  • Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
  • Scotch Trifle
  • Cheese and Biscuits

Watch the cooking and plating of the traditional dishes as well as the Address to the Haggis. Dont miss this amazing event; a cultural experience you will never forget! Kilts are always welcome and if you are feeling brave, get up and read some of Burns work for everyone! Slainte!

Beer, wine and scotch will be available for purchase at the event at an additional charge.

Price: $ 65.00 + GST Available Spots: 1

Class Size: 14
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Guacamole and Dips
Instructor: Chef Israel Alvarez
Date: January 31, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Join COMAL Mexican Dinner Table Chef Israel Alverez in this wonderful class where you will learn the different techniques to make great guacamole along with other refreshing dips that you can serve with home-made tortilla chips.

Menu:

  • Classic Guacamole
  • Pineapple, Cucumber Guacamole
  • Feta Cheese and Almond Guacamole
  • Ha-Skil-Pak Pumpkin seed Dip
  • Home-made Tortilla Chips
 

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

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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It's Pizza Time!
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: February 7, 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: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Thai Inspirations
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: February 8, 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.

Price: $ 80.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Pal-entine's Brunch
Instructor: Sarah and Jade
Date: February 12, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Description:

Treat yoself to Sarah and Jade's first ever Sunday class, in which we will enjoy the most important meal of the day- BRUNCH! Gather your BFF's, bring your appetite, and learn the ins and outs of a perfect vegan brunch.

Menu:

  • Blushing Rose Mimosas
  • Mediterranean Quiche
  • Beer Battered Chick'n and Waffles
  • Lavender Berry Crumbcake served w/ Earl Grey

 

This is a participatory class with full tasting. Please bring an apron, and a container if you wish to take any of your treats home.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Valentines Dinner
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: February 14, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Join Chef Toll this Valentine's for a wonderful evening of cooking and eating! We will prepare a delicious 3 course dinner for you and your loved one to share. We'll get things started with a seafood appetizer with scallops and shrimp followed by beef tenderloin in a wild mushroom sauce, pomme anna and seasonal vegetables. Finish off the evening with an astounding dark chocolate creme brulee and berry compote. What better way to say "I love you" than cooking with your partner!

This is a participatory class with full tasting. Please bring an apron and your appetite.

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 0

Class Size: 8
Valentines Dinner
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: February 15, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Join Chef Toll this Valentine's for a wonderful evening of cooking and eating! We will prepare a delicious 3 course dinner for you and your loved one to share. We'll get things started with a seafood appetizer with scallops and shrimp followed by beef tenderloin in a wild mushroom sauce, pomme anna and seasonal vegetables. Finish off the evening with an astounding dark chocolate creme brulee and berry compote. What better way to say "I love you" than cooking with your partner!

This is a participatory class with full tasting. Please bring an apron and your appetite.

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 0

Class Size: 8
Pasta Making
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: February 21, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Pasta making can be fun and simple! Come join Chef Cherwoniak for this pasta making class. We will make our dough by hand, make a variety of noodles and make some mushroom ravioli. Nothing says Italy like wine so, we will also taste three different Italian grapes on our pasta making journey!

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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 10
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Adobos and Moles
Instructor: Chef Israel Alvarez
Date: February 22, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 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 participatory class with tasting. Please bring an apron.

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 9

Class Size: 10
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Sausage Making 1
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: February 28, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Chef Richard Toll will be taking you to the wonderful world of sausage making! Learn the technique of making your own sausages, both gluten and nitrate free. We will be making Spicy Lamb Sausage, Chicken and Mushroom Sausage, Turkey and Apple Sausage and Italian Sausage. Get hands on with us and create amazing homemade sausages for you and your family to enjoy. We will be taking our beautiful Acme Meat Market finds and transforming them from start to finish into hand crafted delights!

This is a participatory style class with sausage to take home with you. Please bring an apron and a ziploc bag or container to take your creations home.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 6

Class Size: 8
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Bread Making
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: March 1, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Nothing beats homemade bread and the satisfaction of creating your own. Chef Toll will guide you through several different styles of bread and the starters to make them. We will explore the traditional methods, from starters to kneading to baking the final product. Using simple ingredients and lots of love, fill your home with the irresistible smell of fresh bread! You may never buy a store bought loaf again.

This is a participatory style class. Please bring an apron and container or ziploc bag to take items home.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Pasta Making
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: March 8, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Pasta making can be fun and simple! Come join Chef Cherwoniak for this pasta making class. We will make our dough by hand, make a variety of noodles and make some mushroom ravioli. Nothing says Italy like wine so, we will also taste three different Italian grapes on our pasta making journey!

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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Basic Butchery
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: March 14, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Join Chef Toll for a class on basic butchery! Learn the skills to break down larger pieces of beef, chicken and pork and save yourself money at the grocery store. Taking butchery to a new level and exploring different styles of cuts to give you a variety of options for the freezer. We will learn about quality of meats and what to look for while shopping.

 

This is a participatory style class. Please bring an apron and freezer bag(s) to to take your cuts of meat home.

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 7

Class Size: 8
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Bread Making 2
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: March 15, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

In this class, Chef Toll will take your bread making skills to the next level. Make brunch better with homemade English muffins, become a fan favorite with focaccia (Italian herbed bread) and delve into some artisan baguettes. With your new found bread making skills, you'll be lucky to have your creations make it to the table! 

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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 7

Class Size: 8
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Mexican Tacos and Salsa
Instructor: Chef Israel Alvarez
Date: March 21, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Description:

A taco is anything eaten on a soft tortilla, therefore the possibilities are endless. Come down to The Pan Tree and enjoy this class where you will be introduced to many of the authentic Mexican flavors that make tacos so popular today. We will share tested recipes that can be replicated at home with ingredients that can be found locally. Do not hesitate to participate in this great taco revelation!

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

  • Skirt Steak Tacos
  • Adobo Marinated Chicken Tacos
  • Mushroom Tacos
  • Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
  • Fried Guajilo Salsa
  • Green Salsa
 

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

Price: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Thai Food
Instructor: Sarah and Jade
Date: March 22, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 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:

  • Thai Iced Tea
  • 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: 10

Class Size: 10
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Sausage Making 2
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: March 28, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Did the last sausage making class leave you wanting more? Or would you just like to explore making sausage with new meats?

Take your sausage to the next level by learning unique spicing and flavoring combinations and learn how to work with new meats. We will prepare bison sausage, chorizo and duck and orange sausage.

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

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Curing and Smoking
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: April 12, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Love bacon? Who doesnt? 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 with tasting. Please bring an apron and container to take home your creations in.

Price: $ 95.00 + GST Available Spots: 7

Class Size: 8
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