Summer Desserts
Instructor: Sarah and Jade
Date: June 28, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

With the farmer's markets in full swing and seasonal fruit in abundance, Sarah and Jade look forward to sharing some show-stopping, summer barbecue-worthy desserts!

Learn their techniques for perfect, flaky pie crust every time, dairy-free ice cream making, and how to combine fresh herbs and fruit to dazzle the taste buds.

Menu:

  • Lavender Lemonade
  • Blackberry Peach Pie
  • Orange Almond Cake
  • Summer Strawberry Trifle
  • Creamy Blueberry Basil Ice Cream

 

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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 0

Class Size: 10
Veggie Side Dishes
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: June 29, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description:

Having troubles getting your kids (some adults too) to eat their veggies? Looking for some interesting, new ideas to fire up those lonely vegetables and turn them into nutritious favourites that will have them coming back for seconds? Don’t look any further as we are going to help you out. We will prepare 6 side dishes using carrots, beets, zucchini, corn, tomatoes and peas into some amazing and flavourful dishes for you to try at home. Join us for this class and we assure you will leave with inspiration in your next home dinner and many more after!

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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 4

Class Size: 8
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Pasta Making
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: September 13, 2016 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: $ 90.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Riverbend Gardens CSA
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: September 14, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Join Chef Toll as we open our Riverbend Gardens CSA baskets and create dishes using amazing, locally grown produce! Take full advantage of these beautiful veggies and create healthy and easy to prepare dishes. Don’t let your veggies go to waste, let’s get creative!

Come and meet the hardworking forces behind Riverbend Gardens and learn all about the advantages of CSA!


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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Knife Skills
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: September 20, 2016 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: 8

Class Size: 8
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Curing and Smoking
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: September 21, 2016 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: 4

Class Size: 8
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Adobos and Moles
Instructor: Chef Alvarez
Date: September 28, 2016 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: 8

Class Size: 10
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Guacamoles and Dips
Instructor: Chef Alvarez
Date: October 5, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 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 Pumpkinseed 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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Sausage Making 1
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: October 11, 2016 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: 2

Class Size: 8
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Meat Pies
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: October 12, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Flaky, warm and rich...no wonder meat pies are such a comfort food. Join us to learn how to make the classics:

  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Lamb and Guiness Pie
  • Steak and Mushroom Pie

We will cover basic, flaky pie crust, brown sauces and preparing perfect tender meats.

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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Thai Inspirations
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: October 18, 2016 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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Spices- Exploring India
Instructor: Chef Stefan Cherwoniak
Date: October 19, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Description:

Join Chef Stefan Cherwoniak, from Quickfire Cookery, on a journey through India and all the colorful spices this country has to offer. This hands-on course will have you delve into some Indian favorites by creating your own Indian Curry, Aromatic rices, and your very own Chai tea. Be adventurous and spicy by joining us on this culinary adventure!

This is a participatory style class with tasting. Please bring an apron and container or ziplock bag to take leftovers home in if you desire.

Price: $ 80.00 + GST Available Spots: 10

Class Size: 10
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Sausage Making 2
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: October 25, 2016 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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Basic Butchery
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: October 26, 2016 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: 8

Class Size: 8
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Mexican Street Food
Instructor: Chef Alvarez
Date: November 2, 2016 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
  • 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: 8

Class Size: 10
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Sausage Making 1
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: November 8, 2016 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: 8

Class Size: 8
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Knife Skills
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: November 9, 2016 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: 8

Class Size: 8
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Squash
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: November 22, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Its that season again and squash is all around us! Do not overlook this beautiful vegetable. Join Chef Toll as we prepare butternut, acorn, spaghetti squash and others into hearty fall dishes. Get the most out of this wonderful ingredient!

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

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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Beer and Bacon
Instructor: Chef Richard Toll
Date: November 23, 2016 Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Description:

Who doesn't enjoy beer and bacon? In this class, we will create four bar appetizers using a range of pork and bacon, explore tastes and flavors and the history of pub snacks. And of course, there will be beer!

 

This is a paticipatory style class with full tasting. Please bring an apron and a container to take your extra creations home.

Price: $ 85.00 + GST Available Spots: 8

Class Size: 8
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