Category: Cooking Class Series

Stuffed Pasta Cooking Classes at Il Centro

I recently took part in a Stuffed Pasta cooking class at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver lead by Maestro Pastacio Chef Sergi Cinti. Since we love Italian cuisine, Lawrence and I ventured over to East Van and participated in…

Gelato 101 at Uno Gelato

I participated in this class recently at the Uno Gelato production cafe in Kitsilano, this is where Maestro Andres Bermudez Laverde taught the gelato class that Lawrence and I participated in. Andres went thru the ingredients and showed the class…

Thai Cooking Classes at BCD Culinary Academy

It’s often a great idea to sharpen your skills and take cooking classes to broaden your horizons. Since I love Thai cuisine, I recently participated in one of Chef Parinya Loptson’s Thai Cooking classes at her BCD Culinary Academy in…

Fin To Tail at the Vancouver Aquarium

Last night I attended a one of a kind event which I hope is repeated again and again, presented by Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium. The event emphasized how to cook sustainable seafood from Vancouver’s hottest Ocean Wise® chefs….

Friday Night Bites at The Dirty Apron

Such a great idea for a Friday night as you get ready for the weekend, The Dirty Apron has just launched a demo & dine style cooking class called Friday Night Bites. This 2-1/2 hour class takes place every 2nd…

Macaron Baking Class at Bon Macaron Patisserie

On February 20th, I attended this hands on French Macaron class with Chef Yann Fougere and David Boetti at Bon Macaron in Kitsilano. Our class of 8 students were educated on the steps needed to make the best macarons from…

Chinese New Year Cooking with Stephanie Yuen

I was honored to observe, my friend and fellow writer teach a cooking class to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Monkey. Stephanie is a master when it comes to cooking Chinese dishes as well as making…

Spice Market’s Southeast Asian Street Food Cooking Class

Earlier in the week I had the pleasure of attending a cooking demo class with Anthony Ricco, the Executive Chef of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s famed New York restaurant Spice Market who presented Southeast Asian flavors dishes with Montgomery Lau, Chef de…

Passover Cooking Class with Bonnie Stern

To celebrate the upcoming Passover holiday , Congregation Beth Israel presented well known Cookbook Author Bonnie Stern in Vancouver on March 30 which I was fortunate to attend. Bonnie did a demo of four of her recipes from her cookbooks to…

Diwali Festival Cooking Class

In honour of the upcoming Diwali Fest, the annual South Asian arts & culture festival celebrating the universal light that exists in everyone.  Each year’s festival engages dozens of artists in events across the city, the majority of which are…

Pasta and Ravioli Making Cooking Class

On April 15th, I attended a cooking class at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co  with Chef Wout Schipper on how to make organic ravioli and fettucini. Our class was made up of 10, we were all invited into the kitchen for…

French Macaron Baking Class with Chef Marco Ropke

On April 13th,  I attended this hands on French Macaron class with Chef Marco Ropke at the Pastry Training Centre. Our class of 10 students were educated on the steps needed to make the best macarons. This was my first…

Cooking Class with Chef Dan Hayes

On Friday, March 23rd,  I attended this hands on cooking class with visiting Chef Dan Hayes of Victoria’s The London Chef. The Dirty Apron Cooking School presented Guest Chef Dan Hayes who lead a class on using the ‘unsung heroes’…

Market Dinner featuring Chef Andrea Nicholson

On Thursday, January 26 I attended this Market Dinner with visiting Chef Andrea Nicholson of Top Chef Canada & Killer Condiments. The Food Network’s Top Chef Canada made Chef Andrea Nicholson a well-known name in the culinary world, but for…

Chocolate Truffles & Cookies Class at EBO

With many cooking classes taking place around the city, I wondered what the differences were between each of them, and what made each standout. Some classes include copies of the chefs cookbooks, author signings, have celebrity chefs, or are fundraisers…

Thai Cooking Classes at Urban Thai Bistro

With many cooking classes taking place around the city, I wondered what the differences were between each of them, and what made each standout. Some classes include copies of the chefs cookbooks, author signings, have celebrity chefs, or are fundraisers…

Well Seasoned Cooking Class making Salmon

With many cooking classes taking place around the city, I wondered what the differences were between each of them, and what made each standout. Some classes include copies of the chefs cookbooks, author signings, have celebrity chefs, or are fundraisers…

Arts Club Theatre Celebrity Chef Cooking Class

With many cooking classes taking place around the city, I wondered what the differences were between each of them, and what made each standout. Some classes include copies of the chefs cookbooks, author signings, have celebrity chefs, or are fundraisers…

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