There’s been a noticeable shift in gift-giving lately, moving more towards “experience” type of gifts, and less purchasing of “stuff” to clog our already overcrowded homes. If you know of someone who would appreciate an evening out involving fun and great food, then giving the experience of a cooking class at the market will be sure to put a smile on the face of the grateful recipient. With a variety of chefs and cooking themes, there’s a class to please everyone on your list.
We kick off in mid-January with the perfect winter class, Soup and Bread. The all time most popular recipe on the web is the crusty artisanal “no-knead” bread, and Angela has perfected it. Not only is Angela Boon is a passionate home chef and gifted teacher, but she has learnt how to make almost everything from scratch and on a budget while still bursting with tons of great flavour. She’s also offering a “Confidence in the Kitchen” series highlighting the 3 main proteins, and showcasing easy ways to give your dinner menus variety. Whether you purchase one class or all three, this is the PERFECT gift for the beginner chef or a busy cook who wants to learn how to conquer meal planning and bring some sanity back to their crazy dinner hour.
Tammy Woods, a renowned hunter, lover of game meats and accomplished chef will be here to cook up some creative dishes using local game meats. Her engaging personality and crazy stories make this a fun class for the hunter in your family! Chef Trevor Bird, owner of Vancouver’s wildly popular Fable restaurant is back with the kind of class where you just sit back, enjoy watching his skillful hands, pepper him with questions and delight in the most delicious dishes he whips up.
Want to try channeling your inner Julia Child? Then let Chef Bonnie Friesen of Faspa and Co. inspire you with a pre-Valentine’s menu that will guide you in putting together a lovely French dinner for your special date, or you can make coming to the the class together the date!
Our own Chef Nick is at it again and will have you making your own handmade, fresh pasta to take home – but not before he shows you some great recipes to use them in! New this year, Chef Nick is introducing his new hands-on pizza making class, along with a cozy French Bistro evening.
Pho, everyone’s favorite Vietnamese dish is one the menu when Chef Thompson Tran makes his appearances. Add cheesemaking from scratch, Chef Nathan’s always popular Thai classes as well as a hands on sushi class, and we have a wide variety of types of classes ready for the long winter nights ahead. Bring a friend, make it a date, gather a group, or come solo – you’re guaranteed to leave with a few new recipes, cooking tips, and a tummy full of delicious food.