​Lunch 'N Learn Demonstration Classes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Our Lunch 'N Learn demonstration classes are now offered at two convenient locations in Calgary - our Downtown Learning Centre and our brand new facility at ATCO Park. Observe our chefs at work as they demonstrate how to make the dishes you are served, while enjoying a light meal and you'll be able to take home copies of the featured recipes. Classes run 12 - 1 p.m.

To sign up for a course, call 403-245-7630.  

September Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

Visit Sri Lanka (Friday, September 14) $25
For centuries, Sri Lankan cuisine has been shaped by cultural influences and neighbouring countries. Our chefs will take you through how to make a few feature dishes such as “kool” Jaffna Seafood Stew, a village staple, as well as Lamprais and Malay Achcharu a popular chutney with a combination of sweet, sour and hot flavours.  

Farm Fresh Fall Feast (Thursday, September 20) $25
From vegetable to dairy producers, let’s honour our local farmers by creating recipes to highlight their fresh and delicious produce! Our chefs will take you through preparing an elegant leek and potato galette and a creamy squash and carrot velouté. These hearty fall dishes will utilize flavourful, fresh root vegetables right from Alberta soil.

The cast iron pan is a versatile, long-lasting workhorse and a must-have in any kitchen. During the lunch demonstration you’ll learn a range of cast iron cooking techniques, from frying up focaccia, cooking a roast, to even making a peach cobbler! Like all of our cooking classes, you’ll reap the rewards, and you will get to finish out the class enjoying a delicious Philly cheese steak sandwich.  

September Classes - ATCO Park Learning Centre

Indian Flare (Thursday, September 6) $25
Have you ever been to Mumbai? This class will transport you across India from Punjab and Karnataka states, while you learn how to make a variety of curries unique to Indian culture. Spice things up with an old Delhi-style chicken curry, Punjabi red gravy and a Mumbia lamb curry.

Argentina Asado (Friday, September 14) $25
Though asado is a celebration of all things fire, grill and meat, do not make the mistake of comparing it to regular barbecue. Learn why Argentinians are so passionate about their grilled meat and all things that make it so wonderful. Enjoy heartwarming flavours as our instructors kick up a hearty peasant soup, along with a bold chimichurri sauce that partners perfectly with our savoury grilled beef.

Southeast Asian Cuisine (Friday, September 28) $25
Tantalize your taste buds with traditional Southeast Asian recipes that incorporate four main seasonings: salty, sweet, sour and spicy. Our instructors will take you on a journey as they teach you how to make staples, including Thai spring rolls, Vietnamese subs and coconut-rice pancakes.


October Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

Pastries and Beyond (Thursday, October 4 & Friday, October 5) $25
Focusing on pies and tarts, our chef instructor will take you through the versatility of pastry. Learn how to best handle, fold and bake sweet and savoury pastries as our chef instructor walks you through making butternut squash and goat cheese tarts, petites tourtières and a sweet cherry and almond clafoutis (pronounced kla-foo-TEE).
Mastering Fall Soups (Thursday, October 11 & Friday, October 12) $25
Every great soup starts with a solid foundation of flavour to build off of. In this lunch class, you’ll learn how to prepare classic hearty, fall soups such as clam chowder, a Hungarian goulash and an Italian wedding soup from start to finish. Our chef instructor will highlight the importance of using fresh ingredients and how to expertly balance flavours. Fresh, house-made bread will be served to soak up any leftovers!
Beer Hall Staples (Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19) $25
With the wrap up of Oktoberfest, we’re craving more traditional German dishes. Learn the secrets behind cooking authentic Bavarian dishes using potatoes, beer, cabbage and apples as you eat a lunch of vegetarian Maultaschen, Nuremberg sausages with sauerkraut and pretzels served with house-made mustard and even an apple and pear strudel for dessert.
Hearty Comfort Food (Thursday, October 25) $25
As temperatures begin to drop, cravings for cheesy, fried, hearty dishes start to creep in. Our chef instructors will show you how comfort foods doesn’t haven’t to be a labour of love with tasty, straightforward recipes such as fried cheese curds with a grainy mustard aioli, seared meatloaf with buttermilk mashed potatoes and a cherry cobbler served with vanilla gelato.

October Classes - - ATCO Park Learning Centre

Cooking on a Budget (Friday, October 12) $25
You don’t need to compromise taste or value when cooking on a budget. Our chef instructors will take through techniques like marinating, braising to even how slicing inexpensive cuts of meat can make mouth-watering meals. Learn to balance sweet, sour, rich and salty flavours as you enjoy a meal featuring marinated flank steak, braised pork and banana bread pudding with a salted caramel sauce for lunch.

The French Chef – A Tribute to Julia Child (Friday, October 19) $25
Beloved by many for making French cuisine approachable to the home cook, Julia Child believed cooking shouldn’t be complicated. It’s all about using simple techniques with fresh ingredients to create extraordinary dishes. Our chef instructors will show you how to make Eggs en Cocotte—an easy, elegant breakfast, a braised chicken dish called Coq Au Vin made with wine and mushrooms and for dessert—fluffy Profiteroles.
To sign up for a course, call 403-245-7630 or register online.
Before taking a class, please review our participant details.
Please note: the prices listed above do not include GST.

Calgary Downtown Office & Learning Centre
Main Floor
909 - 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 1L8
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Calgary ATCO Park Learning Centre
Commons Building
5302 Forand Street SW
Calgary, AB T3E 8B4




Last updated on August 14, 2018