​Lunch 'N Learn Demonstration Classes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Our Lunch 'N Learn demonstration classes are offered at our Calgary 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

 
 
Many consider Thai cuisine the gold standard of street food, but it’s about a lot more than meat on a stick! At this Lunch ‘N Learn we'll show you how sweet, spicy and salty Thai flavours come together in recipes for Thai calamari, green curry, and a coconut and lemongrass ice cream.
 
We’ll explore the cornerstones of Cajun and Creole cooking, teaching you about classic ingredients like okra and Andouille sausage. You’ll also learn how to make a dark roux — an absolute must in Louisiana cuisine. We’ll use that know-how to make delicious dishes like hearty gumbo, chicken étouffée, and praline bread pudding.
 
As with many other South American countries, the food of Uruguay is heavily influenced by Spanish and other European cuisines, though it also has a distinct flavour of its own. At this Lunch ‘N Learn class, we’ll focus on the rustic cowboy culture of Uruguay, making dishes like Choripan (chorizo sandwich), empanadas mendocinas, and chaja (layered sponge cake).
 
 
 

October

 
Non-Traditional Thanksgiving (Thursday, October 3) $30
Looking for a way to change up your thanksgiving dinner? Our chef instructor will show you how to keep some traditional flavours but use them in a new way. We'll teach you how to amp up your dinner as we cook up savoury baked apples with sausage stuffing, mashed potato puffs with bacon and sour cream, and mascarpone pumpkin pie crepe rollups.
 
Take in the last of Alberta's harvests in this Lunch 'N Learn filled with root vegetables and grains. Follow along while our chef instructor guides you through fall’s favourite flavours in dishes like chicken a la forestière, squash and barley risotto, and pumpkin cheesecake.
 
Comforting Soups (Thursday, October 24) $30
Nothing warms you faster than a hot bowl of soup! Our chef instructor will teach you all the ins ’n outs of a great soup, from stock to simple thickening techniques. Cozy up to this Lunch 'N Learn by enjoying roasted tomato soup, quick chicken and orzo soup, and finish the class with decadent chocolate fondue.
 
Step inside our home and feel at ease in this class all about classic Albertan food. Our chef instructor will take you to a familiar place with heart warming home cooking all with. prairie ingredients like barley, beef, carrots and more. Relax and enjoy recipes such as hamburger soup, and carrot cake with maple frosting.
 
 

November

 
Portuguese Plate (Thursday, November 7) $30
With it's Atlantic advantage, use of worldly spices, and Mediterranean influence, Portuguese cuisine has mastered the balance of sweet, spicy, and salty tastes. In this Lunch 'N Learn, take these influences with dishes like piri piri chicken, as our chef instructor demonstrates how the Portuguese use these incredible flavours.
 
We have been creating popular cookbooks for many years that are full of easy to follow, and delicious recipes for the home cook. Join us for this class where our chef instructor will demonstrate some of our favourite recipes, using ingredients like mushrooms, squash, and wild rice. 
 
The city of Rome has long been known for having incredible food, with traditional flavours and classic recipes we will take you through a few of our favourites. In this Lunch 'N Learn our chef instructor will take you on a culinary journey to Rome with dishes like cacio e pepe, mozza stuffed suppli, and gelato.
 
 

December

 
 
Christmas calls for an indulgent, decadent brunch to enjoy with family on Christmas morning. In this Lunch 'N Learn, our chef instructor will show you how to creatively incorporate Christmas flavours into brunch classics, like eggnog French toast, and so much more.

Sheet Pan Suppers (Thursday, December 12) $30
We're sure you've heard of one-pot meals, but have you heard of sheet pan meals? It's a new idea wherein you can cook your entire meal on one baking sheet. In this Lunch 'N Learn, our chef instructor will walk you through sheet pan meals such as roasted root vegetables and 7 grain salad, chicken chorizo bake, and cinnamon bun bars.

New Years Bash (Thursday, December 19) $30
Take your New Years party to the next level! Learn how to make flaky, buttery sausage rolls, in this Lunch 'N Learn our chef instructor will guide you through tasty party food to jazz up your New Years bash.


 
 
 
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 ATCO Park Learning Centre
Commons Building
5302 Forand Street SW
Calgary, AB T3E 8B4
 

 

 

 

 
Last updated on July 17, 2019