​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.  

October Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

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. 

November Classes - Downtown Learning Centre 

Pasta Possibilities (Thursday, November 1 & Friday, November 2) $25
It’s time to think beyond spaghetti and meatballs when it comes to your weekly pasta night. Explore the wide world of pasta as our chef instructor demonstrates a delicious mushroom and bacon carbonara sauce, spinach tagliatelle with pecorino cheese and guanciale and, for dessert, beautiful house-made cannoli.
Seasonal Squash (Thursday, November 8 & Friday, November 9) $25
Autumn is in full swing and it’s time to explore the bounty of the season. Our chef instructor will show you how to make the most of all of that winter squash with recipes for kabocha squash soup, a bison and squash stew, and a savoury squash and potato gnocchi.
Taste of Thailand (Thursday, November 15 & Friday, November 16) $25
Thai food is all about fresh flavours, bright aromatics and a spicy edge. Our chef instructor will show you how to use traditional Thai ingredients like coconut milk and fish sauce to create dishes like a green mango salad and Thai green curry with shrimp, as well as pandan tapioca pearl cakes for dessert.

Pork Extravaganza! (Thursday, November 22) $25
We’ll teach you the art of low ‘n slow cooking techniques like braising and slow roasting, which bring out the rich flavours of the meat. You’ll learn how to pair pork with winter comfort food ingredients to make dishes like braised pork shoulder on creamy polenta, sweet and sticky glazed ribs and, for dessert, a surprisingly delicious bacon praline gelato.

November Classes - ATCO Park Learning Centre

Casual Italian Cuisine (Friday, November 9) $25
People love rustic Italian fare for good reason — it’s easy to whip up a pizza or classic Italian red sauce and almost everyone enjoys those rich and savoury flavours. Spend your lunchtime learning how to make your own pizza dough to put together a caramelized onion and mascarpone mushroom pizza, as well as deliciously creamy cheese-stuffed meatballs. For dessert, we’ll use that same pizza dough to make easy cinnamon rolls.
Southern Portugal (Friday, November 16) $25
The Algarve region of Southern Portugal is known for its seafood, fresh tomatoes and dry wines. We’ll introduce you to the cuisine of this incredible part of the world with dishes like Peri Peri chicken salad, Feijoada de Marisco (seafood and tomato stew), and Torta Albufeira (a traditional Portuguese custard tart).
Indian Favourites (Friday, November 30) $25
Skip the take-out and make your own authentic Indian dishes at home. Classic Indian food is all about layering flavours and spices — our chef instructor will show you how to use Indian spices to create an Indian pilau, butter chicken, and a sevaya kheer pudding for dessert.

December Classes - Downtown Learning Centre 

 Warming Winter Soups (Thursday, December 13 & Friday, December 14) $25
Nothing warms the belly and the spirit on a cold Alberta winter day like a bowl of homemade soup. Learn how to make roasted cauliflower and tortilla chicken soups as well as your own rustic rosemary ciabatta buns for dipping. We’ll even do a fun spin on soup for a surprise dessert. 
Hosting A Holiday Brunch (Thursday, December 20 & Friday, December 21) $25
Join us for a decadent holiday brunch! In this class our Chef Instructors will teach you all you need to know to host the perfect holiday brunch, complete with a pannettone French toast with orange scented blueberry sauce and mascarpone cheese, a homemade turkey sausage benedict, and a classic holiday stolen with marzipan and candied fruit.

December Classes - ATCO Park Learning Centre

Non-Traditional Christmas (Friday, December 14) $25
Wanting to switch things up this Christmas? Join us for some alternative ideas for the big meal. We’ll teach you how to prepare a special occasion-worthy braised roast beef and potato gratin that are also suitable to serve any time of the year. 
Holiday Favourites (Friday, December 21) $25
This time of year, nothing beats a traditional turkey dinner with all of the fixin’s. Join us for a special meal, with turkey, stuffing, gravy and some special vegetable sides and a holiday-worthy dessert. You’ll walk away stuffed — and full of ideas to make your own holiday dinner extra special.
To sign up for a course, call 403-245-7630 or register online.
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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 October 16, 2018