​Weekend and Evening Classes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Our Weekend and Evening classes are now offered at two convenient locations in Calgary - our Downtown Learning Centre and our brand new facility at ATCO Park. Take a hands-on class guided by our chefs or sit back and relax as you watch them 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.

 

October Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

  
Chef’s Table: Modern French Gastronomy (Saturday, October 20) $95
Dive into the world of French gastronomy. Inspired by the famous French chef, Paul Bocuse, one of the most iconic chefs of modern day history. We’ll celebrate his influence between French food and the French culture by recreating some of his classic dishes including truffle soup, duck confit and apple tart tatin. Learn the techniques of one of the world’s most influential chefs.

This class runs from  6:30 9 p.m.
 
Hand-On: Italian Arancini (Thursday, October 25) $75
Any Italian will tell you the secret to true Italian food starts with fresh, simple ingredients that get transformed into vibrant, flavourful dishes. Our chef instructors will walk you through how choosing quality ingredients can beat elaborate preparations any day. Learn how to make saffron-infused arancini, grilled radicchio with gorgonzola and pine nuts and then a classic braised Braciole.

This class runs from 6 8 p.m.
  

October Classes - ATCO Park Learning Centre

Evening Hands-On: How to Dim Sum (Thursday, October 18) $75
These small-bite sized creations pack a punch sure to overload your taste buds. From the filling to rolling, our chef instructors will condense years of mastering the art of Dim Sum into one class so you can go home with the skills to make steamed dumplings and deep-fried spring rolls. Learn how to make a delicious chilli prawn filling and a traditional pork filling to fill their dumplings.

This class runs from 6 8 p.m.
 
Small plates; big flavour. As you may just get a bite from each plate it needs to be impactful. Through each course, you’ll get to experience the evolution and flavour influences on authentic Spanish tapas and how they have changed over the course of history. Savour Spanish meatballs—simply seasoned served with a tomato sauce and a traditional Paella—it has some heat and you’ll discover something new with each bite.

This class runs from 6:30 9 p.m.
 
Join us for an exclusive cooking experience with Purdys Chocolatier where guests will learn how to make hand-crafted truffles with 100% sustainable cocoa. Purdys connoisseurs will help you craft personalized take-home truffles with a medley of textures and flavourings from crunchy to even liqueur (optional) fillings. Their connoisseurs will also take you through the journey of turning a cocoa bean into their delicious chocolates.
 
This class runs from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
 
SPECIAL EVENT: Death by Chocolate Featuring Purdys Chocolatier
 (Saturday, October 27) $75

Chocolate is an incredible ingredient to cook with because it can enhance and balance so many flavours from sweet to spicy. Learn how to work with hand-crafted premium chocolate from Purdys and even get an exclusive recipe from their chocolatier. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a milk chocolate and port crème brûlée.

This class runs from 2 4 p.m.

November Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

 
High Tea: Brunch Style (Saturday, November 3) $35
Enjoy an early high tea at this very English edition of our Brunch ‘n’ Learn series. We’ll walk you through the construction of a perfect brunchtime tea tray, complete with fruit scones and clotted cream, rolled asparagus omelets with brie, and French toast tea sandwiches.
This class runs from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
 
Hands-On: Mediterranean Traditions (Thursday, November 8) $75
Explore the bright fresh flavours of the Mediterranean at this hands-on nighttime class. You’ll be working with classic Mediterranean ingredients to make a traditional Sicilian eggplant caponata and Cassatelle alla Trapanese, a fried pastry dessert filled with chocolate and ricotta cheese.
This class runs from 6 – 8 p.m.
 
Hands-On: Holiday Hors D'oeuvres (Saturday, November 17) $75
It’s time to get your holiday party game face on! At this hands-on class we’ll show you how to nail down the basics of a perfect holiday party appetizer. Learn how to make a traditional choux pastry and homemade crackers, which can be used to create an endless variety of cocktail party bites.
This class runs from 3 – 5 p.m.
 
Evening Demo: Rustic Mexican (Thursday, November 22) $35
Mexican food is about so much more than tacos — at this demo class we’ll explore authentic Mexican countryside cuisine, utilizing techniques like braising and carefully building complex flavour. Learn how to make Chiles en Nogada, a stuffed pepper dish with walnut sauce, as well as a birria stew from Jalisco, and a classic Mexican flan for dessert.
This class runs from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

November Classes - ATCO Park Learning Centre

Evening Demo: Ukrainian Classics (Thursday, November 15) $35
So many Albertans have grown up eating their Babas’ perogies — this evening demo class gives you a chance to learn how to make your own. In addition to everyone’s favourite doughy dumplings, our chef instructor will show you how to make an elegant chicken Kiev and a delicious Ukrainian honey cake.

This class runs from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
 
Evening Hands-On: Simply Stuffed Pasta Night (Friday, November 16) $75
Few things are as satisfying as a homemade stuffed pasta dish. At this hands-on class you’ll learn how to make your own pasta from Alberta semolina flour and then transform it into delicious ravioli and tortellini dishes. We’ll also be making savoury pork sausage filling and a homemade pesto sauce.
This class runs from  6 – 8 p.m.
 
Chef’s Table: German Gasthaus (Saturday, November 24) $95
German cuisine is near and dear to our chef instructor Darcy’s heart and he’ll explore his own connection to Deutschland at this special Chef’s Table event. Learn the ins and outs of classic German cuisine and enjoy dishes served with homemade mustard sauce, poached celery and traditional red cabbage.
This class runs from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

December Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

Hands-On: Easy Holiday Treats (Saturday, December 15) $75
Do you know what you’re going to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve? This hands-on class will get you on your way to stocking up on sweet holiday treats — we’ll guide you through recipes for chocolate crackle cookies, no-bake oatmeal coconut drop cookies, and irresistible chocolate truffles, all suitable for cookie exchanges, party buffets or simply sharing with friends and family throughout the holidays.

This class runs from 1 – 3 p.m.

Chef’s Table: Rocky Mountain Feast (Saturday, December 15) $95
Local cuisine is so on trend these days and the beautiful bounty of our Rocky Mountains is as local as it gets in these parts. Enjoy a meal that celebrates both après ski culture and hyper-local ingredients at this Chef’s Table event as our chef instructors present gorgeous dishes like a warming Rocky Mountain fondue, juniper roasted venison, and a fragrant rosehip scented crème brûlée.
This class runs from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
 

December  Classes - ATCO Park Learning Centre

 
Special Event: Cooking with Rum (Saturday, December 1) $95
Rum is such a flavourful liquor — it’s great for sipping and using in cocktails, but is also a wonderful ingredient to use in both sweet and savoury cooking. At this evening reception our master rum taster will guide you through different varieties of rum while our chef instructors offer some tips for cooking with rum and show you how to make a batch of rum-macerated pineapple.

This class runs from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
 
Hands-On: Bread Baking (Saturday, December 15) $75
Looking for a fun New Year resolution? Working bread baking into your weekly routine can be life changing. At this hands-on class we’ll teach you how to provide your family with their daily bread as we dig into recipes for cheddar IPA soda bread, honey oat sandwich loaf, and the every-popular no-knead bread.
This class runs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 
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.
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 Calgary Downtown Office & Learning Centre
Main Floor
909 - 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB  T2R 1L8
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Calgary Park Learning Centre
Commons Building
5302 Forand Street SW
Calgary, AB T3E 8B4
 
Last updated on October 16, 2018