​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.

 

June Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

 
Hands-On: Mexican (Saturday, June 2) $75
The Chef Instructors demonstrate how to cook your choice of either braised pork shoulder or pulled chicken. Then get hands on experience making tortillas from scratch, authentic pico de gallo and fresh guacamole.
This class runs from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
 
Classic Greek (Thursday, June 7) $35
With its rich tangy flavours, traditional Greek food is always a crowd pleaser! This demo session will focus on authentic Greek favourite like homemade hummus, delicious chicken souvlaki and, for dessert, honey-sweetened baklava.
This class runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
 
Chef’s Table: Seasonal Summer Supper (Saturday, June 9) $95
Celebrate the best of Alberta’s farms and local summer produce at this special Chef’s Table dinner. We’ll dine on our province’s seasonal bounty with expertly prepared dishes made with Alberta lamb, local asparagus and fresh trout.
This class runs from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
 
Hands-On: Southern Italian (Thursday, June 14) $75
Learn to create authentic Italian dishes with the finest flavours of the southern region of Italy. We’ll be making caprese salad and culurgiones—ravioli stuffed with potato, mint and pecorino—a traditional recipe from Sardinia.
This class runs from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
We’ve partnered with Village Brewery to create an exclusive dining experience for beer lovers. Join us for a six course menu of oysters, beet carpaccio and much more, showcasing a different Village beer with every bite. Dinner will culminate with the reveal of a limited edition cask created in this delectable partnership between Village and Blue Flame Kitchen. Register now for a night of good food and good beer.
 
This class runs from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  

September Classes - Downtown Learning Centre

 
Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make our favourite simple quick breads like cornbread muffins, spiced pumpkin muffins and quick brown bread. These baked treats are not only great to make in a pinch, but serve as a delightful addition to any meal. Guests will enjoy a bold Cajun jambalaya to accompany their prepared cornbread.
 
This class runs from 6 – 8 p.m.
 
Evening Demo: Lebanese Dishes (Thursday, September 20) $35
Heavily influenced by many regional powers over the centuries, Lebanese cuisine has become known for its fresh, delicious and enticing meals. Our chef instructor will demonstrate how to make traditional dishes using key ingredients like whole grains, vegetables and olive oil. How does house-made hummus with lemon and pita, grilled lamb kebabs, tabbouleh and mouth-watering baklava sound?
 
This class runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
 
Local markets are being stocked with freshly harvested root vegetables—an economical and versatile array of ingredients that can be turned into stunning fall dishes. Work with our chefs to prepare caramelized leek and potato galettes, lemon oregano chicken thighs and roasted root vegetables flavoured with local herbs. Guests will learn all about working with local Albertan products and will be able to take their dishes home. 
 
This class runs from: 2 – 4 p.m.
 
The Basque Country is Spain’s epicurean destination. Sit back and relax while our instructors take you on a culinary journey overseas and show you how to make Bacalao a la Bizkaina, a delicious dish of salt cod, txipirones—squid, or calamari, served in an inky gravy and Basque grilled sausages that are made with pork meat seasoned with Basque Espelette pepper. The recipes may be a challenge to pronounce, but you’ll be too busy enjoying the rich flavours anyway.
This class runs from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
 

September Classes - ATCO Park Learning Centre

Evening Demo: The Art of Sushi (Thursday, September 13) $35
Vegetables don’t stand a chance after taking this demo. In the Art of Sushi, you’ll build confidence in wielding a chef knife while our chefs demonstrate techniques for preparing vegetables for your crab and mango salad maki rolls. Plus, learn how to expertly cook and season rice to ensure perfect rolls every time. Just like a true sushi meal, guests will be served miso soup along with sushi rolls.
This class runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
 
Chef’s Table: Fall Harvest (Saturday, September 22) $95
Summer might be coming to an end, but fall brings comfort foods to the table. Follow our chef instructor as they take you through a heartwarming fall feast featuring a creamy soup made with local squash before moving onto a salad made from homegrown vegetables, capped off by perfectly grilled and tender beef.

This class runs from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Hands-on: Stocks and Soups (Thursday, September 27) $75
Warm things up before the cold weather hits, this hands-on class takes you back to the basics. Hone your slicing and dicing skills, while chopping vegetables to prepare a medley of stocks and soups. Learn how to stir up comforts soups like potato leek, fennel and tomato with chickpeas and Aigo Boulido, a popular garlic soup in many regions of France. 

This class runs from 6 - 8 p.m.

Hands-On: From Poland, with Love (Saturday, September 29) $75
You don't have to be Polish to love this ultimate comfort food. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to make perogies from scratch, Amaretti cookies and Pączki, which are Polish stuffed donuts. You’ll leave the class with your belly and arms full on hearty food made with love. 

This class runs from 2 – 4 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 June 20, 2018