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Step into our million dollar kitchen and discover your hidden culinary talents with the help of our expert chef instructors. For amateur cooks and professional chefs alike, our state-of-the-art facility and hands-on instruction bring culinary education to a whole new level.

Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Dec. 16
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Jan. 6
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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Introduction to Cooking

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Introduction to Cooking

Date: Jan. 8 - Feb. 5 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $400
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Every great chef starts with the basics. Understanding the fundamentals of cooking will ensure your culinary journey begins on the right track. In this course you will learn: knife skills, soups and stocks, sauces, roasting and braising. Whether just beginning to cook or looking for a thorough refresher of the basics, this hands-on class will have anyone cooking comfortably in no time. This course consists of 5 3-hour classes over 5 weeks.


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Herbs and Spices

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Herbs and Spices

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 10
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Few things can complement and add nuance to a dish like the perfect amount of the right herb or spice at just the right time. In this course you'll learn how to identify a variety of fresh/ dry herbs and spices while discovering the best ways to accentuate your favourite recipes. Reclaim your spice cupboard and explore the cornucopia of flavour possibilities through dishes like Moroccan lentil soup, Thai curried chicken and vegetable samosas.


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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Friday, Jan. 12
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $75/person
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Pasta

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Pasta

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 17
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Preparing pasta from scratch is easier and more worthwhile than you may think. Let our chef instructor take the mystery out of preparing fresh pasta, while demonstrating techniques, recipes and tips in this engaging class.


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Vegetarian

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vegetarian

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 23
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Explore some exciting meatless options with our chef instructor in this not-your-typical-vegetarian vegetarian cooking class. Learn how to prepare a high-protein three course meal, from the perfect appetizer to a sumptuous main and a delicious vegan dessert.


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Cooking With Cheese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Cooking With Cheese

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Whether cooking for your family or entertaining guests, you’ll rarely go wrong with cheese. From filling favourites like gruyère soufflé and gnocchi with boursin cream sauce, to party foods like goat cheese and nuts in phyllo, we’ve got your cheese cravings covered.


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Thailand

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Thailand

Date: Thursday, Feb. 1
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

There are five fundamental flavours in Thai cuisine - sweet, spicy, sour, bitter and salty. Explore these flavors and the crucial role that garlic, chilies and lemon grass play in preparing a Thai feast. This class enables you to experience the flavours and aromas of one of the most dynamic Asian countries and leave feeling inspired and ready to cook popular and exotic Thai-style cuisine for friends and family, including pad thai, green curry and sate.


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France

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: France

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 7
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Bring home a touch of French tradition. Explore classic French culinary techniques in this hands-on cooking class with our experienced chef instructor. Learn to layer your flavours as you prepare timeless French cuisine through dishes like poulet au riesling (sauteed chicken in white wine), gratin dauphinois (potatoes baked in cream) and crepes sucrees (crepes with three sweet fillings).


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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Friday, Feb. 9
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $100/person
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $100/person
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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Winter Stews

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Winter Stews

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Inexpensive and versatile, stews are the ultimate winter comfort food. Learn to prepare hearty chilies and stews using off-cuts, game meats and chicken. Our chef will also discuss the art of marinade and demonstrate how different techniques yield distinct flavours.


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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $100/person
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Vietnamese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Vietnamese

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 21
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Explore a palette of exciting fresh flavors and ingredients in this Vietnamese cooking class. Learn how to prepare Pho, salad rolls and vermicelli.


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Intermediate Cooking

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Intermediate Cooking

Date: Feb. 26 - Mar. 19 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $450
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Expand your culinary knowledge with a newly re-designed intermediate cooking class which builds on your basic skills. You'll grill, roast and fry vegetables; explore different starches including polenta, risotto and potatoes; make complex sauces such as mayonnaise, aioli, remoulade and beurre blanc; and bake savoury bread pudding, scones and tarts.


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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Friday, Mar. 2
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $75/person
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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Caribbean

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Caribbean

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 7
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Feel the warmth of the tropics in the heat of Caribbean food. Explore the islands of Jamaica and Trinidad while preparing conch fritters, fried plantains and the crowd pleasing jerk chicken.


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East Coast

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: East Coast

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 14
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Discover the Atlantic coast from Prince Edward Island to the Carolinas by cooking beloved dishes of the eastern seaboard. Prepare crab cakes, fish stew and chowder, and lobster thermidor. Experiment with various techniques used to prepare east coast fish - from grilling to pan frying - plus, prepare accompaniments like corn and hush puppies.


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Introduction to Cooking

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Introduction to Cooking

Date: Mar. 17 & 24 (Saturdays)
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Fee: $400
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Every great chef starts with the basics. Understanding the fundamentals of cooking will ensure your culinary journey begins on the right track. In this course you will learn: knife skills, soups and stocks, sauces, roasting and braising. Whether just beginning to cook or looking for a thorough refresher of the basics, this hands-on class will have anyone cooking comfortably in no time. This course consists of 2 full-day classes over 2 Saturdays.


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Mar. 24
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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Advanced Cooking

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Advanced Cooking

Date: Mar. 26 - Apr. 23 (Mondays)
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Fee: $500
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Refine your kitchen skills in the most challenging of our cooking fundamentals series. Newly re-designed, this advanced class is centered around protein: seafood (salmon, sablefish, squid and oysters), poultry (duck, chicken and Cornish hen), beef (filet mignon, veal and flank/beef strip steak), and alternative meats (rabbit, pork and lamb). From bouillabaisse and beef wellington to duck liver parfait and bacon-wrapped rabbit legs, our advanced menu will take your cooking knowledge a step above ordinary.


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Savoury Brunch

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Savoury Brunch

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 27
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

A weekend favorite and treat, learn to master traditional brunch cuisine. Mix up your breakfast menu as you prepare eggs benedict with the perfect poached egg and hollandaise sauce, delicious frittatas, quiches and stratta.


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Knife Skills: Butchery

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Knife Skills: Butchery

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 3
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Save money at the meat counter with basic butchery skills. Build on your existing knife skills to learn how to fillet a fish, break down a chicken, trim meat and de-bone a leg of lamb. Our chef will also demonstrate how to truss and tie a roast.


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Desserts

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Desserts

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 4
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Learn how to prepare dessert from a chef. Create easily executable, unique dishes with items you can find in your own kitchen. These quick and delicious desserts are sure to impress your guests: crème brulee, sabayon, chocolate mousse and bread pudding.


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Date Night

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Date Night

Date: Friday, Apr. 6
Time: 6-9pm
Fee: $75/person
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Food brings people together and tastes best when shared with your significant other. Join us for an evening of quality time in the kitchen as you experiment with new cuisine and prepare a fresh meal to share. Then sit down, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a glass of wine.


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West Coast

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: West Coast

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 18
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Explore and enjoy the light and local approach to West coast food. Focusing on cuisine from Vancouver to San Francisco, you'll work with seafood as you learn to shuck oysters, prepare cod, smoke and cure salmon and make traditional Cioppino, a San Francisco fish stew. And for dessert? Nanaimo bars.


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Portuguese

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Portuguese

Date: Wednesday, Apr. 25
Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Fee: $90
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

Portuguese cuisine stands out from the rest of Mediterranean fare with the use of fiery and luxurious spices: piri piri, saffron, cinnamon and vanilla. In this class, you'll prepare flavourful, rich dishes including steamed chorizo and clam cataplana, aorda de marisco (fish stew with bread), chanfana (lamb stew), and a national favourite, bacalhau brs (salted cod, onions and potatoes).


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Viennoiserie

Classes at the Calgary's Downtown Culinary Campus: Viennoiserie

Date: Saturday, Apr. 28
Time: 9am-2pm
Fee: $120
Location: Downtown Culinary Campus

This hands-on fine baking course introduces you to the basic steps and techniques of laminated dough production and how to make crispy, light, buttery croissants, delightful Danish pastries and rich traditional French brioche. Learn and practice dough lamination, how to make a variety of fillings for croissants and Danish pastries, and how to create a variety of sweet and savoury viennoiserie baked goods while exploring the multitude of applications for these doughs. By the end of the class you will have made 12 croissants, 12 Danish pastries and 12 brioche to take home.


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