If you’re someone whose idea of cooking is to move the take-out food from the container to the plate, it might be time to step up your game in the kitchen. On the other hand, even confident cooks can learn a new cuisine or skill. School’s in!
Here are five places to take cooking classes in Calgary.
The Interactive Culinary Centre in Kensington is home to an array of cooking classes for pro and recreational chefs alike. Experienced instructors lead courses on everything from wine and food pairing to gluten-free baking. Learn to make brunch fare, basic stocks and sauces, or Mexican dishes, or sharpen your knife skills.
Address: 103, 227 – 10 Street NW
From couples’ cooking classes to “Baking Basics,” the Culinary Campus at SAIT offers a range of classes taught by professionals through this branch of the School of Hospitality and Tourism (SAIT). Located in downtown, SAIT’s Culinary Campus is a great training ground for professionals, but everyday cooks will enjoy their weekend and evening offerings, too.
Address: 226, 230 8th Avenue SW
Established over 30 years ago, the Cookbook Co. Cooks boats 3,000 square feet of retail space, and, most importantly for those itching to get behind the stoves, a 1,500-square-foot cooking school space. Learn anything from tapas to Thai basics, with several dish-specific courses and couples classes on tap, too.
Address: 722 11th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-265-6066 ext. 1
On the second floor of the Keynote Sunterra Market, join trained chefs for a learning adventure in food. Offering a kids’ program, fun seasonal options like Beer, BBQ & Butchery, “Lunch and Learn” sessions, and even private lessons, there are several options for boosting your kitchen intel here.
Address: 200 12th Avenue SE
Poppy Innovations is all about giving Calgarians of all ages the tools to healthier eating, from the ground up. They offer courses for parents and kids, teens, and adults, and have a full category of classes focused on canning and preserving. Classes take place either at the South Health Campus Wellness Kitchen or right at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.