The Chef Upstairs



Join our Talented Toronto Chefs for Recreational or Private Cooking Classes.

(Scroll Down for our Schedule (Up to June 30, 2017)

Enjoy delicious food and great conversation while learning the cooking secrets of our talented and soon-to-be famous chefs.

  • HOW LONG ARE THE CLASSES? Classes are approximately 3 hours long.
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THE CLASS? The classes are up to 20 people.
  • DOES THE CLASS INCLUDE A MEAL? Classes include a minimum of 3 recipes and do constitute a complete meal.
  • ARE BEVERAGES INCLUDED? Wine and beer are available for purchase
  • ARE THESE CLASSES INTERACTIVE? Yes, our classes are interactive and "hands-on", coupled with the chef offering personal experiences and many tips and tricks throughout the evening. Up to 10 people at a time, work together as a group, with the chef instructing. We focus on knife skills, preparing ingredients for cooking, tasting/seasoning, and we strive to find every opportunity to offer you a hands-on experience at the stove and at your station, all within the spacial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen.

Keep scrolling down to see all of our current schedule of recreational cooking classes or create your own private cooking class in our cooking studio or in your own home.

Please Note - we are always Nut and Peanut free!

Spring 2017

RECREATIONAL cooking class Schedule

(Wednesday & Saturday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM)

Scroll down to view our Payment & Cancellation Policy and the Schedule up to June 30, 2017


Please read our cancellation and change policy before booking.


Dates - Wed. May 31 and Sat. June 3rd
6:30 PM

Chef Julian spent 7 years working in some of the best Italian restaurants and he has travelled extensively through Italy. He will share his secrets with you throughout the evening. The class will be preparing a very fresh insalata, classic Italian fish stew and an easy to recreate Tiramisu for dessert.

  • Simple foccacia - pizza marguerita style
  • Insalata - Bocconcini cheese with roasted eggplant, fresh cherry tomato salsa, basil and balsamic reduction
  • Cioppino - seafood stew with linguine
  • Deconstructed Tiramisu

    $99/person or $175/two plus HST

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Dates - Wed. June 7 and Sat. June 10
6:30 PM

Celebrate the first long-weekend of the summer with this fabulous grill class

  • Grilled Asparagus & Portobello Mushroom Salad
  • Grilled sausages, shrimp and chicken with grilled veg
  • Grilled fruits with a fresh berry coulis

$99/person or $175/two plus HST

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Dates - Wed. June 14 and Sat. June 17
6:30 PM

In this class you will learn how to create these classic Mexican dishes at home.

  • Mexican chopped Salad with Lime Juice Dressing
  • Caramelized onions and beef/chicken Quesadillas
  • Grilled fish tacos with avocado and citrus mango salsa
  • Non-Fried ice cream with whipped cream, honey and cinnamon

    $99/person or $175/two plus HST

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COOKING ON THE GRILL - Argentine Style

Dates - Wed. June 21 and Sat. June 24
6:30 PM

Cook like a Gaucho with these Argentine Grilling tips and recipes.

  • Hearts of palm and avocado salad
  • Preparing the Churrasco (Argentine Grilled Meat Marinade )
  • Grilled flank or skirt steak with chimmichurri sauce and grilled veg
  • Dessert - Sweet strawberry empanadas

$99/person or $175/two plus HST

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Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday

Dates - Wed. June 28 and Fri. June 30
6:30 PM

In this class we will tackle some classic Canadian dishes.

  • East Coast Lobster Salad
  • Maple Glazed Salmon served with grilled asparagus
  • Make your own Beaver Tail

$99/person or $175/two plus HST

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Payment and cancellation policy:

All students must recognize the Payment and Cancellation Policy prior to registering for any Cooking Class.

All cooking classes are non-refundable and must be paid for when booked.

HST will be applied to all cooking classes.

More than 7 days’ notice to The Chef Upstairs by email or phone: No refunds. Students will be eligible to reschedule to future class.

Less than 7 days’ notice to The Chef Upstairs: No refunds or rescheduling will be allowed.

No Notice : Where a student fails to inform The Chef Upstairs or fails to attend registered class – NO Rescheduled Class will be issued.

Gift Certificate Use: Where a student intends to use a gift certificate and is unable to attend a class, the above Cancellation policy is in effect. All Gift certificates will be debited or voided as applicable.