The Chef Upstairs

ADULT
COOKING CLASSES
(Toronto & Vaughan)

Cooking Classes






Please Note - we are always Nut and Peanut free!

COOKING CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Scheduled up to JUNE 27, 2019


ITALIAN PASTA CLASS (to end of May)

This is a class that is classic Italian and Vegetarian.

You will begin the evening with a classic Italian soup featuring San Marzano tomatoes, (which are the tastiest tomatoes in the world), topped with a pesto drizzle and served with buttery garlic bread. Your instructor will teach you the restaurant secrets for making pesto and delicious garlic butter.
The main course is a wild mushroom and Mascarpone stuffed ravioli served in a light cream sauce. You will be creating the ravioli from scratch including the pasta. The evening will finish with the class producing a delightful pumpkin spiced gelato.

  • Rustic Tomato Soup with Pesto Drizzle and Buttery Garlic Bread
  • Wild Mushroom and Mascarpone Stuffed Ravioli in a light cream sauce
  • Made from scratch, Pumpkin-Spiced Gelato

ITALIAN WINTER/SPRING CLASSICS COOKING CLASS

You will begin the evening with the classic winter soup "Pasta e Fagioli".
The main course is braised rabbit, with pan-fried gnocchi. This dish was featured in a recent "Food Lovers" class and was a huge hit. The key to creating a flavourful rabbit is in the braising and your instructor will take you through the process from start to finish. Gnocchi are simple to make and you will be creating them from scratch.
For dessert you will be making a Mascarpone Mousse with balsamic-soaked strawberries.

  • Pasta e Fagioli Soup
  • Braised Rabbit with Pan-Fried Gnocchi
  • Mascarpone Mousse with Balsamic-Soaked Strawberries

GRILLING - Mediterranean style

This delightful class features classic Mediterranean foods of the season. The class will learn grilling tips and tricks for a wide variety of foods. Learn when to sear, slow cook or cook on indirect heat, then send out the invitations for your next BBQ party.

  • Grilled Watermelon Salad, cucumber, feta, mint, balsamic drizzle.
  • Grilled calamari, fresh tomato salsa, greens
  • Lamb Kafta Lettuce Wraps, Tzatziki, Cucumber, red onion
  • Baklava with cinnamon and sunflower seeds

GRILLING - ASIAN STYLE

A casual grilling experience. Guests will marinade and grill as they please, with these tasty Asian recipes and of course there will be a large pot of rice.

  • Grilled Pineapple, Mango, Cherry Tomato, Romaine Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette
  • Miso salmon, Korean-style short ribs, Chinese 5-spice pork belly, Thai red curry shrimp, Sesame-soy bok choy.
  • Coconut Ice Cream with Fresh Mango

GRILLING WITH DAD

Treat Dad to this beef lovers cooking class. Plenty of tips and tricks that will make him the King of the Grill for many years to come.

  • 1st Course - Grilled Romaine Hearts with Avocado Lime Dressing
  • 2nd Course  - smashburger sliders – the best burger you will ever make; grind your beef from scratch; learn how to grill using an extremely hot pan; homemade aioli
  • 3rd Course – reverse sear rib-eye steak, with lemon garlic gremolata and BBQ potato wedges. Learn why this steak is the 1st choice for chefs; steak ageing techniques and why reverse searing helps to make the best tasting steak.
  • Dessert – grilled fruits with french vanilla ice cream

ITALIAN - SUMMER PASTA MAKING CLASS

These are delicious summer recipes that you will want to repeat at your next summer dinner party.

  • Romaine Hearts, Sherry Marinated Lentils, Crostini, Parmesan Crisps
  • Hand Made Orecchiette with Broccolini and Sausage
  • Raspberry gelato with lemon wafers

tHE BOLD FLAVOURS OF MEXICO

These courses say it all. Learn the secrets of great Mexican fare.

  • Mexican chopped salad with charred cream cheese stuffed jalapenos
  • Chicken Carnitas Enchiladas: Fresh made tortillas, pulled chicken breast, guacamole, pico di gallo, sour cream, saffron rice.
  • Berry Empanadas, whipped coconut cream

FOOD LOVER'S 5-COURSE CLASSES

These classes are extremely popular and sell out quickly. The Theme is known but the menu is a surprise until you arrive for the class.

May - Spring in Provence, France

June - Foods from the Greek Islands


Cancellation and Change Policy:

By purchasing a Cooking Class or Gift Certificate you agree to the terms and conditions of our Cancellation and Change Policy as stated below.

NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS WILL BE GIVEN EXCEPT AS LISTED BELOW.  ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

We understand that life occasionally throws us curve balls, but please do not ask us to make exceptions, as your late cancellation does not allow us enough time to re-sell your seats.

 

1. More than 7 days’ notice to The Chef Upstairs by email or phone: 

No refunds. Students will be eligible to reschedule to future class.

2. Less than 7 days’ notice to The Chef Upstairs: 

No refunds or rescheduling will be allowed. Please have someone attend in your place.

3. No Notice: 

Where a student fails to inform The Chef Upstairs or fails to attend registered class –No Refunds or Rescheduling will be allowed.

4. Sickness or Illness: 

With less than 7 days notice, there are no exceptions for Sickness or Illness. NO Refunds and NO Rescheduling will be allowed.
You have purchased a "cooking event”, no different than purchasing a concert event or sporting event ticket. All sales are final and if you can't make a class it is your responsibility to find someone to take your place.

5. Gift Certificate Use: 

If you intend to use a gift certificate for class payment and are unable to attend a class, the above Cancellation policy is in effect. Failure to provide the minimum notice will result in cancellation of the Gift Certificate, regardless of the circumstances.

 

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