The Chef Upstairs

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

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

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

FALL 2014

RECREATIONAL cooking class Schedule

(Tuesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM)

Click here for Friday Night Couples Cooking Classes

Scroll down to view our Schedule up to November 18, 2014 and please review our Cancellation & Change Policy

Our Interactive and Social Cooking Classes are limited to twelve guests, so that everyone has a chance to join in and cook with the chef. It is fun, educational, toally interactive and always an experience to be remembered. Whether you are just learning to cook or you have been cooking for years, you will take home new tips and tricks, recipes and discover a new confidence in the kitchen.


CELBRATING THE FALL HARVEST

Tuesday - September 9, 2014
6:30pm

Celebrating Local Ontario Food while it's still available and fresh!

  • Tomato and grilled Zucchini stacks
  • Corn on the Cob with Miso, Panko, and Sesame
  • Roasted butterflied chicken with herb roasted fingerling potatoes
  • Sugar-Roasted Peaches with Burrata and Honey

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

ONTARIO FALL HARVEST DELIGHTS

Tuesday - September 23, 2014
6:30 PM

The fall markets are featuring apples, beets, root vegetables and this class will showcase some great recipes featuring these ingredients:

  • Red Beet and Granny Smith Apple Salad with Feta Cheese and Lemon Mint Vinaigrette
  • Stiffed and roasted pork loin roast with dried fruits and an organic honey glaze served with garlic green beans and root veg risotto
  • Deconstructed apple pie

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

THE PERFECT THANKSGIVING DINNER

Tuesday - October 7, 2014
6:30 PM

We will explore several ways to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving turkey and why brining is so important to making a perfect turkey. You will also learn how to make the fluffiest mash potatoes as it is taught in culinary school.

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Sesame Salt
  • Butternut squash
  • Perfecting mashed potatoes; adding different ingredients for added flare (roasted garlic, celery root, flat leaf parsley)
  • Roasting a perfect turkey; dry rub preparation

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

CLASSIC ITALIAN CLASS

Tuesday - October 21, 2014
6:30 PM

This class will teach you the basics for great Italian meals, featuring:

  • Mozzarella di Bufala with tomato coulis, roasted eggplant, fresh cherry tomato salsa & basil
  • Mario Batali's amazing tomato sauce from scratch. The secrets are exposed and it is much simpler than you think!
  • Mushroom Risotto ...the quick,easy and most delicious method!

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

ONTARIO FALL HARVEST DELIGHTS

Tuesday - October 28, 2014
6:30 PM

The fall markets are featuring apples, beets, root vegetables and this class will showcase some great recipes featuring these ingredients:

  • Red Beet and Granny Smith Apple Salad with Feta Cheese and Lemon Mint Vinaigrette
  • Stiffed and roasted pork loin roast with dried fruits and an organic honey glaze served with garlic green beans and root veg risotto
  • Deconstructed apple pie

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

MORE ITALIAN DELIGHTS

Tuesday - November 4, 2014
6:30pm

Three amazing recipes that take advantage of foods now coming to market. We also take the classic tiramisu recipe and show how it can be made to be quick and delicious

  • Caesar Salad with grilled Romaine
  • Sicilian stew with classic Mario Batali tomato sauce, Israeli couscous, pine nuts, currants, caper berries and fresh seafood
  • Deconstructed tiramisu

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

THAI ONE ON!

Tuesday - November 11, 2014
6:30 PM

Thai cuisine is popular with Torontonians and we will provide you with all of the tools and tips to make these wonderful dishes at home.

  • Cinnamon beef noodle soup
  • Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Vegetables
  • Shrimp Pad Thai

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

Indian cooking BASICS

Tuesday - November 18, 2014
6:30 PM

Learn the basics for cooking Indian fare. The importance of layering spices and ingredients.

  • Basmati Rice Salad with Mango and Cucumber
  • Saag Paneer - Fresh pureed spinach, with paneer cheese
  • Turkey Biryani - layered rice, baked and flavoured with exotic spices
  • Rasmalai (a rich and delicious dessert for special occasions)

$99/person or $149.50 for two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click or call 416.544.9221

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


Cancellation & Change Policy:

All students must acknowledge the Cancellation & Change 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 class fees.

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

Less than 7 days’ notice to The Chef Upstairs: No refunds or rescheduling will be allowed, however we welcome you to send someone in your place.

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.

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