The Chef Upstairs

 

COOKING CLASSES

 

 

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

(Scroll Down for our Schedule (Up to June 27, 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 limited to 14 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 6 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

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

Click here for Friday Night Couples Cooking Classes

Scroll down to view our Payment & Cancellation Policy and the Schedule up to June 27, 2017

 

Please read our cancellation and change policy before booking.


SPANISH TAPAS

Tuesday - March 7, 2017
6:30 PM **SOLD OUT**

Our Spanish Tapas classes are very popular. We have put together 4 wonderful tapas dishes that will be very easy for you to recreate for family and friends.

  • Tapas Salad with Grilled Bell pepper
  • Tortilla Tapas
  • Smoky  Chicken Skewers with Mojo Picon
  • Casar Cheese Ice Cream with Honey

CLASSIC MEETS MODERN FRENCH CUISINE

Tuesday - March 14, 2017
6:30 PM **SOLD OUT**

We have put together a great modern French class incorporating recipes from some of today's great French chefs. Your Chef Instructor will provide you with plenty of tips and tricks that are used in the best restaurants

  • Classic French Onion Soup – a quick version of this classic winter soup.
  • Braised Chicken with Bacon, Onions, Green Olives and Carrots – braising is a classic technique that transforms simple proteins into wonderful comfort food. This recipe from Chef Daniel Boulud, can be made in under 90 minutes and our talented chef will walk you through all the steps.
  • Crepes Suzette - Chef Jaques Pepin's recipe for this classic dessert is quick and easy. It is so decadent you will be making it for your friends sooner than later.

ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD

Tuesday - March 21, 2017
6:30 PM **SOLD OUT**

Our House Chef Chef Gaetano Pugliese has put together these classic winter recipes that will be easy to recreate at home. Learn the tips and tips and tricks he learned from working in Italy and at his Nona's stove in Windsor.

  • Italian Wedding Soup - this is a delicious winter soup full of hearty ingredients; carrots, celery, orzo, spinach, chick peas and delightful little meatballs that can be on the table in 30 minutes!
  • Ravioli stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese – we will be making the pasta from scratch and rolling it out using a stand mixer attachment. Your chef instructor will show you how to stuff the ravioli with the rich spinach and ricotta mixture and we will serve it with a quick and easy tomato & basil sauce.
  • Deconstructed Tiramisu - this classic dessert typically takes several hours to prepare from start to finish. We will teach you how to prepare this in under an hour, while still producing the same marvelous flavours

STREET FOOD OF THE FAR EAST

Tuesday - March 28, 2017
6:30 PM (**SOLD OUT**)

Chef Julian has travelled to the Far East on a few occasions and he was totally enamored with the street food culture.The street food of Thailand, Vietnam and China is amazing and you will learn to make these quintessential dishes.

  • Classic Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup
  • Thai Green Curry with Chicken
  • Vietnamese Street Vendor Fried Rice with Crispy Pork Belly
  • Thai Gluay Buadt Chee - Stewed Bananas in coconut Cream

$99/person or $175/two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


CLASSIC MEETS MODERN FRENCH CUISINE

Tuesday - April 11, 2017
6:30 PM

We have designed a great modern French class incorporating recipes from some of today's great French chefs. Your Chef Instructor will provide you with plenty of tips and tricks that are used in the best restaurants

  • Classic French Onion Soup – a quick version of this classic winter soup.
  • Braised Chicken with Bacon, Onions, Green Olives and Carrots – braising is a classic technique that transforms simple proteins into wonderful comfort food. This recipe from Chef Daniel Boulud, can be made in under 90 minutes and our talented chef will walk you through all the steps.
  • Crepes Suzette - Chef Jaques Pepin's recipe for this classic dessert is quick and easy. It is so decadent you will be making it for your friends sooner than later.

$99/person or $175/two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


STREET FOOD OF THE FAR EAST

Tuesday - April 25, 2017
6:30 PM

Chef Julian has travelled to the Far East on a few occasions and he was totally enamored with the street food culture.The street food of Thailand, Vietnam and China is amazing and you will learn to make these quintessential dishes.

  • Classic Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup
  • Thai Green Curry with Chicken
  • Vietnamese Street Vendor Fried Rice with Crispy Pork Belly
  • Thai Gluay Buadt Chee - Stewed Bananas in coconut Cream

$99/person or $175/two plus HST

» To Register & Pay click

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


ROMANTIC SPRING IN ITALY

Tuesday - May 9, 2017
6:45 PM

Chef Gaetano began cooking with his Nona at an early age and 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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» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


COOKING ON THE GRILL - MIXED GRILL CLASS

Tuesday - May 16, 2017
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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» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


MEXICAN DELIGHTS

Tuesday - May 23, 2017
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 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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» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


COOKING ON THE GRILL - Argentine Style

Tuesday - May 30, 2017
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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» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


ROMANTIC SPRING IN ITALY

Tuesday - June 6, 2017
6:45 PM

Chef Gaetano began cooking with his Nona at an early age and 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

» To Register & Pay click

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


COOKING ON THE GRILL - MIXED GRILL CLASS

Tuesday - June 13, 2017
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

» To Register & Pay click

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


MEXICAN DELIGHTS

Tuesday - June 20, 2017
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 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

» To Register & Pay click

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday

Tuesday - June 27, 2017
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

» To Register & Pay click

» For more information e-mail or call 416.544.9221


 

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 curveballs, 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.

5. Gift Certificate Use: 

  • If you intend to use a gift certificate for class payment and iare 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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