Deliciously fun cooking classes in Calgary

If your passion is for cooking but your skill set is limited to macaroni in the microwave, you might want to sign up for a specialized cooking class with some of Calgary’s greatest gourmet educators. Improve your kitchen skills and have fun in the process at these deliciously hands-on study sessions.

Ollia Macarons & Tea

810 16 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9

Located just steps off of bustling 17th Avenue Southwest, sign up for an Ollia Macarons & Tea pastry class and learn how to create pretty pastel macarons from a experienced French chef. At Ollia you’ll learn the tips and tricks involved in mixing, piping and filling these sweet delicacies. You’ll also take your creations home.

Righteous Gelato

110-221 19 St Se, Calgary, AB T2E 7M2

Take over the kitchen at a Gelato Academy class at Fiasco Artisan Gelato. Here you’re given the run of the gelato-makers’ shelves and fridge to locate the ingredients needed to create your very own personalized gelato. Not only will you learn the staples of gelato making, you’ll be rewarded with 10 jars, custom labelled for you to take home.

Crave Cookies & Cupcakes

1107 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P2

Forget those pastry-rose adorned supermarket cakes, it’s time to learn how to take icing matters into your own hands. Using Crave’s rich, signature butter cream, you’ll learn how to ice like a pro! Classes are offered periodically throughout the year and fill up in seconds.

SAIT Polytechnic

226-230 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5

Located in downtown Calgary, SAIT Culinary Campus offers endless learning opportunities on the how-tos of cooking. Sign up for ingenious Rush Hour classes, in which culinary instructors will teach you to cook a specially selected meal for two and then send you home with all the necessary raw ingredients so you can recreate the dish for dinner.

The Cookbook Co

722 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4

From learning basic knife skills to preparing four-course meals in class, The Cookbook Company offers a wide variety of weekday evening classes taught by some of the city’s best culinary minds. Hands-on and demonstration classes are offered by a food-savvy roster of personal chefs, cookbook authors and notable food writers as well as restaurant and catering company owners.

ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Cafe

100-919 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1P3

It’s time to let your kids take over the kitchen. Register your nine- to 11-year-old child in one of ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s single- or multiple-day camps in which they’ll learn the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety and cooking techniques. They’ll then be able to show off their culinary skill and knowledge as they prepare you from-scratch meals at home.

The Spice Chica

1130 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3

Cookbook author and gourmet spice blender chef Marina Mellino says she’s “on a mission to educate the masses about healthy cooking and returning to the idea of using food as medicine.” Her culinary business, The Spice Chica, offers creative classes such as singles sushi, in which love connections are sure to be made. A class that also encourages coming together is the kids’ pasta-making classes, for which the final prep is finished at home.

Sunterra Market

200 12 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0Z7

Learn to create some of the delicious dishes sold at this specialty food market. Sunterra offers classes in four categories. In Lunch ‘n’ Learn sessions you’ll create and consume a delicious dish in just 45 minutes, while in Social Kitchen you’ll help to create a buffet-style menu for the entire class to enjoy. And in Perfectly Paired classes learn to pair wine with meals. Kids Kitchen courses will have your children whipping up their favorite dishes.

Williams-Sonoma Inc

123A-6455 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0K8

Keep a tidy kitchen while perfecting your cooking technique, as talented chefs and culinary specialists demonstrate how to create delicious dishes. During these free one-hour demos, you can ask questions and sample the food. Upon conclusion, you’ll be given a copy of the recipe to try at home and will even receive 10 per cent same-day savings on any of your Williams-Sonoma purchases.

Cuisine Et Chateau

Calgary, AB T2N 1V5

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, Cuisine et Château Interactive Culinary Centre has the perfect class for you – including knife skills, the preparation of Italian, Mexican and French food, and much more. During your culinary experience you’ll be guided through the hands-on creation of a three-course meal. Not only will you finish with a full tummy, you’ll also leave with a complete recipe booklet and an apron so you can play chef at home.

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