Cooking Classes

Want to up your performance in your own kitchen? Whether you’re a cooking beginner not knowing a mandoline from a melon baller, or an experienced home cook who knows there is always something more to learn, taking a culinary class is fun, educational and immersive. Workshops and classes are so much better now IRL vs. virtual, so sign up soon, then prepare to roll up your shirt sleeves and get your hands good and dirty. Spring cooking classes are now in session.

Uno Gelato’s Gelato 101 Classes take place at their Kitsilano location where participants are guided through the steps of making our favourite icy, Italian dessert. Each class targets two different flavours that rotate through the year as the seasons, and our tastes, change. Classes are led by Maestro Gelatiere, Andrés Bermudez, who trained at the renowned Gelato University Carpigiani, in Bologna, Italy. Classes are small and intimate, so they fill up fast, so book soon. Regular classes are scheduled from October to March, with private lessons offered other months.

Uno Gelato


Mission Hill’s Culinary Classes take place in the Kelowna winery’s culinary theatre targeting a variety of themes. Cooking class students watch the chefs prepare each dish, walking through the recipes step-by-step, plus guidance on what Mission Hill wines are best pairings with each. Upcoming classes include a fresh pasta tutorial, or how-to create the signature dishes the winery’s Terrace restaurant is known for. Plan to spend some time strolling the grounds of this iconic Okanagan winery while you’re there.

Mission Hill Family Estate


Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Cooking Classes have a calendar of class options including sausage making where you’ll take away your own savoury creations to throw on the grill at home later. Pasta class is fun, and making it is much simpler than most folks realize. Think pappardelle, tortellini and more, plus you take home the recipes and a proper chef’s apron. Teen Camps are offered in the summer, with cooking classes focused on kids ages 10-16. Each camp is 5 consecutive days long (as summer camps tend to be) throughout July and August. Kids have a blast learning from professional chef instructors while they gain some serious, and safe, kitchen skills. Every chef started somewhere.

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts – PICA


Deerholme Farm in the Cowichan Valley caught onto foraging long before it became a culinary ‘trend.’ Chef Bill Jones is an award-winning author of twelve cookbooks and a regional expert on mushrooms and wild foods, who shares his knowledge with students in a fun and immersive way. Classes in April and May focus on wild foods, and June and July classes are all about BBQ with meat and mushrooms at the forefront


Well Seasoned

Well Seasoned is a popular gourmet food shop located in Langley that has an impressive menu of cooking class options. Hands-on classes have students getting their hands dirty by creating one complete dish while other recipes are being made by the chef, that you sample as you go. Demo-classes are set up more like a live cooking show, where students sit back and watch the chef cooks in real time, can ask questions and get to eat the food as it’s prepared. Class themes range from Portuguese cuisine, pasta-making, learning the art of a great steak, a beef Wellington master class and more.