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Discover your love of cooking at the Marketplace!

It doesn't matter if you know your way around the kitchen, can't tell a saucepan from a frying pan, or just want a fun night out - we have a class for you!

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Each class is taught by one of our professional, local chefs in our cooking space - the Marketplace. Classes are small, with only 20 students or less, and feature hands-on instruction  and demo, with tips and tricks from the professional kitchen. After the class, the students  sit down to enjoy the evening's creations.

*Please let us know if you have any allergies, classes are not reccomended for a vegetarian diet unless otherwise stated. This is not a nut-free environment.*

The Kitchener Market Marketplace - where foodies are born!

Cost: $49*, includes a recipe and food prepared during class.

Please Note: All cooking classes may be two or two and a half hours depending on circumstances.  Extended length may be due to food preparation time.

All cooking classes are now licensed.

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January

Knife Skills - Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #233615

Sharpen your cutting skills with this intensive hands-on tutorial and learn the basics of how to hold, sharpen, clean and purchase knives, as well as some classic cuts. You'll soon be chopping with confidence! There is a light menu of food for this class. Register

Make Your Own Pasta - Jan. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #233616 *FULL*

Penne, spaghetti, fettucine... Are we speaking your language yet? If you love pasta as much as we do you will want to make it fresh at home. Come learn how to make basic pasta and sauces to accompany. 

Artshine and Wine - Jan. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #232536

Meditative Shapes: inspired by abstract shapes and layers, this project uses soft muted colours, and mixes them with gold leaf to produce a 3D textured effect. Register

Mexican, Thai and More One Bowl Meals - Jan. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. *FULL*

Treat yourself to a one-bowl meal (and we're not talking about soup) that mixes everything up in a great tumbled combination of awesome flavours. Whether you're into seafood, rice, burritos, noodles, or any other favourite dish or flavour, you can find a fantastic bowl that suits your tastes and feeds your appetite. If all you've ever used those bowls for are soup, salad or cereal, get ready to widen those horizons!

Knitting 101 - Jan. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #233618

Grab some friends, pour a drink, let's get knitting! Want to learn to knit but don't know where to start? Attend one of our beginner knitting courses and receive two hours of hands-on instruction for the basics of knitting: casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch and binding off. You will also learn how to read a yarn label and patterns. These foundational skills are all you need to create a variety of cozy knits for the winter! Register

February

Mexican, Thai and More One Bowl Meals - Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. *FULL*

Treat yourself to a one-bowl meal (and we're not talking about soup) that mixes everything up in a great tumbled combination of awesome flavours. Whether you're into seafood, rice, burritos, noodles, or any other favourite dish or flavour, you can find a fantastic bowl that suits your tastes and feeds your appetite. If all you've ever used those bowls for are soup, salad or cereal, get ready to widen those horizons!

Delicious Date Night with ChefD - Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238515

Join ChefD (host of Rogers TV 'At Home with ChefD') for a fun couple's night out at the Kitchener Market. Learn how to make a delicious 3 course meal plus dessert. The fee for this course is $99 each couple. Register

Italian Comfort Food - Feb. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238517

The essential comfort foods - rich pasta sauce, breads, flavors of garlic and herbs. If you haven't been blessed with your own Italian grandmother to swipe recipes from, we suggest you look a little closer to home! Our chefs can guide you in learning how to make delicious Italian-influenced recipes that will be a perfect go-to for a big family dinner. Register

Artshine and Wine - Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #232565

Luminous Transcendence: this piece takes elements inspired by nature and combines them with modern colours like teal and gold to produce a whimsical masterpiece. Register

March

Gourmet Vegetarian - Mar. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238532

Eating a balanced diet can be challenging, especially when lifestyle or dietary restrictions make options more limited. Find ways to eat healthy, vegetarian meals that are out of the ordinary and exciting! Even if you are simply interested in learning more about a vegetarian diet before you take that first step, or you're a veteran veg-head looking for meal inspiration, come join this class and explore the options that are available to you! Register

Tasty Thai - Mar. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238519

Thai dishes are created using many different elements in a harmonious way to create a full dish. Although it sounds complex, the ingredients are simple and healthy! Come in and learn about all of the different components of Thai cuisine, and leave with recipes for some of your favorite meals from Thailand. Register

Sushi and Apps - Mar. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238516

One of the most popular Japanese foods found in North America is sushi! Instead of going out to a restaurant, why not try your hand at making your own sushi? Just roll with it! Register

April

Picnic in Paris - Apr. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238649

The cuisine of Paris is renowned worldwide for its delicate pastries and luxurious ingredients. Would you be surprised to learn that even the most exotic sounding ingredients can be purchased locally, if you know where to look? This course focuses on where to find and how to prepare ingredients to create some of the staple dishes that make Parisian cuisine such a treat. Register

Intro to Indian Cuisine - Apr. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238650

Indian food can be spicy, sweet, sour, buttery and salty - but most of all it can be addictive! For authentic Indian recipes and hands-on teaching from a professional chef, look no further. Our Indian Cuisine class will show you just how easy it can be to make classic Indian dishes to wow your family and dinner guests alike. Register

Girls Night Out: Springtime Wine and Tapas - Apr. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238651

Get a couple of girlfriends together for a fun night out at the Kitchener Market! This course focuses on preparing tapas, a trendy and sophisticated variety of appetizers that are great for serving at parties and events. Register

May

Cinco de Mayo - May. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238653

Mexican food uses traditional ingredients such as corn, chili peppers, and beans combined with spices and various meats to create flavorful dishes reminiscent of fiestas and festivals. Known for being spicy, Mexican food actually has many depths of flavors and can range from sweet, to salty, to mildly or extremely hot! After this class you'll have authentic Mexican dishes parading out of your own kitchen in no time at all. Register

Tasty Thai - May. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238654

Thai dishes are created using many different elements in a harmonious way to create a full dish. Although it sounds complex, the ingredients are simple and healthy! Come in and learn about all of the different components of Thai cuisine, and leave with recipes for some of your favorite meals from Thailand. Register

Just Roll With It: Sushi and Apps - May. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238655

One of the most popular Japanese foods found in North America is sushi! Instead of going out to a restaurant, why not try your hand at making your own sushi? For fresh, homemade sushi, let our professional chefs show you how to 'roll' in style! Register

Girls Night Out: Summertime Wine and Tapas - May. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238652

Get a couple of girlfriends together for a fun night out at the Kitchener Market! This course focuses on preparing tapas, a trendy and sophisticated variety of appetizers that are great for serving at parties and events. Register

Mother's Day Tea Party: Free Family Cooking Event! May. 20, 10-11;30 a.m. WebReg #38656

Join us as we celebrate all mothers with this special Mother's Day Tea Party! This event is free and suitable to family members of all ages, please register one spot for each person attending. Register

 

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* Most classes are $49 unless otherwise noted in class details.