Kitchener Market


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 either hands-on instruction  or demostration style (please see below) 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.




Picnic in Paris - Apr. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238649 (Demonstration/teaching class)

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

Seafood Made Easy with the Codfather and the Seafood Kid - Apr. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #243617 $20.00 + HST (Demonstration)

Seafood Made Easy with the Codfather and the Seafood Kid, Ron and Matt Caudle from Caudles Catch Seafood will show you how easy it is to cook seafood. They will prepare two seafood appetizers and two seafood entrees for you to taste. There will be draws for Caudles Gift Certificates throughout  the night. Register

Intro to Indian Cuisine - Apr. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238650 (Demonstration and hands on class) **FULL**

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. 

Rising Stars Dinner Series: Locally Inspired - Apr. 19, 5:30-8:00 p.m. $35.00 + HST

Join us for an event presented by aspiring chefs, restaurant managers, and entrepreneurs studying in Conestoga College's Business & Hospitality programs. Canapé evenings includes a variety of international and Garde Manger Hors D'oeuvres, deserts and live music. Register

Bernardin: Spring Canning - Apr. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #244615 $5.00

Spring is the perfect time to get the most out of your fresh fruits and veggies through canning! Come learn about the process of sustaining your spring goodies well into this upcoming winter. This event will be a demonstration, each participant will take home a Kitchener Market reuseable grocery bag and Emerie Brine of Bernardin will be doing draws for some great swag throughout the evening! Register

Girls Night Out: Springtime Wine and Tapas - Apr. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. WebReg #238651 (Demonstration/teaching class) **FULL**

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. 


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

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. 

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

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. 

Just Roll With It: Sushi - 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 **FULL**

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. 


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