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Cooking Classes in Toronto?

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Medira Aug 8, 2007 01:40 PM

I know how to cook and I really enjoy it, but what I'd really like to do is learn something new and (hopefully) enjoyable. So, does anybody have any recommendations of cooking classes in Toronto?

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    Moonsammy RE: Medira Aug 8, 2007 01:57 PM

    I've taken a couple classes at Calphalon. While what they taught was not earth-shattering, I did learn a few things. And perhaps the best part of doing classes there is you can drink wine while you're cooking!

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      kireland RE: Medira Aug 8, 2007 01:59 PM

      I took a number of excellent cooking classes at George Brown College. Just go the website and look under continuing education, culinary arts.

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        KevinB RE: kireland Aug 9, 2007 08:02 PM

        Let me second the George Brown suggestion. Our nanny took both Chinese and Thai classes there, and we now get gourmet meals at home. Of course, I've put on 20 pounds, so it's a double-edged sword!

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        tartiflette RE: Medira Aug 8, 2007 02:04 PM

        I've had a great deal of fun at the Loblaws cooking classes. Several of their Toronto locations offer classes on-site - so far I've tried the one on Queen's Quay and the one at St-Clair and Bathurst. You can find the schedule here:
        http://www.loblaws.ca/en/cooking_and_...

        The best ones are the hands-on lessons, because you'll get a brief intro and then get set loose to do the cooking in small groups with the instructor's supervision. Cost is usually around $40-$50 for a hands-on, less for a regular (demo-type) class.

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          millygirl RE: tartiflette Aug 12, 2007 01:27 PM

          I've done a few at Dish Cooking Studio and really enjoyed them, although it isn't cheap. They sometimes have a celebrity chef on hand....which is a bonus in that you are guaranteed a good meal, recipes, some shop talk and wines to match.

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