Beginner cooking classes in Toronto?
A friend wants to learn to cook. I don't know any cooking courses that are geared for the beginner. Nothing fancy necessary. Just affordable. Any suggestions? Thanks.
There's a series of 4 basic skills classes at Calphalon. I've heard good things, but it's $500 for the 4 classes, so it depends on the kind of commitment your friend is looking for. http://www.calphalonculinarycenter.com
For a longer commitment, i.e. longer classes and a months-long term, but also more bang for your buck, continuing ed. at George Brown offers an intro course (Culinary Arts I) for $620. This is open to the public, not part of chef training, but obviously a bit more hardcore than your "average" cooking class.
No beginner classes, but Dish on Dupont offers a range of classes (prices, themes, experience are all variable, so you can pick the skills you want to learn). Here's January: http://www.dishcookingstudio.com/zf/e...
I know the GBC one is great, but again, intensive. It really depends how much they want to gain.
Bonni Stern's cooking school will have a three week "Back to the Kitchen" course in April-May for $350. The classes are geared toward teaching the basics for people without a lot of kitchen experience and are 3 hours long.
Slightly more advanced, Cirillo's Culinary Academy has a 4-lesson course called "Traditional Culinary Skills" beginning in February. The series costs $ 425.00.
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