Cooking Classes

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My cooking classes aim to make the art of cooking gourmet accessible to all.  I offer a variety of classes open to the public on a monthly basis, focusing on a specific dietary or ethnic theme.  In the summer, my focus moves to our fabulous local food scene as I teach how to “eat with the season” and use what comes out of the garden in creative and delicious ways.  In the process, I am happy to promote local producers of not only meat, cheese and produce but also our local artisans who make beautiful pottery which you will be eating and drinking out of during the course of your evening.

Custom classes are also available!  Let me work with you to find a perfect menu for your group.  Just gather at least six friends or colleagues, and together we will find a perfect menu for your group.  Birthday parties, corporate team-building events, and even bachelorette parties have been part of my cooking class history.

All classes will be located in my studio teaching kitchen at 144 Evans St. (on the corner of John and Golf Links, off Anten St.)

To inquire about booking a class or finding out when the next class is being held, check below, drop me a note or give me a shout (708-3509) and be sure to sign up for my newsletter below. Each month I try to send out details of classes being offered – as well as recipes and great tips for cooking!

Cost

Cost is $65.00 per person, HST and gratuity included.  Once payment is made, your seat is booked in the class.

Some Entertainment Offered While Guests eat…

 

Upcoming Classes

Sep
30
Sun
2018
Cooking with the Seasons I @ A Fine Fit Catering Studio Kitchen
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the first installment of my Cooking with the Seasons Series for the fall! I’ve taken the summer off of cooking classes to focus on the busy wedding season but things on that end have finally slowed down, allowing me to turn my energies toward inspiring you to cook new bold and delicious tastings! The theme of this series’ cooking classes is all about cooking with ingredients that proclaim: “crisp air, coloured leaves and fall harvest.” The local harvest in our neck of the woods produces a respectable variety of yummy produce and I want to explore some exciting dishes with you as my guest! So without further adieu, here’s the menu for September’s class:

Menu

  • Roasted beet salad over microgreens, citrus vinaigrette and Thunder Oaks cheese curds
  • Fresh tomato soup with pesto swirl
  • Apple cider roasted chicken with white wine reduction, new carrots and whipped turnip
  • Wild blueberry shortcake with yogurt cream

Things to Note:

  • Classes can fit 8 comfortably around the island. I have made exceptions for up to 10 people but this is typically for custom classes only.
  • All classes come with a take-home booklet of recipes and tips from yours truly 🙂
  • I am not licensed to serve alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own wine!
  • If you registered but are unable to attend the class, please provide a 48 hr notice otherwise it might not be enough time to find a replacement. In such an event, please understand that I will charge 50% of the cost ($32.50). Emergencies and extenuating circumstances are always taken into consideration.
  • Registration is not officially confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by calling me (708-3509) or clicking below using PayPal ($2.30 fee). And of course you can also use a gift certificate to attend as well. Limit of class is 8 (maaaybe 9) so don’t delay and book today!



Oct
5
Fri
2018
Cooking with the Seasons II @ A Fine Fit Catering Studio Kitchen
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the second installment of my Cooking with the Seasons Series for the fall! October’s class has some truly spectacular dishes, focusing on food with a spectacular Northwestern Ontario vibe through and through! Take a look and sign up below or contact me at 708-3509 or info@afinefitcatering.ca to reserve your seat at the counter!

Menu

  • Butternut squash samosas with apple chutney
  • Cabbage and carrot slaw with honey lime dressing
  • Pickerel en papillote, roasted new potatoes
  • Rustic apple tarts with maple bourbon sauce

Things to Note:

  • Classes can fit 8 comfortably around the island. I have made exceptions for up to 10 people but this is typically for custom classes only.
  • All classes come with a take-home booklet of recipes and tips from yours truly 🙂
  • I am not licensed to serve alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own wine!
  • If you registered but are unable to attend the class, please provide a 48 hr notice otherwise it might not be enough time to find a replacement. In such an event, please understand that I will charge 50% of the cost ($32.50). Emergencies and extenuating circumstances are always taken into consideration.
  • Registration is not officially confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by calling me (708-3509) or clicking below using PayPal ($2.30 fee). And of course you can also use a gift certificate to attend as well. Limit of class is 8 (maaaybe 9) so don’t delay and book today!



Oct
6
Sat
2018
Cooking with the Seasons II – Second Serving @ A Fine Fit Catering Studio Kitchen
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the second class of my second installment of my Cooking with the Seasons Series for the fall! October’s class has some truly spectacular dishes, focusing on food with a spectacular Northwestern Ontario vibe through and through! Take a look and sign up below or contact me at 708-3509 or info@afinefitcatering.ca to reserve your seat at the counter!

Menu

  • Butternut squash samosas with apple chutney
  • Cabbage and carrot slaw with honey lime dressing
  • Pickerel en papillote, roasted new potatoes
  • Rustic apple tarts with maple bourbon sauce

Things to Note:

  • Classes can fit 8 comfortably around the island. I have made exceptions for up to 10 people but this is typically for custom classes only.
  • All classes come with a take-home booklet of recipes and tips from yours truly 🙂
  • I am not licensed to serve alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own wine!
  • If you registered but are unable to attend the class, please provide a 48 hr notice otherwise it might not be enough time to find a replacement. In such an event, please understand that I will charge 50% of the cost ($32.50). Emergencies and extenuating circumstances are always taken into consideration.
  • Registration is not officially confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by calling me (708-3509) or clicking below using PayPal ($2.30 fee). And of course you can also use a gift certificate to attend as well. Limit of class is 8 (maaaybe 9) so don’t delay and book today!



Nov
2
Fri
2018
Cooking with the Seasons III @ A Fine Fit Catering Studio Kitchen
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the final installment of my Cooking with the Seasons Series for the fall! I really hope you’re able to make this class – from an impeccable kale salad to one of my all-time favourite dishes: stuffed beef tenderloin, it doesn’t get much better than this! Take a look at the full menu and sign up below or contact me at 708-3509 or info@afinefitcatering.ca to reserve your seat at the counter!

Menu

  • Kale salad with apples, golden raisins and toasted almonds
  • Cream of mushroom soup with morels and truffle oil
  • Stuffed beef tenderloin with red wine au jus, balsamic roasted root vegetables
  • Dark chocolate tahini cake with rosemary buttercream

Things to Note:

  • Classes can fit 8 comfortably around the island. I have made exceptions for up to 10 people but this is typically for custom classes only.
  • All classes come with a take-home booklet of recipes and tips from yours truly 🙂
  • I am not licensed to serve alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own wine!
  • If you registered but are unable to attend the class, please provide a 48 hr notice otherwise it might not be enough time to find a replacement. In such an event, please understand that I will charge 50% of the cost ($32.50). Emergencies and extenuating circumstances are always taken into consideration.
  • Registration is not officially confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by calling me (708-3509) or clicking below using PayPal ($2.30 fee). And of course you can also use a gift certificate to attend as well. Limit of class is 8 (maaaybe 9) so don’t delay and book today!



Nov
3
Sat
2018
Cooking with the Seasons III – Second Serving @ A Fine Fit Catering Studio Kitchen
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to the second class of my final installment of my Cooking with the Seasons Series for the fall! I really hope you’re able to make this class – from an impeccable kale salad to one of my all-time favourite dishes: stuffed beef tenderloin, it doesn’t get much better than this! Take a look at the full menu and sign up below or contact me at 708-3509 or info@afinefitcatering.ca to reserve your seat at the counter!

Menu

  • Kale salad with apples, golden raisins and toasted almonds
  • Cream of mushroom soup with morels and truffle oil
  • Stuffed beef tenderloin with red wine au jus, balsamic roasted root vegetables
  • Dark chocolate tahini cake with rosemary buttercream

Things to Note:

  • Classes can fit 8 comfortably around the island. I have made exceptions for up to 10 people but this is typically for custom classes only.
  • All classes come with a take-home booklet of recipes and tips from yours truly 🙂
  • I am not licensed to serve alcohol but you are more than welcome to bring your own wine!
  • If you registered but are unable to attend the class, please provide a 48 hr notice otherwise it might not be enough time to find a replacement. In such an event, please understand that I will charge 50% of the cost ($32.50). Emergencies and extenuating circumstances are always taken into consideration.
  • Registration is not officially confirmed until payment has been received.
  • Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by calling me (708-3509) or clicking below using PayPal ($2.30 fee). And of course you can also use a gift certificate to attend as well. Limit of class is 8 (maaaybe 9) so don’t delay and book today!



 

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Hi Rhonda! I just wanted to pop by and let you know how great your recipes are and how often we enjoy the little cookbooks that you give out at the dinners. The Lemon thyme chicken is one of our favorites and I made it again tonight!
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