Cooking Classes and Demonstrations

I offer a varied menu of cooking classes and demonstrations for groups from 2-20.  Pricing varies according to menu and number of participants.  E-mail me or call (902) 634-8090 to discuss your interests and needs! In addition to the options listed below, I am always happy to create a personalized class or demo to suit your  individual preferences.

Long Demos (3 hours)

A Taste of the Maritimes
A fresh, contemporary, and seasonal menu from my cookbook, A Taste of the Maritimes: Local, Seasonal Recipes the Whole Year Round (Nimbus, 2011).

Local Aphrodisiacs
Preparation of a full meal with love-inducing ingredients in every dish, including anecdotes about their passionate histories and Maritime love stories.

A Tour of the Lunenburg Farmers’ Market
A field trip to meet local farmers and tour the outdoor summer market, topped off with a picnic of fresh-brewed Laughing Whale coffee and gourmet treats from market sellers.

Scallop Extravaganza
Learn how to take full advantage of some of the best seafood Nova Scotia has to offer in three different preparations, including a mixed seafood salad, scallops pan-fried with a miso garlic confit, and scallops baked in a fresh herb butter cream sauce.

Farm to Table Team Building
This class pairs team-building exercises with fresh, local cuisine. Participants experience every step of the process while honing communication and cooperation skills. (Can also be taught in competitive “Iron Chef” style.)

Short Demos (90 minutes)

Fresh and Green
A dozen ways to make a salad and vinaigrette from scratch. Includes a make-your-own salad bar with organic local greens and a large number of add-ins and dressing options.

Herbal Gifts
A participatory lesson in how to make your own celery salt, lavender sugar, rosemary vinegar, and more! Includes locally-made wrapping paper and other gift-giving ideas.

An all-dessert demonstration and tasting session featuring seasonal fruits in pies, cakes, macarons, and trifles. Selections vary depending on season.

Death by Chocolate
A purely decadent demo—dark chocolate and fleur de sel hearts, chocolate raspberry mousse, and chocolate liqueur fondue. Accompanied by stories about the history of chocolate and its power as an aphrodisiac and health enhancer.

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