Celebrity Cooking Classes with The Arts Club

It is a fact that I write a lot about food, and while I don’t often have the time to cook, I sometimes wish I could take cooking classes. I really had thought about doing stuff with The Dirty Apron, but always ran out of time. But you can now take Celebrity Cooking Classes with The Arts Club!


Celebrity Chef Cooking Class. Photography by WorldExposure.com

Learn how to create haute cuisine at home! The Arts Club Theatre Company announces its spring 2012 lineup ofCelebrity Chef Cooking Classes, running fromMay 28 to July 18. These intimate four-course dinners held at private residences throughout Vancouver give guests the opportunity to discover the latest trends in food and wine, and ways to incorporate in-vogue ingredients into the home cook’s arsenal. Not only are these popular events fun and engaging, but they also raise funds for the not-for-profit theatre company.

The highly sociable evenings begin with a glass of wine and an amuse bouche to whet the appetite. Then the chef gets down to the task in hand: a three-hour interactive master class demonstrating professional techniques from the simple to the ingenious. Guests have one-on-one access to some of the most skilled and innovative chefs in Vancouver, who will present dishes that highlight the best bounty of the season. Each class will showcase the finest vintages from a B.C. winery with wines from the Mark Anthony Group portfolio, includingGanton & Larsen Prospect Winery, and Rigamarole Wines. This series features a special spotlight on Mission Hill Family Estate—named Winery of the Year in 2011 by InterVin International Wine Competition.

The spring lineup of classes welcomes new chef instructors: David Robertson, owner of The Dirty Apron Cooking School; TV personality Anthony Sedlak, who recently opened The American Cheesesteak Co. in Yaletown (and whom I’ve hung out with a few times); Tim Evans at Siena Restaurant; and Tom Lee, chef de cuisine at Edible Canada at the Market. Ned Bell, Quang Dang, and Jefferson Alvarez from the amazing Fraiche in West Vancouver (you can read my review of Fraiche here) return to present classes to celebrate good food, inspire, and educate.

All classes start at 6 PM. Full schedule of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes:

Wednesday, May 23
David Robertson, The Dirty Apron Cooking School
Wine pairings from Rigamarole Wines

Monday, May 28
Ned Bell, YEW restaurant + bar
Wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate

Monday, June 4
Tim Evans, Siena Restaurant
Wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate

Monday, June 11
Quang Dang, West Restaurant
Wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate

Tuesday, June 19
Jefferson Alvarez, Fraîche Restaurant
Wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate

Tuesday, June 26
Anthony Sedlak, The American Cheesesteak Co.
Food Network chef and host of The Main
Wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate

Wednesday, July 18
Tom Lee, Edible Canada at the Market
Wine pairings fromGanton & Larsen Prospect Winery

IN BRIEF: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes run May 23–July 18 in exclusive private homes in Vancouver. Tickets for each of these fundraising events to benefit the Arts Club are $125 and include a $50 tax receipt. For tickets and info, call Special Events at 604.687.5315 x248. A full list of chefs and dates is available online.

I really love these fundraising events for The Arts Club, a theatre company that produces amazing shows for Vancouver’s public. Hopefully you will be able to take in one of these Celebrity Cooking Classes.

Related posts:

  1. Cooking For A Cause (May 11th, 2012)
  2. Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival 2011 (June 9-12)
  3. The Philanderer (The Arts Club) [review, theatre]
  4. Swirl at the Beach Club Resort (Parksville Uncorked 2011)
  5. Black Comedy (at The Arts Club)

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