Cooking Classes @ The BOX

 

Enjoy a feast for the senses at our kitchen party demonstration style cooking classes. Fill your belly with inspiration, expand your culinary repertoire, gather your friends and meet new ones in a fun and casual setting. Cooking classes, including those gifted with gift certificates, require booking in advance.

We do not host cooking classes in the summer. Fall schedule updated weekly!

  • Thai Classics. Sunday, September 25. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Sue Shih: private chef, owner of Sue Shih Wok and previous vendor at Banff Farmer’s market.
    Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy. Thai Beef Noodle Salad, Green Thai Chicken Curry and Sticky Rice with Mango. Gluten and Dairy Free.
  • Indian Vegetarian Classics. Friday, September 30. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person. 
    BOOK-NOW2George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Namaste! Who wants to turn up the sizzle with the perennial cooking class favorite? Learning the tricks from the pros in the U.K, Chef George will get you hooked on heat and coming back for more.

  • La Cucina Italiana. Thursday, October 6. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Alessio Pontarollo: Chef and Italian.
    Italians know how to live the Dolce Vita or the sweet life. And happiness starts with the first bite. Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity and quality of ingredients. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn to master Italian cooking technique and make any nonna proud!
  • Israeli Kitchen with Sidewalk Citizen. Friday, October 7. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Colin Metcalfe: Chef at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Catch Restaurant, Raw Bar at Hotel Arts, Double Zero Pizza and Model Milk. Won Gold Medal Plates in Calgary twice and nationally once.
    A culinary melting pot, Israel’s culinary traditions comprise foods and cooking methods influenced from Asia, Africa and Europe. Spanning three thousand years of history and heavily influenced by religion and ethnicity, Colin shares his snap shot foodie perspective gained by his experiences in the region. Roasted butternut squash salad with tahini & za’atar , shakshuka with sourdough, lamb meatballs with roasted eggplant & pine nuts, labneh with israeli salad, semolina cake with orange, rosewater & almond yogurt.
  • Inspiration from Chinese Grandma’s Kitchen. Saturday, October 8. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.BOOK-NOW2Sue Shih: private chef, owner of Sue Shih Wok and previous vendor at Banff Farmer’s market.
    Growing up in Taiwan with tastes and smells from Grandma Kitchen, Sue shares family recipes from the Sichuan Province. Following her Grandma’s footsteps in the kitchen, Sue learned from Grandma via osmosis. She believes in enhancing the flavors of the ingredients and let’s the food speak for themselves. Menu sampling: Sichuan Eggplant with Minced Pork, 3 cup chicken,Jian-Dui (dessert sesame balls). Gluten and Dairy Free.
  • Thanksgiving Feast. Sunday, October 9. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Celebrate the harvest with a Chef George’s and his twist on Canadian Thanksgiving. Learn how to throw the ultimate festive culinary celebration and never fear the big bird again. A food lover’s paradise.
  • What the Fork? Sidewalk Citizen Kitchen Party meets Farmbox:  Friday, October 14. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Colin Metcalfe: Chef. Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Catch Restaurant. Raw Bar at Hotel Arts and Model Milk. Won Gold Medal Plates in Calgary twice and nationally once.
    Farmbox: Canmore local organic provider. Food grown with love, not chemicals, by people who share our love of the earth and desire for health & vitality.
    An experiment in local eating. Connecting top chef with our local organic food purveyor and take your mind and taste buds on an adventure. Fill your belly with an inspiring session of learning and feasting. Mastering a meal using local ingredients should be on everyone’s bucket list, alongside circumnavigating the world on your own power, full moon nordic skiing and producing award winning films at the Banff Film Festival. Using ingredients and farmer insights supplied by Farmbox, discover how eating nourishes humans, the earth and community.
  • Canoeist Kitchen. Saturday, October 15. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person*.
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    Haley Daniels: Canadian Champion for Canoe Slalom, Author of Canoeist Kitchen cookbook. Supporting a woman with big dreams has never been so tasty! Join the journey to the top of the podium with Haley Daniels and get the insider athletic perspective of how the fuel you put into your body directly impacts performance. Athletic success is driven by passion and many years of hard work and dedication. Find out how these attributes correlate to culinary excellence and learn a few tricks to maintain a balanced nutrition.
    *All proceeds go directly to support Haley’s athletic journey.
  • HANDS ON! Sidewalk Citizen Kitchen Party:  Sourdough Bread Making. Sunday, October 16. 5:00-9:00 pm. $95.00 per person.
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    Aviv Fried: Artisan baker and owner of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery. Good bread is the harmony between crust and crumb, and the delight of flavor collaboration. It’s a canvas that is meant to complement your preference, creativity and indulgence. It’s the most comforting and basic of foods. The smell of fresh baked bread is incomparable. It takes practice, patience and diligence to bake bread and sourdough is the ultimate skill in bread baking. Learn how to begin a ‘mother’ starter, how to maintain it over years to come and how to make great tasting, organic and crusty bread that is piece of art. Your will learn to knead, shape and understand dough so you can bake on your own. Apart from bread, you will make your own pizza and enjoy it at the Paintbox Lodge.
  • SOLD OUT! Mystery Box. Saturday, October 22. 6:00-9:00 pm. $70.00 per person.
    Sue Shih: private chef, owner of Sue Shih Wok and previous vendor at Banff Farmer’s market.
    This class is different from our usual. Each student will be required to bring an ingredient that they would like to learn to cook. Choices are protein, vegetables, starches or fruit. Watch a pro, who is always looking for something a little more challenging, whip up random ingredients on the spot into a tapas style meal. Get OUTSIDE the box, by using what is IN the box. Sue’s quirky take on food will bring a welcome dose of humour into your kitchen. Never again will you have that blank look when you open your fridge and see a plethora of food but have no idea what to cook. Start seeing cooking the way Sue does – as an excuse to play with your food.
  • La Cucina Italiana. Thursday, October 27. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Alessio Pontarollo: Chef and Italian.
    Italians know how to live the Dolce Vita or the sweet life. And happiness starts with the first bite. Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity and quality of ingredients. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn to master Italian cooking technique and make any nonna proud!
  • Middle Eastern Cuisine. October 29. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Sue Shih: private chef, owner of Sue Shih Wok and previous vendor at Banff Farmer’s market.
    As a crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, the Middle East has long been a hub of food and recipe exchange. Join us for a mouth watering class and transport yourself to the flavors and spices of the Middle East. Baba Ganoush and Tabouli salad with flat bread, Seared lamb chop with mustard, pan jus and Sticky honey and almond cigar in phyllo.
  • Go Fish! with Sidewalk Citizen. Friday, November 4. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    BOOK-NOW2Colin Metcalfe: Chef at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Catch Restaurant, Raw Bar at Hotel Arts, Double Zero Pizza and Model Milk. Won Gold Medal Plates in Calgary twice and nationally once.
    Having the power to create perfectly cooked seafood is on everyone’s bucket list alongside skydiving from the Eiffel Tower, publishing an erotic novel and making a blockbuster horror film. Simply irresistible and the clever person who masters it, by virtue becomes, as well, enticing. Raw oysters with a fennel, chilli and orange sauce, Lobster with ricotta gnocchi, Seared albacore tuna with fennel, peas & radishes, Pear & lemon crostata with white chocolate ganache.
  • Thai Classics. Saturday, November 5. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    BOOK-NOW2Sue Shih: private chef, owner of Sue Shih Wok and previous vendor at Banff Farmer’s market.
    Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. It is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy. Thai Beef Noodle Salad, Green Thai Chicken Curry and Sticky Rice with Mango. Gluten and Dairy Free.
  • HANDS ON! Sidewalk Citizen Kitchen Party:  Sourdough Bread Making. Sunday, November 6. 5:00-9:00 pm. $95.00 per person.
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    Aviv Fried: Artisan baker and owner of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery. Good bread is the harmony between crust and crumb, and the delight of flavor collaboration. It’s a canvas that is meant to complement your preference, creativity and indulgence. It’s the most comforting and basic of foods. The smell of fresh baked bread is incomparable. It takes practice, patience and diligence to bake bread and sourdough is the ultimate skill in bread baking. Learn how to begin a ‘mother’ starter, how to maintain it over years to come and how to make great tasting, organic and crusty bread that is piece of art. Your will learn to knead, shape and understand dough so you can bake on your own. Apart from bread, you will make your own pizza and enjoy it at the Paintbox Lodge.
  • La Cucina Italiana. Thursday, November 10. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Alessio Pontarollo: Chef and Italian.
    Italians know how to live the Dolce Vita or the sweet life. And happiness starts with the first bite. Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity and quality of ingredients. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn to master Italian cooking technique and make any nonna proud!
  • Israeli Kitchen with Sidewalk Citizen. Friday, November 11. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.BOOK-NOW2Colin Metcalfe: Chef at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Catch Restaurant, Raw Bar at Hotel Arts, Double Zero Pizza and Model Milk. Won Gold Medal Plates in Calgary twice and nationally once.
    A culinary melting pot, Israel’s culinary traditions comprise foods and cooking methods influenced from Asia, Africa and Europe. Spanning three thousand years of history and heavily influenced by religion and ethnicity, Colin shares his snap shot foodie perspective gained by his experiences in the region. Marinated olives, Hummus, za’atar & sourdough, Lamb kofta, yogurt & red harissa with red onion & cilantro, baked eggs, tomatoes, cauliflower, & green tahini, Malabi with pomegranate, mint, coconut & rosewater.
  • Canoeist Kitchen. Saturday, November 12. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person*.
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    Haley Daniels: Canadian Champion for Canoe Slalom, Author of Canoeist Kitchen cookbook. Supporting a woman with big dreams has never been so tasty! Join the journey to the top of the podium with Haley Daniels and get the insider athletic perspective of how the fuel you put into your body directly impacts performance. Athletic success is driven by passion and many years of hard work and dedication. Find out how these attributes correlate to culinary excellence and learn a few tricks to maintain a balanced nutrition.
    *All proceeds go directly to support Haley’s athletic journey.
  • Opa! Greek Farmhouse. Sunday, November 13. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cuisine is olive oil, which is used in most dishes. Learn about the transformation from seed to the tree to the oil from an expert and a small olive grove owner. Witness as Chef George uses olive oil to create the distinctive taste of Greek food. Based on the staples of the Mediterranean diet this class diverse flavours will satiate your taste buds and inspire you to create these dishes at home. Cretian salad-a twist on a Greek salad from the island of Crete, slow cooked leg of Alberta lamb spiked with garlic, zesty lemon and oregano Greek roasted potatoes, ouzo flambeed prawns and honey walnut cake. Gluten Free with the exception of the Honey Walnut Cake.
  • Winter Soul Food with Sidewalk Citizen. Friday, November 18. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Colin Metcalfe: Chef at Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Catch Restaurant, Raw Bar at Hotel Arts, Double Zero Pizza and Model Milk. Won Gold Medal Plates in Calgary twice and nationally once.
    This is the meal you have been dreaming about mid ski, skate or nap. The ultimate, cozy by the fire, comfort food for the winter soul. Root vegetable soup with herb pesto & sourdough, pork tenderloin with pork sausage & bacon with polenta, brown butter mushrooms, shallots and kale, warm fruit tart with almonds and lemon cream.

  • Rustic Italian Farmhouse. Sunday, November 20. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.

  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Wednesday, November 23. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.

    BOOK-NOW2Marianne Abraham: Nelson treasure, backcountry cook, recipe developer for Whitewater Cooks.
    Sharing ambience, flavours, ingredients, conversation, wine, laughter and of course recipes from mountain culture’s favourite cookbook. Daph’s Crunchy Salad Rolls, Tempeh Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette, Lovely’s Asian Risotto, Phyllo Wrapped Salmon With Saffron Ginger Sauce and Lemon Curd Tarte in Nut Crust.

  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Thursday, November 24. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.

    BOOK-NOW2Marianne Abraham: Nelson treasure, backcountry cook, recipe developer for Whitewater Cooks.
    Sharing ambience, flavours, ingredients, conversation, wine, laughter and of course recipes from mountain culture’s favourite cookbook. Daph’s Crunchy Salad Rolls, Tempeh Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette, Lovely’s Asian Risotto, Phyllo Wrapped Salmon With Saffron Ginger Sauce and Lemon Curd Tarte in Nut Crust.

  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Friday, November 25. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.

    BOOK-NOW2Marianne Abraham: Nelson treasure, backcountry cook, recipe developer for Whitewater Cooks.
    Sharing ambience, flavours, ingredients, conversation, wine, laughter and of course recipes from mountain culture’s favourite cookbook. Daph’s Crunchy Salad Rolls, Tempeh Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette, Lovely’s Asian Risotto, Phyllo Wrapped Salmon With Saffron Ginger Sauce and Lemon Curd Tarte in Nut Crust.

  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Saturday, November 26. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.BOOK-NOW2Marianne Abraham: Nelson treasure, backcountry cook, recipe developer for Whitewater Cooks.
    Sharing ambience, flavours, ingredients, conversation, wine, laughter and of course recipes from mountain culture’s favourite cookbook. Daph’s Crunchy Salad Rolls, Tempeh Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette, Lovely’s Asian Risotto, Phyllo Wrapped Salmon With Saffron Ginger Sauce and Lemon Curd Tarte in Nut Crust.
  • Spanish Farmhouse. Tuesday, November 29. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Join Chef George, former head chef at Tapas in Canmore, on a mouthwatering journey exploring Spanish cuisine. Heavily influenced by Mediterranean culture, and known as the people food, discover the down-to-earth basics of Spanish cuisine. Patatas bravas with aolli, paella di Valencia, warm kale salad with almonds and Serrano ham and churros with Spanish hot chocolate.
  • Prices do not include GST or gratuity.
  • Cooking Classes are not gluten and dairy free unless stated otherwise. Due to the Cooking Class format, substitutions cannot be made. Private cooking classes can be adapted to accommodate dietary restrictions.
  • Prices includes demo instruction, enjoyment of food created and welcome Prosecco. Classes include a meal with the exception of baking and cheese making classes.
  • Full payment must be made at the time of registration.
  • Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.
  • Wine and beer available for purchase.
  • Corkage fee of $15.00/bottle for those who want to bring their own vino.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • Payments are non-refundable. If you have to cancel send a friend on your behalf.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to register. We require a minimum of 5 people to run a class. In the event of a class cancellation, participants will be fully refunded.

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