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.

  • SOLD OUT! Gastro Pub. Thursday, February 11th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Pub grub and comfort food with a dash of French sophistication. A culinary clash that will have you coming back for more. Steak tartare, salad Nicoise with albacore tuna, yorkshire puddings stuffed with Steak and au jus, ratatouille and Manchester tart.
  • SOLD OUT! Valentine’s Mystery Box. Saturday, February 13th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $65.00 per person.
    Sue Shih: private chef, owner of Sue Shih Wok and previous vendor at Banff Farmer’s market.
    You know that blank look when you open your fridge and see a plethora of food but have no idea what to cook? Watch a pro, who is always looking for something a little more challenging, whip up random ingredients on the spot into a great meal. Get OUTSIDE the box, by using what is IN the box. Sue’s quirky take on comfort food will bring a welcome dose of humour into your kitchen. Start seeing cooking the way Sue does – as an excuse to play with your food. Each student will be required to bring an ingredient that they would like to learn to cook. Choices are protein, vegetables, starches or fruit. And like love, you never really know what you are going to get!

  • SOLD OUT! Valentines Feast. Sunday, February 14. 6:00-9:00 pm. $90.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Celebrate your love and join us for an intimate evening of courtship in the kitchen.Tired of chocolate’s and flowers. Nothing says “I love you” like an evening of food creations and feasting with your loved one. Come find out how food unites us all.
  • SOLD OUT! Bollywood Classics. Thursday, February 25th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    George 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. Vegetarian Pakoras, Poppadums, Butter Chicken with Naan, Lamb Vindy, Pilau Rice, Mango Chutney and Raiita. Gluten and dairy free.
  • SOLD OUT! It’s Cold Outside! Friday, February 26th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    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. Potato, leek & buttermilk soup with sourdough & herbs, pork tenderloin with pork sausage & bacon, radicchio, fennel & herb salad with grainy mustard vinaigrette, creamy polenta and warm fruit tart with almonds and lemon & lavender cream.
  • SOLD OUT! Spicy Thai. Saturday, February 27th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    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. This has it all. Tom Yum Goon Soup, Spicy beef salad, Green Thai Chicken Curry Fry with Jasmine Rice and Mango Sticky Rice.

  • Culinary Funk! Colin Metcalfe Culinary Creations paired with music by Alex Vissia. Sunday, February 28th. 7:00-10:00 pm. $75.00
    Culinary Funk with Sue and Declan
     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.
    Alex Vissia’s: Songs are grown from folksy prairie roots, distilled until clear, and carefully Rock-filtered to let just the right amount of dirt back in.Growing up in the prairies of Alberta, Alex Vissia has been preserving things in song-shaped jars for over a decade. It’s the combination of deft penmanship, deliberate arrangements, and honed vocal tone that make Alex Vissia stand out among a sea of young singer-songwriters striving for uniqueness.
    This is a one of a kind event, combining music with culinary inspiration. Intimate house concert feel meets culinary taste sensation.The ticket includes live music, casual Tapas style dinner and dessert and a glass of prosecco/wine/beer. Bison Sausage Rolls with Grainy Mustard, Smoked Sturgeon Cakes with Celery Slaw, Maple Syrup Glazed Pork Belly with Spicy Pickles, Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Yogurt & Dill, Vegetable Quiche with Herb Salad and Chocolate & Rye Brownies with Saskatoon Berry Preserves. Note: this is not a cooking class.
  • Go Fish! Thursday, March 3rd. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.Culinary Funk with Sue and DeclanGeorge Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    People who eat seafood live longer and happier lives. True fact. This class will give you the confidence to prepare delightful treats from the sea with ease and confidence.
    Ceviche with coconut and smoked chili, London Pride IPA mussels from PEI with baby onions/bacon and thyme, Duo Salmon Teriyaki apple slaw / classic salmon tartare accompanied with coconut jasmine rice sesame snap peas and baby Bok choy.

  • SOLD OUT! Indian Classics. Saturday, March 5. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Get catapulted into the flavours of India. Turn up the sizzle with the perennial cooking class favorite. Chicken korma, Kashmiri prawns, paneer tikka skewers, pilau rice, mango chutney, cooling raiita and Naan. Namaste! Gluten and dairy free.
  • Culinary Funk! with Chef Elana Levin. Music by Raven and Fox. Friday, March 18. 6:00-9:30 pm. $80.00 per person.

    BOOK-NOW2 Elana Levin: Chef and co-creator of Mountain Mercato.
    Raven and Fox: The Raven & The Fox is best described as love-inspired folk pop. Julie Chang’s smooth, sultry vocals over Sean Isaac’s moody acoustic riffs offer eargasmic melodies paired with passion-soaked lyrics. Based out of Canmore, located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the soothing energy of the alpine environment and mountain lifestyle can be felt in the organic quality of their songs. Musical influences include Damien Rice, Neil Young, James Vincent McMorrow and Chantal Kreviazuk to name a few. Paying culinary homage to the musicians heritage, appetizers are influenced by Sean’s Lebanese descent. Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Lebneh, Pan seared halloumi and Mahammara. Served with warm pita and crisp vegetables. The main course, served family style- a celebration of Julie’s Italian side! Focaccia, Meatballs in a tomato ragout, Risotto, Roasted asparagus and Baklava for dessert.
    This is a one of a kind event, combining music with culinary inspiration. Intimate house concert feel meets culinary taste sensation. The ticket includes live music, family style dinner and a glass of Prosecco, wine and/or beer. Note: this is not a cooking class.

  • Canoeist Kitchen. Saturday, March 19th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    Culinary Funk with Sue and Declan
    Haley Daniels: Canadian Champion for Canoe Slalom, Author of Canoeist Kitchen Cookbook.
    This fundraising event is designed to support Haley’s athletic journey to the podium. Learn how to create a tasty, attractive and nutritional plant based recipes from Haley’s recently published Canoeist Kitchen Cook Book. This highly engaging and entertaining evening will combine a culinary cooking adventure with learning what is takes to be Canada’s top C1 paddler on the World Cup Circuit.  Hear Haley’s story of why she chose a high-energy diet that fuels her peak performance training program. Spring Rolls with Avocado Mango Salsa, Vegan Pad Thai with Ginger Sesame Thai Sauce and Vegan Brownies.
  • French Bistro. Sunday, March 20th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    Culinary Funk with Sue and Declan
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Bring a little oh là là into your life. Chef George helps make an easy transition from bourgeois to home kitchen—with a few shortcuts. Seduce your taste buds and learn the tricks of authentic French cuisine. Bon Appetit! Steak tartare with baguette toasts, mussels Provencale, albacore Tuna Niçoise salad with classic French vinaigrette and vanilla creme brûlée.
  • Spanish Farmhouse. Friday, March 25. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 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.
  • Mystery Box. Saturday, March 26th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    Culinary Funk with Sue and Declan
    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 comfort 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.
  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Wednesday, April 6. 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.
  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Thursday, April 7. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Marianne 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.
  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Friday, April 8. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Marianne 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.
  • Culinary Funk! Canmore Cooks with Marianne Abraham. Music by Declan O’Donovan. Saturday, April 9. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Marianne Abraham: Nelson treasure, backcountry cook, recipe developer for Whitewater Cooks.

    Declan O’Donovan: Whitehorse treasure. Soulful singer, songwriter and pianist His music is influenced by the sounds of Americana, blues, folk and roots, finding inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan and Randy Newman. Informed by adept piano playing, an evocative voice, and skillful songwriting, O’Donovan’s music is at times dark, consistently poignant, and often underscored with twists of wicked humour.
    This is a one of a kind event, combining music with culinary inspiration. Intimate house concert feel meets culinary taste sensation. The ticket includes live music, family style dinner and two glasses of Prosecco, wine and/or beer. Note: this is not a cooking class.

  • HANDS ON! Sidewalk Citizen Kitchen Party:  Sourdough Bread Making. Sunday, April 10th. 11:00 am- 2:00 pm. $90.00 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.
  • Mystery Box. Sunday, April 10. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
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    Sue Shih: Private chef, part of the Bison Restaurant Team, 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 comfort 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.
  • French Bistro Seafood Fusion. Monday, April 11. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    BOOK-NOW2George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Bring a little oh là là into your life. Chef George helps make an easy transition from bourgeois to home kitchen—with a few shortcuts. Seduce your taste buds and learn the tricks of authentic French cuisine. Plus people who eat seafood live longer and happier lives. True fact. Bon Appetite!
  • Sidewalk Citizen Kitchen Party: Cucina Italiana Family Style. Tuesday, April 12. 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.
    Italians love of life is expressed through their love of food. Combining tradition with innovation this cooking class will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure. White Bean, Sausage & Radicchio Bruschetta, Clam Linguini with Tomato, Chilli Garlic Butter & Bread Crumbs, Seared Ribeye Steak with Vincotto, Roasted Broccolini with Parmesan & Lemon and Mascarpone Mousse with Red Wine Poached Fruit & Almond Crumble. Buon Appetito!
  • Sidewalk Citizen Kitchen Party: Spring Uncorked. Wednesday, April 13. 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.
    The days are getting longer and we feel like getting our spring on! It’s time to change it up. Seemingly simple, always satisfying! Asparagus Soup with Creme Fraiche & Trout Roe, Roasted Lamb Leg & Wild Mushroom Ragout, Sheep Cheese & Pea Risotto, Roasted Baby Rainbow Carrot Salad, Chocolate Tart with Macerated Berries.

  • Cliffhouse with Morne. Thursday, April 14. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
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    Morne Burger: Chef, executive chef at Cliffhouse Mt. Norquay. Former executive chef at the Maple Leaf Grille.
    Something special is cooking in yonder mountains. Bringing the aoili to the ski hill, Chef Morne is changing North American ski hill culinary culture one French fry at a time. Menu will be inspired by the day and rock your taste buds. Trust us on this one!
  • Sidewalk Citizen Kitchen Party: What the Fork? Sunday, April 17th. 11:00-2:00 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 of 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 brunch session of learning and feasting. Having the power to create a perfect brunch 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.
  • Opa! Greek Farmhouse. Sunday, April 17. 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.

Culinary Adventure: Starts October 12. Enjoy 25% off on your cooking class when combined with an overnight stay. Offer valid during our midweek quiet season only. To book, call (403) 609 0482 or 1 888 679 6100 or send us an email.

  • 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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