Cooking Classes @ The BOX


Enjoy a feast for the senses at our kitchen party demonstration style cooking classes every day during the festival. 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. There is a limited cooking classes in the summer. Keep posted for our Fall schedule where we host 2-3 classes per week.

  • Indian Classics. Thursday, May 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.
  • Mother’s Day Weekend Culinary Funk! with Shannon O’Donovan-Zirnhelt, Ellen Braun-Francis and Hummingbird. Friday, May 6. 6:30-9:30 pm. $80.00 per person.
    Shannon O’Donovan-Zirnhelt: Backcountry Cook, wild forager, gold medalist in the Canmore Potluck Olympics. 
    Ellen Braun-Francis: Insightful and honest music taps into tribal-esque rhythms and new world struggles. Courageous writing style and sings from the heart. She is an artist that does what she wants, the way she wants.
    Hummingbird- Sue Chick Denton and Jaime Birch: An acoustic duo described as a soulful, beautiful and moving. Performing a blend of well-known folk and rock tunes, plus their own amazing songs, Jaime and Sue are brimming with talent and have great rapport. The audience can’t help but share the good time.
    This is a one of a kind event, combining music with Yukon inspired culinary treats. Intimate house concert feel meets culinary taste sensation.

    Asparagus Soup Tasters , Sourdough crostini’s with Fairwinds Goat Cheese & spruce tips and Skipperotto Smoked Salmon, Asian meatballs with miso-ginger sauce featuring Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farm pork, Mini Beet & Carrot Bites with Saskatchewan wild rice served with a Peruvian jalapeno/cilantro sauce and for dessert Sourdough Chocolate Torte with homemade crème fraiche using Vital Greens Cream. The ticket includes live music, tapas style dinner and a glass of Prosecco. Note: this is not a cooking class.

  • French Bistro. Sunday, May 29th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    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.
  • Opa! Greek Farmhouse. Sunday, June 12. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    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.
  • St Jean Baptiste – Traditional Québécois. Friday, June 24. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.

  • 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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