Cooking Classes @ The BOX

Enjoy a feast for the senses at our mostly demonstration style cooking class in our Miele kitchen. Fill your belly with inspiration, expand your culinary repertoire and learn new skills. Gather your friends and meet new ones in a fun and casual setting.

  • Introduction to Thai Food. Saturday, May 30. 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. Sue believes in enhancing the flavours of the ingredients and lets the food speak for itself. Hot and Sour Soup, Pad Thai and Mango Pudding. Gluten, dairy free with vegetarian/vegan options.
  • Indian Classics. Friday, June 5th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person. 
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
    Turn up the sizzle with a perennial favorite. Chicken korma, lamb vindaloo (not for the faint of heart), onion bhajees, pakoras, fragrant and aromatic saffron basmati, naan, mango chutney and minty raiita. Gluten free.
  • Thai Food: Beyond the Basics. Saturday, June 20. 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. Sue believes in enhancing the flavours of the ingredients and lets the food speak for itself. Thai Beef salad, Thai fried rice and Coconut milk tapioca dessert. Gluten, dairy free with vegetarian/vegan options.
  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Thursday, June 25. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    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, June 26. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    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. Saturday, June 27. 6:00-9:00 pm. $80.00 per person.
    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.
  • Greek Farmhouse. Thursday, July 9th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 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, slow cooked garlic spiked roast lamb with lemon oregano potatoes, flambeed ouzo prawns and traditional walnut and honey pudding with vanilla ice.
  • Thai Food for a Hot Summer Night. Saturday, August 15. 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. Sue believes in enhancing the flavours of the ingredients and lets the food speak for itself. Summer salad rolls, green Thai chicken curry with jasmine/basmati rice, dessert sticky coconut rice with mango. Gluten, dairy free with vegetarian/vegan options.
  • French Riviera Summertime Classics. Tuesday, August 18th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
  • Traditional Indian. Wednesday, August 26th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person. 
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
  • Greek Farmhouse. Tuesday, September 15th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
  • HANDS ON! Young Chef’s Cooking School. Sunday, September 27. 2:00-5:00 pm. $50.00 per person.
    Elana Levin: Chef and owner of Mountain Mercato.
    Age 12-17 years old. Bring your own cutting board and knife.
  • Bollywood Classics. Tuesday, September 29th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.
  • Mountain Mercato Soups On! Saturday, October 3rd. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    Elana Levin: Chef and owner of Mountain Mercato.
  • French and British Gastro Pub Fusion. Tuesday, October 20th. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    George Bayne: Paintbox Lodge private chef and owner of Canmore Organic.

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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.
  • There is an additional fee for online registration. To book directly: call (403 609 0482), email or in person.
  • 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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