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.

  • 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.
    Rosie Lefler: Olive oil expert and small olive oil producer from Parthena Olive Oil.
    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 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.
    Farmer’s Market inspired. Simple, fresh with a little Oh là là. Enjoy a feast for the senses on a summertime culinary ‘Tour de France’.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Best of Alberta. Friday, September 11. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 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.
    Celebrating the best of field with one of Canada’s top chefs. Gull Valley tomato salad with sourdough croutons & Fair Winds farm goat cheese mousse, Spragg pork loin, Poplar Bluff potato & gouda risotto, cabbage with brassica mustard & caraway and saskatoon berry pie with vital green cream.
  • Mystery Box. Saturday, September 19. 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. Each student will be required to bring an ingredient that they would like to learn to cook. Choices are protein, vegetables, starches or fruit.
  • 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.
    Rosie Lefler: Olive oil expert and small olive oil producer from Parthena Olive Oil.
    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.
  • HANDS ON! Young Chef’s Cooking School with Mountain Mercato and Farmbox. Sunday, September 27. 2:00-5:00 pm. $40.00 per person.
    Elana Levin: Chef and owner of Mountain Mercato.
    Produce sponsor and farmer to fork story tellers: Farmbox:
    Perfect for the budding chefs who want to make their own school lunches and start contributing to the family dinners. Creative, full of discovery and a whole lot of fun. Students will start with harvesting their own greens at Alpine Edibles Schoolyards. Starting the journey from farm to fork, students will discover the trial and tribulations of being a mountain farmer and the surprising bounty of possibilities. Farmbox will share the story of who, how and where our food is grown and why creating a local food hub is important. Veggie dip with homemade hummus and guacamole. The big salad with two homemade dressings. Tackling a chicken (breast and legs), Roasted root vegetable and potatoes and a seasonal fruit crumble. 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.
    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.
  • Mountain Mercato Soups On! Saturday, October 3rd. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 per person.
    Elana Levin: Chef and owner of Mountain Mercato.
    If you are a busy person who wants to eat well and do it all, there is one thing you should master in the kitchen. Soups, my friend, are the answer to a better and more full filling life. The one pot wonder, gives even more pleasure the day after and never fails to disappoint. And Elana, just happens to be the master of the superhero of meals.
  • Israeli Kitchen with Colin Metcalfe. Friday, October 16th. 6:00-9:00pm. $75.00 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.
    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, lamb meatballs with roasted eggplant & pine nuts, labneh with israeli salad, semolina cake with orange, rosewater & almond yogurt.
  • 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.
  • Inspirations from Chinese Grandma’s Kitchen. Saturday, October 24. 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.
    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: Spicy eggplant appetizer, grandma’s style sweet and sour ribs.
  • Fish. Friday, October 23. 6:00-9:00 pm. $75.00 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.
    Having the power to create perfect seafood is on everyone’s bucket list alongside skydiving from the Eifel Tower, publishing an erotic novel and making a blockbuster horror film. It’s the super hero of meals and one that can get you credit points and absolve you from minor mishaps. It is simply irresistible and the clever person who masters it, by virtue becomes, as well, enticing. Smoked cod & potato fritters with dill pickle aioli, crispy alberta trout, herb grits, roasted winter vegetables with bacon vinaigrette and apple crumble with oats, thyme & cheddar.

  • HANDS ON! Sourdough with Sidewalk Citizen Bakery. Sunday, October 25. 5:00-8:00 pm. $90.00 per person.
    Aviv Fried: One of Calgary’s beloved bakers and owner of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery. Trained in Vermont at King Arthurs Flour with Jeffery Hamelman and in Paris with the famed sourdough baker, Jean-Luc Poujauran. Baked at San Francisco Tartine Bakery and at Ottolenghi in London, UK.
    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 from baker Aviv Fried 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, bake and enjoy it too!
  • Canmore Cooks! with Marianne Abraham from the Whitewater Cooks Cookbook Series by Shelley Adams. Friday, November 6. 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, November 7. 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.
  • Culinary Funk! with Marianne Abraham and music by Scott Cook. Sunday, November 8. 7:00-10:00 pm. $90.00 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.
    Scott Cook: A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Canada’s Scott Cook has managed to distil into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. Road-worn, painfully honest, and deeply human, his tunes weave folk, roots, blues, soul and country with spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements.
    Not to be missed, combining live music with a free flow of appetizers. This is the place you want to be on a winters evening. Note, this is not a cooking class. Prosecco and 2 glasses of wine and/or beer included.

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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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