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Learning first hand from the pros during the Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes

2012 Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes

Photos by Kelly Jean Marion -- follow her at @kellyjean247

If you love food, wine and the opportunity to get your hands in the action, then you'll love the Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes

The Arts Club Theatre Company has been running this series of cooking classes with Vancouver's renowned chefs for years and is doing it again starting February 26th. 

Be inspired by their passion, learn a thing or two and meet some great people as you wine and dine in a private designer home.

Seared lingcod, butter poached lobster, lemon ricotta gnudi

Seared lingcod, butter poached lobster, lemon ricotta gnudi (CCCC 2012)

The theme of the series is elegant comfort food, all of which is paired with wines from Mission Hill Family Estate and Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, two of the finest labels from the Okanagan Valley.

Last year I attended a fantastic class with Chef Tim Evans and Sous Chef Dave Thielmann of Siena who were patient, helpful and left the class eager to do it again. Read about my experience here. This year I will be attending Chef Bruno Feldeisen's class on March 11th to test out my skills in the pastry world. 


Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes Winter 2013 schedule:

Tuesday, February 26
Chef Tim Evans from Siena
Casual Mediterranean cuisine

Tim Evans honed his craft at Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK, and now brings his expertise to Siena Restaurant, on South Granville. 


Sunday, March 3
Chef Quang Dang from West Restaurant
Modern West Coast cuisine

Quang Dang won silver in the Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in 2012, and heads up the kitchen at West Restaurant, renowned for its modern West Coast cuisine.


Monday, March 11
Pastry Chef Bruno Feldeisen from YEW restaurant + bar

Bruno Feldeisen of YEW restaurant + bar is a pastry arts expert, and he brings a distinct European flair with his French, Italian, and German background. Feldeisen’s class includes a special dessert preparation in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.

Read about his experience on Food Network’s Sweet Genius here.


Thursday, March 28
Chef Craig Dryhurst from YEW restaurant + bar

British chef Craig Dryhurst, also of YEW restaurant + bar, is classically trained, with a career built in the kitchens of luxury hotels in England, France, and the US.


What: Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes
Includes: 3 hours interactive cooking demo with a 4 course dinner and wine pairings
Dates: February 26th to March 28th
Time: 6PM
Cost: $125 each (with $50 tax receipt)

With the help of the diverse and talented chefs you will get insight on how to create a four-course menu, gain professional tips and tricks, and learn how to utilize seasonal produce.

You also get a menu to take home so you can recreate the dish on your own time. 

For more info and to buy tickets click here.


The Arts Club Theatre Company, now in its 49th season, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Executive Director Howard R. Jang, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

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