Cooking Themes 2018-01-04T09:26:49+00:00

Cooking Themes

The cooking themes listed below are used for all our Cooking Classes and experiences.  Approximately 4 dishes will be created by the group and enjoyed together at lunch.

Menus are changed weekly, depending on the season and availability of farm produce. The dishes are just suggestions of what might be prepared in the class. Private groups receive a customized menu a few days before their class, based on dietary preferences.

Tuscan Farmhouse
Capture the Italian farmhouse dishes of the season. Make homemade Ravioli or Gnocchi, perhaps Mushroom Risotto and Roasted Pesto Pork, finishing with Lemon Almond Biscotti. You’ll never want to buy store bought again!

Dinner with Julia Child
Inspire your guests with the delights of a classic French meal. From homemade crepes to Chicken Ballotine. Potato Gratin and French Apple Tart, your meal will certainly be a crowd pleaser. Bon appetit!

Tapas Party Delights
Spanish-inspired small plates are a popular format for a casual dinner party. Learn to create a wide range of mouth-watering tapas from mini chorizo empanadas to stuffed mussels.

Traditional Farm Country
Fresh from the fields, the summer menu changes daily. Grilled-corn salad, Rolled Roasted Chicken with apple & onion stuffing, herb scones to Mennonite peach pie.

Middle Eastern & Mediterranean
Tabbouleh to stuffed grape leaves to Armenian pilaf. Mains could include beef Kuftas, lamb kebobs or chicken feta & lemon bundles. Create Baklava made with pecans and maple syrup or an almond orange cake. Fresh herbs & pure flavours are key to this cuisine.

Asian Dumplings & Small Bites
Dumplings, Dim Sum and more! Sticky rice bundles in lotus leaves to awesome spring rolls and pork bundles. Get your chopsticks ready!

Vibrant Flavors of Thailand
Pad Thai, to various curries, spring rolls and fragrant sticky rice. Learn to cook with tamarind, chilies and kaffir lime leaves – a real kitchen adventure.

Vietnamese Street Food
Lemongrass Beef, Shrimp Rolls and Peanut Sauce, to Classic Grilled Chicken Satays. Sweet, sour, spicy and salty are the key flavors of this fresh & tasty cuisine.

Moroccan Magic Classics
Tagines, couscous and various phyllo delights make this a popular cuisine. Exotic spices and Harissa help make these dishes magical for at home dining.

Spice it Up! Indian Curries & more
The aroma of toasted fragrant spices warms everyone hearts. Learn how to cook some Indian inspired dishes that are big on flavor like vegetable samosas, chickpea tikkis and more.

Vegan Small Plates

You’ll create tasty plant based dishes that everyone will enjoy at your table. Learn to build flavour through herbs, spices and cooking techniques.

Heirloom Tomatoes
The “best of the best” tomatoes are definitely from heirloom seeds. Sample a wide variety, from Cherry to Beefsteak, from our kitchen garden & other local farms. Learn to make a number of seasonal dishes with these summer gems.