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Cuisine en plexiglas

*COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

OTTAWA IS CURRENTLY UNDER STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS. All in-person classes are suspended until May 20th, 2021.

SEE OUR VIRTUAL CLASS PROGRAMMING FOR CLASSES. 

For the safety of our guests, physical barriers have been installed in our kitchen to protect participants. There will be no sharing of tools or ingredients and hand-washing and sanitation protocols are in effect. Classes are limited to 8 participants, or 4 couples (applies to certain classes). Face masks are to be worn at all times.

Should you need to cancel due to illness (COVID or other), your registration will be carried over to the next available class, or credited for future use. Refunds are only possible if cancellations are more the 48 hours in advance.

Teen Chef Camp

*TEEN CHEF SUMMER CAMPS

Half or Full Day

NEW FOR 2021!!! - Two different programming streams will be offered for both the Cooking and Pastry Camps in alternating weeks. That means 2 lineups to choose from! Details to follow in the coming months.

C’est Bon Cooking’s Teen Chef camps go much further by engaging youth aged 10 to 17 in an extensive, week-long exploration of kitchen fundamentals from knife skills, sautéing and more on the COOKING side, to the basics of dough, fillings and chocolate on the PASTRY side. Over five fun and food filled days, participants work closely with our chef to learn a variety of essential cooking and/or baking techniques. 

Your child's camp will include:

Daily instruction by our chef;

All the ingredients and equipment needed;

Snacks, and lunch if taking the Cooking Camp;

A booklet of all completed recipes.

*Note that physical barriers have been installed in our kitchen to protect participants. There will be no sharing of tools or ingredients and hand-washing and sanitation protocols are in effect. The camps are limited to 8 participants.

CAMP WEEKS:

JULY - 5th to 9th, 12th to 16th, 19th to 23rd, or 26th to 30th

AUGUST - 9th to 13th, 16th to 20th, 23rd to 27th, or 30th to Sept 3rd

 

COOKING CAMP - 9am to 11:30am, daily. Snacks and lunch included. $ 375 per child (taxes extra)

PASTRY CAMP - 1pm to 3:30pm, daily. Snacks included.  $ 375 per child (taxes extra)

FULL-DAY CAMP - Hours above. $ 600 per child (taxes extra)

 

Vegetarian option available, but not vegan, or gluten- or dairy- free

 

REGISTRATION REQUEST FORM 

Cooking For Couples

COOKING LIKE A CHEF - Cooking For Couples

Three-hour, Hands-on Class     $ 235 or $ 250 per couple plus tax

Our most popular culinary event. For couples that enjoy cooking together!  

APRIL CLASSES ARE POSTPONED. Registrants will be contacted with alternative dates. Visit the VIRTUAL CLASSES section for this class in virtual format.

Friday, May 21st at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Menu to be determined

Friday, May 28th at 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Menu to be determined

Friday, June 4th at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Cooking with Beer - Shrimp Salad with a Pale Ale Vinaigrette, Bison Flank Steak Marinated served with a Cartwright Springs Coffee Stout and Chocolate Sauce and for dessert a Honey Lager Beer Crème Brulée will be served.

Friday, June 11th at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Menu: Cooking with Beer - Shrimp Salad with a Pale Ale Vinaigrette, Bison Flank Steak Marinated served with a Cartwright Springs Coffee Stout and Chocolate Sauce and for dessert a Honey Lager Beer Crème Brulée will be served. 

Saturday, June 12th at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Menu : Sautéed Scallops Beurre Blanc, Boreal Risotto and and for dessert a Chocolate Crème Brulée will be served.

More dates to come!

Registration is per couple. You will be prompted to indicate both names.

REGISTER

Canadian Cuisine

CUISINES DU MONDE - Canada

Three-Hour, Hands-on Class - from 5:30pm to 8:30pm    $ 115 per person plus tax

A menu inspired by Canadian ingredients and traditional Canadian food. Discover some of Canada's boreal ingredients while mastering techniques and creating succulent dishes. 

Featuring products such as: Pickled Milkweed, Spruce Tips, Mystique of Mugwort, High-Bush Cranberries, Peppery Green Alder and Char.

Thursday, May 20th - Menu: Walleye Salad with Duck Lardon and Birch Syrup, Marinated Bison Tenderloin with Wild Garlic Sauce, Sweet Wild Rice Parfait

Thursday, June 10th - Menu: TBA

 More dates to come!

Register

Poultry

KNIFE SKILLS - Poultry

Three-hour, Hands-on Class   From 5:30pm to 8:30pm        $ 125 per person plus tax

Wednesday, May 26th

More dates to come!

Visit the VIRTUAL CLASSES section for this class in virtual format.

How to debone a chicken, with chef Georges. Learn how to efficiently maximize the purchase of a whole chicken. You'll receive coaching and tips & tricks for a gateway recipe that will launch a multitude of possibilities for meals and menus. Tips on butchering, portioning, cooking the different parts of a whole chicken. Knowing how to do this will save you money on your grocery bill!!!

In addition to preparing and eating a meal during the class, participants bring home all unused, butchered parts of the whole chicken.

Register

Knife Skills - Chef's Knife

KNIFE SKILLS - Seasonal Vegetables (Chef's Knife)

Three-Hour, Hands-on Class    from 5:30pm to 8:30pm   $110 per person, plus tax  

Wednesday, June 23rd

Wednesday, August 25th

More dates to come!

How to properly use a chef knife is one of the fundamentals of the kitchen.  Allumette, Brunoise, Julienne and Paysanne - learn the classic french cuts.

Knifes skills techniques that will help you in the preparation of vegetable dishes

"Last night my friend and I attended an excellent 3 hour knife skills course with Chef Georges. This was, by far, the most useful and active cooking class I've taken. No standing around watching other people doing things. Georges gets you chopping onions, shallots, garlic, peppers, herbs, eggplant, tomatoes, carrots, etc. Georges shared great tips and techniques. If you're visiting Ottawa, try to get into one of these workshops. So great!"

Register

Bread Basics Class

MASTER THE BASICS - Bread Basics

Hands-on class           $ 110 plus tax

With Chef Jelena Brunet

Learn to master the techniques behind making bread at home.

MENU: Whole Wheat Bread, Brioche Buns and Focaccia

More dates to come! 

This class is not gluten free.

Register

Chocolate cake

MASTER THE BASICS - Chocolate

Hands-on Class     $ 115 plus tax

Set the ground work for mastering chocolate creations with Chef Maria Borjas of Stubbe Chocolates.

Monday, May 31st- 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Menu: Latin American Desserts – 3 Leches, Alfajores and Polvorosas 

Monday, June 7th -    5:30 pm to 8:30 pm    Menu: Tropical White Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free) – Almond Sponge Cake, Mango Compote and White Chocolate Mousse

More dates to come!

Register

Macarons

MASTER THE BASICS - Macarons

Three-hour, hands on pastry class     $150 per duo (taxes extra)

Master this classic French dessert that is all the rage! You and a member from your social bubble are invited to create macarons to bring home, with one of Ottawa's best pastry chefs. Parent-child, grand-parent and grand-child, siblings, or couples - open to all duos! Not part of a duo? No problem! You can occupy one cubicle on your own if you're willing to pay the full fee.

Menu: Lemon, and Chocolate. You'll go home with a couple dozen macarons approximately.

 

Tuesday nights - NEW DATES to be determined once all previously scheduled classes have been fulfilled. Register on the WAITING LIST

 

Classes are limited to 4 duos. Duos must be from the same social circle as you will be working in the same cubicle (i.e. not socially distanced).

*Contains almonds and trace of other nuts. 

pasta class

MASTER THE BASICS - Pasta

Three-hour class, hands on,    from 5:30pm - 8:30pm     $ 125 per person, plus tax

Master the art of making fresh pasta and classic sauces

This hands on basic course is designed to teach how to make fresh pasta dough from scratch, focusing on fundamental techniques.  What flour, ingredients, equipment, sauces to use and many  tips for success.  Your efforts will be rewarded with a fine tasting of fresh pasta with a simple but amazing sauce that show cases fresh pasta.

Tuesday, May 18th -  MENU: Bruschetta, Fresh Fettuccini with Aglio Olio Sauce and Pomodoro Sauce

Tuesday, June 8th -  MENU: Open-Faced Lobster Ravioli, Lobster and Dill Cream Sauce

More dates to come!

**This class is not suited to gluten free or vegan diets.

Register

Pies & Tarts

MASTER THE BASICS - Pies & Tarts

Three-Hour, Hands-on Class    From 5:30pm to 8:30pm    $115 per person plus tax

Tuesday, June 15th  MENU:  Classical Pate Sablé: Black Currant and Hazelnut pie and Chocolate Dough with Chocolate and Pistachio Filling Tartelettes

Tuesday, June 29th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm - MENU: Meringues

Tuesday, July 20th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm - MENU: Seasonal fruit

Tuesday, August 24th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm - MENU: Seasonal fruit

More dates to come!

 

*Recipes contain gluten flour, dairy products and egg products, and may contain nuts or traces of nuts. No substitutions will be made.

 

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Master the Basics, Stocks & Sauces

MASTER THE BASICS - Stocks & Sauces

 

Three-Hour, Hands-on Class     From 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm    $ 115 per person plus tax

Master the basic cooking principles behind stocks and sauces. 

Georges will demo how to do stocks, guests will prepare sauces to serve with different proteins.

Saturday, June 5th

More dates to come!

REGISTER