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Chef Trudy Metcalfe-Coe

**NEW!!** CUISINES DU MONDE - Inuit Country Cuisine

3.5-hour, Hands-on Class     $ 250 or $ 265 per couple plus tax

Friday, September 17th - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

A culinary event for couples that enjoy cooking together!  

Featuring chef Trudy Metcalfe-Coe, creating a menu inspired by ingredients and Inuit country food with her personal twist. Discover some amazing flavours.

MENU: Caribou Tatar, Blackened Arctic Char and Cedar Jelly Cheese Cake

Trudy is originally from Nain, Nunatsiavut, the Inuit Land Claims region in Northern Labrador, Inuk Chef, one of very few Inuit chefs in the world, Trudy Metcalfe-Coe has called Ottawa home for over thirty years. Trudy started cooking around the age of twelve and takes pleasure in bringing comfort to family, friends and community, through her love of creating tasty dishes from Country Food (food from the Arctic such as caribou, seal, arctic char and musk ox).

This class will be taught in English.

All recipes made during the class will be eaten at the end of the class. 

** The recipes used and contain nuts, traces of nuts, dairy products, and flours that contain gluten. No substitutes will be made.

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Cuisine en plexiglas

*COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

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.

Adult Chef Class

ADULT CHEF - Learn-To-Cook Series

Six hands-on Classes        from 10:00am to 12:00pm      $ 570 per person plus tax

SATURDAYS, September 11th to October 16th, 2021

This series also runs in VIRTUAL format. See VIRTUAL CLASSES section for details.

Learn to cook! Participants will work closely with our chefs to learn a variety of essential cooking techniques. The results: mastering fundamental cooking skills and building confidence.

**Attention: Alergy Alert - The recipes used may contain nuts, traces of nuts, dairy products, soy, and flours that contain gluten.

Class 1:    Knife Skills - Alliums                            Class 4:    Cooking Fish

Class 2:   Stocks & Butchery Skills                       Class 5:    Egg-Based Sauces

Class 3:    Rice                                                     Class 6:    Desserts (Lemon Meringue Pie)

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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!  

Friday, September 17th - Menu: Venison Tartar, Wild Rice and Cinnamon Cap Mushrooms Stuffed Cornish Game Hen and Goat Cheese Stuffed Red Wine Poached Pears

Friday, September 24th - Menu: Cooking with Beer - Shrimp Salad with a Pale Ale Vinaigrette, Bison Flank Steak with a Cartwright Springs Coffee Stout Mole Sauce, Honey Lager Beer Crème Brulée

Friday, October 1st - Menu: Sautéed Scallops Beurre Blanc, Boreal Risotto, Chocolate Crème Brulée

 

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Canadian Cuisine

CUISINES DU MONDE - Canada

Three-Hour, Hands-on Class - from 5:30pm to 8:30pm    $ 120 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, September 23rd - Menu: TBA

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Poultry

KNIFE SKILLS - Poultry

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

Wednesday, September 1st

Wednesday, October 6th

Wednesday, November 10th

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.

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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, August 25th

Wednesday, September 22th

Wednesday, October 20th

Wednesday, November 24th

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!"

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Master the Basics, Gluten-Free and Dairy- Free Desserts

MASTER THE BASICS - International Desserts

Three-hour, Hands-on Class       From 5:30 pm to 8:30pm       $ 120 per person plus tax

With chef Maria you will prepare a selection of international desserts. All with a seasonal flair.

 

A Three-Hour, Hands-on Class

Tuesday, September 14th - Menu: Tiramisu Coffee and Amaretto, Lavender Panna Cotta and Biscotti

Thursday, September 23rd- Menu: Latin American Desserts – 3 Leches, Alfajores and Polvorosas  

More dates to come!

**menu includes peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy products and soy

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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

Tuesday, September 14th

Tuesday, September 28th

Tuesday, October 12th

Tuesday, October 26th

 

This class is not gluten free.

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Chocolate cake

MASTER THE BASICS - Chocolate

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

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

Tuesday, September 28th - Menu: Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, Ganache and Icing

Tuesday, October 5thMenu: Tropical White Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free) – Almond Sponge Cake, Mango Compote and White Chocolate Mousse

Tuesday, October 19th -  Menu: Red Velvet Cheese Cake

Tuesday, October 26th - Menu: Gluten Free Chocolate Cake, Ganache and Icing

More dates to come!

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Macarons

MASTER THE BASICS - Macarons

Three-hour, hands on pastry class     $160 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.

*Contains almonds and trace of other nuts. 

Tuesday, September 7th

Tuesday, September 21st

Tuesday, October 5th

Tuesday, October 19th

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).

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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.

Thursday, September 9th - Menu: Bruschetta, Fresh Fettuccini with Aglio Olio Sauce and Pomodoro Sauce

 

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

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Pies & Tarts

MASTER THE BASICS - Pies & Tarts

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

 

Tuesday, September 7th - Menu: Classical Pate Sablée- Lemon Meringue Pie

Thursday, September 16th - Menu: Caramel, Chocolate and Nuts Tartlet

 

*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, Sept 11th

Saturday, October 9th

Saturday, November 13th

More dates to come!

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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

 

ALL CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT. Add you name to our WAITING LIST