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Gourmet Warehouse Announces More Great Cooking Classes

11 Oct

Gourmet Warehouse has added more great cooking and baking classes heading into the holiday season. If you haven’t already experienced one of their classes, it is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with some like-minded food lovers. If you have participated, you know it’s a great way to pick up some knowledge and some great tips in the kitchen. Added bonus is after each cooking class all the participants are offered a 10% discount for purchases made the day of your class. We have set a few of their upcoming classes that caught our eye.  For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes.

Introduction to Pastry – November 5, 2022

Chef Andrei Godoroja, winner of ‘Great Canadian Baking Show’, will be leading this hands on pastry class. For those not familiar with pastry marking, it encompasses a wide spectrum of textures and techniques. In this class, you will learn to produce wonderfully flaky pastry that may be the basis of the most impressive and fastest desserts. We’ve set out below what you will be making in this class:


• Savoury Galette – Leek, Potato and Goat Cheese
• Sweet Galette – Apple and Cinnamon
• Puff Pastry – Seasonal Fruits and Fillings
• Fresh Fruit Tart – Chocolate Ganache, Pastry Cream, Fresh Fruit

Caren’s Holiday Appetizers 1 – November 23, 2022

Chef and owner of Gourmet Warehouse, Caren McSherry, hosts this demonstration cooking class in which she will teach you how to make 7 stunning canapes. In this evening class, you will learn to make:


• Turkish Lamb Kofte Skewers with Toasted Flatbread & Yogurt Tahini Drizzle
• Crisp Saffron Risotto Cakes with Grilled Prawns
• Prosciutto Parmesan Fingers
• Swiss Cheese Gougères
• Crispy Korean Tootsie Rolls with Kimchi Dipping Sauce
• Decadent Mini Dark Chocolate Tarts with White Chocolate Drizzle

Go Nuts For Doughnuts – November 26, 2022

Who does not love doughnuts? On November 26th, in this hands-on class, Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu will teach you how to make four different types of doughnuts and yes, you will make them yourself. Expect to learn the proper techniques including proofing, rolling out dough, correct practices for cutting and shaping dough and consistent frying. Chef Deniz will guide you through each step. The menu which includes sweet and savoury is set out below:


• Sourdough Beignets with Gravlax, Sour Cream and Pickled Onions
• Boston Cream and Berry filled Doughnut
• Cake Doughnut with Triple Chocolate topping
• Lokumades with Hot Honey

Taste of Taverna – December 1, 2022

Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu is back to lead this demonstration cooking class that shares the delish delicacies that Greece has to offer in “Taste of Taverna”. Ingredients that will feature prominently in the dishes include Roasted Garlic, Pistachio, Honeycomb and Lemon. Chef Deniz has spent his life in Turkey and the Mediterranean learning from friends and family the heart of European cuisine which he loves to share in each of his classes. The menu for this class is set out below:


• Roasted Garlic Hummus with Pita Crisps
• Pan Fried Halloumi with Honeycomb, Pistachios, Preserved Apricots
• Aegean Style Ling Cod Souvlaki, Fisherman’s Salad with Feta and Olives, Lemon Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
• Walnut Baklava with Clotted Cream

To see all the classes being offered and or to register, we invite you to visit GourmetWarehouse.ca.

Photo Credit: Gourmet Warehouse

It’s A World Of Appetizers At Gourmet Warehouse This November

5 Oct

GourmetWarehouseLogoIf you are looking to brush up on your cooking skills and/or pick up some new ideas for appetizers to serve guests, the Gourmet Warehouse has you covered. They have a couple of delicious classes lined up this November featuring solely appetizers. Reminder to those that are new to their classes, all class participants receive a 10% discount for purchases made the day of the class. We’ve set out below the menu for the two upcoming appetizer classes.  For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes. Note, most upcoming classes are now sold out. Thus, if any of the classes set below appeal to you, we suggest you not wait to register.

Holiday Appetizers – Tuesday, November 22nd 6-9 pm ($75) SOLD OUT

This class is led by Caren McSherry herself, the owner of Gourmet Warehouse. We expect this will be a fun and educational demonstration class. Caren will be teaching you how to make:

• Crisp endive cups, Spanish style, spicy chorizo, pequillo peppers & aged sherry drizzle
• Stilton waffles with shredded beef yogurt herb reduction
• Scalloped Blue potatoes with seared scallops on a roasted purple potato bed and Asian cilantro glaze
• Multi layer cheese torte with grilled fig bread
• Charred tomato avocado guacamole

World Appetizers – Saturday, November 26th 11 am – 2 pm ($65) SOLD OUT

Chef Cindy Low will be leading this demonstration class which will teach you how to make these great appetizers to serve your guests at your next get together:

• Grilled proscuitto-wrapped prawns
• Thai curry chicken or salmon tartlets
• Cauliflower popcorn
• Edamame hummus; crudités and crackers
• Turkey parmesan strata muffins
• Greek beef sliders with feta, tzatziki, pita

Again, if you are interested in any of these cooking classes, be sure to register early to avoid disappointment. If you are unable to attend for any reason, refunds are not offered ,but you can send someone in your place. Bon Appetit


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