Cooking classes and demonstrations

Below is a list of previous classes and demonstrations that have been offered at the CFF.

Hands on

EUROPEAN HOLIDAY BAKING

Celebrate the holidays in European style with Chef Sarah Hall who will teach you a variety of techniques to make Austrian Viennese Whirls, Italian Florentines and Polish Rugalach. A demonstration of a fourth dessert will also be given in class. All the baked goods can be frozen for the holiday season!

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SPRING BAKING

There are many techniques and tips in this hands-on French desserts class with Chef Sarah Hall. Students will learn how to make the classic apple galette, lemon roulade filled with fresh lemon curd and profiteroles filled with Chantilly whipped cream and covered with warm chocolate sauce. Students will take home many of desserts that can be frozen.

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BASIC BREAD MAKING

Join Chef Sarah Hall as she teaches you the principles of fermentation in bread making and the importance of each ingredient during the process. In the first half of the class students will produce a loaf of white bread. In the second half students will learn how to make different shaped and flavoured rolls. Chef Sarah will also demonstrate how to use grains in bread to produce a 12-grain loaf.

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KNIFE SKILLS

Join Chef Sarah Hall as she guides you through proper knife use and handling. During this class students will learn how to correctly sharpen a knife and proceed to use the various cutting and chopping techniques to produce a Thai shrimp mango salad and a beef and vegetable stir fry. Students will take home dinner for two and need to bring one large chopping knife and one small chopping knife.

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Demonstration

WILD FOOD WITH ELSII - COOKIES & TEA

Have you ever wondered about wild food? It's everywhere it's free and it's super nutritious. Join Elsii for an informative presentation and interactive demonstration to explore the benefits of wild food. Elsii will create delectable cookies and a delicious spread. Savour the flavours of the wild with tasty tea and infused water. On the menu Pine Needles, Stinging Nettle, Self-Heal and Sumac flowers.

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WILD FOOD WITH ELSII - EVENING HORS D'OEUVRES

Have you ever wondered about wild food? It's everywhere it's free and it's super nutritious. Join Elsii for an informative presentation and interactive demonstration to explore the benefits of wild food. Elsii will create easy hors d'ouerves, including flavourful flatbread and wild food pesto, which you can enjoy with infused water or a warm drink. Wood Sorrel, Creeping Charlie, Dandelion and Goldenrod are all on the menu!

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