THE COOKING STUDIO CLASS SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY- APRIL 2019
The Cooking Studio at Liaison College South Coast is a favourite culinary playground, a place to learn, explore and unleash your inner chef. Owned by the former Chef/Owner of The Belworth House Tracy Winkworth, with her passion for cooking, teaching and enjoying great food, The Cooking Studio was born. Tracy has a formidable background in local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine with a global influence and focuses her instruction on popular regional cuisines as well as basic skill set for ingredient driven cooking. Tracy teaches the majority of the classes, with guest and celebrity appearance throughout the year.
The Cooking Studio classes offered are hands-on and designed to walk students through each step towards crafting a complete meal. A great place for learning or improving your cooking skills. Our classes are approximately four hours in length and feature various themes with close relations to local farmers, butchers and purveyors. We also provide private cooking classes to large groups. To find out more and how to book for a private session contact 519-304-5558.
HANDMADE PASTA 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 19, 2019
Calling all pasta lovers! Do you know how to make fresh pasta by hand? Join us as we learn all the tips & tricks to turn you into a regular pasta aficionado. We’ll share our super delicious and easy signature Pasta Dough recipe, plus tons of tricks to make all those pasta shapes you love to eat. Learn to knead, roll and cut pasta into Fettuccine and fill perfectly delicious Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni and Butternut Squash Raviolis. And no pasta is complete without a trusty homemade tomato sauce. Finish with cannoli’s & Espresso. Bring your friends for fun-filled pasta class!
INCREDIBLE HANDMADE PIZZA 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 26, 2019
Artisan pizza fresh from the oven? Yes, please! Join us as we learn the secret tricks behind working with yeast and preparing dough from scratch, shaping dough and creating a variety of thin-crust pizzas from the classic Margherita, to unique flavor combinations including Pizza alla Bismark to Mushroom Lovers White Pizza to Chicago’s Deep Dish. Pick up a few bonus skills as we create delicious Donut Bites, drizzled with a home-made Chocolate Sauce for a sweet treat. Once you see how easy and delicious homemade pizza can be, you may think twice before ordering delivery again.
TAPAS ESPANOLAS 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 02, 2019
The art of Tapas is something the Spanish have mastered and you can master it too. This class is a taste testers delight with each dish steeped in tasty temptations and tradition of gathering friends for a variety of good dishes and easy drinking wine. ! Tortilla de patata (the Spanish omelet) is the most commonly served dish in Spain. Croquetas de Jamon are creamy and smooth and very tasty. Gambas al ajillo (garlic shrimp) is a one of the most beloved tapas in all of Spain. To finish we will indulge in Warm, Crisp Churros & Dulce de Leche. Grab a friend and learn to impress, Spanish style, at your next dinner party as we create a menu of authentic Spanish small-plates with BIG Flavours designed to be shared!
Parent & Child classes are a great way to connect with your kids over food and create a lasting memory. The minimum age is 6 for the students. We will cover some basic knife skills, kitchen safety & sanitation. The skills we teach will carry with them for a life time. We three recipes and the best part......we will enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Our winter comfort foods theme will include the Classic Caesar Salad, Fettuccine Alfredo and Chocolate Mousse for dessert! You will not want to miss this class!!
$45/CHILD w/ CAREGIVER
A TASTE OF ITALY: CHICKEN PARMIGIANA & MORE 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
February 16, 2019
Dreaming of visiting a villa in Tuscany? So are we! Join us for a tasty trip where we’ll enjoy a delicious tour of homemade Italian favorites. Learn how to assembly a beautiful Antipasto Salad to our mouth-watering Garlic Rosemary Chicken to decadent Wild Mushroom & Truffle Oil Risotto, we’ll top it off with perfectly sweet Semi Freddo leaving everyone cheering for more. Come join us as we learn that you don't have to fly across the globe to get the fresh taste of homemade Italian cuisine.
A TASTE OF LEBANON
February 23, 2019
Join us as we taste and explore one of my favourite cuisines. We will create the most popular Lebanese dishes from scratch....the creamiest Hummus, Grilled Eggplant with Garlic, Cumin & Tahini Vinaigrette, Shish Tawouk Chicken, Lebanese Potatoes & Mushrooms. Finish with Rice Pudding & Lebanese Coffee. So many choices.....hard to decide so there will probably be some surprises. Grab a friend and let’s enjoy a spice-filled culinary adventure together. Vegan
CHINESE TAKEOUT 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 02, 2019
Chinese Takeout? Yes, please! Leave the take-out menu at home and join us for Chinese favorites with a Cooking Studio twist! We’ll master the WOK with delicious General Tso’s Chicken, Veggie Stir Fry and learn to make scrumptious Chicken Scallion Dumplings with a Dipping Sauce that is so amazingly good, it’ll leave you wanting more. No takeout meal is complete without a custom Fortune Cookie and tips & tricks to help you master chopsticks. Grab your friends and join us for a fun afternoon of Chinese favorites!
TASTY THAI 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 09, 2019
Who needs takeout! Join us as we create authentic Thai dishes that will please your every taste-bud and impress your family and friends. We’ll put the Thai in Pad Thai; learn how to make scrumptious Grilled Chicken Satay w/ Peanut Sauce, Colorful Fresh Summer Rolls with Tamarind Dipping Sauce and Mango Sticky Rice Pudding that is so amazingly good, it’ll leave you wanting more. This Class is Gluten-free. Even the most novice student can master the irrefutable art of the delicate balance of spicy, sweet, sour and salty.
COOKING WITH WINE (ADULT) 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 16, 2019
Whether you are a full-blown wine expert or a leisurely drinker, there is no doubt that wine enhances the flavor of food. Join us as we cook some of our favorite dishes in this delicious, gluten-free menu that just so happens to include wine (+tastings). Learn to make perfectly baked Pickerel En Papillote with Seasonal Vegetables, Red Wine Pasta w/Pancetta & Tomatoes, and Port Poached Pears, Reduction and Hand Whipped Cream. Perfect for a special date day or an afternoon out with friends! This class features wines from Niagara Region & Norfolk County. Gluten-free.
MEXICAN FIESTA 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 23, 2019
It’s time to PARTAY! Let’s spice things up with a Mexican feast. We’re whipping up our favorite recipes from street-style Tacos to Handmade Guacamole and Traditional Sides, Corn Soup, Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. No celebration is complete without Margaritas & MADE-FROM-SCRATCH Corn Tortillas, you won’t believe how easy they are to make. Grab your friends and join us for a fun afternoon of Mexican favorites!
STEAKHOUSE FAVOURITES 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
March 30, 2019
Flavorful, tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious? OH MY……. Yes, please! Join us for an afternoon of good food and festive flair as we learn the techniques to preparing mouth-watering Seared Steaks with a Red Wine Reduction, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, and a traditional Bleu Cheese Chopped Salad. With easy to digest tips & tricks, we’ll discover the secret to a PERFECTLY seared steak, and TASTING to HIGHLIGHT THE CUTS of meat for any budget. Perfect for a special CARNIVORE or an afternoon out with friends! Gluten-free.
COOKING WITH BEER (ADULT) 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 06, 2019
Beer has always earned a seat at our table. Whether you're a beer expert or occasional drinker, there is no doubt that beer enhances the flavor of food. Join us as we create (+ tastings) a menu that highlights unique flavors from our Fresh Salad with Orange Beer Vinaigrette, to Bacon and Beer Mac & Cheese, Chicken with a Beer and Mushroom Pan Sauce and a decadent Dark Chocolate Stout Cake. Perfect for the special beer lover or an afternoon out with friends! This Class will highlight local, small batch brews……. Let’s get cooking!