ANTICHI SAPORI ITALIAN FOOD COMPANY
Offers home Italian cooking classes, guest chefs and Italian evenings. Check their website and contact Stefano and Valerie for more information.
The class schedule for 2011 includes Cooking ABC's and a class on how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. Offered year-round are: FoodSafe, Serving It Right and Bartending Training.
Located in downtown Victoria in the beautiful Atrium building, Cook Culture offers cooking classes, demonstration and Meet the Chef events. With a beautiful kitchen, this new cooking school has attracted many of Vancouver Island's best chefs and instructors for classes.
Price: $50-85 for cooking classes, $25 for meet the chef events
Type: demonstration & hands-on
A fabulous store that offers an extensive numbers of specialty baking classes and kid classes including chocolates, truffles, pies, flans, breads, pastries, cookies, mousses, cakes and more! Price: $50 and up
CULINARY TOURS OF CHINATOWN
Chef Heidi Fink offers culinary walking tours where you will learn all the ins and outs of food shopping in Chinatown, taste samples and take home a comprehensive ingredient and recipe package. Tours run on Sundays and are limited to seven people per tour.
Price: $50 per person
Type: walking tour
DINNERS BY DESIGN
Chef Natalie offers a variety of health focused personal chef services including dietary consulting, heat-and-serve entrees and private cooking lessons. Private classes are conveniently held in the comfort of your own home.
Type: personalized classes, hands-on
FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Offers one of the largest selections of vegetarian and ethnic cooking classes in Victoria. Choose from day or evening demonstration cooking classes with local chefs Heidi Fink, Sonja Limberger and Daniel Tschudin. Heidi's upcoming classes include vegetarian soups, Indian cuisine and how to make sushi. Sonja's vegetarian classes include vegetarian, seasonal cooking, Greek cuisine and living food. Daniel teaches a number of Italian classes. All instructors offer small classes with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and a booklet of recipes.
Type: demonstration & hands-on
CHEF HEIDI FINK
You can find all of Chef Heidi Fink's cooking classes offered around Victoria listed in one great location, her website. Her approachable teaching style, easy-to-follow gourmet recipes have earned Heidi a loyal following on Vancouver Island. She offers a huge variety of classes for adults and kids, instructional and hands-on, evening and daytime classes.
Chef Denise Marchessault teaches from her beautiful home-based, commercially equipped kitchen in Broadmead. French Mint has a wonderful website and offers an impressive calendar of demonstration daytime and evening classes.
JUAN DE FUCA RECREATION CENTRE
Offers food and cooking classes for kids and adults. Current classes include Indian, Thai, vegetarian, sushi making, west coast cuisine and wine appreciation.
Price: $30 for kids classes, $55-65 for adult classes
LA TAVOLA KITCHENWARE BOUTIQUE
Located in Oak Bay, Victoria, this kitchen shop hosts regular Italian cooking classes and knife sharpening lessons. The catch is you have to register in-person at the store.
PLANET ORGANIC VICTORIA
Regularly offers classes on vegan cooking, raw food, and gluten-free food tours.
Type: in-store tours, clinics & cooking demonstrations
RECREATION OAK BAY
Oak Bay has a wide range of cooking classes on Indian and Mexican cuisine, vegetarian, seafood, cooking for special diets and date night couples cooking. Check out pages 48-50.
Price: varies depending on class, $23-$180
SAANICH COMMONWEALTH PLACE RECREATION
Offers a wide variety of cooking classes including knife skills, French, Italian, Indian and Japanese for ages 16 and up. Check out the adult programs guide.
THE LONDON CHEF
Dan Hayes and The London Chef is located on Fort Street and offers a full suite of cooking classes from their beautiful, storefront kitchen. Check out their chocked-full class calendar of lunchtime, evening and weekend cooking classes.
THRIFTY FOODS TUSCANY VILLAGE
Thrifty Foods' Tuscany Village location on Shelbourne Street has nutrition, dietary and gluten free classes and store tours.
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
The continuing studies fall schedule includes courses on beer and wine including: Uncorking the Past and The Archeological and Chemical Hunt for the Origins of Wine, Beer, and Extreme Fermented Beverages. Check out page 41 of the continuing studies program.
VERITALIAN - ITALIAN COOKING CLASSES Cooking classes and private dinners for lovers of regional and authentic Italian cuisine, concocted with true Italian passion by Gianfranco. Check his Facebook page for upcoming classes and contact information.
YOUR THAI-NESS COOKING ACADEMY
Located in Saanich, this cooking school offers small, hands on cooking classes. A Thai atmosphere, using equipment primarily brought over from Thailand for the cooking workstations. Contact by phone at 250 744-6775.
And in the Cowichan Valley, a short one-hour drive from Victoria...
DEERHOLME FARM Chef, cookbook author and mushroom forger runs Deerholme Farm. About an hour's drive from Victoria, the drive is well worth the visit. Special events Upcoming events include dinners, cooking classes, workshops with a focus on local mushrooms and truffles.
ANGELO'S COOKING SCHOOL at Cooper's Cove Guest in Sooke offers informal cooking classes to three-day culinary retreats. Guests of the bed and breakfast can join in special cooking classes