Calgary’s Best Cooking Classes

Does your cooking make her beg for more, or does it scream “Fear Factor” challenge? Things may be sweet in the bedroom, but if your culinary moves are making her gag, it’s time to check yourself into a cooking course. Calgary foodie and bestselling author dee Hobsbawn-Smith swears by the following spots for turning the most ham-fisted, burnaholic losers into capable chefs.

The Cookbook Co. Cooks
The crème de la crème, with guest chefs showing you the ropes in everything from sushi and desserts to French cuisine and wine pairings. Try a couples cooking class to work on your kitchen chemistry. From $60. 722 – 11 Ave SW, 403-265-6066.

The Compleat Cook
This retail store has high-end gear for beginner to expert cooks, as well as a range of cooking classes. Drive her curry-crazy after your class in Indian food, one of their most popular offerings. From $70. 3400 – 114 Ave. SE, 403-253-4831.

Chinook Learning Services
The Calgary Board of Education adult department and continuing education offers everything from spun sugar work to ethnic food and pizza, usually in the no-fuss setting of a high school kitchen. Introductory classes for men only are perfect for newbies who consider ketchup to be a vegetable. From $50. 403-777-7550

Willow Park Wines & Spirits
Come for the booze, stay for the food. Hands-on demos, unique classes (yoga, followed by healthy appetizer preparation) and all the booze you can get your paws on. From $20. 10801 Bonaventure Dr. SE, 403-296-1640.

All prices are per person, per class.

Image courtesy of Mexcatracho.

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