Pasta Cooking Class

with guest Chef Sarah Wallbank at Riso Restaurant Lantzville
Monday, March 2, 2015  6-9pm   $65/person
Learn to make pasta from scratch with confidence.  Sarah will teach you how to make pasta dough into a variety of shapes, then pair them with classic sauces.


On the menu:
handmade pastas
two classic sauces
salad and dessert

Culinary Celebration of Mexico – Cooking Class

Delve into the world of Mexican cuisine in this hands-on cooking class.  We will explore the rich, aromatic flavours of Mexican food featuring authentic ingredients.

On the menu:
Chicken Mole/Vegetarian Mole
Mexican Street Salad
Sides/Sauces:  Refried Beans, Chipotle Sauce, Guacamole
Mexican Wedding Cookies

Come hungry! We enjoy our culinary creations at the end of class.
Class Cost:  $75/person

May 6, 6-9pm

Take Home:  mole poblano sauce and chipotle sauce

Email to register

Root Vegetables Cooking Class

Get back to your roots!!

In this class we will dig up new ways to celebrate root vegetables in our kitchens all winter long.   Bring your appetite as we will enjoy all our culinary creations at the end of class.

We will feature familiar roots in new ways and introduce you to a few of the other less-famous roots.

On the menu:
Beet and Walnut Spread
Winter Jicama Slaw
Carrot and Potato Gnocci
Parsnip and Pear Soup
Beet Velvet Cupcakes

Squash Cooking Class

Squash – A Thanksgiving Classic

Just in time for Thanksgiving – we will explore how to incorporate this seasonal vegetable into your meals in nutritious and delicous ways.  Bring your appetite as we will enjoy all our culinary creations at the end of class.

This is the first class in the Harvest Package – sign up for all three
Harvest classes (Apples, Squash and Root Vegetables) and receive 15%  Harvest Package Registration

Gin-spiration in the Kitchen

Small Plates paired with Gin Cocktail samples.
Friday, September 19th|6:30-9:30pm|$75
Arbutus Distillery – 1890 Boxwood Rd.

Join STIR at Arbustus Distillery as we celebrate the launch of their new Empiric Gin!
Learn how to pair food with gin and integrate it into your recipes.
Limited spaces available.

* Distillery Tour Included
* Demo-style Class
* Vegetarian Options

For more information about Arubutus Distillery

Apple Cooking Class

Celebrate the versatility of this delicious fruit.  Join us for this hands-on cooking class where we will create sweet and savory dishes featuring apples.   On the menu:  an appetizer, a chutney, an apple main dish, a side dish and a dessert.  We will also explore various ways to preserve the apple harvest.

For more information or to register…

Apple Cooking Class Registration


Quick Curries

Curry in a Hurry – Cooking Class

Curry in a Hurry Wednesday, May 28 10am – 1pm Costin Hall, Lantzville

Back by popular demand: batch cooking! Get ready to top up your freezer with your own homemade curry paste as well as three quick and nourishing curry dishes.

Bring an appetite – we will enjoy our culinary creations at the end of class..

Class Cost:  $84/person


Raw Foods with Diana Marchand Wednesday, April 30, 6:30-8:30pm at Costin Hall, Lantzville

This chef demo class will introduce you to fresh and nourishing raw culinary creations.  Diana will share the health benefits of including more raw food in your diet and teach you the kitchen techniques that will inspire and empower you to try raw recipes at home.

“My focus is on bringing in a lot of tasty, healthy, nutritious foods that feed your body so it can function at its best.  I love raw food recipes as they are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and nutrient-dense as well as beautiful!”  Diana Marchand

Class Cost:  $65/person

STIR Cooking School

STIR Cooking School wants to invite you to “stir up your kitchen” with healthy, creative classes for seasoned cooks and rookies.

We believe cooking is a vital skill connecting people to their food sources and each other.

Through hands on classes and demos you will be inspired to get back in the kitchen and cook or expand your existing repertoire.

The cooking classes at STIR will all be based on whole, healthy food.  We want to educate and inspire all levels of cooks to prepare their own meals and snacks to improve their health as well as foster connections within their families and the community.

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  • Vegetarian
  • Kids and Teen Classes
  • Guest Chef Demos
  • Large Batch Cooking
  • Ethnic Classes
  • and more…

Join us soon for a culinary adventure!