Cookery School

Flying Apron Cookery School Classes

We offer a variety of classes in our beautiful cooking school kitchen for both the casual home cook and the experienced foodie. Classes are taught by our Chef, Chris Velden. Chef Chris has been cooking and teaching for more than 45 years across Canada, the United States, Europe and in his home country of Germany. As a Certified European Master Chef and Culinary Instructor, his expert qualifications match his passion for teaching. Chris loves to provide culinary education to the food-inspired public at our Flying Apron Cookery School.

Most our classes included a 4-course meal and recipes are always provided. Our teaching kitchen is licensed so you may purchase local beer, wine or cider to enjoy during class. Contact us to book your spot in one of our scheduled classes (published below and on our Facebook page) or to arrange a private class.

Hands-on Classes

Our hands-on classes offer you the opportunity to practice new skills as you cook alongside our Chef in a 3 hour class. Chef Chris leads the class and you work in pairs to prepare the feast. When you’re finished cooking you get to relax and enjoy a meal with your classmates. Recipes for the dishes made in the class are included.

Demo Cooking Class
Demonstration Classes

Sit back, relax and let Chef Chris make your dinner! In our demo classes you get to watch and learn from the Chef over 2 hours. Share a full meal with your classmates during the demo and take home recipes for the dishes made in the class.

Sourdough Bread Making
Specialty Classes

Occasionally we partner with local food producers, special guests and subject experts to offer specialty classes. Some of our specialty classes have included chocolate making, beer & wine menu pairing, bread making, musical guest “chefs” and mead making. These classes may include a hands-on component and always have something delicious to eat, although a full meal might not be included.

Private Cooking Class Packages
Private Group Cooking Class
Group Getaway: Private Group Cooking Class Package for 6-10 people

The Flying Apron offers private group cooking classes in our gorgeous Cookery School. Assemble a group of 6-10 people, select a class from our extensive seasonal list and we will provide all the ingredients for a fun group getaway! You simply show up and enjoy the class! Choose a Demo class where Chef Chris Velden prepares the menu or a Hands-on class where you work together to prepare the feast. Both class options include a full meal (4 courses) and copies of the recipes to take home. Our cooking classes are led by Chef Chris Velden, a European trained Master Chef with a passion for culinary education. Our classroom is licensed so you may order something from our well-curated local beverage list to enjoy during class. A minimum of six participants is required (or the cost equivalent of six participants) and the maximum is ten people.

This group getaway includes overnight accommodations in our charming inn. Accommodations include a hot, fresh breakfast in our restaurant the next morning. Our 4-star inn offers five guest rooms and each room has its own ensuite bathroom. Available room arrangements include two rooms with a queen bed and three rooms with a king bed.

Our private cooking classes are perfect for celebrations, bachelorette parties, a weekend getaway with friends or a unique corporate event.

Includes:
• One nights accommodation for six-ten people (3-5 rooms)
• Fresh Hot Breakfast
• Private Hands-on Cookery School Class with Chef Chris Velden (includes instruction, a 4-course meal and copies of the recipes to take home)

**We generally book private classes at least a season ahead as these dates fill quickly. Contact us to secure your date.**

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Private Cooking Class
Cook with the Chef Exclusive Culinary Package for 2 people

This exclusive experience is the perfect gift for the gourmand in your life. The adventure starts with a private cooking class with Chef Chris Velden. Guests get to choose a seasonal menu for this hands-on class and work with Chef Chris to create an amazing 4-course meal from the freshest local ingredients. In addition to copies of the recipes to take home, each participant gets their very own Flying Apron apron. After the class, retire to your lovely Inn room for the night and start the next morning with a fresh, hot breakfast in our Restaurant. Before you leave, browse our Gourmet Food Shop for treats to take home and look for your next favorite cookbook in the Used Book Store.

Includes:
• One nights accommodation for two
• Fresh Hot Breakfast for two
• Private Hands-on Cookery School Class with Chef Chris Velden (includes instruction, a 4-course meal, 2 Flying Apron aprons and copies of the recipes to take home)

**We generally book private classes at least a season ahead as these dates fill quickly. Contact us to secure your date.**

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Public Cooking Class Schedule

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