Things to do in Vancouver: Arts Club Theatre Company Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Things to Do in Vancouver | 0 comments

Can’t cook? Want to improve your culinary skills? Don’t fret! The Arts Club Theatre Company has announced its Spring 2012 lineup of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes!

From May 28 – July 18, attendees will have the opportunity to learn some tricks of the trade and how to incorporate in-vogue ingredients into their kitchens at home.

Each evening consists of a four-course dinner complete with wine pairings from either Rigamarole Wines, Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, or Mission Hill Family Estate.

Tickets are $125 with funds going to the Arts Club, a non-profit theatre company. Featured chefs include: Quang Dang (West) and Anthony Sedlak (The American Cheesesteak Co. and host of the Food Network’s, The Main).


From the press release:

Learn how to create haute cuisine at home! The Arts Club Theatre Company announces its spring 2012 lineup of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes, running from May 28 to July 18. These intimate four-course dinners held at private residences throughout Vancouver give guests the opportunity to discover the latest trends in food and wine, and ways to incorporate in-vogue ingredients into the home cook’s arsenal. Not only are these popular events fun and engaging, but they also raise funds for the not-for-profit theatre company.

The highly sociable evenings begin with a glass of wine and an amuse bouche to whet the appetite. Then the chef gets down to the task in hand: a three-hour interactive master class demonstrating professional techniques from the simple to the ingenious. Guests have one-on-one access to some of the most skilled and innovative chefs in Vancouver, who will present dishes that highlight the best bounty of the season. Each class will showcase the finest vintages from a B.C. winery with wines from the Mark Anthony Group portfolio, including Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, and Rigamarole Wines. This series features a special spotlight on Mission Hill Family Estate— named Winery of the Year in 2011 by InterVin International Wine Competition.

The spring lineup of classes welcomes new chef instructors: David Robertson, owner of The Dirty Apron Cooking School; TV personality Anthony Sedlak, who recently opened The American Cheesesteak Co. in Yaletown; Tim Evans at Siena Restaurant; and Tom Lee, chef de cuisine at Edible Canada at the Market. Ned Bell, Quang Dang, and Jefferson Alvarez return to present classes to celebrate good food, inspire, and educate.

All classes start at 6 PM. Full schedule of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes:Wednesday, May 23    David Robertson, The Dirty Apron Cooking School
wine pairings from Rigamarole Wines       
Monday, May 28
Ned Bell, YEW restaurant + bar
wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate       
Monday, June 4             
Tim Evans, Siena Restaurant
wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate
Monday, June 11            
Quang Dang, West Restaurant
wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate
Tuesday, June 19           
Jefferson Alvarez, Fraîche Restaurant
wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate
Tuesday, June 26          
Anthony Sedlak, The American Cheesesteak Co.,
Food Network chef and host of The Main
wine pairings from Mission Hill Family Estate
Wednesday, July 18    
Tom Lee, Edible Canada at the Market
wine pairings from Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery

Tickets for each of these fundraising events to benefit the Arts Club are $125 and include a $50 tax receipt. For tickets and info, call Special Events at 604.687.5315 ext. 248. A full list of chefs and dates is available at


About the author: A fashion blogger who loves food and has no qualms about admitting that she’s eaten gelato for breakfast (and lunch. And dinner.) and had Jack Daniels shots for brunch. With this in mind, Erin was able to marry 3 of the loves of her life (the 4th being Derek Jeter, but the restraining order prohibits that) into her blog, Haus of Hybrid. She also does a myriad of other cool things; to find out more, tweet her: @erin_gee

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