Kawarthas Northumberland

Cook With a Chef

Looking to expand your culinary horizons in Kawarthas Northumberland? Take a cooking class, workshop or attend a culinary retreat! We’ve compiled some of the best our region has to offer for you.

Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Cooking classes at Elmhirst’s Resort can easily be arranged to suit all group sizes. From easy to make kid-friendly meals during your weekend getaway with your family to a baking demonstration during your business conference — Elmhirst can make it happen. Elmhirst also offers special weekend packages featuring different cultural cuisine styles.

From the garden to your plate, the Seasoned Spoon Café wants to help you understand what farm-to-table means to you. With an extensive variety of workshops, the Seasoned Spoon is located on Trent University Campus and is focused on food education. Examples of previous and upcoming classes include “Russian Cooking,” “Cheese Making,” “Seed Starting” and “Raw Vegan Desserts.”

Chef Nick of The Pin, a Butter Tart Tour stop in Peterborough, is not currently offering cooking classes but he does offer delicious catering.

Kawartha Lakes

South Pond Farms workshops focus on eating in season and using local ingredients. Workshops are scheduled year round but can also be arranged privately. If you want to get a little taste (see what we did there?) of South Pond before taking a class, make sure to attend a House Concert in the Winter or a Supper Club in the warmer months.

Chef Brian Henry runs the Kawartha Culinary School  offering a large variety of courses from beginner to experienced. The best part is—all courses happen in your own home, so you’ll know you have everything you need to recreate the recipes you’ll learn. Contact Chef Brian Henry for other culinary class location options.

Northumberland County

Feed your soul with a cooking retreat. Visit Harmony Dawn Retreat for a cooking workshop weekend with Chef Nicola. Bringing an “intuitive sense of yin-yang balance” into her cooking, Chef Nicola wants to help you enjoy cooking while being attentive to your dietary needs.

Famous for her vegetarian recipes, Louise of Thirteen Moons Wellness will awaken your tastebuds with her signature workshop, “Cooking with Super Foods.” Workshops are scheduled year round but can also be arranged privately.

Say “Chef Z” to any Northumberland County resident and watch their eyes light up. Chef Z has been creating clean, healthy & nutritionally dense meals and desserts in Cobourg & Port Hope for almost a decade. Classes are held at Harden & Huyse and are shared on their facebook page.

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