The Best 5 Montreal Cooking Classes

The Best Cooking Classes to Take in Montreal

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Montreal Culinary Scene

Is it any surprise that a city known for its amazing, vibrant and diverse culinary scene is also teeming with awesome cooking classes for everything from brushing up on your skills, learning something entirely new, or just doing something different and fun with friends?

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With so many classes to choose from, we chose 5 of our favourites that each bring a little something special to the table.

Here are the Best Cooking Classes in Montreal:

1. Masala

Have you ever wondered how Indian dishes achieve those truly mouth watering flavours? Indian dishes can vary greatly from region to region and even family to family, but one thing is always consistent: the importance of technique! How you prepare spices, when you add certain ingredients, how to prepare the rice… there is a technique to all of it and once you start to learn the techniques, you can begin to experiment and try new recipes on your own.

Masala is an Indian cooking school and restaurant that teaches you critical techniques in a fun, vibrant environment. It’s BYOB and they host events like birthday parties and corporate team building.

A chef adding sauce to a salmon tartar

2. Ateliers et Saveurs

Ateliers et Saveurs is right in the heart of the Old Port, one of Montreal’s most decadent culinary locales. In addition to cooking classes, they also offer cocktail classes and wine tasting.

Here, professional chefs guide you through different styles and techniques of cooking to help you bring your culinary game to the next level. They have a variety of classes available, including “midi express” classes that pack a lot of learning and deliciousness into one amazing lunch.Ateliers et Saveurs
Ateliers et Saveurs is right in the heart of the Old Port, one of Montreal’s most decadent culinary locales. In addition to cooking classes, they also offer cocktail classes and wine tasting.

Here, professional chefs guide you through different styles and techniques of cooking to help you bring your culinary game to the next level. They have a variety of classes available, including “midi express” classes that pack a lot of learning and deliciousness into one amazing lunch.

3. The Lincoln Apartment Bakery

How amazing would it be to make your own French macarons, prepare a proper English tea, or just take a really fun class that ends in you enjoying truly decadent baked goods?

The Lincoln Apartment Bakery, located near Lasalle metro in Verdun, offers a variety of baking classes for groups, bachelorette parties and even private classes. Classes include Chocolate Heaven, Intro to Cake Decorating, Afternoon Tea, Valentine’s Baking and more! Be sure to check out their Lab Blog to learn about the science behind baking!

4. Cook and Date

This is a special one because, by all accounts, not many people come away having learned much about cooking. That may be because everyone seems to have too much fun to really pay attention to the “class” part of a Cook and Date event!

Cook and Date is a company geared towards bringing single professionals together to mix and mingle, network, have a great time… and cook!

They promise an even male to female ratio, do a little strategic pairing up for classes and keep the group connected after the event, but otherwise, these events are not about whacking you over the head with your singleness or pressuring people to pair up. Instead, it’s a relaxed, fun and sophisticated alternative to the club scene or cheesey singles events.

5. La Guilde Culinaire

Looking for something for the whole family? Located in Little Italy, La Guilde Culinaire offers a rich variety of classes for adults, including a spotlight on charcuterie, wine tasting, tapas making and even a class devoted entirely to chocolate. Yes, please!

They also have absolutely adorable classes for kids that include everything from the basics of cutting vegetables to rolling your own sushi and even cake decorating. It’s a great way to teach your kids some new skills and maybe even get a picky eater excited to try something new.

Do you know of an amazing cooking school or class in or around Montreal?

Please share it in the comments! We’re always looking for new places to try out ourselves and to share with the Montreal Tips community.

Bon appetit!