Cooking Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Get your hands dirty!

Come with a friend or partner and experience an authentic hands on Cooking Class at Maison Maitland. We offer a wide array of cooking classes to choose from, based on international cuisines and class favorites. The premise of all our menus is to provide you with easy entertaining menus that you can replicate at home. Participants leave with recipes in hand and a fresh new approach to seasonal cooking and an appreciation of where their food comes from.

Arrival time is 10am. The first 3 hours (or so) are devoted to a combined instruction and a hands on cooking class. Your morning will start with coffee or PLUCK tea in the sunny dining room where Cynthia will review the menu and the day’s activities with the group. Depending on the month, this could include picking a few ingredients from her kitchen gardens.

Participants work in teams of two for cooking in the chef’s kitchen. Following the class, lunch will be enjoyed together around the dining table or outdoors in the courtyard, with a complimentary sampling of local wines. Students will learn about the region, its food & wine and the stories behind the menu they will be creating together. NOTE: You need to book in pairs!

Aprons and knives are provided during the class. Just remember to wear comfy shoes!

Visit the COOKING THEMES page to learn about the various CLASS THEMES and DATES and SAMPLE MENUS. Then head over to BOOK NOW to secure your spots!

 


What’s included:

  • Hands-on cooking class (small class size allowing for lots of questions and interaction)
  • Harvesting from the Kitchen Gardens
  • Lunch in the Dining Room or Courtyard 
  • Complimentary sampling of local wine with lunch
  • Maison Maitland folder with recipes
  • All beverages

 

Gift Certificates are available. Let the recipients choose the class they like!

10:00am arrival to 2:00pm (approximately)
$160 per person

Visit our calendar and look for the GREEN boxes on Saturdays for availability.

NOTE: Private Classes are available for groups of 4 to 10.
See PRIVATE CLASSES under CLASSES tab for more info.

Cooking Themes

Tuscan Farmhouse

Tuscan Farmhouse

Feb 25, Apr 15, Aug 26, Oct. 28

Capture the Italian farmhouse dishes of the season. Make homemade Ravioli or Gnocchi, perhaps Mushroom Risotto and Roasted Pesto Pork, finishing with Lemon Almond Biscotti. You’ll never want to buy store bought again!
Dinner with Julia Child

Dinner with Julia Child

Feb 11, Mar 11, May 13, Jun 17, Jul 22, Oct. 21

Inspire your guests with the delights of a classic French meal. One of the most loved cuisines from around the world. Dishes could include homemade crepes, Ratatouille, Chicken Ballotine with Potato Gratin cups, and French Apple Tart for dessert. Your meal will be a real crowd pleaser. Bon appetit!
Tapas Party Delights

Tapas Party Delights

Aug 12

Spanish-inspired small plates are a popular format for a casual dinner party. Learn to create a wide range of mouth-watering tapas from mini chorizo empanadas, stuffed mussels to potato croquettes. Get ready to impress your guests this summer or winter – it works all year around!
Traditional Farm Country

Traditional Farm Country

Private Class only

Fresh from the fields, this summer/fall menu incorporates the best of the week’s produce. Recipes could include Maple Cheddar Corn Fritters, Grilled Pepper & Corn salad, Roasted Chicken rolls with apple & onion stuffing, buttermilk herb scones to Mennonite peach pie.
Middle Eastern & Mediterranean

Middle Eastern & Mediterranean

Mar 25

Tabbouleh to stuffed grape leaves to Armenian pilaf. Mains could include beef Kuftas, lamb kebobs or chicken feta & lemon bundles. Create Baklava made with pecans and maple syrup or an almond orange cake. Fresh herbs & pure flavours are key to this cuisine.
Asian Dumplings & Small Bites

Asian Dumplings & Small Bites

Apr 1, Jul 8

Dumplings, Dim Sum and more! Sticky rice bundles in lotus leaves to awesome spring rolls, shrimp dumplings and pork bundles. Get your chopsticks ready!
Vibrant Flavors of Thailand

Vibrant Flavors of Thailand

Apr 29

One of my favorite cuisines! Pad Thai, to various curries, spring rolls and fragrant sticky rice. Learn to cook with tamarind, chilies and kaffir lime leaves – a real kitchen adventure.
Vietnamese Street Food

Vietnamese Street Food

Jun 3

Lemongrass Beef, Shrimp Rolls and awesome Peanut Sauce, to Classic Bun – rice vermicelli with grilled meats and carrot/daikon pickle. Sweet, sour, spicy and salty are the key flavors of this fresh & tasty cuisine.
Moroccan Magic Classics

Moroccan Magic Classics

May 27, Nov 11

Tagines, couscous and various phyllo delights make this a popular heart warming cuisine. Exotic spices and homemade Harissa help make these dishes magical for at-home dining.
Spice it Up! Indian Curries & more

Spice it Up! Indian Curries & more

Mar 18

The aroma of toasted fragrant spices warms everyone hearts. Learn how to cook some Indian inspired dishes that are big on flavor like vegetable samosas, chickpea tikkis and more.
Plant Based Cuisine

Plant Based Cuisine

Private class only

Want to incorporate a healthier cuisine into your diet? Create some tasty plant based dishes that everyone will enjoy at your table – internationally inspired from Indian sesame bean patties to mushroom dumplings and crispy sweet potato samosas. Learn to build flavor through herbs, spices and cooking techniques.
Heirloom Tomatoes

Heirloom Tomatoes

Private Class only

The “best of the best” tomatoes are definitely from heirloom seeds. Sample a wide variety, from Cherry to Beefsteak, from our kitchen garden & other local farms. Learn to make a number of seasonal dishes with these summer gems.
Sweet & Savory Pastry

Sweet & Savory Pastry

Nov 18

Learn the “art of the pie” from one of the best – Amy Rensby, owner of C’est Tout Bakery & Bistro in Smith Falls. From Savory pies to a classic French Tarte dough, you’ll be ready to tackle all types of pies for the upcoming holiday season. (Photo Credit: CatWood Photography)
Indigenous Celebration

Indigenous Celebration


Join Paula Naponse Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishinawbek – artist, cook and co-owner of Beandigen Café in Ottawa in our kitchens and create together some delicious Indigenous dishes. Learn about the important stories and roots of the ingredients and community meal. From Bannock and Three Sister Soup to Wild Rice Salad, you will be preparing a full traditional seasonal meal.