A Theme for Each Month

Recreational hands-on classes (5 hours long) are offered nearly every Saturday from mid-January until the end of November (in December we are open for private and company classes). In 2017 you can also choose a Food & Wine Weekend in spring, summer and fall or a five-day Monday to Friday Culinary Vacations in July or August. 

2017

Click on a month to see the course offerings or scroll down to browse all dates. Our Cancellation Policy is at the bottom of the page.
January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November 

Culinary Vacations
July 2017/ August 2017

2017 Food & Wine Weekends
Spring / Summer / Fall

We really enjoyed how you led the class, the helpful tips and the way the classroom was set up. It was great to have all of our own tools to use and to eat all of the food we cooked ourselves. We’ve already made the mint salad and it was a hit with our friends!
— Norah M., Kitchener

2017 Classes

January-chicken-stew

Winter Warm Up
When Niagara hosts its annual Icewine Festival, chances are it will be cold outside. You can stay warm in the kitchen however and cook up a wonderful winter-themed meal as we kick off the New Year.
Cost is $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One day Hands-on Class – January 14, 21, 2017 from 10 am - 3 pm and January 28 from 4 - 9 pm.
**JANUARY CLASSES SOLD OUT**

Feb-2017-class-fish

Heart to Heart
Healthy and romantic don't have to be contradictory terms. February is officially "Heart Month" and includes Valentine's celebrations, so we've created a delicious, heart-healthy menu that just might spark romance.
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class offered February 4, 11, 18, 2017
from 10 am - 3 pm and February 25 from 4 - 9 pm
**FEBRUARY 25 NOW SOLD OUT**

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March Break
The daffodil is the official flower of March and its bright yellow colour is one of the first signs of spring. That means it's time for an upbeat take on cooking, and our delicious three-course meal will bring your taste buds to life!
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.  
One-day Hands-on Class offered March 4, 11, 18, 2017
from 10 am - 3 pm and March 25 from 4 - 9 pm

Asparagus-tart

Book Club Get Togethers
There are two approaches to book club menus, those inspired by the book being discussed, and those designed to please the eaters. Deliciously, simple recipes win hands-down. Add wine and let the conversation flow!
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class offered April 1, 8, 15, 2017
from 10 am - 3 pm and April 23 from 4 - 9 pm


Wine & beef appetizer

2-Day Spring Food & Wine Weekend
Enjoy two days of hands-on cooking classes and wine education. Experience a sensory wine tasting Saturday afternoon, followed by tasting from barrels and tanks. Next, cook a three-course dinner paired with wine and enjoyed in the company of the Strewn Wine Sommelier or Winemaker.

Sunday starts bright and early with coffee and pastries, then it's into the kitchen to cook a two-course spring brunch served with wine.              
Cost: $775 for two people, $425 for one person
Two-day Hands-on Class runs April 29 & 30 2017
Saturday
2 - 9 pm, Sunday 9 am to 1:30 pm   


May-2017-pea-soup

The Garden Awakens
Early herbs, asparagus, peas and rhubarb start to make an appearance in the garden. We'll mix and match seasonal ingredients to create a fresh, delicious three-course meal that will have you singing the praises of nature's bounty.
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class offered May 6, 13, 20 from 10 am to 3 pm and May 27, 2017 from 4 pm to 9 pm

June-2017-zucchini-eggplant salad

Summer Social
The early days of summer bring warmer weather, longer days and social events of all kinds. Our seasonal three-course menu (think strawberries, peas, asparagus and spinach) will fit t he season and be perfect to share with family and friends.
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person. 
One-day Hands-on Class offered June 3, 10 and 17, 2017
from 10 am to 3 pm and June 24 from 4 pm to 9 pm

July-cedar-salmon

Let's Get Sizzling
As temperatures rise, cooking tends to move outdoors. Weather permitting, the BBQs will be put to use for part of the three-course meal. But rain or shine, you will still create a 'sizzling' hot summer menu with fresh, local ingredients.
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class offered July 1, 8, 15, 2017
from 10 am - 3 pm and July 22 from 4 pm - 9 pm


Hands-on cooking class

Five Day Hands-on Culinary Vacation Cooking Program
 

An absolutely wonderful experience combining food, wine and trips to local producers. This Monday-Friday program includes a daily hands-on cooking class each day (where you will prepare a three-course meal), combined with producer and market visits, wine tastings with a Strewn winemaker and lots of tips on food and wine pairing. There is ample free time to explore the region and take in theatre, local history and sightseeing. In July, local seasonal products normally include cherries, blueberries, yellow plums, spinach, green and yellow beans, field greens and tomatoes.  

(Class runs with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants.) Cost: $2,250 for 2 people; $1,275 for 1 person
Five Day Class Runs July 17 to 21, 2017


white wine and meal pairing

2-Day Sumer Food & Wine Weekend Enjoy two days of hands-on cooking classes and wine education. Experience a sensory wine tasting Saturday afternoon followed by tasting from barrels and tanks. Then cook a three-course dinner paired with wine and enjoyed in the company of the Strewn Wine Sommelier or Winemaker. Sunday starts bright and early with coffee and pastries, then it's into the kitchen to cook a two-course summer themed lunch served with wine.   Cost: $775 for two people, $425 for one person
Two-day Hands-on Class runs July 29 & 30, 2017
 Saturday 2 - 9 pm, Sunday  9 am to 1:30 pm  

 


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Farm Fresh Revival
In Niagara we are blessed with an abundance of local produce, which seems to peak in late summer. The three-course menu will highlight what's available from farms and markets in the local area.
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class – August 5, 12, 19,, 2017
from 10 am - 3 pm and August 26 from 4 pm - 9 pm


August 2017 5 Day Culinary Vacation

Five Day Hands-on Culinary Vacation Cooking Program
An absolutely wonderful experience combining food, wine and visits to local producers. This Monday-Friday program includes a daily hands-on cooking class where you will prepare (and enjoy!) a three-course meal, combined with producer and market visits, wine tastings with a winemaker and lots of tips on food and wine pairing.

There is ample free time to explore the region and take in theatre, local history and sightseeing. In August, local seasonal products normally include peaches, nectarines, blueberries, purple plums, broccoli, cauliflower, field greens and tomatoes.

Cost: $2,250 for 2 people; $1,275 for 1 person (Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants.)
Five-day Class – runs August 14 - 18, 2017


September-beet

Sensational September
As we move from summer to fall, it's a special time in wine country. Make the most of September ingredients as we transition to a more robust menu that reflects the season.
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class – September 2, 9, 16, 2017 from 10 am - 3 pm and September 23 from 4 pm - 9 pm


Fall Vintage Food & Wine Weekend

fall weekend class 2017

Two days of hands-on cooking classes during the most exciting time of the winemaking year! Experience a two-hour sensory wine tasting Saturday afternoon. Next, you'll cook a three-course dinner paired with wine and enjoyed in the company of the Strewn Sommelier or Winemaker. Sunday starts bright and early with coffee and pastries then into the kitchen to cook a two-course fall themed lunch served with wine.  

Cost: $775 for two people, $425 for one person
Two-day Hands-on Class – September 30 and October 1, 2017
Saturday 2 - 9 pm, Sunday 9 am to 1:30 pm
 

 


wine-poached-pear

Autumn Getaway
What better time to plan a 'cooking escape' to savour both Niagara's harvest bounty and its autumn beauty. Our menu embraces the brisk, cooler wether with filling, satisfying recipes bursting with flavour.
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class – October 7, 14, 21, 2017
from 10 am - 3 pm and October 28 from 4 pm - 9 pm

chicken in puff pastry

Wine Country Celebration
As classes wrap up for the year, we start to think about the upcoming holidays and the opportunities to entertain. The menu we've developed is perfect to recreate for your dinner guests. Go ahead and do it on more than one occasion. We won't tell. 
Cost: $375 for two people; $225 for one person.
One-day Hands-on Class – November 4, 11, 18, 2017
from 10 am - 3 pm and November 25 4 pm - 9 pm

 

Please note: to accommodate dietary or food issues whenever possible, menus are set after registrations are received. Images for each month's theme are seasonal and typical of recipes made in class but specific dishes shown may not be included in the final menu. 

Please make your booking using our online registration system. When a class is full (8 cooking pairs or 16 participants), the system will block additional registrations. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, have a question or are unable to complete the online booking, email info@winecountrycooking.com, complete the form below or call 905-468-8304 and we will respond within 48 hours.

Cancellation Policy

  • All bookings are considered firm and payment is processed when a booking is made.
  • If you are unable to attend class, you may send a substitute. No refund is given for cancellations.

 

 
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