Classes

All our classes are small and hands-on

Dickie’s Cooking School has one goal: to get you to love your own cooking. Our classes are small and hands-on. We work on our own, in pairs and in groups. You’ll learn how to make bread, pastry, stock and how to roast.

Lessons can accommodate, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free and lactose-free options. There are nuts on the premises, but they are all kept in lidded glass jars and will never be used if someone has an allergy. If you have a sensitivity or allergy, let us know and we'll be sure to prepare for it.

We offer classes and workshops for ages 4 and up and they are grouped in 8 and 9 week blocks — following the natural breaks in the school year.

Want something more specific, tailored to your needs? You can arrange for private, semi-private or private classes.

What To Expect

Expect to eat. All classes start with a snack (usually fresh baked bread, tea and coffee and some fruit). The classes move at a steady pace and combine instructional and hands on learning. You will always go home with samples (unless you eat everything there). Full-day PA Day Camps and Summer camps provide all the snacks, drinks and a full meal at lunch.

Come wearing comfortable, supportive closed-toe shoes and dress in casual comfortable clothing.

Upcoming Classes

Little Chefs

Ages: 4-7
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$285

 April 6-May 25

Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kids learn basic knife and kitchen skills in a fun, relaxed kitchen. Classes are hands-on with an emphasis on healthy and balanced eating. Children will work independently, in pairs and in a groups to prepare something delicious to eat every class.

Love Your Cooking (II)

Ages: 8-12 TWEENS

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$475

April 4 - May 23

Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Exciting introduction to cooking and baking fundamentals. We'll make 8 fun and easy meals to bring home and share. Expect to sample pasta, soups and bread. We'll cover pastry, muffins, cookies and cakes.  We’ll explore international cooking and students will have the opportunity to choose their own recipes. They'll learn the basics of kitchen safety and hygiene too. Every class starts with a healthy snack. We accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Love Your Cooking (III)

Ages: 14-17 TEENS

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$475

April 4 - May 23

Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Emphasis on independence! We’ll cover the basics of meal planning: prep, pacing, budgeting and students will get a chance to choose a recipe to prepare plus take the lead on planning. We will create individual and family-style meals and can accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Sunday Bake Off!

Ages: 10 and up!

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$250 one student
$325 one adult + one child (at least 8 years old)
$375 one adult + two kids (at least 8 years old)

April 14 -May 5

Sundays, 11:30 am - 2 pm 

This is a Family Friendly Baking Class. Kids (10 and up can come on their own) or take the class with an adult. You'll be served a light lunch and refreshments.  Each week we'll bake a different item and you can take it home in your own dessert box. Very profesh!  

Vanilla or Chocolate Cake and Buttercream frosting
Pastry and Pie
Custard and Cream Puffs
Macarons

Private Cooking Classes

Individual
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$150

Dates/times available when you register
You have two hours and you decide exactly how you want to spend them. We can cook a specific meal or dessert, appetizers or cocktails. Be as specific as you can, we want you to make the most of your private lesson.

Semi-Private Cooking Classes

Couples
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$200

Dates/times available when you register
You have two hours and you decide exactly how you want to spend them. We can cook a specific meal or dessert, appetizers or cocktails. Be as specific as you can, we want you to make the most of your private lesson.

Camps

PA Days & Day Camps

Camps can accommodate, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free and lactose-free options. There are nuts on the premises, but they are all kept in lidded glass jars and will never be used if someone has an allergy. If you have a sensitivity or allergy, let us know and we'll be sure to prepare for it.

What To Expect

Expect to eat. Full-day PA Day Camps and Summer camps provide all the snacks, drinks and a full meal at lunch.

Come wearing comfortable, supportive closed-toe shoes and dress in casual comfortable clothing.

PA Day Camps

Ages: 5 and Up

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$100

June 7

9 am - 4 pm

During this all day camp, we'll decide as a group what we'll make for lunch, dessert and snack. We’ll go over possible recipes and make shopping lists and then hit local green grocers, butcher shops and the neighborhood supermarket. Morning and afternoon snacks and full lunch provided. Weather permitting, we'll go to the local park in the afternoon. This is a hands-on cooking class and kids will each have an opportunity to cook and prepare food. Work Shop runs from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. HST included in price. (ages 6 and up.) Before and after care is available upon request. 

Summer Camp

Ages: 9 +

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$500 5-day week $400/4-day week

9 am - 4 pm

During this all day camp, students will go over recipes, plan menus and we will shop and budget for our food. We will hit local supermarkets and China Town East and farmer's markets. We'll go over the basics of a complete meal, cover how to plan and time a meal and discuss how to modify for sensitivities and allergies. Morning and afternoon snack and lunch provided. 

July 2 - July 5

Price: $400 plus HST ($52.00)

Little Chefs. Kids ages 5 - 8

We'll prepare and cook morning and afternoon snacks and develop cooking skills making lunch and desserts each day. We'll practice cutting skills, go over food safety, learn about healthy eating and choices. Each day we'll go for a walk in the neighborhood to get groceries from local neighborhood shops. In the afternoon, we'll visit a local park to get some air. Before and after care available on request. 

July 8 - July 12

Price: $500 plus HST ($65.00)

Teen Baking Camps. Ages 12-15

Every day we'll prepare a morning and afternoon snack, shop for ingredients for lunch and bake something new each day. We'll cover the fundamentals of baking: pastry, choux pastry, cakes, pies, buttercream, meringue and custard and ice cream.  No previous baking or cooking experience required. 

July 15 - July 19

Price: $500 plus HST ($65.00)

Tween Cooking Ages 9-13

During this all day camp, students will go over recipes, plan menus and we will shop and budget for our food. We will hit local supermarkets and China Town East and farmer's markets. We'll go over the basics of a complete meal, cover how to plan and time a meal and discuss how to modify for sensitivities and allergies. 

July 22 - July 26

Price: $500 plus HST ($65.00)

Tweens Baking Camp Ages 9-13

Every day we'll prepare a morning and afternoon snack, shop for ingredients for lunch and bake something new each day. We'll cover the fundamentals of baking: pastry, choux pastry, cakes, pies, buttercream, meringue and custard and ice cream.  No previous baking or cooking experience required.

August 6 - August 9 

Price: $400 plus HST ($52.00)

Little Chefs. Kids ages 5 - 8

We'll prepare and cook morning and afternoon snacks and develop cooking skills making lunch and desserts each day. We'll practice cutting skills, go over food safety, learn about healthy eating and choices. Each day we'll go for a walk in the neighborhood to get groceries from local neighborhood shops. In the afternoon, we'll visit a local park to get some air. Before and after care available on request. 

August 26 - August 30

Price: $500 plus HST ($65.00)

Teen Cooking Camps. Ages 12-15

Emphasis on independence! We'll cover the basics of meal planning: prep, pacing and budgeting and students will get a chance to choose a recipe to prepare and take the lead on planning. We will create individual and family-style meals and can accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free options.

 
 

Workshops

All our workshops are small and hands-on

Workshops can accommodate, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free and lactose-free options. There are nuts on the premises, but they are all kept in lidded glass jars and will never be used if someone has an allergy. If you have a sensitivity or allergy, let us know and we'll be sure to prepare for it.

Want something more specific, tailored to your needs? You can arrange for private, semi-private or private classes.

What To Expect

Expect to eat. All workshops start with a snack (usually fresh baked bread, tea and coffee and some fruit). You will always go home with samples (unless you eat everything there). All workshops include a light lunch.

Come wearing comfortable, supportive closed-toe shoes and dress in casual comfortable clothing.

Pasta! Pasta! Pasta!

Ages: 19+

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$65

Wednesday, March 20

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Make homemade pasta and cook 2 different pasta dishes. Have dinner and go home with extras and the recipes. Includes a glass of wine.

Ages 19+

Make Your Own Easter Chocolates

Ages: 10+

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$75

Saturday, April 20

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

Make your own Easter Chocolates! Fill them with buttercream, replicate the Cadbury Easter egg and fill them with marshmallows. Students will learn how to use (and calibrate) a candy thermometer and melt chocolate. Fresh baked bread and veggies and fruit and dip. Ages 10 and up. 

Date Night: Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!

Ages: 19+

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$120 (per couple)

Friday, April 26

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 

Did you know, couples that go on dates once a month are 30% more likely to stay together? Time to book that babysitter!  Menu includes beef, lentil, jackfruit and shrimp tacos, fresh guacamole and salsa, stewed black beans and pineapple-cilantro salad. Dessert is lemon meringue pie. 

Includes cocktail and wine with dinner.

Cooking Parties

Kids Birthday Parties & Adult Parties

Parties can accommodate, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free and lactose-free options. Be sure to mention dietary restrictions.

Kids Birthday Parties

Love your kids, but hate hosting their parties? You’re not alone. So, why don’t you let us do it?

We can plan the menu and accommodate any dietary restrictions or sensitivities. A standard party is 2-3 hours long. We’ll start with a light snack and then get down to cooking. What we cook will depend on the age of the kids and how comfortable they are in the kitchen.

This will be followed with a light lunch and the kids go home with their very own homemade loot bags. Easy peasy.

What if you aren’t a kid? No worries, rent my space for an adult private party. We can plan the menu down to the last detail.

2-Hour Party

$275

Up to 10 guests: Includes snacks, iced tea or lemonade and we make lunch or decorate cakes with icing and fondant.
3-Hour Party

$375

Up to 10 guests: Includes snacks, iced tea or lemonade and light lunch AND decorate cakes with icing and fondant.
VIP Party

$475

Up to 10 guests. Guests get a complete meal (their choice) and light snacks and refreshments are on hand (you can choose from a selection of bread, dips, and cheese). Wine or cocktails for parents who stick around. We’ll have a cooking demo and a cooking activity.

Adult Parties

You call the shots! What do you want to make? Or, maybe you want to make nothing and leave all the cooking to us. Customize a private party with up to 10 guests. Guests get a complete meal plus, appetizers and a cocktail or a glass of wine and dessert. Additional alcohol can be purchased.

We'll take care of Everything. You can hand pick your menu, drinks and dessert and we'll take care of the details right down to your playlist.

Relax. We've got this.

2.5-Hour Party

$475

Team Building

Gather your crew to create a three course meal together. Cooking is the perfect activity to collaborate, improvise and accommodate. We will host your event, help you plan your menu, outline the menus and assemble all the ingredients and tools. In the end, you'll enjoy  a three course meal and top it off with a glass of wine or a cocktail. (You can purchase more if you like!) 

Up to 10 people

Need to accommodate more people or more time? Tell us what you want to do and we'll start planning.  

3 Hour Party

$800

Kitchen & Space Rentals

Kitchen available for food preparation

Dickie's Cooking School is available for rental for food preparation.

We do not offer storage.

  • Rates in the day are $35 per hour plus HST
  • Evening rates $30 per hour plus HST

Contact us for reservations or more details.