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.

Classes

Little Chefs

Ages: 5-8

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$225

 May 29 - June 19

Wednesdays 4 pm - 6 pm 

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.

Classes

Little Chefs

Ages: 5-8

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$475

 September 11 - October 30

Wednesdays 4 pm - 6 pm 

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: 9-13

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$225

May 30 - June 20

Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Exciting introduction to cooking and baking fundamentals. We'll make 4 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 (II)

Ages: 9-13

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$475

September 12 - October 31

Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Exciting introduction to cooking and baking fundamentals. We'll make 4 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: 9-13

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$475

September 12 - October 31

Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

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.

Private Cooking Classes

Individual
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$175

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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$250

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

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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 13-17

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 26 - August 30

Price: $500 plus HST ($65.00)

Teen Cooking Camps. Ages 13-17

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.

Meal Prep: Moms and Babies

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$65

Monday, 27

11 am - 1 pm

Are you tired of scrambling every night to figure out what's for dinner? Then come to our awesome meal prep class! Bring two big Tupperware containers and we'll have you prepped with ingredients to make lunches and dinners throughout the week. Can accommodate gluten free, vegan and vegetarian. We have stroller parking, high chairs and COFFEE!

You'll get the recipes,  fresh bread, and fruit to keep you humming while you prep.

Menu: Quinoa, Roasted Vegetables, Sheet Chicken, Veggie Burgers and LOADS of add- ons for salads. 

Meal Prep: Moms and Babies

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$65

Wednesday, June 12

11 am - 1 pm

Tired of scrambling every night for dinner? Then come to our awesome meal prep class! Bring two big Tupperware containers and we'll have you prepped with ingredients to make lunches and dinners throughout the week. Can accommodate gluten free, vegan and vegetarian. We have stroller parking, high chairs and COFFEE!

You'll get the recipes,  fresh bread, and fruit to keep you humming while you prep.

Menu: Pasta Bar, Nicoise Salad, dill and lentil soup

Summer Cocktails and Wine

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$65

Wednesday, June 19

7 pm - 9 pm 

You've gotta squeeze all the fun you can out of these warm months. Come to this fun workshop to sample some great summer wines and cocktails. There will be fresh baked bread and plenty of appetizers on hand. 

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.

Private 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

3 Hour Party -- 3 Course Dinner

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. 

$800

3 Hour Party -- Baking Competition

 

How about a little friendly competition a la Nailed It?  Divide your group into teams and bake and decorate a cake. Use fondant, icing, glazes and sprinkles. Before it wraps you'll enjoy meal of your choice and  appetizers and a glass of wine or cocktail  (You can purchase more if you like!) 

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

$1,000

 

 

Kitchen & Space Rentals

Kitchen available for food preparation

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

We do not offer storage.

  • 1/2 day (4 hours) $150
  • Full Day (8 hours) $250

Contact us for reservations or more details.