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: 4-8

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$475

November 6 - December 18

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: 9-15

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$475

November 7 - December 19

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: Students with Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Ages: 18 +

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$475

November 7 - December 18

Thursdays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ages 16 + 

The emphasis is on independence! We are thrilled to be offering programs tailored to young adults with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and those with Mild Intellectual Disability. Each class starts with a healthy snack and we'll prepare a full meal. We will cover the nutritional benefits of different foods, discuss planning and pacing a meal and students will head home with samples. This is a hands-on cooking class. We'll cover knife skills, food safety, and put a premium on cooking dishes we love. As always we can accommodate gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian diets, food sensitivies and allergies. 

 

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$340

November 8 - December 19

Fridays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ages 16 + 

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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$275

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

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. 

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$100

November 15

9 am - 4 pm
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$100

December 6

9 am - 4 pm
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$100

January 17

9 am - 4 pm
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$100

February 14

9 am - 4 pm
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$100

June 5

9 am - 4 pm

Winter Break Camps

Ages: 4 and Up

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$100

December 23

9 am - 4 pm

Do you or your kids need a holiday from the holidays? We have full-day cooking camps open to kids 4 and up. We'll make morning snack, a full lunch and afternoon snack. We'll plan the menus and walk in the neighborhood to get our groceries. All meals included. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. HST included in price. (Ages 4 and up.)

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$100

December 27

9 am - 4 pm
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$100

December 30

9 am - 4 pm
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$100

January 2

9 am - 4 pm
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$100

January 3

9 am - 4 pm

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.

Date Night: A Holiday Primer For Appetizers and Cocktails

Ages: 19+

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$130

November 29

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Did you know, couples that go on dates once a month are 30% more likely to stay together? Time to book that babysitter! Learn to make and sample savory and sweet appetizers and cocktails and sample sturdy wines to take you through the holidays. Sample of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options.

Little Chefs Cooking Workshop

Ages: 4-8

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$40

November 9

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

Have Littles who want to cook? In this workshop we'll cover the basics: we'll make soup, biscuits and muffins all the while learning knife skills, kitchen hygiene and what are the foundations of a healthy meal.

Cooking Workshop

Ages: 9-14

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$60

November 16

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Ready to get your tweens cooking dinner? In this two hour workshop we'll make stir fry and pot stickers. Vegan and Vegetarian options available.  

My Vegan Feast

Ages: 19+

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$75

November 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Did you know that a plant-based diet is the single most effective way to reduce our carbon footprint? The holidays are coming and  we are celebrating with exceptional delicious vegan recipes. Enjoy vegan pate and fresh baked bread, savoury mushroom pie, roasted cauliflower with blistered tomatoes and pine nuts, appetizers and chocolates. Enjoy a glass of wine and learn some great new recipes.

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 Hour Party

$725

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.