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.

Online Dessert Course

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$39.99

Get new on demand video lessons once a week for four weeks. 
Ages 12+

Up your baking game and master: pastry, choux pastry, custard, lemon curd, cake, classic French buttercream and Swiss Meringue and cookies. You'll receive weekly online lessons with video tutorials, recipes and substitutions delivered to your inbox and have opportunity to communicate by text and email with your instructor. 

Click here to get started.  

 

Online Indian Cooking Course

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$39.99

Get new on demand video once a week for four weeks. 
Ages 12+

Four week Indian Cooking Course will cover Butter Chicken, Saag Paneer, Samosas, Daal, Malai Kofta and Aloo Gobi and Naan. Every Friday you'll get the recipes, shopping list, substitution guide and video tutorials delivered to your inbox. Unlimited email/text access to your instructor to ask questions.

Click here to get started. 

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.

Private Online Cooking Classes

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$75

Dates/times available when you register

Cook in th comfort of your own home! 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 Class

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 a specific as you can, I want you to make the most of your private lesson.

Semi-Private Online Cooking Classes

Couples
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$125

Dates/times available when you register

Get private one-on-one instruction from the comfort of your home. You'll get your recipes and shopping list ahead of time as well as detailed instructions for substitutions. 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 a specific as you can, I want you to make the most of your private lesson.

Private Group Online Cooking Class

Couples
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$175

Dates/times available when you register

Gather up to 10 people and have a group cooking party. You have two hours and you decide exactly how you want to spend them in the comfort of your own home. We can cook a specific meal or dessert, appetizers or cocktails. Be a specific as you can, I 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. 

 

$100

June 5

9 am - 4 pm

Summer Camps

Half Days 9 am - 12:30 pm 

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Junior Chefs

We'll start the day with a healthy snack and then prepare tacos, guacamole and salsa and make cupcakes to take home. 

Ages 6-10
Monday, August 10, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
$65.00 (HST included)

Ages 6-10
Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
$65.00 (HST included)

Ages 6-10
Wednesday, August 12, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
$65.00 (HST included)

Ages 6-10
Thursday, August 13, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
$65.00 (HST included)

Ages 6-10
Friday, August 14, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 
$65.00 (HST included)

Summer Camps

Full Days 9 am - 4 pm 

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Little Chefs

Ages 4-8
Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10
$565.00 (HST included)

Geared to kids ages 4-8. 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.

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Tween Cooking

Ages 9-13
Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17
625.00 (HST included)

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. 

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Virtual Baking Camp

Ages 10+
Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$225.00 (HST included)

Ages 10 and up

Learn to bake pastry, cookies, cake, pies and buttercream in the comfort of your own home. Campers will get the recipes, shopping list an substitution list before the camp starts. After the class, campers can contact the instructors to ask questions. Parental supervision is required.
Monday: Pastry and Tarts
Tuesday: Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Wednesday: Mousse
Thursday: Cake or Cupcakes and Frosting
Friday: Pavlova

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Little Chefs

Ages 4-8
Monday, July 27 - Friday July 31
565.00 (HST included)

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.

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Junior Chefs

Ages 8-12
Monday, August 4 - Friday August 7
500.00 (HST included)

Geared to kids ages 8-12. 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 head to the park in the morning and the afternoon to get air and to sanitize the space. Before and after care is available upon request.

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Virtual Cooking Camp

Ages 10 +
Monday, August 10 - August 14
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
$225.00 (HST included)

Virtual Cooking Camp Ages 10+

Learn to cook, modify and improvise in the comfort of you own home. Parental supervision is required.
Monday: Classic Mac and Cheese and fruit muffins
Tuesday: Flank or Skirt Steak Tacos, stewed black beans and guacamole and fruit salad with lime whip cream
Wednesday: Grilled Haloumi, Rice, apples and caramel sauce
Thursday: Pasta with homemade pesto, Caprese Salad and Mousse
Friday: Pizza, Caesar Salad and Chocolate Chip Cokies

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Teen Cooking Camp

Ages 13+
Monday, August 31 - Friday, September 4
625.(HST included)

Emphasis on independence. This full day cooking camp covers meals, snacks, bread, appetizers, lunches and desserts. We'll cover shopping, budgeting, meal prep, pacing, re-using left overs and cooking your own tastes and interests. All meals and snacks are included. 

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.

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.

Cacio e Pepe Live Lesson

Ages 10 and up

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$9.99

Thursday, June 4, 4:30 pm 

Delicious, salty, grillable Haloumi Cheese is your perfect summer weather meal. We'll cook delicious seasoned rice and Ontario fresh Asparagus.

Strawberry Shortcake Live Lesson

Ages 10 and up. 

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$9.99

Saturday May 30, 1:00 pm 

Classic summer weather deserves a classic summer dessert. Learn to make light and flaky shortcakes topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. 

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. 

$900

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.