NOURISH COOKING SCHOOL & COOKING CLASSES
Nourish Café & Cooking School offers fun interactive cooking classes in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. We are located in Point Grey 3742 W.10th Ave. just west of Alma St.
Public Cooking Classes (Open to all)
The cooking school runs public classes multiple times weekly that individuals, couples or small groups can register for on our website. It’s perfect if you are looking to improve your skills in the kitchen while having a fun experience.
Some classes have options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
It’s a great opportunity to:
- Come and meet new people
- Have a memorable date night
- Enjoy the experience with some good friends
- Best experience gift for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary, or wedding present, client gift, employee of the month, etc.
- For gift cards click here
We also offer private classes (click each for more information)
GEORGIA STRAIGHT GOLDEN PLATE AWARD WINNER 2017!
With absolute gratitude our team was blown away when it was announced we won second place for the prestigious reader voted Golden Plate Award for Best Place for Casual Cooking Class in our rookie year (2017). Thank you readers!
Nourish has THE best cooking classes in Vancouver. You don't just learn to cook well, you also learn to eat well. From the focus on organic ingredients to the warm, welcoming feel, you will enjoy every second of each class. And I can say "each", because I think I've taken most if not all of them! Best of all, I use the recipes and techniques in my day-to-day cooking. Also, we've taken many of them as a family (we have an 11 year old). A great way to introduce new cuisine and techniques to your older kids.
Sandra Harris - Multiple Cooking classes - Jul 2017
What a treat and inspiration for your cooking! With the Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Middle Eastern classes completed, I'm excited to join the Vietnamese class coming up. But this time, my son of 12 will join me after he attended the kids cooking camp this summer, which he loved. The friendly Nourish team has a breadth of culinary experience rooted in their family histories with the result that cooking classes are infused with personal stories and become a doorway into food culture. I highly recommend these classes for anyone looking for new ideas and skills to bring into their cooking adventures.
Malcolm Steinberg - Multiple Cooking Classes - Jul 2017
Attended two classes here and both times were very informative and fun. I recommend checking them out if you like learning. Great for work events, team building through cooking class. A great way to bring employees together in a learning environment.
Alicia M - Multiple Cooking Classes - Nov 2016
Nourish Cafe & Cooking School has become my favourite place for food on Vancouver's west side. Its the kind of place I sometimes discover when travelling, and wish it was back home. and now it is! The food is excellent - VERY health oriented, and very good. Well run by professional people. The atmosphere is totally enjoyable - modern, light, interesting, casual, friendly, good wi-fi, comfortable seating, large windows, clean, good service, reasonably priced. I enjoyed lunches there so much, I tried their cooking classes - most of them by now, and enjoyed every one. met new people; learned some skill; and enjoyed dinner. I have no reservation in recommending this place.
Michael Hartwick - Multiple Cooking Classes - July 2017
I took a cooking class with a friend at Nourish Cafe. Great atmosphere, learned a lot and instructors were helpful, knowledgeable and fun!!
Nolan Richards - Cooking Class - March 2017
Had a great time at the ottolenghi effect cooking class at nourish! Would highly recommend it for anyone. Food was delicious!
Rebecca - Fallow Goods Ltd. - Cooking Class - March 2017
Amazing, I will be back!
Jessie Campbell - lululemon - Cooking Class - April 2017
Hugh and I had a great time! Well done. We know what we're cooking for Mother’s day.
Troy Ferguson - Ramen Revolution Japanese Cooking Class - President & CEO of The Redrock Group
We did a cooking class here once. The food was really good - fresh, organic - and Dan (our teacher) was hilarious. Great idea for a date night or girls night out.
Teeshalin Morgan - Contemporary Chinese Cooking Class - Aug 2016
Great course (French), very friendly teacher with a lot of knowledge.
Stuart Rolland - French Cooking Class - Feb 2017
Love this beautiful space. I had a great time attending a cooking class, and loved the kitchen space so much that I rented it out for a photo shoot. Dan and his team are top notch. Highly recommend Nourish!
B McG - Cooking Class - Space Rental - Aug 2016
COOKING CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
BON APPÉTIT FRENCH - LET YOUR INNER JULIA CHILD SHINE
Learn to layer favours and master French cooking techniques in our beautiful kitchen while snacking on freshly baked bread and homemade butter. Bon appétit! (Pescatarian friendly)
- Homemade flakey mushroom tart with caramelized onion and a bistro-style vinaigrette salad
- Decadent bouillabaisse with fresh seasonal fish, potatoes and tomatoes
- Still-warm fresh baked bread and homemade butter, and rustic tarte aux pommes for dessert!
THE OTTOLENGHI EFFECT - INSPIRED BY THE MIDDLE EAST, EMBRACED BY THE WEST Introduce yourself to the rich flavours of spices like cumin, coriander, and ingredients like preserved lemons while creating recipes adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi best-selling cookbooks using local and seasonal produce. (Vegetarian & Vegan options available)
- Hearty kale, spice roasted butternut squash and millet entree salad with tahini vinaigrette
- Ottolenghi plate - Roasted spiced lemony cauliflower, garlic roasted chicken with preserved lemon, homemade hummus (you’ll never buy store-bought again!), pickled red cabbage, tart and bright garlicky yogurt
- Crispy olive oil crackers
OTTOLENGHI 2.0 - COOKING UP A MIDDLE EASTERN FEAST
The perfectly delicious “unfried” falafel. A lighter, baked version of this Middle Eastern gem served with flavourful, herb & spice cous cous. Still-warm, garlic butter flatbread with grilled chicken. Completed with a made-from-scratch Harissa Paste. Loaded with fresh, seasonal vegetables and quick-pickled red cabbage. (Vegetarian options available)
- Falafel cous cous plate
- Chicken shawarma flatbread
HEARTY, RUSTIC, ITALIAN - UNREFINED AND SIMPLE, WARM AND INVITING
It’s not about being fancy, it’s all about ingredients. Smell and taste the aromas of fresh herbs and quality olive oil, and create a beautiful Italian dinner from start to nish. Expect floured hands and fun foodlore, as you indulge yourself in the warmth of Italian comfort. (Vegetarian)
- Fluffy potato gnocchi-making from scratch with zesty pesto made like Nona does and pangrattato - life changing…
- Traditional Neapolitan-style thin crust pizza dough. Two rustic pizzas: margherita and pizza bianca with aromatic roasted garlic and fresh greens
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE - A FRESH TAKE ON AN ANCIENT CUISINE
Colourful, balanced, and health-conscious; probably not the words you think of when you think Chinese food. This class shines a new light on Chinese flavours and spices, as Nourish Vancouver owner, Dan Cheung, speaks to how he rediscovered the cuisine he grew up with. (Vegetarian & Vegan options available)
- Spicy chili handmade wontons
- Steamed bao (buns) with roasted chicken and/or shiitake mushrooms, essential chinese BBQ sauce, quick pickles
- Rich and nutty Dan Dan Mian (noodles)
VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD - A FRESH AND FUN APPROACH TO VIETNAMESE CUISINE BEYOND PHO
Freshly-baked baguette sandwiches with a savoury zucchini & pork meatball, fresh veggies, quick pickles, aromatic vegan herb and garlic aioli. Marinated grilled chicken in a veggie-filled bowl with refreshing “bun” rice vermicelli noodles. Topped with fresh herbs and roasted almonds.
- Savoury pork and zucchini meatball banh mi sandwich
- Zestful lemon grilled chicken rice vermicelli bowl
RAMEN REVOLUTION - THE RAMEN-GYOZA COMBO IS UNDENIABLY A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Though sushi, tempura and teriyaki are staples of the Western Japanese restaurant, Japanese home cooking, called Katei Ryori, is comfort cuisine influenced by flavours from around the world. Learn about the foundational flavours that shape Japanese recipes, while getting a glimpse into “Japanified” global flavours made in humble kitchens across Japan.
- Miso ramen noodles with marinated egg
- Salmon onigiri (rice balls), seasonal gomae, handmade vegetable gyoza and pickled vegetables
HAND-PAINTED MACARONS - PERFECT THE MERINGUE, CREATE YOUR MASTERPIECE
Local pastry artist, baker and blogger, Claire Livia Lassam, takes you on a journey through Pierre Hermé’s (a.k.a. “the Picasso of Pastry”) macaron recipe. From the delicate textures to the elegant taste, learn the tricks of making the perfect macaron. This class includes a delicious Nourish salad to enjoy at the beginning of class, and ends with tasting your own macarons for dessert.
- French macaron shells
- Tart lemon curd filling, creamy chocolate ganache and swiss meringue buttercream filling
LIFE OF PIE & BISCUIT MAKING - IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BUTTERY, FLAKEY HOMEMADE CRUST, AND THE HEARTY SEASONAL FRUIT FILLING
There’s no dessert more comforting and hearty than the homemade baked pie. Learn the art of the buttery, flakey pie crust, and how to make a seasonal fruity filling from local pastry artist, baker and blogger, Claire Livia Lassam. Nourish soup will be served with your biscuits and Silk Road Tea to enjoy with your slice of pie.
- The perfect pie crust with seasonal fruit filling
- Buttery biscuits
We’re growing our team
If you love being in the kitchen, teaching and engaging a group, are a curious learner of the sustainable food movement, then we're looking for you to join our team.>> Cooking School Instructor