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PRIVATE LARGE PARTIES & TEAM BUILDING (Up to 40 people)

Corporate Team Building in Vancouver, BC (Fun-filled and interactive)

Nourish Café & Cooking School is located at 3742 W.10th Ave just west of Alma St. in Vancouver, BC.

Looking for a team building idea...look no further!

Log out of emails and exchange your phones for face time in the kitchen. Cooking and eating together is a great opportunity for your team to connect on a personal level, and they'll return to the office with new stories and creative energy to share. 

Great for team building or celebrations (i.e. someone on the team is retiring or moving on), choose from our pre-designed classes for a fun and interactive culinary experience. 

Our classes are a mix of interactive hands on action as well as partial demonstration from the instructors.

Let the team at Nourish Café & Cooking School host your next corporate team builder. Download the Private Party Form. (Link)

Cooking Class Options (for groups of 20 or less)

In Nourish cooking classes we are committed to using organic ingredients and sourcing locally when available. Full cooking class descriptions and menus on the next page. 

  • Bon Appétit French - Let you inner Julia Child shine!
  • The Ottolenghi Effect - Inspired by the Middle East, embraced by the West
  • Ottolenghi 2.0 - Cooking up a Middle Eastern feast
  • Rustic Italian - Unrefined and simple, warm and inviting
  • Contemporary Chinese - A fresh take on an ancient cuisine
  • Vietnamese Street Food - A fresh and fun approach to Vietnamese cuisine beyond pho
  • Ramen Revolution - The Ramen-Gyoza combo is undeniably a match made in heaven
  • Hand-Painted Macarons - Perfect the meringue, create your masterpiece
  • Life of Pie & Biscuit Making - It’s all about the buttery, flakey, homemade crust and the hearty seasonal fruit filling

  • Cooking Class Times

    Daytime Cooking Classes

    Private cooking classes are available during the day, and range from 1 to 2.5 hours. These classes are designed for groups of 20 or less. For groups larger than 20 people, please see our Private Large Party and Teambuilding Package below

    Daytime Cooking Class (1 - 1.5 Hour)

    • Class may begin between 10:30am and 2:30pm 
    • Starting from $375

    Daytime Cooking Class (2.5 Hour)

    • Class may begin between 10:30am and 1:30pm
    • Starting from $695

    Evening Cooking Classes

    Evening cooking classes range from 2.5 to 3 hours. These classes are designed for groups of 20 or less. For groups larger than 20 people, please see our Private Large Party and Teambuilding Package below

    Evening Cooking Class (2.5 - 3 Hour)

    • Class may begin between 4:30pm and 6:00pm
    • Starting from $775

    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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    Private Large Party Team building Package (for groups 21-40)

    We can accommodate up to 40 people for an interactive cooking experience. The entire space will be transformed into a culinary playground for your team, rotating through multiple cooking stations, each led by an engaging chef instructor.

    Choose from either our Rustic Italian or Taste of Asia theme, or mix-and-match stations from each.

     

     Rustic Italian Stations
    • Neapolitan-style Pizza
    • Pesto Potato Gnocchi
    • Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Bruschetta
    • Spinach-Ricotta Stuffed Conchiglie

    Taste of Asia Stations

    • Pan-fried Vegetable Gyoza
    • Vietnamese Summer Rolls
    • Spicy Chicken Wontons
    • Vegetable Sushi Cones and Gomae

     

    Group Rates

    Rates below are per person. Each station can host a maximum of 10 people. Prices range from $85/person - $95/person

    For full details & registration, download Private Large Parties & Teambuilding Package 

    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 after only being open for less than one year. Thank you readers!

    Testimonials

    I had gone here for a work function, we had planned to do a Italian cooking class with our whole office. It was a really fun afternoon, our teacher was Dan and he was great! Taught us so many tips on how to make the food at home and got us all laughing together with the ice breakers. Was such a good time.

    Amber Birch, WestPoint Naturals - Team Builder, July 2017

    Thank you to both for a great afternoon of learning, cooking, and laughs. It's often difficult to plan for a group of people of varying ages, interests and tastes but I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the food, and your banter. So thankful that I found you through google.  Will keep you in mind for future events. Thanks for the delicious recipes!  I'll be sure to pass them onto the team. 

    Allison Lau, TD Relationship Manager - Team Builder - June 2017

    Our team had a great time at a Nourish cooking class. Not only did we learn the delicious recipes we cooked (and LOVED eating the end result), we were also taught transferable kitchen skills. Dan and Alicia, who were our instructors, were so friendly, personable and funny. We would highly recommend this experience for any group or individual - it couldn't be better!

    Amanda Isaak, lululemon - Team Builder - April 2017

    Our group participated in a private cooking class and we all had an amazing time! Dan and Alicia were friendly, approachable, and taught us some great new skills. The food was fantastic and the class was a great way to spend time together doing something fun. I would highly recommend Nourish!

    Caitlin Spelliscy, Pacific Coastal Airlines - Team Builder - April 2017

    Had an amazing night with my team from the office cooking rustic Italian! It was such a blast! Dan was super accommodating for our group! The food was amazing and Claire ams Alicia were great instructors!! So much fun! 

    Sheena Graham, Watertrax - Team Builder - March 2017

    We had so much fun last night! I just wanted to say that Lisa and Alicia were amazing facilitators and they rolled with our crazy musical crowd like pros all the while cooking and teaching! I learned a lot! I’ll forever massage my kale going forward. : ) Hope you get chance to see the video footage…such a great night. I’ll be sure to post some details of our event on our Facebook Page and tag you guys to spread the word about how awesome Nourish is. 

    Katherine Deane, Westside Music Together - Team Builder - Jan 2017

    The space at Nourish is so charming! We rented the space for a couple of photo shoots because it has the warmth of a home kitchen - the perfect setting. They were wonderfully accommodating and it was hard not to stop eating all of the treats! We also had a private cooking lesson for a Christmas get-together and we learnt so much that we still use everyday at home - how to make your own butter and homemade bread. I can't live without the Bangkok Noodle Salad.

    Elizabeth Vegh - Arithmetic Creative - Company Christmas Party - Dec 2016

    On behalf of our Customer Success and Data Management team at Visier, thank you so much for the lovely afternoon. Alicia, Kevin, and Claire and of course you (Lisa) put on such a fun and engaging cooking class for us.  The organization and the detail you all put into our event was second to none. You have set a high bar for any upcoming team building activities we do!  

    The team made comments all afternoon about how they learned something new whether it was about food or each other = Team Building success!  

    Racquel Reda, Visier - Team Builder - Nov 2016

     

     

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