We are pleased to offer customized cooking demonstrations and tastings just for your group.

Private group classes for eight to ten guests start at $99 per guest and Jonathan will work with you to create the perfect menu for your evening.


Classes & Events are Non-Refundable.

If you are unable to attend a class, a minimum five days notice prior to the class date is required to be eligible for a store credit for a one-time only rebooking. We are unable to issue a store credit for cancellations with less than five days notice.


A 50% deposit is required once a date for your evening is confirmed for a private class. The balance is due five days prior to your event. With a minimum five days notice, a store credit, to be used towards another class or book purchase, will be provided. We are unable to issue a store credit for cancellations with less than five days notice.

In addition to our extensive cookbook collection, Appetite for Books offers cooking demonstrations and tastings to groups at all levels of culinary skill. With a professionally equipped kitchen, Appetite for Books is the only cookbook store of its kind in Montreal!


Led by Chef Jonathan, we invite you into the kitchen to explore the various styles of cuisine and culinary techniques. There will be plenty to eat, so be sure to bring your appetite!


To register for a class, you may register in person, at the store or by telephone. Please call us at 514-369-2002.


Full payment must accompany your class registration. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.


We offer a 10% discount on books purchased during our classes.

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KNIFE SKILLS

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

TUESDAY, APRIL 05              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife


SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
PHEONIX CLAWS AND JADE TREES

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees offers a unique introduction to Chinese home cooking, demystifying it by focusing on its basic cooking methods.

This dinner will no doubt have you wanting to cook & stir fry delicious Chinese food when you get back home!


TUESDAY, APRIL 12   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

2 SPOTS LEFT

 
50
GREAT CURRIES of india   

This book is the ultimate celebration of the authentic Indian curry, encompassing both the classic and the unusual dishes from across India.



With insightful information on spices, herbs, and chilies, and what exactly a curry is, this class will undoubtedly excite your tastebuds and add alot more choices in your cooking repertoire.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $105 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
KNIFE SKILLS

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

MONDAY, MAY 09              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
LUCKY RICE

Danielle Chang brings night markets, grand feasts, and dumpling-making sessions to America's biggest cities and in her new book, she feeds our obsession for innovative Asian cuisine through 100 recipes inspired by a range of cultures. 

In this class, you’ll see comfort foods marry ancient Asian traditions with simple techniques and fresh flavors! This is a class favorite, not to be missed!


TUESDAY, MAY 10   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $115 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
vegetarian india

No one knows Indian food like Madhur Jaffrey. For more than forty years, the “godmother of Indian cooking”  has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland. 



On this evening you will savour the delectable, healthful, vegetable- and grain-based foods enjoyed around the Indian subcontinent. Throughout the evening you will be collecting flavours from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. This class will have you yearning to cook Indian for a long time.


THURSDAY MAY 12   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
HONEY & CO

After falling in love through their shared passion for food, the authors launched Honey & Co., one of London's hottest new restaurants, in 2012.







Expect a delectable menu on this evening! We will be serving up some exquisite dishes based on the exotic and modern Middle East recipes from this book!


MONDAY, MAY 16   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $121 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
SAVEUR ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD

A not to miss dinner for those of you that love Italian food! Recipes will be based on this new book from the editors of America’s favorite culinary magazine. With classic and brand new recipes, this cookbook presents the flavors, ingredients and techniques you need for Italian comfort food.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
A MODERN WAY TO EAT

From the author of the brilliant A Modern Way to Cook, Anna Jones brings us a refreshing collection of delicious, healthy, inspiring vegetarian recipes. 




On this evening learn practical and inspiring and nourishing vegetable-centred dishes perfect for any night of the week and any finicky eater.



TUESDAY, MAY 24   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $130 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
 
SPROUTED KITCHEN

Sara Forte is a food-loving, wellness-craving veggie enthusiast who relishes in cooking wholesome meals.




This class celebrates the simple beauty of seasonal foods with unique recipes. You will witness how we can take advantage of fresh produce, whole grains, lean proteins, and natural sweeteners—with vivid flavors and seasonal simplicity at the forefront.


TUESDAY, JUNE 07   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $114 with Cookbook Included

 
quick and easy Italian recipes

This is the latest title in Phaidon's bestselling Silver Spoon series presenting over 100 recipes all of which can be cooked in 30 minutes or less.




Easy recipes in under 30 minutes? Need we say more! This class is aimed for Italian food lovers and home cooks of all levels.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 08   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $118 with Cookbook Included

 
BARBECUE BIBLE, SAUCES, RUBS and MARINADES

This cookbook is in-depth celebration of those cornerstones on which unforgettable live-fire flavors are built.

Here are fiery spice mixtures for massaging into food, sensuous bastes to be brushed on like lacquer, killer marinades, sugary glazes, tangy mops from award-winning barbecue teams, and dozens of sauces.

Our favorite barbecue class is back again this year. The Barbecue! Bible is a must have book for all grillers. We will start the summer off with an in depth look at barbecue basics. Sauces, rubs, marinades, grilling, barbecue, and RIBS! Come hungry.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $110 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
MALLMAN ON FIRE

The passionate master of the Argentine grill takes us grilling in magical places with this cookbook. At every stop along the way there is something delicious to eat and a lesson to be learned about slowing down and enjoying the process, not just the result.

Jonathan is very excited to cook from this book. Francis Mallman is a superstar griller in Argentina. The recipes and techniques that stem from this cookbook will blow your senses. The taste, the smell and the appearance of your grilled meal tonight will have you inspired and rushing to fire up your own grill at home.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $143 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
KNIFE SKILLS

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
VEGETABLE OF THE DAY

In this illuminating book, you’ll find a different vegetable dish for every day of the year. Rustic and elegant, simple and complex, classic and contemporary, these 365 recipes will inspire you to put seasonal vegetables on every menu!

A perfect class for spring when all our lovely vegetables are waking up from the cold!


THURSDAY, MAY 19   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
BROAD FORK

In The Broad Fork, Hugh narrates the four seasons of produce, inspired by the most-asked question at the market: "What the hell do I do with kohlrabi?" And so here are 50 ingredients--from kohlrabi to carrots, beets to Brussels sprouts--demystified or reintroduced to us through 200 recipes: three quick hits to get us excited and one more elaborate dish.


This is one of the stores favorite books to cook from. We are very excited that with the summer vegetables in full swing, we can take advantage of what the market offers and create some wonderful dishes in this class. We guarantee you will be looking at vegetables differently after this evening!


TUESDAY, JUNE 14   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

 

NEW 2016 SPRING CLASSES

APRIL 2016

GUEST CHEF MARC-ANDRÉ LECLERC

Guest Chef Marc-Andre from Restaurant Grumman ’78 will be creating a flavor packed dinner from this comprehensive bible of authentic Mexican home cooking! Written by a living culinary legend, Mexico: The Cookbook features an unprecedented 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and of Mexican cuisine.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 06  
6:30 pm           
$95 or $140 with Cookbook Included


SOLD OUT waiting list available

GUEST CHEF DRÉ with a taste of the philippines

Guest Chef Dré from Restaurant JUNIOR will be bringing the Philippines to Montreal in this ‘not to be missed’ dinner!;

On this evening he’ll be inspired by this sensational collection of traditional and exotic recipes that capture the essence of delicious filipino cuisine.

MONDAY, APRIL 11  
6:30 pm           
$95 or $112 with Cookbook Included


SOLD OUT waiting list available

MORITO

Another stunningly designed cookbook from the team behind Casa Moro and Moro: The Cookbook—here the focus is on tapas. Morito has been serving delicious and innovative tapas and mezze for several years, and now you can taste & learn how to make it at home!

Join us in an evening of stunning flavors and deeper understanding of putting together an exciting tapas meal. A great way to kick off the Spring with a fun meal you can recreate over and over again at home with family and friends.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
NOPI

Yet another cookbook that is preceding the famed cookbooks JERUSALEM, OTTOLENGHI, PLENTY and PLENTY MORE cookbooks. Nopi is a gorgeous cookbook from acclaimed London restaurant Nopi, by powerhouse author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. 

This book and class will be full of big & bold flavours that take you from the Middle East to the Far East.

An evening certainly not to be missed!


MONDAY, APRIL 18  
6:30 pm                        
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 

MAY 2016

A YEAR OF GOOD EATING; kitchen diaries III

A completely fresh take on seasonal cooking. Another year of eating with Nigel Slater, a third in his very popular series of volumes.


A very simple and seasonal class with full flavour and comforting meals. Nigel Slater is a leading food writer and chef who emphasizes on no fuss cooking. You will leave the class confident and relaxed in your next cooking adventure at home and with a whole new repertoire of seasonal, easy-to-do dishes.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
MAANGCHI’S REAL KOREAN

It’s a comprehensive wide-angled view of Korean cooking, from the simplest recipes to the most advanced. Beginners can pick this cookbook up and make something right away, and hardcore Korean cooks will find plenty of recipes they’ve never tried.

On this evening you won’t go wrong with any of the dishes that will be selected to prepare. They will be simple and delicious enough to wow your guests with on a special Korean night at home!


THURSDAY, MAY 26   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

1 SPOT LEFT

 
KNIFE SKILLS

The first thing any chef needs to know is how to correctly use the most important tool in the kitchen. In this fully hands-on class, learn how to hold and use a kitchen knife like a true Chef. Learning these skills will definitely shave time off your cooking. And come with an appetite because we'll be cooking with all the ingredients we're cutting.

MONDAY, MAY 30              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
NOPI

Yet another cookbook that is preceding the famed cookbooks JERUSALEM, OTTOLENGHI, PLENTY and PLENTY MORE cookbooks. Nopi is a gorgeous cookbook from acclaimed London restaurant Nopi, by powerhouse author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully. 

This book and class will be full of big & bold flavours that take you from the Middle East to the Far East.

An evening certainly not to be missed!


TUESDAY, MAY 31  
6:30 pm                        
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 

JUNE 2016

ZAHAV

Chef Michael Solomonov has been turning heads with his cuisine since he opened his restaurant, Zahav in 2008. 

The book showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe.

On this evening we will show you how to cook this exceptional cuisine adapting to local and seasonal ingredients. Expect an evening full of Zahav’s popular, delicious mezze-like dishes with interpretations of modern Israeli cuisine.


MONDAY, JUNE 06    
6:30 pm                          
$90 or $127 with Cookbook Included


2 SPOTS LEFT

 
GJELINA

This standout cookbook features 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious recipes from Gjelina, Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant. Gjelina is the cookbook for the way we want to cook and eat now.


Join us for this class of colourful vegetable centric dishes that’ll tease your taste buds for the rest of the evening. After this class you’ll be transporting your next dinner guests at home to West Coast California feasting!

TUESDAY, JUNE 21   
6:30 pm                      
$90 or $129 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available