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, JULY 05              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

SOLD OUT

 
LOVE AND LEMONS

Explore seasonal and impromptu cooking with all-new delicious vegetarian recipes.

This dinner will be inspired by the delicious new cookbook from the creator of award-winning blog, Love and Lemons. Focusing on the wonderful seasonal ingredients available at the market, expect vibrant & fresh dishes both on your plate & in this book!



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

1 SPOT LEFT

 
THE CHEF NEXT DOOR
   

Improve your confidence and add joy to your home cooking with this beautiful, practical, full-color cookbook filled with information, techniques, and more than 100 recipes from the Food Network favorite and critically acclaimed chef of New York’s Empire Diner restaurant.


To become a well versed cook, one must be willing to learn the basics. Jonathan will set the groundwork for you to become a confident and creative home cook. Learn how to make classic sauces, simple dressings and build your way to more “scary” recipes.


TUESDAY, JULY 26   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $125 with Cookbook Included

 
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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25              
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

 
FLORENTINE

Florentine is a dedication to the beauty of Florence and its classically earthy and rustic cuisine, replete with seventy traditional Florentine recipes and evocative location photography. Florentine is a collection of delicious recipes and stunning photographs from Tuscany’s capital.


Be transported to the streets of Florence in a night inspired by this cities unchanged, rich culinary history. Food does not have to be complicated, it must be well sourced and treated with love. Come join us on this evening dedicated to Florence!


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 03   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available


 
QUICK AND EASY SPANISH

Quick and Easy Spanish Recipes presents 100 recipes, each of which can be made in 30 minutes or less. 

This book culls the quickest and easiest recipes for an updated collection geared toward busy home cooks.


Whether your a novice or expert, learn how to transform your quick weekday meals into Spanish inspired feasts! Jonathan will showcase the classic Spanish dishes that you can impress your own guests with on your Spanish themed nights at home.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 9   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $118 with Cookbook Included


3 SPOTS LEFT

 
À LA GRECQUE

Simple, fresh, and full of flavor, this is Greek food at its best. For À La Grecque, Pam Talimanidis has gathered both traditional and modern Greek recipes that showcase the simplicity and flavors of the cuisine.

Learn the importance of fresh ingredients and the art of simplicity in a class that is perfect for the season. You will leave inspired and eager to visit your local farmers market! 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $114 with Cookbook Included

1 SPOT LEFT

 
HEMSLEY GOOD & SIMPLE

Good + Simple has recipes that are so tasty you’ll forget that they’re designed with nourishment in mind. 

With 140 vibrant photographs, tips on transforming leftovers, stocking your fridge and freezer, meals on the run, advice on mindful eating, and a one-week body reset plan, as well as two weekly meal plans, Good + Simple is the perfect book for any home cook who loves food and wants to eat well every day. 


Jonathan will be revolutionizing how you will eat on this evening. He will show you how to enjoy real food to feel happier and more excited about cooking. So much so, that you may just go home and cook to the weeee hours of the night!


THURSDAY, AUGUST 11   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

 
FOREST FEAST

Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. The natural beauty of her surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for The Forest Feast, based on her popular blog. 

Most of the book’s 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning.


Gleeson is known for her stunning photography and vibrant dishes. In this class, learn to not only to make your food delicious, but beautiful as well! You will realize that food can also easily be considered art.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $125 with Cookbook Included

 
 
MODERN WAY TO COOK OF THE DAY

From the author of the brilliant A Modern Way to Eat, a new collection of delicious, healthy, inspiring vegetarian recipes – that are so quick to make they’re achievable on any night of the week. In this brilliant new collection of recipes, Anna Jones makes clean, nourishing, vegetable-centred food realistic on any night of the week. Many more of us are interested in eating healthier food on a regular basis but sometimes, when we’re home late, tired after work, and don’t have time to buy lots of ingredients, it can just seem too complicated.


Learn how to make quick, no fuss dinners in minutes. Jonathan will show you that your pantry is most likely already chalked full of ingredients to create delicious meals for the family!


TUESDAY, AUGUST 16   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

3 SPOTS LEFT

 

NEW 2016 SUMMER CLASSES

JULY 2016

MIDDLE EASTERN VEGETARIAN

Nourishing recipes so flavourful and satisfying they are suitable for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!

Jonathan will be cooking vegetarian dishes from this fresh and approachable collection of traditional Middle Eastern recipes, by Salma Hage. Her book simplifies this fast becoming popular cuisine with easily achievable recipes, many with vegan and gluten-free options.


MONDAY, JULY 18   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $130 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
MASTER OF THE GRILL

Part field guide to grilling and barbecuing and part cookbook, Master of the Grill features a wide variety of kitchen-tested recipes for meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, pizza, and more. These are the recipes everyone should know how to make.

After this class you will be itching for your next summer bbq with friends. Discover something new to throw on the grill, learn a new technique and gain confidence behind the grill.


TUESDAY, JULY 19  
6:30 pm                        
$95 or $123 with Cookbook Included

1 SPOT LEFT

 

AUGUST 2016

TOKYO CULT RECIPES

Enjoy the best Japanese food at home with more than 100 dishes from the gastronomic megacity, including favorites such as miso, sushi, rice, and sweets.

While you may  think Japanese cuisine is much too difficult to be recreated at home, Jonathan will showcase the classic techniques from Tokyo Cult Recipes to prove any home cook is more than capable! You will leave with confidence to recreate this beautiful cuisine.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 23   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $125 with Cookbook Included

1 SPOT LEFT

 
SIROCCO

Journey to the Middle East and Mediterranean with alluring recipes from the newest book by Sabrina Ghayour, ‘the golden girl of Persian Cookery’.

This evening will be drawing inspiration from the recipes in her highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling debut cookbook, Persiana. Watch how simple pantry staples and striking flavor combinations can transform everyday dishes.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
JAMIE’S FOOD TUBE BBQ

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube presents The BBQ Book, a collection of 50 incredible recipes that'll change the way you barbecue, from Food Tube's own DJ BBQ.

DJ BBQ is as entertaining as he is at cooking! Join us for a night of creative and innovative barbecue. Jonathan will channel his inner DJ BBQ to curate an evening full of grilling, but through a new and exciting lens!


THURSDAY, JULY 07   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $108 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
big flAVOUR GRILL

The Big-Flavour Grill welcomes you to everything that is sensational (and sensationally simple) about grilling.


Jonathan will showcase techniques and lend tips that will turn any beginner into a pro on the grill! Be prepared for a night full of sear, char and of course meat!


TUESDAY, JULY 12   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $119 with Cookbook Included

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

A collection of the best and most delicious recipes from the streets of Vietnam. Stepping onto the streets of Vietnam is like entering a big, bustling kitchen—everywhere, something is being rolled, boiled, steamed, or fried.

Save the hassle of traveling to Vietnam, learn the secrets of Vietnamese street food right here in Montreal! Discover unique ingredients and expand your palate, this is a class for the foodie in all of us!


TUESDAY, AUGUST 02   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $114 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

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
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

SOLD OUT waiting list available

 
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

 
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

SOLD OUT waiting list available


 
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


SOLD OUT waiting list available


 
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

 

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