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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NEW 2017 SUMMER CLASSES!

AUGUST 2017

PLEASE BE SURE TO NOTIFY US UPON REGISTRATION OF ANY FOOD ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL FOOD AVERSIONS

           we will do our best to accommodate you.

Project Smoke

The sun is shining, so let’s get ready to grill! If you want to impress your family and friends with your bbq & smoke grilling skills, this class is a must!


Smoke is the soul of barbecue, the alchemy that happens when burning wood infuses its magical flavors into food. In this special class, Jonathan will show you how to better infuse delicious smoky bbq flavours for the next time you start up your grill this summer! Inspired by Steve Raichlen’s book, your evening will have your mouth watering at every glance!


THURSDAY, July 06   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $123 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

KNIFE SKILLS I

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 04             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

THE BBQ COMPANION

Jam packed with international inspiration and flavors, this class is inspired by one of our favourite barbecue cookbooks!


If you need more ideas and want to improve your grilling game, this class will show you how to add more of a global spin to your dishes the next time you start up the BBQ! From juicy meats to succulent vegetables, discover how to spice-crust marinade and dress your ingredients to make your barbecues the best in the neighbourhood!


TUESDAY, July 11   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SIX SEASONS

Celebrate flavors at their seasonal peak! This class and book will inspire you to try more vegetables from the farmers’ market with simple but fascinating flavor-filled recipes!


Learn how to best use vegetables throughout their growing seasons in this class with Jonathan. Inspired by the brilliant new Six Seasons cookbook, you’ll discover how to prepare and cook some of this summer’s delicious fresh ingredients! A perfect class for any of you omnivores wanting to eat more vegetables! NOTE: This class is not vegetarian.


THURSDAY, July 13   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

JOON: Persian cooking made simple

Discover the amazing flavours of Persia! Be inspired to make some flavour packed, yet simple recipes so you can easily whip them up at home!


Persia is a culinary paradise, so why not experience a taste of this exciting region on this evening with Jonathan?! From delicious side dishes, with cooling, yogurt-based salads and tasty dips, to more sustaining platters scattered with whole grains, beans and vibrant fresh herbs; if you enjoy recipes by Ottolenghi, Sabrina Ghayour or Naomi Duguid, this class is for you!



TUESDAY, July 18   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

VEGAN

Get inspired to cook from this class based on the new definitive and most comprehensive cookbook of traditional and authentic home cooking vegan dishes!


With hundreds of vegan recipes from 150 countries and cuisines around the world, Jonathan will show you how to bring vegan home cooking to new levels of deliciousness. In this class you'll learn about the culinary diversity of vegan cuisine, with plenty of straightforward instructions but maximum flavor impact! An ideal class for those wanting to eat less dairy and meat, or wanting to know how to create satisfying vegan meals at home.



THURSDAY, July 20   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $138 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

FROM THE GARDEN TO GRILL

Backyard barbecues aren’t only for burgers and hotdogs! Whether you’re dedicated to a lifetime of healthy-living or just love bringing that freshly grilled char to seasonal veggies, this is the cookbook & class for you!


Discover new made-from-scratch sauces and seasonings, to help bring your garden to your grill. Inspired by this excellent easy-to-follow book, Jonathan will be getting the BBQ ready to show you how to turn your farmer’s market haul into a flavourful grilling feast! NOTE: This class is not vegetarian.


TUESDAY, July 25   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $117 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

BanGKOK

Thai cuisine is more popular today than ever, so why not learn how to cook it at home?!


Inspired by this new cookbook from one of the most respected authorities on Thai cooking, you’ll be taken on a flavor journey to Bangkok’s delicious culinary scene in this special class. Capturing the true spirit of the city, from heirloom family dishes to restaurant classics to everyday street eats to modern cosmopolitan fare expect a dinner full of beautiful dishes that will have you wanting to book a vacation to South East Asia!



WEDNESDAY, July 26   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

IN MY KITCHEN

Perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions, this book and class will delight longtime fans and newcomers to Madison--and anyone who loves fresh, flavorful cooking.


For this evening Jonathan will be creating a 4 course dinner based on this new collection of modern vegetarian recipes from the most beloved authority in vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison! As one of the most trusted voices in food, expect an evening full of dishes using key vegetable ingredients that are enhanced to achieve delicious, nuanced flavor, with simplified preparations.



TUESDAY, August 01   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $124 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

FROM VENICE TO ISTANBUL

Experience a memorable Mediterranean feast! Journeying from the heart of Greece to the Black Sea coast; from Croatian and Albanian flavours to the spices and aromas of Turkey and beyond -- the cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean is a vibrant melting pot brimming with character!


The well established British chef, Rick Stein is the inspiration for this class that will be filled with spectacular recipes from Venice to Istanbul. Who wouldn’t want to join Jonathan on this evening packed with fresh & flavourful mezze style dishes this summer! Not to be missed!


WEDNESDAY, August 2   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

Nopalito

Embrace the true spirit, roots, and flavors of regional Mexican cooking in this class inspired by a gorgeous new cookbook from restaurant Nopalito.


Food straight from the sea and the land, discover how simple ingredients are transformed into bright and flavor-packed dishes! A gateway to Mexico by way of California, this class with Jonathan will have you wanting to read, savour, and cook fresh Latin flavours every night this summer!



TUESDAY, August 08   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

EAT DELICIOUS

A perfect fit for lovers of Jamie Oliver and Smitten Kitchen, this class is based on the hugely popular Canadian Instagrammer, Dennis Prescott’s delicious new book!


Expect an evening of comfort food from around the globe that can be prepared by any home cook, no matter what their skill level. With so many mouthwatering recipes, you’ll be drooling over the tasty dishes and photos in this fun class and cookbook!


THURSDAY, August 10   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $116 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

LET’S COOK JAPANESE

Turn your idea of difficult Japanese cooking on its head! People love Japanese food but think they have to go to a restaurant to get it, however it’s something everyone can cook, easily and deliciously, at home!


If you think it’s too hard to cook Japanese food at home, this is definitely the class for you! Jonathan will show you how simple it is to make real Japanese food that is delicious, based on the recipes from this easy-to-follow & refreshing cookbook from Amy Kaneko. Lots of home-style Japanese cooking, more than just onigiri, sushi and udon, that is not too difficult to prepare and sure to make your family's tummies satisfied.. even if they’re picky eaters!




TUESDAY, August 15   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $117 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SUPER FOOD FAMILY CLASSICS

Freshen up your family favourites and expand your recipe repertoire with new nutritious, tasty meals. Make your weekly menu something to shout about!


Taking inspiration from Jamie Oliver’s bestselling cookbook, learn how to sneak in extra veg and enjoy a no-fuss, no-arguments or make-ahead family dinner! Jonathan will be cooking a 4 course dinner with ingredients you know the family already loves but in new, exciting ways to help you have new ideas when you’re next in the kitchen! An ideal class if you're looking for fresh ideas and an easy way to make healthy eating a part of everyday family life.


WEDNESDAY, August 16   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $120 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

KNIFE SKILLS I

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 24             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SICILY

Get ready to feast on the dishes from one of Italy's most loved destinations and be seduced by the flavors at the heart of the Mediterranean!


Thanks to its rich history, Sicilian food has Italian as well as Greek, Spanish, French, and Arab influences. On this evening you’ll get a taste of Italian street food with Jonathan as he cooks up a delicious feast in front of you! Taking inspiration from the Caldesi’s gorgeous cookbook, why wouldn’t you want a taste of this culinary experience?!



WEDNESDAY, August 23   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

ON VEGETABLES

(VEGETARIAN)

Known for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America's most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at the Los Angeles restaurant, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen.


In this class you’ll be shown a very approachable way to cooking vegetables and experience elevated vegetarian recipes, using creative methods and ingredient combinations to highlight the textures, flavours, and varieties of seasonal produce and including basic recipes for the larder.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $138 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan


SOLD OUT

BOB’S BURGERS

Now fans can get the ultimate Bob’s Burgers experience at home with seventy-five straight from the show but actually edible Burgers of the Day, in seventy-five original, practical recipes.


To some this class is essentially a fabulous burger class for the saviest and not so saviest of burger lovers. At the same time hungry fans of Bob’s Burgers get their best chance to eat one of Bob Belcher’s beloved specialty Burgers of the Day. This evening is a great opportunity to eat some great burgers and get you firing up your bar b q in these summer months. Why not use Bob as a great excuse to enjoy a great burger tonight!

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 8   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $106 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan


4 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

BIG FLAVOR GRILL

Move your grilling into the twenty-first century! Don’t waste your time marinating. Instead, spend your time building big, bold, vibrant flavors with almost no effort. 

Grilling masters Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby have replaced time-consuming brines, marinades, and basting sauces with quick and powerful pre-rubs and intense post-grilling flavor boosters to slap on your favorite meat, poultry, fish, seafood, and vegetables hot off the grill.


In this class, Jonathan will show you that with a streamlined approach, you’re only three quick steps from a fantastic grilled dinner! Get ready to have your taste bud bursting with the bold flavors of spices and condiments from around the world.

 

TUESDAY, June 20   
6:30 pm               
$90 or $119 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan


SOLD OUT waiting list available

KNIFE SKILLS I

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, June 22             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

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