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

Private group classes for eight to ten guests start at $110 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.

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.

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

we will do our best to accommodate you

Scheduled Cooking Classes

Private Cooking classes

OUR COOKING CLASSES

photo: PHAIDON

SEPTEMBER 2017

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, SEPTEMBER 05             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

PEACE AND PARSNIPS (VEGAN)

Plant-based recipes from a fun-loving, world-wandering chef you’ll want to follow everywhere! Chef Lee Watson was once, in his own words, “the mightiest nose-to-tail carnivore of them all.” But then he went completely vegan.

Join Jonathan as he cooks up a mouthwatering and hearty dinner inspired by Lee’s mouthwatering recipes—all meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free that are brimming with goodness!



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 01   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

STILL HAVE SOME SPOTS LEFT

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.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

GREEN KITCHEN AT HOME (VEGETARIAN)

Written by bestselling bloggers, this book and class is filled with vibrant vegetarian recipes that are simple enough to make during your busy week! Wholesome & tasty recipes that everyone, including meat-eaters, will love.


In this fun class you’ll learn about key ingredients to have on hand to make any dinner tastier and healthier. You’ll also find tricks to easily sneak in some extra veggies or make a healthy version of something decadent! Don’t let anyone say vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes can’t be inspiring!



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

FIRST MESS COOKBOOK

(VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE)

Seasonal, plant-based, and beautifully prepared healthy recipes ideal for all home cooks that want to be dairy or gluten free!


This debut cookbook from award winning blogger, Laura Wright is the inspiration behind this special class. Discover new dishes that help demonstrate that plant-based wellness is both easily accessible and delicious to make at home. Expect an evening with lots of fresh produce prepared in a no-fuss and healthy way!



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $123 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

OCTOBER 2017

PERSIANA

Journey to the Middle East and Mediterranean with alluring recipes by British-Iranian cook, Sabrina Ghayour, ‘the golden girl of Persian Cookery’!


This evening will be drawing inspiration from the recipes in one of our favorite books, Persiana. Watch how simple pantry staples and striking flavor combinations can transform everyday dishes. These recipes are written to be easy to cook from, and serve as a guide. Perfect for cooks who like to cook with their instincts and use recipes as a guide.



MONDAY, OCTOBER 02   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

ON VEGETABLES

This new cookbook elevates vegetarian cooking, using creative methods and ingredient combinations to highlight the textures, flavours, and varieties of seasonal produce and including basic recipes for the larder!

From Jeremy Fox, one of America's most talked-about chefs, this new cookbook is an exciting look into vegetable-based cuisine with global appeal! Jonathan will be using some of our local, fresh and seasonal vegetables to create a dinner that will impress both the vegetarians and meat eaters sitting at the table!


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 03   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $143 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

BURMA SUPERSTAR

Mouthwatering recipes that celebrate the vivid flavors of Burmese cooking. Never has it been so achievable for home cooks!


Get a taste of the addictively savory and spiced food of Myanmar in this amazing class! With influences from neighboring India and China, as well as Thailand and Laos, Burmese food is a unique blend of flavors, and this class will undoubtedly give you a taste of both the traditional classic dishes as well as the more contemporary twists. Streamlined for home cooks of all experience levels, and without the need for special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients, this book and evening is not to be missed!



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

TREE OF LIFE

Explore the refined flavors and seductive aromas of the Turkish table with simple recipes that are easy to follow!


This is Turkish food for the home cook (with lots of drink recipes for the thirsty cook!). If you love the flavours of the Mediterranean, this is an evening for you! From Flatbreads & dips to fresh vibrant salads and flavorful meats, discover how you can re-create some traditional and authentic recipes at home with readily available ingredients. Don’t miss out on this class inspired by a beautiful book that looks at the delicious food culture & history of Turkey.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

STILL HAVE SOME SPOTS LEFT!

VIBRANT INDIA

Experience bold complex flavours paired with light and fresh nutritious food in this South Indian vegetarian class!


Inspired by Agrawal Chitra’s new cookbook, Jonathan will be cooking up some recipes that will give you a taste of the vibrant cuisine of Bangalore in South India. Ideal for the home cook, with many vegan and gluten free ideas to inspire your next family dinner, this is a class not to be missed!



MONDAY, OCTOBER 16   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

KING SOLOMONS TABLE

From Israel to Italy to India and beyond, Joan Nathan’s new book brings us recipes that let us explore Jewish cooking from different periods of history and different regions.


Whether you are new to Jewish cooking or not, this class will be a fascinating evening full of both traditional style recipes and some contemporary twists on the classics. Sit back and relax as Jonathan shows you how you can bring something delectable and new to the table for your next gathering!



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 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.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

KNIFE SKILLS 2

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

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes deboning knife

Bring 2 whole raw chicken and your chef’s knife from Knife Skill’s I

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT

STREET FOOD ASIA

Luke is the 'Street Food King', spending his spare time away from his busy food school exploring the streets of Jakarta, Bangkok, Saigon and Kuala Lumpur discovering interesting, diverse and complex varieties of street food and secret eateries. From small restaurants to roaming street food carts, Luke’s Street Food Asia will explore, indulge and tell a food story that needs to be seen and tasted!


Take a fascinating behind the scenes look at the wonderful street food scene of Asia and taste the flavours from colourful countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. Jonathan will demonstrate how you can easily bring some South East Asian culture into your own home in this fresh & taste bud tingling class!



MONDAY, OCTOBER 30   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $146 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

1 SPOT LEFT!

PALESTINE ON A PLATE

There has been a huge surge of interest in Middle Eastern food in recent years but very few cookery books that focus on the food of Palestine. This cookbook showcases the wide-ranging, vibrant and truly delicious dishes of this country and introduces the reader to traditional Palestinian methods, cooking styles and flavours!


Discover the authentic flavours of Palestine in this class with Jonathan, where you’ll taste recipes inspired by the home cooks of the middle east! Experience an evening filled with exciting flavours & dishes, that are fresh, less fatty, less fussy and less time-consuming and that you can easily prepare at home!



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $132 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT

NOVEMBER 2017

101 ASIAN DISHES

Celebrity chef, Asian cooking expert and TV personality Jet Tila has compiled the best-of-the-best 101 Eastern recipes that every home cook needs to try before they die!


Filled with authentic yet unique dishes, Jonathan will be drawing inspiration from this popular new cookbook that will show you how simple it can be to make Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese & Korean style food at home! With simplified techniques, weeknight-friendly cook times and lots of ingredients commonly found in most grocery stores today, you’ll have no excuse not to make an Asian inspired dinner for your friends and family. Not to be missed!



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 06   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $120 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SPANISH MADE SIMPLE

Real Spanish home cooking, with deep flavours, vibrant colour, and minimal ingredients!


With recipes from various regions of Spain & the Med, this evening will give you fresh new ideas for your quick midweek suppers, weekend lunches, full-on evening gatherings, and of course some tapas! Inspired by this new & easy cookbook by Spanish celebrity chef, Omar Allibhoy (who used to work at ferran adria’s El Bulli!), Jonathan will show you how to easily experience the taste & culture of Spain in your own home!



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 08   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $123 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

5 SPOTS LEFT

HOT THAI KITCHEN

A definitive Thai cookbook from chef & popular YouTube star, Pailin. Discover foolproof and easy-to-follow instructions to make your next Thai supper!


Jonathan will be showing you how simple it can be to create mouthwatering and flavor packed Thai dishes in your own kitchen, inspired by recipes from this much-anticipated cookbook. Go home with a better understanding of the key ingredients, flavours, equipment, and techniques necessary to master authentic Thai cooking and some must-make recipes to inspire you in your Thai cooking journey.



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $120 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

1 SPOT LEFT

VIJ’s INDIAN

Healthy Indian home cooking. A beautiful new collection of beloved Indian recipes that are cooked at Vikram Vij’s restaurants and that are regularly cooked at home!


Jonathan will be cooking up a four course Indian meal that’s packed with healthy, delicious vegetarian food, as well as some meat curries. Taking inspiration from original and inspiring recipes, this class will no doubt be flavor filled and perfect for both new and experienced home cooks. Learn how to take curry night to the next level!



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SAFFRON TALES

Persian cooking made simple, yet still jam packed with flavour! Experience a dinner that celebrates the people of Iran, and the food from their home kitchens.


One of our favourite books at the store, this book & class is a great choice for those wanting to bring a taste of Persia to the table! You’ll see how simple it can be to cook at home, with lots of fresh ingredients and family pleasing dishes. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try this popular class!



TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

LAND OF FISH AND RICE

Food to put the heart at ease… with delicacy and balance. Celebrate one of China’s most fascinating culinary regions in this class that looks at the cuisine near Shanghai & the Lower Yangtze in China.


Chef & writer Fuchsia Dunlop has done more to explain real Chinese cooking to non-Chinese cooks than anyone and in this class we’ll be discovering even more delicious & authentic recipes from her newest book! With chef Jonathan you’ll get a taste of both the classic dishes of the region as well as the delicate, pure and light foods that can be easily made again at home



MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

STILL SOME SPACE AVAILABLE!

DINNER

Each recipe in Dinner is meant to be dinner—one fantastic dish that is so satisfying and flavor-forward it can stand alone—or be paired with a simple salad or fresh bread on the side. This is what Melissa Clark means by changing the game.


Melissa Clark, a New York Times bestselling author and one of the most beloved food writers of our generation, has written a comprehensive and practical cookbook that reflects the way she cooks at home for her family and on those rare nights when she’s alone. Expect an amazing meal, inspired by this book’s inherently simple recipes, that will help turn you into a better and more confident cook!



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 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, DECEMBER 07             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT

JAMIE’S 5 INGREDIENTS

Discover how to make meals super simple. Cooking doesn't have to be complicated - that's why Jamie's 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food is sure to become your new best friend in the kitchen!


It's all about making the journey to good food very, very simple with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week. Jonathan will be using just five key ingredients for every dish, showing how you can get a meal together fast yet still be able to deliver a lot of flavour. Taking inspiration from Jamie Oliver's new and easiest-to-use book yet, this class is the perfect gift for busy people!


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

DECEMBER 2017

NEW FALL 2017 CLASS SCHEDULE


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