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

MARCH

ALMONDS, ANCHOVIES, and PANCETTA

A charming vegetable-focused cookbook with sixty recipes that add depth of flavour using three key ingredients: almonds, anchovies, and pancetta.
Celebrated chef and home cook Cal Peternell likes to eat today the way people have been eating forever: with vegetables at the center of the plate, seasoned with a little bit of meat or fish to make a meal savoury and satisfying. Fuel your creativity with this cooking class that will inspire you to incorporate one of these three simple and flexible ingredients into every dish you make!


MONDAY, MARCH 11   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $121 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

PLANTED (VEGAN)

In her first solo cookbook, Chantelle Nicholson shows you how to cook delicious vegan dishes using seasonal and flavoursome plant-based ingredients.

These recipes may look high-end, but they are easy to create in your kitchen and will impress even the most devoted meat- and cheese-lovers. This is a vegan cooking class for everyone, which focuses on quality produce, seasonality and making food that tastes good!


TUESDAY, MARCH 12
$95 or $122 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan


1 SPOT LEFT

A COMmON TABLE

In A Common Table, Cynthia Chen McTernan shares more than 80 Asian-inspired, modern recipes that marry food from her Chinese roots, Southern upbringing, and Korean mother-in-law’s table. This cookbook is filled with playful variations on dishes that are unconventional but still familiar.

On this evening, we will celebrate both the commonalities and the diversity of different cultures, and how this food brings us together around the same table. we will offer a fresh take on Asian cooking, with interwoven culinary influences that are at once surprising, comforting and delicious.


THURSDAY, MARCH 14   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SOUK: FEASTING AT THE MEZZE TABLE

The souk, or marketplace, is the beating heart of Arabic cuisine and culture. Eating mezze is a social event where many warm and cold dishes are presented together, as a meal in itself — a rich culinary tradition that celebrates generosity and gathering around the table.

Inspired by Lebanon, the cultural home of the authors, this cookbook shares classic and contemporary mezze recipes, from fried kibbeh balls and tabouleh, to lesser-known delicacies such as musakahn and rakakat, that are sure to become new favourites. This cooking class promises a cosy evening feast, with plenty of dishes to discover and enjoy.


TUESDAY, MARCH 19  
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

MASALA & MEATBALLS

Asha Shivakumar’s cookbook is packed with bold and approachable dishes that bring together Indian flavours and the American palate, putting a new and delicious twist on old favourites.

This cooking class will expand your palate and boost your cooking experience with surprising and refreshing recipes that are bursting with flavour!


MONDAY, MARCH 25  
6:30 pm               
$95 or $121 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

1 SPOT LEFT

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, MARCH 28             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

jamie cooks italy

Travel to the landscapes of Italy in this cooking class inspired by Jamie Oliver’s latest cookbook.
These recipes are a mix of fast and slow cooking, familiar classics with a Jamie twist, simple everyday dishes and more indulgent labour-of-love choices for weekends and celebrations.


MONDAY, MARCH 18   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Giuseppe

SOLD OUT waiting list available

OTTOLENGHI SIMPLE

In Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook, he presents a collection of delicious, pared-down dishes that are packed with his signature nuanced flavours, but in a way that's accessible for home cooks and weeknight dinners.                                                                                                                                                                                  Cooking simply means something different to everyone. For some it might be making a dish using 10 ingredients or less, spending 30 minutes in the kitchen from start to finish or preparing almost everything ahead of time so that it all comes together when it’s time to eat. Whichever way you like to get dinner on the table, you’ll be inspired by the delightful flavours and unique style of Ottolenghi’s recipes featured in this cooking class.


THURSDAY, MARCH 21 
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT

AT MY TABLE

Nigella Lawson's most relaxed, achievable and delicious recipes to date, for the food she cooks and shares at her kitchen table every day.

At My Table includes ideas to inspire all cooks and eaters, with recipes that are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes--to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients. This cooking class will offer dishes that don’t require special technique, dexterity or expertise and that are sure to become new family favourites. As Nigella says, “Life is complicated; cooking doesn't have to be.”


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27  
6:30 pm               
$95 or $131 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available


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APRIL

DINNER FOR EVERYONE

Mark Bittman is revered for his simple, straightforward, and flexible approach to everyday cooking. In Dinner for Everyone, he shares 100 essential main dishes, with recipes for easy, vegan, and all-out versions of each one, as the mood or occasion requires.

If you’re looking for the answer to life’s ultimate question: What’s for dinner? and are in need of some culinary inspiration, this cooking class is for you. Whether you prefer quick meals for busy weeknights, creative plant-based fare that will please both vegans and non-vegans alike, or impressive dishes perfect for entertaining, there’s something here for everyone.


THURSDAY, APRIL 11   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $138 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

DIVINE FOOD

Divine Food takes readers on a journey through Israeli and Palestinian food culture, with recipes from local markets, the nomadic lifestyles of desert cuisine and the contemporary food scene of Tel Aviv.

The dishes prepared in this cooking class embrace food as the common language of the outstanding and dynamic cuisine shared by the Israeli and Palestinian people. Made using accessible ingredients and the familiar flavours of the Middle East, these recipes bring this rich culinary culture into every kitchen.


TUESDAY, APRIL 02   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $141 with Cookbook Included

with YOHAI RUBIN

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, APRIL 04             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

ESSENTIAL TURKISH CUISINE

A world-renowned authority on Turkish gastronomy, Engin Akin shares her culinary mastery and describes the evolution of Turkey’s diverse food in Essential Turkish Cuisine.

Featuring a range of modern and traditional dishes, this cooking class will explore Turkey’s rich heritage and the Arabic, Persian and Islamic influences that make this cuisine so timeless and enticing.


TUESDAY, APRIL 09   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai Rubin

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SAMARKAND

The turquoise city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan has been a legendary market destination since the days of the Silk Road. This cookbook is a love letter to Central Asia and the Caucasus, containing personal travel essays and lesser-known recipes that have been expertly adapted for the home cook.

The variety of traditional dishes served in this cooking class will introduce you to the rich history and culinary diversity of this region that has been at the crossroads of food culture for centuries. These captivating recipes combine unexpected ingredients and use numerous bold spices and plenty of fresh herbs to enhance the natural flavours of seasonal produce, creating complex flavours that will transport you to a different time.


TUESDAY, APRIL 16   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $131 with Cookbook Included

with YOHAI RUBIN

STRUDEL, NOODLES & DUMPLINGS

This first solo cookbook by Anja Dunk draws on contemporary flavours and various culinary influences to modernize traditional German cooking. With tips for preserving, techniques for breads and dumplings, and recipes for satisfying soups and slow roasts, this cookbook offers simple, seasonal and hearty food for every meal.

Discover the new taste of German cooking in this cooking class, where European traditions and flavours from different cultures are combined to create comforting rustic dishes that are refreshing and original.


TUESDAY, APRIL 23   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with YOHAI RUBIN

SICILY

Featuring more than 50 simple and authentic recipes from the Silver Spoon kitchen, Sicily is a culinary journey through an island that is unique among the many regions of Italy and boasts one of the country's most distinct and exciting cuisines. 

Travel through Sicily's nine provinces with this cooking class that celebrates the culinary diversity of this sun-drenched region. Influenced by Arabic and Mediterranean flavours, the dishes served on this evening will highlight key ingredients from different parts of Sicily and will inspire you to recreate this distinctive cuisine at home.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 01   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Giuseppe ( Chef at AMERIGO)

SOLD OUT waiting list available

SIMPLE & CLASSIC

Simple & Classic is a new collection of the very best of Jane Hornby's recipes from the bestsellers What to Cook & How to Cook It, Fresh & Easy, and What to Bake & How to Bake It. The beauty of Hornby's recipes is how easy they are to perfect with detailed step-by-step shots and stunning images of the finished dishes.

This cooking class will cover both classic and contemporary recipes that should be part of your regular cooking repertoire if they aren’t already! These impressive dishes are easily achieved and include a wide variety of international favourites.


THURSDAY, MAY 02   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $143 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

JAMIE OLIVER 5 INGREDIENTS

Cooking doesn't have to be complicated. 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food is filled with over 130 recipes for good food made simple.

Inspired by Jamie Oliver's easiest cookbook yet, this class is perfect for those looking for quick, no-fuss and budget-friendly dishes that come together any night of the week. Every dish will be made using just five key ingredients and will show you how spending a little time in the kitchen can deliver a lot of flavour.


MONDAY, MAY 06   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

THE GEOMETRY OF PASTA

Pasta comes in hundreds of shapes, each with its own unique history, beauty, and place on the dinner table. The Geometry of Pasta offers an encyclopaedic look at the many different types of pasta and the best recipes to pair them with.

In this cooking class, you’ll learn about combining different types of pasta with certain ingredients to maximize great taste. Make sure to come hungry because there will be a lot of pasta to enjoy!!


TUESDAY, MAY 07   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $117 with Cookbook Included

with Aicia Colacci

(Chef de cuisine at IMPASTO)

SOLD OUT waiting list available

THE BOTTOM OF THE POT

An award-winning writer and passionate home cook, Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of Persian cooking, with over 100 recipes adapted to her American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home.

This cooking class celebrates Naz’s belief that a strong sense of home can be found in a simple, perfect pot of rice. These recipes introduce Persian food from a global perspective and provide the comfort of home, no matter where you’re from.


TUESDAY, JUNE 04  
6:30 pm               
$95 or $131 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai Rubin

THE BOOK OF TAPAS

Good tapas is made from the perfect marriage of food, drink, and conversation. This new edition of The Book of Tapas is the ultimate guide to tapas culture, containing over 250 easy-to-follow authentic recipes to serve as a feast to share.

This special cooking class is all about tapas -- the most popular and convivial way to enjoy Spanish food!


TUESDAY, MAY 14   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $143 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai Rubin

1 SPOT LEFT

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, MAY 09             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

OUR KOREAN KITCHEN

Critically acclaimed chef Jordan Bourke and his wife Rejina Pyo invite you into their Korean kitchen with this comprehensive collection of authentic and accessible recipes. This cookbook is an essential guide to mastering Korean cooking, with a glossary of Korean pantry staples, menu ideas and dishes to enjoy for every meal.

In this cooking class, you’ll discover the intuitive nature of Korean cooking, which uses key ingredients and established flavour profiles to create food that is immensely delicious and nourishing every time.


MONDAY, MAY 13   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $131 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

VEGETABLE FIRST

This latest cookbook by Ricardo celebrates the delicious possibilities of cooking with vegetables. Discover original recipes for all the familiar vegetables you love, as well as some for those you may be more hesitant to try, like kohlrabi, chicory, parsnip, and celery root.

This cooking class will inspire you to freshen up your cooking by making vegetables the centre of every meal. These creative recipes are easy to follow and will encourage you to take advantage of the abundant local produce available this spring.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 22   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $121 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

HOW TO BAKE

This new edition of How to Bake covers everything you need to know to master sweet and savory baking. With updated recipes ranging from basic to advanced and plenty of variations on classics, this cookbook is an essential guide for everyone who loves to bake.

In this special cooking class, author Nick Malgieri will share his best tips and tricks to help you elevate your baking skills! Join us for this baking class taught by the author that will feature delicious sweet and savory recipes.


THURSDAY, MAY 16   
6:30 pm               
$127 with Cookbook Included

with the author Nick Malgieri

VEGETARIAN INDIA

For more than forty years, Madhur Jaffrey has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland. In Vegetarian India, she shares the delectable, healthy vegetable- and grain-based foods enjoyed throughout the country. 
Drawing on this impressive collection of recipes gathered from a vast population including shopkeepers, home cooks and farmers, this cooking class presents the tastiest vegetarian dishes from all over India.


TUESDAY, MAY 28   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $131 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai Rubin

BANGKOK

In Bangkok, award-winning author Leela Punyaratabandhu offers 120 recipes that capture the true spirit of the city—from heirloom family dishes and restaurant classics to everyday street food and modern cosmopolitan fare.

Experience the unforgettable flavours of Bangkok in this cooking class that brings the vibrant culture and authentic taste of Thai food right to you. Though the irresistible pull of this city and it’s cuisine might convince you to make Bangkok your next travel destination, this cooking class will inspire you to try your hand at making this world-renowned food in your own kitchen.


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

with Yohai Rubin

FARM TO CHEF

In her third cookbook, Canadian chef Lynn Crawford celebrates the bounty of the seasons with over 140 recipes featuring farm-fresh produce for every occasion. This book will guide you through the year with original recipes that will allow you to cook vegetables for every meal.

Embrace eating with the seasons in this cooking class that highlights the diversity of spring produce and demonstrates how it can be used to make fresh and vibrant dishes. Each simple recipe is based on a fruit or vegetable of the season and will have you feeling inspired by the possibilities of fresh produce throughout the year!


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 05   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list avaialble

SIMPLE - THE EASIEST COOKBOOK

IN THE WORLD

Every recipe in this cookbook from chef Jean-François Mallet has less than four steps, requires fewer than six ingredients and is accompanied by user-friendly photographs, making this the easiest cookbook in the world!

For those who want to gain confidence in the kitchen, as well as more experienced cooks who just want to keep things simple, this cooking class will show you the easiest and most straightforward ways to get cooking.


THURSDAY, MAY 30   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $116 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

JUNE

MAY

SMITH & DELI-CIOUS:

Food from our deli (VEGAN)

Smith & Deli is a trailblazing vegan deli located in Melbourne, with a thriving community. Chef Shannon Martinez welcomes the challenge of making innovative quality food that is as yummy as it is vegan. In this second cookbook, she shares 100 recipes from the deli that make vegan cooking convenient and exciting.

In this cooking class, you’ll enjoy hearty and satisfying dishes that are completely delicious and just happen to vegan! Using meat and dairy alternatives, these plant-based recipes don’t compromise on flavour, delivering mouth-watering food that everyone will enjoy - vegan or not.


THURSDAY, JUNE 06   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

MY MEXICO CITY KITCHEN

With celebrated restaurants in Mexico City and San Francisco, chef and culinary trendsetter Gabriela Cámara is the most internationally recognized figure in Mexican cuisine. Here she shares 150 recipes for her vibrant, simple, and sophisticated contemporary Mexican cooking.

This cooking class will feature the market-driven cooking approach that makes Cámara’s recipes so flavourful and innovative. By using the best quality produce and the freshest ingredients, these dishes always deliver on impressive and satisfying flavour.


TUESDAY, JUNE 11   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

HOW TO GRILL EVERYTHING

The ultimate grilling guide from Mark Bittman's acclaimed How to Cook Everything series, this book will teach you how to grill absolutely everything — from the perfect steak and cedar-plank salmon, to pizza and even dessert! With more than 250 recipes for every meal and plenty of practical advice on grilling basics, mastering the barbecue has never been easier.

In this cooking class you’ll discover the innumerable possibilities of preparing an entire meal on the grill. Gather ideas for plenty of quick, high-heat recipes that will get dinner on the table in short order or get inspired by low and slow “project” recipes that are ideal for leisurely weekend cookouts this summer.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12   
6:30 pm               
$100 or $132 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

Martha stewart grilling

With more than 100 recipes from the trusted editors at Martha Stewart Living, this indispensable guide to grilling has everything you need to create delicious, inviting meals for everyday dinners and backyard feasts.
It’s the season for cooking everything on the grill! This cooking class will inspire both experienced outdoor cooks and those just starting out to try these great recipes for the next weekend barbecue.


TUESDAY, JUNE 18   
6:30 pm               
$100 or $128 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

THE GREEK VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK

Fresh vegetables are an integral part of Greek cuisine, and The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook showcases plenty of accessible and tasty vegetarian recipes for every day.

Enjoy the fresh food of the Mediterranean in this cooking class that will offer vegetarian dishes collected from all over Greece.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 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, JUNE 20             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

TOKYO CULT

In this comprehensive cookbook, Maori Murota demystifies Japanese cooking, making it accessible to anyone interested in eating well and learning about this revered food culture.

This cooking class will serve the simple and delicious everyday food of Tokyo, made with bright flavours and layered textures, and will provide guidance on basic techniques and important ingredients so that you can learn to prepare and enjoy authentic Japanese food at home.


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

with YOHAI RUBIN

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