Cook Culture is located in the bright airy atrium building on Yates Street. It is a clever combination of cooking school and cook shop with a broad selection of nifty gadgets for pimping out your kitchen.
I enrolled in the introductory bread baking class with chef Brad Williams. Williams, a bon vivant and skilled baker with an impressive pedigree imparted his philosophy of bread making along with his recipe for scrumptious high hydration bread. I am happy to report that we got to eat the fruits of our labour accompanied by good runny Dauphin cheese and some lovely wine. By the end of the evening I was chomping at the bit to make my own artisan breads at home.
Classes at Cook Culture offer something for everyone. If, like me, you are a hands on sort of learner I'd suggest signing up for a 2.5 to 3 hour instructor multi-course class. If you are more of an armchair cook there are demonstration classes where you can watch skilled chefs in action. At Cook Culture you can learn to make everything from Mexican cuisine, to Indian breads to irresistibly crispy Naples style pizza. If you are a sweet tooth, take classes in pie making or discover creative ways to deal with your summer berry crop.
If your meals are getting a bit ho hum a class at Cook Culture might just be what the doctor ordered! You'll share good food and you'll leave with the wherewithal to create delicious dishes to impress friends and family. As a bonus you can also browse the store for quality cookware, appliances, premium chocolate and drool worthy cookbooks. The selection of bake wear at Cook Culture is extensive. Cook Culture is open 7 days a week.