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

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NEW FALL COOKING
CLASS SCHEDULE!

September

Greenfeast: Spring, Summer

The latest book from beloved British writer Nigel Slater presents fast, season-led cooking for everyone who wants to make simple and delicious plant-based meals.

Enjoy the last of summer eating in this cooking class, which features beautiful, light dishes that will guide you towards a more vegetable-focused way of cooking.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $125 with Cookbook Included

Vegetarian

with Jonathan

2 SPOTS LEFT

ThE PALESTINIAN TABLE

The Palestinian Table presents authentic and modern Middle Eastern home cooking with 150 delicious, easy-to-follow recipes inspired by three generations of family tradition.

Discover the hearty and fragrant dishes unique to Palestinian cuisine in this cooking class lead by chef Yohai.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $139 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

SOLD OUT waiting list available

PLENTY MORE

One of Ottolenghi’s most popular books, Plenty More is still a go-to classic for bold and flavourful vegetarian cooking.

Based on Ottolenghi’s winning recipes, this class will highlight delicious and satisfying vegetarian dishes to elevate your home cooking.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

Vegetarian

SOLD OUT waiting list available

RUFFAGE

Chef and former farmer Abra Berens shares a collection of inspired produce-based recipes that celebrate the delicious versatility of vegetables.

Learn the best ways to prepare the freshest vegetables of the season in this cooking class that will show you techniques for how to bring out the best flavour and texture of every vegetable.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

SOLD OUT waiting list available

PROVENçAL

This unique collection of recipes from chef Alex Jackson‘s London restaurant Sardine encapsulates the beauty and simplicity of southern French cooking.

This cooking class covers the cuisine of southern France, which stands out from the rest of the country, as it is influenced by the rustic and seasonal food of Italy, Spain and North Africa.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

SOLD OUT waiting list available

ZAITOUN

Olives – known in Arabic as zaitoun – are a quintessential ingredient used in the Palestinian kitchen, where the food is welcoming and the flavours are sharp, salty, fresh and bright.

Join us for this cooking class, which celebrates the bountiful produce and warming flavours of Palestinian cuisine, with dishes that reflect the hospitality and rich diversity of this ancient culture.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 02   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

THE MEZZE COOKBOOK

Mezze is a mixture of traditions—sharing food, celebrating being together, having plenty on the table, and welcoming new faces. The Mezze Cookbook features mezze-style menus, a glossary of ingredients and both traditional and modern recipes for this age-old way to share food.

This cooking class will explore the regional diversity of Middle Eastern cuisine, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria, with a variety of dishes that can be prepared in advance and easily mixed and matched to make a meal that suits any occasion.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 01   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

1 SPOT LEFT

EVERYDAY IS SATURDAY

In Every Day is Saturday, Sarah Copeland explains how to embrace the freedom, creativity and flexibility of cooking on the weekend and how to bring that approach to your weeknight cooking.

In this cooking class, you’ll learn how to get delicious and nourishing meals on the table quickly and easily every day of the week. If you have a busy schedule and can’t find the time to enjoy cooking, this class is for you!


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

1 SPOT LEFT!

FOOD OF THE ITALIAN SOUTH

Acclaimed author and food journalist Katie Parla takes you on a tour through the culinary traditions of the Italian South, from the mountains to the coast.

The authentic recipes served in this cooking class will bring this vibrant region of Italy to life and inspire you to enjoy this beautiful cuisine at home.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 07   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Giussepe

SOLD OUT waiting list available

ETHIOPIA

With a rich religious history and some of the most fertile land on the continent, Ethiopia has developed a distinct cuisine worthy of recognition.

Discover one of the world’s most singular and enchanting cuisines in this cooking class where the unique and surprising food of Ethiopia strikes the perfect balance between tradition and innovation.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

SOLD OUT waiting list available

DOUBLE AWESOME CHINESE FOOD

This family style cookbook shares wildly inventive Chinese-American home cooking from the siblings behind Boston’s acclaimed Mei Mei restaurant. 

The recipes made in this cooking class marry traditional Asian ingredients with comforting American classics and seasonal ingredients to create crowd-pleasing food that is perfect for sharing.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17   
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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

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, SEPTEMBER 12             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available

ANDALUSIA

The southernmost part of Spain, Andalusia has a varied landscape and is divided into eight provinces, each with their own special dishes. Award-winning chef José Pizarro takes readers on a journey through the varied cuisine of the region in his fifth cookbook.

In this cooking class you’ll enjoy the genuine, bold-tasting food of Andalusia that draws inspiration from its environment to create beautifully simple food made from local fish, plants and animals.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $141 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

1 SPOT LEFT!

FAMILY

The latest vegetarian cookbook by bestselling author Hetty McKinnon features modern, easy, and healthy recipes for a new generation of families.
Expand your repertoire of simple, adaptable and nourishing recipes with this cooking class. This is comfort food powered by vegetables that you’ll want to cook for your family time and time again.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 28   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

Vegetarian

AMA: A MODERN TEX-MEX KITCHEN

Tex-Mex is a distillation of Northern Mexican and Texan rancher cuisine into one bready, cheese bundle.
On this evening Jonathan will be taking Tex-Mex to another level. This irreverent cuisine will make you stop and swoon throughout the night with every dish you will experience.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

1 SPOT LEFT

EVERYDAY HARUMI

In Everyday Harumi, Japan's most popular cookery writer Harumi Kurihara selects her favourite foods and presents more than 60 home-style recipes for you to make for family and friends.

Yohai is very excited to show you how to cook one of his specialty cuisines. Japanese food will be authentic but done simple just the way you would at home.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $121 with Cookbook Included

with YOHAI

1 SPOT LEFT!

LEON NATURALLY FAST FOOD

This collection of simple and delicious recipes from award-winning restaurant group LEON will satisfy both the experienced cook and the culinary adventurer in search of inspiration.


On this evening Jonathan will be cooking up Leon's famous message: “cook and eat with the best ingredients available and don't forget the naughty bits that are necessary for a fully-rounded life.”


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

with Jonathan

4 SPOTS LEFT

THE LEBANESE COOKBOOK

Lebanon has long been regarded as having one of the most refined food traditions in the world, blending the flavours, aromas, spices, and ingredients of Europe and the Middle East.  With more than 500 traditional recipes, this is the definitive guide to Lebanese cuisine.

Taste the history of Lebanon in this cooking class that explores the country’s vast landscape and ancient history through its traditional and contemporary dishes.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 05   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $143 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

SOLD OUT waiting list available

BAZAAR

This latest cookbook by Sabrina Ghayour presents a vibrant collection of vegetarian dishes that highlight the abundance of fresh produce available at Middle Eastern markets.

For both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, this cooking class will inspire you to put vegetables at the heart of every meal, with recipes that are colourful, flavourful and simple to prepare.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 06   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

Vegetarian

SOLD OUT waiting list available

October

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.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

BANGKOK LOCAL

The recipes in this cookbook feature the dishes that define one of the world’s greatest food destinations: Bangkok. Here you’ll discover the street food, restaurant fare and market goods that locals enjoy morning, noon and night. 

Experience the culinary magic of Bangkok in this cooking class that will show you how to recreate the unique and vibrant flavours that make Thai food so special.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $133 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

2 SPOTS LEFT

JAMIE OLIVER ULTIMATE VEG

Jamie Oliver is back with brilliantly easy, flavour-packed vegetarian recipes. From simple suppers and family favourites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this latest cookbook is full of phenomenal food.

Fans of Jamie Oliver will love this cooking class that focuses on cooking with more vegetables and less meat for a healthier approach to eating that doesn’t compromise on flavour.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

Vegetarian

SOLD OUT waiting list available

COOKING SOUTH OF THE CLOUDS

China's Yunnan Province is one of the most interesting and delicious places on earth, with a wide variety of cuisines and flavours all packed into one small region.

This cooking class is perfect for those who love to cook and eat Chinese food, and are looking for something exciting and different. The food of the Yunnan Province will introduce cooks to a side of Chinese cooking still relatively unknown outside of the country itself.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $126 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

SOLD OUT waiting list available


CHETNA’S HEALTHY INDIAN

Chetna's Healthy Indian contains home cooking at its best - straightforward methods, very few ingredients, crowd-pleasing flavours, plenty of nourishment and comfort.

Find new inspiration for wholesome family meals in this cooking class featuring Chetna Makan’s healthy and achievable recipes for Indian cooking any night of the week.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $121 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available



FROM THE OVEN TO THE TABLE

Let the oven do the work with this easy-going collection of full-flavored dishes from Diana Henry.

All of the recipes prepared in this cooking class can be cooked in one dish or pan, making it easier than ever to prepare quick after-work suppers, light veggie meals and more substantial feasts to feed friends.


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

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available


MOORISH

Moorish celebrates the rich and diverse food culture of the Mediterranean and the lasting culinary influence of the Moors that is found in the region’s cuisine today.

This cooking class will introduce you to simple Moorish dishes that combine the bold spices of Arabic cuisine and the sun-soaked ingredients of the Mediterranean to create food that is full of bright and dynamic flavours.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $134 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai


NOTHING FANCY

It’s not entertaining, it’s having people over. Alison Roman, author of Dining In and New York Times columnist, believes that cooking for friends and yourself should be fun, relaxed and unfussy.

This cooking class will show you how to make simple, flavourful food for gatherings big and small, from weeknights to the weekend. These are fresh and exciting dishes that everyone will love.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SOLD OUT waiting list available


FROM THE LAND OF NIGHTINGALES AND ROSES

Iranian food blogger and home cook Maryam Sinaiee takes us through a full year in the Persian kitchen, with seasonal chapters that offer up delicious recipes alongside insights into the festivals, traditions and rituals of daily life in this region. 

In this cooking class you’ll experience the varied and delectable cuisine of Iran -full of flavour, history and culture.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 02   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 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, DECEMBER 05             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

3 SPOTS LEFT

November

December