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

Copyrights © 2019 Appetite for Books. All rights reserved.

July

ALOHA KITCHEN

A food blogger and Maui native, Alana Kysar introduces the contemporary food of Hawai’i with this collection of family recipes and other local dishes that highlight the region’s diversity.

This cooking class will feature fresh and flavourful recipes that reflect the major cultures to have influenced local Hawaiʻi food over time: Native Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Filipino, and European.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 01   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

FEASTS OF VEG (V)

Feasts of Veg focuses on delicious and festive vegetable dishes that are easy to make and perfect for entertaining.

In this cooking class you’ll discover recipes for modern plant-based dishes that are inspired by kitchens from around the world. This is hearty and crowd-pleasing vegetarian food that is perfect for sharing at relaxed parties or more elegant dinners.



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $121 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, JULY 04             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

GENNARO’S FAST COOK ITALIAN

Full of enticing, authentic, and quick-to-prepare recipes, Gennaro Contaldo's latest cookbook demonstrates how to whip up a delicious Italian feast in 40 minutes or less.

Featuring dishes from different regions of Italy, this cooking class will show you how to make delicious homemade Italian food fast. These quick recipes make the most of quality ingredients and are perfect for simple weeknight cooking.


MONDAY, AUGUST 12   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

LOVE & LEMONS EVERYDAY

LOVE & LEMONS EVERYDAY (V)

In her second cookbook, award-winning blogger Jeanine Donofrio shares easy vegetarian recipes for inspired and attainable everyday cooking.
This cooking class explores fresh vegetarian cooking with inventive recipes that use seasonal ingredients. Get inspired to enjoy bright, beautiful and healthy food every day.


MONDAY, JULY 22   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $123 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

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.


THURSDAY, JULY 11   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

KOREAN BBQ

A casual and practical guide to grilling with Korean-American flavours from chef Bill Kim, with 80 recipes tailored for home cooks.
Learn the fundamentals of the Korean grill in this cooking class inspired by Bill Kim’s knockout recipes that put a contemporary twist on traditional Korean food.


TUESDAY, JULY 16   
6:30 pm               
$100 or $130 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

SUPRA

Central and unique to the culinary tradition of Georgia is the "supra," a coming together of family and friends to share heart-warming toasts, great conversation, free-flowing drink and, most importantly, dish upon dish of mouth-watering food.

The unique and varied cuisine offered in this cooking class is a reflection of the country’s unique climate, history and culture. The dual values of family and celebration are at the heart of Georgian cuisine where food is shared and enjoyed together.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 06   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $125 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

PIATTI

The executive editor of Saveur magazine, Stacy Adimando draws from her Italian heritage to create 75 recipes for easy, generous plates and platters meant for sharing.

This cooking class will serve a variety of seasonal dishes that you will want to share with family and friends for every gathering.


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

with Jonathan

BLACK SEA

From the Jewish table of Odessa, to meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria and charting the legacies of the White Russian émigrés in Istanbul, Caroline travels around the Black Sea exploring the interconnecting culinary cultures of its surrounding regions.

On this evening, Yohai will be conducting a culinary tale. You will experience a unique insight into the flavors across these cultures. An evening not to be missed.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 20   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $135 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

STREET FOOD VIETNAM

Author Jerry Mai presents the best street food from across the country and brings the incredible flavour and spirit of Vietnam’s bustling streets to your home.

On this evening you will transported through the culinary history resulted in strong Chinese, Indian, and French culinary influences yielding surprisingly complex flavors.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 13  
6:30 pm               
$95 or $125 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai Rubin

TAVERNA

Greek Cypriot food is a melting pot of delicious flavours. In Taverna, Georgina Hayden shares favourite recipes for simple taverna-style meals, passed down through generations of her Cypriot family.

Enjoy sun-kissed recipes from the Mediterranean in this cooking class that emphasizes the potential and versatility of such classic ingredients as feta, lemon and oregano.


TUESDAY, JULY 23   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 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, AUGUST 15             
6:30 pm               
$130 Includes knife

with Jonathan

RIVER COTTAGE VEG EVERYDAY!

A comprehensive collection of 200+ recipes that embrace vegetarian cuisine as the centerpiece of a meal, from the critically acclaimed River Cottage series & pioneering champion of sustainable foods Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

From handy weeknight meals, pure and simple raw dishes to hearty salads. This book & evening will be give an inspiring new source of recipe ideas for committed vegetarians and any conscientious cook looking to expand their vegetable repertoire.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 08   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $131 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

THE TURKISH COOKBOOK

Vibrant, bold, and aromatic, Turkish food is beloved around the world. Here is the definitive cookbook of hearty and healthy Turkish cuisine, from the leading authority on Turkey's unique food traditions, Musa Dagdeviren

This cooking class showcases the diversity of Turkish food, with recipes for the home cook that celebrate Turkey's remarkable European and Asian culinary heritage – from little-known regional dishes to those that are globally recognized and stand the test of time.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 27   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $143 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

GUERRILLA TACOS

Guerrilla Tacos is the definitive word on tacos from chef Wesley Avila, who draws on his Mexican heritage as well as his time in the kitchens of some of the world's best restaurants to create taco perfection. 
The innovative recipes that you’ll encounter in this cooking class are grounded in authenticity but not tied down to tradition. Expect a delicious evening that will bring the vibrant and irresistible food of Guerrilla Tacos straight from the streets of LA to your plate!



TUESDAY, JULY 09   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $127 with Cookbook Included

with Yohai

AUGUST

WEBEr’S ULTIMATE GRILLING

From the experts at Weber, this is the must-have guide for total grill mastery, with 100 all-new recipes for beginners and barbecue pros alike.

This grilling course will give you recipe ideas for achievable weeknight cooking and will inspire you to create wonderful variations of the most-loved grilled foods.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 10   
6:30 pm               
$100 or $131 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan and Yohai

MALLMAN ON FIRE

The passionate master of cooking with fire, Francis Mallman takes us grilling all over the world with 100 recipes for meals both intimate and outsized.

Learn the elemental art of grilling over fire in this delicious cooking class with Jonathan.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 07   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $148 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan

WHERE COOKING BEGINS

This first cookbook from Bon Appetit food editor Carla Lalli Music shares 70 uncomplicated recipes with strategies and techniques to make you a better cook.

This class will show you how to adopt an intuitive approach to cooking that starts with buying the freshest produce and relies on basic techniques to make simple and delicious food that celebrates the essence of good home cooking.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 17   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $129 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathan   

Modern Lunch

Modern Lunch presents an exciting and healthy approach to homemade lunch for time-strapped, budget-conscious, and salad-fatigued people everywhere.

With school starting up again, this cooking class is the perfect dose of inspiration for weekday lunches that are simple, delicious and adaptable to every busy schedule!


MONDAY, AUGUST 26   
6:30 pm               
$95 or $119 with Cookbook Included

with Jonathani