An experience you'll never forget...
TRANSPORT YOUR KITCHEN FOR THE DAY™
The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Belfast, Ireland. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Mexico, and many other international locations. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night.
To participate from your location in Belfast, IL is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes Certified Tested by our team your kitchen will be virtually transporting from Belfast to Italy, Mexico, Vietnam or other country with the click of a button. Cooking classes are available for beginners to advanced cooks and unless otherwise noted, use standard kitchen equipment. Once you've picked a class and a date, our assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.
Below is a list of local supermarkets and specialty stores in the Belfast area to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is where your kitchen mastery begins.
Located on Ormeau Road in Belfast, Bangla Bazar is a wee specialty shop carrying a wide array of Asian, Indian, and African products hard to find elsewhere. Carrying a large selection of spices and a good selection of fresh produce, asian pantry items including rice, sauces and Thai seasonings, anything you can't find in your regular market, you will probably find here. Make note, parking can be difficult, but they're open 7 days a week.
Buon Appetito is an online Italian specialty market. Importing a variety of products into the UK, they offer free delivery to several postal codes in Northern Ireland. While the owner makes note he is not Italian, his sister lives there and he fell in love with the simple yet high quality ingredients. It's his mission to give access to those high quality ingredients to everyone in town. Find specialty pasta shapes, high quality tomatoes, cured meats and dried mushrooms for your Italian cooking class needs.
With a retail store located in Dublin, Picado Mexican ships across Ireland for a low flat fee. They carry a large selection of traditional Mexican products including masa flour, arbol, guajillo, and ancho chillies and bayo beans. If you're feeling festive, order a tortilla press to make taco night even easier.
Michel's Fruit & Vegetables
Also located on Ormeau Road in Belfast is Michel's Fruit & Vegetables. Opened in 1987, Michel's has been located in its current location since 1999. They stock a wide variety of fresh exotic produce and they pride themselves on ensuring seasonal produce comes from within a 30 mile radius grown by local farmers. Featured in Rick Stein's Food Heroes, Michel's is a great stop to have high quality produce for your cooking class.
This beautiful butchery dates back to 1933 where their first shop was in the are of Kilrea. Now with 12 shops across Northern Ireland, including the Belfast location in the Forestside Shopping Centre, you'll have access to some of the best meats you can find. Whether you're looking for steak mince or filet, you'll find an excellent selection of prime cuts. If you find yourself in Londonderry, stop by the Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre to visit their new shop and experience.
Indie Fude is an adorable little market dedicated to local produce, cheese and artisan products indigenous to Ireland. Passionate about the high quality products Ireland produces, the co-owners wanted to open a shop that celebrated all things local. Now with two stores, Indi Fude offers over 700 products ranging from organic pantry staples to soft bloomy cheeses. This is a wonderful stop for your cooking class that celebrates Ireland's bounty.