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Cooking Classes

Burlington, ON

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Burlington, ON

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Burlington, Ontario. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Thailand, 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 Burlington, Ontario, 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 Burlington to Italy, Spain, Morocco 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 grocery stores and speciality markets in the Burlington, Ontario area. Once you book your cooking class, your Kitchen Assistant will meet with you and you'll receive your shopping list. Then simply select a market to get your groceries for your cooking class. Fresh and high quality ingredients is where the mastery begins in the kitchen.

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Fortino's has several locations in Burlington, ON. This daily supermarket carries a wide selection of most everything you'd need for your cooking class including high quality meats, whole fish, clams, oysters, produce, any pantry staple you can think of and a good selection of basic ethnic products and specialty foods. With an Italian market slant, you'll especially find great Italian products including Carnaroli rice, DOP tomatoes, and a good selection of the best Italian food brands.

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St. Jacobs Farmer's Market

An hour drive outside Burlington, ON in Kitchener is the St. Jacob Market. And while that may seem like a bit of a drive, anyone who's been to the largest year round farmer's market in Canada knows this is a destination where you'll spend hours. With over 250 vendors selling artisan products, the freshest produce in the area, baked goods, specialty cuts of meat, fresh seafood, and farm fresh eggs, this is a stop we highly recommend to make an event of your cooking class.

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Denninger's Foods of the World

Denninger's located in the Burlington Mall is a destination for all things speciality European products. The smell of sweet treats will draw you in as you gaze over walnut and apple strudels. Keep walking and you'll find a great selection of cured meats, international cheeses, and gourmet Eastern European pantry staples. Whether you're looking for high quality Hungarian paprika, Bavarian mustard, Hungarian hot pepper paste, or a variety of sauerkraut, Denninger's has that and more. A visit during the Christmas season is extra special with their selection of German holiday treats.

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Tan Thanh Supermarket

Located just outside Burlington in Hamilton, ON sits Tan Thanh Supermarket an Asian grocery store that carries a huge selection of Asian products. Here you'll easily find rice noodles, sushi rice, tamarind paste, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, dried shittake mushrooms, ingredients for miso soup, and anything else for a Thai, Vietnamese or Japanese cooking class.

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Desi Mandi

Desi Mandi is easily one of the best Indian grocery stores in Canada. This market carries a wide selection of unusual produce and has aisles lined with Indian products including a wide variety of high quality spices good for a variety of cooking classes. It's easy to wander the aisles and get lost in products you've likely never seen before. Located near Costco on North Service Road, this is a new speciality market addition to the neighbourhood and one we love.

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J & G Quality Meats Ltd

J & G Quality Meats is a great stop for speciality meat selections. Fans rave in reviews this could be the best butcher in Ontario. Whether you're looking for a specialty cut ribeye, bone in pork chops, osso bucco, or wagyu beef, J &G Quality Meats carries a great selection of high quality meats and has family style customer service to boot.