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Cooking Classes

Vancouver, BC

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Vancouver, BC

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Vancouver, British Columbia. Since 2016, The Chef & The Dish has been immersing people around the world in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Thailand, Japan, 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 Vancouver, BC, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes, all Certified Tested by our team, you will be transporting your kitchen from Vancouver to Italy, Spain, Mexico 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 are a list of local markets and stores in the Vancouver 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.

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Famous Foods

Known as the original natural health food store in Vancouver, Famous Foods has been operating in the area since 1930. Now on Kingsway Drive, Famous Foods offers over 1000 bulk, natural and organic foods including flours, grains, beans, spices, and herbs. They also have a wonderful selection of ethical meats and seafood including a variety of beef, chicken, shrimp, shellfish, and cured meats. This is a great stop for anyone looking for dietary specific preferences including gluten free and organic options. They're open Monday through Sunday from 8am-8pm.

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Konbiniya Japan Centre

Konbiniya Japan Centre is located on the popular Robson Street. Nearly all of the products at this speciality market are made in Japan. Carrying a dizzying amount of beautiful products, this is a go to shop for everything from the best quality sushi rice brands, eel, dried fish, mushrooms, noodles, a plethora of seaweed and ingredients for sushi. Note, Konbiniya also ships across Canada for additional flat fees.

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Renzullo Food Market

Renzullo Food Market on Nanaimo Street is a one-stop Italian food shop in Vancouver. Since 1964, they have offered traditional and authentic Italian food products to the community. Order an espresso and enjoy aisles of the best Italian imported products. From imported tomato paste, cured meats, olives, dried pasta, Tuscan beans, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, tinned seafood, seasonal panettone and coffee, a visit to Renzullo is a wonderful way to put an Italian pause in your day.

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Fresh Is Best

Fresh Is Best, located on West Broadway in Vancouver, is a great choice for Latin foods. They carry a large selection of specialty food from Peru, Mexico, Brazil and other Latin American countries. Here you'll find ancho, arbol, guajillo, chipotle, habanero and pasilla chillies, masa flour, Mexican rice, Bomba rice, purple corn and a variety of canned goods including hominy, hearts of palm and more.

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Seafood City

Located on the picturesque Granville Island is Seafood City. They carry high end seafood fresh enough to be Sashimi quality. Whether you're looking for fresh shellfish like oysters, clams, mussels and lobster, or a huge selection of fresh fish like cod, grouper, salmon or mackerel, Seafood City is a great destination for some of the best seafood in Vancouver.

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Bosa Foods

Bosa Foods was founded in 1957 out of a need of traditional Italian food in Vancouver. They work to bring you the best Italian and Mediterranean products on the market. They carry a large selection imported goods, including a huge selection of DOP Italian cheeses, cured meats, biscuits, and pantry items like imported sun dried tomatoes, aborio rice, dried pasta, anchovies and tinned Italian tuna. This is a great stop for any Italian cooking class we offer.