Cooking Class: Simple and Casual Dinner Party

In this hands-on cooking class, you'll learn how to create a make-ahead dinner menu, so you can host a casual dinner party with your friends without the stress! First, you'll assemble a bright sugar snap pea salad appetizer by layering the snap peas among arugula, fresh herbs and homemade vinaigrette. Next, you'll learn how to prepare a chicken phyllo stuffed with goat cheese, leeks and roasted garlic for a simple yet stunning main course. You'll also cook up a flavorful jeweled couscous seasoned with currants, almonds, green onions and lemon to serve on the side. Lastly, you'll whip up a rich and decadent molten chocolate cake to conclude the night. You'll leave the class having mastered these effortless make-ahead recipes and ready to impress your guests at your next casual dinner party!


Sugar Snap Pea Salad 

With arugula, garlic, lemon, olive oil and fresh herbs

Chicken Phyllo Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast 

With leeks, roasted garlic and goat cheese

Jeweled Couscous 

With currants, almonds, green onions, olive oil and lemon

Molten Chocolate Cakes

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Beginner, Date Night, Mediterranean
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

Classpop! Guest Reviews for other experiences with Chef Karen

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14 Mar 2024

Amazing experience! We enjoyed learning cooking techniques and the meal was just fabulous. Definitely coming back!

Outside Reviews for Chef Karen

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Robert V.

15 Jan 2020

Our French Bistro Fare cooking class experience with Chef Karen was wonderful and the food was merveilleux!! From start to finish, Chef Karen was inviting, genuine and made us feel so comfortable to ask any questions. The kitchen has a wonderful set up and we loved learning all the little tips & tricks to make life easier in the kitchen. We can't wait to make this meal for our family and to hopefully take another class one day soon.

CAD $ 125 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Toronto

Chef’s Place


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Meet your chef

Chef Karen
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Chef Karen is a Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts graduate with nearly two decades of professional cooking experience. She works as a private chef and cooking instructor and formerly owned her own prepared meals and catering company. In Chef Karen's words: “Great cooking isn’t about recipes, it’s about techniques," which she aims to pass along to her students. She prides herself on offering cooking classes and team-building events that are fun, hands-on and educational.

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