Cooking Class: Learn Persian Culinary Secrets from a Chef

Taste the fresh flavors and spices of Persian cuisine in this cooking class led by Chef Karen. You'll learn how masterfully use aromatic spices to create Persian dishes with simple ingredients like fresh fruits, vegetables and grains. 

To start, Chef Karen will show you how to craft mirza ghassemi, an eggplant dip flavored with a wonderfully aromatic balance of spices. Enjoy a main course of traditional Persian chicken stew bursting with sweet figs and apricots, then learn how to make herby kuku with a crispy golden crust. An upside-down orange turmeric cake makes for a unique, citrusy dessert to end the meal. This class will provide you with more than just restaurant-worthy recipes expect to master plenty of valuable culinary skills as well!


Mirza Ghassemi

Eggplant dip with olive oil and spices

Persian Chicken Stew

With figs and apricots

Fresh Herb Kuku and Persian Rice With a Golden Crust

With eggs and basmati rice

Upside Down Orange Turmeric Cake

With eggs

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 8
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Gourmet, Beginner, Date Night, Persian
  • 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.

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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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