Learn a new skill, meet some great people and eat something tasty.
The Depanneur hosted fun, hands-on cooking classes, everything from pickles to pierogis, vegan cheese to whole-animal butchery. These days we are exploring new pop-up workshop opportunities at locations around the GTA.
If you’ve got a culinary skill you’d like to share, find out more about hosting a class at The Dep.
Upcoming Cooking Classes at The Dep
Upcoming Events › Workshops
Kimchi is the soul of Korean cuisine—a uniquely healthy and delicious take on fermented vegetables and roots. The most familiar is poggi— the red, chili-infused, fermented nappa cabbage found on every Korean table at every meal. Come make kimchi with Chef Sang like you've never tasted before. He will be teaching the recipe that has been the best-kept secret of his matrilineal line for many generations.Find out more »
Join artisanal baker Leo Baduria for a full-day, in-depth exploration of the fundamentals of great bread. You’ll learn how to make your own sourdough starter, and how to prepare different types of dough, using various grains and flours. There will be hands-on practice of the techniques to folding, kneading and shaping dough to make focaccia/fougasse, baguettes, boules, batards and brioches, including challah braids.Find out more »
This DIY event is a combination cooking class and dinner party. Working in small groups and following detailed recipes, you and your fellow guests will prepare and then indulge in a spectacular meal inspired by Mexican culinary traditions. All ingredients, equipment and recipes are supplied and expert facilitators are on hand to guide you through the whole process. It’s a fun way to meet new people, learn recipes and enjoy a delicious meal in a convivial & collaborative setting.Find out more »
This event takes place at Santo Pecado, 1679 St. Clair Avenue W. COOKBOOK CLUB: This event series showcases contributors to The Depanneur Cookbook, whose stories and recipes wove the history of The Dep. (Particpants can choose to pre-order a copy of the cookbook with their tickets, which entitles them to a $5 discount.) Not many people know that on St. Patrick’s day, Mexicans honor the San Patricios, the St. Patricks Brigade of Irish soldiers who died fighting for Mexico in…Find out more »
Join artisanal baker Leo Baduria to discover the secrets of one of French pastry's most magical delights - the flaky, delicate butter croissant. You will learn the whole process of creating your own croissants, from the base yeasted brioche dough, to the techniques of butter lamination that creates the croissant's signature delicate layered texture. This versatile dough can be used to make a variety of pastries like pain au chocolat, cinnamon swirls, palmiers and more. There will be delicious fresh croissants to enjoy in class, and participants will be able to take additional dough to bake at home.Find out more »
In this hands-on class, Rebekka Hutton of Alchemy Pickle Company will walk you through the whole process of kombucha brewing at home. Together we will discuss all of your questions on safety issues, selecting tea and flavourings, SCOBY care, bottling, and carbonation, as well as sourcing ingredients and equipment. There will be a range of different kinds and flavours of Kombucha to sample, along with a light snack. Participants will leave with enough starter, organic sugar, and a choice of organic tea to brew 2-4 litres at home.Find out more »