Website: http://www.thekitchenacademy.ca/, @thekitchenacademy on Instagram
Address: 830 Rowntree Dairy Rd. Unit # 15, Woodbridge, ON
Attended: September 2016
The Kitchen Academy had their grand opening on Oct. 1st, 2016 and I had the opportunity to preview the recreational cooking school before it opened to the public. It was a fun and memorable media event, as it allowed me to get a real feel for the quality of the lessons being taught at the school and I got to improve on my pasta making skills.
The Kitchen Academy offers cooking classes for adults, families, kids, teens, as well as wine education classes (check out their website for more information for the schedule and prices). The school is owned by Sarah Liberatore whose part of a family who also owns the long running Continental Noodles, and a successful wine agency.
The school is located in a small plaza with free parking. Inside, the studio looks modern with several tables set up to face the demonstration area.
I attended the event with Linda of Starvingfoodie.blogspot.ca and we were partners for the evening to make pasta dough from scratch, along with a puttanesca sauce to pair with our pasta. Our teacher Chef Carla Castro provided a demonstration on making several types of pasta, and provided support during our hands on session. She is one of the many Chefs who will be providing quality lessons at the school.
Having made pasta from scratch at home before, I still learned a ton during my lesson including what type of flour is best for making pasta, and how to make multicoloured pasta. I even got tips from Chef Carla on how to make egg yolk ravioli, which I made a few days after the event.
We had wine and a tasty artichoke appetizer to start the evening. I did not eat before the event, so I was hungry the entire evening. My motivation was to finish making the pasta dish as quickly as possible to feed my hunger. I was proud of what we had made and learned in a few hours!
Congratulations to The Kitchen Academy! For more pictures of the event, check out FableandFoccia’s Facebook page.
The best way to learn how to cook is to actually do it! As the saying goes “practice makes perfect”. The Kitchen Academy is a great spot for those who want hands on learning. The classes are guided by talented Chefs in a fun and non-intimating setting. Also, the location is great for suburbanites like me.
*Disclosure: I was invited by Jenny of Fablesandfocaccia.com and The Kitchen Academy with the lesson and food complimentary. All opinions in the post are my own.
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