Why go out for a meal when you can just make it yourself?
Well, for one, you may not know how to prepare foie gras or bake the perfect loaf of gluten-free bread. Plus, depending on how ambitious your meal becomes, the preparation and clean-up may be a little too daunting for someone who just wants a nice dinner.
Luckily for us, ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen is here to teach us how to make a gourmet meal (handling the prep and clean-up, of course), while generously pouring the wine and cocktails for a fun night out.
The 11th Avenue S.W. kitchen offers lunch ‘n learn demonstrations and weekend and evening classes, and it’s also available for private group bookings and parties (including kids birthday parties).
The lunch ‘n learn demonstration is a noon-hour weekday class that shows you how to make the dishes you are served for only $20. Meals are a minimum of three courses and range from Southern comfort food to gluten-free to Caribbean fare, and more.
Weekend classes are either demonstration-only (called a “Chef’s Table” event – they cook; you watch and eat) or demonstration and hands-on, in which you get to try your hand at cooking the meal. Starting at $65 per person, these classes are limited to 16 people and are great for a date or group of friends.
And if you ever want to try what you’ve learned at home, ATCO sells a series of cookbooks written for the at-home chef. The recipes are developed by the in-house culinary team and tested until perfection. The next cookbook will be a Holiday Collection released on Oct. 1, 2013.
For more information on ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen visit their website or call 403-245-7630. To book a private event, call Sandy Larson at the same number.