The ever popular De Luca’s Cooking Studio is open to the public and offers an opportunity to develop culinary skills with expert Chef Mike Brown. At each class, Chef Mike will demonstrate a variety of authentic Italian dishes while you sit back, relax and enjoy the feast! Join us for our 2018 Season to discover inspirational culinary techniques, traditions and product. Chef Mike Brown has been with De Luca’s for five years under the guidance of beloved Chef Anna Paganelli, and when Anna completed her 35th season in May 2017, she handed over the torch. Chef Mike continues to teach public classes and lead the team in executing events and private cooking classes for groups of 30-130 guests!
Pricing: 1 Class - $65.00 per person (+ 13% taxes)
All classes are located in our Cooking Studio at the lower level at 950 Portage Avenue. Doors open at 5:45 PM. Class begins at 6:30 PM and are approximately 2.5 hours
Pre-registration is required for all classes
If you are registering for multiple classes, please let us know and we will be sure to adjust the menu accordingly to avoid repeating recipes.
Please provide the following upon registry:
- First and last name
- Phone number
- Email address for confirmation
- Credit card or Gift Card Number
-One full week notice is required for all cancellations, or a $20.00 per person fee will apply.
-Credit is not given for missed classes without one week’s notice of cancellation. We understand that emergencies do happen, so we will accommodate guest substitutions, however, we would prefer that someone does take your place.
What is Included?
–Each class includes a four course dinner (antipasto, pasta, entrée, and dessert)
–Dishes are demonstrated and served (recipes choses three to five days in advance)
–Featured product samples to taste during reception
–Wine sampling - 12 wines are available at the bar for sampling
–Full Bar - purchase wine by the bottle or glass, feature cocktails, imported beer, specialty coffees, and more!
–Private shopping at the De Luca’s grocery store upstairs after the class–pick up all of the essential ingredients to make your new recipes!
Tables and Seating
–Seating is first-come, first-serve
–Tables will be reserved for groups of six or more (upon request), and will be located towards the back or middle rows only–to honour the first-come, first-serve seating policy.
–Reserved groups are welcome to come when doors open at 5:45 PM to move their reservation up to the from if preferred.
–All classes are demonstration only.
–Chef Mike will demonstrate and speak to each dish in detail. Screens, overhead mirrors and cameras are positioned for optimal viewing of the step by step process while you dine.
Monthly recipes and menus
–We change the recipes as much as possible for each class. To avoid duplicate recipes, please let us know, when you register, if you have already attended a class that month. Provide the date of the class so that we can screen out those recipes.
- We are also happy to accomodate for any allergies with prior notice.