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For the Culinary Enthusiast - No Experience Required!

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is pleased to offer a full schedule of culinary classes ranging from one afternoon to four days long. Experience a variety of culinary topics, such as mastering flavours from different cultures, planning and preparing meals for special occasions, and exploring new ways to use your favourite ingredients. Taught by our Master Chef instructors, these courses offer something for everyone, from a beginner to an industry professional.

Deadline to register is 8 days prior to class date. Download a Printable Registration Form


Sauces

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April 26, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Classic and Modern Sauces

Learn both classic and modern approaches to sauces, the base for any great cuisine.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes April 17th


French Cookies II

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May 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

French Cookies II

Bring the distinct flavours of traditional French cookies home!
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes April 24th


Marvelous Mushrooms

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May 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Marvelous Mushrooms

One of the most versatile vegetables, learn how to transform mushrooms into incredible appetizers and entrees.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes May 1st


Regional French Cooking

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May 29, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Summer Sippers

Discover the qualities of wines from around the world that make ideal companions for summer meals.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $69.91 (plus tax) for the workshop.

Registration closes May 20th


Regional French Cooking

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May 31, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Regional French Cooking

Expand your recipe portfolio with classic recipes from Burgundy, a region of France renowned for traditional cuisine and old world wine.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes May 22nd


Regional French Cooking

Difficulty:

June 6, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BBQ Friendly Wines

Learn which wines pair best with your favourite summer meals.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $69.91 (plus tax) for the workshop.

Registration closes May 29th


Pies and Tarts

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June 7, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Pies and Tarts

Savour our collection of classic pies and tarts that will make your whole home smell divine.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes May 30th


International Flavours - Japan

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June 14, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

International Flavours - Japan

Enjoy the warm convivial atmosphere of our Japanese menu while adding some new flavours to your recipe portfolio.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes June 5th


Cupcake Creations

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June 21, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cupcake Creations

Transform your kitchen into a trendy cupcake shop with decadent recipes and delightful decorations.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes June 12th


Cordon Vert - Vegetarian

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July 5, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cordon Vert - Vegetarian

Slice and dice your way into any vegetarian's heart. Come and learn new and exciting recipes to delight the greenest of vegetarians in your life.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes June 26th


Cordon Vert - Vegetarian

Difficulty:

July 12, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Confiseries

Make home time a little sweeter with confiseries
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes July 3rd


International Flavours of Spain

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July 19, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

International Flavours - Spain

Leave your passport at home and embark on an international tapas tour at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa!
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes July 10th


French Cookies III

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July 26, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

French Cookies III

Learn to create our selection of delicate and airy treats that breathe French elegance.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes July 17th


International Flavours of Thailand

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August 9, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

International Flavours - Thailand

Get to know the secrets of traditional Thai cuisine, where you’ll be cooking with beef shoulder, curry, black beans and papaya!
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes July 31st


La Ronde des Macarons

Difficulty:

August 16, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

La Ronde des Macarons

Endless possibilities of flavour combinations will entice the gourmet pastry chef in you...
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes August 7th


Sweet and Savory Crêpes

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August 23, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sweet and Savory Crêpes

Make your own sweet and savoury crêpes, showcasing the art of adding oomph to breakfast with everyday ingredients.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes August 14th


Cake Decorating

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September 6, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cake Decorating

With the guidance of our pastry chef instructor, learn the elements and techniques of cake decorating.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes August 28th


Healthy cuisine

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September 8-11, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Healthy Cuisine


Duration: 4 days
Cost: $725.00 (plus tax)

Registration closes August 29th


Knife Skills

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September 13, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Knife Skills

Sharpen your technique as you slice and dice your way to perfection.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes September 4th


Oh Chocolat!

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September 15-18, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Oh Chocolat!

For the love of chocolate! Spend 4 days with us and learn the art of over 15 different chocolate creations such as maple truffles with dark chocolate, passion fruit ganache, soft chocolate caramel and more!
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $725.00 (plus tax)

Registration closes September 5th


Oh Chocolat!

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September 15-18, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Seafood

Dreaming of the sea?
Learn new meal ideas such as shellfish marinière, mussel turnovers with creamy garlic sauce and pastry-wrapped fennel & lobster tail!
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $725.00 (plus tax)

Registration closes September 5th


Les Viandes

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September 15-18, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Les Viandes

Expand your knowledge with this exploration of different meats (beef, veal, lamb, chicken and duck) and various cooking techniques.
Duration: 4 days Cost: $725.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo.

Registration closes September 5th


Carving Workshop

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September 20, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Fruit & Vegetable Carving Workshop

Watch Le Cordon Bleu's award-winning Master Chef Armando Baisas transform food into an exquisite sculpture and then develop your sculpting skills under his guidance.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes September 11th


Canapes

Difficulty:

September 20, 2014 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Canapés

Expand your party host collection with these tiny but flavourful treats that are sure to delight your guests.
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $69.91 (plus tax) for demo

Registration closes September 11th


European Cuisine

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September 22-25, 2014 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

European Cuisine

Explore the world of European cuisines with demonstrations by our Chef Instructor leading you through the distinctive flavours of Hungary, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $725.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo.

Registration closes September 12th


European Cuisine

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September 22-25, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sugar Work

Create artistic masterpieces using sugar as your medium. Participants will learn to use poured sugar, pulled sugar, blown sugar and pastillage together to create an original showpiece.
Duration: 4 days
Cost: $725.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo.

Registration closes September 12th


International Flavours of Latin America

Difficulty:

September 27, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

International Flavours - Latin America

Learn how to make Guacamole and Céviché Stuffed Tomatoes and Brazilian Feijoada Cassoulet, some of the traditional tapas and meat stews of Latin America.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes September 18th


Cupcake Creations

Difficulty:

October 4, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Cupcake Creations

Transform your kitchen into a trendy cupcake shop with decadent recipes and delightful decorations.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes September 25th


Hearty Stews

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October 18, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Hearty Stews

Discover dishes to keep you warm and cozy throughout the winter months. Learn how to make stews with anything but "the usual" ingredients.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes October 9th


french cookies V

Difficulty:

October 25, 2014 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

French Cookies IV

Back due to popular demand, it's French cookies V!
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes October 16th


Sauces

Difficulty:

November 1, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Classic and Modern Sauces

Learn both classic and modern approaches to sauces, the base for any great cuisine.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes October 23rd


Macarons

Difficulty:

November 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

La Ronde des Macarons

Draw on Le Cordon Bleu experience to help you perfect this sometimes capricious treat and become a real macaron expert!
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes October 31st


Macarons

Difficulty:

November 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Les Potages

Treat your family to a variety of warm, healthy, and flavourful soups this winter.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes November 6th


Macarons

Difficulty:

November 22, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Christmas Cookies

Fill your home with the sights and smells of Christmas baking and get you on your way to adding new favourites to the family recipe collection with the christmas cookies short course!
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50.00 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes November 13th


Macarons

Difficulty:

November 29, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Potatoes

Do more with potatoes than you've ever imagined! Learn how to make Stuffed Duchesse Potatoes, Pan-Fried Forestière Potatoes; Potato Flan with Truffles and Herbs and Darphin Potatoes with Ham.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $170.00 (plus tax) for practical and demo. $50.00 (plus tax) for demo.

Registration closes November 20th


Canapes

Difficulty:

December 6, 2014 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Canapés

Expand your party host repertoire with these tiny but flavourful treats that are sure to delight your guests.
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $69.91 (plus tax) for demo

Registration closes November 27th


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