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Where can I learn how to cook international dishes in Kitchener-Waterloo?

chef making sushi

One of the main objectives of Renison Food Services is to be something more than  a place where our community comes to just get a meal, a snack or a simple beverage. We strive to be a service that provides knowledge and opportunities to learn from each other about food. Through once a month online cooking classes, participants will explore the world by learning how to make international dishes!

The recipe for the month’s demonstration will be released approximately a few days prior to the cooking class. (Each kit/recipe is designed to feed 4 people). 

Open to anyone (18 years of age+ OR with parental consent) in the community, register today!

PLEASE NOTE: Cooking classes are currently held virtually.

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Upcoming classes

September Class: Turkey Pot Pie
October class: Cooking with Fall squashes (Vegetarian)
November class: Festive holiday dishes

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Upcoming classes (ONLINE)

September Class: Turkey Pot Pie

turkey pot pieOffering a class shortly before Thanksgiving, Food Services is here to help you with all things turkey. In this class, we will cover the purpose and method of brining. Purpose and method for poaching proteins and vegetables. We will also cover the basics of making and working with a pie dough. We will discuss cooking with seasonal vegetables and what ones are up next in the season, as well as plating and presentation techniques along with appropriate garnishes.

Date and Time Registration Deadline

Thursday, September 30, 2021 

5:30pm - 7:30pm             

Monday, September 27, 2021

October class: Cooking with Fall squashes - Soup and Curry (Vegetarian)

butternut squash soupFall in Ontario yields some beautiful squashes from butternut to acorn to kabocha squash. In this class, we will discuss how to work with these fall treats. We will be learning the basic techniques for a pureed soup using beautiful butternut squash. We will then use the delicious Kabocha squash to make a hearty curry using Indonesian spices. This class will identify squash varieties and applications. Discuss working with whole and ground spices. Different knife cuts and as always plating and presentation techniques along with using appropriate garnishes. squash curry

Date and Time Registration Deadline

Thursday, October 28. 2021 

5:30pm - 7:30pm               

Monday, October 25, 2021

November class: Festive holiday dishes - Fesenjan and Hojuelas

fesenjan chickenWith the upcoming holiday season Renison Food Services wanted to showcase some our international communities traditional holiday dishes. In this class we will be demonstrating the traditional Iranian holiday dish Fesenjan which is chicken with spices and pomegranates, as well as the traditional Colombian dish Hojuelas delicious fried dough. This class will touch on the basic of braising and deep frying and as always plating and presentation techniques along with appropriate garnishes.

 hojuelas

Date and Time Registration Deadline

Thursday, November 25, 2021

5:30pm - 7:30pm             

Monday, November 22, 2021

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