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3-Part Cooking Bootcamp class 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 (Lonsdale)

3-Part Cooking Bootcamp class 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 (Lonsdale)

$270.00 Location: Lonsdale Cooking School
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I have allergies and or dietary requirements

Join Chef Jonathan Chovancek has he takes you through a three week, 9 hour intensive cooks training to make you a better home cook. We will a broad range of kitchen skills and techniques from knife skills to fermentation to curing your own bacon! All classes will culminate in a delicious meal based on the demonstrations. This is a demonstration series with many hands on elements.

You must register for all 3 classes.

*when registering online, please select January 14th class only and we will complete the other dates*


Week 1  - January 14th

Join Chef Jonathan in the first of three classes to whip you into shape in the kitchen. Chef will take you through the fundamental cuts in global cuisine, how to use your knife and basic food safety. You will also learn how to prepare vegetable and meat stocks and turn them into delicious soups - the building blocks of flavour in the kitchen. We will also cover basic fermentation with wild yeasts, emulsified sauces and becoming organized in the kitchen.


  • Chicken minestrone with umami egg drop dumplings
  • Wild yeast red fife sourdough pizza with preserved tomatoes
  • Black pepper & pecorino
  • Caesar salad with salted anchovy croutons

Demonstration class with hands on elements


Week 2 - January 21st

In part 2 of our 3 part series we continue building your kitchen skills and delve into different cooking methods.

We will make and cover the following techniques and recipes:

-bacon dry cure, pea meal, wet brine cure

-braised chicken ballottine

-chicken butchery

-béchamel sauce variations

-hollandaise sauce and variations

-Parisian gnocchi

-egg custards


  • Smoked aged cheddar Parisian gnocchi mac & cheese gratin
  • Chorizo spiced & brined chicken ballottine with saffron hollandaise, sweet peppers, green olives & capers
  • Grand Mariner, star anise & espresso crème brûlée

Demonstration class with hands on elements


Week 3 - January 28th

Following up on Bootcamp 2 we will enjoy the fruits of our labour as Chef Jonathan demonstrates how to quickly cure and roast local fish, prepare vibrant condiments, hard sauces & vinaigrette's and do some basic pastry work to showcase the season.


  • Herb salt cured wild salmon with lemon aioli
  • Peameal bacon with house-made smoky tomato ketchup
  • Spice cured bacon with bourbon BBQ sauce
  • Autumn Farmer’s market salad with confit tomato & bacon vinaigrette
  • Autumn fruit pies with tonka bean Chantilly cream

Demonstration class with hands on elements


Demonstration with some Hands-on 

9 hours of class (3 x 3 hour classes)

Price: $270


*Come hungry, a full meal will be served each evening

Please note: We will do our best to accommodate all allergies and dietary sensitivities or restrictions, but our facilities come in contact with all types of foods. We cannot guarantee there will be no cross-contamination. Please let us know of any dietary concerns when you are placing your order, in the notes section of your shopping cart.

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Lonsdale Cooking School

1230 Lonsdale Ave
Vancouver, BC V7M 2H6

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Chef Jonathan Chovancek

For more than 20 years, Chef Jonathan Chovancek’s abundant enthusiasm, inspired creativity and commitment to healthy eating has provided a winning recipe for some of British Columbia’s most celebrated restaurants. 

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