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Cooking Classes?

I'm considering joining, anyone have any recommendations in the GTA?

Thanks!
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George Brown.
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sandikosh wrote:
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George Brown.
+1 for GB
my wife has been taking them for years (baking, cake decorating, cooking, etc )
I only took a mixology course. she enrolled me as a Christmas gift
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My coworker took the George Brown class and raves about it. She brought in some dishes to work and I was very impressed.

I am actually going yo sign up myself as I need major help...
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Definitely George Brown. A few kids I went to high school with are taking courses there and I hear they're constantly bringing home delicious food.
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George Brown - They take things seriously, but you can't beat being able to take home a full meal after you're done.
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Sorry I wasn't sure if it should be food, fun, entertainment, so just went with off topic.

George Brown seems to be popular. Are these recreational classes or part of a diploma program? I was hoping for something I can just drop in once a week or every 2 weeks, don't need/want a diploma/degree. Just want to learn to cook :)
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Do you need a live person teaching you how to cook? There are all kinds of Youtube tutorials for cooking.
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Just watch Pasquale's kitchen.
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If you aren't strapped for cash:

http://dishcookingstudio.com/

Pick and choose based on desires and schedule ...not intense, but fun never the less.

10+ years ago when it started, they routinely had "celebrity" chefs teach classes...really enjoyed those.
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Cartman86 wrote:
Oct 21st, 2013 9:56 pm
Sorry I wasn't sure if it should be food, fun, entertainment, so just went with off topic.

George Brown seems to be popular. Are these recreational classes or part of a diploma program? I was hoping for something I can just drop in once a week or every 2 weeks, don't need/want a diploma/degree. Just want to learn to cook :)
The courses run 2-3 months with one class a week. The courses are specific and only cover one cuisine. Italian = italian. Cantonese = cantonese. Thai = thai...etc. At the end you get a paper stating that you completed it. Also there are courses that cover the basics which you must take if you have never cooked and wish to take more difficult ones.
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Thanks for the suggestions!

GB sounds great but its expensive, and it says you have to do a prerequisite to do any of the good stuff
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Cartman86 wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2013 6:24 pm
Thanks for the suggestions!

GB sounds great but its expensive, and it says you have to do a prerequisite to do any of the good stuff
Yes, you must. They want to make sure you know the basics. When I took Italian many years ago, there was this guy who was cleaning his knife and he accidently cut his palm. There was blood all over the sink.
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There's also rouxbe.com that from what I've seen looks very good. Made a couple of their free recipes and they were very, very good. There's recipes, but the purpose is to actually teach you HOW to cook. it's 300 upfront and 5 dollars a month starting in month 2.
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For 100% free you can check out cooking shows on TV. They normally post all their recipe info online. I like In the Kitchen with Stephano Faita on CBC, 3:30PM on weekdays.
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