Celebrity Chefs Arts Club Winter Cooking Classes

Quang DangI love love love these classes! Here’s Chef Quang Dang a few year’s back at one I did. CJA

Savour the season with the latest offering of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes from the Arts Club Theatre Company. This popular fundraising series returns with four evenings dedicated to elegant comfort food paired with B.C. wine. Presented in private designer homes throughout Vancouver, the classes run February 26–March 28.

The new winter series offers the opportunity for food and wine connoisseurs to act as sous chefs to some of Vancouver’s most diverse and talented chefs. The classes provide a lively setting for creating four-course menus, learning professional tips and tricks, and preparing the freshest of seasonal produce. Classes are $125 each (with $50 tax receipt).

All classes start at 6 PM. Full schedule of Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes:

Tuesday, February 26           Tim Evans, Siena Restaurant

Sunday, March 3                  Quang Dang, West Restaurant

Monday, March 11                Bruno Feldeisen, YEW restaurant + bar

Thursday, March 28              Craig Dryhurst, YEW restaurant + bar

The cooking classes give a survey of top eateries in Vancouver and the international chefs who oversee innovative and contemporary menus. British chef Tim Evans, who honed his craft at Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK, now brings his expertise to Siena Restaurant, on South Granville. Quang Dang won silver in the Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in 2012, and heads up the kitchen at West Restaurant, renowned for its modern West Coast cuisine. Bruno Feldeisen of YEW restaurant + bar is a pastry arts expert, and he brings a distinct European flair with his French, Italian, and German background. Craig Dryhurst, also of YEW restaurant + bar, is classically trained, with a career built in the kitchens of luxury hotels in England, France, and the US.

The wine pairings for each dinner are provided by Mission Hill Family Estate and Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, two of the finest labels from the Okanagan Valley.

IN BRIEF: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes run February 26–March 28 and feature interactive cooking demonstrations. Each evening four-course dinners are created and served with wine pairings, hosted in private Vancouver homes. For tickets and info, call Special Events at 604.687.5315, ext. 248. A full list of chefs and dates is available at artsclub.com.

Photos are available at http://www.artsclub.com/photos/celebrity-chef-cooking-classes-winter-2013.htm. The username is journalist and the password in photos4media. Class dates and chefs are subject to change at late notice. Due to the fundraising nature of the classes, media comps are not available.


The Arts Club Theatre Company, now in its 49th season, is the largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in Western Canada. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Executive Director Howard R. Jang, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Revue Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province.

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Sponsored by:

Mission Hill Family Estate  |  Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery  |  Nespresso  |  A&B Partytime Rentals