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Picnicking in Style on Global TV

June 30 Global TV talking picnicking in style.

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1) Canadian Tire – outdoor Shelter, portable coolers, picnic blanket

2) Picnic Items from Bacci’s on 12th and Granville – Place Settings & Cutler and Picnic food from Dirty Apron

3) Picnic Items from Real Canadian Superstore and Picnic food from Presidents Choice and Pete’s Meats on 12th and Arbutus


Start at Canadian Tire where you can pick up a shelter, coolers and picnic table clothes.

ShelterBeach Blanket, Picnic Coolers, Table Cloth



If you are looking for some unique items, head to Bacci’s on 12th and Granville.

Picnic Blanket, Plates, Bowls and Cups, Tablecloth and Napkins, Picnic cutlery.

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Dirty Apron has a complete picnic, everything you need in Gourmet Picnic.

Sandwiches  Prosciutto with figs, watercress, Brie cheese, and balsamic onions on fresh-baked baguette and  Confit albacore tuna with citrus mayonnaise, smoked paprika, fennel, basil, Parmesan on fresh-baked baguette

Salads Roasted mushrooms with puffed black rice, shallots, Thai style chimichurri and a sherry vinaigrette – Israeli cous-cous, fire roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, grilled eggplant, asparagus, zucchini and lemon vinaigrette

Desserts Triple chocolate chip cookie, Oatmeal coconut raisin cookie, Chocolate pistachio cream cheese brownies

Charcuterie + Cheese Boards – Oyama Meat’s Italian prosciutto and mild soppresata salami – Comte and Brie cheese from France – Elsa’s Story Rosemary & Olive Oil Crackers – House-made hummus Organic fruit

Beverages – Flavoured San Pellegrino – Limonata and Aranciata

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Real Canadian Superstore a great place to pick up picnic essentials

PC Home Essentials Salad caddie, bamboo plates, glasses, napkins, tray and serving tongs.

PC Insiders Collection PC Organics Lemonade, PC Beet Hummus, PC Pico De Gallo and PC Chia & Quinoa Baked Pita Crackers

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Stop in at Pete’s Meats for some bread, cheese, rillettes, charcuterie and mustard and you are set.

News from Dirty Apron Cooking School

Give a class this Christmas

Give someone the gift of cooking this Christmas! Dirty Apron class gift certificates are easy to purchase online and can be printed in your very own home. No need to brave the mall. Just order, print and wrap with a bow.

Click here to view our great gift certificate options.

Gourmet gift boxes now available

The Dirty Apron is taking gift giving and kicking it up a notch.

Gone are the cellophane wrapped, stale cracker gifts of old. Our custom crafted gift boxes include fresh ingredients, thoughtful gifts, and gourmet selections to impress any palate. Gifts so good you’ll love to give them – now that’s holiday spirit!

View and order gift boxes online >

Celebrate at the Dirty Apron

We still have some daytime spots available for private bookings – the perfect way to spread the holiday cheer and treat your friends, family, staff and clientele to a unique culinary experience.

With a veteran chef to guide you, your group will craft an exquisite and unforgettable meal worthy of a Yuletide feast, and once the table is set, you can kick back, relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour with those who matter most. Please call us at 604.879.8588 ext 2 or email Callie at callie@dirtyapron.com for group event inquiries.

Holiday recipe

At a loss for what to cook this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Check out our recipe for Pork Wellington with Apple Slaw, a foolproof holiday dish sure to warm the heart and hearth.

The Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen
540 Beatty Street, Crosstown, Vancouver BC, Canada V6B 2L3
T: 604 879 8588 F: 604 629 5844 E:info@dirtyapron.com W:www.dirtyapron.com

Singles in the City: Food Lovers Unite!

Love food but tired of cooking for one? The Dirty Apron Cooking School is bringing city singles together in a class designed to help students meet their match in the kitchen. Join us for a no-pressure combination of cooking, wining, dining and dating, as you make gourmet dishes, and hopefully a few new love connections. Paired up at random, each student will prepare Tarragon buttered Crab Crostinis, white Soya and Sesame marinated Yellow Fin Tuna with pressed Avocado and Yuzu foam, Chicken Yakitori with Okonomiyaki Pancakes, Wild Mushroom Risotto with Braised Beef Short Ribs, and Lemon and Basil Crepes with warm Berry Compote; rotating between stations to mingle and meet as they cook and eat. Breaking the ice a little further will be Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard of house wine, who will offer commentary with each dish to help demystify wine pairings (and possibly the opposite sex).



– Instruction from trained chef

– Five-course meal

– Recipes to take home

– Instruction from wine professional

– Tasting of six different wines

– Up to ten possible dates
Suitable for participants of all levels of wine knowledge and cooking skill


Date: Friday, October 28th, 2011

Time: 5:30 – 9:30pm

Venue: The Dirty Apron Cooking School

540 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC

Cost: $145
Tickets are available at the Dirty Apron site here.

Perfect Pairings at The Dirty Apron Cooking School

The magic of perfect food and wine pairings can turn any dinner into a decadent experience. Join chef David Robertson and house wine oenophiles Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard for a class that will demystify the art of harmonizing flavours and uncovering what makes for a perfect match.

On the menu: Piri Piri prawns with Thai basil yogurt and ginger foam, lemon and grapefruit scallop ceviche with golden beet carpaccio and parmesan crisps; tender roasted Moroccan lamb loin served with Israeli couscous and pomegranate reduction; orange and cinnamon chocolate soufflé.

Date: Friday, January 21st, 2011
Time: 5:30 – 9:30pm
Venue: The Dirty Apron Cooking School
540 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $145click here to buy tickets or call 604-879-8588

The Dirty Apron Cooking School Opens August 12

dirty apronBeatty Street’s next sensation from the people who brought you Chambar & Café Medina July 9, 2009, Vancouver, BC – Novices, foodies, and aspiring chefs will have a new place to learn the tricks of the trade at The Dirty Apron Cooking School, opening this summer at 540 Beatty Street. With a selection of classes that will vary from regional classics to ingredient driven basics and essential knife skills, The Dirty Apron Cooking School will be Vancouver’s most exciting culinary playground: a place for amateur cooks, the curious, and professionals alike to learn, explore, and unleash their inner chef.
The Dirty Apron Cooking School is a joint venture between Karri and Nico Schuermans and former Chambar Sous-Chef David Robertson. Robertson – who has a formidable background in classic French cuisines and who was on the Gold Medal winning team at the 1996 Culinary Olympics – will teach the majority of the classes, with guest and celebrity chef appearances peppered throughout the year.   Instruction at The Dirty Apron Cooking School will focus on popular regional cuisines as well as basic skills for ingredient focused cooking. Students will use only the best tools of the trade thanks to partnerships with All Clad cookware, Wusthof knives, Wolf ranges, and Sub Zero fridges. Classes at The Dirty Apron Cooking School will be divided into two types: hands-on and demonstration. The hands-on class will last for four hours and will walk students through the steps of making a complete meal with appetizer, entrée and dessert. The cost for these classes per person will be $135 with a maximum class size of 22 people. The demonstration classes will be two hours in length and will offer students a chance to watch, follow along, and then taste the results with the chef for $80 per person. Both classes will be followed by a group dinner in the cooking school’s private dining room.  In addition to individual classes, The Dirty Apron Cooking School will also offer corporate and group bookings; perfect for team building, corporate retreats, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, and staff parties.   The Dirty Apron is now accepting bookings online at www.dirtyapron.com. For a limited time, all bookings for hands-on classes in August will receive a $50 gift card, and those who book a demonstration class will receive a $30 gift card. Gift cards will be redeemable at the Dirty Apron Cook Shop, which will carry indispensable kitchen supplies and high-end wares. Classes are set to begin August 12th.   About David Robertson For over fifteen years Canadian born David Robertson has successfully commanded a career in the culinary industry from building a strong reputation as a passionate engaging chef, an outstanding food stylist, and an excellent inspiring tutor.   David has a solid background in classical French fine dining and a passion for food. His wanderlust and zeal for new food and cooking styles have taken him to many top culinary destinations around Europe, the UK, Australia, and finally just outside of New York City, where he worked under renowned Thomas Henkelman at the Homestead Inn for two years. David also boasts numerous competition successes including being a part of the Gold winning team in the 1996 Culinary Olympics in Switzerland.   In 2004 David became the Chef-de-Cuisine at Chambar. There, with chef/ owner Nico Schuermans, David was instrumental in creating one of the city’s most popular and highly celebrated restaurants.   Throughout his career David has come to realize that not only does he love food, he loves teaching people about food. His infectious enthusiasm for the ingredients and products he uses combined with his patient nature make him the perfect chef to lead The Dirty Apron Cooking School.

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