Cook Culture Victoria
Retail Store and Cooking School
Visit the Cook Culture Victoria kitchen retail store and cooking school in the Atrium Building on Blanshard St in downtown Victoria
1317 Blanshard Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 0B5
I attended Indian 101 last night with my daughter. What a wonderful experience! The class was extremely well organized, with highly professional staff and chef Billie Essa (of The Spice Jammer on Fort) provided intelligent, highly expert instruction. Our group (11 people in all) was taken carefully and deliberately through several different dishes which were all absolutely delicious. We were given a very comprehensive overview (as well as more in depth explanations) of key spices and left with a much better understanding of how these all work together (as well as what to look for - and avoid - when making spice purchases). Billie is a wonderful teacher, very generous in ensuring everyone was clear on each step and each point of emphasis. Her passion and enthusiasm translate well into the cooking. We enjoyed a terrific meal which we certainly feel well prepared to make ourselves at home (even if it may not be quite as good as Billie's). The Cook Culture staff were very professional and it was very convenient to have an opportunity to browse the store (and make purchases) before leaving. Highly recommended for a great night out and/or team experience.
Top notch service, products, classes and know how!!
Seasonal pie is a bit more on the beginner than an in intermedia level class. If you walk in knowing that, you wont be disappointed as the staff is down to earth, helpful and try to ensure everyone participates and get equal opportunity. Very professional without being stuffy or prentious. The food is simple but tasty and of the best of quality. Bon appetit!