Private Event

with Chef Christina Erdman

Howe Cooking School

Chef Christina Erdman is available on the above dates for any the following menus:

Pasta Fundamentals: Spring/Summer Kitchen party

  • Farmers Market Ragout with Homemade Pappardelle or Fettuccine
    • Learn how to take your homemade pasta and make a quick and effortless dish, filled with the market´s freshest vegetables and herbs in a light creamy lemon sauce.
  • House-made Ricotta Gnocchi with a Quick Heirloom Tomato Sauce
    • Find out not only how to make your own incredible tasting ricotta but to elevate it into light and fluffy Gnocchi. Then, using the season´s freshest tomatoes, make a quick and easy sauce and herb oil. You may never open a jar of sauce again.
  • Fresh made Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Ravioli with Arugula Pesto and Tomato Brodo
    • Want the freshest tasting goat cheese? Learn to make it yourself and transform it into fresh ravioli. With fresh peppery arugula pesto and a light tomato broth.
  • Mascarpone Sabayon with Fresh Seasonal Berries
    • A rich yet light (homemade) mascarpone and vanilla mousse, over a bed of succulent berries

 

Add on for an additional $10/guest: Charcuterie Board – Selection of cured meats with house-made pickles, grainy mustard and rustic bread.

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat wheat/gluten, dairy, or eggs.

*We can accommodate those that do not eat pork, please make note upon registration.

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Spanish Tapas & Paella: Kitchen Party or Chef´s Table

Sharing food with friends and family is a huge part of Spanish culture, so it’s no wonder their cuisine is dominated by tapas (small plates for sharing) and family-sized one-pot wonders like a classic Paella. Spanish flavours celebrate local ingredients, and the bounty of the sea and land: you’ll taste plenty of garlic, smoked paprika, flavourful meats and seafood, nutty Manchego cheese, zesty tomatoes, and bright herbs. When it comes to authentic Spanish tapas, the plates may be small, but the flavours are always big! You’ll also learn how to make Paella, the famous rice dish from Spain’s eastern coast. Make sure you bring your favourite bottle of Spanish wine so you can cheers to your cena Española!

  • Pan con Tomate
    • Crusty Spanish-Style Grilled Bread spread with Garlic and juicy Tomato, topped with Sherry Vinaigrette dressed Seasonal Greens and Shavings of Manchego
  • Gazpacho Andaluz
    • A Creamy Andalusian-Style Cold Soup made with Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers and Aromatics and emulsified with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Tortilla de Patatas
    • Spanish Omelette with Potato, Manchego & Fresh Rosemary
  • Gambas al Ajillo
    • Spicy flambéed Shrimp with brandy, garlic, olive oil, chilli and parsley
  • Paella de Pollo, Alcachofas, Chorizo, Guisantes y zafferano
    • Colourful Valencian-Style Saffron Chicken & Chorizo Paella with Artichokes and Green Peas

Add on for an additional $10/guest: Sangria – Fresh orange and lemon, orange juice, simple syrup and soda.  Served over ice with slices of fresh orange.  You provide the brandy and Spanish red wine.

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat eggs or onion with this menu. Please note: there is also wheat/gluten, dairy, pork, and shellfish in this menu, which can be replaced, if we are given notice.

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Tasty Taqueria Soul Food: Kitchen party or Chef´s Table

“Soul Food” means, simple, home cooking, made with love and tradition. Our delicious, West-Coast inspired Taqueria Soul Food menu was created by our chefs with authentic Mexican culinary culture in mind. You’ll use simple cooking techniques with fresh ingredients to create a taqueria feast completely from scratch. Press your own corn tortillas for loaded tacos, create a comforting soup made from homemade stock, and a make an easy and healthy dessert inspired by spicy Mexican Chocolate. We serve dinner family style, meaning you can decorate your tacos, salad, and soup exactly how you like, with an abundance of bright, fresh, and perfectly spiced toppings.

  • Fresh Latino Salad
    • Spicy Green Apple, Sal y Limon Purple Cabbage, “Buttery” Avocado, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, with Balsamic Vinaigrette and optional Feta
  • Crispy Cod Surfside Taco
    • with Avocado Smash, Pickled Red Onion & Jalapenos on home-made corn tortillas
  • Smoked Chipotle Chicken-Tortilla Soup
    • Made with home-made chicken stock
  • Dark Chocolate Avocado Mexican Truffles

Add on for an additional $10/guest: Paloma Cocktail – Fresh lime, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, soda,  served with salted rim. Served over ice with slice of ruby grapefruit.  You provide the tequila.

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat corn or avocado. Please note: there is also dairy, fish, corn, chicken, and chicken stock in this menu, which can be replaced, if we are given notice.

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Chopped Challenge

In this deliciously fun class format you will go head to head against others in your group and create delicious appies using mystery ingredients. The best appetizer will be safe, but the other will be chopped. Do you have what it takes to go up against your peers, friends or family? The bonus…you’ll have Cook Culture Vancouver’s Chef Christina to take pointers and advice from to help your appetizer make the cut. Delicious mystery ingredients may include…

  • Cod, Mussels, Tuna, Shrimp
  • Chorizo, Chicken Breast
  • Cheddar, Fresh Goat Cheese, Manchego
  • Black beans, Kidney Beans, Red Lentils
  • Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts
  • Avocado, Leeks, Potatoes, Sweet Peppers
  • Perfectly Seared and thinly sliced Rosemary-Red Wine Marinated Steak; or Roasted Provençal Tapenade Portobello Mushroom (V)
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Crispy Braised Brussel Sprouts with Smoked Bacon; or Balsamic-Reduction drizzled Crispy Brussel Sprouts (V)
  • Honey-Black Pepper Sauteed Carrots
  • Seasonal Pie with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice cream (losing team has to churn the ice cream!)

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat dairy, eggs, or nuts. 

Please confirm the number of vegetarians (V) in your party, upon registration.

This class format has a maximum capacity of 16 guests.

*Please note: adjustments may be made to this menu, based upon what is in season.*

 

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We look forward to hosting your party! Please complete this form to send a request to our event planning team. We will be in touch to confirm all details and finalize the deposit.








The Fine Print:

The standard price for any private party is $1050 (+tax) for the first 10 people and $95 (+tax) per person after that. The minimum charge for a private event is $1050 (+tax). The 3-hour event, which typically runs from 6-9pm, includes the chef, food costs, and staff. Any beverages would need to be supplied by you, for a self-service bar. If you prefer bar service (we serve you), we would need to take out a special occasion license, at an additional cost to you. Groups larger than 20 guests, will require additional rentals.

Private Party Cancellation Policy:

  • A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, and is fully refundable up to 30 days before your event. The balance is due 48 hours prior to your event.
  • Half of the deposit is refundable, up to 14 days before your event. The deposit is non-refundable less than 14 days prior to your event.
  • If you need to change the date of your event you may do so once, for free, up to 14 days before your event. Any additional date changes will have a $100 charge. We are sorry, but we cannot accommodate date changes less than 14 days prior to your event.
  • Final number of guests is required 48 hours before your event (with no changes allowed following this time - if a guest is unable to attend within this period, please send somebody in their place)
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