Private Event

with Chef Anna Hunt

Victoria Cooking School

Chef Anna Hunt is available on the above dates for any the following menus:

Moroccan Comfort Food

Travel the world in comfort… comfort food, that is, with Chef Anna Hunt. Tuck into a soulful, warming Moroccan tagine without leaving downtown Victoria.

Yes, you eat what you make!

  • Zaalouk (Moroccan eggplant and tomato salad) served with crusty bread
  • Chicken Tagine with Kale, Sun-dried Apricots, and Almonds
  • Garlic Couscous
  • Rose Rice Pudding with Blood orange and Pistachio

Please note: this menu contains nuts, wheat/gluten, and dairy, which can be replaced if we are given notice.

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Hawaiian Luau: Kitchen Party or Chef´s Table

Are you craving a Tropical Summer vacation?  Come join us, at Cook Culture, and learn how to bring the taste of an Hawaiian Luau to home. From tender Huli Huli chicken, smoky & succulent Kahlua Pork to tropical seafood and fruit dishes. Let us teach you how to cook with the taste of Hawaii.

  • Huli Huli Chicken Skewers
    • A true new Hawaiian specially, tender chicken thigh, basted with a sweet and salty marinade of  ginger, soy and pineapple Grilled to perfection over mesquite.
      • A vegetarian substitution is available, if we are given notice ahead of time.
  • Kahlua Pork
    • No need to dig a pit. Learn how to make this Hawaiian luau favourite, at home. Slowly roasted pork shoulder, wrap in banana leaves and served with Hawaiian sweet rolls.
      • No vegan/vegetarian substitution available.
  • Tuna poke
    • Everyone´s favourite, diced fresh tuna and avocado, seasoned with soy, sesame seeds and green onions served sticky rice.
      • This dish is suitable for pescatarians, a vegan substitute is available, if we are given notice ahead of time.
  • Mango & Crab Salad
    • Ripe mango, avocado and Pacific lump crab on a bed of micro greens.
      • This dish is suitable for pescatarians, a vegan substitute is available if we are given notice ahead of time.
  • Pineapple Haupia
    • A traditional Hawaiian luau dessert –  a creamy coconut and vibrant pineapple pudding

Add-on for an additional $10/guest: Mai Tai Cocktails – You bring the rum, we’ll make the base.  This tiki lounge favourite consists of fresh squeezed orange and pineapple juice, Orgeat syrup and garnished with a little tropical flair.

*Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests that do not eat sugar, garlic, nuts, and pork. Substitutions can be made for the shellfish and fish, if we are given notice at time of booking.

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The Ultimate Appy Party!

Join Chef Anna for the Ultimate Appy Party! From planning, prep, to execution she has you covered to create your best party yet! Bring your colleagues, bring some wine and have an evening to remember for years to come!

  • Tuna Poke on crispy sushi rice with spicy mayo and cucumber salad
  • Crostini with labneh, roasted lamb and baba ganoush *these can be made vegetarian
  • Roasted Yam Rounds with tomato jam and cambozola
  • Spanakopita, crispy phyllo filled with spinach and feta
  • Bourbon chocolate tarts
  • Crispy phyllo with cinnamon, cardamom sugar

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

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Chopped Victoria - hands-on and demonstration

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 Victoria’s Chef Anna to take pointers and advice from to help your appetizer make the cut. Delicious mystery ingredients may include…

  • Cod, Mussels, Tuna
  • Chorizo, Chicken Breast
  • Cheddar, Fresh Goat Cheese, Manchego
  • Black beans, Kidney Beans, Red Lentils
  • Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts
  • Avocado, Leeks, Potatoes, Sweet Peppers

Chef Anna will then prepare one of these menus for your group:

NOTE: Due to time restrictions, the entire group must chose the same menu.

1) Mushroom and Goat Cheese stuffed Chicken thighs with quick roasted shallot pan sauce 

Served with:

  • creamy mashed potatoes
  • roasted root vegetables
  • caramelized butternut squash purée

OR

2) Slow Roasted Salmon with lemon dill beurre blanc

Served with:

  • sauteed green veggies with a hazelnut vinaigrette
  • roasted baby new potatoes

Dessert for both

  • French Apple Cake
    • A rich and creamy custard base with a cake top, studded with sweet apple and flavoured with dark rum

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat wheat/gluten dairy, or eggs. There are nuts used in the salmon menu, which can be eliminated if we are given notice.

Please confirm the number of vegetarians in your party, upon registration, and we will confirm an alternative menu for those guests.

This class format has a maximum capacity of 16 guests. Note: the menu may be adjusted slightly based upon seasonality of produce.

Add-on for an additional $10/guest: Charcutterie Platter – Fine Meats with a trio of accoutrements: Garlic Rosemary Marinated Goat Cheese, Rustic White Bean Dip with Roasted Pepper and Almond Feta Dip. For a vegetarian platter, the meats can be replaced with marinated roasted vegetables.

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Spanish Tapas Bar

Going out to eat tapas is such a big part of the Spanish culture that there is even a verb for it, tapear which means “to eat tapas.” Tapas are simply a part of life in Spain. Though they’re considered to be Spain’s version of appetizers, tapas are eaten any time—day or night. Put a few of these little dishes together and they can make a meal on their own.  Join one of our chefs and learn how to make some of these wonderful small plates.

 

  • Gambas al Pil Pil
    • Spicy Garlic and Smoked Paprika Prawns
  • Croquetas de Pollo con Romesco
    • Chicken Croquettes with a Roasted Pepper and Almond Sauce
  • Almejas Negras Al Marqués De Villalua
    • Clams, Shrimp and Wild Mushroom
  • Champiñones al Ajillo*
    • Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic
  • Delicias de Jamón y de Queso*
    • Fried Cheese with Spanish cured Ham
  • Lubina a la Sal con Aioli
    • Salt Baked Sea Bass with a creamy Garlic Sauce

* demo only

 

We cannot accommodate guests that do not eat: shellfish, pork, chicken, garlic, onion, gluten/wheat, dairy, nuts.

Please note: no substitution allowed for this menu, please join us for our vegetarian Spanish Vegetarian Small Plates class. 

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Pasta Fundamentals

Learn how to make pasta, by-hand, just like an Italian Grandmother! From kneading to shaping, let one of our chefs teach you how to master pasta dough.  We will also learn how to make goat chèvre from scratch; as well as, a delicious warm Pancetta dressing, which is perfect for the cool weather.

  • Grilled Radicchio, Arugula Walnut & Pear Salad with Pancetta Vinaigrette*
    • Bitter greens and sweet local pears mixed with a warm Pancetta dressing and fried walnuts
  • Hand shaped fusilli
    • with a roasted garlic, basil and plum tomato sauce
  • Handcrafted Agnolotti with homemade goat cheese ricotta** 
    • Pillow shaped fresh agnolotti filled with a light goat cheese, onion and local mushroom mixture, tossed in a light butter sauce
  • Mascarpone Sabayon with Fruit
    • A rich yet light (homemade) mascarpone and vanilla mousse, over a bed of succulent berries 

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat: gluten/wheat, eggs, dairy, garlic, sugar, or nuts. 

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Book this Private Event at Our Victoria Cooking School

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 $1290 (+tax) for the first 10 people and $99 (+tax) per person after that. The minimum charge for a private event is $1290 (+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. Please call us at 778-769-1978 or email us at: events@cookculture.com, to find out more!

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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