Private Event

with Chef Heather Dosman

Howe Cooking School

Chef Heather Dosman is available on the above dates for any the following menus:

Spanish Tapas and 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
  • Mejillones con Chorizo al Ajillo
    • Mussels in a light Garlic, White Wine & Tomato Sauce finished with fine chopped Chorizo and a sprinkling of fresh 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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Middle Eastern Feast: Kitchen Party or Chef´s Table

Become captivated by exotic spices and flavours at this Middle Eastern Feast! Using traditional ingredients like pistachios, turmeric, dates, saffron, chickpeas, and tahini you’ll learn to make the perfect couscous, fresh flatbread from scratch with delicious dips, and plant-based falafel. You’ll create your main course with the traditional tagine for a vegetarian Red Charmoula, and finish off your meal with a Medjool Date Pudding, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. You’ll love adding these simple, healthy, and colourful dishes to your recipe book.

  • Freshly made pita bread
  • Garlicky Hummus
  • Cumin Squash Dip
  • Green Couscous with baked cumin falafel (Chickpea-sweet potato ‘fritter’)
  • Red Charmoula Tagine (Seasonal vegetables, chickpeas & plumped raisins cooked in red Moroccan spice and herb sauce)
  • Cardamom Pistachio and Medjool Date pudding

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

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Ramen Noodles for All!

Few things are a satisfying as a warm and nourishing noodle soup! Learn to make these base recipes and then make it your own with your favourite garnishes! These two broths are meant to be healthier alternatives to a traditional pork broth, but still packed full of satisfying umami flavours by using traditional broth methods. We will also make as many garnishes as we can, and send you off with a wide array of ideas to make your noodle soup your own personal signature.
  • Chicken & Kombu broth (demo)
  • Vegetarian Miso mushroom broth
  • Handmade Ramen noodles
  • Ramen eggs
  • Other garnishes may include: braised daikon, pickled shiitakes mushrooms, marinated tofu and chicken thigh
*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat wheat/gluten or soy.
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Spanish Vegetarian Small Plates

Tap into the vivacious spirit of Spain and grab a couple friends to learn different Spanish cooking techniques! These recipes are applied to vegetables (but can be used for fish or meat too) and will give you the skills to create your own spin on a tapas party. The Spanish style of eating a series of small shareable plates creates a great environment for a lively soiree, as well as a exciting way to get a balanced meal. With a hands on focus, this class will bring you through some of the different flavours of Spain with traditional cooking methods and seasonal ingredients!

Patatas bravas (crispy fried potatoes, spicy tomato sauce, cashew aioli)

Oyster mushroom escabeche (sweet and sour preserved mushrooms)

Calcots ( grilled leeks and smokey romesco)

Zanahorias alizanas (herbaceous marinated carrots)

Sherry flambé Mushroom toast  (Mushrooms in a sherry butter sauce, served with crusty bread)

Croquetas! White bean and spinach (crispy and satisfying cannellini bean croquetas)

Lentil mushroom albondigas (the veggie take on the classic meatball tapas, served with a tomato sauce)

Fruit Gazpacho (a super refreshing version of the classic cold tomato vegetable soup)

Note: this plant-based menu contains nuts, alcohol, and wheat/gluten.

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.


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Book this Private Event at Our Howe 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:, 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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