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Private Event

with Chef Janice Ha

Howe Cooking School

Chef Janice Ha is available on the above dates for any the following menus:

Thai Basic

Many of us have traveled through the gorgeous part of the world that is Thailand. The smiling people, the vibrant landscape and the fantastic food! Until the day we are able to go back and feast, let’s recreate these easy-to-make; yet, complex tasting dishes right here, at home. You will learn where to source ingredients, how to adjust flavors to suit your palette, and what key pantry items you need to pull off this menu, even on a weeknight! No more take-out for you!

  • Green Papaya salad – Breakfast on the beach…made fresh in front of you
    Note: this dish includes fish sauce and dried shrimp
  • Pad Thai – The classic tourist dish no one could go wrong with
    Note: this dish includes chicken
  • Green Coconut Curry – An all time favourite
    Note: this dish includes fish
  • Mango and Sticky rice – a classic Thai dessert

Note: this menu includes: fish, chicken, fish sauce, and shellfish. 

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Meals to Live By: Foods that Fight Cancer

Whether we have put our bodies through a lot of stress, have a genetic disposition, or are generally exposed to life on Earth these days, we have reasons to take preventative measures in regard to our health.  The food we eat has much impact on our overall health; as well as, our regular thoughts about ourselves…which is very commonly linked to the foods we eat.  We all already know how to eat meat, wheat, dairy, and refined sugar in excess; so, we will exclude these ingredients from this menu and present a few ways we can diversify our food choices and strive for better health!

  • Electric Orange Juice – pineapple, fresh tumeric, carrot, orange, and red pepper
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna – with squash, roasted mushrooms, and cashew cheese
  • Grilled Cabbage ´Pasta´ – with Puttanesca Sauce
  • Raw Chocolate Ganache with Citrus Walnut Crust

*This class is not meant to take the place of advice from your healthcare practitioner. You should seek advice from a professional regarding your individual dietary needs. This class will show you how to make delicious, healthy food that can then be adapted to your personal requirements.

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Curries Around the World

Join Chef Janice for a class full of soul-satisfying curries. There is nothing more delicious or intensely satisfying than a flavourful curry. Whether it’s a well seasoned Indian dahl, a kick you in the butt dry rub from Jamaica, or a warm and comforting broth from Japan.  Curries let you travel around the world from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Savoury & Spicy Surat Thani Red Curry

  • Fragrant Homemade Red Curry Paste, Coconut Milk broth infused with Kaffir Lime Leaf and fresh lime juice, Buttery Crimini Mushrooms, Aromatic & Succulent Broccoli and Sweet Red Peppers and Crispy Fried Tofu.

Jerk Chicken

  • Traditional Tender and Flavorful Spiced Chicken from Jamaica. You will take home some of the marinade, which can be used to add a kick to anything!

Silky-Smooth Goan-Style Curry

  • Infused with Traditional Goan Masala and Curry Leaves and Sautee Garlicky Spinach and served with Piping Hot Perfect Steamed Rice.

Golden-Spiced Tagarashi Japanese Curry

  • A Warming Medley of Winter Powerhouse Vegetables simmered in an Oriental Curry Powder infused fragrant vegetable broth, with Notes of Sweet Fuji Apple and Spicy Togarashi (Japanese Chili Flakes) and served with Perfect Steamed Rice, Fine Sliced Scallions and Toasted Sesame Seeds.
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Thai Vegan

There are so many beautiful ingredients and flavours to choose from and play with in the Thai palate. With a little creativity we can replace the classic fish sauce with another concoction that offers equal depth of flavour and superior nutritional content. Let’s explore Thai cuisine with a new earth approach sacrificing nothing and adding depth to your culinary tool belt.

  • Thai Pomelo Salad
    • fresh mint, Thai basil and roasted peanuts
  • Sweet Corn Fritters
    • sweet chili garlic dipping sauce
  • Yellow Coconut Curry
    • Thai globe eggplant, bamboo shoots, fresh water chestnut Jasmin Rice
  • Coconut Custard Fritters
    • taro, green onion, corn
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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 $1250 (+tax) for the first 10 people and $95 (+tax) per person after that. The minimum charge for a private event is $1250 (+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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