Private Event

Howe Cooking School

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

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 Noli 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

Our House Chef 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:

  • blistered green beans 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 veggies.

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A Mediterranean Feast: Kitchen Party or Chef's Table

We invite you, and your guests, to join us for this tasty cooking class with a trip around the Mediterranean Sea.  Enjoy the simple and flavourful Mezze Platter from Greece and Turkey, crispy and creamy Arancini from Sicily and a decadent Fish Stew from France.

    • Mezze platter
      • Homemade pita bread
      • Hummus, tzatziki, goat feta, roasted marinated peppers, eggplant, and onions
      • Manitaropita (mushroom phyllo pie)
    • Arancini
      • Creamy risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, breaded then deep fried with a zesty tomato sauce
    • Bourride
      • A bouillabaisse-style fish stew thickened with a rich garlicky aioli, filled with whitefish and shrimp

    *Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests that do not eat garlic, dairy, fish or shellfish.

    Add-on for an additional $10/guest: House-made Cannoli;  a treat from Sicily, fried pastry filled with sweetened homemade ricotta cream.

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The Ultimate Appy Party!: Kitchen Party or Chef's Table

Do you want to add some new small dishes to your repertoire and throw the best appy party ever? Join our House Chef and learn everything you need to know for an impressive get-together.  From mocktails to food, we have you covered!

  • Mango Mule
    • A traditional, refreshing, non alcoholic drink from India which is served during the festivals. The combination of cucumber, mango and lime juice, gives a soothing taste with bit of tanginess.
  • Blueberry Cooler
    • Another refreshing mocktail, blueberry and honey syrup combined with a hint of thyme finished with sparkling water.
  • Crab & Shrimp Beignets
    • Warm fritter filled with creamy ricotta, lump crab and Oceanwise shrimp with a roasted shallot dip.
      • A vegetarian replacement is available, if we are given notice ahead of time.
  • Goat Cheese Crostini with Olive Fig Tapenade
    • Crispy grilled baguette with fresh chevre, and a sweet and salty tapenade of black Mediterranean olives and dried figs
  • Three Cheese Gougères
    • Crispy puffs, flavoured with Swiss, parmesan and aged white cheddar cheeses
  • Mini Mushroom “Wellington”
    • Two-bite puff pastry bundles filled with wild and cultivated mushrooms
  • Ceviche de Camaron
    • A Peruvian specialty of fresh white fish cooked with citrus juice flavoured with red onion and cilantro.
      • A vegetarian replacement of this dish is available, if we are given notice ahead of time.
  • Fried Parsnip Ribbons
    • Learn how to make a healthy version of everyone’s favourite snack potato chip. Oven roasted, crispy parsnips flavoured with rosemary, thyme and sage

*Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guests that do not eat wheat/gluten, dairy, egg, garlic, and onion. Substitutions can be made for the shellfish and fish, if we are given notice at time of booking.

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, meat can be replaced with marinated, roasted vegetables.

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Pizza Party!: Kitchen Party

Bring your friends. Bring some wine. Learn to make Pizza from Scratch at our Pizza Cooking Class!

In our Pizza Cooking Class you’ll learn to make classic pizza dough and sauces to dress your pizzas, at home using your own oven. You’ll learn that with a great dough base, and then creatively preparing the toppings of choice you will be able to mix and match to make your own favorite combination.

Learn how to properly use your oven, a pizza stone, and pizza peel to get great results. This Pizza Cooking class is a springboard to throwing the best pizza parties ever!

In this lively, hands-on class, we will learn to:

  • Use a pizza stone and pizza paddle
  • Make pizza dough from scratch
  • Create the following sauces:
    • marinara
    • pesto
    • bechamel
    • barbeque
  • Put together some favorite classic combinations:
    • Margherita
    • Hawaiian
  • Mix and match to create your own custom pizza
    • Here are some of the toppings we may have on-hand:
      • Charred onions
      • Peppers
      • Balsamic mushrooms
      • Crispy pepperoni chips
      • Zesty arugula
      • Smokey cheese
      • Fresh pineapple
      • Grilled ham
      • Tasty chicken

And for dessert, we will also learn to make an Affogato Sundae!

  • An affogato (Italian for “drowned”) is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped or “drowned” with a shot of hot espresso.  Here we have taken one step richer and added it to a rich a delicious high quality chocolate sauce.

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate guests with gluten/wheat restrictions.

Add-on for an additional $10/guest: Charcuterie Platter – Fine meat and assorted accompaniments with marinated Goat cheese flavoured confit garlic & rosemary , rustic white bean dip with caramelized onions and roasted pepper and almond feta dip. For a vegetarian platter, the meat can be replaced with marinated, roasted veggies.

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Spanish Vegetarian Small Plates: Kitchen Party

Tap into the vivacious spirit of Spain and grab a couple friends to learn different Spanish cooking techniques in our Spanish Cooking Class! 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. In our Spanish Cooking Class you’ll learn 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 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

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

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.

OR

Add on for an additional $10/guest: Chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream icing – a rich chocolaty five layer cake fill with real buttercream icing with just a hint of raspberries. Bring your own candles!

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Pasta Fundamentals: Kitchen Party or Chef´s Table

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 chèvre** 
    • Pillow shaped fresh agnolotti filled with a light goat cheese, onion and local mushroom mixture, tossed in a light butter sauce
  • Blood orange granita
    • Originally from Sicily, this light and refreshing frozen dessert made with seasonal blood oranges.

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

This menu contains pork. We can accommodate vegetarian guests, by removing the pancetta from the salad; please let us know upon booking.

We cannot accommodate vegan guests with this menu.

*pancetta can be removed with advanced notice

** chèvre is demo only

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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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Plant Based Comfort Foods

Whether they’re childhood favorites or our usual take-out order, many of the comforting meals we’ve come to love are about as far from plant-based as you can get. But all that is about to change! Introducing Plant Based Comfort Foods, a combination of mouth watering favourites that keep all of the flavour you know and love while using plant based ingredients.

Starting off with some finger licking beer battered cauliflower, our main course is a scrumptious BBQ jackfruit sandwich and bubbly, creamy mac and cheese, followed by a moist vanilla cake encased in a fluffy chocolate icing.

  • Spicy Beer Battered Cauliflower ´Wings´
    • all of the comfort of your regular wings
  • BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich and Slaw
    • zesty, satisfying jackfruit fills this delicious sandwich
  • Baked Mac and Cheese
    • your favorite creamy mac and cheese, made without dairy
  • Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Buttercream
    • with this moist, tender cake you will never miss the wheat and dairy

 

This menu is vegetarian/vegan, egg free, dairy free, fish/seafood free. This menu cannot be made nut or wheat/gluten free. 

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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: 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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