Private Event

Howe Cooking School

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

Pasta Fundamentals: Kitchen Party

This class is full throttle, hands-on artisan pasta-making class combining different types of pasta with seasonal sauces and garnishes to inspire you in the kitchen.  We will learn a  simple egg pasta dough, both in the food processor and by-hand, which can be used in so many ways.  A few good sauces can be mixed and matched with innumerable variations.  Come hungry – you will eat pasta!

  • Fresh Cheese and Herb Stuffed Spinach Tortellini Salad –
    • Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, seasonal vegetables, olives and Italian Tarragon Vinaigrette
  • Classic Potato Gnocchi
    • White wine caramelized leek cream sauce
  • Radicchio bowl
    • Fennel
  • Multicolour Fettuccini alla Carbonara
    • Pancetta or grilled eggplant, egg, parmesan, pecorino Romano, black pepper, Italian parsley
  • Tiramisu
    • Mascarpone cream kahlua, lady fingers, coffee


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, eggs, coffee or kahlua with this menu. Please note: there is pork included in the menu; which can be omitted and replaced with eggplant if we are given notice.

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Spanish Tapas and Paella: Kitchen Party or Chef’s Table

  • 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 at the time of booking.

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Tasty Taqueria Soul Food: Kitchen Party or Chef’s Table

  • 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 Howe

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 our Cook Culture House Chef 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

Following the Appetizer Cook-Off Challenge, Chef will cook and serve your group the following Main Course, Sides and Dessert.

  • Perfectly Seared and thinly sliced Rosemary-Red Wine Marinated Steak and Roasted Provençal Tapenade Portobello Mushroom (V)
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Crispy Braised Brussel Sprouts with optional Smoked Bacon
  • Honey-Black Pepper Sauteed Carrots
  • Spiced Harvest Pumpkin 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 note: there is also pork, shellfish, fish, red meat, and corn in this menu, which can be replaced if we are given notice.

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

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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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