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Private Event

with Chef Gurjyote Sethi

Lonsdale Cooking School

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

Indian Essentials

This menu is all the classic essentials you know to have an understanding of Indian cuisine. Each and every component is meant to take something familiar and expose the simplicity of it. You will be shown different techniques for each dish so anyone can find the method that works for them in any kitchen. It’s about feeling comfortable, outside your comfort zone. ENJOY!

  • Butter chicken
    • Classic indian dish consisting of dark and white chicken, yogurt, and spices.
  • Daal
    • Curried yellow split peas, with a rich spicy and sweet Garam Masala blend to be on top of Basmati rice.
  • Garam Masala
    • A Wholesome wintery blend of spices than can be used for a plethora of dishes to add body to your seasoning
  • Basmati Rice
    • I’ll be showing you two ways of making rice, in an electric cooker, as well as the classic way, in a pot on the stove.
  • Naan
    • A simple flat bread filled with flavour and dairy based, quick and easy to bake fresh at home.

We cannot accommodate guests that do not eat food with some spice!

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Curries Around the World

Join Chef Gurjyote for a Curry Cooking 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. So come join us for this fun to learn Curry Cooking class.

  • Surat Thani Red Curry
    • Fragrant homemade red curry paste in a coconut milk broth, with Kaffir lime leaves, fresh-squeezed lime juice, crimini mushrooms, broccoli, sweet red peppers, and crispy fried tofu.
  • Jerk Chicken
    • Traditional tender and flavorful chicken from Jamaica, spiced with nutmeg, allspice, and scotch bonnet chilis. You will take home some of the marinade, which can be used to add a kick to anything!
      • a vegetarian version is available, if confirmed at time of booking
  • Indian Masoor Dahl
    • Red lentils cooked with traditional aromatic spices, topped with fresh cilantro, and served with perfect steamed rice.
  • Togarashi Japanese Curry
    • Hearty root vegetables and Oriental curry spices simmered into a succulent curry, garnished with Fuji apple and spicy Togarashi (Japanese chili flakes). Served with perfect steamed rice, scallions and toasted sesame seeds.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat onions, garlic, and some spice.

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Indian Classics

In this Indian Cooking Class, Chef Gurjyote will show you how to make Classic Indian food. We will enjoy some tasty appetizers, learn to make the juicy tandoori chicken, creamy spinach and paneer, the perfect basmati rice and naan bread plus a sweet pudding to finish the perfect Indian meal! Chef will discuss how to get the most flavour from your spices; as well as, techniques to creating fluffy rice and naan bread. You will leave full, satiated, and ready to re-create this fantastic meal for your friends and family

  • Dhai Bhalla
    • Stuffed white lentil dumplings with sweetened yogurt, tamarind and mint sauce, fresh pomegranate
  • Vegetable Pakora
    • Deep fried marinated vegetable fritters, with tamarind sauce
  • Tandoori Chicken
    • Perfectly cooked, marinated dark and white bone-in chicken, with traditional Indian spices 
  • Saag Paneer
    • Fresh spinach and paneer cheese with roasted cumin, home ground spices, onion and tomato
  • Basmati Rice
    • Traditional steamed rice with clarified butter and whole cumin
  • Naan
    • Simple flat bread filled with flavour
  • Sagu Pudding
    • Traditional Indian dessert with milk, saffron, pistachio and raisins

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat chicken, dairy, wheat/gluten, and some spice.

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Book this Private Event at Our Lonsdale 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: 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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