Private Event

with Chef Matt Garvey

Victoria Cooking School

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

Thai Basic

Join us for our Thai Cooking Class. 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 as you direct the flavour profile to your liking…telling her what to add more or less of.  ‘Som Tom Thai’  (my si goong mi si pong shoo rots…tua yut yut)  This was for me….no dried shrimp, no msg, and lots of peanuts!
    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 – One of my all time favourites……
    Note: this dish includes fish
  • Mango and Sticky rice – a classic Thai dessert…..

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that are unable to eat coconut.

Add-on for an additional $10/guest: Mai Tai Cocktails – You bring the rum, we’ll make the base.  This tiki lounge favourite consists of fresh squeezed orange and pineapple juice, Orgeat syrup and garnished with a little tropical flair.

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Taco Party!

Our delicious, West-Coast inspired Mexican Taco party cooking class 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 taco feast completely from scratch. Press your own corn tortillas for loaded tacos, create a huge variety of toppings, and make Mexican churros with chocolate sauce, for dipping. We serve dinner family style, meaning you can decorate your tacos, exactly how you like, with an abundance of bright, fresh, and perfectly spiced toppings. Bring some cold ones or tequila, plus a friend, and get ready to have the time of your life at our Mexican Taco Party!

  • Yucatan Slaw
    • Cabbage and Jicama salad with Spicy Toasted Pepitas and Avocado/Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette
  • Corn Tortillas
    • Handmade Tortillas, from scratch
  • Proteins:
    • Baja fish –  with a crispy cornmeal crust
    • Chipotle Black Beans – slow cooked with a rich, deep flavor
    • Cochinita –  braised and shredded pork
  • Toppings:
    • Salsa Verde – tomatillo salsa
    • Pico de Gallo – fresh salsa – you will never purchase store-bought again!
    • Guacamole – enough said!
    • Pickled Red Onion and Jalapenos – salty and spicy – the perfect condiment
    • Corn Salsa –  a light, refreshing salsa with mint, cucumber and lime
  • Churros with Chocolate sauce
    • Mexican doughnuts with dipping sauce

*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat wheat/gluten, corn, pepita seeds, avocado, garlic, onion, cilantro, and some spice. We can accommodate vegetarian guests, please let us know at the time of booking.

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.

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Asian Street Food

Join us for a tour of Asian Street foods in our popular Asian Street Food Cooking Class. We will visit food from Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia, nibbling on some iconic dishes. With bright herbs, savory sauces, and commonly found spices, you can bring some of the vibrancy of Asia, into your kitchen!

  • Chicken satay with peanut sauce
    • seen all over part of Southeast Asia, we will be a doing a thai verision which is marinated in a turmeric spice mix. We will also be preparing a peanut sauce from scratch which starts with a simple red curry paste
  • Pork and shrimp spring rolls with nuoc cham
    • popular in Vietnam, traditional rice paper is used to wrap various herbs, noodles and meats. Nuac Cham is a sweet, salty, sour, spicy fish sauced based dipping sauce used commonly on many dishes
  • Nasi goreng (Indonesian style fried rice)
    • literally meaning ‘fried rice’, this Indonesian version is typically a darker version using a dark sweet soy sauce and shrimp paste for its characteristic flavor.
  • Kothu Roti (Sri Lankan chopped flat bread stir fried with vegetables and spices)
    • an iconic Sri Lankan street food consisting of roti, a flat bread stir fried with vegetables and a curry based sauce
  • Nahm wan sakoo (Coconut soup with tapioca pearls and melon)
    • Thai chilled coconut soup with tapioca pearls, fresh melon and shaved ice
*Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate guests that do not eat: soy, wheat/gluten, peanuts, chicken, pork, egg and seafood.
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Pizza from Scratch

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
  • Mix and match to create your own custom pizza
    • Here are some of the toppings we may have on-hand:
      • Oven roasted tomatoes
      • Grilled zuchinni, onions, and peppers
      • Marinated mushrooms
      • Crispy pepperoni chips
      • Zesty arugula
      • Smokey cheese
      • Fresh pineapple
      • Grilled ham

And for dessert, we will also learn to make Zeppole with Caramel Masala Sauce!

  • Zeppola are sweet Italian fritters which we will dip them in a rich, caramel sauce for extra decadence.


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

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 vegetables.

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Book this Private Event at Our Victoria 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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