Choose Between Two Options
- C$39 for a wine-tasting course and certification for one (C$125 value)
- C$75 for a wine-tasting course and certification for two (C$150 value)
Certified instructors teach students the proper tasting techniques, characteristics to look for in the wine, and fundamentals of aroma and taste. Over the course of this informative class, you’ll have the opportunity to taste a variety of wines, including syrah, merlot, chardonnay, zinfandel, and pinot noir. Classes meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Le Premier Culinary Arts
They say that those who can't do, teach. But Christopher Kluftinger, the lead instructor at Le Premier Culinary Arts, can do. The chef de cuisine honed his skills across Europe before working in hotels and restaurants all over the U.S. and the Caribbean. Eventually, that experience even got him a gig as the executive chef at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Along with his team of consultants, restaurateurs, and fellow chefs, Kluftinger instructs both aspiring restaurant professionals and the general public in a wide range of food- and drink-related classes. Read on for a taste of their course catalogue:
Bar and Beverage Management: After covering both the business and management sides of tending bar, this 15-hour course culminates in a certification.
Basics of Professional Cooking: This 5-day, 30-hour course teaches theory and practical skills during each session. Students learn everything from knife skills to menu styles in order to prepare for a final exam that requires them to prepare a three-course meal.
For the Public
Professional Wine Tasting: Billed as one of Le Premier's most entertaining classes, it finds seasoned sommeliers teaching a mix of professionals and oenophiles about the world's wine regions and the winemaking process. Students learn how to properly taste several varietals, including syrah, chardonnay, and pinot noir. The course even gets into niche subjects such as green winemaking and the unique properties of specialty wines, including late-harvest varietals and sake.