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Chef Russell Culinary Class Room

1527 Victoria Park Avenue Floor 2, Toronto

Biryani Cooking Class for One or Two at Chef Russell Culinary Class Room (Up to 61% Off)

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Enthusiasts of Indian cuisine can learn how to prepare flavorful biryani from scratch during a class led by an executive chef

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1 ratings1 reviews
March 7, 2020
The class was fun and a great learning experience. My only qualm was that Chef Russell gets easily irritable when students ask questions or need clarification. Other than this, he's funny, down to earth and a great teacher.
Russelltop reviewerhelpful reviewer
45 ratings12 reviews
May 20, 2020
Best class ever!! I learned so much so fast that you must pay attention. Recommend a note pad. So much advise. You don’t follow a recipe. It’s more about learning the fundamentals to make any recipe. I feel like I went to culinary school. Chef Russell answered all my question and is very generous with his tips. He has so much food knowledge. Best class ever!!!!!
2 ratings1 reviews
March 3, 2020
very hands on and overall great learning experience
1 ratings1 reviews
March 3, 2020
Did the Thai cooking class with my girlfriend. Great experience and great food. Chef Russell is very knowledgeable. Will definitely have to try some of the other classes.
1 ratings1 reviews
March 3, 2020
Chef Russell’s class was an amazing time and look forward to taking the next one!
Amberhelpful reviewer
1 ratings1 reviews
March 1, 2020
Chef Russell was amazing! The class was extremely knowledgeable & Chef Russell was such a great instructor. You get hands-on experience like no other cooking class - from prep right down to cooking. I would 100% recommend any of his classes!
3 ratings3 reviews
February 27, 2020
Enjoyed a nice night with my son. Learned lots outside of just sushi making.
3 ratings2 reviews
February 27, 2020
This was my second class with Chef Russell. The first was Knife Skills - a must for anyone serious about improving their kitchen knowledge and performance! This Sushi Class was so much more than that. It was a culinary learning experience that was fun, entertaining, hands on and Chef Russell shared a multitude of his helpful tips and knowledge with us! He wants us to learn to be confident and creative about cooking for ourselves, in a healthy and safe way. Worth ten times the value at the very least! I learned so much. My 3 sushi rolls were delicious too!! Thank you Chef. Next....Thai Class!!
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About This Deal

  • What’s included: Class which highlights the process of cooking vegetarian and chicken biryani from scratch.
    • The class takes 2-3 hours
    • Menu contains dairy and cilantro: No nuts
    • Must be 12 or older
    • Spice level is made based on a group decision
    • 2-variations of Biryani: 1-chicken and 1-vegetarian
    • Class size: up to 14
    • Class schedule: Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
    • Classes are held in a commercial kitchen and taught by Executive Chef Russell Auckbaraullee

    Come and learn the most popular debated dish as the most treasure dish of South Asia. Everyone in the world can appreciate a great Biryani dish, and now you can learn to make it for your friends and family. Biryani is derived from Persian word Birian, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and Birinj, the Persian word for rice. It’s basically a delectable semi gravy topped with a flavourful rice. Here, we teach you all the foolproof techniques, right from selecting the best rice and protein and how to use the best of ingredients to make a delicious Biryani.

    This dish is made with the most fragrant rice in the world and because of its purity flavour and smell you find Basmati in almost all high end restaurants. Most people find it challenging to cook Basmati perfectly and in this class you will learn the the method of Hyderabad Biryani. The most famous version ever perfected from its Origin of Iran. Biryani was so famous it was adopted as the national dish of India. There isn’t a wedding celebration without it!

    You will learn this dish from scratch from Chef Russell Auckbaraullee with Indian, Middle Eastern and Mauritian roots. (Biryani is in his DNA)Chef Russell Auckbaraulleehas competed in Biryani competitions as seen in the Star Newspaper. Chef Russell is the first Muslim to compete on Food Network’s - Chopped Canada. He’s appeared on multiple media outlets around the world and was the first person to appear on CP24 for Eid day, “demoing Biryani.” Please note there are no nuts in the dishes but saffron,cilantro, eggs and yogurt is used and can not be substituted. Everything is provided in the class but is recommended to bring a notepad.

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Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 12 or older. 48-hour cancellation notice required. Not valid on federal holidays. Reservation required. Taxes not included; must be paid to the merchant directly upon redemption. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Must call or text to book an appointment; online booking is not permitted. Purchasers should disclose food allergies upon making their reservation. A minimum of 10 students are required for a class to run. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Penthouse Catering

Penthouse Catering is known to welcome everyone, even those with no experience. The from-scratch-cooking-classes are performed under the guidance and supervision of a trained professional chef. Thus, beginners and actual chefs alike partake in one of the most popular and high demand cooking classes in Toronto from Head Chef Russell Auckbaraullee of Mauritian descent. Participants can expect hands-on experience and tons of cooking tips from an experienced well-traveled chef who has cooked for presidents, royalty, celebrities, and athletes. Chef Russell has also competed in many food battles including Chopped Canada, Menu Match-Up, Underground Chef Co, Halal Food Festival and Toronto Sushi Festival.