Choose Between Two Options
- C$65 for a food and culinary workshop (C$130value)
- C$65 for a hands-on cooking class with wine pairing (C$130value)
Customers who choose the workshop can pick from the following topics: Creating Flavor (interactive class - learning, tasting, doing), Grocery Shopping (excursion to shop, learn, and taste), or Basic Knife Skills (cut like the pros - hands on). See the workshop schedule for details and times.
Customers who choose the cooking class will get hands on experience and enjoy a full meal with wine pairings and take-home recipes. See the cooking class schedule for additional details.
The Spice Lady
One day, Sharon Elston opened up a copy of Bon Appétit magazine, a simple act that would forever change her career path. That month's issue happened to feature a hazelnut farm, which Elston contacted and then serviced as a fine-foods importer. In addition to fresh farmed hazelnuts, The Spice Lady represented a number of award winning products such as organic spices. Presenting them chef to chef, Elston was heralded with calls of "Here comes the spice lady!" The moniker stuck. With her kids out of the nest, Elston became a teaching chef. Today, in addition to teaching her own classes, Chef Sharon educates students in public kitchens and private schools as well as in corporate settings.
Now she teaches a wide variety of cooking classes of Global Cuisine such as Thai, French and Italian. Elston also visits college campuses to talk about nutrition and guides a walking group to help others reap the benefits of healthy living. She is also a registered food-safety instructor for certification by the various jurisdictions and colleges.
2323 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON M4T 1R2