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PUBLIC COOKING CLASSES

Are you looking to refine your cooking skills?

Join Chef Castro & other foodies as we explore the art of cooking. From beginners to advanced cooks, we have a class for everyone.
Chef Castro is excited to welcome you into his kitchen and to share his tips, tricks and tools of the trade throughout the interactive

experience.

During the cooking class, you will learn to prepare and cook a delicious appetizer and main course, and then, Chef Castro will end the

night on a sweet note by serving the dessert course.

Pricing
$125 per person

Classes include:

  • Canapes to nibble on while prepping

  • All the ingredients required for the class

  • Interactive cooking class that will take approximately 2-3 hours

  • 1 hour to enjoy the dishes you've prepared

  • Recipe handouts, from the HOB Fine Foods kitchen, for every participant

 

PRIVATE COOKING CLASSES

Are you looking for a memorable way to host a business, staff or family event?

Chef Castro invites you and your guests to join him for a night of cooking and great conversation.

At the cooking class, Chef Castro will provide an interactive demonstration for two courses and you and your guests will get to
experience cooking new, delicious dishes. Canapes will be served throughout the class and we’ll end the night with dessert, freshly

baked from the HOB Fine Foods kitchen.

Our classes are perfect for team building exercise, birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties, wedding rehearsals, or a fun night out

with friends!

Pricing

$125 per person (Minimum 8 guests, maximum 10 guest)

Subject to an 18% service fee & 5% gst

Wine pairings are also available for an additional charge.

Classes Include:

-Canapes to nibble on while prepping
-All ingredients required for the class

-Interactive cooking class that will take approximately 2-3 hours

-1 hour to enjoy the dishes you've prepared and connect with your friends or colleagues

-Recipe handouts, from the HOB Fine Foods kitchen, for every participant

-Use of aprons and dish towels for every participant

Please contact us at catering@houseofboateng.ca for more details.

 

Public Cooking Classes & Long Table Events

  • Multiple Dates
    Tickets
    Dec 16, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Langford, 2829 Peatt Rd, Langford, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Enjoy snacks & a glass of bubbly while you start your Christmas Shopping with us!
  • Jan 18, 2023, 6:30 p.m. PST
    HOB Fine Foods, 2829 Peatt Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Join us for an evening in Winter Wonderland as we learn to prepare dishes that brings warmth to the soul
  • Jan 20, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    HOB Fine Foods , 2829 Peatt Rd, Langford, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Let's celebrate Scotland's most beloved poet and some of Scotland's most famous dishes paired with a curation of fine Single Malt Scotch Whiskies
  • Jan 24, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    HOB Fine Foods, 2829 Peatt Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Join us and take your senses on a culinary journey as we explore the traditional cuisine and culture of the Caribbean and prepare some of Chef Castro’s favourite dishes: Corn & Coconut Fritters and Jerk Pork
  • Jan 28, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    HOB Fine Foods, 2829 Peatt Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Join Chef Castro as he prepares some of his most memorable dishes from the Chefs who have mentored him throughout his 20-year career in the culinary industry
  • Feb 04, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
    Langford, 2829 Peatt Rd, Langford, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Long table Dinner celebrating the flavors of Africa and the West Indies in honor of Black History Month. Join us for a memorable 6 course meal
  • Feb 11, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    Langford, 2829 Peatt Rd, Langford, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Have you had white chocolate and butter poached Lobster?!
  • Feb 21, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    HOB Fine Foods, 2829 Peatt Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Join us and take your senses on a culinary journey as we explore the traditional cuisine and culture of Morocco. Learn to cook lamb, grill chicken skewers, make Harissa & many more! Dessert course will be served to finish
  • Mar 02, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    Langford, 2829 Peatt Rd, Langford, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Join us for an exciting family style dinner to celebrate Yam magazine home style issue
  • Mar 07, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    HOB Fine Foods, 2829 Peatt Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Learn to create beautiful, perfectly seasoned “bite sized dishes” with Chef Castro.
  • Mar 17, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
    Langford, 2829 Peatt Rd, Langford, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    If You are adventurous this menu is for you!
  • May 04, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
    Langford, 2829 Peatt Rd, Langford, BC V9B 3V5, Canada
    Join us for the most immersive dinner-theatre the nation has to offer
 

COOKING CLASS REGISTRATION POLICY

Guests can register online for Cooking Class Events up to 72 hours prior to the dinner, and after that time online registration will be closed but tickets might be available for purchase based on availability.  Upon registering for the Cooking Class Event, guests should inform HOB Fine Foods of any allergies, dietary restrictions, and/or if they carry an EpiPen. 

All guests need a proof of vaccination in order to attend any in-person event or class. Please do not book a cooking class event if you or your guests are unable to provide the required documents.

Cooking Class Events are non-refundable.  If the class chosen is full, the guest will be informed as soon as possible and then placed on a waiting list. If a spot opens up, a representative from HOB Fine Foods will contact the individual and accept payment at that time.

Cooking Class Events may be cancelled if there are an insufficient number of registrants. HOB Fine Foods reserves the right to alter the dinner menu if necessary, as well, based on seasonal availability.

Cancellation

Guests can withdraw from their scheduled Cooking Class Events up to 72 hours in advance, and a credit for the amount will be issued onto a gift card or applied towards another Cooking Class Event. If under 72 hours of notice is provided, the guest will not be able to cancel, but may:

  1. Send a substitute in their place

  2. Be charged 100% of the Cooking Class Events fee

No Shows

If a guest fails to show for the Cooking Class Event, no credit is offered, and there will be no make-up Cooking Class Event offered.

Cooking Class Event Confirmations

Cooking Class Guests are responsible for remembering their scheduled Long Table Event date and time.  If a guest would like to verify their spot or any of their registration information, they can call to speak with a representative from HOB Fine Foods. 

 

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

As new mandates are released, we continue to follow the latest health regulations to make sure we can keep our doors open and continue welcoming our guests in. With that said, there are going to be specific protocols in place for our upcoming cooking classes to

ensure the safety of our guests and our staff. The protocols are as follows:

  • All attendees and staff will be required to show proof of both vaccinations.

  • All attendees and staff will be required to wear face masks while cooking (these can be removed while actively eating/drinking).

  • All attendees and staff will be required to sanitize their hands before entry into our premise.

 

HOB FINE FOODS PUBLIC COOKING CLASS SCHEDULE

Coming to a cooking class at House of Boateng is just like watching a live cooking show! Learn tips and tricks from the best, including Chef Castro and renowned guest Chefs from around Vancouver Island. 


The setting is casual and interactive, and guests will enjoy food prepared by the Chef throughout the event. The Chefs will often ask guests to assist with some preparation and asking questions throughout is highly encouraged!

AFRICAN INSPIRED COOKING CLASS

February 1st, 2022

Join us and take your senses on a culinary journey, exploring the exotic flavours of African cuisine as you prepare one of Chef Castro’s favourite dishes: Fried Red Snapper with Jollof Rice

Menu

Fried Red Snapper with Jollof Rice 

Served with Ghanaian Style Egusi and Spinach Stew with Roasted Yam

LEARNING THE ART OF CANAPÉS

February 15, 2022

Learn to create beautiful, perfectly seasoned “bite sized dishes” with Chef Castro. This class will be sure to expand your culinary horizons and cooking skills!

Menu

Albacore Tuna & Mango “Ravioli”

Cucumber and Pickled Radish with Sweet Soy Caviar


Fingerling Potatoes
Stuffed with Ratatouille, Hemp Seeds, and Spinach Pesto

African Fish & Chips

Served with Spiced Tartar Sauce

A TASTE OF WINTER COOKING CLASS

March 1st, 2022

Join us for an evening in Winter Wonderland as we prepare dishes that showcase that bounty and beauty of our region in this season. 


Menu


Parsnip & Apple Soup
Blue Cheese, Toasted Nuts, and Red Wine Reduction 


Seared Scallops

Butternut Squash Risotto, Fennel and Radish Salad, with Vanilla Curry Oil

SOUPS, STOCKS AND SAUCES

March 15th, 2022

Learn how to prepare perfectly seasoned homemade soups, stocks, and sauces with Chef Castro and stock up your freezer with these delicious staples!

Menu

Parsnip & Apple Soup
Blue Cheese, Toasted Nuts, and Red Wine Reduction 

Spinach & Hemp Seed Pesto

Roasted Chicken Stock & Jus 

Beet & Ginger Chutney

MOROCCAN INSPIRED COOKING CLASS

March 29th, 2022

Join us and take your senses on a culinary journey as we explore the traditional cuisine and culture of Morocco and prepare Lamb Tagine and Harissa Chicken Skewers. 


Menu


Lamb Tagine
North African Stew with Dried Fruit and Couscous 


Harissa Chicken Skewers 

Served with Chermoula 

LET’S BRUNCH! COOKING CLASS

April 12th, 2022

Join us for the ultimate brunch experience as you prepare Scotch Eggs and Croque Madame with Chef Castro


Menu

Scotch Eggs 
Moroccan Spiced Ground Lamb, Farm Eggs, and Local Greens

Croque Madame
Smoked Tempeh, Gruyere Cheese, and Local Sunny-side Egg

CARIBBEAN INSPIRED COOKING CLASS

April 26th, 2022

Join us and take your senses on a culinary journey as we explore the traditional cuisine and culture of the Caribbean and prepare some of Chef Castro’s favourite dishes: Coconut & Corn Fritters and Jerk Pork


Menu

Coconut & Corn Fritters 

Served with Aioli 


Jerk Pork 

Pineapple Salsa, Roasted Yam, and Potato Puree

These classes will run with a minimum of 8 guests and a maximum of 10.
All guests need a proof of vaccination in order to attend any in-person event or class. Please do not book a class if you are unable to provide the required documents.