Cookery School

Learn by experience! The Waring House’s recreational cooking classes are suitable for all levels of cooking expertise, will expand your culinary repertoire, and teach you new tricks and chef techniques.

Each class features a particular culinary technique, type of food, region, ingredient or theme. For example, different classes cover comfort foods, Indian food, cooking with strawberries, or home smoking. Many of our classes cover cooking dishes with fresh, local ingredients — some picked that day at farms just down the road from the cookery school.

Want to see what recreational cooking classes we’ll be offering in the near future? Scroll down to see our upcoming classes.

Thursday classes ($95 plus gratuities, plus taxes) feature a sit-down dinner and wine, while Sunday classes ($75 plus gratuities, plus taxes) focus on the lighter side, such as hors d’oeuvres or quick and easy meals. To reserve a spot in a scheduled class, contact our front desk at 613-476-7492 or 800-621-4956 or email

Coming from out of town? We have great cookery school packages that include accommodation and dining.

Cookery classes can be a great team building exercise or a way to spend some time with a group of friends. We offer private classes for groups of 6 or more. For information on booking a private cooking class for your group, email


Thursday, March 22

Southern Italy

Sunday, March 25

Handmade Pasta

Thursday, March 29

Korean BBQ



Thursday, Apr 5

Dinner In Mexico

Pozole, Chicken Mole Pablano, Churros

Sunday, Apr 8


Make our own tacos from the ground up.

We will be making tortillas, cheese, and shredded meats, as well as guacamole, pickled onions, and practicing knife skills to slice and dice your favorite toppings.

Thursday, Apr 12


Tom yam kung – a rave party for the mouth. The floral notes of lemongrass, the earthy galangal, freshness of kaffir lime leaves and the heat of the chilies.

Massaman curry – a Thai curry with Islamic roots.

Som tam – the popular green papaya salad is sour, extra spicy, sweet and salty. It’s the best of Thai tastes.

Sunday, Apr 15

Street Food Series

Pad Thai

Thursday, Apr 19

Flavors of Greece

Spanikopitas, Gyros, Tulumba Tatlisi

Sunday, Apr 22

Street Food Series 

Greek Gyros

Thursday, Apr 26

Sushi Rolls 101

Learn the basics of rolling your own sushi rolls.

We will cover the use and history of common ingredients and flavorings.

How to make basic sushi rice, selecting and cutting your favorite fillings, building the rolls, and final presentation.

Sunday, Apr 29


“Chicken on a stick” This class will explore the world of Japanese Yakitori.

These skewered chicken bites cover a range of textures and flavors and make a perfect simple snack.

Explore the sweet and salty flavors that make this dish popular worldwide.



Thursday, May 3


Gazpacho Paella Churros

Sunday, May 6

Spanish Street Food

Spanish Tortilla, Empanadas

Friday, May 18

French Bistro

Parisienne Gnocchi, Braised Beef Short Rib, Creme Caramel