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Basics in 8: A Culinary Skillbuilding Series (Fall 2019)

$1,200.00 + 5% GST
Classes & Ingredients/Materials, Apron, Full Binder of Recipes and Lessons from Every Class
Attendees must be 16 years of age or older; no prior cooking experience required!

Refund Policy

Thank you for your interest. This class is now sold out.

If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email us at with your name, phone number and number of participants.

DATES:  September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 16 (no class on Thanksgiving Weekend)

TIME:  10AM - 2PM

FEES:  $1200 + GST

NOTE: Upon completion of this class, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and T2202A.

This series is adapted from PICA's own 90% hands on professional curriculum. Whether you're a novice gourmand or a veteran wanting to refine and polish your skills, our small class sizes ensure that each student gets the one-on-one attention they deserve! Designed specifically so that one class rolls into the next, this series features tips, tricks, and practical, every day recipes whether you're flying solo or feeding a family.

Class #1: Knife Skills, Life Skills


Class #2: Grounded Staples: Vegetables, Legumes & More


Class #3: Bones & All: Butchery Basics


Class #4: Flavour Enhancers: Marinades, Brines & Rubs


Class #5: Sauce It Up


Class #6: Our Alternative Local Seafood Bounty


Class #7: Imagine The Pastabilities


Class #8: Starches Refined & Unrefined


Our professional Chef Instructors accommodate skill sets of all levels. All of our hands-on classes will be taught in one of our eight professional culinary kitchens.

We look forward to you joining our culinary centre, operating at the forefront of Granville Island for nearly 20 years and graduating thousands of alumni who are proudly practicing their skills both locally and internationally.