Cookery School

Flying Apron Cookery School Classes

We offer a variety of classes in our beautiful cooking school kitchen. Classes are taught by our Chef, Chris Velden. Chef Chris has been cooking and teaching for more than 35 years across Canada, the United States and in his home country of Germany. As a Certified European Master Chef and Culinary Instructor, his expert qualifications match his passion for teaching. Chris loves to provide culinary education to the food-inspired public at our Flying Apron Cookery School.

Most our classes included a 3-course meal and recipes are always provided. Our teaching kitchen is licensed so you may purchase local beer or wine to enjoy during class. Contact us to book your spot in one of our scheduled classes (published below and on our Facebook page) or to arrange a private class.

Hands-on Classes

Our hands-on classes offer you the opportunity to practice new skills as you cook alongside our Chef in a 3 hour class. Chef Chris leads the class and you work in pairs to prepare the feast. When you’re finished cooking you get to relax and enjoy a meal with your classmates. Recipes for the dishes made in the class are included.

Demonstration Classes

Sit back, relax and let Chef Chris make your dinner! In our demo classes you get to watch and learn from the Chef over 2 hours. Share a full meal with your classmates during the demo and take home recipes for the dishes made in the class.

Specialty Classes

Occasionally we partner with local food producers, special guests and subject experts to offer specialty classes. Some of our specialty classes have included chocolate making, beer & wine menu pairing, bread making, musical guest “chefs” and mead making. These classes may include a hands-on component and always have something delicious to eat, although a full meal might not be included.

Group Getaway Package

Each season we reserve a limited number of dates for Group Getaways that include a private cooking class and overnight accommodations. This is a fun way to spend a night with friend and a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. We’ve hosted everything from birthdays to book clubs, reunions and bachelorette parties! You choose either a demo or hands on private cooking class with Chef Chris and select a menu to suit the group. You’ll have the whole cooking school to yourself and enjoy a full meal during the class. Beer & wine pairings are also available when booked with the class. You are welcome to gather in the common areas in the inn before or after your class. When the festivities are finished, retire to your charming room for the night. Enjoy a hot breakfast in the restaurant the next morning. Our private hands-on classes are $90+HST/person and private demo classed are $55+HST/person. Accommodation packages are available!

**We are now booking private classes into the next season! Contact us to secure your date!**

Cooking Class Schedule

We host community events, cooking classes, farm to table dinners, and private events.

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June 27, 2018
Spring Rhubarb Demo Class
SPRING RHUBARB Wednesday, June 27th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $45+HST/person   We are once again featuring …
June 30, 2018
Beer & BBQ Backyard Party with Schoolhouse Br …
BEER & BBQ BACKYARD CLASS WITH SCHOOLHOUSE Saturday, June 30th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Specialty Class & …
July 5, 2018
Caribbean Flavours Hands-on Class
CARIBBEAN FLAVOURS Our delicious Caribbean Flavours hands-on class features the fresh tastes of the tropics. T …
July 18, 2018
Summer Appetizers & Cocktails Demo Class
SUMMER APPETIZERS & COCKTAILS Our Summer Appetizers & Cocktails is the perfect way to spend a summer e …
July 28, 2018
Celebrating Tidal Bay Package
CELEBRATING TIDAL BAY **PACKAGE** Saturday, July 28th – Sunday, July 29th Demo Class & Accommodations Pa …
August 3, 2018
Rhubarb 4 Ways Package
RHUBARB 4-WAYS **PACKAGE** Friday, August 3rd – Saturday, August 4th Hands-on Class & Accommodations Pac …
August 15, 2018
Fusion Tacos Hands-on Class
FUSION TACOS Wednesday, August 15th 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75+HST/person   Learn to make tortillas, …
August 25, 2018
Blueberries, Tomatoes & Farm Tour Package
BLUEBERRIES, TOMATOES & FARM TOUR **PACKAGE** Saturday, August 25th – Sunday, August 26th Farm Tour, Han …
August 30, 2018
Italian Summer Evening Demo Class
ITALIAN SUMMER EVENING Thursday, August 30th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $75+HST/person   Imagine yourself re …
September 8, 2018
Salmon Class & Tour Package
SALMON CLASS & TOUR **PACKAGE** Saturday, September 8th – Sunday, September 9th Hands-on Class, Tour &am …
September 14, 2018
Garlic Fest Flavours Package
GARLIC FEST FLAVOURS **PACKAGE** Friday, September 14th – Saturday, September 15th   Demo Class & Accom …
September 27, 2018
Taste of Mexico Demo Class
TASTE OF MEXICO Thursday, September 27th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $55+HST/person   Take a vacation to Mexi …

Past Events


January 13, 2017
Sunny Citrus Demo Cooking Class
SUNNY CITRUS DEMO COOKING CLASS Friday, January 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Demo Class $50/per person +HST Nothing …
January 25, 2017
Lobster Lovers Feast Demo Cooking Class SOLD OUT
LOBSTER LOVERS FEAST SOLD OUT on Wednesday, January 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm **Second Class added due to Popula …
January 27, 2017
Lobster Lovers Feast Demo Cooking Class
LOBSTER LOVERS FEAST This Lobster Cooking Class is back by popular demand! **Second class added due to popular …
January 28, 2017
Hearty & Healthy Grains Hands-on Cooking Clas …
HEARTY & HEALTHY GRAINS Saturday, January 28 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Hands-on Class $75/per person +HST B …
January 29, 2017
Bread Making Basics
BREAD MAKING BASICS WITH GOLD ISLAND BAKERY Sunday, January 29 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Specialty Class $60/per pe …
February 14, 2017
Viva Italia on Valentine’s Day
VIVA ITALIA ON VALENTINE’S DAY Tuesday, February 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75/per person +HST …
February 17, 2017
Falling for French Hands-on Cooking Class
FALLING FOR FRENCH – Second Class added due to Popular Demand! Friday, February 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm …
February 18, 2017
Falling for French Hands-on Cooking Class SOLD OUT
FALLING FOR FRENCH SOLD OUT – Second class added on Friday, February 17th Saturday, February 18 from 6:3 …
February 23, 2017
Warm Winter Flavours Demo Cooking Class
WARM WINTER FLAVOURS Thursday, February 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST Chef Chris will …
February 28, 2017
Creole Classics Demo Cooking Class
CREOLE CLASSICS Tuesday, February 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST Celebrate Mardi Gras …
March 8, 2017
Mediterranean Hands-on Cooking Class
MEDITERRANEAN Wednesday, March 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75/per person +HST Flavourful dishes fro …
March 17, 2017
Maple, Bacon & Beer with Meander River Brewer …
MAPLE, BACON & BEER Friday, March 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm Demo Class & Beer Pairings $70/per person +H …
March 26, 2017
Bread Making Basics Class
BREAD MAKING CLASS WITH GOLD ISLAND BAKERY The first class was so popular, we’re bringing Jess Ross back …
April 5, 2017
Easy Entertaining Demo Cooking Class
EASY ENTERTAINING Wednesday, April 5 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST   Impress your guests wi …
April 8, 2017
Fresh Pasta Making Demo Cooking Class
FRESH PASTA MAKING Saturday, April 8 6:30-8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST Learn to make fresh pasta and …
April 19, 2017
Sushi Made Simple Specialty Class
SUSHI MADE SIMPLE Wednesday, April 19 6:30-8:30 pm Specialty Class $75/per person +HST This class will cover t …
April 22, 2017
Sustainable Salmon Class & Tour
SUSTAINABLE SALMON CLASS & TOUR Saturday, April 22 11:00 am – 4:00 pm* *Meet at The Flying Apron at 10:4 …
April 23, 2017
Sourdough Bread Making Class
Sourdough Bread Making Class with Gold Island Bakery April 23 from 1-4 pm Specialty Class $60/person+HST   Je …
May 5, 2017
Taste of India Hands-on Cooking Class
Taste of India Cooking Class Friday, May 5 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75/per person +HST   This popular …
May 24, 2017
Lovin’ Lemon Demo Cooking Class
Lovin’ Lemon Demo Cooking Class Wednesday, May 24 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST   Fre …
June 3, 2017
Eggtastic! Cooking Class
Eggtastic! Cooking Class Saturday, June 3 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Specialty Class $45/per person +HST   The simp …
June 9, 2017
Rhubarb 4-Ways Demo Cooking Class SOLD OUT
RHUBARB 4-WAYS Friday, June 9 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST **This class is SOLD OUT** Due t …
June 16, 2017
Festival of Ginger Flavours Package
Festival of Ginger Flavours Demo Class & Overnight Package Friday, June 16 – Saturday June 17 Just $225/ …
June 24, 2017
Beer & BBQ with Meander River
BEER & BBQ WITH MEANDER RIVER Saturday, June 24 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Specialty Class & Pairings $90/pe …
July 7, 2017
Ginger Class Package
Ginger Class Package The perfect getaway isn’t far away; our Ginger Class Package is the perfect weekend …
July 19, 2017
Berries & Bubbles with Avondale Sky
Berries & Bubbles with Avondale Sky Winery This demo cooking class & wine tasting features first of th …
July 29, 2017
Bramber Weir Tour & Picnic
Bramber Weir Tour & Picnic Saturday, July 29 from 9:00* am to 1:00 pm *Meet at The Flying Apron by 8:45 am …
August 11, 2017
Viva Mexico Class & Overnight Package
VIVA Mexico **Package** Our Viva Mexico Class & Overnight Package is the perfect midsummer getaway. Your e …
August 26, 2017
Blueberries & Tomatoes Cooking Class & F …
Blueberries & Tomatoes Cooking Class & Farm Tour The season of bountiful harvests is upon us. Before y …
August 30, 2017
Rhubarb 4-Ways Demo Class
Rhubarb 4-Ways This delightful class is back by popular demand! Wednesday, August 30 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Cla …
September 9, 2017
Sustainable Salmon Cooking Class & Fish Farm …
Sustainable Salmon Cooking Class & Fish Farm Tour This class starts with a private tour of the Sustainable …
September 15, 2017
Garlic Fest Cooking Class Package
Garlic Fest Cooking Class Package Kickstart the Avondale Garlic Fest weekend with our Garlic Fest Cooking Clas …
September 27, 2017
Marvelous Mushrooms Demo Class
Marvelous Mushrooms Demo Cooking Class Our Marvelous Mushrooms Demo Cooking Class is back by popular demand! M …
October 4, 2017
French Bistro Hands-on Class
French Bistro Hands-on Class Wednesday, October 4th 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Cooking Class $80/person+HST Fre …
October 6, 2017
Flavours of Greece Demo Class
Flavours of Greece Demo Class **Second class added due to popular demand** Friday, October 6th 6:30 – 8:30 p …
October 14, 2017
Pears, Pairings and Poses *Package*
PEARS, PAIRINGS AND POSES What could be better than a cooking class, a seasonal meal with perfect wine pairing …
October 18, 2017
Flavours of Greece Demo Class
Flavours of Greece Our Flavours of Greece demo cooking class includes instruction, a full meal in your class a …
November 3, 2017
German Favourites Hands-on Class
German Favourites Friday, November 3rd 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75/per person+HST   Learn to make Che …
November 5, 2017
Baking with Local Grains Class
Baking with Local Grains Jess Ross of Gold Island Bakery will teach the class the tips & tricks for succes …
November 9, 2017
Decadent Desserts Demo Class
Decadent Desserts Thursday, November 9th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST The Flying Apron has …
November 18, 2017
Sweet, Sweet Honey *Package*
Sweet, Sweet Honey Package What’s sweeter than honey? Sharing a sweet getaway with someone special. Brin …
November 22, 2017
No Ordinary Squash Demo Class
No Ordinary Squash Wednesday, November 22nd 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $45/per person +HST   As we move thro …
November 26, 2017
Gifts from the Garden
Gifts from the Garden Sunday, November 26th 12:00 am to 3:00 pm Specialty Class $70/per person +HST   Come an …
December 3, 2017
Whole Grain Holiday Baking
Whole Grain Holiday Baking Sunday, December 3rd 12:00 – 3:00 pm Specialty Class $60/per person +HST   It is …
December 6, 2017
Sunday Family Dinner
Sunday Family Dinner Learn to create the perfect Sunday Family Dinner in this class, and make lasting memories …
December 9, 2017
Taste of Morocco *Package*
Taste of Morocco Package Our Taste of Morocco Package is the perfect pre-holiday getaway! Enjoy a hands-on coo …
December 15, 2017
Asian Fusion Demo Class
Asian Fusion Demo Class Friday, December 15th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $55/per person +HST Join our Asian F …
December 16, 2017
Taste of Morocco *Package*
Taste of Morocco Package Second weekend added due to popular demand! Our Taste of Morocco Package is the perfe …
December 29, 2017
Ginger Flavours Hands-on Class
Ginger Flavours Hands-on Class Friday, December 29th 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75/per person +HST   Gi …
January 10, 2018
Sunday Family Dinner Demo Cooking Class
Sunday Family Dinner Back by popular demand! Learn to create the perfect Sunday Family Dinner in this Class, a …
January 12, 2018
Pasta Making Package
Pasta Making Package Our Pasta Making Package offers the chance to make fresh pasta and use it to make a meal. …
January 13, 2018
Pasta Making Package
Pasta Making Package Our Pasta Making Package offers the chance to make fresh pasta and use it to make a meal. …
January 21, 2018
Sourdough Bread Making
Sourdough Bread Making Jessica Ross of Gold Island Bakery will teach the class all about sourdough bread makin …
January 25, 2018
Lobster Lovers Feast Demo Class
Lobster Lovers Feast Learn how to clean and cook this NS delicacy so you can have your own lobster lovers feas …
February 1, 2018
Sunny Citrus Demo Class
Sunny Citrus Demo Class Add a little zing (and Vitamin C!) to your winter meals with our Sunny Citrus Demo Cla …
February 9, 2018
Coffee & Chocolate
Coffee & Chocolate If you love coffee & chocolate, this class is for you! Sit back and relax while Che …
February 14, 2018
Valentine’s Day Cooking Class Package
Valentine’s Day Cooking Class Package Our Valentine’s Day Cooking Class Package includes a hands-o …
February 17, 2018
Thai Flavours Package
Thai Flavours Package Plan a Winter Getaway with our Thai Flavours Package: cook, eat and stay! Saturday, Febr …
March 1, 2018
Sushi Making Class
Sushi Making Class Learn all about sushi making and how to make great sushi at home; from cooking the rice to …
March 3, 2018
Cooking with Maple
Cooking with Maple Cooking with maple adds delicious flavour and of course sweetness to your dishes. Nova Scot …
March 9, 2018
Maple Hands-on Package
Maple Hands-on Package Maple syrup is not just for pancakes! Learn to use delicious, NS syrup to create both s …
March 11, 2018
Sourdough Bread Making
Sourdough Bread Making Jessica Ross of Gold Island Bakery will teach the class all about sourdough bread makin …
March 18, 2018
Sourdough Bread Making
Sourdough Bread Making Jessica Ross of Gold Island Bakery will teach the class all about sourdough bread makin …
March 23, 2018
Salmon Class & Tour **Package**
Salmon Class & Tour Package Our Salmon Class & Tour package includes overnight accommodations, a tour …
March 29, 2018
Extravagant Easter Desserts
Extravagant Easter Desserts The perfect class for those who love dessert! Learn to make some delicious new ext …
April 5, 2018
Pizza & Beer Demo Class
PIZZA & BEER DEMO CLASS Thursday, April 5th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Specialty Class $65+HST/person   Pizza & …
April 7, 2018
Sourdough Bread Making
SOURDOUGH BREAD MAKING Jessica Ross of Gold Island Bakery will teach the class all about sourdough bread makin …
April 18, 2018
Nova Scotia Cookery Then & Now Demo Class
NOVA SCOTIA COOKERY THEN & NOW Wednesday, April 18th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $70+HST/person   Learn a …
April 20, 2018
Pasta Making Hands-on Package
PASTA MAKING HANDS-ON PACKAGE Friday, April 20th – Saturday, April 21st Hands-on Class & Accommodations …
April 27, 2018
Thai Flavours Hands-on Class
THAI FLAVOURS Friday, April 27th 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75+HST/person   We are bringing this class …
May 5, 2018
Fusion Tacos Cooking Class Package
Fusion Tacos Cooking Class Package Saturday, May 5th – Sunday, May 6th Specialty Class, Dinner in your Class …
May 18, 2018
Cooking with Curry Hands-on Class
COOKING WITH CURRY Friday, May 18th 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $85+HST/person   Learn to blend spices in …
May 19, 2018
Hands-on Pasta Making
Hands-on Pasta Making Our Hands-on Pasta Making class has something to offer every participant – whether …
May 24, 2018
Spanish Favourites Hands-on Class
SPANISH FAVOURITES Thursday, May 24th 6:30 – 9:30 pm Hands-on Class $75+HST/person   Learn to create this a …
June 2, 2018
Best of the Season Cooking Class Package
BEST OF THE SEASON **STAY & PLAY PACKAGE** Saturday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 3rd Hands-on Cooking Class, …
June 8, 2018
Sustainable Seafood Demo Class on World Oceans Day
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DEMO CLASS ON WORLD OCEANS DAY Friday, June 8th 6:30 – 8:30 pm Demo Class $55+HST/person …
June 15, 2018
Celebrating Tidal Bay Art Fair Package
CELEBRATING TIDAL BAY **ART FAIR PACKAGE** Friday, June 15th – Saturday, June 16th Demo Class, Accommodation …
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