Classes & Events

At The Culinarium Cupboard Cooking School we're setting out to teach all you passionate eaters, culinary skills to share and savour for lifetime of sustainable eating.

In our cooking classes we go back to basics. We feature good ingredients and simple flavours that when crafted with skill, become more than their individual parts...they become superbly delicious.

The Culinarium Cupboard is a delicious partnership between Angelo Bean - Artisan Sausage Maker, Jose Arato - Mediterranean Caterer and Kathleen Mackintosh - Our Local Food Maven. It's where we come to play in the kitchen, meet like minded folks, share in each other's knowledge and expertise and create some darn fine food!

Nothing tastes better than a meal prepared with love and care. And with the right skills a gourmet meal is never farther away than your very own pantry. In our cooking classes we'll show you how to cook through the seasons with ingredients from around the province and techniques from around the world. You’ll be amazed at the multitude of menus you’ll have at your fingertips.

We hope you will join us on a delicious cooking adventure.


Jose, Angelo, Kathleen


2014 Fall Schedule


Perfect Paella

Thr Nov 13, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

Paella, that delightful saffron seeped rice dish from Spain, has as many variations as there are cooks. But the basic principles and traditional techniques remain the same and once you’ve mastered them you’ll enjoy countless delicious dinners for years to come. Spend the evening chopping, stirring, savouring and delighting in the many flavours of paella with Chef Jose Arato.

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Risotto for all Seasons

Tues, Nov 18, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

Good food starts with good ingredients. We’ll teach you to make the perfect risotto using Carnaroli and Vialone Nano organic rice varieties imported from Italy. We learned the non-stir method directly from Gabriele Ferron and we’ll teach it to you. No longer will you consider risotto a daunting time consuming task. We’ll show you some fabulous flavour combinations to delight your palette throughout the four seasons.



Ontario Wine, Cheese & Appetizers

Thr Nov 20, 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

Tonight we're raiding Angelo Beans private stash of rare and hard to find local wines. We will sample Angelo Bean's hidden jems paired with some of Kathleen's favourite local cheeses and delightful appetizers from Jose's kitchen.



Sensational Sausage

Tues, Nov 25 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

Artisan sausage producer and avid locavore Angelo Bean will show us how to create our own homemade sausage. From fresh meat, grinding and stuffing the casings, he’ll work with you side by side to create a delicious, artisan sausage. Once the sausages are made we’ll cook some up and “stuff” ourselves over the dinner table on the fruits of our labour.

$99+HST Register here>>>


Ontario Spirits, Cocktails, Hors D'ouevres & Cheese

Wed Nov 26, 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

The Ontario artisanal spirits market is growing by leaps and bounds. Join us this evening for a tour of all this province has to offer and you'll see why. We'll be tasting each spirit straight so that you can gain an appreciation for the genre then mixing into cocktails and pairing with various Hors D'ouevres & cheese, perfect for replicating at your own holiday parties this season.



Tasteful Tapas with a Holiday Twist

Tue Dec 02, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

In this hands-on cooking class, Jose Arato, will teach you how to make different styles of Tapas, those delightful Spanish finger foods. These small bites, many of which are make ahead dishes, are perfect for any style of entertaining, festive holidays or even to host your own Spanish Tapas party. Jose will share with you a variety of recipes, using specific techniques, utensils and ingredients essential to creating the perfect Tapas experience for your guests.

$99+HST Register here>>>


Scotch, Cheese & Food Pairing

Wed Dec 3, 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

Tonight we're sampling a wonderful selection of Single Malt Scotchs with cheese and food to match. Weather you are just developing a taste for Scotch or have a long standing love affair with it, we have something for everyone.

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Handmade Pasta 101

Mon Dec 8, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Iprinia Kitchens 650 Mount Pleasant Road

Join our favourite Italian pasta master Angelo Bean for a fun evening of creating your own pasta from scratch. Angelo will show you the old school way of making pasta. Come prepared for hands on work and to have some fun with a rolling pin in this hands-on class. Once the pasta is made we’ll all sit down to a delicious Italian meal using your perfect pasta creations

This class is a perfect outing for friends or family over the holiday season in lieu of a restaurant meal. Why not don an apron and cook together? There is nothing better than time spent together and memories made to savour for years to come.

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Festive Phyllo

Wed Dec 9, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: Pimenton Kitchens 681 Mount Pleasant Road

Phyllo pastry is a staple in so many Mediterranean cuisines. From Spain to Morocco, Greece to Turkey this versatile pastry is crafted into delicious tapas, main dishes and desserts. While the flavour combinations vary between countries, and range from sweet to savoury, the technique to working with Phyllo spans the cultures. Join Chef, Jose Arato, to explore the delicious possibilities you can craft with this truly versatile ingredient for all your holiday entertaining.



Giving a gift?

Can't decide which class is best? Gift Certificates are available for both our tasting classes and cooking classes.
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Fine Print: We require 7 days notice for cancellation on a class. Why?  This is when we start the prep, order the ingredients and confirm with the instructor.  We need firm numbers at this time.


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