We’ve built our reputation on being Ottawa’s premier cooking studio for 17 years and have long-standing relationships with Chefs, food professionals, culinary artisans and producers.
urban element and Corner Peach have come together to create a collaborative culinary offering for small groups and we are now delighted to be offering urban element cooking classes to the general public!
about the cooking class
Situated in Corner Peach’s working prep kitchen (@ 802 Somerset St. W.), participants are guided by a UE Chef and fully immersed in the cooking process to create a meal from our featured menus. Classes focus on techniques and skill building of a particular theme. This hands-on offering brings small groups together to showcase the best of what we do - and love to do - together!
Meet Instructor Chef Tara Rajan
Chef Tara Rajan has been teaching cooking classes with the urban element for over 13 years. Tara is passionate about integrating diverse cultural influences into her menus and brings her personal culinary experiences to the table in her class settings with her warm and welcoming approach.
what to expect ...
Guests will arrive and enjoy an appetizer while the Chef overviews the menu and explains the ingredients and dishes the group will be making (approximately 20-30 minutes). Guests will then prepare 2-3 recipes at their stations, in pairs. Once the food is prepared, the stations are cleared, guests move into the dining area and enjoy the fruits of their labour!
Dessert is included and features one of Corner Peach’s seasonal offerings. Class includes up to 2 glasses of wine or beer (paired with the theme of the class) curated from Corner Peach’s ever-evolving wine and beer list. Cooking classes are around 2.5 - 3 hours in total.
Price includes appetizer upon arrival, hands-on Chef Instruction, all ingredients + equipment for the meal, recipes to take home and most importantly - a fabulous time!