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Upcoming Classes

Chef Dez ZOOM Cooking Classes

Chef Dez has Introduced
ZOOM Conference Cooking Classes

From the comfort of your Home!

Please see below for all ZOOM Classes currently being offered.  Click “Register for Class” to sign up!

Only $20 (GST Included)!

ALL times listed are Pacific Time Zone
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Wednesday May 31/23, 1pm or 6pm


This is the 13th installment of many classes in a NEW SERIES on how to prepare the best Mediterranean food at home! Our past Mediterranean chicken recipes have been so popular, that I am coming at you with another one. Chicken Florentine is a pan-fried chicken dish made in a white wine cream & garlic sauce with spinach… and I like to add sundried tomatoes (for colour & flavour, but they can be omitted if preferred). You won’t believe how easy it is to make this restaurant quality dish, and it will truly become one of your family’s favourites!

Wednesday June 7/23, 1pm or 6pm


This is the 14th installment of many classes in a NEW SERIES on how to prepare the best Mediterranean food at home! Today is all about the classic Italian side dish (or main dish): Risotto! Have you been intimidated to try making risotto? Chef Dez to the rescue! Working with these 2 great recipes, you will learn the ins & outs of making perfect risotto every time. Chef Dez will demonstrate both of these delicious recipes, and you can cook along (or watch) and make either recipe, or both as well. The Mushroom Risotto combines cremini, shitake, and portobello mushrooms with wine white and asiago cheese, while the Pesto Prawn Risotto combines large prawns with pesto, white wine, and parmesan.

Wednesday June 14/23, 1pm or 6pm


Why are smash burgers so popular and arguably better than regular burgers? The regular burger patty relies on the seasonings added to the meat mixture for most of the flavour. Smash burgers get a lot more delicious caramelization because of more searing surface area in comparison to the volume of meat used in each patty. Chef Dez will not only teach you how to make smash burgers properly, but also, how to follow the critical steps in building a perfect burger (what to add and where). Add some premium aged cheddar and the result is The Ultimate Cheddar Smash Burger! Burger night will never be the same again in your house.

Wednesday June 21/23, 1pm or 6pm


Sponsored by BC Egg: True, traditional ramen takes hours to make (with the number of ingredients and broth simmering, etc.), but Chef Dez has an easier way to achieve this and still have it taste very complex in flavours. Normally a ramen is finished with a halved soft-boiled egg, but Chef Dez likes to finish it with a crispy fried egg – BUT in this class he will show you both ways, and you get to decide which is best for you. Today, BC Egg will be giving away 1-Month of FREE BC Eggs to 1 lucky attendee at each of these 2 classes: 1pm and 6pm.

Wednesday June 28/23, 1pm or 6pm


Today we are celebrating pineapple in 2 delicious recipes that you will want to make time and time again this summer! The Pineapple Muesli Yogurt Parfaits are decadent enough to be served as a dessert, but healthy enough to also be served for breakfast or a cool refreshing snack in the hot summer sun… and Chef Dez will teach you how to make the muesli from scratch. The Pineapple Salsa is made with fresh pineapple, bell pepper, jalapeno, red onion, fresh mint, and lime juice. It is so good served with tortilla chips for summer entertaining or a picnic, or top it on grilled chicken or fish to make your summertime cookouts more amazingly scrumptious!

Wednesday July 5/23, 1pm or 6pm


Sponsored by BC Egg: If there is ever a pie that I will bake in the summertime, it is this one! If you have never had a lime pie, you are missing out. For the filling we will make a custard out of egg yolks, milk, freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest – and to make it extra creamy, we will also use cream cheese! The egg whites will be used in the meringue topping. In this class we will make the pastry from scratch too. You don’t want to miss this class! Today, BC Egg will be giving away 1-Month of FREE BC Eggs to 1 lucky attendee at each of these 2 classes: 1pm and 6pm.