Top Vancouver Chef Launches Virtual Cookery School To Give Back

From Fable Kitchen

Virtual cookery school offers a new way for Vancouverites to eat well at home while supporting those most in need

Created by Fable’s founder, “Chef’s Table” will share trade secrets for eating well at home in classes launching May 10th – with all proceeds going to Food Coalition YVR

While social distancing measures are at play, one of the city’s best-loved restaurants is launching a virtual cookery class – beginning this Mother’s Day. The brainchild of Fable’s founder and head chef, Trevor Bird, “Chef’s Table” will offer a unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at the restaurant’s kitchen for a virtual cookery class. All proceeds from the project will go to the Food Coalition: a local collective of restaurants providing meals to the city’s most vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

The class will bring Fable’s farm-to-table experience into the home and reveal the tricks of the trade; including core cooking principles and ‘kitchen hacks’ to become a better cook instantly. To make the classes 100% hassle-free and to reduce grocery store visits, meal kits will be delivered ahead of each class, with all necessary ingredients.

Perfect for at-home date nights or a family activity, classes will walk chefs through the creation of a three course meal during a live tutorial. Curated meals will showcase different cooking techniques, and include unconventional ingredients to quickly expand the students’ range.

The first class, taking place on Mother’s Day, is designed to help families create a sophisticated three-course brunch as a treat for mums, or as an activity for those who are spending this Mother’s Day “together, apart”. Kicking off with a fresh spring pear & walnut salad, the menu also includes slow-cooked salmon, potato latkes with goat cheese and hollandaise thick-cut sourdough, as well as a decadent maple cake served with Vancouver’s favourite Rain or Shine ice cream.

“I have been working in kitchens for 20 years and I’m excited to share my knowledge with anyone looking to grow their culinary skills and confidence,” says Bird. “I want to make food easy to prepare, and take the stress out of the process.”

Live classes will run from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Fridays, and will remain online afterwards for members to refer back to. Classes are priced between $40 and $80 (depending on the ingredients used) and exclusive wine pairings will also be available – including special reserves and bottles that are only available through “Chef’s Table”.

All proceeds from “Chef’s Table” will go directly to the Food Coalition – supporting the creation of meals for Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens, by local restaurants, using local producers – during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tickets for the Mother’s Day launch of “Chef’s Table” are available here:

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