Cooking Classes, Chef Tables & Events

Before Twisted Lemon Restaurant was even a glint in Dan & Laurie’s eye, they were sharing knowledge and educating hungry fans from near and far, from the comfort of their very own kitchen.

Now more than ten years later, Chef Dan’s demonstrational cooking classes fill the private dining room in the restaurant and sell out in a day when the new schedules are released to our email subscribers list. (So be sure to sign up to our email list if you are interested in advance notice for any cooking class information!) For a special family or corporate event, fully custom and private classes are available to a minimum of eight guests.



We also offer hands-on cooking and cocktail classes as well, limited to just six per class. Check out the Piece de Resistance below… it’s a fabulous private class perfect for family, friends or a small corporate group.

Or book an Open Chef Table night with Chef Dan, where he cooks exclusively for ONE TABLE all night long in the private kitchen. The format is Tasting Menu style, generally six semi-custom and custom courses which are all a surprise.  Seats are available for the same price as most cooking classes – $125/pp (plus alcohol, gratuity and tax) and you can purchase one seat, two seats (or more) OR book the whole thing and have a private dinner of 8-10 guests!

Stay tuned for date announcements – be sure you’re signed up to our email list for all the latest news FIRST!

The Cooking Class PDF (below) outlines some of our most popular class options which are available to groups of 8-10. If there are no “current” dates available in the PDF, please reach out to us because we can always check dates for you to add a PRIVATE or CUSTOM Chef Table or Cooking Class for 8-10 guests.


Cooking classes and Chef Tables are PERFECT for birthdays, anniversaries & other milestone events, Team-building and small work groups (we can also book the whole restaurant for custom work events) etc.

Be sure to check our News section on the home page (and follow us on social media!) But the email list is where you will get information FIRST so if you’re not already signed up, be sure to sign up to our email list and add michelle at twistedlemon dot ca to your contact book to make sure our emails find you and not your junk folder!

Please remember all special events must be pre-paid at time of booking. Due to the limited & exclusive nature of special events & cooking classes, our special events cancellation policy is as follows: If you are unable to attend, there is a full refund with more than 14 days advance notice of class dates, 50% refund for 814 days notice, and 100% non-refundable within 7 days of event/class date.

The Pièce de Résistance

You choose a Sunday or Monday…

Your guests include family, friends or a special someone… 

You have the entire Twisted Lemon all to yourself!!!

Chef Dan prepares your favourite dishes, with a few surprises too!

The prep kitchen is set for each of you to make your own cocktails with Laurie!

This is an evening custom designed just for your group!  You will have fun stirring and shaking your own cocktails, enjoying family-style food while learning bar & cooking techniques you can use at home. Chef Dan will present a mini-class, showing tips as he prepares your food while you watch.  Sometimes our guests even find an apron and join him while their friends sip wine and enjoy ‘the show’!  

Chef Dan and Laurie not only consider this to be one of their favourite ways to spend an evening together, they also believe this is a pretty special way for you to celebrate love, life, food and friends. That’s what it’s all about!

Costs will reflect your custom-designed experience – although a rough estimate would be $135-$150 pp + HST (not including alcohol.) 

These evenings are fully custom consulted and booked privately – please email
chef (at) twistedlemon (dot) ca.