Exchange District Cooking Club

Learn to cook Exchange District classics in your own home

One part meal kit, one part cooking show, one part virtual class— 100% Exchange District.

The Exchange District Cooking Club is a virtual cooking show/cooking class series where you get to learn how to prepare some of the Exchange District’s favourite dishes. Some of the Exchange District’s most iconic restaurants will create a meal-kit of one of their signature dishes, with the chef appearing live on a participatory cooking show hosted by Pam Kirkpatrick on Sundays, beginning in January.

Volume One kicks off on Sunday, January 17th with a recipe so secret, it’s usually kept in a vault. For real.

At $75 a ticket, you’ll get the ingredients you need to make dinner for two, the complete recipe instructions, and exclusive access to an interactive, live cooking class. It’s a great way to learn a new skill, support local restaurants, and have a great evening at home.

Each Episode begins live and interactive at 4:00 pm and will run for about an hour. Archived episodes will be available for participants to view in the future. Depending on the dish, participants may need to do some light prep before the starting time.

Tickets are limited, and available now. Meal kits are accessed via curbside pickup.

Volume One: Jan 17th to Feb 7th

Episode 1: Authentic Butter Chicken with Chris Graves from the King’s Head Pub (January 17th)

Be prepared to take a vow of secrecy as the real-deal, top-secret, generational recipe with Chris Graves from the King’s Head Pub is revealed.

Episode 2: Pasta Party; dough, fillings, and sauces with Chef Sean McKay of The Mitchell Block (January 24th)

Get stuffed! Learn how to put together fresh pasta and fillings along with a quick and tasty sauce from Chef Sean McKay of The Mitchell Block.

Episode 3: Two varieties of Argentinian style empanadas and chimichurri with Corrientes’ Chef Alfonso Maury (January 31st)

Fill and fold two varieties of Argentinian-style empanadas, served with fresh chimichurri under the expert guidance of Corrientes’ Chef Alfonso Maury.

Episode 4: Hutspot Dumplings, with sauteed kale, purple sauerkraut  and cashew cream sauce with Amsterdam Tea Room’s Chef Aron Epp (February 7th)

Hutspot Dumplings hit the spot with sauteed  kale, purple sauerkraut  and cashew cream sauce as led by Amsterdam Tea Room’s Chef Aron Epp.

About your host

Pam Kirkpatrick is a Red Seal Chef living and working on Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg. From her first part time jobs in the restaurant industry, Pam found herself loving it all — the people, the hustle, the systems… and of course feeding people.

She found a love for dessert and sweets and in 2010 opened her own cake shop, Cake-ology, in the heart of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. Over the past couple of years, she has been the lead at Forth, a dynamic multi faceted hub of food, coffee, cocktails and events.

Since the pandemic, she has been back planning new bakery ideas and putting together events like this one: encouraging people to get in the kitchen and connecting chefs and friends around the table.

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