Do you love the sea air and have always wondered how to cook all your fish without wasting anything? Would you like to impress your guests at your next dinner party?

In this 3h30 workshop, Tijani will show you how to cook your fish in its entirety! Using a work board and a fillet knife, we’ll create three recipes. Tartare, en papillote and a fish fumet.

We’ll cover the important points for choosing the right fish, recognizing its freshness and knowing what nutrients are present in our plate. We’ll discover the techniques for cutting, lifting and boning a fillet, then learn how to cook, season and cook a fish without forgetting anything.

Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all, whether you’re a passionate amateur or a budding chef.

The price includes all necessary materials, kitchen equipment, raw materials and lots of fun!

Cooking workshops are held in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

Note: remember to bring your own containers so you can take home the products you’ve made.

Are you a foodie who’s always wanted to know all about beef? Want to impress your friends at your next BBQ?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll dive into the world of beef. Using simple kitchen utensils, we’ll learn how to prepare a beef tartare, as well as master cutting techniques and pan-frying like a chef!

We’ll see how to recognize the different parts and pieces of this meat, the secret of the Maillard reaction and the internal cooking temperatures to obtain perfectly cooked pieces every time. We’ll arm ourselves with sharp knives and explore the different techniques for preparing and cooking beef like a pro.

Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all carnivores!

The price includes all necessary materials, kitchen equipment and guaranteed fresh meat!

Cooking workshops are held in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

Note: remember to bring your own containers so you can take home the products you’ve made.

Are you fascinated by leather work, and you would like to know the techniques? Do you like to look great with a nice, practical bag on your back to carry your everyday belongings?

In this 2 x 6h intensive course, you’ll learn in depth how to work with leather to create a strong, elegant backpack.

Diana, our professional leather worker, will guide you through the various techniques and tricks of the trade, as you’ll learn:

  • – Leather working tools
  • – Cutting leather according to a pattern
  • – Dyeing bandoliers and straps
  • – All preparation work, including opening holes, marking seam lines and marking and perforating stitches
  • – 2-needle sewing (1. Saddle stitch; 2. Parallel stitch)
  • – Assembly of sewing and gluing parts
  • – Install hardware

At the end of the course, you’ll go home with your backpack measuring 36cm (H) x 35.5cm (W) x 7cm (D).

A choice of skin colors is available.

Skills required: None, apart from a love of working with your hands.

Sessions of this intensive course, which begins on Sunday, February 25 at Little Italy, will take place on Sundays February 25 from 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm, and March 3 from 2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm. Remember to bring your lunch!

The price includes all necessary materials and Diana’s invaluable advice !

Have you always wondered how to make perfect macaron shells? Would you like to impress your family or friends at your next dinner party?

In this 3-hour workshop, we invite you to delve into the sweet art of pastry-making. Using a food processor, we’ll learn macaronage techniques and how to use a pastry bag. We’ll discover three ganache recipes in a variety of flavors: Madagascar vanilla; chocolate; and caramel. We’ll also take a look at the different stages involved in making a successful macaron shell.

Using a whisk and a maryse, we’ll mix, dress and discover the subtleties and stages of baking. We’ll discover all the tricks of the trade for creamy ganaches and smooth, even macaron shells! Each participant will leave with 6 macarons.

Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all gourmets and the curious.

The price includes all necessary materials, kitchen equipment, raw materials and lots of professional advice.

Cooking workshops are held in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

Note: remember to bring your own containers so you can leave with the products you’ve made.

Are you a gourmet who’s always wondered how to make fresh pasta? Would you like to impress your guests at dinner parties?

In this 3.5-hr workshop, Gilles will show you how to make fresh pasta by hand! Using a tabletop rolling mill and basic kitchen utensils, we’ll make three types of fresh pasta: tagliatelle, gnocchi and vegetarian ravioli.

After reviewing the necessary ingredients, we’ll learn how to knead and roll out the dough, cut the tagliatelle, shape the gnocchi and stuff the ravioli. Then we’ll go into the secrets of perfect “al dente” cooking!

Skills required: none! This workshop is open to all, whether you’re a passionate amateur, a aspiring chef or simply a gourmet.

The price includes all necessary materials, kitchen equipment, raw materials and good humor!

Cooking workshops are held in the kitchen of the Centre de Ressources et d’Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP), at the corner of Drolet and Bélanger streets. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

Note: remember to bring your own containers so you can take home the products you’ve made.

Would you like to be able to repurpose all kinds of fabrics and make a unique, timeless garment? Would you like to learn how to sew your own four-season bomber jacket?

In this 6-hour course (2×3 hours), Adam will guide you through the making of a timeless wardrobe staple: the aviator-style bomber jacket!

Special feature: the fabrics used are exhibition banners from the circular economy, donated by various Montreal museums, which are committed to giving materials a second life! We’ll have a range of choices, so everyone can let their imagination run wild and create a personalized garment, with crazy pattern and colors to match!

We’ll cover all the basics of sewing:
– Session 1: choosing the pieces that make up the jacket; discovering how the sewing machine works; cutting fabric to size; assembly.
– Session 2: fitting the zipper; making the cuffs, neckline and bottom of the jacket; topstitching and finishing.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to anyone interested in reusing materials!

Price includes all materials and lots of pro tips!

Training sessions will take place on Tuesdays, January 30 and February 06, 2024, from 6pm to 9pm.

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you do not schedule an appointment immediately afterwards!

Would you like to learn how to work with leather and create a useful, timeless object? Would you like to wear a unique, handcrafted watch on your wrist?

In this 3-hour workshop, Alexis will leas us through the creation of a beautiful leather watch! For this occasion, we’re pleased to collaborate with Montreal-based Chikiboom, a company that shares our values of enlightened consumption, local purchasing and ecology! The watch dials and buckles on offer come from this beautiful project.

First, we’ll cover the various tools and techniques of basic leatherworking, making the leather watchband: choice of leather and design; cutting patterns; perforating holes; beveling edges; stitching… Then we’ll move on to finishing and assembling the strap to the dial.

Everyone will have the opportunity to personalize their project according to their style and desires, thanks to several choices of leather colors, dials, buckles and bracelet designs!

Skills required: none, apart from a love of punctuality.

The price includes all necessary materials (leather, dial and hardware), as well as extensive advice.

Would you like to learn how to make a rug? Would you like to put your feet up on something cozy?

In two 3-hour sessions, textile design expert Emilie will explain the basics of tufting, while you make your own personalized rug.

You’ll learn how to thread and handle the tufting gun, make straight lines as well as curves to reproduce a pattern or image of your choice from our available visuals. You’ll then clean up your lines with a wool razor to come define and even out your creation.

You’ll be able to select your wool colors from our inventory made available especially for the course.

We provide a choice of designs to create your rug, but if you have a specific idea and want to make your own image, you can trace it freehand on the day of the class or in advance on paper/cardboard up to a maximum size of 20″ x 20″. You can then glue it to the back of the canvas to come and transfer your design onto it. Please note: The image you trace on your canvas will be reversed on the front side of the rug, as we always work on the back of the canvas. If you’re planning lettering, remember to write it reversed on your paper.

Skills required: none, this workshop is suitable for beginners.

Maximum size of practice frame: 2 feet X 2 feet (final size will vary according to the design chosen).

Price includes tools, wool, felt, glue and expert tufting advice.

The training sessions are intensive and will take place on the same day.

For the one starting at 10am, it will take place from 10am to 5pm. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

For the one starting at 2pm, it will take place from 2pm to 9pm. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!

Do you like the idea of learning to sew while upcycling materials? Would you like to make a multi-purpose bag that will go with you every day?

In this 3h30 workshop, Kathryn will help us make a maxi tote bag, using leather from the circular economy! This durable, practical and elegant bag will follow us on all our urban escapades. We’ll cover the fundamentals of sewing and how the sewing machine works, while learning to sew a rigid material and working with angles and 3D volumes. We’ll also discover the different processes involved in sewing leather by machine, as well as applied pieces.

Each participant will be able to choose between several colors and textures of leather (smooth side or suede side) and personalize their tote bag according to their desires: size, number and shape of pockets, colors of straps…

Skills required: basic sewing skills and experience of using a sewing machine.

The price includes all materials and lots of useful advice.

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right afterwards!

Are you thinking of building a cottage yourself? Would you like to buy land to build your own home, but don’t know where to start?

This 3-hour workshop, led by Pierre, a carpenter by trade, is here to guide you through the various stages of such a project.

We’ll take you through the crucial stages of a greenfield construction project. From the first idea to the start of construction.
We’ll take the opportunity to share all the important keys to self-build, so you don’t miss out on the essential stages of your project.
In particular, we’ll cover the following topics

  • Project outline and definition of requirements
  • Defining a budget
  • Locating and choosing a plot of land
  • Rights and duties as homeowners

Skills required: none, this workshop is suitable for beginners and the very curious.

The price includes everything you need for a successful workshop, plus professional advice.

NB: feel free to bring your own notes.