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.

Would you like to learn embroidery, the ancient art of fabric decoration, while adopting sustainable practices? Would you like to discover a decorative embroidery technique that can be used to patch garments?

In this 3-hour workshop, Clara takes us on a tour of techniques inspired by Sashiko (meaning “little stitches”), a traditional Japanese form of embroidery. Initially designed to reinforce work clothes, this hand-embroidery technique is now mainly used for aesthetic purposes.

By practicing on a cotton fabric, we’ll cover the basic principles of this age-old technique; the use of front and back stitches; and methods for creating regular lines and beautiful geometric designs.

Skills required: none, apart from a little meticulousness and patience.

Price includes all materials, Clara’s good humor and plenty of zen!

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.

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

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:date:  The dates of our courses

PETITE-ITALIE:

:danger:  INTENSIVE courses (6 sessions of 3 hours, over 2 days) – Don’t forget your lunch!

  • – Starts on Sunday, February 25 and continues on Sunday, March 3 from 2pm to 5pm, then from 6pm to 9pm.

Would you like to discover the different uses of wool? Would you like to learn about felting while making warm, custom made mittens?

In this 4-hour workshop, Jesse will introduce us to the fluffy world of wool felting, as we make cozy mittens! We’ll be using the water felting technique, which makes it possible to quickly create resistant textiles, without knitting or weaving, using the natural qualities of wool. Water, heat, soap and rubbing will join the fibers together, transforming them into mittens that fit everyone’s hands. This durable and repairable technique can also be used to make hats, slippers or clothing… What’s more, wool is a natural and biodegradable material!

Each participant can choose from several colors of natural wool.

Skills required: none, apart from a desire to keep your hands warm!

The price includes all necessary materials, plus Jesse’s good advice and zen attitude.

Would you like to discover the creative world of resin? Would you like to learn how to work with epoxy to create decorative, practical and personalized objects?

In this 3-hour workshop, Ricardo will take us through all the steps involved in manipulating epoxy resin to make a set of 3 matching or mismatched trinket dishes! After an introduction to this decorative art, we’ll learn about the different types of resin, molds and pigments, and their uses.

We’ll start with techniques for manipulating and coloring resin to create objects in silicone molds. Then it’s time to get creative and create unique decorations! Everyone can choose their own color scheme and effects, and add glitter, dried flowers, small rocks, etc. Once the decorations have been chosen, the resin will be mixed, poured into the molds and finished.

Feel free to bring your own decorative elements (tree leaves, dried flowers, rocks, beads, pieces of wood, glass, ceramics, jewelry…) to personalize your projects!

Each person will create a set of 3 trinket dishes, in a variety of shapes and sizes, and in the colors of their choice!

Note: a drying period is required after the workshop. Your projects will be dropped off at Affûtés Village a few days later.

Skills required: none, apart from a little curiosity and creativity.

Price includes all necessary materials and invaluable professional advice from Ricardo!

The workshop will be held at the Montréal Tile Lab studio, on Promenade Masson. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered. 

Are you a gourmet who’s always wanted to know how to make the best quiches and savoury tarts in town? Want to impress your friends and family at your next potluck?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll delve into the world of savory tarts. Using traditional methods, we’ll discover how to make hand-kneaded shortcrust pastry. Using basic kitchen utensils, we’ll cook two culinary classics: a quiche Lorraine and a seasonal vegetable tart!

With a rolling pin and a whisk, we’ll learn how to master the textures of a successful pastry, strike a balance between flavors and choose the right seasonal vegetables. Everyone will leave with a quiche and a savoury tart.

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

The price includes all necessary materials, kitchen equipment and raw materials.

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.

Would you like to get your hands dirty and turn your kitchen into a creative culinary stage? Are you looking for ideas for a dessert that will delight your friends and family?

In this 3,30-hour workshop, we’ll make a lemon meringue tart and a pistachio-raspberry tart! First, we’ll discover how to knead a sweet dough by hand. Then, using whisks and pans, we’ll learn how to create the tangy balance of a lemon cream and an Italian meringue. Next, we’ll create an almond cream base, topped with a light pistachio cream and fresh fruits.

After reviewing the necessary ingredients, we’ll learn how to spread and darken a tart, understand the balance of flavors between the creams and obtain a meringue as light as a cloud. Finally, we’ll look at the secrets of masterful baking.

Skills required: None! This workshop is open to all sweet tooths.

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. We’ll let you know the exact address once you’ve registered.

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

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.