What you'll do
This is all about participating in the creation of an amazing meal. You'll start with a late-afternoon quick prep and finish with a mouth-watering evening meal. Our kitchen was designed around the concept of 'cooking WITH friends', so there's lots of room to spread out and enjoy each other's company while making the components of a sensational meal. Then the table will be set, wine decanted, and then we sit down to a 5 course meal you’ve participated in creating. Don't worry: Terry and Matthieu will handle the cleanup and dishes...
Terry and Matthieu are consummate hosts who love to receive friends for gastronomical feasts in their home. Terry has been dazzling friends and family with creative cookery for years. He can whip up a meal for 10, or a party for 200. He does it all: multi course meals, sous-vide cooking, patisserie, wine selection - everything from soup to nuts. For your experience, you can choose to be part of the planning, shopping, prepping and cooking -- or you can opt to simply enjoy the actual dinner. Tell us your favourite foods, the international or regional cuisines you most enjoy, or the theme of your dream evening, and let us plan it and make it happen for you!
I will shop for the food and wine elements of our meal. Food/wine costs will be shared AT COST (no markup) amongst…
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Kitchen implements, tools and machinery, including Thermomix, mixers, sous-vide vacuum, ice-cream maker, cookbooks galore.
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Where you'll be
You'll be cooking in a chef's kitchen in our home in Chelsea, nestled in the Gatineau Hills outside of Ottawa, overlooking the forest and gardens. Have a look at our Airbnb listing to get a sense of the space. This kitchen is fully equipped for just about any challenges that could be put to it, featuring: Gaggenau oven and steam-combi oven, induction cooker, sous-vide equipment, ice cream machine, Thermomix, etc. etc.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Guests need no prior cooking experience, but everyone must be willing to pitch in - if only in making witty conversation to entertain the cooks. Skilled cooks will use their skills.
Puttin' on the Ritz / Cooking in style