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This five-day mini course is designed to give young people (11+) skills and comfort in the kitchen and teach them how to cook essential, beloved dishes that they’ll make for the rest of their lives. In these live classes we will also cover basic kitchen and knife safety, menu planning and kitchen management.


These are the crucial skills every human needs to know before living on their own.



Hey there, I'm Claire.

Welcome to my kitchen, it's my happy place. By day I’m a cookbook author and cooking teacher, Cityline and CBC Radio expert. At night I cook at home with my sweetheart Michael, who eats everything, and our little boy Thomas, who does not!

Home cooking should be easy, delicious and fun, and that's what I'm here for. 

I’ve been in the food business for 20 years, as a restaurant cook, baker, cooking teacher, test kitchen manager and restaurant critic. I ended up as the Food Director at Chatelaine. Now I spend my time empowering people to cook at home so we can all lead happier, healthier lives.

My first book, Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking, set out to prove that cooking doesn’t have to be difficult to be delicious. 

My second book, Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week is focused on making the daily dinner ritual easier, faster and less stressful. It’s a deep-dive into how–and why–making dinner can be the highlight of your day.

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