Cooking Classes

TEEN BAKING ADVENTURES: Pies & Tarts

Price Qty
General Admissionshow details + $60.00 (CAD)*  

* price does not include taxes


  • Saturday, May 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this series, young chefs will explore the world of baking and create a delicious array of sweet treats.

In the hands-on class, teens will be introduced to the fundamentals of baking – from reading and following recipes to the importance of kitchen safety.  Your teen will enjoy working alongside other classmates as we practise making from-scratch versions of classic dessert favourites such as pies, tarts, muffins, breads and french pastries.  They will enjoy a generous sample of each tasty treat and take home a sample of each too.  Come out and see how much fun baking in our kitchen can be. (This class is designed for teens aged 10 – 14.)

Pies & Tarts:  Learn to make one of everybody’s favourite desserts – fruit pies.  We will walk you through the steps for mixing, rolling, shaping and baking perfectly flaky pie crusts and tarts.  We’ll share secrets for transforming seasonal ingredients into scrumptious fillings.  Then you will get into the kitchen and make two individual size treats.

If you are redeeming a gift certificate for this event, please call (519) 954-8772. Gift Certificates cannot be redeemed online.

MENU: Perfect Pie Crust, Fruit Hand Pies, Summer Berry Tartlets

Meet The Instructor…Donna-Marie Pye

Growing up in Whitby, Ontario, Donna-Marie was introduced to great food at an early age.  Memories of summers spent putting up beans, corn, peaches and tomatoes with her mother and sisters, picking and selling strawberries at a roadside country stand, catching fish off the east coast of Canada and cooking over campfires on family camping trips created Donna-Marie’s appreciation for unfussy, flavourful food.

Donna-Marie’s straightforward style and easy-going manner are illustrated by her heartfelt belief that cooking is easy and anyone can do it.  All anybody needs are a few tips and tricks, a handful of well-tested recipes and some time-saving cooking tools, all of which is offered at Relish Cooking Studio with sincerity and humility.

Donna-Marie holds a Bachelor in Applied Science in Food and Nutrition from Ryerson University, a diploma in Public Relations from York University and has taken cooking courses around the world.  She is the best-selling author of four cookbooks including Canada’s/America’s Best Slow Cooker Recipes, The Best Family Slow Cooker Recipes, 300 Slow Cooker Favourites and 300 Slow Cooker Winners.  Donna-Marie is a member of the Ontario Home Economics Association and Ontario Home Economists In Business.  She is also the wife of our in-house sanitation engineer, Lawrence and mother to daughter Darcy and son Jack.