Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events Nov 14, 2011 Open House: Cook Culture Celebrates 1st Anniversary SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJed Grieve, Cook Culture owner and Movember supporter, at his first anniversary birthday party. Photo by Ellie Shortt“I’m no more excited today than any other day” admitted Jed Grieve on the one year anniversary of his booming business, Cook Culture. This comment isn’t one of apathy, but more a statement of the daily pride this local entrepreneur feels when reflecting upon his creation located in the beautiful Atrium building in downtown Victoria. And all his enthusiasm is for good reason! Cook Culture is both a kitchen store and a place of learning with its wide variety of local and name-brand cooking tools, as well as being host to inspiring cooking classes and demonstrations taught by chefs from Victoria and other parts of Vancouver Island.Preservation Foods presented a chocolate tastingThis fusion of retail and education was perfectly highlighted at the anniversary event, which took place Saturday, November 12th. In one corner of the shop, Zwilling J.A Henckels representative, Brad Prystupa, guided customers through an array of ceramic cookware and stainless steel pots and pans, showing that the company is much more than just knives. Over in another part of the store, chocolate connoisseur and restaurateur, David Mincey, displayed samples of some of the most exclusive and finely produced varieties of chocolate in the world. And in the demonstration area, chefs prepared the types of mouth-watering dishes patrons can expect to learn to make during one of the many culinary classes Cook Culture offers on a weekly basis.Don Genova warming olives.Local culinary talent included chef Don Genovaoffering a warmed olive and chickpea mix and samples of his pumpkin and Amaretti cookie stuffed ravioli from his Pasta 101 class, and chef Brad Williams with an assortment of baked goods including an innovative apple-bacon fritter. Chef Dwane MacIsaac created a locally inspired chanterelle and arugula pizza topped with chef Linda Michaluk’s handmade ricotta, chevre and mozzarella cheeses. Appearances were also made by pastry chef Megan Hennis, and the popular knife skills demonstration of chef Gen Laplante.Dwane MacIsaac in the Cook Culture kitchenWith a successful first year behind him, Grieve wishes only one thing for Cook Culture’s second birthday – to spread the excitement, knowledge and camaraderie his business has created in Victoria, throughout the rest of Vancouver Island.Linda Michaluk, one of the many Victoria chefs that give cooking classes at Cook CultureCook Culture: 1317 Blanshard St Victoria, (250) 590-8161, cookculture.com—Story and photography by Ellie Shortt ChefsEdibleseventsKitchen ToolsVictoria SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like EAT Magazine News / Food News November 30, 2020 CITY EATS December 2020 | January 2021 A new bakery has opened in the Leland building at 2506 Douglas St. Working Culture Bread is serving up naturally leavened sourdough breads, as well ... Read More Food / Food News / Restaurants November 30, 2020 Eating Out—At Home Originally published in EAT Oct|Nov issue. Are you missing those romantic date night dinners, a favourite dish from a local chef, the fluffy ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes November 27, 2020 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Food / How to Cook / Main course / Recipes November 27, 2020 Skewered Spicy Chicken and Shiitake Skewers Rebecca Wellman serves up her delicious take on chicken and mushroom skewers with a tasty side of sauce. Serves 4 ... Read More Food News October 10, 2020 Green Sauce — Jambalaya Recipe Oct|Nov Issue We neglected to provide a recipe for green sauce in this recipe. There are many recipes online if you want to make your own, or can’t find one ... Read More EAT Magazine News / Food News October 1, 2020 CITY EATS October|November 2020 Despite everything happening in our industry right now, there is still such resilience. Businesses are changing their service models, and some are ... Read More Comments are closed.