Taku Resort Cookery
The Pacific Northwest has long been a hub of exceptional food, restaurants and culinary chefs.
Our weekend culinary retreats or day classes provide rare opportunities to get to know some of our region’s exceptional chefs through a blend of intimate personal instruction and dialogue.
With a maximum of eight people per course, our modern home-style kitchen is designed to make guests feel like they are cooking with their entire family.
At Taku for a reason
We take pride in our ability to offer locally sourced ingredients from Quadra Island and other British Columbian communities. We strongly believe that buying and cooking with local food allows for a deep personal and place-based connection between cooks and their dishes.
The majestic West Coast scenery of Quadra Island leaves cooks not only immersed in the culinary arts, but also in the natural beauty of the surrounding ocean and mountains. For us, cooking has always been deeply tied to the natural environment and the connection that happens between people around the dinner table and in the kitchen.
Interested in taking a class?
For all our cookery classes, no experience is required to attend these classes, just a willingness to learn and a love for West Coast seafare—we encourage islander and mainlander food lovers to attend.
All of our classes are facilitated by award winning chefs from various culinary backgrounds. We are constantly bringing new chefs to Taku Cookery to share their culinary expertise with us, and provide guests the opportunity to soak in an authentic West Coast escape, delicious food and spectacular scenery.
Checkout our class types below or head over to our events page to see upcoming Cookery classes, and remember to check back often as we will be adding classes throughout the new year.
If traveling for any of our classes, we can arrange accommodation at our resort—Taku offers 40% off all accommodations for cookery class attendees.
Current Cookery Partner(s)
Blue Moon Winery + Your Kitchen Depot
We are so excited to be partnering with Blue Moon Winery and Your Kitchen Depot for a Culinary Skills Series in the New Year!
We will be combining demonstration type classes (at Blue Moon Winery, Courtenay) and hands-on classes (at Taku Resort) to give you a great foundation to boosting your confidence in the kitchen. Chef Jade Berg will be teaching for us (from Your Kitchen Depot) and will show us the best equipment to use to show off your new skills!
Cookery Class Types
Custom Cookery Class
With our custom cookery classes, we are able to accommodate groups of various sizes—perfect for company retreats or a getaway with friends. We will help you design the experience best for you, including the option to do multiple day classes—please give us a call to arrange a custom cookery class experience specifically for you.