Learn new skills and have a fun night out with friends or your special someone.
A large, collaborative kitchen island and shared dining table are at the centre of The Local Kitchen. Designed specifically to bring participants together to cook, create, and collaborate. The Local Kitchen offers an inviting, sophisticated environment and a unique experience, in the heart of Riversdale. The Local Kitchen offers a variety of cooking classes, and wellness workshops, offered by talented local chefs and experts.
Class sizes are limited to ensure a hands-on and interactive experience for everyone; this means spaces fill quickly. View our listing of upcoming events below, and click to purchase your tickets in advance.
Check out our Blog or Instagram account to see photos from previous events.
Meet our Chefs
Former model turned chef, Christie Peters owns, operates, and is the executive chef of two of Saskatoon’s excellent restaurants, The Hollows, and Primal Pasta.
When she is not tinkering with the lights, or running down the alley between the two restaurants, Christie is creating dishes from ingredients she finds in the garden and parks in her surrounding area. Her creativity and skill have helped put Saskatoon on the foodie map while exercising her passion for food waste reduction and whole animal use.
Originally from Saskatoon, she got her start under Rob Feenie in Vancouver, where she met her husband and business partner Kyle Micheal. Her goal is to study and understand the harsh climate and growing seasons of Saskatchewan.
LACEY SELLINGER (Sommelier)
After graduating with a BA Honours in Psychology, Lacey decided to pursue her passion for food and wine. She began managing The Hollows Restaurant in 2013, and helped open Primal Pasta in 2015. She is the GM and Sommelier of both restaurants.
Lacey has her Level 2 sommelier and consults with global wine representative regularly to bring the newest and best selections of wine to Saskatoon. She combines innovative pairings for the the five-course dining menu at the Hollows, as well as for special event menus, creating a sensory experience that elevates both the wine and food. On top of her extensive knowledge, Lacey’s laid-back attitude and sharp sense of humor bring a modern experience to an old craft.
Jenni Schrenk grew up in a small cabin at Lamp Lake, just north of La Ronge. TV reception was poor so she spent much of her childhood playing in the boreal forest, picking berries and cooking. Jenni took this deep connection to food with her as she moved around exploring new places. She moved back to Saskatchewan and started New Ground Cafe' in Birch Hills in 2005 serving up Fair trade coffee and a chalkboard menu fusing local ingredients with global flavours. Here, Jenni was listed as a "Top Foodie Under Forty" by Western Living. In 2012 Jenni switched her career focus to catering. She was the Chef in Residence at the Saskatoon Farmer's Market from 2014-2016 and is active with Slow Food Saskatoon, having attended the international Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy.
Interested in teaching a class?
Q: What does my ticket price include?
A: An evening of instruction, entertainment and dining. As well as a complimentary beverage (wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage).
Q: What do I need to bring to my class?
A: Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes and long pants. If you have a favourite knife and cutting board, feel free to bring it with you- otherwise everything will be provided. A Tupperware container can be brought to ensure you can enjoy any potential leftovers, later!
Q: What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?
A: The essence of our classes is to provide a shared experience, as such it is difficult to guarantee that the menu will fit with each individuals needs. Please review the menu to see if the items suit your needs. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us. If one class doesn’t work for you, we likely have another menu that will -we also love suggestions, feel free to send us your ideas for menus and cuisines.
Q: What if I cannot make it to my class?
A: Class bookings are non-refundable but if you cannot make it feel free to send a friend in your place!
Q: Can I apply to teach a class?
A: Yes please! We are always looking for people who want to share their passion by leading cooking classes or wellness workshops. Please apply through our online application form and we will follow up with you to discuss availability.
The Local Kitchen boasts a private dining room that accommodates small groups of 10 to 15 people, for an intimate seated dinner, or a standing cocktail reception of up to 25 guests. The large collaborative kitchen island, and beautiful dining table create an inviting atmosphere that makes this space cozy, yet sophisticated.
To encourage a unique, interactive, experience The Local Kitchen offers access to a roster of local chefs for a private cooking class or a catering arrangement. Special beverage menus can also be created, with our staff, to meet the needs of your group.
Bookings for private events are taken on a first come, first serve basis and are secured with a deposit. Booking fees are adjusted according to food & beverage minimum spend requirements.
10-12 guests for a seated meal | up 25 guests for a stand up reception
Day Gatherings | 9:00am - 5:00pm
Evening Gatherings | after 6:30pm
Please inquire for current minimum purchase and deposit requirements