- Hourly rate $25
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 1
1st lesson is free!
Cooking and Baking from Beginner to Advanced with Renee in the Kemptville Area
- at your home
- By webcam
About the lesson
Cooking is intuitive; once you've gained a basic understanding of some key concepts, you'll be able to prepare and plate restaurant quality meals in your own kitchen!
I've worked as a chef for 10+ years - most of which were spent at one of Ottawa's most prestigious restaurant - but I've been cooking alongside my mother since I was old enough to hold a whisk.
I can teach you proper knife skills or how to successfully follow a recipe, or we can focus on anything from sauces to pastries.
Baking, unlike cooking, is a more precise science. As such it must be approached with a different point of view - the level of improvisation allowed in cooking isn't going to fly when you're baking. That being said, baking isn't as difficult as people would have you believe; it may take some trial and error, but if you follow the recipe properly it's extremely rewarding!
The most important thing is putting love and patience into everything you cook. No need to get stressed out when something doesn't come out the way you hoped it would the first time. It's a learning experience, and no one is perfect. Any chef will tell you the most important ingredient is time - the amount of time and care you put into a dish will be reflected in the final result!
- Traditional Cooking
- All Levels
I, like many people who find themselves working in hospitality, have a Bachelor of the Arts. I attended StFX University in Nova Scotia (my home province), which is where I landed my first cooking job, before moving to Ottawa and working for 8 years in a French fine dining restaurant. I have also been baking for 20+ years and love fine-tuning my craft as well as sharing my considerable knowledge with others! I actually spent the last year on maternity leave and volunteered my time teaching culinary arts classes to high school students at a private school in Lakefield, Ontario and I enjoyed it immensely.
I have worked with renee for years and she is always happy and pleasant to be around. Renee works hard and is passionate and motivated . She is always on time ( or early ) and has wonderful ideas too! She is knowledgeable and always taught/ trained others to be the same way.
Renée helped teach my students how to make the perfect crêpes in French class. She made the cooking class fun, accessible, and enjoyable for all students. Having also gotten to try some of her more complicated dishes, I can also attest to her cooking skills; she is an extremely talented chef!
After working many years with Renée, I can say there are none like her!
Knowledgeable, polite, fun, energetic, integrity. Are just a few to start.
Highly recommended Renée for your cooking lessons, whether it be with children celebrating, or just a night out with the girls. You're going to have an awesome time in Renée's classes! Take-home great knowledge and walk out the door smiling!
Renee was the cook who trained me as line cook in my first restaurant job. You can always count on her to be a committed, patient, and kind teacher.
Renée and I have known each other since we were roommates in university in 2007. She’s patient, kind, and a great teacher! 10/10 would recommend!
Reneé is creative, confidant, dependable and enthusiastic towards all her interests. She will show up with a smile and some fun suggestions.
Renée is thoughtful, patient, friendly and an absolute wizard in the kitchen. I do not hesitate to recommend her!
Renee has always been an amazing cook, leaving everybody wanting more. She has so many valuable skills to teach. She is very patient (needed with my cooking) and I always walk away with new & wonderful knowledge.
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- 5 h: $110
- 10 h: $200
- + $$10
- $ 20/h
$15 cancellation fee with less than 24 hours notice (to make up for the babysitter I need to hire)
no fee if provided with more than 24 hours notice
group rates: $25 per hour + $5 per person if more than 3 people