ABOUT GET COOKING
Elyse is a classically trained English butcher, food blogger, passionate cookbook reader and an enthusiastic gin drinker. She started her career within the meat industry over 20 years ago working for her family as a master butcher at ‘The Hind Quarter’ in Lancashire, England.
Since moving to Canada in 2011, Elyse has worked for Sangudo Custom Meats; Shovel & Fork; Irving’s Farm and Tofield Packers.
Elyse firmly believes that a few butcher skills can be of great benefit in everyone’s kitchen. When Elyse is not teaching at Get Cooking she can be found creating and testing recipes for her popular food blog, ‘Life Without Lemons’. (www.lifewithoutlemons.com)
Mai Nguyen started her cooking career not too long ago: her placing final 4 on MasterChef Canada season 4 (2017) was the final push that she needed. She now cooks at two Edmonton restaurants, Prairie Noodle Shop and Biera. When she isn't working at the restaurants, she puts on pop-up dinners, caters private dinners, and works on her dumpling business, Gourmai Dumplings.
Aditya Raghavan is the head cheesemaker of Fleur Jaune Cheese, a new business opening in Edmonton this winter. He is very passionate about Indian food and has spent time learning a lot of special Indian food recipes having visited fishing villages, spice plantations, farms, and several other food producers, and dined at small homes along the way. He is currently working at Meuwly’s Artisan Food Market where you can find some of his cheese creations as well.
"This was a great cooking class — perfect for me, someone who is not very experienced. Kathryn was very engaging and I feel confident about trying these recipes on my own."
"Kathryn is indefatigable. Her knowledge, energy, and interest in her students and classes enthuses you to go home and stretch your boundaries in the kitchen."