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ABOUT GET COOKING

A culinary school in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown, just blocks from the Ice District, Get Cooking offers online and in-person cooking classes, private and corporate events, and a bespoke catering service. Our approach to cooking focuses on the use of local ingredients to create globally inspired cuisine. Our goal is to demystify cooking, empowering home cooks with both confidence and new skills.
Kathryn Joel Get Cooking

KATHRYN JOEL

Get Cooking's Founder and Owner

Kathryn founded Get Cooking in 2011, initially teaching classes from her home Kitchen in Southwest Edmonton. In September 2014, Kathryn moved Get Cooking to its current location on MacEwan University's downtown campus. In April 2020 Get Cooking pivoted to teaching its classes virtually, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Post pandemic Kathryn will continue teaching both virtually and in-person at her downtown studio.
A graduate of London’s Le Cordon Bleu and Leiths School of Food and Wine, Kathryn has lived in England, Scandinavia, and the United States, as well as in Ireland while attending the Ballymaloe Cookery School. In 2009 she settled here in Alberta. But her love of food and cooking has inspired her continued travels around the globe experiencing and exploring its diverse culinary traditions. Kathryn’s cooking classes draw on her passion for the culinary traditions of the world as well as her commitment to supporting local producers and suppliers with the use of fresh, local and artisanal ingredients.
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Elyse Chatterton

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)

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Mai Nguyen

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.

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Aditya Raghavan

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."

Robyn Jacobsen

"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."

Dave Olson