Cultivate Academy



6:35 – 7:05 PM

Sarah Britton

Brewing Kombucha For Beginners

Sarah is a passionate kombucha brewer and she wants YOU to be one too! Learn how to make your very own kombucha at home with a few grocery store ingredients and simple equipment. Save money! Connect with your food! Experiment and have fun! All aboard the kombucha train…brew brew!

7:15 – 7:40 PM

David Ort

Pairing Beer & Cheers

How hard could it be? Well, there are some tricks to what seems to be a perfect pairing. Come taste for yourself!

8:35 – 9:35 PM

Ben & Zab

Principals of BBQ

Join Ben and Zab as they man the grill, showcasing simple steps to ensure you become the talk of the town after your next backyard BBQ.


11:45 – 12:10 PM

Vanessa Evans

Introducing Mindful Eating To Children

In this workshop children, and their parents, will be introduced to Mindful Eating through an engaging lesson based on the book 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. Following a reading of the book, participants will be guided through a Mindful Eating exercise where they will learn to mindfully eat raisins. The children will then have some time to colour in a Hungry Caterpillar activity sheet while their parents will be engaged in a discussion about how to incorporate Mindful Eating into their daily routines.

12:50 – 1:15 PM

Joseph Shawana

Pre-Colonial Cooking

Taste wild rice crackers with berry pemmican and smoked duck breast in this eye-opening workshop celebrating indigenous cuisine.

1:30 – 1:55 PM

Rodney Bowers

Harvest Risotto

Stay cozy as you learn the fundamentals of the perfect risotto, nestled in next to natures sweet roots.

4:10 – 5:10 PM

Albert Ponzo
& Matt DeMille

Lake & Land Butchery

Whole foods, whole paycheck, hold up! Learn the basically of butchering chicken and fish and keep a ton of money in your pocket while you're at it!

6:20 – 6:50 PM

Sarah Britton

Quick Summer Soups

Join Sarah for a delicious workshop with summer soups. Enjoy the season’s harvest with three different recipes that you can whip up on a busy weeknight, or savour on a slow weekend afternoon. Simple ingredients, helpful techniques, and quick tips will inspire you get these tasty and nourishing soups on the table for you and your family to savour for years to come!

6:55 – 7:25 PM

Sarah Britton

Phone Food Photography

Want to take incredible food photos with your phone, but don’t know where to start?! Sarah Britton, the creator of My New Roots, has built a large social media following based on her colourful and inspiring food photos – all taken without a professional camera! Come and improve your skills with easy-to-implement tips & tricks, basic editing, and helpful apps. This class is perfect for beginners, or anyone who wants to improve their food photo skills!

8:35 – 9:35 PM

Rodney Bowers

Hey Meatball!

Rodney ran a successful Meatball restaurant in Toronto with three locations. Today, he shares his secrets.


11:20 – 11:45 AM

Angela Roest

A World of Chocolate

Take a trip, tasting chocolate, talking terroir and taste of place.

11:55 – 12:20 PM

Albert Ponzo

Beautiful Eggs Benny

Master of eggs, Albert Ponzo, returns to Cultivate to show the people how to make the perfect Eggs Benedict. Don't miss out!

1:25 – 2:20 PM

Joseph & Emily

Cooking With Indigenous Ingredients

Learn how to use indigenous ingredients in everyday cooking, celebrating the land and all it has to offer.

3:25 – 3:50 PM

Matt DeMille

Tasty Terrine

Join Matt as he creates one of everyone's favourite hors d'oeuvres: silky chicken liver mousse terrine with grilled bread and fall preserves!

4:00 – 4:25 PM

Kate Boothman

Fine Fritters

Kate has cooked for .... and wrote a cookbook for Blue Rodeo. Now she's making fritters for you!

Sarah Britton, CNP

Sarah Britton, CNP

Chef Rodney Bowers

Rodney Bowers

Matt Demille

Matt DeMille

Joseph Shawana

Joseph Shawana

Emily Prinzen

Emily Prinzen

Albert Ponzo

Albert Ponzo