You can’t do that when you’re spending all of your time online,” says Bareket, who’s 37 and single and not above admitting that she’s taking woodworking classes at Lee Valley on King Street because she wants to learn how to build a cabinet, and also wouldn’t mind meeting an intelligent Marlboro Man.“I think it’s important to see the look on someone’s face when you’re talking.Cook and Date is a unique service that offers Montrealers the ability to cook and mingle at events hosted by reputable chefs. So anything that’s fresh and in-season is a favourite ingredient? I never thought of it as a profession, but I’ve always loved the cooking aspect of the restaurant business. Final question- what is your advice to someone who is considering culinary school?There are cooking classes designed for different age groups and sexual preferences. So slowly I started cooking in that kitchen and the more we’re getting busier, the more I’m falling in love with cooking. I think- firstly, everyone has to stop thinking about money.
“How many of our mothers and best friends tell us to get out there and try things?
The classes offer a huge range of cuisines suited for every taste, including Italian, French, Greek, Mediterranean, Indian, Asian, Kenyan, Caribbean, Middle-Eastern and South American, as taught by restaurant chefs and caterers.
Here’s how it all works: All the guests arrive prior to the cooking to share a cocktail, network, get to know each other and socialize.
“She asked why we were there, and we told her, and she joined the group and then contacted him,” Buxton recalls.
“They started dating, and now neither of them are in our group anymore.” For a rising number of single Torontonians, fleeing the confines of cyberspace comes as a tremendous relief.