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  • Cocktails and Mezes (V)
Experience Schedule (menus below)
Thursday Feb 11th 6:00pm-7:30pm
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Cocktails and Mezes (V)
PRIVATE EVENT: SGS Tues Feb 23rd 6:00pm-7:30pm
7 spots available
Cocktails and Mezes (V)
$25.00 Sign up now
PRIVATE EVENT: SGS Thurs Feb 25th 7:00pm-8:30pm
7 spots available
Cocktails and Mezes (V)
$25.00 Sign up now

Private online experiences:

A fun way to spend time with friends and family, and a great team building activity for companies, schools, parent groups and clubs.  Any group!

Online experiences:

All online culinary adventures include interactive cooking instruction and a pdf packet with our host's family recipes   Culinary adventures are 1.5 hours in duration, and are co-hosted with In My Kitchen founder Paula Mohammed, on zoom.   Our online culinary adventures require a minimum of 4 registrants to ensure they go ahead as scheduled.

Here’s how it works:

After registration you’ll receive an email with your shopping list and equipment list.  A day before your experience you will receive your zoom link and recipe packet.

At the scheduled time of your culinary adventure, you’ll click on the Zoom link and join your session live! 

Immersion experiences:

All Immersion experiences  include a light snack upon arrival, approximately 2.5 hours of "in the kitchen" time, learning the recipes and participating in making the dishes, a full dinner shared together, and a booklet of recipes and in-depth culinary info. Not available during COVID-19

Cooking with Fatima

Fatima has curated menus that offer Persian flavours and ingredients with influences from different areas of the Middle East.  Her menus are as dynamic, creative and diverse as her personality.  If you have not seen Fatima yet, on her TV Show: Cook in Fire (Shaw), turn it on this Saturday or Sunday and get to know Fatima; her passion is contagious.   In these experiences you will learn to use ingredients that you may or may not be familiar with in traditional ways with a creative and modern twist.  Fatima is a passionate and knowledgeable home cook and a trained Chef, cookbook author and TV personality.

Cocktails and Mezes (V)

Middle Eastern Inspired Cocktails and Mezes (V)

A Valentine’s menu for all the senses.  This is a creative and modern way to taste and learn about traditional Middle Eastern ingredients. Join In My Kitchen Host, Author and TVHost Fatima on a modern culinary adventure.

In this Mixing and Mezes culinary experience, you will create the following drinks and small plates and learn how the different flavours can mix together in a fun and creative way:

Blueberry Rosewater Mimosa

Pomegranate Cosmo

Baked Brie with nuts, bharat spice and saffron

Tamarind stuffed eggplant

Roasted garlic, spinach, balsamic borek (light savoury pie)

Specialty spice kits are available for your convenience and may be purchased for $10 Here. 

Included in spice kits:

4 Tbsp Rosewater
1 Tbsp Tamarind 
1/4 C Barberry
1 Tbsp Bharat

Get to know Fatima

I was born in Ahwaz, a city in south of Iran

Can you tell us a little bit about the history of your family?

My parents were born in Iraq and then moved to Iran in their childhood, I was born in Ahwaz, a city in south of Iran which was very much involved during Iran/Iraq war. I do not remember anything about the city I was born in, since my parents moved to Tehran when I was 6 months old and never went back.

My sister and I grew up in Tehran (capital city of Iran) until I was 16 years old, we then moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1999.  After High school, I studied Culinary Arts at Vancouver Community College. 

When and how did you develop a love for cooking?

My mother enjoyed cooking when she cooked for family. I have always adored how she never does the same recipe twice, she always makes changes and creates new flavours.  This inspired me to study culinary art and discover my own method and techniques.

What are some of your favourite ingredients to use?

I don't really have a favourite ingredient. I like to mix and break the borders, create new flavours, new techniques and open up new taste buds.

What do you love most about cooking?

Creating new flavours is my passion. I never do the the same recipe twice.


“I like to mix and break the borders, create new flavours, new techniques and open up new taste buds,”