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Welcome to Secret Ingredient YEG


Secret Ingredient YEG (SIYEG) offers Culinary Experiences that bring the flavours of the world to your kitchen. We deliver elevated and unique cooking classes hosted by local women who are fantastic home cooks- sharing their culture with you through food.


More Than A Cooking Class....

We host cooking Experiences that focus on local resources, connection and of course, great food! We provide insights into the culture behind the food- the spices, customary tips and tricks, and local spots to source non mainstream ingredients.

Our experiences are led exclusively by local women skilled in preparing food connected to their culture and heritage- whether it’s family recipes passed down for generations or their own special and delicious creations- our instructors know good food! Each session is curated personally by the instructor, making every experience one of a kind.

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Why Choose SIYEG?

Authentic Connections

Learn from our local instructors about their culture through stories and authentic family recipes. Our classes encourage connection with a new culture, but also with each other. We are intentional about creating a space to slow down, get to know others and enjoy the ability to be present and share.

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Good Food, Good Cause

SIYEG’s Instructors are women that may not be formally trained in culinary arts, but have stories, and skills that they would like to share with others.

We provide individualized coaching to instructors, supporting them in designing and executing a class that reflects their distinctive voice and showcases their creativity, skills, and strengths.

By participating in SIYEG's cooking experiences, you are supporting female empowerment and advancing gender equality.

Cook Global, Support Local

We collaborate with a variety of businesses that are aligned with our mission and values. From great spots in the city to source non-mainstream ingredients to artisans that have unique dishes, we want to create connections and share some of the great places & people in Edmonton!

Our Culinary Experiences

Interactive Cooking Experience
3 - 4 hours

Our in-person fully immersive and hands on option. You will prepare what is on the menu in small groups and enjoy what you cook together as a group at the end of the session.


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Virtual Cooking Experience
1.5 - 2 hours

COMING SOON! Our virtual experience that is enjoyed from your own kitchen. You will receive your shopping list, and get your groceries before the class, then join our instructor on zoom as she guides you through preparing a meal.


Pop-up Dinner Experience
1.5 - 2 hours

Some of the most amazing global cuisine can take many hours to prepare. In this experience you will sit back, relax, socialize with others, as you are served a special dinner cooked by your instructor. Try bold new flavours and learn about the unique preparation methods in this demonstration style experience. 


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Private/Customized Experience

3 - 4 hours

Looking for a unique and meaningful team building activity? Celebrating a special occasion and want to do something truly memorable? Whether you want us to come to you for a private experience with friends/family in your home, or you want to bring your team from the office to our kitchen for a corporate outing- we can plan and customize the perfect, private event to meet your needs. Connect with us to explore the possibilities.

Food Tour Experience
3 - 4 hours

COMING SOON! We partner with local restaurants sharing culture through food right here in Edmonton. Join us for a night out, hopping from 3-5 different restaurants where you will get to try a variety of special menu items. Enjoy tasting some new foods, connecting with others, all while gaining exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the talented chefs or owners. Custom Events Available upon inquiry. 


What our guests are saying…

See our latest customer reviews

Incredible Instructor

What a great evening spent with a fun group of people, and an incredible instructor! The food was amazing - highly recommend taking part in one of SIYEG’s events if you can!

Unique and wonderful event

An amazing experience. It is not every day you get to learn about Egyptian food from a cook who was actually born and raised there. Our instructor, Aya, was very knowledgeable and had great stories to share with the group. The food was delicious and Aya added some extras that she premade to make this a truly unique and wonderful event.

10/10 recommend!

There are many cooking classes in Edmonton but none are as interesting and diverse as Secret Ingredient YEG. Learning how to cook traditional dishes from an Egyptian woman was so inspiring. Not only did I learn a lot about cooking but I now have delicious recipes that I will be adding to my supper repertoire. 10/10 recommend!!

Secret Ingredient YEG is a secret to be shared

One of the best food experiences I have ever had. The opportunity to not just learn to cook but learn about the culture around the food I was cooking was such a unique experience.
Delightful, engaging, delicious…Secret Ingredient YEG is a secret to be shared!

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