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About Us

What are ‘Cooking Experiences’?

SIYEG offers immersive events that are unique and elevated cooking classes. 

We do this by collaborating with each instructor and developing a menu that reflects who they are by incorporating their culture and personal recipes. 

Our Cooking Experiences are designed to have an ambience & energy that is different from a traditional ‘cooking classroom’ setting- creating a space that feels lively, energetic and supportive. Each instructor develops their session to include things like music, cultural textiles and dishes, etc. From planning a welcome drink that is customary, to adding little surprise add-ons, you will leave with a greater connection to not only new recipes, but the culture of our Instructors. 

Our Cooking Experience Instructors are local women that are fantastic home cooks. They will share their tips & tricks with you- knowledge they have learned over many years, their secret ingredients. No two classes will be exactly the same, so you are truly having a one of a kind experience each time you attend a session.


We Deliver

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An opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge- giving you the ability to create authentic, global cuisine to enjoy and share with your loved ones.

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Insights into the cultural roots and heritage of food from the perspective of our instructors. Personal stories and cooking methods that have been passed down through generations, shared with you by women that have specialized knowledge and skills.

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Inside information specifically curated for each session to give you insight into local spots where you can find ingredients that are not available at mainstream supermarkets. Find hidden gems and get all the information you need to explore some great new spots in Edmonton.

JOY! Have fun connecting with new people, new ingredients, new skills; a positive, outside-of-the-box experience that will leave you with memories and maybe even some new friends!

Who we are

We provide socially conscious culinary experiences, showcasing the amazing women, and ‘hidden’ food scene we have here in Edmonton. Secret Ingredient YEG believes that experiences where people are able to learn about and from one another builds understanding and connection. We feel that this cross cultural exchange will result in a more resilient, and inclusive community as a whole.

With a focus on our core values of empowerment, creativity, and collaboration, we aim to create memorable cultural experiences for our customers, empower local women, and support Edmonton businesses and talent.


“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.”

  • – ‘A Taste of Egypt’ Experience Customer Feedback

Our Culinary Experiences

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Interactive Cooking Experience

3 - 4 hours
Our in-person fully immersive, hands on experience. You will prepare dishes from the menu in small groups and enjoy eating what you cooked together with everyone for stories sharing and reflections at the end of the session.

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Virtual Cooking Experience

1.5 - 2.5 hours
Our virtual experience is enjoyed from the comfort of your own kitchen. You will receive your shopping list in advance in order to purchase your groceries before the class, then join our instructor live on zoom as she guides you through preparing a meal.

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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 different and meaningful team building activity? Celebrating a special occasion like a milestone birthday or stagette and want to do something truly memorable? Whether you want us to come to you for a private session 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.

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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