Training & Education is a co-operative principle that we take to heart!

We feel privileged to be in a community that values education and personal growth and we take pride in offering a variety of classes on cooking and wellness (as well as hosting amazing speakers, workshops and events).

Register at in store at Customer Service, or by phone: 250-354-4077. Please pay by credit card when registering by phone.

For every season, there is a class!

We run a Fall (Sept-Dec) and a Spring (Jan-May) season for our Cooking School.

We have 3 classes back by popular demand in May and June:
• Basic Fermentation
• Anti-Inflammatory Diet
• Sourdough

Cooking School

Join our instructor, Maggie Jones, and learn to cook nutritious, delicious and inexpensive meals with whole food ingredients! Most classes also include food sampling and have been called by participants “the best and healthiest date in town!”

Have a look at our Events Calendar for more details!

Each class is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and most include a meal as part of the course fee.

Cooking Classes are held at the Kootenay Co-op’s new Teaching Kitchen at 777 Baker Street, Nelson, BC.

 Other Classes

We are constantly increasing our class offerings as well as offering speakers, events and other educational opportunities throughout the year.

Visit our Calendar to see all of our classes and events at a glance!


Registration for our regular classes begins at least 3 weeks before the beginning of the series. Preregistration and prepayment are required and these classes fill up very quickly!

You may register in person at our Customer Service desk, or by phone with a credit card: 250.354.4077.

Class Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a class, we require 48 hours advance notice in order to offer you a refund. We cannot offer cash refunds, but we are happy to apply a credit to your account or book you into another class if space is available.