2020 has been anything but traditional
So why should Halloween be any different?
You’re invited to experience Hyr Live, a game-changing platform that’s cooking up an entirely new way for Canadians to hone their kitchen skills without ever leaving their homes.
The first-of-its-kind platform harnesses some of the country’s top chefs, bartenders, and sommeliers to give Canadians unique and personal in-home experiences.
How does this special event work?
A complimentary Cookies & Cocktails Kit will be delivered to you on Halloween Day in advance of the event, with everything that’s needed...even the cookie cutters! Then join in a live and interactive virtual experience led by Pastry Chef Taylor Barbet and Chef Raquel Fox, two of Hyr Live's top instructors.
What's on the menu?
The fun begins with Chef Raquel who’ll guide you through the slinging of The Painkiller and The Blackbird, two delicious cocktails that can be enjoyed boozy or non-alcoholic. Pastry Chef Taylor then leads you on a family-friendly cookie decorating experience baking, icing and decorating her favourite Halloween-themed cookies. She’ll guide you through the basics of making cookie dough, how to properly handle a piping bag, the art of applying icing, and more.
Who is Pastry Chef Taylor Barbet?
Chef Taylor studied Baking and Pastry Arts at George Brown College, followed by Culinary Chef Skills before deciding to stick to the sweeter things in life. After graduating, she completed her Baker-Pâtissier Red-Seal Certification. In 2015, Chef Taylor moved to Melbourne, Australia where she gained experience at various 5-star hotels and acclaimed one-hatted restaurants. Coming back home to Canada in 2017, she discovered her passion for teaching by managing a culinary school before joining Open Concept Hospitality in the role of Corporate Pastry Chef.
Who is Chef Raquel Fox?
Chef Raquel grew up in the Bahamas where she learned to love the nuances of traditional island cooking from her grandmother. Always a seeker for knowledge, she attended international schools where she catalogued authentic family recipes from a melting pot of friends from all over the globe. Her passion for food and travel led to the establishment of her restaurant, The Wine Lounge, which USA Today voted as one of the 10 Best Bahamian Lounges. But Chef Raquel had a wider vision; after moving to Canada, she attended the Chef school at George Brown College where she now teaches her own Caribbean Cooking Course.