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Spring Seafood Appetizers with Sonia Strobel and Skipper Otto

Spring Seafood Appetizers with Sonia Strobel and Skipper Otto

Wednesday, May 29th at 6pm

In this first demo class with Sonia Strobel from Skipper Otto Community supported fishery, Sonia will show how easy it is to incorporate seafood into 3 Spring time appetizers: a light salad featuring BC berries and Spot Prawns, a decadent Hot Smoked Salmon Canape, a crisp Halibut Ceviche, finished off with Kelp Brownies. If you love wild locally sourced BC seafood, you will love this class and what Skipper Otto can bring to your table! Sonia will also share about the practices of the Skipper Otto Community like the small scale fishing in BC, and knowing exactly who caught the seafood you will enjoy. Don't delay, this class will fill up quickly!

Your class includes 2 servings of a wine pairing (non-alcoholic beverages will be available). All students receive a discount for in-store shopping during and after the class!

This is a 2.5 hour class. Please arrive 15 minuets early to check-in and get seated. 

You are reserving a seat in a non-refundable class, please review all of our terms and conditions.

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Class Terms & Conditions

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Refund Policy

Since we purchase and prepare food based on number of tickets sold, there are no refunds, exchanges or credits given for purchased classes. However you are welcome to transfer your seat to someone else! Please inform us of any changes.

In the rare case that we have to cancel the class due to an emergency or illness with the chef, we will provide you a full refund to the original form of payment.

Age Restrictions

Classes are open to all ages. Children must be 12 years or older to attend class without a parent or guardian. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, both the child and parent/guardian must have a purchased seat.

Most classes will include a wine pairing that will be served only to adults over the age of 19, please be prepared to show ID. There is no discount for minors or those who choose not to have wine, but alternative non-alcoholic beverages will be provided!

Allergen Information

We cannot guarantee the absence of any allergens in our kitchen, on our work spaces or tools.

If you have a severe allergy, please use your judgement if you feel safe to attend. You are welcome to participate, take notes, learn some new skills and take your food home for others to enjoy! Eating food is done at your own discretion.


  • What if I can't make it? We do not offer refunds, exchanges or credits, but you can transfer your seat to a friend!
  • Can I take extra food home? Yes! Bring your own container from home if you think you will have leftovers. We will not provide take-home containers.
  • Do I need to bring anything? Most of the time, no! Skills classes may require you to bring your favourite tool and will be noted in the class info. Otherwise, you are not required to bring anything. We will provide all cooking tools, food, recipe and a pen for notes.
  • Can I record the class? No. There is no recording permitted during the class, however reference photos can be taken!

Other Terms & Conditions

By booking and attending class, you agree to be in photographs and video that may be used for promotional content on our social media platforms, newsletters, website, advertisements or any other distributions for Vinca's Kitchen

About the Instructor

Sonia Strobel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery (CSF) as well as a sought-after speaker and mentor supporting the development of community-based food systems in Canada and globally. She has worked for many community-based organizations, non-profits and as a high school teacher before founding Skipper Otto, and if that isn’t enough she is also an advid home cook and mom to two teen boys. Sonia is passionate about wild and sustainably caught seafood, and loves sharing her vast knowledge of local seafood, the fishing industry in BC, as well as stories about the independent fishing families who fish for the 8,000 members/ customers that purchase seafood from Skipper Otto annually.

For more about Sonia and Skipper Otto CSF, check out them out here:
Instagram @skipperotto