Posted on Feb 11, 2014. 0 comments

Gaining in popularity, sous-vide, in French, is "under vacuum". This method of cooking seals food in airtight plastic bags where they cook in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times. The result is deliciously tender and moist meats and perfectly cooked vegetables. Once only available in restaurants, sous-vide can now be done in the home. The Pan Tree currently has the SousVide Demi in stock. With a capacity of nine litres, the demi is the perfect size for home cooks.

Interesting in learning more about sous-vide? Resident Chef Richard Toll will be holding a sous-vide class at The Pan Tree on April 30. For more info, visit

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Welcome To The Pan Tree

Posted on Oct 22, 2012. 1 comment

 Well, it has been 4 weeks since we opened our doors and what a great month it has been!

On September 29 we celebrated our Grand Opening. Mayor Osinchuk and Members of Council were on hand to help with the ribbon cutting ceremony. Professional Home Economist Deborah Anzinger wowed the crowd with delicious recipes. Many of you went away with a signed copy of her cookbook Cook. Thank you to all that attended our Grand Opening. We look forward to serving the community of Sherwood Park for years to come.

In October we hosted our very first cooking class with Chef Richard Toll, where he created five delicious plates for the Fall Tapas class. Registrants left the evening inspired and with full bellies! November's upcoming classes include Cooking with Chocolate and Learn About Spices with Chef Andrew Parker. Ashley Cattell from Philosophy Nutrition is offering some healthy choices -- Easy Breakfasts and Fall Inspired Vegetarian. You may register for cooking classes in-store or online at We are always open to your suggestions for cooking classes. Just E-mail us or talk to one of our staff with any ideas you have.

Cathy has been cooking up some inspiration in our demo kitchen on Saturdays. This week she sampled some delicious creamy risotto, perfect comfort food for the cold days ahead. To find out about upcoming demos join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Christmas is only 60 days away and The Pan Tree may have the perfect gift for the foodie on your list. Henckels is offering some spectacular promotions on Henckel Twin and Miyabi knives. Also on special are Henckels TruClad and Sol cookware and Staub cast iron. Check your mailbox soon for the fall flyer or ask in-store for details.

Watch for our next blog where we will feature staff picks, our favorite tools for the kitchen!

 Our wonderful team at Grand Opening (from left to right) Cathy, Timothy, Joan, LeAnn, Ingrid, Jerrica, Shelene, Kim, Charlotte, Natalie



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