Culinary Experiences

Group particpating in food tour in Burlington

Visit Burlington for a wonderful variety of culinary experiences and discover our local terroir (taste of the earth).

Group particpating in food tour in Burlington

Classes, Tours, Chef Demos & More!

If you like to combine learning with dining a number of local restaurants and businesses encourage you to find your inner chef!

Whether it be cooking over a hearth, in a modern kitchen or watching a chef prepare your food, there are lots of options for all age groups.

There are also virtual cooking classes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

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Events for Foodies!

Burlington also offers a number of events that focus on the theme of food!  A Taste of Burlington is a prix fixe dining program offered in winter & fall featuring some of Burlington’s best restaurants.  Enjoy a prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner at great value and experience some of the fabulous restaurants that Burlington has to offer! Additionally, Rib & Lobster Fest is held in May at Central Recreation Centre and is a popular event for locals and visitors alike.  In August, you can wine and dine by the lake while enjoying samplings from a variety of local restaurants, as well as Ontario wineries and craft breweries at Lakeside a la Carte.

For even more, on labour day weekend make sure to head to the Waterfront in Downtown Burlington for Canada’s Largest Ribfest.  This event features ribbers from across North America who are vying for the title of Best Ribs. In the fall, EAT Burlington (Explore Authentic Tastes) allows diners to tour several downtown restaurants, trying delicious food samples with expertly chosen beverage pairings. Throughout the year, Burlington Food Tours gives you the opportunity to tour restaurants in the downtown area and sample some delicious menu items.  Through this program, you can even meet the chefs behind the dishes!

Taste of Burlington launch event


For those that want a hands-on experience, many of our local farms and parks offer agricultural-based events at their locations.

  • Springridge Farm holds festivals throughout the year in addition to farm-yard fun.
  • Andrews Scenic Acres offers a beautiful picnic area, a large creative playground, a farm animal corral and free hayrides as well as other seasonal family fun activities throughout the year.
  • Chudleigh’s was established in 1957, and since then, they’ve been all about promoting farming to the mainstream. Over the years, the farm has evolved beyond “pick your own fruit” to include a fantastic children’s play area, a retail store, a licensed outdoor café and many exciting events.

In March indulge your taste for maple syrup by visiting one of the many festivals celebrating the “sugar-off” season.

  • Crawford Lake celebrates Sweet Water Season with a demonstration of traditional First Nations techniques of tapping and preparing maple syrup.
  • Mountsberg Conservation Area becomes Maple Town, a great way to see maple sugaring firsthand.  There are also plenty of other activities that are sure to be fun for the whole family.  For example, a stop at the Pancake House is a must!
  • Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup festival specializes in heritage interpretation up to 1900.  Tour guides dress in turn-of-the-century clothing with attractions including a pancake house, candy shanty, guided tours of Maple Lane, gift shoppe, wagon rides, farm animals farmhouse tours and demonstrations.
Maple syrup cooking at Crawford Lake

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