Learn to master the flavours of the world all on one plate.
Put on your apron and get your spatula out because we are about to show you the best culinary cooking classes on the coast.
The Spirit House is a retreat away from it all. Get lost in a world of nature when you enter this restaurant and cooking school. The tropical gardens serve as inspiration for interesting dishes as you learn to cook with only the finest ingredients in classes that focus on Asian cooking principles. As the classes are so popular, you can choose from day classes which start at 9.30am or evening classes at 4.30pm. All classes last four hours and focus on mastering speciality flavours such as Asian chargrill, Vietnamese cuisine and authentic Thai.
Where: 20 Ninderry Road, Yandina QLD 4561
The Spicers Tamarind retreat is a place for individuals to relax and enjoy time away from the city. Indulge your inner chef by taking up a class at their cooking school that specialises in Thai cuisine. The cooking school also has a spectacular view, looking over gardens in the heart of the rainforest, that can serve as inspiration for the dishes you decide to create. Each month the cooking school features different cooking classes influenced by Italian and French cuisine. No one leaves empty handed as participants receive the Chef’s secret recipes and a cooking apron to encourage you to try mastering these dishes at home. There is a maximum of 12 people per class, providing an intimate setting for you to perfect your craft.
Where: 88 Obi Lane, Maleny QLD 4552
Located at Kiels Mountain, Amytis Gardens features a cooking school surrounded by the tranquility of nature. All classes are extremely hands-on with individual attention from the Head Chef while you create your dishes. The main source of inspiration for the cuisines created in these classes comes from Thailand as well as subtle influences from Japan, Malaysia and China to highlight certain dishes. You are in good hands with Head Chef Matthew Conroy who has travelled the world, working in 5 star European restaurants. His love for the freshness of Thai food has led him to share his cooking techniques at Amytis Gardens. If you have brought your entire family along then get your kids involved in the regular Kids Can Cook classes and watch them join in on the fun.
Where: 51 Malones Road, Kiels Mountain QLD 4559
If you’re looking for something a little more casual and social then Life’s A Feast cooking classes in Noosaville are a great way to make new cooking buddies around some good food. All produce is sourced locally and, after having fun with a wide range of individuals from different cooking expertise levels, you can relax to a full sit-down meal (including two glasses of wine per person). Try your hand at pasta making, baking and dishes that focus on Indonesian or Italian flavours. If you want to take advantage of the great seafood the coast has to offer then enrolling in the seafood barbeque classes is definitely the way to go. The aim of these classes is to make you feel confident in entertaining guests at your home while displaying your skills in the kitchen.
Where: 91 Lake Weyba Drive, Noosaville QLD 4566
Freestyle Escape has an outdoor cooking school with VIP events that feature celebrity chefs to make sure you really get motivated to perfect that dish. All cooking classes use produce from Freestyle Escape’s very own herb, orchard and vegetable garden that is surrounded by the hinterlands and can only be described as extraordinary. Previous celebrity chefs have included Matt Wilkinson, Adriano Zumbo and Matthew Kemp, all of which have embraced the outdoor kitchen setting to create one-of-a-kind meals. If you’re looking to enjoy cooking with a group of friends then you can also book functions or gatherings that are custom designed for an unforgettable experience in Dulong.
Where: 0 Simons Road, Dulong QLD 4560
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