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Beer and BBQing

Get savvy with a pair of tongs and celebrate our much envied Queensland lifestyle in this exciting class.Working on BBQs, you will learn the joy of BBQing seafood, meat and poultry, as well create some great new recipes to try at home. Recipes include: Moroccan spiced fish w/ avocado & lime salsa, Mediterranean marinated centre cut rump & Duck & bethonga gold pineapple kebabs.Enjoy a BBQ banquet at the end of class, matched with a selection of beers. Recipes and course notes included.

Fast and Furious Seafood

By popular demand we are running this class again and again and again. The focus is quick and easy seafood ideas, including pan fried fish in bush spice, Asian squid salad, Prawn cutlets poached in coconut milk & Thai flavours, & Fish w/ prawns, penne pasta, tomato kasaundi & lemon. Learn how to create these simple dishes and enjoy them at the end of the class with a couple of glasses of perfectly match wine or beer. Course notes and recipes included.

Foundation Baking - Sweet

You will be welcomed by the smell of home baking when you attend this morning class.

Learn recipes and techniques that have been the foundation of true home baking and flavour for hundreds of years.

Your delicate traditional sponge cake, tart of shortcrust pastry and rich chocolate, crème anglaise with fresh fruit and decadent chunky-choc-chip cookies will amaze visitors, work colleagues and everyone at the school bake sale.

Gingerbread Houses

An edible ornament for the table at Christmas.

In the class you will bake, make and decorate your own gingerbread house, along with some Christmas inspired decorations to hang on your tree. Take your creations home with you, they make wonderful gifts.

Also includes a light meal prepared by our chefs, non-alcoholic beverages and recipes.

Gourmet Chicken

Quick and easy chicken ideas with plenty of flavour and amazingly simple to prepare. Past dishes have included: roasted Moroccan chicken breast stuffed with feta, preserved lemon and cous cous; chicken leg braised with forest mushrooms served with rosemary roasted potatoes; and lime and lemongrass chicken. Enjoy a banquet style meal with 2 glasses of matched wine or beer at the end of class. Also includes knife skills demonstration and course notes.

Indian

Step out of your comfort zone and discover hands-on the variety of different spices, ingredients and techniques used in this popular cuisine. You will learn to prepare a fragrant Indian banquet, to be enjoyed at the end of cooking with a couple of glasses of wine or beer to match. Past dishes include a classic lamb Rogan Josh, cauliflower and cashew curry and other Indian favourites such as naan bread, pakoras, raita and spiced basmati rice.

Italian

In this hands-on course you will create an Italian banquet to be enjoyed at the end of cooking with a couple of glasses of wine.

Sample menu: Tomato bruschetta, Pear, parmesan & pinenut salad, Roman gnocchi w/ blue cheese, spinach & truffle oil and Zabaglione

Knives and Presentation

Introduction to Knives; the most wanted skill in any kitchen is how to use a chef knife. You will learn hands-on how to sharpen, use and maintain a good sharp chef knife. Covered in this class are precision cutting, garnishes and Platter presentation. Includes supper made by our chefs and course notes.

Life Skills in the kitchen

This brand new class is aimed specifically for home leavers or for anyone at any age who never learnt to cook.   The aim of this class is to give participants an excellent foundation in basic methods of cookery and to increase their level of confidence in the kitchen. 

Perfect as a gift for a young adult, the skills learnt in interpreting recipes will be able to be applied to cooking an endless range of dishes but on the night they will create 3 dishes using fresh, seasonal and easily sourced produce. 

Think of the adage ‘give a person a fish and they’ll eat for a day, teach a person to fish and they’ll eat for a lifetime’ – that’s what this class is all about, plus giving a true sense of accomplishment by helping them become more confident in a kitchen, familiar with equipment and competent in dicing, sautéing, stir frying and preparation basics.    

Three dishes, which are as nutritious as they are delicious, are easy to prepare and economical to replicate at home will be cooked by participants on the night and enjoyed for dinner at the end of the class over a glass of wine or a beer.

Note:   For participants younger than 18, please contact us first.

Sample Menu:

Pork Schnitzel in Panko bread crumbs with parmesan and thyme

Moroccan Spiced Chat Potato with Baby Spinach, Walnuts and Feta

Soy & Ginger Steamed Fish w/ Steamed Vegetables

Thai Red Beef Curry




Mediterranean Feast

Just as the Mediterranean Sea touches the shores of Europe, Africa and Asia, Mediterranean cuisine draws on as many regions and cultures to create dishes rich in history and flavour. In this hands-on class you will discover a unique melding of flavours, and using a variety of regional staples such as fresh cheeses, herbs, legumes, grains, lemon, garlic, sunkist vegetables and of course olives and olive oil, you will create a beautiful Mediterranean feast to be enjoyed at the end of the class with a couple of glasses of matched wine. Sample Menu: Nicoise salad w/ herb & lemon marinated chicken; Pesto crusted Mahi-Mahi w/ ratatouille and cannelini beans; Poached pear in kataifi pastry w/ almond and Zabaglione

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