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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.

Beyond the Plate: Fish

As seafood becomes increasingly expensive, conversely, we are more aware than ever how important regular fish in our diet can have a huge effect on our long-term health.

We all love it and we all know it’s fabulously healthy for us, but we don’t always know what’s what in terms of selection, and tend to buy based on what the recipe says rather than what’s the freshest available on the day. 

The easiest solution is to become more proficient in selecting, storing and cooking fish.


Covered in this class will be more so on pelagic, oiler/cold water fish species

Methods covered:

Panfrying, BBQing, poaching as well as selection tips & storage.


Class is Demonstration style, runs for 2 hours and includes 3 tastings with paired beverage.

Cost $95.00 per person

Menu is based on what’s freshly available on the day.

Beyond the Plate: Hot, Salty, Sour & Sweet

Do you love South East Asian food, but just can’t quite master it? Well then, this class is for you.

You will learn with a more technique based demonstration covering South East Asian basics.

This class will cover:

Banquet compositions / menu combinations i.e. what works together.

South East Asian food History

Mortar & pestle vs food processor

Seasoning elements, hot, salty, sour, sweet

Curry pastes, brands, textures

Coconut milk / cream, what’s the difference, brands, cracking cream


A great opportunity to ask all of your Asian food questions.

Class is Demonstration style, runs for 2 hours and includes 3 tastings with paired beverage.

Cost $85.00 per person

Menu is based on what’s freshly available on the day.

Chocolate Desserts

If you enjoy your chocolate then you will simply love what this class has to offer. Desserts classes are an indulgent affair and when the focus is on chocolate, the calorie counter is out the window and the result is pure pleasure. With past recipes including coverture white chocolate mousse with kataifi and raspberries coulis, Amaretto bitter sweet dark tart with double vanilla sauce, and passionfruit truffles in Dutch cocoa, you will enjoy every moment of this 3 hour experience. As well as hands-on dessert making, this class includes a light meal prepared by our chefs, non-alcoholic beverages and all recipes.

Curries of the world - One

This is a class for serious curry lovers. In this hands-on class you will learn three curries from around the world including their rice and traditional accompaniments. Due to the intensity of this class, it does not include a sit down dinner, however you will create some terrific curries that you will take away with you at the end of class to delight your friends and family.

You will also enjoy a noodle box style standing supper of curry prepared by our chefs, with matched beers. Sample Menu: Thai Jungle Green Curry of chicken, Punjabi Lamb Curry and BBQ'ed fish in Chu Chee sauce. Course notes and recipes 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.

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.


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.


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

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