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New to the world of pots and pans, of peelers, knives, and spatulas? If you’ve ever felt that you’re too far behind to catch up, worry not; there’s no shortage of foodie info to learn in and around Brisbane. Whether you’re just getting started in the kitchen or are looking to expand your culinary repertoire, here are some of the best Brisbane cooking classes for every type of amateur home chef. Be on the lookout for classes that offer an exclusive 10% discount!
For anyone who enjoys good beer and barbecue, this charcoal-themed workshop hosted by the blokes of Shank Brothers BBQ is a must-attend. Crank up that grill and cook your way to becoming a BBQ rockstar. Consider this a 101 class where all things BBQ will be covered - from cooking methods and recipes to griller and smoker types - all whilst socialising with cool people over cold bottles of beer.
A great way to explore a culture without ever leaving the country is by signing up for a cooking class. So if you’re up for a uniquely delicious glocal experience, this culinary class by Vanilla Zulu will teach you to prepare delicious local meals from various countries. You will also learn about the art of presentation, or as Chef Mel of Vanilla Zulu likes to call it, “blinging up” your plate, before enjoying a full evening meal.
Discover the joys of going through the market in the morning and picking out fresh produce and ingredients to prepare an authentic menu. Life’s a feast will take you through the Noosa Farmer’s Market and then explore the legendary Noosa cuisine. Everyone will be involved in preparing sumptuous dishes, which include an antipasto platter, grilled buffalo haloumi, and barbequed prawns, to name a few. The day ends with relishing the fruit of the team’s work. Bonus: Book this food tour and get $15 off your next class with life’s a feast!
Ever fancied how to make your own pasta and matching sauce from scratch? In this hands-on class, you will get clued in on making the perfect fresh pasta, as well as whip up three simple but flavourful pasta sauces to pair it with using easy-to-follow recipes that you can take home. The lessons ends with a leisurely meal over your pasta creations, quality wine, and tiramisu for dessert.
Find out why Morocco has one of the greatest cuisines in the world! Have a taste of Moroccan food and discover its subtle spices and intriguing flavour combinations. In this 3-hour workshop, you will make some of the best recipes there are in the Moroccan repertoire, such as chicken tagine, chermoula, pilaf rice, minced lamb koftas and more!
Indian cuisine has taken Australia by storm and it’s no surprise: India has elevated the skill of balancing spice and flavour to an art! In this introductory class, learn India’s traditional and contemporary techniques to getting the most out of recipes. After taking the workshop, you’ll have made a variety of classic Indian curries and some vegetarian dishes to enjoy with the rest of the class.
Learn to prepare and enjoy a Spanish meal under the watchful eye of wine expert Paola Cabezas. In this 3-hour cooking class, you will be creating fantastic recipes for pairing with wine, as well as unravel the secrets to presenting your dishes beautifully. After cooking, enjoy your authentic creations along with a refreshing glass of Robert Channon wine.
As Sydney chef Jovan Curic discovered, a great way to immerse yourself in the Thai culture is through a lively cooking class - which is exactly what’s on offer in this four-hour culinary retreat. Learn everything there is to know to making delicious Thai food in your own home - from their appetizers to entrees and salads. What’s on the menu? Geng jeut of fish and prawn, roasted tomato and soft bean curd relish with spooning vegetables, chicken glass noodle salad, Penang curry paste, and seared beef penang curry. Yep, it’s going to be a filling morning.
Whether you’re new to the kitchen and completely intimidated by it or you’re really into food and want to one day become a Masterchef, you can easily go from amateur cook to food master in this six-week Chef course by Vanilla Zulu. Learn how to make bread, whip up a flavourful soup, and perfect your knife skills, with core techniques that Chef Melanie Townsend will teach. This course is perfect for those who want to start entertaining at home or for those looking to make a start in the gastronomy industry.
If you don’t have time for a full culinary vacation in France, everything you’ve wanted to know about French cookery - one of the important influences on Australian cooking - and more will be covered in this exciting four-hour food retreat. Learn the secrets of this fabulous cuisine that is famous for its simplicity. Dishes such as artichoke tapenade, green olive and almond tapenade, and frisee salad will be prepared and feasted over with a classic glass of wine.