• Melbourne-born, London-based, the award-winning and vibrant Dan Lepard is acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential – and enthusiastic – bakers, teachers, and food writers. Learn from the master when he shares his classic sourdough recipe before delving into the art of shaping various loaves – classic oblong, fold-and-roll, perfect ball, shaped stick, and…

  • Well-known from his books, food columns and television appearances, Dan has worked with some of the world’s most famous chefs. If you are new to baking, or simply want to brush up on your skills, here is your chance to learn from a true master as he shares techniques, tips and tricks to create beautiful…

  •   Europe is the home of braised dishes, perfect for Melbourne’s winter. Starting with a simple lamb shoulder ragu, Nicki will show how to break down and brown the meat before braising with stock and wine. From France comes the classic red wine braise of coq au vin, and travelling further east, a hearty beef…

  • Food cooked on a charcoal grill imparts a smoky aroma and flavour impossible to replicate. And no-one grills better than the Turks! For starters, perhaps baba ghanoush of grilled eggplant, or haloumi wrapped in grape leaves. A traditional Adana kebap, a long, hand-minced meat kebab wrapped around a wide iron skewer is cooked over burning…

  • With the intense pressure leading up to Christmas Brad, like most chefs we know, opts for a stress-free approach in his own festive entertaining. He aims for tradition balanced by fresh flavours, with a menu including negroni glazed ham, turkey rolled with cranberry and pistachio stuffing, and a summer berry trifle to finish. This cooking…

  • Once you’ve mastered the art of making perfect pasta, Ben guarantees you will never look back. Learn to make fresh egg pasta dough, filled pasta (roast pumpkin, ricotta and pickled currant ravioli with burnt butter and crispy sage), cut pasta (tagliatelle with beef ragu) and a classic pan-fried potato gnocchi with tomato sugo. This cooking…

  • Over half the world’s population relies on rice as their staple food, but here Matt will focus on the southern European rice dishes he loves. Learn which rice for which dish, including arroz negra, the ink and cuttlefish stew originating in Valencia, risotto ‘Milanese’, pork and octopus rice beloved by the Portuguese and, as a…

  • There’s a lot to love about Bryce’s dishes, and you don’t have to be a vegan to appreciate them. Produce driven, enhanced by technique and imagination, here he will be cooking anchoiade with crudites, chickpea panisse with fennel pollen and buffalo cheese, rosemary and olive focaccia, artichokes barigoule, asparagus with pistachio vierge, even a ‘bouillabaisse’…

  •   Dedicated cooks and professionals know the most important kitchen tools are your knives. Learn how to choose the right knife for each purpose and master its use. Includes boning a chicken, filleting a fish, slicing and dicing vegetables, plus how to sharpen and maintain your investment. This cooking class is a hands-on workshop &…

  • Japanese food is all about balance, incorporating traditional ingredients such as miso, dashi, bonito, seaweed and soy to create the perfect umami – the savoury deliciousness which is unique to the cuisine. With Ben as your guide, explore the balance and subtleties of flavour which allow the core ingredients, whether fish, meat, poultry or vegetables,…

  • Discover the sheer joy of going slow in the kitchen preparing soul-warming dishes to be shared over a long, slow lunch or dinner. Dishes may include hand rolled  picci, focaccia barese made with mashed potatoes, homemade ricotta, cacciucco – a Tuscan seafood stew and to finish, a seasonal fruit crostata. This cooking class is a…

  • While baking is a very broad subject, we believe there are few other kitchen activities which offer the same pleasure – both to the baker and to the eater. Formerly owner and head baker at Tivoli Road Bakery, infamous for their doughnuts and sourdough bread, Michael will show how to prepare Scandinavian cinnamon buns, or…