Cooking School

Join us, be inspired, learn to blend ingredients, cook some wonderful food, enjoy the dishes and be part of a fun cooking experience! Chef Amorelle Dempster and dietitian Nicole Barber will take you step by step through a range of cooking classes that will inspire you.

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Join us, be inspired, learn to blend ingredients, cook some wonderful food, enjoy the dishes and be part of a fun cooking experience! Chef Amorelle Dempster and dietitian Nicole Barber will take you step by step through a range of cooking classes that will inspire you.

You’ll never think vegetables are dull again!

All the skills and techniques to transform 4 seasonal vegetables plus one delicious chicken dish. Then add a few herb, grains, pulses, seeds, nuts, spices and aromatics. Follow this with a quick dessert to complete the suite of recipes.

Autumn and winter classes 2020. Saturdays – March 16, April 6, May 18, June 8, July 6, August 3, Tuesdays – June 25, July 9 (5.30pm to 8.00pm) Sundays – August 25 (2.00pm to 5.00pm).

Cost: $85 includes instruction, recipes, plenty to taste during the class, and some to take home to share with the family.

Authentic curries from a traditional Sri Lankan kitchen

Blend, grind and create the spice blends that will bring the flavours of my Sri Lankan heritage to your table. Traditional recipes from my family using seasonal vegetables, meats, herbs and spices to each dish on the menu. Menu will include 3 vegetable dishes, 1 beef dish, condiments and a dessert.

3 classes in 2020. Sundays – June 23, July 21, Sept 22 (10am-2pm)

Cost: $95 includes, Recipes and a long slow meal.  Guests can join the group for lunch only from 1pm for a cost of 45pp.

Fresh, aromatic herbs from the garden to the plate

Join local market gardener and Earth Markets producer, Felicia Nguyen, to discover the range of Vietnamese fresh herbs and vegetables to cook dishes that are fresh tasting, healthy and delicious. Learn to make spring roll, fresh salads.

1 class only in 2020. Sunday – August 25 (10am-2pm), 13 October (10am-2pm)

Cost: $95 includes, Recipes and a long slow meal. Guests can join the group for lunch only from 1pm for a cost of $45pp


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Pastry for Home Cooks

The versatility of pastry will amaze you!

Learn to cover, wrap and encase ingredients using versatile savoury and sweet pastry. One class only in 2020. October 19 (2pm – 5pm).

Cost: $85 includes instruction, recipes and up to 5 items to consume at class or take away.

Please download our brochure for more details on:

  • what to bring
  • our cancellation policy
  • our classes and how they are run.
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Classes are a combination of hands on and demonstration. No experience is needed.

Your teachers will be chef Amorelle Dempster who has a passion for cooking with seasonal produce and packing it with flavour that will inspire you and dietitian Nicole Barber whose experiences with Real Food and its value to human health and wellbeing provides helpful information at each class.

Individual bookings for each class are welcome. Group bookings can be made and dates that suit that are not on the calendar can be arranged.

We offer in-house corporate classes for a minimum of 6 attendees. These can be arranged mid-week and prices are on application.

Gift certificates are available. Gift certificates have a 12 month expiration period.


Cancellations from 7 days prior to the class are non-refundable and non-transferable to a different date. Payment is by cash or credit card paid 14 days prior to the start of the class. When making a booking, please note that payment or a redemption of gift certificate and number is required at the time of bookings.