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Cooking schools

Cooking schools

A relatively new trend is the emergence of cooking school restaurants which allows visitors to experience the whole cycle of food production, from collecting the ingredients from the farm or garden, to preparing and cooking their own meal. A great way of discovering some of Victoria's magnificent produce with other food lovers.

  • Al Dente Cooking

    Be inspired by Mediterranean cuisine at this cooking school, located at Billanook Estate in the Yarra Valley. Discover the wonderful secrets of authentic and traditional home-style Italian cooking using fresh local ingredients. It's where Italy meets the Yarra Valley. (near Lilydale)

  • George's Gourmet Cooking Retreat

    Situated atop Arthurs Seat and overlooking Port Phillip, this is a cooking school with a difference, modelled on the live-in participatory cooking schools that are famous in Europe. Several cooking themes are available which run over two or three days. As well as cooking, participants enjoy a local winery tour and visit to Peninsula Hot Springs. (Arthurs Seat)

  • Junk Food Cooking School

    For something a little different, this cooking school is situated in a historic country Victorian town. Your qualified chef will instruct you on how to prepare and cook everything from scratch including gastronomical delights from the kitchens of Thailand, Vietnam, India, Mexico and Spain. There are a minimum of 6 participants per class, so get a group of friends together for a fun and delicious experience. (Kyneton)

  • OTAO Kitchen

    At this Asian cooking school in inner city Melbourne, participants will learn about the colourful and aromatic ingredients that make up Asian cuisine. All skill levels are catered for, with guided step by step tuition on how to create amazing Asian food using the freshest ingredients. (Richmond)

  • Relish Mama Cooking Classes

    Voted one of Melbourne's favourite cooking schools, Relish Mama teaches participants how to make fresh pasta, risotto, tortillas, curries, pastries and other traditional foods from around the world. This purpose-built cooking school is located in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Cheltenham.

  • Wild Oak Cooking School

    Situated adjacent to the Wild Oak Restaurant in the lush Dandenong Ranges, the Wild Oak Cooking School provides practical hands-on experience and small class sizes to ensure a high level of contact with professional instructors. A range of classes are available to suit all levels and interests, providing a fun day or night out. (Olinda)