Cooking classes

by Elisa Parry

Cooking classes are always good fun. It’s a great way to relax and unwind with friends while learning something new. They can also be a great idea for date night! Maybe you’ve been inspired by MKR or simply want to add to your weekly kitchen repertoire? Here are a few cooking classes that should probably be on your radar.

RedBalloon cooking classes

Sushi and sashimi masterclass

Sushi and sashimi is not everyone’s cup of tea, but chances are you know someone who absolutely loves this style of Japanese food. In this class you’ll learn how to prepare delicious sashimi from a top Japanese chef. Then you’ll get to enjoy your own creation with a well-deserved glass of wine.

Gift a sushi and sashimi masterclass.

RedBalloon cooking classes

Long Italian Lunch cooking class

If you had to eat one style of food for the rest of your life, would it be Italian? Pizza, pasta, antipasto – it’s all delicious. This class is taught by a published author. You will prepare a typical Italian lunch including a Tuscan antipasti, fresh pasta, a meat dish and dessert, using the very best ingredients and recipes from various parts of Italy. 

Gift a Long Italian Lunch cooking class.

RedBalloon cooking classes

The ultimate dumpling masterclass

Learning how to make your own delicious dumplings might actually be a dangerous skill to have… (I would make them every night). However, if you think you can handle this knowledge and use it responsibly, you’ll be in for a night of fun as you the secret of making dough and the art to shaping the perfect dumpling.

Gift the ultimate dumpling masterclass.

RedBalloon cooking classes

Handmade sausage making cooking class

This one is probably not for the vegetarians, but the meat lovers with love it! Learn the art of fresh sausage making in a friendly, social environment on a sustainable farm on the Mornington Peninsula. This experience also includes lunch and a chef’s apron to take home.

Gift a handmade sausage making cooking class.


RedBalloon cooking classes

Entertaining made easy cooking class

Are you the kind of person that panics at the thought of hosting a dinner party? This experience is for you. This class will teach you how to create an amazing meal you can recreate with confidence at home. Think easy to prepare and simple to serve.

Gift an entertaining made easy cooking class.



RedBalloon cooking classes

Pies and tarts pastry workshop

Finally, time for dessert! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll want to sign up for this experience. You’ll be learning the secrets of pastry – from rough puff to savoury shortcrust, pastry chefs will guide you through the intricacies of the perfect dessert. Yum!

Gift a pies and tarts pastry workshop.

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