Modern Australian Cooking Class with Wine

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  • Learn to cook modern Australian cuisine overlooking Port Phillip Bay
  • Fully hands-on classes
  • Prepare, cook and enjoy a 4 course meal with wine

In this Taste of Melbourne cooking class we focus on using fresh, local, seasonal food, cooked with the techniques gained from many different cuisines, focusing on enhancing the natural food flavours. Learn to cook with an expert chef in a small, hands-on cooking class, with many hints along the way.

What's Included?

  • All day hands-on, small group cooking class
  • A 4 course lunch with wines, morning tea and coffees with ‘in- house’ cake
  • Everything you need for the day is provided – apron, knives, pens
  • Take home a detailed recipe booklet and many hints and tips

Australian cuisine is all about seasonal freshness, delicate, strong, robust flavours and textures; cooking for taste, cooking simply and thereby enhancing the natural food flavours, so our food looks and tastes delicious. Learn to create and develop a cooking style that is natural and true for your own tastes. You'll be encouraged to celebrate the richness and diversity that our food offers us and to enjoy cooking for your family and friends. Learn to cook such dishes as vichyssoise of oysters with oyster beignets, verjuice jellies, pan seared tuna with tuna tartare , confit of tomato petals with pepper and pesto flavoured soft curd goats’ cheese quenelles, seared scallops with lemon and chilli jam, tomato tarte tatin, citrus cured salmon and dill gravlax, honey glazed and roasted quail, herb crusted wagyu beef, rare roast beef with horseradish cream, meringue roulade with passionfruit and raspberries, champagne jelly with berries, lime and limoncello tart with lemon pousset and macadamia biscotti.

Session Length

Day cooking classes are from 8:45am – 3.30pm on Thursdays and Saturdays and occasional Sundays.

You will start with refreshments and a chat about the cooking day, the menu, the techniques and principles of cookery; then cook until approximately 12.30pm to 1pm and dine until around 3.30pm.


All participants must be over 18 years, unless accompanied by a participant who is an adult.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

  • A full cooking class credit is available for the booking, when the cancellation is made more than seven days in advance, when you may re-book your class for another date
  • A partial cooking class credit of 50% of the full value of the booking is available for cancellations made between seven days and 24 hours in advance, when you may re-book your class for another date
  • No cooking class credit is given for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance

Numbers on the Day

Classes are limited to 9 participants with one chef plus a kitchen steward assistant.

Dress Code

Participants are asked to wear covered in, comfortable shoes, for safety reasons.

Other Info

This experience offers a unique hands-on cooking class day, learning to cook whilst experiencing the glorious view of Port Phillip Bay. The class culminates with your wonderful luncheon, served at a beautifully set table, with local wine and interesting conversation. You feel like you are at a private dinner party. All classes cook appetizers, soups or entrées, main course and dessert.

Located just opposite the St Kilda boat marina, approximately 8km from the CBD. Free parking is available in the street. Accessible by bus and tram.