Back to Basics

Duration: Allow 3 hours

Cost: $99
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This is a hands on learning class which focuses on the basics used in the kitchen but you will be amazed at the creations you will produce and how professional your dishes will look!

You will learn the basics of:

Essential Knife Skills/ Preparation. Our chef will teach you techniques for slicing and cutting like a professional including how to maintain your knives.
Cooking Methods / plating presentation – frying, grilling, poaching, baking, sautéing and more.
Cooking preparation and sequence / plating presentation. Knowing each utensil and the best equipment for every food preparation.
Some of the food items our experts may teach you to cook perfectly:

  • Eggs – different styles including the chef’s method of poaching
  • Pasta – the perfect al dente pasta every time
  • Rice – fluffy beautiful rice every time
  • Steak – how to cook it to everyone’s liking
  • Fish – crispy skinned and perfectly moist
  • Sauces & Seasoning – How to create sauces for pasta and steak from scratch,
  • Plating Up – The positioning on the plate. The tricks to give your meal the WOW factor.
  • Place Settings – Setting the table correctly.
  • Cooking Well – Is what this class is all about.

What to expect:

  • The chance to use the ‘tools of the trade’ in an environment to rival any top restaurant or cooking show. Set up with your learning and entertainment in mind.
  • You will receive a hard copy of all the recipes, that will allow you to re-create the dishes for your friends and family
  • An workshop of unforgettable fun without even having to do the washing up!
Exciting basic recipes for you to cook MAY include:
  • Porterhouse with Parsnip Puree, beetroot & Red Wine Disks and Red Wine Jus
  • Sesame & Miso wild caught salmon with black garlic butter & garlic chilli Asian greens
  • Scones with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Chantilly Cream
  • Petit Apple Lattice pies with spiced Crème Anglaise
  • Eggs Benedict – Florentine
After creating your dish, enjoy your creation in our luxurious dining room
** Please ensure that you are wearing enclosed shoes and long hair tied back.
*** If you have any dietary requirements or concerns, please email us on before booking so we can discuss if this class will be suitable.
**** PLEASE NOTE: Minimum total number of 3 bookings required for this workshop to commence. If cancelled, we will contact you to re-book or refund.
***** Class suitable for 16 years and over. If younger than 16 years, please contact us directly to discuss.

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All classes & workshops are conducted ‘hands on’. No prior cooking skills are required. To ensure personal tuition our classes are kept small, from minimum of 8 to maximum of 16. For safety reason, we require all participants to wear fully enclosed, flat, non-slip shoes. Please also ensure that long hair is tied back.

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