Cooking Class Timetable

Autumn/Winter 2024

Prices below are per person for a group of 4 or more.
Private Group bookings
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GF=Gluten Free    VEG=Vegetarian    VN=Vegan
LC=Low Carb    FOF = Full of Flavour

Saturday 11 May
10am to 3pm

Sauces for Courses Salmon Dish

Learn versatile sauces adaptable to a variety of foods.

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Sauces for Courses 1 – French Menu 1 (GF, LC, FOF)

Enjoy learning valuable saucing skills and indispensable sauce recipes in this delicious practical class. You will create sauces inspired by French cuisine that Sylvia has been using since 1980s in her restaurant and catering cooking. Sauces that are easily adapted to a wide range of foods for meat, seafood, poultry and vegetables. Prepare delicious dishes in class that show the versatility of these sauces. Then sit down to a shared lunch with your fellow food lovers and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Great class for singles, couples, a group of friends or anyone who wants to turn a plain meal into something special!

180 pp (all incl.)

“I had a terrific day learning to prepare sauces and delicious food with my friends and am remembering it with pleasure as I sort through the photos. What a wonderful lunch. Thanks for making it a great day.” Megan Russell

“Thank you for a wonderful day! I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the class and really appreciate all the lovely touches … the wine, the beautifully set table, the stroll in the garden. You are fantastic hosts. I look forward to seeing you again” Amanda McEachen

Saturday 18 May
10am to 3pm

Spanish Tapa Taster Platter - Delicious!

Culinary diversity for everyday dining and entertaining.

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Spanish Tapa Menu 1 – The Little Dishes of Spain (GF, LC, FOF)

Discover the rich culinary diversity that is Spanish Tapa. In this Introduction Class you will learn about the culture and history of Tapa together with fundamental ingredients and cooking techniques. Learn how to incorporate Tapa into your everyday dining and entertaining with Sylvia’s authentic menu. Sip on Sherry or Cava and come on a Spanish culinary journey from the simplest Tapa through to more complex dishes. Share in the delicious dishes cooked in class. One of the first of Sylvia’s highly popular Adult Ed classes since 2007. Get a taste of this highly creative style of food that is quintessentially Spanish.

185 pp (all incl.)

“Thanks Sylvia!  We are attempting to use our new skills this evening with some friends – wish us luck! …Our Tapas dinner was a success! We were especially pleased the tortilla turned out perfectly. Thanks so much!” Heather & Ally

“Sylvia is very enthusiastic about Tapas. Class well thought out and excellently presented. The food was wonderful which has inspired me to do some dishes at home. Answered all questions very thoroughly. Encouraged feedback. Made everyone feel welcome and put all at ease.” Wendy Bennett

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Saturday 25 May

10am to 3pm

Sylvia's Autumn Class Menu

Seasonal dishes with a difference!

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Cooking with the Seasons – Autumn/Winter Menu and Olive Oil Pastry (VEG, FOF)

Enjoy learning to cook a sensational menu inspired by fresh Tasmanian and homegrown produce. Gain seasonal cooking tips, techniques and skills. Master Sylvia’s ‘thin as paper’ olive oil pastry making to prepare her special Torta di Verdure, Italian vegetable pie, and other seasonal dishes to share at lunch. Cook beautiful versatile recipes with produce and fresh herbs from Sylvia’s kitchen garden. Stroll amongst Sylvia’s edible garden and herb beds. Popular class since 2009. Suitable for those wanting to get the best out of seasonal produce or their own garden harvest.

175 pp (all incl.)

“Hi Sylvia, I just wanted to say thanks for the lovely day we all had on Saturday. I made the spinach pie (Torta di Verdure – I’m so not Italian!) last night, yum! The pumpkin dish I whipped up on Sunday to go with a roast and polished off the rest for lunch on Monday. Looking forward to our next class with you. Cheers, Alison Keable”

Saturday 1st June
10am to 3pm

Sylvia's Dashimaki Tamago Japanese Rolled Omelet

Enjoy a Japanese cooking experience with a difference.

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Japanese Home Cooking – Teriyaki Beef Grill and Glaze Menu (GF, LC, FOF & Umami)

Enjoy a fun Japanese cooking experience! Japanese food is more than just sushi and sashimi. In this comprehensive class Sylvia will help you understand some of the essential ingredients, different cooking styles and techniques used in Japanese cooking. Engage in practical skills to help you create easy and elegant authentic Japanese cuisine at home. Master Teriyaki grilling and glazing. Prepare Sylvia’s Dashimaki Tamago (Japanese Rolled Omelet) and vegetable dish full of umami. Enjoy lunch of the dishes you cooked in class. Sip on Saké and find out about this unique beverage. Learn to cook delicious recipes that you can easily prepare at home. A fun and inspiring Japanese cooking class with a difference. Oishii!

180 pp (all incl.)

“I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the class. It was so relaxing and interesting and the Japanese food we prepared was delicious. It has inspired me to do some Japanese cooking myself. Thank you for being so friendly, relaxed and competent in teaching us the skills – it was really wonderful.” Kaye Radcliff

“Hi Sylvia. Thanks for sending through the photos of me during the class. They are a great reminder of the day. It really was an enjoyable day – I had a fun time. I will definitely book in for another cooking class! Thanks again Sylvia!” Deborah Taylor

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Thursday 6 June

10am to 4pm

Sylvia's Tasmanian Truffle and Handmade Pasta

Simply sublime pasta with Tasmanian truffles.

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Tasmanian Truffle Farm Tour and Handmade Pasta Experience (FOF, VEG)

Enjoy a personalised Tasmanian Food Experience during winter with a Handmade Pasta cooking class with a difference. You will experience a personalised Truffle Farm tour (subject to availability), truffle tasting and cooking with truffles. Indulge your senses in the beautiful tactile experience of making fresh artisan hand-made pasta. Cook delicious sauces to accompany your freshly made pasta. After the class enjoy dining on the delicious dishes you created with complimentary matching Tasmanian wine. A very interesting, informative and enjoyable private cooking class.  Available Winter only.

Available Winter only.

“Hi Sylvia, thanks so much for a lovely day on Saturday. Thanks for working with me to organise the surprise visit to Launceston for my wife’s 50th birthday celebration. You were so accommodating, helpful and generous in customising a personal experience for us including a tour of Tamar Valley Truffle farm, truffle tastings, cooking with truffles, handmade pasta cooking class for us both and a beautiful lunch.” Patrick and Kate Gibbons, Sydney

NEW 
Saturday 15th June
10am to 3pm

Sylvia's Tarragon and Honey Bread Rolls

The aroma of these freshly baked bread rolls is intoxicating!

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Bread Baking – Tarragon and Honey Bread Rolls with Lunch (VEG, FOF)

Master skills in preparing and baking fresh bread rolls with a difference. These are not your ordinary bread rolls, these are Sylvia’s wonderfully fragrant Tarragon and Honey Bread Rolls, a recipe she developed during COVID 2020. Ideal for dinner dining with lashings of butter or to accompany a flavoursome soup or any dish for that matter. Learn tips and techniques of yeast cookery and baking that Sylvia learnt as a child from her grandmother. Prepare a delicious seasonal soup to enjoy with freshly baked bread rolls you baked in class followed by tea or coffee with a Madeleine or two. Ideal for vegetarians too. A beautiful baking class with a difference. Let’s get baking!

175 pp (all incl.)

“Great learning environment, being taught by Sylvia who has a great wealth of knowledge and experience.” Judith Brennan

“Baking is a beautiful thing to do, it warms the cockles of one’s heart and the kitchen too.”

Saturday 22nd June
10am to 3pm

Handmade Pasta on Sylvia's Chitarra

Indulge you senses in a unique experience.

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Special Handmade Pasta from Emilia Romagna (FOF)

Indulge your senses in the beautiful tactile and sensory experience of hand-making fresh Italian pasta from Emilia Romagna that Sylvia has been making since she was a child. You will learn to prepare Tagliatelle and Fettuccine in the traditional artisan way. Cook delicious sauces to accompany your freshly made pasta. Share a lovely lunch after the class dining on the beautiful food you created with a glass of Italian wine. Learn about different types of fresh pasta and what to look for if you are considering purchasing a pasta machine, its care and maintenance. Come along for a unique experience! Very popular class since 2009.

175 pp (all incl.)

“Thank you again for a wonderful day! Not only did I learn so much from you, I also came away feeling like I’d been given a very special gift. Thank you for making me feel so welcome in your lovely home and for sharing something that means so much to you. I can’t wait to get myself a pasta machine so I can put it all into practice and share what I’ve learned with my family.” Stephanie Donnelly

“Thank you! It was so much fun! I had a lovely time. The following Tuesday I bought the Marcato Atlas brand pasta machine (as you recommended) before the sale ended. Yesterday I made my first batch of pasta which was a success – not as perfect as when supervised by you but practice makes perfect. Dale x” Dale Meacham

NEW 
Saturday 29th June
10am to 3pm

Sylvia's Kitchen Orecchiette Dish

Orecchiette pasta from Puglia. Buona!

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Orecchiette – Handmade Pasta from Puglia (FOF VEG)

Enjoy another excellent artisan experience in hand-making Italian pasta this time from Puglia. Sylvia will guide you to prepare one of her favourite pastas, Orecchiette (pron. ore-ki-ette), meaning ‘little ears’ in Italian. Find out how you can easily dry and store this pasta for later enjoyment. Learn to cook delicious sauces to accompany the Orecchiette. Then sit down to share the beautiful food you created in class with freshly harvested salad from Sylvia’s kitchen garden and a glass of Italian wine. This is another fun, tactile and sensory Italian food experience you will fondly remember. Come along and enjoy fun and food with a difference. Buona!

175 pp (all incl.)

“Great learning environment, being taught by Sylvia who has a great wealth of knowledge and experience.” Judith Brennan

Saturday 13 July
10am to 3pm

Sylvia's Moroccan Tagine Class 1

Ideal for entertaining Moroccan style.

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Moroccan Cooking – Lamb Tagine Menu (GF, LC, FOF)

Be enchanted by the exotic aromas and flavours of this magical cuisine. Learn easy Moroccan cooking techniques and how to prepare an authentic Moroccan spiced marinade to create a luscious Lamb Tagine and accompanying vegetable dish that you can easily re-create at home. Find out about the history and culture of Moroccan food. Receive practical advice on fundamental ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment. You don’t necessarily need a traditional terracotta tagine to create this richly flavoursome food. Sylvia will show you how. Enjoy a shared lunch of the beautiful food cooked in class and finish with a traditional Moroccan dessert. One of Sylvia’s popular classes with Adult Ed since 2006. Come and indulge your senses!

180 pp (all incl.)

“Thank you Sylvia for the Moroccan experience, culinary and culture. Sylvia’s Kitchen flyer is so accurately expressed, but one has to be present to appreciate, understand and enjoy the passion of your hands-on cooking classes.” Roger Steel

“Thank you for opening up your home and making us feel welcomed. We loved learning a new skill making the Tagine, sharing lunch with family and new friends. Your instructions will be put to good use for the special times we entertain. Until next time, thank you and stay safe. Cheers the Wakefields”

Private Group Classes

Choose from the selection below for a group of 4-6.
Classes must be a minimum of 4 to book.
Couple classes also available at additional cost.
Contact Sylvia to discuss your personal requirements and dates.
Sylvia is also happy to design a bespoke class just for you.
Reviews from happy culinary students

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Sylvia's Kitchen Tasmania Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella, Paella Marinera.
Buen provecho!

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Seafood Paella – The Famous Rice Dish of Spain Menu (GF FOF)

Sylvia’s Paella class is back! Popular the world over Paella is a great dish to share for either entertaining friends or feeding a hungry family. Learn how to create this world-renowned rice dish which heralds from Valencia and how to achieve the authentic golden crust called “socarrat“. It’s all about the rice! Receive practical advice on fundamental ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment. Inspired by their time in Valencia you will prepare Sylvia’s authentically flavoured Paella Marinera using local Tasmanian ingredients and seafood including Tas-Saff saffron. Enjoy a shared lunch of the beautiful food you cook in class with a Moorish influenced salad and wash it down with a refreshing Spanish Sangria (not pre-prepared from a bottle). One of Sylvia’s popular classes since 2009. Whet your appetite and add to your Spanish cooking experiences. Salud!

185 pp (all incl.)

“Wow Sylvia! This class was fantastic! Absolutely loved it. Raving about it to family and friends. Thanks again Sylvia. Liz Howell XXXX”

“Thanks Sylvia – I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Always look forward to your classes. Cheers, Daryl Smith”

“Very interesting and delicious. You could see Sylvia loves Spanish food. Everything nicely documented, lists great. Very helpful and friendly. Great group. Thanks Sylvia. Marlene”

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Knife Skills Workshop Chopping

Good knife skills are a must in the kitchen!

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Essential Knife Skills 1 – Back to Basics Workshop (GF, LC, FOF)

Good knife skills are a must! You cannot cook efficiently without good knife skills and they make cooking a breeze and pleasure. In this fun class Sylvia will help you by sharing her professional experience, teaching you hands-on how to become an accomplished cook by just using a sharp knife and chopping board. Chop, dice and slice your way through fresh produce to create a variety of versatile dishes to share on the day including a chicken dish, salsa, vegetables and more. Learn easy cooking techniques and tips. How to use a mortar and pestle effectively and how to carve. Learn which knife to use for what task. How to hold and use a knife correctly. What to look for when buying a knife. How to keep them sharp. Ideal class for beginners, couples or for anyone who wants to sharpen their skills and techniques.

180 pp (all incl.)

“Hi Sylvia, I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for a wonderful day. We learnt some great skills now all we need to do is practice, practice, practice. Cheers Linda & Peter”

“Thanks Sylvia – Saturday was great and I certainly intend to practice and improve my skills. Cheers, Tina”

“Since attending your Knife Skills Class we use the food processor less and less. It’s actually enjoyable preparing food now with a sharp knife and the chopping process is a pleasure. You have inspired us to get in the kitchen again. Thanks so much.” Niki and Rod Fulton

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Sylvia's Seafood Dish with famous Romesco sauce

Grab your castanets and let’s dance in the kitchen!

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Spanish Cooking – Special Romesco Menu (GF, LC, FOF)

Enjoy a richly flavoursome Spanish cooking experience and shared lunch. You will learn about Spanish food, fundamental ingredients and cooking techniques. Learn how to prepare a traditional Romesco Sauce to drape over seafood, Chicken with Chorizo and Red Wine casserole and a delicious Spanish vegetable dish. All of which you can easily prepare at home with local ingredients. These dishes are classic examples of the ‘down to earth’ flavours of Spanish cuisine. Share lunch with your fellow food lovers of the delicious dishes you cook in class with matching Spanish wine. Come and join us for a Spanish food experience that will surely inspire you to cook Spanish food at home. ¡Olé!

185 pp (all incl.)

“We had a Fantastic class. Thanks so much Sylvia. Helen and I had an absolutely fantastic time! Thanks for welcoming us into your home, it was great to hear your story. We will definitely try to come to more classes!” Aaron Hawkins and Helen Wilson

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Sylvia's Pad Thai Cooking Class Menu

An irresistible Thai food experience. Great for a group!

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Thai Cooking – Pad Thai Menu (GF, FOF)

Embrace one of Thailand’s national dishes! Enjoy a mouth watering cooking experience with a difference in this Thai Menu. Master skills in cooking the perfect Pad Thai, fragrant Chicken Coconut and Galangal Soup and Thai stir-fried vegetables all of which you can easily recreate at home. Learn about Thai ingredients, herbs and cooking techniques to perfect your skills. Enjoy a shared meal of the delicious dishes cooked in class. Be inspired by the irresistible aromas and flavours of Thailand once again. Sanuk!

180 pp (all incl.)

“It was a wonderful experience! I received a Gift Voucher and came to Sylvia’s Pad Thai class. Learnt heaps of valuable information and how to cook Thai food at home. Sylvia is very knowledgeable and obviously has a passion for what she does.”  Sue Wilde

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Take a trip to the Orient with a memorable menu.

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Dishes from the Orient & Fragrant Spices (GF, LC, FOF)

Learn to create a sumptuous menu of mouth-watering dishes from the Orient with Tasmanian free-range chicken, quail and more. Master skills in spices and prepare fragrant spice mixes that allow you to quickly turn basic meals into something stunning. Learn what to look for when buying spices, how to store and freshly grind them. Find out about the medicinal qualities of foods and spices and the three basic aromatics that flavour delicious stir-fries and cooking. Ideal for busy weeknight dishes with a difference or dinner with friends. Master skills and techniques Sylvia gained from cooking with Chef Cheong Liew OAM. Spice up your life. Find fortune in this food!

180 pp (all incl.)

“Thanks for a very pleasant cooking lesson and experience, really enjoyed the day and the broadening of my culinary horizons!! A truly scrumptious meal too.” Gordon Heazelwood

“It’s definitely a huge thank you to yourself. A lovely way to spend a day. Looking forward to the next.” Judith Brennan

“This class is something very special and at the same time dishes that you can cook at home with ease. So enjoyable, delicious and a real treat!” Vicki 

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Oeufs en Cocotte with Baguette

Learn easy and deliciously simple French provincial food.

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Bread Baking – French Baguette Class with Lunch (VEG, FOF)

Master skills in preparing and baking the ubiquitous symbol of France, the French Baguette. Sylvia will share her knowledge and experience gained over 20 years of baking this famous French loaf. Learn tips and techniques of yeast cookery and baking. Prepare a deliciously simple French provincial dish to enjoy at lunch with a complimentary glass of wine and dressed salad of freshly harvested leaves and herbs from Sylvia’s kitchen garden. Ideal for vegetarians too – please advise when booking. Fun French themed cooking class with a difference. Bon appétit!

“Loved this class as the food we prepared was surprisingly quick and easy!” Niki Fulton

189 pp (incl. special Baguette Baking Tray)

“A great way to learn new skills, gain culinary inspiration and enjoy sharing delicious food together around a table with convivial conversation.”

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A Perfect Gourmet Pizza

No more take-away or supermarket processed pizzas!

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Perfect Gourmet Pizzas (FOF, VEG)

Enjoy a relaxed and fun Pizza cooking experience with a difference! Cook pizzas like a real Italian. Then dine on your freshly prepared perfect pizzas. Learn about yeast cookery and how to prepare Sylvia’s easy pizza dough using her special blend of Tasmanian flour. This dough will not just make one pizza, but six and can be frozen to have ready for quick pizza nights at home. Make a variety of delicious fresh gourmet toppings, bake your pizzas on the pizza stone, then enjoy dining on the perfect pizzas you created with complimentary Italian wine. Sounds like fun? It is! No more supermarket pre-packaged or take-away pizza. Buona!

180 pp (all incl.)

“At Sylvia’s Kitchen cooking class making pizzas, I had a wonderful evening! Fine food, great company and excellent teacher! Can’t wait for my next class.” Sam Hanson

“Delicious, delicious, delicious! Excellent tips and detailed instructions which make recipes easy to follow. First class produce used. Divine flavours.” Julie Woodgate

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Not just about tomatoes. Cook from scratch with fresh summer garden produce.

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Cooking with the Seasons – Summer Vegetarian Menu (VEG, FOF)

Emphasis is on fresh seasonal summer produce and how you can create delicious vegetarian dishes quickly and easily. Relax and let Sylvia show you how to prepare her very easy Schiacciata, seasonal Italian bread flavoured with cherry tomatoes and basil that she has been making since she was a child. Cook a variety of colourful seasonal dishes to share at lunch using summer produce. Gain seasonal cooking tips, techniques and skills. Stroll among Sylvia’s edible garden and herb beds. Gain knowledge in effective garden design, how to develop a simple yet efficient compost management system and how to grow food in small spaces. Popular class since 2009. Suitable for vegetarians, gardeners who grow their own food, even those who eat meat. Get the best out of this season’s produce!

175 pp (all incl.)

“Great learning environment, being taught by Sylvia who has a great wealth of knowledge and experience. I enjoyed an excellent cooking class and received very in depth written documents. Thank you sooo much for your mentoring, greatly appreciated. I will be back.” Judith Brennan

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Sylvia's Boning Knife Skills Class - Back to Basics

Ideal class for those who attended Knife Skills 1.

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Knife Skills 2 – Boning – Back to Basics (GF, LC, FOF)

The next step in knife skills! In this fun class we will teach you hands-on how to master the skills of boning. Learn how to use a boning knife easily and effectively. You will de-bone and portion whole poultry so that at the end of the class you will feel confident enough to achieve this at home with ease. Learn how to prepare a variety of delicious dishes using different cuts. Share lunch on the day of dishes you cooked in class. There is no costly waste and you will have learnt valuable skills to last a lifetime. Practical skills, economical advice, delicious flavours and great recipes! This class has formed part of Sylvia’s one-on-one cooking coaching since 2006.

185 pp (all incl.)

“What an amazing experience! After 20 years of telling myself I couldn’t cook I took the plunge and embarked on cooking coaching with Sylvia. She has instilled in me a confidence I never imagined. For the first time, I felt in control rather than a fish out of water. I have no fear. Thank you so much. I feel liberated!” Daniel Cadart

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Moroccan Couscous

Perfect Autumn and Winter cooking.

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Moroccan Cooking – Chermoula Fish and Spiced Vegetable Couscous Menu (GF, VEG, FOF)

Immerse yourself in a beautifully fragrant Moroccan cooking experience! Learn how to prepare an authentic Chermoula fish dish and Morocco’s famous vegetable Couscous dish from Fez. Master skills and techniques and cook a delicious Moroccan meal you can easily create at home. Learn about Moroccan flavours, ingredients and techniques. Revel in the delights of Moroccan cuisine and share the fruits of your labour in a sit-down lunch with a difference. Available as Gluten Free class – please advise at time of booking.

180 pp (all incl.)

“I can now confidently prepare a Moroccan meal and mix and match for weeknights. The vegetable couscous dish is the best! Sylvia is very knowledgable, welcoming and friendly.” Andrea Hurst

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Sylvia's Tasmanian Seafood Experience dish

Cooking sensational seafood is easier than you think.

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Sensational Seafood Fabulous Fish (GF, LC, FOF)

Enjoy a relaxed hands-on cooking class and learn about fresh local Tasmanian seafood and fish. Gain confidence in preparing a variety of simply beautiful seafood dishes flavoured with fresh ingredients that you can easily re-create at home for weeknight dining or entertaining. Learn valuable skills of successful seafood cookery. What flavours go with what seafood. How to cook creatively with fresh seafood yet keep it simple. After the class enjoy dining on the delicious dishes you created. Everyone will enjoy these sensational seafood dishes using fresh produce from the sea that is so bountiful in our island state!

189 (all incl.)

“Fantastic fish class! Very thorough. I achieved what I wanted and more. Inspiring and informative.” Patricia Quinn

“Many thanks Sylvia, lovely pics which are a great illustration of our commitment to task. I have also done the (seafood) parcels which were very well received and am doing the herb fish next week. Thanks again.” Christine Goodacre

“Thanks Sylvia! It was a very enjoyable day. We had a great day. Thank you so much. Look forward to the next one.” Michelle Bean/Cristina Davidson

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Easy Entertaining Menu - Sylvia's Kitchen Tas

Delicious Entertaining with ease.

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Easy Entertaining at Home (GF, LC, FOF)

Learn a delicious multicultural mix of mini dishes ideal for easy entertaining. Influenced by a variety of cuisines including French, Moroccan, Spanish, Thai and Tasmanian. Learn different styles of cooking and easy techniques. You will enjoy preparing a fabulous range of food starting with authentic Tapenade from Provence with a variety of Crudités followed by an eclectic mix of delicious dishes that you can simply create at home with local seasonal produce for a party with a difference! All these dishes are easy to prepare in advance so you can put your feet up with a glass of bubbles in hand and enjoy entertaining with ease. A fun filled and entertaining class!

185 pp (all incl.)

“Sylvia’s enthusiasm for flavours is contagious.” Glenn Wilde

“We both really enjoyed the comfortable learning environment you’ve created, plus the lovely company and of course the DELICIOUS food! Thank you for opening your home to us and teaching us something new. You’ll definitely be seeing us again!” Dee and Scott

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Sylvia's Flatbreads and Flavours Cooking Class

Fabulous flatbreads and more in a fun cooking experience.

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Italian Artisan Flatbreads and Flavours (LC, VEG, FOF)

Enjoy a fun cooking experience! Learn hands-on how to prepare, bake, and of course, eat delicious Italian artisan flatbreads. Sylvia’s Piadina and Crescenta became famous at their boutique country restaurant The Peacock Inn where Sylvia cooked a daily listed blackboard menu inspired by the surrounding countryside and local produce. Learn skills and techniques in how to cook flavoursome fillings using fresh local Tasmanian produce and edibles from her kitchen garden. Share lunch of the delicious dishes you cook in class. Discover regional specialities from Emilia-Romagna. These flatbreads are ideal fun holiday, weekend or everyday food! Fresh, Low Carb and suitable for Vegetarians too.

175 pp (all incl.)

“Far better than I expected! Especially the intimate family-feel of the day. Class notes and recipes are great. Informal engagement is excellent. I want to come to more classes!” Megan Russell

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Sylvia's Kitchen Garden Thai Ingredients

Ideal casual entertaining for autumn.

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Thai Cooking – Fragrant Barbeque Menu (GF, FOF)

Enjoy an exotic and fun Thai cooking experience and barbeque lunch! Learn about Thai food, fundamental ingredients and cooking techniques and how to prepare an easy authentic Thai marinade using turmeric and fresh herbs for chicken, rice flavoured with coconut and Kaffir lime leaf and a mouth-watering Thai vegetable dish. All of which you can easily prepare at home with local ingredients. Relax and let Sylvia show you how to prepare a fragrant Thai menu. Share a Thai meal with fellow food lovers of the delicious dishes cooked in class. These dishes are not ‘hot and spicy’ they are fragrant and flavoursome. Come and join us for a Thai food experience that will surely inspire you to cook Thai food more often. Sanuk!

180 pp (all incl.)

“Good Morning Sylvia, It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to have cooked alongside you. The food was amazing and I have been telling everyone about the food and cooking experience. Here are some photos of the yummy foods that we cooked with your guidance. Once again thank you and good luck with your future endeavors.” Kia and Cory

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Handmade Pasta Liguria

Treat yourself and a friend to a unique and fun experience.

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Italian Handmade Pasta from Liguria (VEG, FOF)

Indulge your senses in the beautiful tactile and sensory experience of hand-making fresh Italian pasta from Liguria. You will learn to prepare the most sublime and silkiest pasta you will ever taste in the traditional artisan way that Sylvia learnt as a child. Cook delicious authentic sauces to accompany your freshly made pasta. Share a lovely lunch after the class dining on the beautiful food you created with a glass of Italian wine. Learn about different types of fresh pasta and what to look for if you are considering purchasing a pasta machine, its care and maintenance. Come along for a unique experience! Very popular class since 2009. Handmade pasta is one of Sylvia’s specialty classes since 2009. Buon appetito!

175 pp (all incl.)

“We got so much out of the pasta making class and have made pasta for friends and family many times since. Our 10 year old grandson loves it so much he now has his own pasta machine and makes the pasta for his family. So, you’ve helped to start a new tradition in our family! Thank you for your wonderful tuition Sylvia!” Linda and Ian Ravenwood

Tasmanian Food Experiences

Cooking Classes for Visitors who want to “Live Like a Local” or Locals who want to “Live Like a Tourist”.
Sylvia is also happy to design a bespoke class just for you.

Private Class for Two or Group of Four

Sylvia's Tasmanian Scallops

Simply beautiful Tasmanian seafood experience.

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Tasmanian Seafood Experience (GF, LC, FOF)

Enjoy a personalised Tasmanian Seafood Experience with a difference. In this special hands-on cooking class you will learn about a variety of seasonally available fresh local seafood and prepare a four to five course degustation menu that you can easily re-create at home. You will cook with fresh Tasmanian seasonal ingredients to flavour your simply beautiful seafood dishes. After the class relax and enjoy dining on the delicious dishes you created with complimentary matching Tasmanian wine. Feast on local seafood in a special private cooking class.

Available year round

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“Thank you very much for the pictures and your warm and generous hospitality. After posting some pictures our friends and family have very high expectations for our next meal. We really are very inspired. Thanks once more.” Sharon and David Grellman

Private Class for Two or Group of Four

Sylvia's Tasmanian Truffle and Handmade Pasta

Simply sublime pasta with Tasmanian truffles.

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Tasmanian Truffle Farm Tour and Handmade Pasta Experience (FOF, VEG)

Enjoy a personalised Tasmanian Food Experience during winter with a Handmade Pasta cooking class with a difference. You will experience a personalised Truffle Farm tour (subject to availability), truffle tasting and cooking with truffles. Indulge your senses in the beautiful tactile experience of making fresh artisan hand-made pasta. Cook delicious sauces to accompany your freshly made pasta. After the class enjoy dining on the delicious dishes you created with complimentary matching Tasmanian wine. A very interesting, informative and enjoyable private cooking class.  Available Winter only.

Available Winter only.

For personalised bookings please Contact Sylvia

“Hi Sylvia, thanks so much for a lovely day on Saturday. Thanks for working with me to organise the surprise visit to Launceston for my wife’s 50th birthday celebration. You were so accommodating, helpful and generous in customising a personal experience for us including a tour of Tamar Valley Truffle farm, truffle tastings, cooking with truffles, handmade pasta cooking class for us both and a beautiful lunch.” Patrick and Kate Gibbons, Sydney

Private Class for Two or Group of Four

Truffled Chicken Dish

Enjoy cooking a bespoke menu using local food specialities.

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Tasmanian Food Experience – Bespoke Menu and Truffle Farm Tour (FOF)

Enjoy a personalised Tasmanian Food Experience during winter with a Truffle Farm tour (subject to availability) and truffle tasting. Sylvia will happily design a bespoke class just for you. The four to five course menu will give you the opportunity to learn and cook with local food specialties, such as saffron, truffles, seafood, poultry or game and other fresh local produce and edibles from Sylvia’s kitchen garden. After the class enjoy dining on the delicious dishes you created with complimentary matching Tasmanian wine. Learn new skills, gain culinary inspiration and enjoy delicious Tasmanian food in a unique private cooking class.

Available Winter only with truffles.
Available year round without truffles.

For personalised bookings please Contact Sylvia

“Hola Sylvia! We enjoyed your company a lot and your country and all that we did together including cooking wonderful food together. Thanks for all the care that you gave us. Thanks for everything! All my admiration goes to you, the best passionate cook who cooks from the heart, I ever met. Many kisses.” Ana Luisa Marín & José Francisco Jiménez / Mexico/Ecuador

Private Class Options

Sylvia’s Cooking Class are available as an exclusive Private Class for a minimum two persons or a couple of lovebirds at an additional cost. Choose from any of the classes in the Cooking Class Timetable. Contact Sylvia for pricing and to book a mutually available date.