Cooking Class Timetable

Spring 2017 – Summer 2018

GF = Gluten Free  V = Vegetarian  LC = Low Carb

Pricing below is for Group Classes of 4-6 people.  If you would like an Exclusive Private Class – Minimum 2 persons/couple – Contact Sylvia for relevant pricing and to book.

FULLY BOOKED – Tuesday 21st November – Scroll to New Date Saturday 24th March

Trevalla Fish Dish
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Fabulous Tasmanian Fish Menu (GF, LC)

Get your dose of Omega 3 and more from three fabulous fish dishes! For those who love fish but need inspiration to be more adventurous. This cooking experience will help you gain confidence in cooking a variety of fresh Tasmanian fish in a number of tasty different ways. Learn skills of successful fish cookery. Be introduced to the creative fresh flavours of fabulous fish dishes. Then dine on the dishes you cooked in class. Everyone will enjoy delicious fresh fish dishes using this wonderful ingredient so bountiful in our island state.

$140 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

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

FULLY BOOKED – Saturday 25th November – 9.30am to 2.30pm

Christmas Cooking Class
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Christmas Cooking with a Difference 2017 Menu (GF)

Stuck for what to cook this Christmas? Tired of the same old thing? Why not come along to a Christmas class for new ideas and a fun cooking experience! You will learn simply delicious food in a mouth-watering menu with a difference that won’t have you slaving away in the kitchen on Christmas Day. Enjoy learning to prepare beautiful food to serve your family and friends through the festive season. Learn tips and tricks to make the day run smoothly. Then sit down to a shared lunch of the wonderful food you cooked in class and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a complimentary glass of wine. How’s that sound?

$145 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“I had a terrific class with you and my friends today. Thanks very much for all the preparation and the wonderful way you shared your recipes and skills with us in your lovely kitchen and garden. You always provide us with excellent ideas, skills and techniques. Your Christmas classes are particularly useful and very inspirational. Well, thanks again for a great day.” Megan Russell

FULLY BOOKED – Sunday 3rd December – 9.30am to 2.30pm – Private Class

Rhubarb Crumble Tart

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Pastry Sweet and Savoury – Back to Basics

Are your pastries too soggy, too crumbly, fall apart? Learn hands-on and master skills, techniques and secrets of excellent pastry cooking and baking. Prepare deliciously successful savoury and sweet tarts you can be proud of. Enjoy a shared lunch of the delicious dishes cooked in class with complimentary refreshments.

$120 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

FULLY BOOKED – Saturday 20th January – 9.30am to 2.30pm

Handmade Pasta Liguria

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Handmade Pasta from Liguria (V)

Enjoy a fun hands-on cooking experience! Learn how to make fresh handmade pasta in a beautiful tactile class featuring traditional Italian food from Liguria. Ligurian pasta is different to pasta from Emilia Romagna. This is the most sublime and silkiest pasta you will ever taste, we promise you. Prepare authentic mouth watering summer sauces to accompany your freshly made Ligurian pasta then share a traditional Italian lunch with complimentary beverages. Ideal for couples or a group of friends. Handmade pasta is one of Sylvia’s specialty classes since 2009. Treat yourself to a unique experience. Men love it too!

$130 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

 

“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

BOOKING FAST – Saturday 3rd February – 9.30am to 3.00pm

Knife Skills Workshop Chopping

So you can enjoy using a truly sharp knife we will also sharpen up to two knives at no extra charge.

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

Good knife skills are a must! You cannot cook efficiently without good knife skills and they make cooking a breeze. In this fun class we will help you by sharing our professional experience and teaching you hands-on how to become an accomplished cook. We will chop, dice and slice our way through fresh produce to create delicious dishes to share on the day. 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 or anyone for that matter. Includes knife sharpening.

$118 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT – Saturday 17th February – 9.30am to 2.30pm

Spanish Tapa Taster Platter - Delicious!
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Spanish Tapa Sensational Menu 1 (GF, LC)

Discover the passion, culture, lifestyle and rich culinary diversity that is Spanish Tapa (often referred to as Tapas). In this introduction class you will learn about the history of Tapa together with fundamental ingredients and cooking techniques. Learn how to incorporate Tapa into your everyday dining and entertaining. Cook tempting Tapa in our authentic menu that will take you on a 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. Come and get a taste of this highly creative style of food, eating and way of life that is quintessentially Spanish.

$147 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“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

4 PLACES AVAILABLE – Saturday 24th February – 9.30am to 2.30pm

Sylvia's Teriyaki Tofu Japanese Egg Roll
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Japanese Contemporary Home Cooking –
Teriyaki Menu (GF, LC)

Enjoy learning Japanese home cooking with delicious recipes that Sylvia and her husband have developed over time from dishes experienced in Japan and Sylvia’s study of Japanese cooking in 1980s/90s. After this class you will be able to easily recreate these dishes for every day dining or impress your guests with Japanese style entertaining. Don’t shy away from this cuisine. Japanese food is not just sushi and tempura. It is simply beautiful, healthy and accessible to the home cook. Find out about ingredients, different cooking styles and techniques and engage in practical skills to help you create easy and elegant authentic Japanese cuisine at home.

$137 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the class on Friday. It was so relaxing and interesting and the food we prepared was delicious. It has inspired me to go and get some of the ingredients and do some Japanese cooking myself. Thank you for being so friendly, relaxed and competent in teaching us some of the skills – it was really wonderful. I enjoyed the company of the other students and it made it a fun thing to do.” Kaye Radcliff

ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT – Saturday 10th March – 9.30am to 2.30pm

Sylvia's Kitchen Garden Thai Ingredients
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Thai Fragrant Barbeque Sensational Menu (GF)

Enjoy an exotic Thai cooking experience and barbeque lunch! You will learn how to prepare authentic Kai Yang (Thai marinated Barbeque Chicken) with Coconut and Kaffir Rice and our favourite Thai vegetable dish followed by a lovely simple Thai dessert. Share a generous lunch of the delicious dishes cooked in class with complimentary matching wine. This menu is ideal for spring, summer or early autumn when you can enjoy a fragrant evening meal or entertain at home. Come and join us for a Thai style barbeque that will surely inspire you to cook Thai food more often!

$137 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“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

ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT – Saturday 17th March – 9.30am to 2.30pm

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Perfect Gourmet Pizzas (V)

Enjoy a relaxed hands-on Pizza cooking experience with a difference. Cook pizzas like a real Italian. Then dine on your freshly prepared perfect pizzas. Learn how to prepare our easy pizza dough using Sylvia’s special blend of Tasmanian Callington Mill flour, which you can freeze and have ready for quick weekend pizza nights at home. Make a variety of delicious fresh gourmet toppings, bake your pizzas on the pizza stone and then enjoy dining on the perfect pizzas you created. Sounds like fun? It is! No more take-away pizza. Buona!

$120 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“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

Saturday 24th March – 9.30am to 2.30pm

Trevalla Fish Dish
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Fabulous Tasmanian Fish Menu (GF, LC)

Get your dose of Omega 3 and more from three fabulous fish dishes! For those who love fish but need inspiration to be more adventurous. This cooking experience will help you gain confidence in cooking a variety of fresh Tasmanian fish in a number of tasty different ways. Learn skills of successful fish cookery. Be introduced to the creative fresh flavours of fabulous fish dishes. Then dine on the dishes you cooked in class. Everyone will enjoy delicious fresh fish dishes using this wonderful ingredient so bountiful in our island state.

$140 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

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

To find out more about this class Contact Sylvia

Italian Flatbreads CC 2015 Lunch on Deck
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Italian Flatbreads and Flavours (V)

Enjoy a fun cooking experience! Learn hands-on how to prepare, bake, and of course, eat our delicious Italian flatbreads, Piadina and Crescenta, which became famous at our boutique country restaurant The Peacock Inn. You will learn skills and techniques in how to cook flavoursome fillings using fresh local Tasmanian produce and edibles from my kitchen garden. Share lunch of the delicious dishes you cooked in class and discover regional specialities from Emilia-Romagna. These flatbreads are ideal fun holiday, weekend or everyday food! Suitable for Vegetarians too.

$120 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“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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Handmade Pasta on Sylvia's Chitarra
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Special Handmade Pasta Sensational Menu

Indulge your senses in the beautiful tactile and sensory experience of making fresh pasta from Emilia Romagna that Sylvia has been making since she was a child. You will learn to prepare Tagliatelle and Fettuccine. Cook delicious sauces to accompany your freshly made pasta. Share a lovely lunch dining on the beautiful food you created. Learn about different types of fresh pasta and what to look for if you are considering purchasing a pasta machine, its care and maintenance. Even if you never make this pasta again, come along for a unique experience! Very popular class since 2009.

$130 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“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

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Poultry Masterclass – Back to Basics (GF, LC)

Learn all about poultry and hands-on poultry butchery skills in this practical class. Master de-boning and portioning a whole chicken so that at the end of the class you will feel confident enough to achieve this at home with ease. Prepare delicious chicken dishes using different cuts. There will be no costly waste and you will have learnt valuable skills to last you a lifetime. Share a generous lunch of the delicious dishes cooked in class. Practical skills, economical advice, delicious flavours and great recipes!

$130 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

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Moroccan Cooking – Seven Vegetable Spiced Couscous (GF, V)

Immerse yourself in a beautifully fragrant Moroccan cooking experience! Learn how to prepare Morocco’s famous 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 using Quinoa – please advise at time of booking.

$120 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“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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Moroccan Cooking – Tagine Sensational Menu (GF, LC)

Be enchanted and experience the exotic aromas of this magical cuisine. You will learn essential preparation skills and cooking techniques to create Chermoula the fragrant marinade for fish followed by a luscious Tagine of Lamb. Learn about the history and culture of Moroccan food together with fundamental ingredients, cooking techniques and kitchen equipment. To complete our shared meal, experience the simplicity of a fragrant Moroccan Milk Pudding. One of Sylvia’s most popular classes with Adult Ed since 2006. Come and indulge your senses!

$137 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

 

“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

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Pad Thai Wednesday Winner Dinner
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Thai Cooking – Pad Thai (GF)

Embrace one of Thailand’s national dishes! Enjoy a mouth watering cooking experience with a difference then share the delicious dishes cooked in class with complimentary refreshments. Master skills in cooking perfect Pad Thai and Thai flavoured stir-fried vegetables you can easily recreate at home. Learn about Thai ingredients, herbs and techniques. Be inspired by the irresistible aromas and flavours of Thailand!

$130 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

“It was a wonderful experience! I received a Gift Voucher and came along 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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Sauces for Courses – Back to Basics (GF, LC)

In this great practical class I will share with you some of my indispensable sauce recipes I have been using for over 30 years, they’ve never let me down whether in the restaurant or home kitchen. You will learn recipes that are easily adapted to a wide range of dishes and prepare a variety of delicious meals that show the versatility of these sauces and dressings. Then sit down to a shared meal and enjoy the fruits of your labour. A great class for singles, couples or anyone who wants to turn a plain meal into something special!

$120 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

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Sylvia's selection of Spices
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Cooking with Spices 1 (GF, LC)

Spice up your life with a fragrant spice filled cooking experience! Learn about spices and how to prepare your own spice mixes from scratch. Master skills and techniques and cook a mouthwatering meal to share with spice mixes you prepared in class. Learn what to look for when buying spices and how to store them. For those who enjoy cooking with spices or want to learn more. Come spice up your life!

$128 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

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Spring Basket Produce
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Cooking with the Seasons – Spring Sensational Menu (V, LC)

Enjoy a great time learning to cook a sensational menu inspired by wonderful fresh Spring produce. Delight in learning beautiful versatile recipes using a variety of fresh produce and herbs from my kitchen garden. A popular class since 2009. You will learn beautiful and versatile recipes using asparagus, broad beans, eggs, beetroot, goat’s cheese and more. This class incorporates some of the best ingredients of the season.Suitable for Vegetarians and those wanting to get the best out of this season’s produce.

$128 p.p. (all incl. 4 persons)

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

Private Class Options

Above Cooking Class Experiences are available as an exclusive Private Class – Minimum 2 persons/couple – includes a shared leisurely lunch with complimentary matching wine and refreshments. Click here to find out what you can expect from your cooking experience with Sylvia. Contact Sylvia for further details.