Cooking Class Timetable

Summer/Autumn 2019

Dates to be advised

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GF = Gluten Free  V = Vegetarian  LC = Low Carb  VG = Vegan

“Dear Sylvia, Thank you for your kind wishes. You have a wonderful enterprise, and I wish you very well with it, it’s such a wonderful contribution to our community.”  Judy G (July 2017)

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Sylvia's Kitchen Garden Thai Ingredients

Ideal casual entertaining for the holiday season.

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Thai Cooking – Fragrant Barbeque Menu (GF)

Enjoy an exotic Thai cooking experience and barbeque lunch! You will learn about Thai food, fundamental ingredients and cooking techniques. Learn how to prepare an easy authentic Thai marinade using turmeric and fresh herbs, rice flavoured with coconut and Kaffir lime leaf and a delicious Thai vegetable dish followed by a fresh and easy Thai dessert. All of which you can easily prepare at home with local ingredients. These dishes are not ‘hot and spicy’ they are fragrant and flavoursome. Share a generous lunch of the delicious dishes cooked in class. Come and join us for a Thai food experience that will surely inspire you to cook Thai food more often!

$135 p.p. (lunch included)

“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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Moroccan Tagine Cooking (GF, LC)

Be enchanted and experience the exotic flavours and aromas of this magical cuisine. You will learn essential preparation skills and cooking techniques to create a luscious Tagine of Lamb that you can easily re-create at home. Learn about the history and culture of Moroccan food. Receive practical advice on 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!

$125 p.p. (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

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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 1 – 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 by just using a sharp knife and chopping board. 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.)

“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”

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Crostata di Marmellata
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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.)

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Handmade Pasta on Sylvia's Chitarra
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Special Handmade Pasta 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.

$125 p.p. (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

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

Learn to cook like a true Japanese with these delicious recipes that you can easily prepare for every day dining or impress your guests with Japanese style entertaining. Inspired by culinary study, travel and experiences this class will help you understand essential ingredients, different cooking styles and engage in practical skills to help you create easy and elegant authentic Japanese cuisine at home.

$135 p.p. (all incl.)

“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

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Sylvia's selection of Spices
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Cooking with Spices 1 – Back to Basics (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!

$125 p.p. (all incl.)

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Ideal class for those who attended Knife Skills 1, beginners or anyone for that matter. Includes a meal for two to take home.

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

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. You will also learn how to prepare a variety of delicious dishes using different cuts. Share a lovely lunch on the day plus take home fresh meals you prepared in class. There will be no costly waste and you will have learnt valuable skills to last you 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.

$135 p.p. (all incl.)

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Sauces for Courses – Back to Basics (GF, LC)

In this practical class learn saucing skills and indispensable sauce recipes. You will learn to create sauces 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, a group of friends or anyone who wants to turn a plain meal into something special!

$125 p.p. (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

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Perfect Gourmet Pizzas

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 about basic yeast cookery and how to prepare our easy pizza dough, which you can freeze and have ready for quick weekend pizza nights at home, using Sylvia’s special blend of Tasmanian Callington Mill flour. 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 take-away pizza. Buona!

$120 p.p. (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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Trevalla Fish Dish
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Fabulous Tasmanian Fish Menu (GF, LC)

Get your dose of essential Omega 3 and more from fabulous fish dishes! For those who love fish but want to be more adventurous to cook this essential food for good health and well-being. This cooking class will help you gain confidence in cooking a variety of fresh Tasmanian fish in a number of tantalizing and tasty dishes. Learn skills of successful fish cookery. What fish goes with what flavours. How to cook creatively with fresh fish. Dine on delicious dishes to share at lunch. Everyone will enjoy these fresh fish dishes using this wonderful ingredient so bountiful in our island state.

$135 p.p. (all incl.)

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

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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.

$145 p.p. (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

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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.)

“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 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!

$125 p.p. (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

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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.)

“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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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.)

“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

Repeated again in Autumn/Winter 2019

Autumn Seasonal Menu
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Vegetarian Autumn/Winter Menu (V)

Enjoy a great time learning to cook a sensational menu inspired by wonderfully fresh seasonal produce. Delight in learning beautiful versatile recipes using pumpkin, potatoes, mushrooms, Swiss chard, silverbeet, ricotta, fresh herbs and more. Prepare olive oil pastry to make Sylvia’s special ‘Torta di Verdure’ followed by various seasonal dishes to share at lunch. Popular class since 2009. Suitable for vegetarians, meat lovers and those wanting to get the best out of this season’s produce.

$125 p.p. (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”

Private Class Options

Cooking Class Experiences are available as an exclusive Private Class for a minimum 2 persons/couple at an additional cost. Contact Sylvia for pricing and to book. Click here to find out what you can expect from your cooking experience with Sylvia.