Testimonials

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.  The value obtained far exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to doing more classes.  Preparing family meals in our house is no longer a chore, but a wonderful part of life.  Thank you so much.  I feel liberated!

Daniel Cadart / Cadart Holdings Pty Ltd, Launceston (Coaching client)
Ian and Linda

Valuable skills and inspiration abound.

I have attended a number of Sylvia’s cooking classes since 2010, on my own, with a group of my friends and later with my husband. We are adventurous cooks and love good food. But we wanted to learn more. And we did. Sylvia shares her knowledge in such a nice manner. She teaches quality skills and techniques that I use to this day. I thoroughly enjoy her classes and the delicious food we produce.

We got so much out of the pasta making class and have made pasta for friends and family many times since. Our little 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 & Ian Ravenwood / Burnie, Tasmania
Stephanie Donnelly

I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful day last Saturday.  Not only did I learn so much from you today, 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 obviously means so much to you.  I can’t wait to get myself a pasta machine so I can put it all into practice ASAP and share what I’ve learned with my family. It was great to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Stephanie Donnelly / West Launceston
Ana-Luisa and Sylvia 4

Hola Sylvia! We enjoyed your company a lot and your country and all that we did together. 

Thanks for all the care that you gave us. Thanks for everything.

All my admiration to the best passionate cook (who cooks from the heart) I ever met.

Ana Luisa Marín & José Francisco Jiménez / Mexico/Ecuador (Tasmanian Food Exp)

Many thanks for a great cooking class. They all loved it and struggled to eat lunch afterwards! Look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sarah Cobb / DCIM - Conference Delegate Partners (Corporate)

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

Chris / Hobart

Once again thank you for a wonderful day! You have not only inspired me to cook but to garden. I have planted out about 7 different herb pots on Sunday as well as two more apple trees and an olive for our orchard! I also cooked the family the Spatchcock Chicken on Sunday night which was wonderful with some new baby potatoes – so we were thoroughly spoilt! Thanks Sylvia!

Kristi Chapple / St Helens, East Coast Tasmania

I have thoroughly enjoyed my sessions with Sylvia. Her professionalism, attention to detail and extreme knowledge of food, has placed me in a good position to increase my creativity in the kitchen and think outside the square when organizing family meals. Once a mundane task, she has reassured me and encouraged me to not be bored by the task of cooking but to embrace the challenge and enjoy everything about it.

Linda Phillips / Prospect Vale

It is always a terrific class and learning experience with Sylvia.

Since my first class, Italian Flatbreads in 2009, which I really enjoyed, you have helped me achieve my cooking goals one at a time. I learn so much from you and want to keep learning everything!

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. This is just what I wanted and as I expected, given all the previous classes I have attended. 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 and all the best for the coming year. Cheers for now, Megan

Megan Russell / Sassafras, Tasmania

While our husbands learnt fly fishing. We learnt Spanish Tapas cooking at Sylvia’s Kitchen. Thank you for a wonderful day. We learnt so much. The notes are wonderful and we will certainly be trying out the recipes on our friends, neighbours and families once home.
Many thanks for the lesson, it was a great experience! We will be back. Best wishes.

Cherry McPherson & Linda Broome / Carindale, Qld

Thank you so much for the class! We both enjoyed it so much and haven’t stopped talking about cooking delicious food together since.

The photos are great, cheers for sending them on.

Take care and let me know when your book is out!

Adam Campbell & Amy Coppleman / Newnham, Launceston
Dan Morris

You have had no small influence on my life in the past 5 years!  Just wanted to update you on my career plans, as you once told me that you just knew they would somehow involve food.

You may not have known it, but that and the day of handmade pasta has been very influential to me… 

I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration you gave me in just one exquisite afternoon. Can’t wait to eat that pasta again!

When you told me you knew I’d be in the food world in some capacity, it stuck. It helped to give me the confidence I needed to formulate my vision. I just want to convey how much I appreciate our short afternoon together and how amazed I am that you are still including me in your community and network of cooking students. And when you sent me the recipes after I left them in your husband’s car (not to mention the ride he gave me to the bus station) I felt how much you cared about your life’s passion. The whole experience has played a major role in me gaining clarity on this ever evolving vision of mine (in food) which is slowly becoming a reality.

Dan Morris / Cape Cod, USA

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 class.

Roger Steel / Launceston (Gift Voucher Class)

Inspired me to experiment with new tastes and flavours. Everything was well thought out and organised. Provided details on sourcing ingredients from local suppliers.

Martine

I think your food philosophy and the way you make it look so easy to prepare and cook wholesome food (that is good for you) is just wonderful. I know you have inspired me through the two cooking classes I have attended. Your cooking classes gave me the confidence to try cooking many things I once would not have dreamed of attempting, and most importantly to follow my instincts. Just because I didn’t have an ingredient, it didn’t mean I couldn’t cook the dish…
I am really looking forward to your cookbook, I can’t wait to have it on my bookshelf. I wish you every success over the coming year.

Terese / Launceston