What You Can Expect

Learn new skills. Gain culinary inspiration. Enjoy delicious Tasmanian food. Relax and experience a unique hands-on cooking class with a difference.

You receive a warm friendly welcome at Sylvia’s Kitchen Tasmania. Classes are conducted in Sylvia’s own home kitchen in Riverside just minutes from Launceston city centre, Tasmania.

Share the fun of cooking, the joy of eating, and sometimes gardening experience, with other fellow food lovers or your own private group in a relaxed enjoyable class.

Class numbers are kept small enabling a very personal experience with affordable quality hands-on tuition and step-by-step recipe instruction. Group Classes are a maximum four to six participants. Private Classes are minimum two persons/couple (pricing adjusted accordingly to suit minimum numbers).

Classes are designed for teenagers and adults alike and cater to all levels of cooking ability and skill.

Learn new cooking skills and how to create beautiful seasonal and multi-cultural dishes with healthy fresh food.

All ingredients are of the highest quality including fresh local and organic produce. You also get to cook with fresh herbs and other edibles from Sylvia’s Kitchen Garden.

Share a leisurely gourmet lunch or dinner of the delicious dishes cooked in class with a complimentary glass of wine. Non-alcoholic drinks, tea and excellent barista-style coffee are also available.

You receive comprehensive notes with fool proof recipes that have been personally developed, tried, tested and written by Sylvia an experienced restaurant Chef, Recipe Developer, qualified Food and Wine Tutor and Writer.

Receive friendly advice on food and wine matching as Sylvia is also a Sommelier. Gain valuable local food and wine knowledge and shopping tips.

Learn where to buy certain ingredients and kitchen equipment and how best to use them.

Gain confidence, inspiration, knowledge and skills in preparation, cooking and presentation.

All classes are casual, informative, interactive, warm, friendly, and most of all fun.

We look forward to welcoming you soon. Happy Cooking!

One exquisite afternoon

The day of handmade pasta has been very influential to me. I bought a hand roller and will be making Ligurian pasta for my friends. Can’t wait to eat that pasta again! Thank you for the inspiration you gave me in just one exquisite afternoon.” 

Dan Morris / Cape Cod USA

Thai Winner Dinner

We attended the Thai Winner Dinner last Wednesday. We had a fabulous time, learnt heaps from the first minute we arrived and shared in the spoils that we cooked together. If you are looking for a birthday present for someone, or just want to know more about the different cooking cultures, I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Louise Cuschieri

Fabulous, very ‘hands-on’, good info!

“Very helpful hints and instructions! I was very impressed as to how comfortable and relaxed I felt in this environment, no pressure, just happy, happy cooking! End results were fantastic!”

Shirley Sargison

Always a terrific class

“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!”

Megan Russell