Spirit House Cooking School, Photo by: Visit Sunshine Coast
The region’s smorgasbord of cooking schools turns the heat up on indoor activities for a rainy day.
The Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School in Yandina boasts the longest-established cooking classes on the Sunshine Coast at its state-of-the-art kitchen, set amid lush tropical gardens. Thousands of participants of varying ages, backgrounds, and kitchen skills experience the joy of Asian cooking using authentic, fresh ingredients. School of Wok, Fast, Fab Thai, Spirit House Restaurant Classics and Spice Island Tour are among the most popular classes offered. And the best part? You’ll dine on the recipes prepared during the class and enjoy complimentary wine and beer afterwards.
Life’s a Feast in Noosaville is a complete foodie experience inside a cooking lesson. Noosa’s longest-established cooking school, surrounded by tropical gardens backing on to Noosa National Park, will help guests learn chef-style kitchen skills, increase their culinary knowledge, prepare a selection of scrumptious dishes, and feast on their achievements with wine, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Teacher Gail Rast guides the interactive, hands-on cooking classes using fresh, quality, local produce. The classes conclude with a full sit-down meal with wine. Participants leave with their personal folder containing the original recipes, class notes and fact sheets to recreate the dishes at home. With classes such as Pasta Making and Italian Sauces, Seafood Barbecue, Moroccan Magic, Indonesian Banquet and Plant-Based for Health & Taste, there’s something for every taste.
Caloundra’s spiciest business, Red Hot Chilli Pepper, has added its own dash of pizzazz and sprinkle of extra flavour to cooking schools in the region. Owner Vicki Taylor is adding to her Spice Blending Workshops with a fusion of spice blending and cooking classes inspired by her own extensive travels. Students will make a mouth-watering dish after learning about spices needed to create traditional and complex Sri Lankan curry spice blends.