Cooking Classes Cooking Classes

We are very proud to announce that the Lonely Planet Guide 2011 named Banks Penisula including Ground Culinary Centre as one of the top ten destinations for cooking classes in the world!!!  We are up there with Tuscany and Istanbul as places to go for the best in cooking classes.

In 2017, we will continue presenting the popular "Global Dinner Classes". 

Participant Comments:

"Hi Jenny,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the informative, fun and intimate introduction to Nepalese cuisine last night.  I’ll be trying various recipes on family asap and hope to be back for one of your other courses in the future.  Thanks to you, Flick and James.


Hi Jenny

Thanks for yesterday I had a great time, you both made us feel welcome and the dishes were well within our capabilities but we felt like we achieved something.  It was a nice feeling that a bunch of strangers could sit down and worked well together with good conversations and laughter.

 Looking forward to going to another class.




I went to your Turkey class last month and loved it!
I unfortunately can't make your Moroccan night and was wondering if you've set any future dates & themes yet?

Claire" "

Global Dinner Class

Our regular cooking classes showcase recipes from around the world. These are held once a month and are hosted either by Jenny, or by a special guest chef. 

Our style of classes for 2017 is focusing on a theme or region of cuisine for the night. You will cook 3 or 4 courses in either a hands-on or passive role, whichever you feel most comfortable with, eating each course with matching wines. During the course of the evening you will learn different techniques and recipes to take home in the process.

Ground Culinary Centre cooking classesDuring the fun evening you will not only learn the secrets of international cuisine but also enjoy the wine selection we have matched to the food.  These classes run for approximately 3-4 hours, or until your plates are clean.  Come hungry!

Sunday March 12th:

Asian Street Food.
Experience the delights of Asian Street Food. Quick and easy and packed with flavour. A sample of Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian and Chinese street foods that are firm favourites.

Sunday April 30th:

Morocco vs Tunisia.
When is a tagine NOT a tagine? An intrigung look at the differnces between these two fascinating countries' cuisines, and their similarities. Briks, Harissa, Chermoula and Taguins all make an appearance.

Saturday May 27th:

Louisiana- Cajun & Creole
Due to popular demand we are bringing this class back again this year. Jambalaya, crawfish pie, file gumbo. Yes we do have real file, so come and learn what it is and how to use it. Try a genuine Po'Boy or Muffaletta and see how things are done in "the South".

Saturday June 24th:

Korean Cuisine.
More than just Kimchi, this cuisine is the "it" food at the moment in the States and Australia. See what all the fuss is about. We will be looking at authentic family recipes, rather than the LA Fusion food trend.
Cost is $130 per person including full meal, matching wines, class and recipes. 
Other classes this year will include Winter Spice, Delights of Turkey, South American Food and Persian Cuisine. Dates to be announced.

We also run private classes for group bookings. Minimum is 8 people. You can choose the cuisine for the class.

To book please email indicating which class you would like to attend. Numbers are limited and places are secured by full payment only.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 2 week's before the class you can receive a full refund or transfer. If you cancel within the 2 week's before the class you can have a 50% refund. If you cancel on the last day before the class or on the day of the class, there is no refund.