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 August 13th:

The Spice Trail.
Follow the ancient spice route cooking dishes from various countries, using the spices they are famous for. Learn about the spices and what dishes they work well in, as well as their unique properties. From the Moluccas to Morocco, Eygpt to Persia, lots of interesting and delicious traditional dishes from along the spice route.

Cost is $130 per person including full meal, matching wines, class and recipes. 

Other classes this year will include  Delights of Turkey, South American Food, lousiana- Cajun & Creole 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.