Cooking Workshops 2022

I am excited to be offering these upcoming in-person classes. Please sign up for each class below. I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Local Cooking Workshops

Sydney Community College Workshops

Fermenting and Pickling for The Seasons

Mon 17 Oct 2022
1 session, 3 hours total, 6 pm – 9 pm
Sydney Community College – 2A Gordon St, Rozelle
$219.00 incl GST

I am an author and whole-food educator, chef, foodie, and fermenter. Join me for a class full of gutsy goodness.
What will be covered in the workshop:

  • Some history and background on wild fermentation and naturally cultured pickled vegetables
  • What fruits/vegetables work best for each season and why
  • Recipes and tips
  • Sterilizing your containers for food safety and success

We will create Spring Sauerkraut and Salt Brine Pickles and I will also demonstrate how to make a simple miso pickle with unpasteurized, organic miso, plus a tasting of “ones I prepared earlier”.

All ingredients are provided, including a wide range of seasonal organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs to choose from and quality glass preserving jars for you to take home and watch the magic happen.

Festive Ferments Course

Mon 5 Dec 2022
1 session, 3 hours total, 6 pm – 9 pm
Sydney Community College – 2A Gordon St, Rozelle
$219.00 incl GST

As the holiday season approaches, we tend to spend more time with friends, family, and entertainment.

If you are not eating wild lacto-fermented foods for the holidays, you are missing out. Every culture in the world serves ferments with food, especially around celebrations. It’s an ancient way to balance your body and at the same time indulge and enjoy rich party food. Why not give some ferments as gifts too.

I am a wholefood chef, educator, and fermenter. Join me for an evening of gutsy goodness, as you learn all about fermenting and pickling the pick of the festive season’s organic produce – including party season salsa, fruit drinks, and summery salt brine pickled fruits.

You’ll come away with knowledge on how to prepare your own wild ferments. You’ll discover how you can add them to your festive table and why they’re so good for you – plus a tasting of “ones we prepared earlier”. You’ll take ferments and pickles to be cared for at home later… two-jars-full!

What will be covered in this festive ferments course?

  • Some history and background on wild fermentation and naturally cultured pickled vegetables
  • What fruits/vegetables work best for each season and why
  • Recipes and tips
  • Sterilising your containers for food safety and success

Private Events

Would you like to gather a group of friends or workmates in the privacy of your home, my kitchen, or in a virtual setting?

Description

3 hr class for 1-10 people cost negotiable. The fee includes food, the time to develop the menu, shop, cook with you, and leave the clean-up to us.

I can do demonstration style or we all cook together depending on the facilities.  Everyone leaves with notes, recipes, and suggestions.

Or if you prefer, gather friends and/or family together and create a Virtual Zoom brunch, lunch, or dinner party of your choice. 

These classes are fun, stimulating, and creative and can be a place where you can have lots of your questions answered.

What you will learn

  • How to fit these foods into your lifestyle for health, nourishment, and wellbeing.
  • A class tailored to your needs and wishes
  • Small groups and personal attention

What you will get

  • A booklet with notes, recipes, and suggestions for variations
  • Fun and connection

Give one as a gift

  • Plant-based cooking
  • Ferments
  • Dumplings 
  • Naturally sweet desserts  
  • Japanese

A range of menus are available and sessions are adapted to what your needs are.  Simple everyday family recipes to more exotic party ideas are also available.

If you are interested please contact me to discuss. Choose from the following options or suggest one that you would like to have:

  • Festive seasonal ferments
  • Seasonal plant-based vegan or plant whole foods
  • Wild ferments 
  •  Saltwater brine pickles
  • Vegan plant-based cuisine
  • Vegan or vegetarian desserts
  • Whole foods in your Kitchen
  • Plant-based vegan Dumplings
  • Gluten-free plant-based vegan dumplings

The workshop includes demonstration and/or participation, recipes, all ingredients, and a full clean-up. Just leave it all to us and enjoy!