Cooking Workshops 2022

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

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 Pickles and Fantastically Fun Ferments

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday July 2

Saturday July 16


The Church Hall, 7 Campbell St, Balmain 2041


$120.00 incl. GST

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If you’ve ever wanted to know how to master fermentation and make the perfect sauerkraut and salt brine ferments, this cooking class is where you’ll want to be. 

Learn how to make your own fermented vegetables to share with your friends and family. You even get to take home two jars of your own wild ferments to look after!

This class is perfect for beginners, or anyone who has tried to ferment. Join author and wholefood educator, Marcea Klein, who will take you through everything there is to know about fermentation with seasonal produce.

You will also learn how to easily incorporate these foods into your diet and sterilising containers. When you take your ferment home you will be guided how to care for them. 

What you’ll do

During this 2 1/2 hour hands-on cooking class, you’ll be taught by an experienced chef with over 30 years of experience In fermentation, vegan cooking and wholefoods.

Classes are interactive and hands-on, designed for those with a passion for cooking and learning new skills.  Pickling and fermentation can be fun, creative, fulfilling and rewarding.

You also get to enjoy Marcea’s personal ferments served with GF crackers and /or sourdough bread and a special vegan dip. Your lesson will be a delicious culinary adventure!

What to Bring


Cutting board


1 500 ml.  sterilized jar with lid

1/ 250 ml. sterilized jar with lid

Apron (optional)

Please note: This course is suitable for people who are gluten intolerant, vegan and/or vegetarian. We are not able to provide substitute ingredients for people with allergies.


 Fantastically Fun Dumplings

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Saturday, July 23, 2022: 1:30-4:00 PM

The Church Hall
7 Campbell St
Balmain 2041
Cost: $120.00 incl. GST

Learn how to make your own wrappers and stuff them with your own vegan plant-based fillings at this practical evening workshop in Rozelle.

Join author and wholefood educator, Marcea Klein to explore different cultural takes on the humble dumpling flavours, shapes and cooking styles – to take home and try with family and friends. Stuffed with your favourite sweet or savoury fillings, it’s impossible to stop at just a few of these salty and moreish parcels whether they are steamed, boiled, baked, pan-fried or deep-fried.

We will make our own organic flour wrappers and fillings and explore a range of international vegetarian dumplings, including:

  •  Fried  vegan Gyoza, with  dipping sauce
  • Steamed seasonal vegan delights
  • Polish Peirogi 

Fantastic Gluten-Free Dumplings

Date: TBA

Learn to make gluten-free dumplings from scratch with our cooking courses in Sydney. Whole-food educator, Marcea Klein, will reveal her secrets on how to make, roll, stuff (and eat) dumplings, with all gluten-free ingredients. Dumplings are a perennial favourite featured in many world cuisines, with each culture having its own unique style and flavours. A healthy comfort food, they can be made quickly using the simplest ingredients – and adapted to suit whatever seasonal stuffings…

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Why not book a workshop and/or dinner party for a few friends in the comfort of your own home or on Zoom 

Would you like to host a dinner party or cooking workshop in the privacy of your own home, or on Zoom with friends/ family? 

How about gathering together a group of friends and experiencing a zoom class in the comfort of your kitchen?

 Give one as a gift

 A  Vegan Plant-Based Cooking Party

 A Fermentation Party

A Dumpling Party 

A Vegan Sweet Dessert Party  


Invite Chef and Nutritionist Marcea around and you and your friends can roll up your sleeves, join in the fun while you cook healthy, plant-based delicious dishes that will impress your friends and family. Share in the preparation and delight in the taste of a workshop of your choice.

Gather together and invite friends and/or family and create a Zoom brunch, lunch or dinner party of your choice. 

Cooking parties are fantastically innovative and are slowly starting to emerge in place of the traditional dinner party. Instead of just one person toiling over a whole day of food prep- cooking and serving once thought to be relaxing and creative- can finally be once again when surrounded by a good group of people and an experienced chef.

Together, create a delicious three-course meal in 2 ½ hours with the services of your very own chef at home. Discuss cooking methods and healthier ingredient options (may sneak a peek in your pantry, fridge and freezer ).

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 and/or Vegetarian desserts
  • Wholefoods in your Kitchen
  •  Plant-based Vegan Dumplings
  • Gluten-Free plant-based Vegan dumplings

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


Vegan Desserts coming this winter 

No bake Raspberry, Chocolate and Coconut Tart