10 Best Food and Drink Masterclasses

Eat, Food Guide, Sydney / 7 July 2015

Where to go in Sydney for a Foodication

Are you over cooking eggs on toasts and two minute noodles? Want to have some sort of hobby? Need to impress some friends with a new talent?
Here is a list of the ten best places in Sydney to get a foodication (food education) from cool cooking classes to how to make the perfect cocktail.

Cherry Bar School Cocktail Masterclass

The night starts with a cocktail for each guest and it only gets better from there. You’ll learn how to shake like a pro and how to make your favourite cocktail from some of Sydney’s top bartenders. All topped of with a stunning view of the harbour.

 $88 per person, to book: starsales@echoent.com.au, 80 Pyrmont Street Pyrmont. 


Sydney Chocolate School

Are you a chocoholic? Do you relish over the thought of chocolate before anyone and anything else? This cooking school is calling your name! The SCS caters to both adults and children with school holiday programs.
Classes start from $80 per person. 1110 Middle Head Road Mosman, 02 9960 5848

Sushi and Sashimi Masterclass at Flying Fish Restaurant

Learn from some of Sydney’s best sushi chefs in this intimate sushi and sashimi masterclass. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival and, in a class of maximum 20 people, listen and learn as their sushi maestro teaches you the tricks of the trade. Including how to select and cut the perfect piece of sashimi, the art of making deliciously sticky sushi rice, how to accurately roll your sushi and how to present your sushi and sashimi creations. After the 2 hour class you can enjoy your hard work with a complimentary glass of wine, looking out over the water.
$160 per person for a 2 hour class at Flying Fish Restaurant, Lower Deck Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont.


Sydney Seafood School

This cooking school is highly regarded as one of the best cooking schools in Sydney with 12,000 attending each year. Special guest chefs including Matt Moran, Justin North and Guillaume Barhimi often make cameo appearances hosting the classes. After a demonstration you’ll have a chance to make your own meal then best of all you get to eat it!
Starting from $90 per person. Check the website for more details on each class. Sydney Fish Market, Bank Street, Pyrmont. 
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Sensory Lab Latte Art

This is a course just for latte art. It’s for people who already know how to work a professional coffee machine and want to take their skills to the next level. Suitable for beginners or professionals in the craft of latte art.
$75 per person, classes: 5, 6 and 7pm Monday- Friday, Bondi.


Secret Foodies: Cheese and Wine Tasting Classes

In this Cheese and Wine tasting class you’ll learn all the basics from expert winemakers. It’s an interactive class where you’ll be asked to match the wine region to the cheese region in a game of vino and fromage geography.
$75 a head for a 2 hour course at a secret location. Info on website.

Victors Food

Victors Food specialises in corporate cooking classes so you and your workmates can bond over a broiler. They also hold cooking classes, cooking parties, Australian regional food tours and international food tours.
Corporate classes start from $135 per person, more information on website, Dank Street, Waterloo.

Secret Foodies Pizza Making Class

In this class you’ll learn everything from making the dough, flouring it to the perfect combinations of toppings. Plus at the end you get to sip on some wine while eating your pizza creation.
$80 per person for a 2.5 hour course at a secret location. Info on website.

Signorelli Gastronomia

Signorelli Gastronomia is all about Italian cuisine. It is a restaurant, wine and cheese shop and a cooking class all rolled up in one package. The cooking classes include a sausage cooking class and a salami cooking class. They have three types of cooking classes: a hands on experience where you cook food, an appreciation class where you can discuss and taste particular foods and a chefs table where a chef comes and cooks a three-course meal in front of you.
Classes range from $99- $115. Check online for availability. Google Building, Trouton Place, Pyrmont.

Secret Foodies: French Cuisine Cooking Class

If you’re a lover of French cuisine but have no idea how to make it then this class has you sorted. You will learn from the flamboyant Chef De Cuisine how to cook a three course meal. You’ll be given recipes to take home and get a cheeky glass of de Perriere Brut on arrival.
$125 per person for a 1.5 hour course at a secret location. Info on website.