Focus Courses

 

Focus Courses     

                                                                

Term Break Focus Course Special

Have your helper occupied while you are away!

Choose from the following amazing classes at discounted prices.

 

1 class @ $165   2 classes @ $312

3 classes @ $444     

 

 

Our Focus courses are designed for Helpers and are structured to provide 3 hours of intense cooking focusing on different themed cuisines. Courses will be offered on rotation basis.

The courses currently on offer are listed below including the dishes prepared:

   

Substantial Salad 2

Thursday 30th October, 10am - 1pm

Fish Frenzy 1

Thursday 13th November, 10am - 1pm

 More delicious and fresh ideas to revitalise your salads... A guide to fish with wonderful recipes covering many low fat, healthy ideas.
  • Super healthy roast beetroot Quinoa salad
  • Tender Duck salad served on fresh noodle slab
  • Mexican Prawn, black bean and avocado served with warm tortilla
  • Tuscan poached chicken salad with fettuccini
  • Beef Tandoori With saffron rice & cucumber raita
  • Smoked salmon & horseradish crouton salad
  • Blackened salmon with corn salsa
  • Crunchy oven baked fish
  • Italian herbed fish
  • Sea bass with sizzling ginger, chilli & spring onions
  • Fresh & smoked salmon cakes with avocado and asparagus
  • Lime & sweet chilli parcels
 

Chicken Licious 1

Friday 14th November, 10am - 1pm

Vegetarian

Friday 21st November, 10am - 1pm

Chicken makeover, bursting with flavour and variety. All things natural prepared as only mother earth would recommend...
  • Oven baked chicken risotto
  • Creamy baked pesto chicken
  • Apricot glazed meatloaf
  • Chicken breast baked parcel
  • Spaghetti Puttanesca
  • Vegetarian San Chow Bao
  • Low fat dal
  • Spinach, chickpea and feta tart
  • Mediterranean stuffed mushrooms
  • Vegetable lentil stacks

One Day Baking

Wednesday 3rd December, 10am - 1pm

Wok Wonders

Friday 5th December, 10am - 1pm

From savoury to sweet, we cover all your baked favourites and more... A healthy way of cooking with countless flavour combinations, simply delicious!
  • Muffins- sweet & savoury
  • Pizza scrolls
  • Lemon slice
  • Banana bread
  • Salmon & vegetable quiche
  • Choc Chip cookies
  • Chinese style mushroom rice
  • Mu shu meat with pancakes
  • Sichuan beef with chilli and Asian greens
  • Chicken, snow pea and almond stir fry
  • Tofu Pad Thai

Mexican Fiesta

Wednesday 10th December, 10am - 1pm

Easy Entertaining

Friday 12th December, 10am - 1pm

Truly tasty recipes that will have your taste buds zinging. Take the stress out of entertaining with impressive, easy meals your guests will love.
  • Nachos with homemade guacamole
  • Homemade salsa and tortilla chips
  • Chicken fajitas
  • Vegetarian chilli bean
  • Mexican wedding shortbreads
  • Soy baked salmon
  • Stuffed Mediterranean chicken rolls
  • Beef hotpot with crispy potato topping
  • Warm chargrilled vegetable & hazelnut salad
  • Decadent chocolate cake
 

Sweet Christmas treats

Wednesday 17th December, 10am - 1pm

 

End the year on a sweet note and bake your favourite yuletide treats.

 

  • Mince tarts
  • Snow white Christmas balls
  • Mini Christmas puddings
  • Christmas Cinnamon rolls
  • Chocolate Christmas tree pops
 
   
 

 

 

 HOSTED CLASSES

 

Gluten Free Baking (Hosted Classes)

 

 Gluten, Egg & Dairy Free

 Friday 31st October, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Our resident Gluten Free guru Lisa Rumsey has created the ultimate menu.

Gluten, egg & dairy free recipes.

  • Savoury 'cheesy' crackers.
  • Chicken and veggie cakes with spiced coconut sauce
  • Brown rice and quinoa tortillas
  • Spicy samosas with tamarind and mint chutney
  • Red velvet muffins (chocolate & beetroot) 

Gluten Free Light Bites

 Saturday 1st November, 10am - 1pm @ $165 

Lisa has created some brand new recipes for gluten free light meals

  • Baked falafel, served with Israeli salad in a wrap
  • Le Cake, a savoury French appetiser with sundried tomatoes, herbs and pesto
  • Polpette di Melanzane, aubergine ‘meatballs’ stuffed with smoky cheese
  • Zucchini Besan Cheela, an Indian style chickpea and courgette pancake with coconut chutney
  • Bruschetta, toasted artisan bread with fresh peas, mint and feta

 Gluten Free Festive Baking

Thursday 20th November, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Saturday 6th December, 10am - 1pm @ $165

 

Make way for Lisa's newest festive gluten free recipes.
  • Shortcrust pastry
  • Suet Free fruit mince Meat
  • Pecan Tassies - bite sized pecan pies
  • Orange & Cranberry Muffins
  • Traditional Stuffing balls
  • Christmas Stollen

Gluten Free French Treats

 Tuesday 25th November, 10am - 1pm @ $165 

Monday 8th December, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Unashamedly indulgent and definitely NOT suitable for EF, DF or NF diets (sorry!)

  • Mi-cuit au chocolat (chocolate lava cake/fondant)
  • Financiers aux framboises (raspberry friands)
  • Tartelettes au citron meringuée (mini lemon tartlets) including pâte sucrée (sweet tart pastry)
  • Gateau au yaourt (yogurt cake)
  • Clafoutis aux poires (pear clafoutis)

 

 

 

 

 

Authentic Japanese

Thursday 6th November, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Back by popular demand, Mizue will teach you how to make traditional sushi and more...

  • Salmon California Roll
  • Makisushi – Japanese roll
  • Karaage – golden chicken portions
  • Chawanmushi – steamed egg custard
  • Kareraisu – Japanese curry and rice
  • Shira AE – spinach with tofu sauce

Korean

Friday 7th November, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Come and join Sandy Son and learn to cook some amazing Korean food.
  • Bulgogi - marinated beef
  • Romaine Lettuce Salad - with Korean style spicy dressing
  • Pa-Jeon - seafood & spring onion pancake
  • Bi-Bim-Bap - mixed vegetable rice in a hot stone pot
  • Su-Jeong-Ga - cinnamon ginger cold tea

 

Ribbon Pasta Workshop

 Saturday 8th November, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Chef Cath invites you to join her for a workshop to experience first-hand the art to perfecting homemade fresh and silky pastas
  • Crab spaghetti with chilli, herbs and lemon
  • Cracked black pepper pappardelle with truffle oil and asparagus
  • Basil pesto
  • Parmesan Crisps

 

 

Filled Pasta Workshop

 Saturday 22nd November, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Chef Cath invites you to come and learn how to perfect the secrets and methods behind creating silky fresh pasta
  • Tortellini of pumpkin and parmesan with crispy pancetta and a sage butter sauce
  • 'Green' ravioli of spinach and ricotta with a fresh and sun-blush tomato sauce

Indian Beginners

Friday 28th November, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Discover the diversity of vegetarian Indian cuisine. 

  • Dal  - flavoursome slow cooked yellow dal
  • Roti and  Paratha  - delightful breads to accompany your meal
  • Green Pea Pulao – a  favourite combination of peas, spices & fluffy basmati rice
  • Aloo Gobi – traditional spiced cauliflower & potato curry
  • Brinjal bharta – much-loved North Indian roasted eggplant dish
  • Paneer Bhurji – delicious spiced crumbled paneer 

 

Christmas Gift-Giving Cooking Class

Saturday 29th November, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Run out of gift ideas? ........ We have the answers......... 

  • Vanilla fudge
  • Festive spiced nuts
  • Apple, cranberry chutney
  • Christmas pistachio biscotti
  • Chilli and rosemary infused oil

 

Indian Intermediate

 Monday 1st December, 10am - 1pm @ $165

Discover the diversity of vegetarian Indian cuisine.

  • Bryanni – quintessential spiced rice
  • Palak Paneer –  paneer cooked in mouth watering creamed spinach
  • Rajma Masala – red kidney bean masala curry
  • Dal Makanni – smooth and velvety texture black lentil hot pot
  • Chole Masala – popular North Indian chickpea curry
  • Naan – oven baked flat-bread