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After-School Kids Classes ( 1 Event )

Looking to inspire your child’s culinary creativity? Or needing to unleash your mini chef in the kitchen without having to clean up the mess? 

This is a fun, hands-on series aimed to inspire kids all about food

  • fresh, seasonal ingredients
  • basic knife-skills
  • kitchen safety & hygiene
  • clean-up skills
  • recipes to take home (personalised recipe file awarded at the end of the final class) 

We will be making dishes from around the world--gozleme from Turkey, paella from Spain, Vietnamese rice-paper rolls, and lots lots more.

The classes happen over six weeks beginning on Tuesday 8 August, 3.45 to 5.15pm and concluding on Tuesday 12 September. The last class is a 'restaurant' class where the children invite family and friends to their 'restaurant' to serve them a delicious dinner that they have cooked.

Classes take place in the Foodish Cooking School at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.   The cost for the six-week series is $250. Bookings essential.

Master Pastry Workshop ( 0 Event )

Pastry making is such a versatile art! With the essential principles of pastry work under your belt, you can tackle the full range of pastry options, from shortcrust, to puff, to choux, to Danish.

Accompanying each of these types of pastry are classic fillings, such as frangipane or crème patissière. Top your frangipane with fresh fruit, and you have one of the most delicious tarts you could possibly imagine. Or, you might just want your pastry plain. Imaging being able to make your own croissants!

You will learn to do all this and more in this three-part workshop. In each class you will be making a selection of tarts and pastries that you will then take home to share. We'll also make sure that you make something very delicious to eat in the class.

The cost of the workshop series is $230 for the three classes. You can take the classes individually, but we recommend you do all three, as each class will build on knowledge and techniques taught in the previous class. The cost of individual classes is $90.

The classes take place on Wednesday 19 & 26 July and 2 August, 6.30-8.30 pm.

Traditional Chinese Banquet series ( 4 Events )

Learn traditional Chinese cooking from Chinese-Australian master chef David L.

This is a unique opportunity in Canberra to learn from someone with a unique expertise in Chinese cookery. As a child, David worked in his family's Chinese restaurant in Dickson, and went on to excell as a chef in his own right, winning many awards, and working in a range of modern European fine-dining establishments. David is passionate about the cuisine of his heritage, and very keen to impart his knowledge, skills and love of traditional Chinese cooking to others.

The series comprises three classes that you can take either individually ($95 per class), or as a series ($240). In each class David will teach different elements of Chinese cookery. You will make a series of iconic Chinese dishes using different cooking techniques. 

We begin in the first class with dumplings accompanied by the traditional Chinese rice congee and a steamed celery salad. In the second class David will teach you how to make wonton soup, accompanied by spring onion pancakes. In the final class you learn the art of Chinese stir fry with stir-fried beef and capsicums and Gong Bao diced chicken, accompanied by steamed tofu and bok choy chilli sauce and Chinese fried rice.

Put all these dishes and courses together and you have a magnificent traditional Chinese banquet.

The classes are 6.30-8.30 pm on Monday 7, 14 & 21 August. Classes are $95, which includes dinner and wine.

Truffle Magic cooking class and degustation ( 3 Events )

Experience the magic of fresh truffles in this truffle cooking class and degustation lunch.

Foodish is once again very proud to be part of the Canberra Truffle Festival, teaming up with Blue Frog Truffles in Sutton to bring the freshest truffles to your cooking and dining experience.

The degustation menu is created by Foodish's Chinese-Australian chef David L. It is an exciting fusion of European fine dining elements with Chinese cuisine and attests to David's passion for showcasing the cuisine of his heritage while remaining true to the integrity of the mighty truffle.

The entrée features Pork, truffle and crab steamed dumplings, pea emulsion, crisp beans and Asian herbs. This is followed by a Saffron, truffle and egg linguine with garlic-chilli prawns and shaved truffle, and a Soy caramelised scotch fillet with truffle beure blanc, fondant potatoes and a truffled spinach puree. For dessert we have a Caramelised lemon tart with a truffle milk sorbet. If you choose, each course is accompanied by paired wines.

You will be involved in creating aspects of this menu as part of the cooking class experience. Fancy learning how to make truffled dumplings? What about making your own linguine using fresh truffled eggs? The Foodish cooking experience is always very informative and lots of fun. You will sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labour in Foodish's attrative dining setting.

The Truffle Magic cooking classes begin on Sunday 18 June and continue over the next seven Sundays. Each class begins at 12.30 pm with lunch served by 2.30 pm. The cost is $135 per person including paired wines. 

The Full Truffle—hunt, cook, dine

You can begin your day with a truffle hunt at Blue Frog Truffles in Sutton. Foodish is once again working with Blue Frog Truffles to bring you The Full Truffle package—a morning truffle hunt followed by the Truffle Magic cooking class and degustation.

You can book The Full Truffle on the Blue Frog Truffle website at http://bluefrogtruffles.com.au/full-truffle/

The cost for the truffle hunt, cooking class and degustation with paired wines is $195 per person. The cost of the package without wine is $180.



Cooking Essentials Series ( 1 Event )

We've had lots of requests for cooking classes that teach essential culinary skills, from knife sharpening and chopping, through to cooking exciting and healthy family meals using a range of cooking techniques. So here it is!

In each class we will be cooking at least two dishes that encompass different cooking techniques, from pasta and Italian sauces through to the perfect steak, Thai curries, roasts, and vegetable dishes. In the process you will learn to chop, sautée, roast, blanche, and do just about everything else you need to become a confident cook.

This five-class series is on Wednesdays, beginning on 23 August and concluding on 13 September, 6.30-8.30 pm in the Foodish Cooking School at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets. The series is $395.

The classes include generous tastings, wine and take-home meals. 

If you can't make the whole series, you have the option of booking into any three classes of your choice for $260. To take up this option, send us a message through our Contact page and we will book you into the  classes and invoice you. We recommend a minimum of three classes to ensure a good exposure to the range of cooking methods and techniques.