Put some pizazz into your weekends by cooking exciting dishes with excitable foodies!

Cook up a storm, learn new techniques, meet great people, and enjoy the Foodish vibe.

Japan-easy, Sunday 10 November, 2-5 pm, $110, including dinner and sake tasting.

Bowl Food—Poke and Buddha, Saturday 16 November, 2-5 pm, $110 including dinner and wine.

Frankie's Big Fat Fermenting Workshop, Saturday 23 November, 2-5 pm, $110 including tastings, wine and lots of take home ferments.

A Cocktail Party! Sunday 24 November, 2-5 pm. $110, including class, canapes and mixology.

Mexican Tamales & Mole, Saturday 30 November, 2-5 pm. $110, including dinner and sangria.

Each class concludes with an early dinner and wine or specialty drink.

After a long winter the weather warms and we crave freshness and liveliness in our food. It's time to embrace the bounty of the spring and summer seasons in our cooking, and that's our quest in these Monday Masterclasses.  We're cooking colourful tapas, festive Mexican, summer Thai, spring Italian, Provincial French, fresh and healthy Vietnamese. 

And then there is Christmas! How about mastering a Xmas seafood paella Mo Vida-style, Christmas duck, Ottolenghi-inspired vegetarian Xmas, and our tasteful take on turducken with some elegant turducken rolls. Lots of inspiration for spring and summer cooking!

Spring Italian & Aperol Spritz, 14 October

Spring in Provence, 21 October

Korean BBQ & Sake, 28 October

Spring Duck & Pinot, 4 November

Spanish Tapas & Sangria, 18 November

Ottolenghi Vegetarian Xmas, 2 December

Spanish Xmas, Mo Vida-style!, 9 December

The classes are Mondays 6.30-9pm in the Foodish Cooking School at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets.

$99 per class. This includes antipasto on arrival, wine and dinner. Click on the link to see a full description of the classes.

Dammika is internationally renowned for his chocolate making, sugar work, and his finesse as a world-leading pâtissier. Foodish is very excited to offer you his incredible expertise in two chocolate making workshops.

In each five-hour workshop you will learn about the science of chocolate making, learn how to temper chocolate using different techniques, and make spectacular chocolate creations.

The first workshop culminates in the creation of a range of classic French truffles. The second has you making moulded chocolates and the very spectacular Palet d'or.

Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate making and be guided and inspired by a true Master. Enjoy a special afternoon tea, and take home your beautifully packaged chocolate creations for all to admire and enjoy.

Saturday 2 November, 1-6 pm & Saturday 9 November, 1-6 pm.

 Each workshop is $140, or you can book into the two for $260.

This includes a special afternoon tea and champagne. 

We've had lots of requests for cooking classes that teach essential culinary skills, from knife sharpening and chopping, through to making stocks and sauces, portioning and filetting meat and fish, knowing the right cooking techniques to use for different produce, and, in general, learning proficiency in the kitchen.  

Well here it is!

In each class you will develop your skills in cooking techniques, learn the principles of cooking a variety of styes of food, learn vital information about the produce that you are using, and cook wonderful dishes from around the world and at home.

In the process you will chop, sautée, roast, blanche, whisk, deglaze, knead, and do just about everything else you need to become a confident cook.

This four-class series is on Wednesdays, beginning on 16 October and concluding on 6 November, 6.30-9 pm.

The series is $360.

The classes include antipasto and drinks on arrival, dinner (the dishes you have cooked), and take-home lesson instructions and recipes. 

If you can't make the whole series, you have the option of booking into single classes. We recommend a minimum of three classes to ensure a good exposure to the range of cooking methods and techniques. 

Essentials 1—Knife skills and knife maintenance, sofrittos, pan-frying, deglazing, stocks

Essentials 2—Portioning and filleting meat and fish, sautéing, braising and grilling

Essentials 3—Pastry and batters, deepfrying and baking

Essentials 4—Eggs and emulsions, French butter sauces

Individual classes are $99.

Foodish does festive well and you will too when you come to one of our Christmas workshops.

Master pannetone and panforte, style your own frozen Xmas cake, craft that gorgeous gingerbread house, and learn how to create a very merry vegan and pescararian feast.

DIY Gingerbread House, Saturday 1 December, 2-5 pm, $110

Frankie's Very Merry Vegan Xmas, Saturday 7 December, 2-5 pm, $110

Pannetone & Panforte, Sunday 8 December, 2-5 pm, $110

A Pescatarian Xmas, Sunday 14 December, 205 pm, $110

DIY Frozen Xmas Gateaux, Sunday 15 December, 10-12 noon, $99

Foodish corporate cooking events are an innovative and stimulating way to entertain clients, encourage team building or celebrate a special occasion. No culinary skills are expected and your group will work under the expert guidance of our chefs. Our menus are on-trend and exciting and can be tailored to please any group: get your team preparing sumptuous sushi, exquisite party canapés, or an elegant 3-course meal! Whatever your taste, we will work with you to create a unique and memorable event.