Outdoor Cooking school

Exclusive Culinary Events in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland

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 Freestyle Escape’s gorgeous outdoor kitchen venue offers celebrity chefs (both local & interstate) whipping up wonderful culinary experiences. The celebrity chef series was launched in 2009 and has since hosted many truly talented chefs such as  Adriano Zumbo, Adam D’Sylva, Matthew Kemp & Matt Wilkinson to name a few.

Freestyle’s one-of-a-kind uber-cool culinary events

ensure the experience will provide each participant one-on-one time with the chef.  The outdoor kitchen was specially designed for cooking classes and has a backdrop of the whole of the sunshine coast hinterland.  It’s set amidst the rainforest and lovely birdsong is heard throughout the day.

 Did you know…? 

…you can book celebrity chefs exclusively for your corporate team building day?

 Like Thai? Martin Boetz: Cooks Co-Op & formerly of Longrain Restaurants, Melbourne & Sydney

Fancy Italian?  Dom Rizzo: Yes Chef, Ready Steady Cook & Pure Food Tours

Spicy? – Peter Kuruvita

What about Dessert…? – Martin Duncan: Freestyle Tout & Freestyle Escape

Have a look at our past classes, pick your favourite celeb chef & contact us for more information.
You can be credited with organising the ‘best ever’ corporate day at Freestyle Escape Outdoor Cooking School!

Looking for a unique, amazing venue for your team, group of friends or a stylish hens day?

 We can start your day with an energising yoga or bootcamp PT session, followed by bonding over a pizza making class, Spanish or Asian Street Stall themed cooking session with your chosen local or interstate cooking celebrity.

The Outdoor Kitchen with orchard, herb garden and rustic wooden table seating 12-20 people is perfect for staff team-building, art and sculpture classes, cooking classes and demonstrations and long lunches.

Need a bigger group?

We can provide sit-down seating for lunch up to 90 –

check out these pics from previous year’s Noosa International Food & Wine festival!

Our Stylish Hens Days are a special experience,

The bride’s friends & family are treated to a truly magical day. Choose yoga with fresh juices afterwards, walk up to the orchard and forage in the herb & vegetable gardens for ingredients. Then cook lunch together using our wood fired oven, affectionately known as Myrtle. A masseuse can be available for hand or neck massages throughout the day or have tea with our beautiful tarot reader who can give everyone a quick read of their cards to find the next in line for a wedding!

We are happy to tailor a quote to your needs so contact us at info@freestyleescape.com.au
to start creating the experience you are after, today!


The Feast at the end of the Cooking Class    

All our classes include fresh ingredients used from our very own orchard, herb garden and vegetable garden.

The Orchard... A wonderful melange of fruit from native and exotic trees. Imagine lychees, longans, kumquats, pomegranates and grapes. Savour the fragrance of cloves, cinnamon, bay and kaffir lime leaves. Ever wondered what tea, coffee and carob plants look like? Take a stroll through our orchard!

The Herb and Vegetable Garden… Terraced on the slope with ocean and rainforest views, one can sit amongst a veritable feast of salad ingredients, edible flowers and herbs – smell, taste and harvest for lunch..

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Our list of what’s in the herb garden and orchard

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the area whilst you attend one of our cooking events, may we suggest you check out our nearby accommodation options.

View our Cooking School as featured in “Off the Eaten Track” Click Here.

For enquiries, please email info@freestyleescape.com.au


Terms and conditions

  • We have a no refund policy as our classes are very unique and we only offer limited places.
  • Should a particular class be booked and the participant cannot attend they are welcome to send another person in their place.
  • An alternative class may be booked provided we have been given a minimum of 14 days notice.  The option to transfer to another class will always depend on availability of that class.
  • If we do not have advanced warning that a participant is not attending a booked class it is considered the ticket has been forfeited.
  •  All tickets are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Our Past classes…

Tania Hubbard – Grain Free, Gluten Free Martin Boetz – Longrain Restaurants Dominique Rizzo – Ready Steady Cook
 Jacques Reymond Richard Cotton – Brewbakers Sally Lynch –  Tastetrekkers
Linda Brennan – Ecobotanica: Gardening & Gourmet Billy Law Masterchef Ian Curley – Conviction Kitchen/European
Christine Manfield – Universal, Sydney

more past classes…

Bruno Loubet – LONDON Martin Boetz – SYDNEY Adriano Zumbo – SYDNEY
Matthew Kemp – SYDNEY Richard Cotton – BRISBANE Adam D’Sylva – MELBOURNE
Matt Wilkinson – MELBOURNE Dominique Rizzo – QUEENSLAND
For more examples of some of the excellent art and cooking events we’ve held before, check out past events.


Like what we do?   Planning a trip to Tasmania?

Check out the Agrarian Kitchen

Rodney and Severine have an awesome cooking school in Lachlan,Tasmania.

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