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Cooking Classes in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Queensland
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Looking for a great cooking school in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, that offers celebrity chefs (both local & interstate) whipping up wonderful culinary experiences? Martin’s gorgeous outdoor kitchen and cooking classes are the answer. The celebrity chef series was launched in 2009 and has since hosted many truly talented chefs, names such as Adriano Zumbo, Adam D’Sylva, Matthew Kemp & Matt Wilkinson.
Freestyle’s intimate class sizes ensure the experience will provide each participant one-on-one time with the chef. The 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. Naturally you always finish the class with a Gourmet lunch and possibly indulge in a vino or two.
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..
Our list of what’s in the herb garden and orchard
Cooking Classes for 2013
|Valli Little – Delicious Magazine March – 16 (Valli’s favourites)
Native Food and
Nose to Tail Specialist
June – 16
Longrain-Melb / Syd
September 14 (Thai)
Native Food and
Nose to Tail Specialist
Ready Steady Cook & Yes Chef
November 9 (Italian)
|Sally LynchTaste Trekkers – our amazing Team
|Noosa International Food & Wine Festival
May 16, 17, 18 & 19
Hinterland Trail 1 -
Strings & Straw, Freestyle Escape
Thursday 16 May
Friday 17 March
|Travel to Freestyle Escape in the Blackall Range near Mapleton.
A special mini farmers’ market will offer samples from the
producers. Enjoy a little light music, stroll around the orchard
then sit down to a divine long lunch created by chefs Matt Wilkinson,
Mark Jensen, Cameron Matthews and Martin Duncan.
T’Gallant wines by Kevin McCarthy complement the stunning setting with views to the coast.
A fun, informative day with gourmet lunch included.
June 16 2013 Orchard workshop – We will cover Pruning and Caring for you orchard. Choosing the right fruiting trees that you will love to grow and eat from. (More details)
Sep 14 2013 Spring herbal sensations workshop. This one will be all about growing a subtropical herb garden. (More details)
Nov 9 2012 Establishing an organic and permaculture garden in raised beds. (More Details)
Classes are held from 9.30am to 3.30pm. All classes have limited numbers to create an intimate and exclusive experience.
Cooking Experiences include: an unforgettable life experience, lunch, vino, hands on cooking class.
For bookings and enquiries, please call +61 7 3262 3077 or tickets can be purchased online by clicking on the name of chefs above: click here for our calendar page.
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 provide 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…
|February Tania Hubbard - Grain Free, Gluten Free||February Martin Boetz - Longrain Restaurants||March Dominique Rizzo - Ready Steady Cook|
|April Jacques Reymond||April Richard Cotton - Brewbakers||August Sally Lynch - Tastetrekkers
|August -Linda Brennan - Ecobotanica: Gardening & Gourmet||September - Billy Law Masterchef||October Ian Curley - Conviction Kitchen/European|
|November Christine Manfield - Universal, Sydney|
more past classes…
|For more examples of some of the excellent art and cooking events we’ve held before, check out past events.|
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