10 Reasons to take a Sydney cooking class

Love cooking, but looking for new recipe ideas or keen to improve your technique? Not very good at cooking and wanting to learn the basics beyond beans on toast? Whether you’re a beginner or a budding chef, taking part in a Sydney cooking class has so many benefits.

I recently attended a variety of cooking classes at the Sydney Cooking School in Neutral Bay and was thoroughly impressed. Not only can you easily improve your home cooking or experiment with different cuisines, it’s also a fun way to meet new people, improve your skills as well as get expert advice.

Interested? Here’s ten reasons why you should consider taking a Sydney cooking class at the Sydney Cooking School today.

Fiona and chef Paul Sydney Cooking School

1. New recipe ideas

Attending a cooking class gives you the chance to learn new recipes and come up with inspirational dinner ideas that will make meal times much more fun, tasty and enjoyable. Plus, when you attend a Sydney Cooking School class, you will be provided with all the recipes from the lesson to take home with you, so you don’t have to worry about making notes as you cook.

2. Expert tuition from professional chefs

Taking part in a cooking class means you will receive expert tuition from professional chefs and learn how to cook with particular ingredients. Whether you’re looking at improving your knife technique, learning the best way to cook chicken or how to pick and cook with spices, the trained chefs at Sydney Cooking School will provide you with plenty of cooking tips throughout the lesson and are also available afterwards for any extra cooking questions you might have.

3. Allows you to try new foods

A great reason to take a cooking class is the opportunity to try new foods and cook with different ingredients you might never have used before. It also gives you the chance to cook with exotic ingredients you might not come across often or don’t usually have in your pantry. The classes can also provide gluten free options or assist with dietary requirements.

Poached rolled chicken breast with romesco sauce

Spanish chorizo

4. Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure

We all know that cooking classes are popular to attend whilst you’re on your exotic holidays in Thailand, Italy or Vietnam, but why only attend them when you’re on holiday? You can dream of those faraway lands or get inspired for your next holiday with a taste of that local cuisine right at home, especially during COVID-19. Perhaps consider an Italian cooking class or learn hot to create impressive and authentic Mexican Street Tacos.

5. Cooking classes are fun

Looking for something different to do with your partner, friend or mum? A cooking class is a fun activity to do and makes the perfect gift or date night. It gives you the chance to spend quality time together, learning to cook new recipes as well as meet new people and create fond new memories.

6. Small group cooking class sizes

To get the most out of your Sydney Cooking School class, each cookery class is kept small to allow for that personal attention. Most cooking classes are also interactive, giving everyone the chance to take part and practice techniques and cook the dishes.

Cooking class Sydney Cooking School

Sydney Cooking School ingredients

7. Over 30 classes to choose from

If you’re comfortable cooking Thai cuisine, but you’ve always wanted to learn how to master French classics then the great news is that the Sydney Cooking School has over 30 courses to choose from, focused on different cuisines. Popular cooking classes include DIY Dumplings, Aussie BBQ, Perfect Pasta & Gnocchi and Curry Creations. If you want to practice your dessert skills then you might enjoy Exquisite Eclairs, Delicious Desserts or the Sweet Tarts classes. Looking to improve your techniques? Then perhaps the Knife Skills Workshop might be the class you’re looking for. Kids can even get involved with dedicated cooking classes for children and teens as well as for the whole family.

8. Use of a professional kitchen

As well as being taught by expert chefs, you can also cook within a professional, clean kitchen, fitted with state-of-the-art kitchen appliances and equipment from Fisher & Paykel, KitchenAid, Breville, Solidteknics, Furi and Anolon. Aprons are also provided as well as hand sanitiser.

9. Enjoy your creations

Besides cooking, you also get to taste your creations at the end and there’s always plenty of food to go around. It also gives you the chance to talk to your classmates and learn more from your chef if you still have those burning food questions to ask.

10. No cleaning up afterwards

Sometimes cooking can be off putting due to the number of pots and pans you need to wash up afterwards. However, attending a cooking class means no cleaning up is required, giving you more time to enjoy the cooking process and eating your creations afterwards.

Furi knives Sydney Cooking School

Workbench at Sydney Cooking School


Want to learn more?

The Sydney Cooking School is located along Military Road in Neutral Bay and runs cooking classes, team building events and private cooking classes for all throughout the week. View the full range of classes for your next fun cooking lesson.