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  • Asian

    • Chinese Malaysian Fusion (VMY37)

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      Asian fusion started long ago - experience the real thing.

      Penang is a rich haven of some of the best cuisines, from Hainan to Sichuan, Cantonese ... and countless streams of immigrants love contributing to these dishes, like Wanitha’s family, descended from Sri Lankan, Indian and Malay.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: February 21, 2015 11:00 am

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    • Laksa! Laksa! Laksa! (VMY38)

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      Learn one of the world's most delicious foods.

      Laksa is a hugely popular dish with many variations. Come with chef Wanitha Tanasingam on a journey to discover the soul food of Nonya (Chinese Malaysian) cuisine. Learn the 2 basic types of laksa and the 3 essential pastes that result from the marriage of Indian, Muslim and Chinese cultures.

      Price: A$90.00

      Date: March 3, 2015 6:30 pm

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      All 4 Classes - The Big Gay Series (VBG08)

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      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      Book all 4 classes at once - VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping.

      Price: A$400.00

      Date: March 21, 2015 12:00 pm

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    • Kids Can Cook: Asian Dumplings & more (VKC02)

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      Get your kids in the kitchen with foods they love!

      Get your kids (from 10+ years) started in the kitchen right. Build good cooking skills and kitchen smarts through a food they love - healthy, fun Asian dumplings and more... Kids love making dumplings!

      Price: A$75.00

      Date: April 18, 2015 11:00 am

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    • Street Food: Malaysian Hawker Style (VMY40)

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      Experience the glow of spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking.

      Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Penang as flames lick the woks of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste... Welcome to the new Street Food series from Wanitha Inc, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: April 25, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

    • Laksa! Laksa! Laksa! (VMY41)

      class-laksaq

      Learn one of the world's most delicious foods.

      Laksa is a hugely popular dish with many variations. Come with chef Wanitha Tanasingam on a journey to discover the soul food of Nonya (Chinese Malaysian) cuisine. Learn the 2 basic types of laksa and the 3 essential pastes that result from the marriage of Indian, Muslim and Chinese cultures.

      Price: A$90.00

      Date: May 5, 2015 6:30 pm

      Register Now!

    • Street Food: Malaysian Hawker Style (VMY43)

      class-malaysianhawker

      Experience the glow of spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking.

      Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Penang as flames lick the woks of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste... Welcome to the new Street Food series from Wanitha Inc, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: August 1, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

  • BBQ

    • Summer Barbecue Cooking (VSB03)

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      Tune up the barbie and brush up on seasonal favourites.

      Summer is nearly here, so it's time to tune up the barbie and brush up on seasonal favourites, or learn a few new ones. Ribs, chicken, even veggies all cooked to perfection on your bbq. Easy peasy! As always, classes are suitable for novices and experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: January 10, 2015 11:00 am

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  • Beginners and Basics

    • Learn to Be a Chef (Cookery Basics) (VLC29)

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      Even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success!

      Learn to chop, sharpen a knife, blanch, sauté and more while you prepare amazing recipes. This class is for beginners, so even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: February 7, 2015 11:00 am

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    • Learn to Be a Chef (Cookery Basics) (VLC30)

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      Even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success!

      Learn to chop, sharpen a knife, blanch, sauté and more while you prepare amazing recipes. This class is for beginners, so even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: May 23, 2015 11:00 am

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    • Learn to Be a Chef (Cookery Basics) (VLC31)

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      Even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success!

      Learn to chop, sharpen a knife, blanch, sauté and more while you prepare amazing recipes. This class is for beginners, so even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: June 20, 2015 11:00 am

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    • Learn to Be a Chef (Cookery Basics) (VLC32)

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      Even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success!

      Learn to chop, sharpen a knife, blanch, sauté and more while you prepare amazing recipes. This class is for beginners, so even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: September 19, 2015 11:00 am

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  • Canapes and Christmas

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  • Duck

    • Lets Cook Duck (VDK08)

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      Cooking duck is simpler than you think.

      This popular class books early! Cooking duck is simpler than you think, so get your taste buds ready. We prepare duck in variety of ways – rotisserie, sauté, baking and grilling – with amazing sauces to accompany it. This is a delicious class!

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: August 15, 2015 11:00 am

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  • Easy and Quick

    • 5-2 Meals ("Fast" Food) (VFT02)

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      Tasty, easy, healthy, filling dishes for your fasting days.

      The 5-2 Diet is sweeping the world. Its success is no surprise – “fasting” 2 days and eating what you want the rest of the time is a sustainable lifestyle, and some argue it’s more in tune with the way our bodies evolved.

      Price: A$90.00

      Date: January 13, 2015 6:30 pm

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    • 5-2 Meals ("Fast" Food) (VFT04)

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      Tasty, easy, healthy, filling dishes for your fasting days.

      The 5-2 Diet is sweeping the world. Its success is no surprise – “fasting” 2 days and eating what you want the rest of the time is a sustainable lifestyle, and some argue it’s more in tune with the way our bodies evolved.

      Price: A$90.00

      Date: March 10, 2015 6:30 pm

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    • 5-2 Meals ("Fast" Food) (VFT05)

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      Tasty, easy, healthy, filling dishes for your fasting days.

      The 5-2 Diet is sweeping the world. Its success is no surprise – “fasting” 2 days and eating what you want the rest of the time is a sustainable lifestyle, and some argue it’s more in tune with the way our bodies evolved.

      Price: A$90.00

      Date: June 16, 2015 6:30 pm

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    • 5-2 Meals MasterClass ("Fast" Food) (VFT06)

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      Tasty, easy, healthy, filling dishes for your fasting days.

      The 5-2 Diet is sweeping the world. Its success is no surprise – “fasting” 2 days and eating what you want the rest of the time is a sustainable lifestyle, and some argue it’s more in tune with the way our bodies evolved.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: July 4, 2015 11:00 am

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  • French

    • French Bistro - Winter Cooking (VFB14)

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      Warm winter flavours of France

      You'll be strolling the boulevards of Paris in your mind as you revel in the wonderful smells in the air. The warm winter flavours of France infuse this class with casual, simple and delicious bistro ambience.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: May 9, 2015 11:00 am

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    • French Bistro - Spring Cooking (VFB15)

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      I love Paris in the Springtime!!

      Spring in France makes our hearts yearn for classic cool dishes that infuse this class with Spring bistro ambience. Learn traditional sauces and Spring vegetables. Think salmon rillettes - delicious "potted" salmon with dill and Pernod, Magret de canard (duck) a l'orange, spring salads and more!

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: August 29, 2015 11:00 am

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  • Indian

    • Healthy Indian (VMY39)

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      Spice and all things nice!

      Indian cuisine is packed with flavour but a lot of that comes from ghee and other fats. We have kept the flavour but are reducing the calories in this spiced up class.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: March 7, 2015 11:00 am

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    • The Big Gay Indian (VBG05)

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      The Big Gay Indian

      Spice up your life and maybe your wardrobe as we introduce you to South Indian Curry by the "Love Goddess" Wanitha Tanasingam. You will never buy another jar of curry sauce or a packet of Pataks again after this class where you will learn how to create your own delicious, hot Indian.

      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping. These 2 hour classes include a glass of wine or two (or a margarita for the Mexican class), recipes, and a hug if you want one! Mostly presentation + some hands-on.

      Price: A$100.00

      Date: May 30, 2015 12:00 pm

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    • Healthy Indian (VMY42)

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      Spice and all things nice!

      Indian cuisine is packed with flavour but a lot of that comes from ghee and other fats. We have kept the flavour but are reducing the calories in this spiced up class.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: July 18, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

  • LGBTI Friendly

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      All 4 Classes - The Big Gay Series (VBG08)

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      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      Book all 4 classes at once - VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping.

      Price: A$400.00

      Date: March 21, 2015 12:00 pm

      Register Now!

    • The Big Gay Spaniard (VBG04)

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      Take a trip to Spain

      In this class you'll take a mouth-watering trip through the back alleyways of Spain for a mouthful of flavour. Learn to make paella and some delicious tapas that will be a hit at your next dinner party. Once you know how to cook paella, you won’t have any problem picking up a Big Gay Spaniard!

      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping. These 2 hour classes include a glass of wine or two (or a margarita for the Mexican class), recipes, and a hug if you want one! Mostly presentation + some hands-on.

      Price: A$100.00

      Date: March 21, 2015 12:00 pm

      Register Now!

    • The Big Gay Indian (VBG05)

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      The Big Gay Indian

      Spice up your life and maybe your wardrobe as we introduce you to South Indian Curry by the "Love Goddess" Wanitha Tanasingam. You will never buy another jar of curry sauce or a packet of Pataks again after this class where you will learn how to create your own delicious, hot Indian.

      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping. These 2 hour classes include a glass of wine or two (or a margarita for the Mexican class), recipes, and a hug if you want one! Mostly presentation + some hands-on.

      Price: A$100.00

      Date: May 30, 2015 12:00 pm

      Register Now!

    • The Big Gay Mexican (VBG06)

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      Wear a sombrero if you wish

      But this class will introduce you to the real Mexican– bold and seductive - from roasting spices to making corn tortillas and fresh salsa. You will relish the flavours of what authentic Mexican really is - a burst of happiness in your mouth. Time for a Margarita!!

      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of demonstration and hands-on, saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule to do a bit of shopping. These 2 hour classes include a light meal and refreshments, recipes, and a hug if you want one! Mostly presentation + some hands-on.

      Price: A$100.00

      Date: September 12, 2015 12:00 pm

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    • The Big Gay Aussie (VBG07)

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      Talk about Native Bush, this class has it all!

      We play with (and learn to cook) kangaroo, paperbark, bush tomatoes, lemon myrtle (remember her?) and more in a class with all the best of Oz Bush Tucker. Finally, a class where you can go native without the long walk.

      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of demonstration and hands-on, saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule to do a bit of shopping. These 2 hour classes include a light meal and refreshments, recipes, and a hug if you want one! Mostly presentation + some hands-on.

      Price: A$100.00

      Date: December 5, 2015 12:00 pm

      Register Now!

  • Malaysian

    • Chinese Malaysian Fusion (VMY37)

      class-chinesemalaysian

      Asian fusion started long ago - experience the real thing.

      Penang is a rich haven of some of the best cuisines, from Hainan to Sichuan, Cantonese ... and countless streams of immigrants love contributing to these dishes, like Wanitha’s family, descended from Sri Lankan, Indian and Malay.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: February 21, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

    • Laksa! Laksa! Laksa! (VMY38)

      class-laksaq

      Learn one of the world's most delicious foods.

      Laksa is a hugely popular dish with many variations. Come with chef Wanitha Tanasingam on a journey to discover the soul food of Nonya (Chinese Malaysian) cuisine. Learn the 2 basic types of laksa and the 3 essential pastes that result from the marriage of Indian, Muslim and Chinese cultures.

      Price: A$90.00

      Date: March 3, 2015 6:30 pm

      Register Now!

    • Street Food: Malaysian Hawker Style (VMY40)

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      Experience the glow of spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking.

      Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Penang as flames lick the woks of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste... Welcome to the new Street Food series from Wanitha Inc, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: April 25, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

    • Laksa! Laksa! Laksa! (VMY41)

      class-laksaq

      Learn one of the world's most delicious foods.

      Laksa is a hugely popular dish with many variations. Come with chef Wanitha Tanasingam on a journey to discover the soul food of Nonya (Chinese Malaysian) cuisine. Learn the 2 basic types of laksa and the 3 essential pastes that result from the marriage of Indian, Muslim and Chinese cultures.

      Price: A$90.00

      Date: May 5, 2015 6:30 pm

      Register Now!

    • Street Food: Malaysian Hawker Style (VMY43)

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      Experience the glow of spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking.

      Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Penang as flames lick the woks of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste... Welcome to the new Street Food series from Wanitha Inc, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: August 1, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

  • Mexican

    • Modern Mexican Cookery (VMX22)

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      Light, fresh, modern Mexican cooking.

      Mexican food is about colour, vibrancy, laughter, spice and difference. Let Victor introduce you to light, fresh, modern Mexican cooking – a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Hand-made salsas dance on your palate while you learn how to wrap and steam Mexico’s “little bundles of joy” – tamales.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: January 24, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

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      All 4 Classes - The Big Gay Series (VBG08)

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      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      Book all 4 classes at once - VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping.

      Price: A$400.00

      Date: March 21, 2015 12:00 pm

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    • Street Food: Mexican Fiesta (VMX23)

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      The colourful and flavoursome foods of Mexico for parties or for the family.

      Imagine yourself wandering the plazas of Mexico City as flames lick the grills in the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste... Welcome to the new Street Food series from Wanitha Inc, taking you on a culinary journey to far off lands from our Danks St kitchen.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: April 11, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

    • Street Food: Mexican Fiesta (VMX24)

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      The colourful and flavoursome foods of Mexico for parties or for the family.

      Imagine yourself wandering the plazas of Mexico City as flames lick the grills in the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste... Welcome to the new Street Food series from Wanitha Inc, taking you on a culinary journey to far off lands from our Danks St kitchen.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: September 5, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

    • The Big Gay Mexican (VBG06)

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      Wear a sombrero if you wish

      But this class will introduce you to the real Mexican– bold and seductive - from roasting spices to making corn tortillas and fresh salsa. You will relish the flavours of what authentic Mexican really is - a burst of happiness in your mouth. Time for a Margarita!!

      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of demonstration and hands-on, saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule to do a bit of shopping. These 2 hour classes include a light meal and refreshments, recipes, and a hug if you want one! Mostly presentation + some hands-on.

      Price: A$100.00

      Date: September 12, 2015 12:00 pm

      Register Now!

  • Moroccan

    • Feast of Marrakech (Moroccan Cookery) (VFM09)

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      Food from Morocco, “the place where the sun sets”.

      Tantalise your senses in this presentation and hands-on cooking class feast of modern Moroccan cuisine. You’ll be surprised at what you discover from this exotic northern African country.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: March 28, 2015 11:00 am

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    • Feast of Marrakech (Moroccan Cookery) (VFM10)

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      Food from Morocco, “the place where the sun sets”.

      Tantalise your senses in this presentation and hands-on cooking class feast of modern Moroccan cuisine. You’ll be surprised at what you discover from this exotic northern African country.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: June 6, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

  • Spanish & Tapas

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      All 4 Classes - The Big Gay Series (VBG08)

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      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      Book all 4 classes at once - VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping.

      Price: A$400.00

      Date: March 21, 2015 12:00 pm

      Register Now!

    • The Big Gay Spaniard (VBG04)

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      Take a trip to Spain

      In this class you'll take a mouth-watering trip through the back alleyways of Spain for a mouthful of flavour. Learn to make paella and some delicious tapas that will be a hit at your next dinner party. Once you know how to cook paella, you won’t have any problem picking up a Big Gay Spaniard!

      The Big Gay Cooking Class Series
      VictorsFood introduces The Big Gay Cooking Class series especially for our LGBTI friends. These classes are just the right mix of saucy fun and serious food in a fast-paced Saturday afternoon that leaves time in your busy schedule for a bit of shopping. These 2 hour classes include a glass of wine or two (or a margarita for the Mexican class), recipes, and a hug if you want one! Mostly presentation + some hands-on.

      Price: A$100.00

      Date: March 21, 2015 12:00 pm

      Register Now!

    • Perfect Paella & Tantalising Tapas (VSP20)

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      Learn to make perfect seafood paella in authentic style.

      Enjoy Spain at its best. Be seduced by the smells of saffron, garlic, chorizo, and Spanish paprika as you click your heels and journey to Spain for the day. No gimmicks - make perfect seafood paella in authentic style, unlike any you have had in a restaurant.

      Price: A$135.00

      Date: October 3, 2015 11:00 am

      Register Now!

  • Vegetarian

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Our full Class Catalogue by Category

American Regional Cooking Classes

All That Jazz

Discover the beauty of the African and French influences in Cajun and Creole cooking.

Enjoy a taste of New Orleans as you learn about Cajun and Creole flavours in this class. Learn how to make gumbo, jambalaya and more! Discover the beauty of the combinations of African and French influences in this regional cuisine, singing along to the music it’s so famous for! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

America The Beautiful Cooking Class

The regional cooking of the USA is amazing.

Come celebrate 4th of July – American Independence Day – “Oh say can you see?” the regional cooking of the USA is amazing! Give your tastebuds a treat and explore wonderful Cheasapeake Bay crab cakes, Louisiana gumbo, Georgia corn bread and finger lickin’ Texas ribs. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Asian Cooking Classes

Asian Seafood Barbecue

Cook seafood perfectly on the barbecue with an Asian flair.

Join Chef Wanitha Tanasingam and learn to cook seafood perfectly on the barbecue with an Asian flair. Enjoy baby fish (otak otak) with roasted spices and coconut, stuffed fish and squid with tamarind and chilli, along with other seasonal dishes to compliment the menu, all cooked to aromatic perfection on the barbecue. You will have great fun learn new ways with the barbecue to make you look like a pro at your next dinner party. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Cool Asian

Beat the heat of summer with cool Asian dishes.

Beat the heat of summer with cool Asian dishes to heat you up and cool you down. Chef Wanitha Tanasingam revisits the best summer recipes from her sultry homeland of Malaysia, along with seasonal favourites from surrounding lands. Refreshing and delicious! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Singapore Chilli Crab

Singapore Chilli Crab cooked to perfection.

This exciting class with chef Wanitha Tanasingam features the popular and mouth watering Singapore Chilli Crab cooked to perfection. This dish has been famous in Singapore since the colonial venture into Asia. Learn how to select, buy, store and clean the little devils. Serve with aromatic coconut cream rice cooked in a clay pot, and garlic prawns and vegetables. This class rocks!! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Use Your Noodle(s)

For fast, easy, nutritious meals – use your noodle(s)!

When you want a fast, easy, nutritious meal – use your noodle(s)! Chef Wanitha Tanasingam will show you a great variety of noodles, including wheat, rice, egg and even mung bean! Learn their selection and storage, and uses for entrees, mains or a quick lunch. Whether fresh, dried, stir-fried, souped or wrapped, using your noodle is easy and delicious! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Beginners and Basics Cooking Classes

Learn To Be A Chef

Even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success!

Learn to chop, sharpen a knife, make basic stocks and more while you prepare amazing recipes. This class is for beginners, so even if you can’t boil an egg, you are assured of success. Expect more stylish food than you ever thought you could make. We take you through a series of new recipes for your repertoire, with world flavours on the menu. This class is mandatory for those who love to cook but need to limit their time in the kitchen. Every class is a different menu, so even if you’ve been to Learn to be a Chef before, you’ll learn something new. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

BBQ Cooking Classes

“Fired up” Summer BBQ Cooking

Learn some hot new recipes as you learn where the hot spots are on the BBQ.

“Manning up” to the barbie is always fun, but do you have the right technique? Learn a variety of BBQ techniques that help you put out the most delicious food in a timely manner with room to spare. No more overcooked meat, just the key knowledge and skills so you can work your magic at the BBQ. Learn some hot new recipes as you learn where the hot spots are on the BBQ and how to use them to your advantage.

Think lamb blackstrap with Argentinean chimichurri, bbq pork ribs with chipotle barbecue sauce, even bbq veggies and more! With beer or wine in hand you can be the best BBQ chef in no time flat!

As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

“Fired up” BBQ Cooking: Seafood

Amazing seafood hot off the bbq, cooked to perfection.

Learn seafood dishes that love the BBQ, and how to barbecue them to perfection. Plate up amazing seafood hot off the bbq, and serve it with fresh salsas that dance on your palate. This class teaches about sustainable seafood and essential BBQ skills. Think banana leaf wrapped fish, crispy BBQ octopus, BBQ prawns. You will leave with the new title of BBQ Chef for sure! As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Summer Barbecue Cooking

Tune up the barbie and brush up on seasonal favourites.

Summer is nearly here, so it’s time to tune up the barbie and brush up on seasonal favourites, or learn a few new ones. Ribs, chicken, even veggies all cooked to perfection. Easy peasy! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

The Art of BBQ Cooking

Turn your favourite summer pastime into an art with fast, delicious recipes.

Barbecue is hot, but it’s a lot more than just cooking food on a fire. Stop burning those snags, and turn your favourite summer pastime into an art with simple, fast and delicious summer recipes. Learn to perfectly cook mouth-watering ribs, fresh fish and organic poultry using Australia’s favourite summer cooking method. BBQ off some delicious vegetables fresh from the farmers’ market, and you are Master of the art of BBQ cooking! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Canapes and Christmas Cooking Classes

Cracking Christmas Canapes

Delicious canapés that are so easy to prepare you’ll have time to deck the halls.

It’s time to strut your stuff this Christmas. Impress your guests with stunning, delicious canapés that are so easy to prepare you’ll have time to deck the halls. In this class, learn to make marvellous morsels like smoked salmon quesadillas, won ton shooters, scallops with avocado foam, prawn tapas, chocolate chilli truffles and much more. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Chocolate Cooking Classes

Simply Perfect Chocolate

Discover the joys of chocolate making.

Discover the joys of chocolate making, its history and flavours. There is science to making chocolate. Let chocolatier Galit Segev and Chef Victor Pisapia bring this in easy grasp for you. Roll your own truffles and make some unique chocolate desserts just in time for Christmas lunch. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Duck Cooking Classes

Let’s Cook Duck

Cooking duck is simpler than you think.

This popular class books early! Cooking duck is simpler than you think, so get your taste buds ready. We prepare duck in variety of ways – rotisserie, sauté, baking and grilling – with amazing sauces to accompany it. This is a delicious class! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Easy and Quick Cooking Classes

Mid-Week Wonders

All the tips and recipes for fast and simple but memorable meals.

Are you in a mid-week meal rut? Have to pull off a special meal in the middle of a hectic week? This class gives you all the tips and recipes for fast and simple but memorable meals. You’ll learn how to plan great dishes from fresh ingredients in a creative approach to the mid-week meal. Taught by busy Cordon Bleu-trained Chef / Mum Tawnya Bahr, this class is perfect for people who want to eat well but not spend lots of time in the kitchen. Tawnya is known for her love of regional produce and her pantry stocking tips are a must! As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

French Cooking Classes

French Bistro – Winter Cooking

Experience the warm winter flavours of France.

The warm winter flavours of France infuse this class with bistro ambience. Learn slow cooked recipes, traditional sauces and unusual vegetables. Think the best beef bourguignon, bernaise, parnsip mash and more. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

French Bistro – Autumn Cooking

Experience the warm autumn flavours of France.

The warm autumn flavours of France infuse this class with bistro ambience. Learn slow cooked recipes, traditional sauces and unusual vegetables. Think roasts and harvest vegetables in French style. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Greek Cooking Classes

Summer in Santorini

These recipes are treasures from the Greek Islands.

Learn the spices, produce, techniques and traditions of Greek cuisine – hailed as the healthiest in the world (and one of the most delectable). Explore olives and olive oil, lush purees of aubergine and fava, octopus simmered in red wine, prawns saganaki, just to name a few. These fabulous recipes are treasures from Victor’s years leading food tours to the Greek Islands. Immerse yourself in the flavours and stories of Greece as we recreate the best of the Mediterranean. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Indian Cooking Classes

Bollywood Cook-off (South Indian Regional)

Simple and delicious dishes sure to impress.

Join Victor and Wanitha to warm up with some spicy dishes form Kerala like hot and sour fish curry, masala lamb cutlets, lemon rice and more! Learn about traditional Indian spices, their history and simple and delicious dishes to impress your guests. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Street Food: Indian Cooking

The bold colours of India are magical in its environment and delicious in its food.

Imagine yourself wandering the streets of New Delhi as flames lick the clay pots of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste… Welcome to our new Street Food series, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen. The bold colours of India are magical in its environment and delicious in its food. They are a feast for the eyes! Our food journey takes you to the streets for the best samosas, sambar, tamatar kasundi, chicken tikka and more!

The class, taught by Victor and Wanitha, showcases necessary Indian ingredients and how to use them, use of basic Indian cooking equipment and the spices of India which we love. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Italian Cooking Classes

Kiss Me I’m Italian

Come be Italian for a day and share my mother’s secret recipes.

Come be Italian for a day and share my mother’s secret recipes. Find out why my mother’s ‘red gravy’ takes days to make. (I will have some ready for you, so moreish!) Discover the rich regional flavours of Italy as we take a culinary journey. Find out why cavalo nero is a star vegetable and explore the rich flavours of gorgonzola and porcini. Learn to use the right olive oil, cook simple seafood and the Italian basics that are so essential. Mama Mia! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Lebanese Cooking Classes

Lush Lebanese

Discover the lusciousness of Lebanese!

The food of this country is absolutely delicious so come along to experience big bold flavours as we create a Lebanese banquet with kofta, spiced chicken with pistachio pesto, tabbouleh, hoummus, fattous and the most amazing whole Lebanese style fish you can imagine. Discover the lusciousness of Lebanese! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Malaysian Cooking Classes

Amazing Malaysian Cooking

Draw out the passion for spice in your life.

Food Goddess Wanitha Tanasingam joins Victor to present a feast of Malaysian and Indian dishes that are big on flavour, easy to learn and draw out the passion for spice in your life. Remember, we won’t repeat menus. If you’ve done Amazing Malaysian with us before, this will be a new menu. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Malaysian – Nonya Laksa & Tastes

Come on a journey to discover the soul food of Nonya cooking.

Laksa is a hugely popular dish with many variations. Come with Victor and chef Wanitha Tanasingam on a journey to discover the soul food of Nonya (Chinese Malaysian) cuisine. Learn the 2 basic types of laksa and the 3 essential pastes that result from the marriage of Indian, Muslim and Chinese cultures.

Learn to make authentic, amazing Asam Laksa (or Penang Laksa, listed at number 7 on World’s 50 most delicious foods complied by CNN Go in 2011), plus seafood combination, mild creamy chicken and spicy vegetarian. Have fun while you learn to blend the spices and herbs to recreate traditional Malaysian flavours. Sarong wearing is permitted – in fact, it’s encouraged! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Malaysian Dry Crab Curry

‘Moreish’, mellow, nutty, fun & quick to cook.

Be one of the family–learn to make Malaysian ‘comfort food’; a dish you wont’ find in restaurants, that reflects the warmth and generosity of Malaysian cooking. It’s ‘moreish’, mellow, nutty, fun and surprisingly quick to cook. This is a great dish for crab, as it’s simpler than it seems, and is one curry you can eat without rice, but why would you want to? [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Malaysian Hawker Style

Experience the glow of spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking.

Chef Wanitha Tanasingam joins Victor to bring you her spice infused amazing Malaysian cooking. Wanitha alone is worth the class fee as she will teach you how to make some of the great and easy “hawker style” dishes from her native land. Think delicious noodle dishes like char koay teow, sour fish soup with fresh mint and cucumber, and more! Simple stir fries with the punch of chillies, mint, and fish sauce – this will open up your taste buds. This class is a must for food lovers. One of our regulars, Judy Passlow, said Wanitha’s “infectiously delicious personality and style made the day heaps of fun… The feast we enjoyed together was magnificent.” Every class is a different menu, so even if you’ve been to Malaysian Hawker Style before, you’ll learn something new. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Meat Cooking Classes

Meat Me In The Kitchen

The ultimate class on cooking meat!

This is a class you can sink your teeth into! The ultimate class on cooking meat. Learn about different varieties of meats, new cuts, what to look for to make the best selection, organic vs non-organic, the difference the feed makes (grass vs grain), correct cooking techniques and how to prepare simple, delicious dishes. It’s a full-on class with a big focus on flavour. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Mexican Cooking Classes

Modern Mexican Cooking

Light, fresh, modern Mexican cooking.

Mexican food is about colour, vibrancy, laughter, spice and difference. Let Victor introduce you to light, fresh, modern Mexican cooking – a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Hand-made salsas dance on your palate while you learn how to wrap and steam Mexico’s “little bundles of joy” – tamales. Learn about many varieties of chillies. Modern Mexican food is stylish, so leave your misconceptions at home and enjoy the real flavours of Mexico. Recipes from Victor’s former restaurant “Rattlesnake Grill” will be showcased today. Every class is a different menu, so even if you’ve been to Modern Mexican before, you’ll learn something new. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Street Food: Mexican Fiesta

The colourful and flavoursome foods of Mexico for parties or for the family.

Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Mexico City as flames lick the grills in the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste… Welcome to our new Street Food series, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen. Pork pulled tacos, barbecued duck tamales, fish tacos, and quesadillas are just some examples of what’s on offer in this fun, interactive and fast paced class. Experience the colourful and flavoursome foods of Mexico for parties or for the family. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Moroccan Cooking Classes

Feast of Marrakech

Food from “the place where the sun sets”.

Tantalise your senses in a hands-on cooking class feast of modern Moroccan cuisine. Be inspired with food from “the place where the sun sets”. Imagine tagine that melts in your mouth, couscous steamed to perfection, harissa for zest. You’ll be surprised at what you discover. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Pizza Cooking Classes

Power Pizza

A sure fire hit for entertaining families and friends.

Everyone loves pizza! And you will love knowing how to make it at home. This is a popular and sure fire hit for entertaining quickly for families and friends. We show you how to make dough, take you through the elements of a great pizza sauce, create classic and creative toppings and some lovely salads to accompany it all. A Chocolate Dessert Pizza will finish off your delicious experience and have your friends wanting more! As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Seafood Cooking Classes

Catch of the Day

You’ll be a regular at the fishmonger after this!

We all know eating seafood is healthy, but often struggle with “how to …”. This class brings the fruit of the sea to your plate. Learn new tips and techniques for buying (the good signs and the bad) and preparing fresh seafood. Learn why chefs love monkfish; what’s sustainable and what isn’t; make stock, clean octopus and cook wonderful dishes with more unusual (and less expensive!) fish. Make classic bouillabaisse and other dishes you will be proud of. You’ll be a regular at the fishmonger after this! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

South American Cooking Classes

How to be a Latin Lover (Men Only)

Make your Valentine’s dinner a guaranteed success.

Men who cook never want for dates! Make your Valentine’s dinner a guaranteed success. Learn to do it Nuevo Latino (New Latin) style, with the passionate flavours of South America. Explore tastes and rhythms of Argentina, Brazil, Peru, …, Cuba and Ecuador and discover new sensations. Prepare to seduce your Valentine with sexy recipes like empanadas, arepas, beef chimichurri and prawn moqueca, and samba into a Happy Valentine’s Day. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

The Best of South American Cookery

You will be in great hands as you samba into the ‘best of South America’.

South American cooking is a tribute to ancient cultures and highlights the amazing ingredients from this colourful part of the world. From the meat-loving Argentines to the seafood-loving Peruvians, this continent has it all. After all it’s the continent that gave us chocolate, corn, tomatoes, chillies and more. Roll empanadas by hand, make fresh ceviche, learn about quinoa and create wonderful dishes of Andean pumpkin and Argentine chimichurri. This class is taught by executive chef Victor Pisapia, who travels to South America every year. You will be in great hands as you samba into the ‘best of South America’. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Spanish and Paella Cooking Classes

Perfect Paella & Tantalising Tapas

Learn to make perfect seafood paella in authentic style.

Enjoy Spain at its best. Be seduced by the smells of saffron, garlic, chorizo, and Spanish paprika as you click your heels and journey to Spain for the day. Learn to make perfect seafood paella in authentic style, why the right saffron is so important, what type of pans to use and how to compliment it with savoury tapas like albondigas, chickpeas and Catalan spinach. Expect sultry flavours to this delicious class. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Sri Lankan Cooking Classes

Sri Lankan – Pearl of the Orient

Enjoy rich, fragrant and satisfying dishes.

Experience culinary treasures from The Pearl of the Orient – Sri Lanka. Explore the melding of an array of cultural influences: from tribal rule by the Veddah, to migrations of Sinhalese, Tamils and Moors, and colonial influences of Malay, Dutch, Portuguese and English. Make rich, fragrant and satisfying dishes like cashew nut curry, coconut sambal, urumas (pork curry), fresh salmon patties, and pol sambar (rice with grated coconut, lime juice and chilli). [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Thai Cooking Classes

Street Food: Thai Cooking

Learn Thai basics hands-on through her simple, everyday food.

Imagine yourself wandering the streets of Bangkok as flames lick the woks of the food stalls and singe the night air, filling it with enticing aromas begging you to taste… Welcome to our new Street Food series, taking you on a culinary journey to the hawker stalls of far off lands from our Danks St kitchen. Thai food is addictive and delicious.

Learn Thai basics hands-on through her simple, everyday food – satays, papaya salad, pad Thai and more – in this amazing class of Thai street food favourites, taught by Victor and Wanitha. As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics.

Wanitha was steeped in Thai culture through her life, growing up in Penang, Malaysia, so close to Thai islands with a long history of cross-pollinating with the Malay. Her great love for and knowledge of Thai cooking was fed by her uncle, who was Head Chef for the Thai consulate where she spent hours in the kitchen and played as a “mini cook” since she could stand on her own.

Victor’s passion for Thai food was nurtured by the renowned Thai celebrity Chef, McDang, who Victor has known since they were in their 20’s. Traveling in Thailand with McDang while filming for his television series, Victor learned the amazing experience that is authentic Thai cooking. Come share the passion! [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

The Best of Thai Cooking

Create the Thai banquet of your dreams.

Learn the 3 essential cooking pastes from Thailand to create sensational new dishes. The journey starts with you learning how to make red paste, green paste and blackened roasted chilli paste. You use these to make fantastic curries and stir fries. Learn Thai cooking basics and how to use the amazing array of spices to create the Thai banquet of your dreams.

Wanitha was steeped in Thai culture through her life, growing up in Penang, Malaysia, so close to Thai islands with a long history of cross-pollinating with the Malay. Her great love for and knowledge of Thai cooking was fed by her uncle, who was Head Chef for the Thai consulate where she spent hours in the kitchen and played as a “mini cook” since she could stand on her own.

Victor’s passion for Thai food was nurtured by the renowned Thai celebrity Chef, McDang, who Victor has known since they were in their 20’s. Traveling in Thailand with McDang while filming for his television series, Victor learned the amazing experience that is authentic Thai cooking. Come share the passion!

As always, classes are suitable for novices as well as experienced cooks. You help make a number of recipes hands-on, with some demonstration, and an interactive part to each class where knife skills are taught as well as kitchen basics. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]

Vegetarian Cooking Classes

Don’t Tell Them It’s Vegetarian

Explore the wonderful variety of seasonal vegetables.

Come explore the wonderful variety of seasonal vegetables, unique grains and vegetarian cooking options. Hone your knife skills, chopping, dicing and julienne to create amazing dishes that are healthy, easy to prepare and have “WOW” factor. You will impress your vegetarian friends and learn some healthy (and less expensive!) meal options. Take all your friends on a flavour journey, just don’t tell them. [JOIN THE WAITLIST]