Cooking class themes and menus

Choose from the following cooking classes, or have a private class customised to your requirements:

Pasta Making and Italian Sauces
Advanced Pasta Making
Gourmet Aussie Barbeque

Seafood Barbeque
Flavours of Noosa: From Market to Plate
A Taste of Spain
Italian Long Lunch
Indonesian Banquet
Easy Asian Dinner Party
Gluten Free Feast
Cocktail Food
A Modern Australian Christmas Feast


Pasta Making and Italian Sauces
Although dried pasta is cheap and readily available, there is nothing like fresh homemade pasta. If you have never attempted making fresh pasta before, this is the class for you! You will learn to make pasta from scratch using a pasta machine and shape it several ways. To complement the pasta, you'll make three classic yet simple Italian sauces, as well as a traditional Italian dessert to conclude the meal. As seen on Great South East.
  Sample Menu:
  Fresh Egg Fettucine
  Fresh Egg Spaghetti
  Fresh Egg Stracci
  Spicy Italian Sausage Sauce
  Pesto alla Genovese
  Smoked Salmon & Creamy Lemon Sauce
  Ten Minute Tiramisu
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Advanced Pasta Making
This class is for those that have either attended our Pasta Making & Italian Sauces class, or already possess basic pasta making skills. In this class you will build on your pasta making skills and learn to colour pasta, make filled pasta and gnocchi, as well as accompanying sauces and a delicious Italian dessert.
  Sample Menu:
  Ricotta & Lemon Ravioli
  Potato Gnocchi
  Squid Ink Fettuccine
  Sage Burnt Butter Sauce
  Gorgonzola Walnut Sauce
  Garlic, Olive Oil and Chilli Sauce
  Chocolate Nutella & Walnut Cake
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Gourmet Aussie Barbeque
Learn how to prepare a selection of exciting but effortless dishes to cook on the BBQ. No previous barbequing experience is necessary, as barbeque guru Paul Rast (as seen on SBS Food Safari) will walk you through the basics. You’ll then dine alfresco in a beautiful Australian bush setting, enjoying the meal you’ve helped create with matching wines. A great class for overseas visitors or those wanting some new ideas for the grill.
  Sample Menu:
  Grilled Haloumi with a Caper and Lime Dressing
  Smoked Chicken two ways: Lemon Myrtle Infused & Berbere Spiced
  Marinated Butterflied Leg of Lamb with a Warm Tomato Salsa
  Grilled Herb & Garlic Corn on the Cob
  Barbequed Kumara with Lemon and Chilli Oil
  Coconut Grilled Pineapple with Butterscotch Sauce
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Seafood Barbeque
If you’re a fan of seafood you will love this class where you’ll learn to cook seafood to perfection on the barbeque. Our barbeque guru Paul Rast will walk you through the basics as well as teach you some more advanced techniques such as smoking. Using fresh, quality seafood, you’ll learn to make 5 impressive seafood dishes that you’ll find yourself making time and time again, as well as a barbequed dessert to finish.
  Sample Menu:
  Prawn & Chorizo Skewers
  Hot-Smoked Rum-Soaked Salmon with Mango Salsa & Salmon Chips
  Whole Barbequed Snapper with Moroccan Spices
  Barbequed Cuttlefish Salad with an Asian dressing
  Sizzling Garlic Mussels
  Barbequed Chocolate Bananas
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Flavours of Noosa: From Market to Plate
Noosa is blessed with an abundance of fresh, local produce and its legendary cuisine is a reflection of this. This special class commences with a guided tour of the famous Noosa Farmer's Market, followed by a cooking class where you'll discover the secrets to Noosa cuisine and create (as well as eat!) a beautiful meal using the best and freshest local produce available on the day. This is a great class for visitors to the region.
  Sample Menu:
  Local Antipasto Platter
  Blistered Padrón Peppers
  Grilled Cedar Street Buffalo Halloumi with Macadamia Nuts & a Lime Dressing
  Salad of Mooloolaba Prawns and Avocado with a Chilli Jam & Coconut Dressing
  Heirloom Tomato Salad
  Tropical Tarte Tatin with Ginger Cream
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A Taste of Spain **NEW**
Discover the best of this vibrant, colourful and varied cuisine in this class inspired by our recent travels to Spain. You'll learn to make a scrumptious selection of tapas and pintxos, a variety of regional dishes and the famous Santiago Tart. In true Spanish style, you will enjoy the feast of your creation washed down with a glass or two of housemade Sangria in a relaxed and leisurely manner.

  
  Sample Menu:

  Assorted Tapas and Pintxos
  Mussels with Gazpacho Salsa
  Catalan Tomato Bread
  Riojan Stew of Chorizo, Lamb and Potatoes
  Peas Braised with Spring Onions, Garlic and Olive Oil
  Tarta de Santiago
  Sangria


Spanish Mussels
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Italian Long Lunch
There is more to Italian cuisine than pizza and pasta! Inspired by our travels to regional Italy, in this class you'll discover the simplistic and fresh approach Italians take to cooking, and prepare an authentic traditional Italian meal. You'll then relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour over a leisurely lunch, and as they do in Italy you'll conclude the meal with a glass of homemade lemoncello!
  Sample Menu:
  Assorted Crostini
  Eggs with Salsa Verde
  Porcini Risotto with Truffle Oil
  Prosciutto Wrapped Fillet of Pork
  Sautéed Radicchio with Cherry Tomatoes
  Panzanella Salad
  Crostata with Strawberry Jam
  Freshly Brewed Coffee and Homemade Lemoncello
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Indonesian Banquet
If you have holidayed in Bali, you'll know how mouth-wateringly delicious Indonesian cuisine is. At this class you will learn to create a "Rijsttafel" (Rice Table) - a banquet of authentic Indonesian dishes. Joining this class will be Dutch-Indonesian Paul Rast, who will be sharing his Mother's and Grandmother's closely guarded recipes.
  Sample Menu:
  Chicken Saté with Peanut Sauce
  Beef Rendang
  Stir-Fried Green Beans in Coconut Milk
  Nasi Goreng
  Cucumber Salad
  Lemongrass Infused Steamed Jasmine Rice
  Sambal and other accompaniments
  Indonesian Banana Pudding

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Easy Asian Dinner Party
Exotic and flavoursome Asian food is a popular eating choice but many people shy away from cooking it. With an emphasis on ingredients, equipment and techniques, in this class you will learn to cook an effortless three course South-East Asian-inspired menu that will be sure to impress your guests.
  Sample Menu:
  Indonesian Chicken Saté with Peanut Sauce
  Thai Beef Salad
  Thai-Style Prawn & Mango Curry
  Stir Fry of Pork with Thai Basil & Kaffir Lime Leaves
  Kaffir Lime Infused Jasmine Rice
  Asian-Style Coconut Cake with Tropical Fruit Salsa
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Gluten Free Feast

In this class we will show you that going gluten-free does not mean being deprived. Whether you, a family member or friends are following a gluten-free diet, it pays to have a good repertoire for entertaining. During this class you will create a beautiful meal without the gluten but with all the taste, as well as learn gluten-free cooking tips. A fantastic gift idea for coeliacs or people that are gluten-intolerant.
  Sample Menu:
  Primavera Salad with Grilled Halloumi
  Braised Duck with Orange
  Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes
  Mixed Leaf Salad with Hazelnut Dressing
  Flourless Hazelnut Cake
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Cocktail Food
Learn to create crowd-pleasing finger food that will impress your guests without leaving you exhausted. The minimal last minute preparation for all the dishes means you'll be free to be a guest at your own party.
  Sample Menu:
  Spiced Roasted Almonds
  Gorgonzola Stuffed Mushrooms
  Broadbean Crostini
  Smoked Salmon & Basil Mini Frittatas
  Roast Beef & Horseradish Cream Cups
  Caprese Skewers
  Thai Chicken in Wonton Cases
  Sweet Spiced Coconut Balls
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A Modern Australian Christmas Feast (held Nov – Dec)
If you're daunted by the prospect of hosting Christmas this year, you'll love this class where you will learn to prepare stunning, stress-free food for the festive season. Breaking away from tradition, you will create a beautiful three-course Modern Australian Christmas meal. In keeping with life’s a feast’s philosophy that the host be free to enjoy themselves and the company of their guests, the majority of the meal can be prepared in advance.
  Sample Menu:
  Prawn & Toasted Coconut Salad
  Herb Crusted Fillet of Beef with Aioli
  Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes
  Christmas Salad of Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes
  Salad of Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta and Mint
  Festive Tropical Trifle
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*Note: menus are subject to change depending on seasonality and availability of ingredients.

Classes are held at Noosaville on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. For dates and times of forthcoming classes, see our COOKING CLASS SCHEDULE.

life’s a feast also offers private classes and team building events.

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