Learn the tricks of the trade from South Australia’s very own master chefs; create award-winning dishes using our regions’ best local produce.
It’s no secret, South Australia is known for its fantastic food. Adelaide is overflowing with quality restaurants, and less than an hour away lie gourmet hotspots: the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, McLaren Vale and, a bit further afield, the Clare Valley.
You could literally spend weeks – even months – eating and drinking your way around South Australia but when it's all over, how do you recreate those amazing dishes you once savoured?
The answer: cooking schools. Learn the tricks of the trade from South Australia's very own master chefs and create award-winning dishes using our regions’ best produce.
Sticky Rice Cooking School, Adelaide Hills
Sticky Rice Cooking School can be found in the lush, leafy Adelaide Hills town of Stirling - just 20 minutes drive from Adelaide. Passionate foodie, Claire Fuller set up Sticky Rice and created a unique venue, (complete with modern, state-of-the-art kitchen and stately antique furniture) with a hands-on teaching approach, and inclusive, in-depth coaching.
Learn how to cook Thai, Indian, Spanish and Vietnamese cuisine, and discover the history behind each dish. After perfecting your craft, loosen your belt and feast, banquet-style, on the fruits of your labour.
Learning from the best at Sticky Rice Cooking School, Adelaide Hills.
Casa Carboni, Barossa
Set in South Australia’s gourmet capital - the Barossa - Casa Carboni is a trip to regional Italy but just an hour's drive from Adelaide. Co-owner Matteo Carboni’s love of food stems from his childhood in northern Italy where his Nonna Pia taught him to make fresh pasta, with produce “il contadino” (straight from the farmer). His wife, Fiona, is a wine connoisseur, having travelled the globe, developing portfolios for boutique Australian wine producers.
Casa Carboni showcases Matteo’s passion for Italian cuisine and Fiona’s extensive wine knowledge. Designed for small groups, learn how to cook traditional pasta dishes and Italian desserts using the Barossa’s finest produce. When you’re done, enjoy in beautiful surrounds with a glass of specially-selected local wine.
Matteo Carboni showing how it's done at Casa Carboni in the Barossa.
Udder Delights cheese cellar, Adelaide hills
We all love eating cheese, but making it - well, that’s a different story. Located in Hahndorf, just 30 minutes drive from Adelaide, Udder Delights runs a range of lessons for the wanna-be home cheesemaker. Classes take place in Udder Delights' cheese cellar and focus on the fun of cheesemaking, rather than nitty-gritty science and technicalities.
Recipes are designed to be recreated at home and use basic equipment that can be found in most kitchens. Learn how to make fetta, camembert and ricotta, then eat it. Of course, there’s wine on offer too.
Cheese making at Udder Delights at Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills.
Sprout Cooking School, Adelaide
Sprout Cooking School is run by dietician Themis Chryssidis and celebrity cook Callum Hann. What sets Sprout apart from other cooking schools is its focus on health, lifestyle, budget and dietary requirements rather than one particular type of cuisine.
Recipes are nutritionally balanced and classes are hosted by professionals. At the end of each class, enjoy your nutritious and delicious creations in Sprout’s stunning dining room with a glass of local wine. When it’s all over, take home a wealth of knowledge that will last you for life.
Themis Chryssidis and Callum Hann at a cooking demonstration at Tasting Australia.