Get back to basics with these cooking classes in Brisbane | Gourmand and Gourmet

Get back to basics with these cooking classes in Brisbane

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Someone who can teach us how to make the food we most love to eat at home in our own kitchen? Sign us right up, because school gets cool again when it comes to these cooking classes in Brisbane. Take note, all home chefs: you’ll be in demand at dinner parties everywhere once you’ve been equipped with skills like the ones these spots teach. Staying in for dinner a lot more looks like it’s on the cards, and for once we’re excited about it! Vanilla Zulu | Wilston For those of you with dreams of appearing on a cooking show or dropping everything to open a cosy cafe, here’s your chance to take your chef game to the next level. Vanilla Zulu’s Chef Skills Course is 6 consecutive Monday nights of hands on experience, and in that time you’ll learn everything from making pasta and pastry to whipping up a batch of homemade ice cream – along with all the shortcuts and tricks of the trade you never knew you were missing. Get in before the next round of cooking show auditions, and who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next Masterchef. The Golden Pig | Newstead Feeling kneady? Learn how to dough your own way with a sourdough and bread making lesson at The Golden Pig. You’ll work with a mix of flours, seeds and grains to make the kind of loaf you love: and at the end, you can share a meal and a drink with your classmates, and leave with the recipes and mad skills to make and bake at home. The Makers Club | South Brisbane What could be more basic than learning how to be your own butcher? The Makers Club’s Nose to Tail and Butcher Workshops are all about making the most of your meat, with some skills that will go down well in the kitchen and on the BBQ. If you don’t think your stomach can handle it, perhaps their chocolate making course is more up your alley – although your waistline may not thank you. Angelo’s Pasta | Fortitude Valley Handmade, homemade pasta might not be faster, but does anything really beat a bowl of fettucine that you’ve made from scratch? You’ll be taught how to tackle tagilatelle and knock gnocchi right out of the park at these classes, before tucking into a delicious pasta lunch including coffee and cake. And you get to take your delicious handiwork home to share with your loved ones! James Street Cooking School | Brisbane City If you’ve just moved out of home (and mum’s kitchen), and have no idea how you’re going to survive the next few years on your own, James Street’s Life Skills in the Kitchen classes are just what you need to ensure your diet doesn’t turn into noodles and takeaway. If you’ve already got the basics downpat, try a foundation baking class and get the know-how to make perfect pastry and sponge cake. Happy cooking! Words by Kate Bethune