It doesn’t matter if you’re a kitchen wizard or struggle to even make toast, cooking classes are the ultimate way to spend an evening in a supportive relaxed environment where you can not only pick up a few tricks to take home with you, but also to sample some amazing plates and surprise yourself with your hidden abilities.
To kick off your culinary prowess, we’ve put together some of Perth’s most epic spots to visit. Here are 9 of Perth’s best cooking schools.
Salt & Company
Tucked behind an unassuming door on Fitzgerald Street sits arguably the coolest cooking school in town - set in an industrial-style lofty space, Salt and Company have a never ending list of classes to inspire that inner masterchef and allow you to BYO so you can have a couple of beers or vinos while you create culinary magic, before all sitting down together in their festoon-lit long table dining room to celebrate your delicious triumphs. We’ve loved their super authentic Mexican and Vietnamese Street Food classes, and use their gift vouchers as the ultimate thoughtful last minute pressies often too.
The Cooking Professor Culinary School
Led by renowned spice queen Riki Kaspi and her dedicated instructors, The Cooking Professor brings a mishmash of incredibly diverse flavours with Israeli-born Kaspi drawing inspiration from her mother’s Turkish heritage and the precious recipes that have been verbally handed down through generations. Teaming up with a stack of other culinary powerhouses too, you are in for an out-of-this-world foodie experience promising plenty of zest, zing, colour and fragrance that’ll have you drooling before you even get to test out your creations. Yum.
Class Bento brings you an endless slew of fabulous classes all around Perth that can help you master all sorts of cuisines with a casual relaxed atmosphere so you can socialise with pals whilst picking up some handy kitchen skills, and up your dinner party game too. With so many top notch instructors, it’s super tough to decide which class to try first, but if we absolutely had to, we’d try our hand at Pasta Making, Sourdough Baking or Buttercream Cake Decorating.
Elementi Cooking School
Elementi Cooking School has gone from strength to strength with their very exclusive gastronomical adventures suited for those who love getting their hands dirty and really learning about the history behind their dishes. We love that the team makes each experience completely unique and customisable, from team building events, to degustations and celebrations of all sorts, why not put a twist on your next birthday or hens and whip yourself up a foodie feast with the Elementi team?
Hot Things BBQ School
Keen to up your barbeque game? Why not join legendary pitmasters Brian Gray and Liam Barker at Hot Things BBQ School to learn the super secrets behind the grill that will make you an instant king or queen of your backyard. Smokey fall off the bone ribs, rich pulled pork, Jamaican Jerk lamb chops and all sorts of delish veggies are the name of the game here, so bring your appetite while you enjoy a complimentary bevvie or bring a few of your own fave drink to share around to add to the fun casual vibes.
Urban Provider Cooking School
Fabulous owners Nico and Belinda Moretti have been sharing their love of incredible food, entertaining and travel with their clients since 2002, making them the longest running cooking school in all of Perth, and when you step into their warm welcoming space and their lush Balinese-style garden, you can see why. These intimate, relaxed ‘dinner parties’ as they’ve become known as by adoring return customers will load you up with knowledge whilst taking care of everything along the way so you can sit back with your BYO wine, soak up the skills and enjoy.
The Little Italian School
If you’re after a slice of la dolce vita, then you can’t go past The Little Italian School. Founded by the passionate daughter of Italian immigrants, Tania Pietracatella puts her absolute heart and soul into her delectable cannolis, ravioli, gnocchi and other famous pasta parties that we can’t get enough of. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped straight into Nonna’s kitchen using only the most authentic ancient techniques that you can recreate to impress your next dinner guests when you get home. Perfetto!
Perth BBQ School
After years of running an infamous blog, making the entirety of the internet drool and winning a stack of major barbie comps, the team behind Perth BBQ School decided it was finally time to share their expertise with our fair city, and boy are we glad they did. With masterclasses in seafood, Texas BBQ and charcoal and an awesome gift for hard to buy for dads and present-receivers, these guys are definitely one to keep up your sleeve.
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