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The Best Cooking Classes In Brisbane For The Culinarily-Challenged

Watch out Nigella, there’s a new kitchen queen in town… Explore our round-up of the best cooking classes Brisbane has on offer, from pastry to pasta!

Have you been practising for the next round of Masterchef? Or maybe you just want to be able to bake the most delicious pastries to impress your friends and family at the next get-together. In any case, we’ve found all of the best cooking classes Brisbane has to offer! These classes offer a fun way to get your best pals together again, so why not round up your group chat and book in a cooking class?

There’s something for every set of tastebuds, from traditional Italian to some very fancy French fare. You’ll be hosting the most impressive dinner parties in no time!


Taya Kitchen, Enoggera

Taya is a total pro when it comes to demonstrating her Thai cooking and sharing her knowledge, as she’s been part of the programme of the Thai Festival Southbank for the past five years, as well as part of the Brisbane Fine Foods Festival. If you’re searching for the best cooking classes in Brisbane to train your hand at Thai cooking - Taya’s is the place to be.

Initially offering intimate cooking classes at My Thai Kitchen (the venue she operated with her mother, Busara), Taya’s success soon took off and she opened a purpose-built space to impart her kitchen wisdom. She now offers weekly cooking classes for people of all ages to learn how to cook an exotic feast to delight and impress your friends and family. Choose from a Thai Express class, Dumpling Party or Korean Cooking Masterclass to keep your skills on the up this year!

From $160 per person

Shop 18, 254 South Pine Road, Enoggera

Wholesome Bellies

Wholesome Bellies, Woolloongabba

As Brisbane’s only plant-based cooking school, these are the best cooking classes to book for the herbivorous amongst us. Offering a variety of cuisines to learn, spanning Italian, Moroccan, Indian, Chinese and Thai food, there’s always something new to learn at Wholesome Bellies.

Welcoming plant-based pals and meat-lovers alike to their classes, each session is intimate with only 12 participants, so you don’t get lost at the back of the classroom. To make cooking extra fun and inspire you to get creative, Wholesome Bellies also offers special occasion classes for Christmas and Easter, as well as other seasonal events. It’s the easiest way to make sure your cooking skills never go stale!

$130 per person

21 Nile Street, Woolloongabba

Putia Pure Food Kitchen

Putia Pure Food Kitchen, Banyo

Putia Pure Food Kitchen hosts some of the best cooking classes in Brisbane for improving your culinary prowess. There are three different class types on offer at Putia’s: hands-on classes, hands-on workshops and workshops.

The hands-on cooking classes are aimed at anyone who loves all aspects of cooking, from prep to collaboration. You’ll work with your teacher and classmates to create something delicious, that you’ll enjoy at the end of the class. The hands-on workshops follow a similar format, but focus on a specific cuisine or technique, to really hone your skills in one area.

And then there are the workshops, where you sit back, relax and enjoy the show. With two hours of demonstration, occasional hands-on elements and tastings, this is an easy way to upskill but also wind down on a weekend whilst you soak up some cooking tips and wisdom.

Various prices

Shop 4 /17 Royal Parade, Banyo

Vanilla Zulu

Vanilla Zulu, Newstead

If you’ve ever wandered down Commercial Road and noticed the glass windows at the street level, that face into a kitchen area, you’ve stumbled upon some of the best cooking classes in Brisbane. The Vanilla Zulu Culinary Classes are run by award-winning chef Mel Alafaci and there’s a wide variety of cooking adventures on offer, from one-off masterclasses to ongoing courses to truly level up your kitchen prowess.

Try your hand at rustic Italian, vegan, Spanish tapas or even patisserie sweets with these fun, hands-on classes that teach you how to cook from scratch and keep things inventive in the kitchen. 

From $99 per person

Lower Ground Floor, 92 Commercial Road, Teneriffe

The Golden Pig

The Golden Pig, Newstead

Did you know that The Golden Pig has some of the best cooking classes in Brisbane? Experience hands-on cooking under the watchful eye of a pro chef at The Golden Pig! From authentic Chinese cooking workshops to bao buns and dumplings, you’ll be gathering valuable cooking tips and tricks to make your mid-week meals something truly special.

You’ll spend two to three houses preparing and cooking, then spend another hour or so enjoying your delicious meal with wine or beer to accompany it. It’s the perfect way to let your hair down with friends whilst trying something new!

From $190 per person

38 Ross Street, Newstead


Lumiere, Newstead

Perfect your pastry, gluten-free goodies or your sourdough with some of Brisbane’s best cooking classes at Lumiere. With state-of-the-art Miele appliances and stunning views, your entire experience will be nothing but memorable. Teach yourself some of the tricks that chefs at some of Brisbane’s best French restaurants employ, by learning to prepare Montrachet's most popular dish, the Classic Crab Soufflé and Crêpe Suzette. Led by one of Montrachet’s long-serving chefs, you’re in very capable hands at this cooking class in Brisbane.

The only difficult part will be choosing whether to book yourself in for a sweet or a savoury class… bon appetit!

From $150 per person

194 Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead

La Macelleria

La Macelleria, West End

One simply does not live in the Sunshine State without at least once trying their hand at making your very own frosty desserts. Now you can create the gourmet gelato of your dreams with the La Macelleria workshops! They require zero gelato experience (except tasting experience, of course) and you’ll learn all the intricate technical details that happen behind the scenes in the laboratorio del gelato.

This cooking class will step you through the essential know-how, ingredients and equipment necessary to make the perfect gelato, and yes, you do get to take home a tub of the gelato to prove to your friends and family that you’re now a pro!

$75 per person

5/321 Montague Road, West End

Angelo’s Pasta

Angelo’s Pasta, Fortitude Valley

Didn’t make it over for a Euro summer this year? Bring the Mediterranean to your own kitchen by learning to make your own pasta. And who better to learn the art of pasta making, than from the pasta princess herself? Angelo’s daughter Donna will take you through the art form of crafting the perfect pasta, in an unhurried and authentic approach to cooking fine Italian fare.

The classes are kept small so that no one gets left behind, and everyone has time to try out the techniques and ask as many questions as they need. Plus, each class participant gets a free gift pack, including some of Angelo’s Pasta, a cooler bag (handy for carting home the pasta you just made) and of course the recipe for your creation of the day. These are some of the absolute best cooking classes in Brisbane, so book a lesson with your mum or your bestie for a fun day of getting your hands floury.


22 Doggett Street, Fortitude Valley

Mecca Bah, Newstead

If you’re looking for a fun date night or group social activity, look no further than Mecca Bah’s range of fun masterclasses! These fun cooking classes will teach you how to make expertly mixed cocktails, succulent dumplings, incredible pizza or flavourful Middle Eastern food.

Mecca Bah’s cooking classes are held in small groups in a casual and relaxed setting that will have you feeling like a pro in no time! Our personal favourite is the dumplings class, where you’ll enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival before making (and taste-testing) two different types of dumplings.

From $85 per person

Gasworks Plaza, Shop 5/70 Longland Street, Newstead

Salts Meats Cheese

Salts Meats Cheese, Newstead

The comfort food geniuses behind Salts Meats Cheese are ever so kindly offering up their secrets with a range of cooking classes available to Brisbane locals. We tried our hand at the Knockout Gnocchi class, and learned so much about each step of the gnocchi creation process, down to the very potatoes that are used to create those delightful little pasta pillows. The Salts Meats Cheese head chef is there to guide you through each process as you practice kneading, rolling and shaping the gnocchi to perfection.

Spanning savoury to sweet with pasta, truffle, ravioli and vegan-themed classes, you can also nail dessert with Nutella and cocktail classes. With hands-on experience and easy-to-follow class formats, you’ll be a cannoli connoisseur in no time.

From $89 per person

3b/63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead

New Farm Confectionery

New Farm Confectionery, New Farm

We’re going to throw some words at you and you tell us how they make you feel. Ready? Okay.

Chocolate school. Marshmallow Masterclass. Christmas Workshop. Do all of these make your mouth water, and your insides feel all warm and fuzzy? That checks out because the New Farm Confectionery workshops are the sweetest way to hone your decadent dessert-making skills.

No list of the best cooking classes in Brisbane would be complete without this truly decadent addition. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to have fun with your friends and eat some chocolate while you’re at it.

From $110 per person

16 Waterloo Street, Newstead

If all this cooking at the best cooking classes in Brisbane has worked up an appetite, expand your palate at one of Brisbane’s best-set menus and see what you’re keen to learn next! We’ve also written the ultimate list of the best new venues in Brisbane, so explore our favourites to try something new on your next date night or dinner outing.

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