The Cooking Instructor

When you join any class it’s always good to know a little bit about who will be running the show….

So, I am a cookbook author, recipe developer, private cook, caterer and all round foodie who has been running cooking classes (both face to face and virtual) for longer than I care to admit! 😊

But in truth, 2020 will be the school’s 7th year of operation and my 17th year of teaching cooking.

I have qualifications in cooking, hospitality and gastronomy science and have a passion for producing food which is easy to make at home.  The recipes encourage you to enjoy the process of making your own delicious dishes and I see my work as done if ultimately you want to cook.

The workshops have been a success over the years because I innovate with new ideas and concepts, as well as providing insight into traditional cooking methods and classic techniques. My experience as a cooking instructor and writer/developer of recipes has taught me which recipes work well and what food types people enjoy. I also pride myself on easing any anxieties you might have about cooking.

Students are always discovering something new, as I share my own insights and experiences and I create a real environment of exchange, learning, community and fun as the cooking takes place.

Come and join a class – I would love to see you!



About The Classes

Classes are run from my kitchen in Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains (approx. 90 mins from Sydney). They are a great way to spend a few hours getting away from it all (even when you are in your own kitchen during a virtual class), meeting new people and sharing the experience of creating a meal together.

In the face to face classes, the kitchen is purpose-built for cooking demonstrations but if you would like some hands-on involvement, then we offer that, too! I teach attendees about cooking techniques, ingredients and provide recipe hints and tips along the way. At all of the classes, we sit down and enjoy the dishes we have made, so people never leave the class hungry!


About The Location

Face to face classes are held in a beautiful Wentworth Falls house (circa 1910) which is set on an acre of gardens and orchard. Originally built as a guest-house, the house has all the splendor of its original era, combined with the comfort of modern times.

The demonstration kitchen is the perfect setting for the relaxed observation of a cooking class, but if you feel like day-dreaming, just glance out the window to see our sweeping pines and blossoming fruit trees. Oh the delight!

In the virtual classes, I teach from my kitchen and I also “join” you in your kitchen as we cook up a storm together.