With amazing produce right under your nose, what better way to immerse yourself in all Sydney has to offer, than to learn from the best?
Keep your eyes peeled for some of Sydney’s top chefs, such as Mark Best (Marque), Matt Moran (Aria), Justin North (Becasse) and Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater), who share the tricks of the trade at these leading cooking schools.
Sydney Seafood School
Perched on top of the Sydney Fish Market (the world’s second largest fish market in terms of variety, outside of Japan) - you can’t get much closer to the seafood unless you catch it yourself. With over twenty years experience, expert staff at the Sydney Seafood School will teach you the tricks to a classic seafood BBQ, while celebrity chefs will share a secret or two from their award winning restaurants.
Sydney Seafood School Sydney Fish Market, Pyrmont +61 2 9004 1111 Website
Quarter Twenty One
For a more intimate affair, the brand new Quarter Twenty One cookery school offers classes of ten to sixteen, with every cooking style you can imagine. Master the art of a perfect macaroon, sharpen up your knife skills or put on a French family feast.
Quarter Twenty One Cookery School Level 5, Westfield Sydney +61 2 8064 7900 Website
It’s a simple but successful recipe for Simon Johnson’s ‘Talk, Eat, Drink’ cooking classes. Celebrity chefs from some of Sydney’s top restaurants, lead a two hour demonstration, with plenty of tastings along the way. While you won’t get your hands dirty (unless you’re one of the brave volunteers), there’s plenty to learn and a glass of wine doesn’t hurt.
Simon Johnson: Talk Eat Drink 24a Ralph Street, Alexandria +61 2 8244 8220 Website
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.
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