Greek Cooking Class


OTAO kitchen

OTAO kitchen

4.8 (93)
4k

3 hours Class size 1 to 16 (public classes), 10 to 15

label $165 (or 4 payments of $41 Afterpay)

If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be right for you. The Mediterranean diet blends the basics of healthy eating with the traditional flavours and cooking methods of the Mediterranean. You will learn how to prepare traditional authentic dishes that you won’t commonly find in a Greek restaurant. Instead, it is food that you would expect to eat in the kitchen of a Greek family home.

The Mediterranean Diet is actually a dietary pattern modelled on the eating habits of the Cretans in the 1950s. Nowadays, it is the most comprehensibly researched diet in the world with evidence showing that it is incredibly beneficial for physical and mental health.

The Mediterranean Diet follows 10 basic rules of eating. It not only looks at what we eat but how we eat. It rests on the premise that the very basic act of eating brings people together, it creates a sense of community, it allows for discussion time and it provides enjoyment through the sense of taste. Hence, food forms an important part of the human experience. Food makes us feel, it evokes emotion and memories.

In this class, we will put into practice the key elements of the diet which looks into how we eat. As the Mediterranean diet places a lot of focus on the role of food within the home environment, we will prepare all the meals together and sit down on the table to enjoy eating together.

Greek food is not only about sharing food and passing down recipes taught from grandmothers and mothers but it also ensures the recipes are not forgotten. It also follows deeply seeded traditions that imply that one's home is a welcoming and hospitable environment that is open to all.

Some highlights of this hands-on cooking class experience, with expert chef tuition, include:

  • Learning the Mediterranean based diet and its health benefits

  • Cooking tips, tricks, techniques and 10 ground rules of the Mediterranean diet

  • Intimate class sizes in a fun and social setting

  • A delicious meal celebrated and enjoyed together, toasted with sparkling wine and beers

  • The online recipes from your class so you can recreate them at home

Please note, this class is vegetarian-friendly.

On the menu:

Tapas:

Jan Mar May Jul Sep Nov

  • Demonstration of Greek coffee and mountain tea with honey and Loukoumi

  • Tzatziki (yoghurt dip)

  • Zucchini fritters with feta and ricotta

  • Keftedes (mince patties)

  • Dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice)

  • Kalitsounia (individual pastry pies)

  • Greek yoghurt dessert

Shared on the table:

Feb Apr Jun Aug Oct-Dec

  • Demonstration of Greek coffee and mountain tea with honey and Loukoumi

  • Handmade pita bread

  • Yellow split peas fava

  • Batzarosalata beetroot and walnut fava or Melitzanosalata eggplant dips 

  • Lemon oregano chicken and capsicum skewers with Greek Dakos salad

  • Gemista stuffed tomatoes or stuffed capsicums with rice

  • Amigdalota (almond biscuits), Ladokouloura (olive oil biscuits) or Kourambiethes (almond shortbread)

 

Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class. We cannot accommodate or refund those who arrive after the scheduled start time, even if you call ahead. The instructor will be expected to start on time and will not be able to repeat the health and safety and/or demonstrations at the beginning of the class.

 

 

 

Please note: If you are bringing a support worker to the class with you, they will also need a paid ticket for the class.



Knowledge required

Beginner-friendly.

What you'll get
  • A three-hour hands-on Meditteranean cooking experience.


  • A complimentary refresher drink on arrival.


  • A delicious meal.


  • Online recipes from the class.

What to bring

Everything is provided. Just book, turn up and enjoy!

Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 16 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


OTAO kitchen has had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Otao kitchen is compliant with the Victorian State Government’s Hospitality Industry Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19), implemented to keep our guests and community safe.
Fewer guests and strict seating arrangements. Maximum guest numbers, density and distancing are tightly regulated. Signage displays allowable guest numbers and new hygiene protocols. QR codes with names and mobile numbers of all guests are held to assist with contact tracing. Guests showing signs of illness will not be allowed entry. Coats and personal items are kept separately. Online payments only are accepted. Store purchase EFTPOS machine is sanitised between uses.
Frequent schedules for cleaning and sanitising. All surfaces and touch points throughout are cleaned frequently. Heating and air-conditioning systems have been serviced to ensure proper fresh air flow. Team members are not permitted to be at work while showing signs of illness. We have completed the Victorian Government Hospitality Industry Guidelines for Coronavirus (COVID 19) Return to Work Training.
Help us keep you and others safe when you visit. Follow the advice of authorities and stay home if you are feeling unwell, or if travelling from a government declared coronavirus hotspot. Wear a fitted face mask on arrival and while moving through the kitchen and remove it only when seated and eating or drinking. Arrive on time for your booking, so density restrictions can be met. Wash your hands when you enter in to the school and at regular intervals throughout your visit. Maintain a distance of 1.5 meters between you, staff and other guests at all times. Remain seated throughout your experience, except when you need to visit the bathroom.
Location

Otao Kitchen - 360 Victoria Street, Richmond VIC

Your teacher
OTAO kitchen
OTAO kitchen

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ABOUT US

Otao kitchen is a cooking school and event space with a mission for people to come together to cook, connect, celebrate. We believe cooking and eating should be an experience, not just a meal. We created Otao kitchen as an extension of our passions to cook, share and inspire.

EXPERT IN COOKING CLASSES

Otao kitchen was launched in Melbourne, Australia in July 2014, with the goal of celebrating the rich and varied cooking experiences of Melbourne’s immigrant multicultural communities. Its founder, Chef Ha Nguyen, originally from Hanoi shares his passion for food, instructing customers in the exotic diaspora of Asian and around the world cuisine.

WHAT WE DO BEST?

Today our guests can get inspired by cooking with our local and international chefs, listen to their cooking and travel experiences in Asia and around the world and bring some cooking and cultural tips and tricks home. With the nods at the diversity of communities within Melbourne, Otao kitchen features an array of global food experiences from Indian to Japan to Mexico and more.

In 2020 with the challenge of global Covid 19 pandemic, we set out to capture the curriculum of our hands-cooking classes and deliver it online to home cooks in Australia and across the world to guide you to cooking success and better health.

Products and services: cooking master classes, private and corporate events, catering and event services, kid and school programs, and gift vouchers.

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