Greek Cooking Demonstration and Tasting Experience

Feast on eight to ten Greek dishes as you watch a home cook prepare delicious food for you to taste!


The Hellenic Odyssey

The Hellenic Odyssey

4.9 (15)
10k

2 hours Class size 4 to 6     label $100

Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey, a Greek home cook with a proud heritage, for a Greek cooking demonstration and tasting experience in Melbourne.

You will watch how Kelly prepares 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.

This is a cooking demonstration, not a cooking class. There will be some hands-on cooking but most of the class will take place as a demonstration. Participants will get to taste eight to ten dishes, ranging from entrees to a main, dessert and Greek tea and coffee.

The menu will be a tasting menu; as food is prepared it will be tasted. This will include up to eight to ten dishes. Drinks included are Greek coffee, Greek mountain tea, Ouzo or Rakomelo (Raki, a Cretan distilled spirit mixed with honey).

What you will learn:

  • Learn about the Mediterranean based diet, its health benefits and the 10 ground rules of the Mediterranean diet
  • How to make traditional Greek food using authentic family recipes

You will also learn about the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits. The Mediterranean Diet is a dietary pattern modelled on the eating habits of the Cretans in the 1950s. Nowadays, it is the most comprehensively researched diet in the world with evidence showing that it is incredibly beneficial for physical and mental health.

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. Secondly, it also follows deeply seeded traditions that imply that one’s home is a welcoming and hospitable environment which is open to all.

We look forward to connecting with you and creating fond culinary memories by transporting you to Greece, even if it is just for a moment!

Important information:
  • Cooking Classes are not recommended for those with medically diagnosed food allergies.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us. We may be able to adjust some of the recipes and food to accommodate your needs.
  • Should exceptional or extenuating circumstances arise, we reserve the right to change the booking date or cancel it. In the event of either of these, we will either provide an alternative date or a full refund.



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Knowledge required
Appropriate for beginners, food enthusiasts and food lovers.
 
What you'll get
  • A two-hour in-person Greek cooking demonstration
  • Fresh and authentic ingredients supplied by us
  • Valuable insights into Greek cuisine from a passionate home cook
  • A mouth-watering experience of Mediterranean diet and lifestyle through delicious food
  • Take home recipe book so that you can prepare these dishes yourself
  • A thank-you gift
What to bring
  • An appetite!
  • You must wear covered shoes at all times when in the kitchen.
Suitable for

This food experience is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

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

Location

The Hellenic Odyssey - 12 Narooma Street, Moorabbin VIC

Your host
The Hellenic Odyssey
The Hellenic Odyssey

4.9 (15)
10k

The Hellenic Odyssey Cooking Classes & Food Tours - Awaken Your Senses
“A project created from the heart, driven by a passion for food and inspired by a love for travel”

At The Hellenic Odyssey we want to share our authentic family recipes and traditional cooking methods and provide you with:

• a valuable and entertaining experience while learning to cook a new cuisine
• the ability and confidence to improve on your kitchen skills and cooking techniques
• insights into the cultural heritage, values and traditions surrounding the recipes
• a taste of Greece through the flavours and aromas of Greek food that leaves you wanting to explore more of Greece

The Hellenic Odyssey is not just another cooking school. We are all about the heart and soul of Greek food and the people and stories that make it what it is.

Our focus is to share our recipes so that they are kept alive throughout the generations but also to preserve the essence and authenticity of Greek food and cooking.

We want to teach you about that the simple flavours of Greek food that makes it so delicious.

We offer a variety of classes every week, both online and in person for individuals, groups, teams and corporates and for special occasions and celebrations.


Greek way of life
For Greeks, food is about the cultivation, harvest and preparation of food that is as close to nature as possible. Every single day, Greek families will come home from work and sit down at the table for a shared home cooked meal before an afternoon siesta and then back to work for the afternoon shift.

Class Structure
Based on the Greek way of living, we too will prepare, cook and eat together as a group, in a relaxed informal cooking class or demonstration where you can choose your level of participation. You can sit back and just enjoy food being prepared for you that is freshly cooked right before your eyes or you can roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and take part in helping to prepare the dishes.

Classes are an intimate gathering to provide the opportunity to ask questions, to learn and to enjoy the company and the food in a relaxed and informal setting. The recipes are simple, quick and easy but truly delicious.

In our classes you will learn how to select the ingredients that will provide you with the most authentic Greek flavours so you can replicate this type of cooking in your own kitchen. The aromas will have you feeling like you are in strolling along a cobble stoned laneway passing by a taverna on one of the beautiful idyllic Greek islands.

Location
You will be welcomed into a Greek family home set with olive trees and mandarin trees out the front and a fig tree, orange, lemon tree and vine out the back.

Host Bio:
I’m Kelly, a passionate home cook with Cretan heritage, I host culinary travel tours to Crete and conduct Greek cooking classes and walking food tours in Melbourne.

I help people to learn how to cook delicious and nutritious food, in a fun and interactive environment, so they can gain the kitchen skills needed to become confident cooks.

Always ambitious and a dreamer that believes all things are possible with enough time, effort and a little luck from the universe. Lover of desserts. Could talk about food and travel all day. Ideal place of residence would be any Greek Island, sipping on a frappe by the beach, eating fresh fruit and yoghurt from now until the rest of my life.

I look forward to welcoming you into my home and learning about your food journey while I share a my insights into Greek cuisine and the Greek way of life.

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