Greek Cooking Masterclass

Learn how to cook authentic Greek food and enjoy a seven-course feast too!


The Hellenic Odyssey

The Hellenic Odyssey

4.9 (15)
10k

3 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $150 (or 4 payments of $38 Afterpay)

Looking for fun things to do in Melbourne or unique birthday gift ideas for a creative in the kitchen? Why not give them the gift of a greek cooking masterclass in Melbourne with Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey! You'll get the chance to create a generous spread of food and to learn about the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits.

In this beginner-friendly class, you'll learn how to prepare traditional authentic dishes that you won’t commonly find in a Greek restaurant. You'll learn the skills and recipes to learn how to create your very own Greek food that is traditionally made at home to share with family and friends.

Examples of what you may cook:

  • Lahanodolmades (cabbage rolls stuffed with herbed rice)
  • Gigandes (baked lima beans with celery and carrots)
  • Melitzanes (eggplants stuffed with cheese)
  • Kotopoulo Keftedes (chicken mince patties with carrot and mint)
  • Milopita (apple pie crumble)
  • Drinks included: Greek coffee, Greek mountain tea, Ouzo, or Raki

During the three-hour class, 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

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. If you're looking to learn some new healthy eating habits or you fancy transporting yourself to Greece for just a moment, then this class is for you!

Greek food is not only about sharing and passing down recipes taught from generation to generation but it also ensures that special recipes are not forgotten. Eating Greek food also follows deeply seeded traditions of hospitality and opening your home to all.

At the end of this hands-on cooking class, you'll get to enjoy your delightful Greek feast and connect with like-minded people too. If you're looking for top things to do in Melbourne, this Greek cooking class is one of them! You'll leave feeling inspired and confident in your skills to go home and try new recipes at home too.

Please note:
  • Our Greek 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.
  • You must wear covered shoes at all times when in the kitchen.
  • Bookings require a minimum of four people.
  • If you cancel a confirmed booking, we are unable to refund your payment. You can transfer the booking to another person or class.
  • 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
This is a beginner-friendly class.
 
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • Fresh and authentic ingredients are provided
  • Take home recipe book so that you can prepare these dishes yourself
  • A feast of your own Greek food at the end of the class.
What to bring
Please make sure to wear enclosed shoes and bring your appetite too!
 
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.

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

Location

The Hellenic Odyssey - 12 Narooma Street, Moorabbin VIC

Your teacher
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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