Greek Feast Cooking Class

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



3 hours Class size 4 to 8     label $150

Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey, a Greek home cook with a proud heritage, for this Greek cooking class in Melbourne! We will come together to create a generous spread of food and to learn about the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits.

In this class, which is perfect for beginners, 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.

Sample menu (menu items and dishes may vary):

  • Cretan Bougatsa - Cheese parcels with three cheeses
  • Lahanosalata cabbage salad with grape molasses dressing
  • Dolmades- Vine leaves stuffed with rice
  • Kotopoulo me araka & lemoni- Chicken with peas & lemon 
  • Olive Oil and Orange Cake - Cinnamon and clove olive oil cake
  • 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.

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.

At the end of this hands-on cooking class, you will be able to enjoy your delightful Greek feast and further connect with your fellow chefs. 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!

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.


Knowledge required
All levels are welcome.
 
What you'll get
  • A three-hour in-person cooking class
  • Fresh and authentic ingredients supplied by us
  • Hands-on experience and 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
Just your appetite! Please also wear closed-toe shoes.
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea 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, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Location

The Hellenic Odyssey - 12 Narooma Street, Moorabbin VIC

Your teacher
The Hellenic Odyssey
The Hellenic Odyssey

5.0 (23)
10k

“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.

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.

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 cobblestoned laneway passing by a taverna on one of the beautiful idyllic Greek islands.

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.

Your host, Kelly, is a passionate home cook with Cretan heritage. She hosts culinary travel tours to Crete and conducts Greek cooking classes and walking food tours in Melbourne. Kelly helps 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.

Kelly looks forward to welcoming you into her home and learning about your food journey while she shares insights into Greek cuisine and the Greek way of life.

Verified reviews

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Phu Mar 2021


The teacher was friendly, the class went smoothly with no issues and food tasted nice.

Greek Feast Cooking Class review by Phu

Jenny Nguyen Mar 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Kelly was a fantastic teacher, she was very welcoming and answered all our questions. The recipes were easy to follow and the food delicious. Would recommend :)

Cooking workshop review by Jenny Nguyen

Kathy Willey Mar 2021


Everything about the Greek cooking class was enjoyable. Kelly was delightful, knowledgeable and so helpful. The venue was perfect and sitting to enjoy what we’d cooked for lunch the highlight. Highly recommend it.

Holley Yu Jan 2021


My husband and I had a wonderful time. We learnt a lot about Greek cooking and the food that all of us prepared together was fabulous

It is a very well prepared and organised class and Kelly is a great teacher - warm, friendly, encouraging and supportive.

It always fascinates me how food brings people together so quickly.
I highly recommend this class, it’s beyond our expectations for sure :-)

Holley

Vanessa Hewitt Jan 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Great class insightful teacher and terrific food. Happy to recommend for those who want to learn how to cook authentic Greek Cretan cuisine.
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