Middle Eastern Cooking Class

Learn Middle Eastern recipes for beginners



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 10 to 30

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)

For this casual and fun workshop, ideal for beginners, food enthusiasts, or as a team cooking class, you will learn how to prepare a selection of dishes from the Middle East.

Your experienced instructor will guide you, sharing special tips and demonstrations so that you’ll know all of the steps needed to cook Middle Eastern dishes at home.

At the end of the cooking class, you will sit and enjoy a delicious feast that includes dishes from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Relax with a glass of beer or wine and enjoy your creations.

Have fun, make new friends, gain new skills and learn about a unique and rich cuisine. This cooking class is perfect if you’re looking to expand your culinary repertoire and cook for friends and family at your next gathering.


Sample Menu 

  • Chicken Machboos from Kuwait
  • Lamb Kabsa from Saudi Arabia
  • Carp Masgouf with Sumac Salad from Iraq 
  • Flatbreads and Home made dips

Join us for a delicious afternoon!

Please note: Sydney Cooking School (SCS) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class for reasons concerning SCS. If a class has been cancelled due to low attendance, sickness or any other matter regarding SCS, all students will be notified within 48 hours of the class commencement date, and the option to reschedule to another date, or full refunds provided.


What to bring
You don't need to bring anything.
We supply everything you need, including your ingredients, aprons & recipes.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens 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 unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Sydney Cooking School - 73 Military Road, Neutral Bay

Middle Eastern Cooking Class location
Your teacher
Sydney Cooking School
Sydney Cooking School

Cook, Eat & Enjoy

4.9 (642)
Facebook likes4.6 stars (177+)

Sydney Cooking School opened in 2010 when Executive Chef Brett Deverall pursued his dream to share his love andpassion of cooking in a fun and relaxed learning environment. Offering a range of cooking classes daily, our Neutral Bay venue is fitted with state of the art appliances and equipment from Fisher & Paykel, Breville and Anolon.

Our experienced and passionate team take pride in teaching practical, entertaining and informative cooking classes or hosting your next event.

We have a variety of themed menus and packages available, and our formats are suitable to anyone, from the absolute beginner to the more passionate cook. As well as our regularly scheduled classes, we offer masterclasses in Pastry, Chicken & Duck and Pork & Cider, as well as Children’s School Holiday classes.

If you prefer to be out of the Kitchen join us in our fabulous BBQ area for one of our Popular BBQ classes – Things really heat up in these classes so ensure you dress comfortably.

Verified reviews

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Christian Fane May 2023


It was fantastic! We learnt so much about the important stages of making good food, how to bring as much flavour out as possible, and many little tips on tricks to make a damn tasty meal!
Our teacher was fantastic at explaining the science behind the process, and kept us engaged the whole time.
Thanks for a fun evening!

Trevor Howell Dec 2022


Never been to anything like this before. Absolutely loved it. Was fun and food educational. The chef was really good at explaining things and made it so easy for us to make amazing food.
Then all sat together and had a delicious meal. I never thought I'd be into this but I can't wait to go again. What a great experience.

Middle Eastern Cooking Class review by Trevor Howell - Sydney

Michael Kelly Dec 2022


Just did the Middle Eastern BBQ class and it was fantastic. Our Chef was fun to cook with and throughly prepared. Recipes are delicious and I will certainly be trying them out the summer break, Michael

Ayling Rubin Oct 2022


Enjoyed the class and the meal after. Delicious indeed! Would like to be involved more in the preparation, or at least see how the dough was mixed in making the bread.

Poopenechek Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great instructor. Easy to understand class. Dishes washed for us. Good balance between class, individual and instructor preparation.

Kieren Jackson Sep 2022


We had a really fun time with Paul. He was very knowledgable, interesting, and a great teacher. The food was delicious (especially the babaganoush!).

Louise McCloy Sep 2022


Paul effortlessly passes his extensive knowledge and skills on in a well prepared kitchen. The pace was perfect and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to do another class.

Ap May 2022


Fun, interactive, hands on cooking session, flavorsome foods, great value, Paul was great and very patient with our group of 14, as we tended to not listen for instructions and skipped thing or two.

Viet Le May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Celebrating International Hummus Day with Middle Eastern Cooking class with Paul was an excellent choice for the occasion. It was well organized, fun and the food was amazing. All 14 of us finished the class with full bellies and take away containers, more than enough for our dinners.

Cooking class review by Viet Le - Sydney

Paul Canny Mar 2022


Paul was absolutely lovely. Genuinely wanted us to enjoy the experience. So knowledgeable and the additionally tips he gave us were invaluable. Great time thank you Paul. We will definitely be back.

Middle Eastern Cooking Class review by Paul Canny - Sydney

Chris Herrmann Jan 2022


Paul was great, very engaging, good at keeping things moving with a range of different abilities in the class. Food was super tasty, really enjoyable evening

Middle Eastern Cooking Class review by Chris Herrmann - Sydney

Ruth Clarke Nov 2021


Amazing class with a passionate teacher. The Flatbread is unreal! Great that you can cook almost every dish on the bbq

Alison Leeson Jun 2021

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


This was a great class. the teacher was so knwlegdebale and i learnt so much. I went as a solo cooker and they were so welcoming that I did not feel like the odd one out. The food was amazing and the chef was able to give practicale advice for a variety of kitchens. the cooking was so much fun and then the social dinner afterwards was a bonus.

Cooking class review by Alison Leeson - Sydney

Pam Baker May 2021


Easy to understand and knowledge. Venue good and good value for money, nice class size

Michael Markiewicz Mar 2021


It was great. Paul was friendly, good fun and knowledgeable, the venue was appropriate(not quite as large as MasterChef), we were 4 of 16 friendly people; quality ingredients and straightforward easy to follow instructions. Above all - food absolutely delicious food.

Mark Phillips Feb 2021


Paul was great. Expert chef and great with the class. We had a great time .

Brian Spear Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was excellent. Instructions were clear and easily understood. Premises and equipment were good and food well prepared. Best night out I’ve had in Sydney. Good food. Good value. Great host.

Mary Larkin Sep 2020


The class was a great combination of well selected recipes and clear and informative instruction including excellent techniques and explanations to match. Paul balances pace with the opportunity to practice and engage.

Lawrence White Jul 2019


Very enjoyable and informative class. Comfortable classroom. Enjoyed eating the food and bringing some home as well.
We will definitely be cooking some of the dishes at home and looking into more recipes that use loomi. All of the other spices will be fairly easy to source.

Cooking class review by Lawrence White - Sydney

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