Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One

Learn Italian cooking techniques and make delicious dishes



3 hours Class size 1 to 16 (public classes), 10 to 70

label $145 - $155 (or 4 payments of $36.25 - $38.75 Afterpay)
(Earlybird price of $145 applies if you book into a public session 14+ days ahead; $145 for Wednesday night, $155 for )

Italians are masters of understated culinary art. With this Italian cooking class in Brisbane, now is your chance to learn the techniques behind creating simple yet delicious dishes that will wow your friends and family.

Friday LUNCH Class! We have a daytime session available for small groups and businesses with only a few staff. Book into our Italian Class on Friday 15th December, from 11am - 2pm. Limited spots!

Your cooking class begins with a heart-warming welcome where you make hand stretched olive and rosemary Focaccia over an introduction and chat with your fellow budding chefs. 

Mid-week Special - Wednesday Night Classes save $10 per person. Automatic discount when you book!

You will work in small groups as our Chef guides you step by step. In this class, you will learn the tricks and tips on how to make bread, pasta and delicious sauces. On top of that, you will also have the opportunity to learn an Italian sweet dish - the fabulously light and refreshing panna cotta, a versatile, delicious Italian dessert.

This is fun, informative and will teach you how to produce stunning authentic Italian dishes that are steeped in tradition and flavour!

During the cooking class you will:

  • Lose the fear of attempting how to make pasta from scratch ever again
  • Follow the step by step, fail-safe recipes that will produce amazing pasta and bread every time 
  • Learn the secret authentic Italian ingredients that really make an Italian dish and how to use them with ease
  • Repeat every recipe at home whenever you want and create food that is better than your local Italian restaurant!
  • Novice level and up - anyone can learn this!

Come alone, bring a friend or partner, or bring the whole family!  Children from 12yrs with a passion for cooking are welcome!

The Rustic Italian Menu:
  • Signature black salf and rosemary focaccia  with served with truffle olive oil and fig balsamic
  • Hand made pasta ravioli with sweet potato filling and traditional sugo
  • Panna Cotta loaded with Chef Mel's culinary bling

We can cater for vegetarian and dairy-free attendees; just let us know when you book in! We can't offer this class Gluten Free.

Please note:
  • The menu is based on available seasonal produce and is subject to change at the experience provider's discretion. This menu cannot be offered gluten-free. 
  • Pasta will always be included. You will work and cook together as a team, and shared workspace and the kitchen equipment with other participants. A group cooking session with partial group participation is the most effective and fun way to add to your cooking skills.
  • To ensure the class finishes on time some elements of the dishes are demonstrated.
  • The class is held in a fully licensed venue so you are unable to BYO. 

Note: Groups of four or more guests will get their own private table.

Support Workers, Interpreters, Aids, everyone must book and pay to enter. Please be understanding, due to the layout of the class and safety & enjoyment of all guests, they must book in too.


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Save $10 per guest, when you book 14+ days before a class
Add-ons available for this class
  • Chefs Toolbox ($59)
  • Culinary Quickies Recipe Book: 2022 edition ($25)
  • Rustic Italian Tool Box ($29)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • We supply everything you need, including your ingredients, aprons and recipes.
  • A fully licensed bar with gin cocktails, so if fancy going full-Italian, you can enjoy a glass of wine.
What to bring
Please wear closed-in shoes.
 
Suitable for

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 nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures - Lower Ground Floor, 5/92 Commercial Rd, Teneriffe QLD

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One location
Your teacher
Team Chef Vanilla Zulu

Team Chef Vanilla Zulu

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With a wonderful team of fully qualified Chefs, you'll be in great hands as they lead you through your cooking class.




Your host
Vanilla Zulu
Vanilla Zulu

Brisbane's most loved cooking school!

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Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures is one of Brisbane's most loved cooking schools. Founded by global traveller and Afro-Australian chef Mel Alafaci, Vanilla Zulu is all about keeping cooking simple, fast and fresh. You will learn all of the basic skills you could ever need in the kitchen and leave with a bubbling enthusiasm to make easy gourmet meals at home.

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Inspired by Chef Mel’s African heritage, Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures in Brisbane is an adventurous cooking school plating up fun!


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Verified reviews

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Michael Gill Dec 2023


The teacher was great and answered all of our questions, was a lot of fun and was very helpful. we had an awesome time. The food was amazing and we will definitely be coming back

Whitney Bawden Nov 2023


Chef Lucas was amazing. Funny, informative, interactive and engaging. A delight to learn from and a warm presence.
GREAT value for money. The recipes were delicious but easy enough that I can recreate them at home. Will absolutely be back for part 2 rustic Italian

Jerome Bernard Nov 2023


Thanks to Chef Elle for being a great, friendly, and knowledgable teacher!
She was excellent at teaching us exactly what to do before we did it.
All materials, ingredients, and recipes were provided for the class.
The atmosphere was friendly and co-operative, so we were all pitching in to help one another.
The food we made ended up being delicious when we got to eat it all at the end of the class.
I will absolutely be returning to another cooking class, with the missus!
Thanks!

Joshua Eeles Nov 2023


Elle was friendly and helpful
She was a good teacher
It was a very fun class

Krystal Dunlop Oct 2023


Great class, good amount of people for a session. Teacher was detailed, informative and easy to talk to when had questions. Will definitely come back.

Robyn Bridges Sep 2023


Presentation was excellent. He made the recipes seem so simple and they were easy to do! A very enjoyable morning with lunch to end with!

Darren Cantor Sep 2023


Really enjoyed the teacher/chef. He was fantastic and great to have an authentic Italian teaching Italian cooking. My only suggestion is to have some Italian music on in the background.

Jessica Richardson Sep 2023


Hosted by chef Luca, my partner and I throughly enjoyed making an authentic Italian 4 course meal under the guidance of a true Italian chef. The methods were easy to follow and each meal tasted incredible. Definitely looking forward to going to the second Italian rustic class.

Thank you Chef Luca and the two ladies who assisted with the prep and cleaning up.

Erin Sep 2023

50 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews


An excellent lesson. In groups of 4 we worked through making the menu items.
Really enjoyed making the ravioli and seeing how different they turned out depending on who made them.
It was interesting hearing about the history of the food we were making.

Cooking class review by Erin - Brisbane

Jenita Porter Sep 2023

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


The venue and layout of the room was perfect. I felt very comfortable and at home and had such fun cooking the incredible Italian menu I’m SO excited I can now cook a perfect Panna Cotta. Nothing was too hard or not explained properly by Chef Mel and I left feeling full of knowledge! I can’t wait to do the whole Italian series, such a great night, Thanks Team Zulu and Chef Mel for all the fun and incredible cooking skills, see you again very soon ✨

Cooking class review by Jenita Porter - Brisbane

Jessica Chamberlain Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was amazing! I really had fun with this class, and I'm going to make more Ravioli as soon as I can!

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Jessica Chamberlain - Brisbane

Sophia O'Reilly Jul 2023


Lucy was so amazing! She was such a laugh and a great teacher, gave us so many additional tips and tricks outside the recipe which was so valuable! Can’t wait to come back and do all the classes with Vanilla Zulu

Steven Turner Jul 2023


Luci was great fun and very knowledgeable. The time was very well spent in practical advice and application.

Kaitlyn Robb Jun 2023


The whole experience was amazing definitely recommend to everyone! You definitely get your moneys worth :)

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Kaitlyn Robb - Brisbane

Adam Carroll Jun 2023


The course was a wonderful experience & the chef was very knowledgeable & informative.
Would highly recommend.

Jen Brown Jun 2023


A fantastic class. Venue, ingredients and instruction was fabulous. Feel very confident to replicate the menu which my niece and I are going to do for her family. Chef was very helpful and knowledgeable

Cooking class review by Jen Brown - Brisbane

Frances Dutton Jun 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Staff were friendly & the instructor was great. Directions were clearly given & they were happy to answer all of our questions! Looking forward to part 2!

Holly Morrison May 2023


The staff were super friendly and the food was excellent. The recipes we used can easily be recreated at home as well. Highly recommend!

Siovahn Rowe May 2023


Very disappointed with my experience. I purchased this as a gift for my mother. We paid for 3 hours of cooking. The class finished 40 minutes early. Constantly being rushed. The drinks were ridiculously overpriced. They also failed to mention you don’t get to cook everything. The sauces and ravioli fillings were all pre made for us and you don’t get the opportunity to cook all the meals. One half of group learns the dessert and the other learns the entrees. Not as advertised and not worth the money.

Teacher's response

Oh no Siobvan, this doesn’t sound like our usual 5-star experience at all. I will discuss with our chefs about the class finishing so early. We do allow time to eat all your creations towards the end of the 3hr Session, but this does look like it was even earlier.

In relation to not cooking every element and our team pre-making some items, this is stated in the class description. It’s really important as a customer to read all the details to see if this is the right class for you.

As a reminder, please be welcome to contact the business direct when things don’t seem to go right. You’ll find we’re very open to discussing your experience and will do everything we can to make it right, be it an invitation to come back at no cost or a refund.

Kind Regards,

Caralyn
Customer Service Manager

Paul Anderson May 2023


We had a great time and got some great ideas for simple and tasty Italian recipes.
Our chef was fantastic and easy to follow and the food we ended up was brilliant
5 out 5 stars every day

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Paul Anderson - Brisbane

Uma Lethbridge Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Luciana is a wonderful teacher. She showed great experience and passion in the way she was teaching the Italian Cooking class. I truly enjoyed the class and looking forward to making some homemade Italian food for my family.
Thank you, Uma

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Uma Lethbridge - Brisbane

Logan North Mar 2023


Overall it was a fantastic experience. The teacher was awesome and explained everything really well that made it all seem easy and stressfree cooking. Loved the food, the process, the venue, and especially loved that there were people there to clean up for us.

Overall a great experience.

Sue Nielsen Mar 2023


Teacher was great. Very patient. Room needed another aircon unit. Price bit expensive. Demo for plating brilliantly

Sherry Easson Mar 2023


Amazing teacher who made it so simple, accessible recipes and ingredients for home and a great atmosphere

Robyn Woodroffe Feb 2023


Great teacher. Easy recipes and lovely food to eat. I couldn’t believe we achieved so much in such a short time

Margaux Kendall Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I did the Rustic Italian Cooking class part 1 and really enjoyed it. I loved the environment; it was all setup like a commercial kitchen. The staff were friendly and Chef Elle was warm, welcoming and a very good teacher. She offered support and encouragement to everyone involved. I liked the team environment. I went by myself and the people at my table group were welcoming. Everyone is there to have fun, learn, cook and eat Will definitely go to more classes. I had a blast. My Fiancè sure is stoked that I now know how to make pasta and is keen to help at home! Thanks Vanilla Zulu Crew!

Trish Wilson Feb 2023


My daughter and I enjoyed the Rustic Italian class as it was a great introduction to cooking some classic Italian food. Our chef was entertaining and knowledgeable, and the class size small. All the ingredients were set out for us and the instructions from the chef easy to follow. We doubt that we’ll ever purchase ready made pasta or focaccia again.

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Trish Wilson - Brisbane

Diane Fichera Jan 2023


Elle was engaging & so inspiring. She connected with all of us. She made every thing so easy to follow. Thank you so much

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Diane Fichera - Brisbane

Helen Cooke Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great experience, wonderful food & very knowledgeable teacher - highly recommend. The three hours goes so fast

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Helen Cooke - Brisbane

Holly Montgomery Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The venue was easy to find and well presented, the staff were friendly and I really appreciated not having to wash up! The small groups were fun and made it more interesting as we got to talk as we cooked. Chef Mel was excellent and she lead us through each step really clearly and gave excellent tips along the way. I would definitely attend again.

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Holly Montgomery - Brisbane

Andrea Green Jan 2023


It was a great cooking class, we did rustic Italian. It was fun and easy. They had everything organised and measured out for you. We learnt how to make bread and pasta. The teacher was great, a lot of fun and very helpful. The only thing I would loved it recipe instructions instead of it being all verbal.

Helen Piczak Jan 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Fun class. Amazing teachers and great venue. Loved the menu. Looking forward to the next one.

Jay Paul Jan 2023


Loved it
Andrea is a amazing really enjoyed his class
Will be doing it again soon

Diane Vandermeer Dec 2022


We had a wonderful afternoon
Lucy did a fantastic job. She is very knowledgeable and makes the class fun. Lucy kept us on time so we could enjoy the delicious meal. Thank you wonderful experience. Diane and Peter

Cooking class review by Diane Vandermeer - Brisbane

Kylie Stephens Dec 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This course was amazing and the atmosphere was great thanks to our chef and the great way we worked in small groups. The workspace was unique and rustic, I did find it quite hot though, so a bit uncomfortable on a hot summer day. The food that we made was beyond all expectations. Thanks, Kylie stephens.

Daniel Blackburn Nov 2022


Very easy to do, had a great teacher who was more than happy to help

Emily Rowe Nov 2022

51 ClassBento workshops attended • 49 reviews


The recipes we made were DELISHHHHH. Chef Elle is hilarious and very helpful! Definitely booking italian #2

Cooking class review by Emily Rowe - Brisbane

Sue Charles Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was fantastic, great knowledge with a sense of fun. The food was high quality and a definite to cook at home. A lovely vino with a great bunch of people to share the Italian lunch we made. Highly recommend to others to do.

Cooking class review by Sue Charles - Brisbane

Angelina Chekirova Nov 2022


Really great class and experience.
We did the rustic Italian class and loved everything but in particular learning new skills in making focaccia and using the pasta machine. The teacher was great and taught the class at a good pace, it wasn’t rushed which allowed all of us at the table to have a go at different parts of cooking. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family. Thank you for having us

Rachna Singh Nov 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


Oh love the classes, it’s worth while the experience and money. Love all the chefs teaching. Very professional nice and tasty recipes and best reproducible.
Higly recommended vanilla Zulu classes this is my 7th class with them

Heather Poynter Oct 2022


Chef Luci was amazing. Not only is she kind and funny but she is warm and inviting to learn all you can. It is a well paced class with a lot going on but all designed for you to have fun and learn to make amazing food.

The experience was better than I had thought up in my head. So many classes to choose from and ones I will be exploring in the very near future.

If you are new to cooking or not quite sure, this is the kind of class for you. The basics I learned will never be forgotten.

Thank you!

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Heather Poynter - Brisbane

Frank Terranova Oct 2022


Chef Ada was fantastic, we learnt so much that we will take home to our everyday cooking. Food was delicious. Everything was explained clearly whilst we cooked, ate and enjoyed a nice bottle of red. Frank & Julie

Jana Wilesmith Sep 2022


Teacher was great. Lovely venue and very well organised. Lots of fun and I learned a lot. Great food

Torsten Becht Sep 2022


Great fun, learnt heaps and everything really well put together. Chef Mel is fantastic, loads of fun and so engaging.

Anna-Marie Uscinski Sep 2022


Fabulous experience! Great food, fun and Chef Elle passed an some excellent tips! Thank you.

Kim McLeod Sep 2022


The teacher was great & made the experience a lot of fun. She also made everything seem so easy.

Toni Allchin Sep 2022


Class was excellent. Teacher was very friendly, easy to understand and very helpful. Equipment was great

Linda Elliott Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was great. Made us feel very comfortable. Food was really nice and easy to make.

Cooking class review by Linda Elliott - Brisbane

Debbie Aug 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Totally so worth it with loads of helpful ways to utilise skills and enjoy the pasta great xhwf

Warren Bradford Aug 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


What a great experience toslly recommend lovely staff and teacher nothing a bother full of information and handy cheat tricks

Cooking class review by Warren Bradford - Brisbane

Warren Bradford Aug 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


What a great experience toslly recommend lovely staff and teacher nothing a bother full of information and handy cheat tricks

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Warren Bradford - Brisbane

Barbara Wikman Jul 2022


Our Chef Elle was really engaging and positive. She explained everything really well and moved around the class helping where needed. All ingredients were measured for us, which saved time, and let us Chefs do the more exciting cooking. I was amazed at what we achieved and I actually think I could manage these recipes in my own home. Thanks for the knowledge and inspiration Elle!

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Barbara Wikman - Brisbane

Shakira Forstpointner Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


An absolutely incredible class! Delicious food and with the guidance of Chef Elle I felt this was so achievable at home with the right tools and ingredients. The venue was so well set up and the staff friendly and helpful. I cannot wait to share these new skills with my family and friends!

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Shakira Forstpointner - Brisbane

Chris Childs Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a brilliant day Love love love this great teacher The food was amazing and will definitely cook it at home.

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Chris Childs - Brisbane

Lisa Urq Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great concept. I would definitely go again as the food was delicious, the teacher was wonderful and I love that u can have a glass of wine or a cocktail while u cook. The venue was great and set out well. Just one negative however, being u share the cooking/food with the table not just who u r with which I found odd especially in the world of covid. Despite this, I thought it was great and I will be back cooking again for sure.

Michael McCamley Jun 2022


We enjoyed the whole experience. All the staff were helpful and the teacher made the class fun and educational. We’ll be making raviolis like pros.

Cooking class review by Michael McCamley - Brisbane

Ann Bolster May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was a great day. The teacher was very nice friendly informative and only too happy to help and answer all our questions. The venue was good clean and nicely presented. Our feast at the end was delicious. All the participants were friendly as well. A great day out with my daughter - a birthday present.

Sita Connelly May 2022


We had a great night. It was interactive and we got to work with others. We learnt so many tips to practice at home.
Mel was a wonderful Chef and she added some fun to the night. We thoroughly enjoyed the night. Can't wait to do another.

Cooking class review by Sita Connelly - Brisbane

Susan Wood May 2022


Andreas was lovely
The venue was very equipped and the class size was good.
Would of been great to see the filling for the ravioli cooked and see what went into it otherwise, timing was good.

Cooking class review by Susan Wood - Brisbane

Jack May 2022


Great teacher really friendly and won us all over quickly with good skills and great instruction. Lovely recipes and great facilities. Strongly recommend.

Millie Nakatsuka May 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


My partner and I had a lovely night. Learnt great skills and had a lovely meal. Great value for money.

Cooking class review by Millie Nakatsuka - Brisbane

Omar Nuhoglu May 2022


It was an excellent experience, all details thought out, very high quality ingredients, resulting in delicious, fresh food. Combined with the experience of cooking and learning something new, in a very sociable and fun environment.
The teacher (Elle) was very good, and made the whole experience even more enjoyable.
Definitely coming back for more classes.

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Omar Nuhoglu - Brisbane

Chelsea Grotjahn May 2022


The experience was fun and engaging. We also had a wonderful teacher who guided us through everything. The food was *chefs kiss*!

Rachel Perera Apr 2022


Super lovely, easy to approach and knowledgeable teacher. Great venue with easy parking and had everything we needed. Loved that everything can be pretty easily recreated at home Will definitely be back!

Tim Fitzpatrick Apr 2022


Excellent experience! Our chef Andrea was clear, demonstrated techniques well and gave us many professional tips throughout. We were a table of four, everyone had ample opportunity to get hands on and participate.
Just the right amount of pre prep and support provided meant we were readily able to keep up. Recipes worked well, all three of our courses were finished in time for us to sit and enjoy the delicious lunch with a glass of Rosé. The venue was well organised, plenty of space. There were 15 of us in our room on the day plus another class in the next room but it never got too noisy, ample support staff on hand to ensure everyone had a good experience. We will definitely do another class.

Cooking class review by Tim Fitzpatrick - Brisbane

Andrea Lam Apr 2022


I had a good time for my birthday and got to experience making ravioli which I had not yet done

Kirstine Wilson Mar 2022


Teacher was very helpful, calm and friendly. Instructions and demonstrations were very clear.
Food was delicious and so easy to make
Venue was great and cocktails even better :)
We will definitely be going again!

Helen Taylor Mar 2022


The teacher, ingredients and venue were all wonderful. The whole set up is like a well oiled machine.

Gill Ibbs Mar 2022


Excellent class, great teacher. It was a little hard to keep up with what was being said when busy getting the prep done. Might be an idea to use a microphone or have some pointers up on a screen for attendees to refer to.
All round though, the teacher was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Donna Fitzgerald Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I attended by myself and enjoyed the other guests. Loved the whole evening Such a fun experience.

Cooking class review by Donna Fitzgerald - Brisbane

Mark Faletui Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class - had a really great time and the teacher was attentive, funny and knowledgeable. Well worth it and would recommend to anyone :)

Lachlan Erhart Feb 2022


Class was amazing, facilities were excellent, chef was brilliant and easy to follow and speak to. Food was amazing and I’m keen to do it again.

Cooking class review by Lachlan Erhart - Brisbane

Andrea Phillips Feb 2022


Ada was a fantastic teacher, easy to follow, gave some great tips and best of all made the class so much fun and enjoyable. oh and the food was amazing! will definitely love to do another class with Ada.

Andrea Pola Feb 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


More teaching modelling and following the recipe this class is not for ndis participants too over whelming

Carly Brant Jan 2022


Chef was great! Loved her sense of humour.
Everything was provided so we could just arrive and get straight into. The food was amazing :)

Mitch Smart Jan 2022


The teacher was very knowledgeable and helpful with the food that was prepared. The ingredients that were provided seemed like good quality and the food came out high quality. Would definitely do it again

Thomas McPherson Jan 2022


Probably like most other people, I came here for a cooking class gift and not to improve my culinary skills - I was happily surprised! Chef Elle looked after us for the night and she clearly has a pedagogical gift. A lot of things were pre-prepared including the dicing and the sauce but we still had our work cut out for us because our recipes required focus, skill and taking the occasional risk. Fortunately, anything that went wrong was easily fixed by chef Elle and she gave us all great information along the way. The strangers that ended up on my bench were both really nice and we had lots of fun together. At the end we had made more food than we could eat so we packed it up into leftover plastic containers for further enjoyment. All the recipes for emailed to us at the end of the night (we had them on laminated pages during the cooking). I'd recommend this coming school to anyone of any coming ability - there are a huge range of different styles which would suit anyone's taste and interests.

Irene Stewart Jan 2022


We really enjoyed our night and certainly would now feel comfortable in trying out the recipes we cooked at home. There was a lot crammed into the three hour class so it was definitely an great experience. Our chef was friendly and helpful and had a broad wealth of knowledge. The facilities could have been better. There was another class in another part of the facilities and a large expel air nearby - this caused a bit of noise and there were times I struggled to hear our chef. A suggestion to help the smooth running of the class would be to have more of the ingredients required throughout the evening on the work benches - this would lessen the congestion of people in the small corner where items such as cream, milk and eggs were stored.
A good night and I would recommend it to others.

Susan Agnew Dec 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Chef Ella was bright and full of hints.
It did seem a little disorganized as the goals were not clearly stated and the location of the cooking implements was random. A run through of where to find things would have been good.
Maybe a longer period of time would allow a more organized experience.

Anthony Oar Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Our host was excellent with a wealth of cooking knowledge. All the recipes were amazing.

Nicolette Brewer Nov 2021


Fantastic knowledgeable teacher! Venue was easy to locate. We were very lucky to have a small class so it felt like 1/1 training! Food was delicious

Cooking class review by Nicolette Brewer - Brisbane

Fiona Bruce Oct 2021


Our class was small, only 8 people but our teacher had time to move around to all of the groups to answer our questions and help us all out. Accomodations were made for those with dietary restrictions but the end result was delicious, simple food. Can’t believe I haven’t done this earlier.

Amanda Loftus Sep 2021


Our teacher was amazing. So lovely and super knowledgeable! She helped us cook such beautiful food and we left confident bring able to cook it at home.
The environment was great, it was a very relaxing and fun night.

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Amanda Loftus - Brisbane

Marta Newport Sep 2021


Following a slow start (it took a little while for us to understand the format and get used to the teacher's style), the class evolved into a fun and educational experience. I very much liked that Ada brought in some of her own experiences and ideas into the class (coloured pasta - awesome!)

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Marta Newport - Brisbane

Sally Parenti Sep 2021


The teacher was very friendly and helpful. The venue was also well organised and set out nicely. We joined with other people to make a group of 5 and it was so lovely. We still made pasta and Panna cotta separately so it was good value for money!

Nancy Gillam Aug 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


A most enjoyable class. Teacher obviously enjoyed sharing her knowledge. Saving up for next class

Kate Lindsay Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Lucy was our teacher and she made the whole morning so fun! The class was really enjoyable and I learnt a lot. Our meal turned out so well. I would love to try another class at this venue.

Shayne Lindeman Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great fun and very encouraging staff made for a wonderful class experience for everyone. We all felt inspired to do more.

Melissa Walker Jun 2021

60 ClassBento workshops attended • 36 reviews


WOW! What a fantastic afternoon. Great venue and lots of fun.
We made Focaccia, Panna Cotta and Ravioli. All dishes were amazing. We
were also given many other recipes to try. Ada showed us how to plate up our dishes as well. I highly recommend this class.
Ada was amazing. So many hints and tips along the way and very encouraging.

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One review by Melissa Walker - Brisbane

Claire Hassett May 2021


A truly wonderful afternoon. Instructor was amazing, venue fabulous, and I will definitely be using the recipes we learnt.

James Smyth Apr 2021


Hi the teacher was fantastic. Very informative. Many thanks I will definitely recommend this cooking course.

Cooking class review by James Smyth - Brisbane

Lauren Williams Sep 2020


A wonderful activity to do for our tree am building event. Ellie was so knowledgeable about the history of Italian food. The team at Vanilla Zulu ensured a fun night was had by all. We walked away with full bellies and happy hearts.

Cooking class review by Lauren Williams - Brisbane

Lynda Jordan Sep 2020


Lucy was lovely, great fun class, great vibe and great food, thank you, excellent value!

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Learn How to Cook Culinary Quickies at Home

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