Sydney Seafood School, cooking teacher

Sydney Seafood School

Sydney Seafood School

location_on Pyrmont, Sydney

5.0 (58)
Instagram followers6k

Would you believe we've been around since 1989? Don't worry, retro prawn cocktails are off the menu (most of the time).

As Australia's leading seafood cooking school, we host innovative cooking experiences for every skill level, inspired by cuisines from all over the world.

Jump into one of our fun-filled classes to learn about Australian seafood, reconnect with your friends, cook and eat some delicious dishes, and maybe get a little messy (watch out for the squid ink!).






Classes and experiences


Spanish Paella Cooking Class

5.0 (8)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $150

Italian Seafood Cooking Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class

5.0 (9)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Singapore Chilli Crab Cooking Class

5.0 (9)

date_range 20 Jul, 17 Aug

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $195

Seafood Specialist Cooking Class: Step Up Your Game

5.0 (2)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $195

XO Mud Crab Cooking Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $195

Indigenous Seafood Cooking Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Sat 6 Jul, 11am

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $180

Mediterranean Seafood Odyssey Cooking Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $180

Korean Seafood Cooking Class: Taste of Seoul

5.0 (3)

date_range 27 Jul, 17 Aug

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Fiesta Mexicana Seafood Cooking Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Sun 28 Jul, 11am

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Southeast Asian Seafood Cooking Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Sat 10 Aug, 6pm

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Fish Filleting Demonstration Workshop

date_range 10 Jul, 24 Aug

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $120

Bouillabaisse Cooking Class

date_range Sun 14 Jul, 11am

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $150

Indian Home Cooking Class: Kerala and Beyond

date_range Thu 11 Jul, 6pm

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $180

Fine-dining Seafood Masterclass

date_range Sat 27 Jul, 11am

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $240

Artisan Pasta Making Class

date_range Sun 18 Aug, 10am

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $250

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class for Intermediates

4.8 (4)

date_range 7 Jul, 24 Aug

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $180

Malaysian Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $200

Mexican Seafood Cooking Class for Teens

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $120

Autumn Harvest Cooking Class: Salads and Seafood

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $200

First Nations Seafood Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $200

Native Seafood Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $180

Healthy and Delicious Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $200

Seasonal Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

7 to 40

label $200

Australian Chinese Cooking Masterclass: Chopsticks or Fork

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $160

Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $200

Sri Lankan Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $200

Sundowners Classic French Seafood Tasting Experience

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $140

Italian Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $200

Seafood 101 Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $180

Artisan Fermentation Masterclass for Beginners

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $240

Surf and Turf Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $240

Fresh Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $240

Gourmet Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $240

Portuguese Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $240

Native Australian Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $240

Dinner Party and Seafood Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $240

Gluten-Free Baking Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $250

Middle Eastern Cooking Class: Mezze Feast

5.0 (1)

date_range Sun 30 Jun, 11am

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $180

Moroccan Seafood Cooking Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $150

Mexican Cooking Masterclass

4.0 (1)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $200

Thai Street Food Cooking Class

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Seafood Cooking Class: Urchin Uncovered

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Seafood Cooking Masterclass with the Gourmet Farmer

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $200

Seafood Superfood Cooking Class

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Innovative Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Modern Australian-Chinese Seafood Cooking Masterclass

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Seafood Cooking Masterclass: Minimum Fuss, Maximum Flavour

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Ultimate Prawn Cooking Class

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class for Palentine's Day

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Seafood Brunch Cooking Class

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Seafood Cooking Class - Beginner

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Black Pepper Crab Cooking Class with Canapes

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $150

Christmas Team Building Private Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

15 to 40

label $250

Seafood Cooking Class - Intermediate

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $195

Easter Seafood Cooking Class

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $200

Summer Italian Seafood Class

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $180

Oyster Appreciation Experience: Taste, Shuck, Learn

date_range Thu 27 Jun, 6pm

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 40

label $150

Sake and Seafood Tasting Experience

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $130

Seafood Cooking Demo and Tasting

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $150

Spring Italian Food Tasting Experience

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $140

Oyster and Martini Tasting Experience

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $130

Summer Japanese Food Tasting Experience

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pyrmont

1 to 6

label $150






Reviews

(58)


Margaret Sheehan Jun 2024


Great- she was warm and funny and approachable
Good value for money- great hands-on opportunities

Jackie Pike May 2024


Came here for a date night and it was such a fun experience. Delicious food and an amazing team running the class!

Laura Sanford Apr 2024


A fabulous afternoon. Learnt lots of great tips and created super tasty meals! We'll definitely be back for another class at Sydney Seafood School.

Shraddha Pujar Apr 2024


Class was very insightful and well thought. I definitely learned some good tricks of Mexican cooking. The only thing I can suggest to improve would be around having a vegetarian filling option. I was not provided any vegetarian filling option whereas rest everyone had fish as a filling for tortillas.

Susan Abel Apr 2024


This was a very enjoyable evening out. The session is very well prepared and I love that we got to sit down at the end of cooking and enjoy eating our creations as a formal meal. The instructors were personable and very knowledgable about food prep. For me the highlight was eating the raw fish dish, and leaning how to divine a prawn without cutting the back! Excellent evening. Will attend another one :)

Lola Szandruk Apr 2024


Well it was different from what I usually have in Korean eateries, i usually have kimchi pancakes. Never had Raw seafood that was a delicious recipe, helpful info to do with octopus, had a great night and loved the food

Leta Chan Apr 2024


loved this class! Great purpose build venue. So much fun. Teachers were fab. Aprons were included too!

India Childs Apr 2024


Such a great experience. I took my mum for her birthday and we both loved it. Jen who was the chef was super knowledgeable and we got some great tips and tricks. They were really generous with the seafood and it was great to watch how to make the paella first, then make it ourselves then eat in a nice dining room. Will definitely book a similar experience again and recommend this to everyone

Jessica Batista Apr 2024


Great class, great teachers left for a great experience! Took many things away from it!

Rhordon Balthazaar Apr 2024


Had an absolutely wonderful evening learning a dish that has been an old favourite for many years. The delivery of the class was perfect utilising a modern amphitheater & screen work. The support staff were helpful & we thoroughly enjoyed sharing the meal with new friends. Wonderful to be served wine to go with the meal. Highly recommended experience.

Angela Whatley Apr 2024


Our group were interested on how to cook Singapore chilli crab. Our teacher was great, she explained the process well. The venue was professionally presented and clean.
Every thing that was needed for cooking was available.
- I did the chopping and cleaning the crab. And I learned how to cook the Singapore chilli crab.
Value for money? I guess it is.
Learning how to cook and enjoy eating it.

Sagit Weizman Mar 2024


It was a good night out. We’ve learnt how to deal with seafood and make paella. Fun for all.

Vladimir Gligorovski Mar 2024

65 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


It was a pleasure beyond a lot of things that you can do such a great activity the food that we made was like no other I’ve made or eaten before

Annette Chen Feb 2024


I attended the Korean seafood class as a gift. My teacher was great and uses her own knowledge and experience instead of blindly following the recipe. The seafood provided was fresh and of good quality. It was a very enjoyable experience overall.

Ronnie Jan 2024


A great experience. The teachers were all so friendly and helpful. It seemed a bit daunting at first but once you start cooking that disappears. We (2 of us) were paired with another couple who were great. If you don’t take it too seriously and have fun you can’t go wrong we got to eat what we cooked it’s a nice bottle of wine at the end. I’d definitely recommend it.
Thank you.

Isabella Novak Dec 2023


Teacher was amazing and the venue and class setout was perfect. I didnt know what to expect but they didnt skimp out on the crab - we got HUGE crabs that ended up delicious.
Thanks so much

Cooking class review by Isabella Novak - Sydney

Gayathiri Pathmanathan Dec 2023


This Chilli Crab cooking class surpassed my expectations! I can hardly believe that I was able to learn so much in just three hours!

Our presenter Vinnie was engaging, humorous, and knowledgeable. The live demonstration was an excellent way to demystify the complexities involved in cooking what otherwise would have been a truly daunting dish for home cooks.

The hands-on workshop was brilliant. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with fellow foodies and cooking enthusiasts.

In summary, this was a fabulous and instructive class. I look forward to trying out my skills at home, perhaps for Chinese New Year celebrations in 2024!

Anne Marie Lambert Dec 2023


We loved the class from the demo to the hands on practical to enjoying our meal with our fab cooking group. Great experience and highly recommend.

Cooking class review by Anne Marie Lambert - Sydney

William Brant Dec 2023


A really great introduction to a cooking school and Luke did a brilliant job - his menu choice was simple but tasty and he provided some great tips for us to use

Wendy Bellamy Nov 2023


Vinnie our chef was extraordinary. Patient, knowledgeable, able to answer every question and took us through the recipes step by step with excellent advice. The ingredients were all fresh, beautifully organised and sensibly arranged. Matthew was also friendly, efficient, focused and an excellent support for Vinnie.

Stefani Sinanto Nov 2023


Great atmosphere, kitchen area well-equipped. Loved the demo then hands on approach. Would be fun if we have a competition for best paella of the night judged by the instructors.

Fran Nov 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended


For me, it was great to learn Italian cuisine with its delicious natural flavours and an opportunity to be more comfortable with preparing seafood. From watching the teacher in the amphitheatre, having a go in the masterchef kitchen with plenty of help available, then dining together afterwards, it was a warm, wonderful experience.

Tracey West Oct 2023


We really enjoyed our day, we did it with a few friends and had a great time. It was very informative and we learnt lots about how to cook seafood and just great ideas for marinade sauces.

The teacher/s were lovely and very helpful. Then we enjoyed the lovely meal we cooked.

Robert Volpato Oct 2023


It was a great day, with a wonderful teacher and I learnt a lot I would highly recommend this course to anyone

Brett Clements Oct 2023


The BBQ Seafood class was great. As someone who didn’t feel comfortable cooking seafood on the BBQ I tended to shy away from this. However, after completing this class I feel I have the confidence to give this a red hot go. The teacher was great explaining the process and demonstrating some tips on how to prep the food well, particularly squid and prawns. A receipe book for the four items we cooked was provided. The kitchen was well set out with all cooking implements and ingredients within arms reach. The practical nature of the class was fun and despite being a solo participant I was put in a group and the prep and cooking was very much a group effort, before enjoying our four course feast with a nice glass of wine and bread. A great gift idea! Now to share my new found skills on the family! Thank you

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class review by Brett Clements - Sydney

Aoshen Oct 2023


The teachers were knowledgeable and funny. It was beginner friendly and I learned a lot. All of this made for a great experience.

Sally Gao Oct 2023

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


The class was wonderful, Grace is amazing teaching through the class!
I enjoyed the class a lot

Alina Ta Oct 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


So fun! You get to cook everything yourself in a group of four. Learnt how to cut the crab and all the tips and tricks to making the dish. Very well organised kitchen and class. Recipe was delicious.

Sally Gao Oct 2023

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Loved the food chat with people in my cooking group. Sangria was awesome too!
Looking forward to come back this weekend for another hot dish with seafood school.

Cooking class review by Sally Gao - Sydney

Lianne Richards Oct 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


We had a great time at this cooking class. The fish markets are fantastic and even better your parking is validated!
Jennifer demonstrated what we would cook and the team were really helpful with tips as we cooked our lunch. Would highly recommend this class.

Seafood BBQ Cooking Class review by Lianne Richards - Sydney

Anonymised ClassBento student Sep 2023


Had loads of fun, picked up some new skills and met some lovely people. Thank you

Cooking class review by Anonymised ClassBento student - Sydney

Peter Dang Sep 2023


Was a great experience. Our teacher was very informative, proactive and easy to understand. Would recommend everyone I know to try the classes.

Cooking class review by Peter Dang - Sydney

Louise Sep 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


The overall experience was good. We got to immediately try what the teachers taught during the demonstration. They were both really helpful and went through each one of us to make sure we're not lost or anything. All the ingredients and materials were already prepared, and they have back-ups for when something goes wrong. We got to enjoy the seafood we prepared and cooked at the end which was amazing given that we just learnt the process and recipes an hour before.

Leonie Davis Sep 2023


Very informative, casual and friendly. Great bunch of people from all walks of life. Thank you

Mary Farrell Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was entertaining and knowledgeable, as were the other staff members.
Facility was first class and would definitely recommend to anyone.

Sue Buckle Jul 2023


Great kitchen. Very fancy. Great hands on experience. Lots of help.
Really tasty dumplings. I have

Cooking class review by Sue Buckle - Sydney

Prue Richter Jul 2023


Sharon was generous with her knowledge and a delight to listen to. The Sydney seafood School suited the workshop. Fresh ingredients were provided. Brilliant value for money. The time went so quickly. It was lovely to take home what we made and share it with family. Sharon is going to start online workshops, I look forward to attending one or two.

Robert Gray Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Had a great time Our teachers made the experience fun and informative. Would recommend to anyone.

Sabrina Couget May 2023


The teacher was clear and explained all the tips and tricks of how to cook seafood, the venue was clean, had all the necessary appliances and tools and materials provided were also in perfect conditions, seafood and vegetables all super fresh, the recipe was easy to follow and the teachers would come around to give us a hand while doing the recipe our selves! was great :)

Linda Patel May 2023


Teachers were helpful and it was a well organised cooking class. We enjoyed the class!

Cooking class review by Linda Patel - Sydney

William Nguyen May 2023


The crab they gave us was massive and tasted really good. It was definitely a good date night

Margaret Pearson May 2023


Found the experience like before enjoyable friendly and many tips of various things were given that will be very useful to my husband and myself. Plan on coming back in July with a large group of people. The over all food was also very fresh too.

Cooking class review by Margaret Pearson - Sydney

Vladimir Gligorovski Mar 2023

65 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


The lesson was good and the prep was easy the teacher was understanding and it was comforting and kind also the place was stylish

Stefanie Williams Feb 2023


Martin was an excellent teacher. The food was amazing and staff very thoughtful. I will definitely be cooking these recipes again at home.

Angelica Wardhana Feb 2023


Great night, would recommend, will definitely sign up to an
class run by the Sydney Seafood School. Some drinks and nibbles to start to ensure no one is cooking while hangry, then into the theatre to watch how it’s done. The demonstrator and other staff were great. Then into the actual cooking. Quality ingredients were used and there were always someone around to help if we were even unsure about what to do. Great relaxed atmosphere and finished with enjoying the fruits of our labour with more wine!

Alexander Vithoulkas Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Alex is the star of the show. Learnt so much - met some lovely people. Alex’s knowledge and passion is infectious!

Vladimir Gligorovski Feb 2023

65 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


I really like what there was to offer in learning how to prepare the food that we were doing

Diane Gatto Nov 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Great Class and teachers who are very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this class to those that want to learn to cook this dish.

Zoe Demosthenous Nov 2022


We had a lovely time. The cooking instructors were super helpful and lovely. Was a very enjoyable night

Natasha Santos Nov 2022


I bought this a s a birthday gift for my partner and we loved it! We learnt a bunch around preparing and cooking seafood on the BBQ, meet some friendly people and had a feast. Everything is included, you get a receipt book after and wine before and after cooking. Was a blast

Cooking class review by Natasha Santos - Sydney

Michael Molesworth Oct 2022


Great fun and very informative. Terrific little hints on things like how to stop fish skin sticking to the BBQ and how to make sure your BBQ octopus isn’t tough. The four teachers were amazing and so helpful.
Thank you

Cooking class review by Michael Molesworth - Sydney

Mariana Klemp Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Impressive venue, great facilities. Course was really well organised and conducted. The recipes were amazing.

Cooking class review by Mariana Klemp - Sydney

Kellie-Anne Hunt Jul 2022

40 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


The teacher was very informative and very professional the class was easy to follow very well organised and the lunch was fantastic

Bonnie Rogers Jul 2022


Fantastic class for kids 7+. I sent my 2 x 9 year old girls off to learn to make dumplings and they had the best time!
The Instructors were lovely - so warm and positive and the girls were so proud of what they made. The kitchen that they use is a professional kitchen and the girls felt very grown up using it. We absolutely will be coming back again!

Renee Frost Jul 2022


The class was fantastic, the kids had a great time, great facilities and awesome staff

Dumpling Making Class for Kids review by Renee Frost - Sydney

Cara Medway May 2022


This was the first cooking class my mum and I have ever attended and it was such a special experience. From the canapes and warm welcomes to start, to the light hearted and interactive cooking demonstration from Fiona and her team to finally being able to use high class facilities to try cooking the dishes ourselves, I cannot rate about this experience higher. Having access to so much fresh fish and produce was such a treat for us as well and having the guidance of Fiona and her team as we cooked was invaluable. We met new people, learnt new things and took away some great insights and wonderful memories of our cooking class at the Sydney seafood school. We will definitely be back for another class!

Cathy Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves , a lot of fun. Vinnie and Jen we're really enthusiastic teachers and most helpful. The three dishes were absolutely delicious, some more technical than others. The kitchen facilities are well equipped and designed . Thank you, we look forward to attending more classes with you.

Italian Seafood Cooking Class review by Cathy  - Sydney

Dimitri Bellas Apr 2022


We had an absolute ball! Our team of Navy Chefs participated in a Seafood Basics Master Class, at the Sydney Fish Market. Our instructors Fiona Baxter and Jen Vickery were delightful, there knowledge in cooking was incredible! Not only did they host our class with poise they cracked a few funny jokes which really broke the monotonous classroom setting that we are all used to.
The girls were extremely professional and courteous when they conducted our practical. They sure know how to move around a kitchen, and will assist you if your struggling to comprehend the next method.

The facilities are super clean and modern, we were using state of the art equipment along with our fresh produce from down stairs. Even if you weren't a qualified chef and you pride yourself being a home cook, you'll love this class! It was so much fun and it really encouraged our fellow colleagues to work together.

Not too mention the food was scrumptious! Beautifully presented Squid, Mussels, Pan Fried Bream and Blue Swimmer Crab Salad was served with Crusty Baguettes and your choice of beverage. I truly believe my peers were in high spirits after dinning together, so I am praising the 2 Ladies & Kitchen Hand for that.

I would also like to thank Alex Stollznow for the introduction in the morning. His guidance around the markets was very informative. The tour was an hour and a half, behind the scenes amongst the auctioneers. Alex is great, I would politely put it, he is the modern Johnny Depp of the Catering World. His funny jokes and knowledge of seafood are marvellous. I think he would work well in the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie, as every fish had its own tale.

Once again a huge shout out to Amelia Maait and Tonia Swanson for orchestrating this whole event. Those ladies were in sync and were very approachable when putting together a package that was suitable for our needs. I can't wait to complete another class with their team. So go out and give it a ago, you won't be disappointed.

Fresh Seafood Cooking Masterclass review by Dimitri Bellas - Sydney

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