Tayta’s Lebanese Kitchen, cooking teacher

Tayta’s Lebanese Kitchen

Tayta’s Lebanese Kitchen

location_on Lugarno, Sydney

local_activity classes: Cooking

5.0 (19)

I learnt the art of Lebanese cooking from my mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I love to teach, cook and eat Lebanese food.

I have published two cookbooks titled Tayta’s Lebanese Kitchen and Tayta’s Lebanese and Mediterranean Kitchen. I was also a contestant on the Great Australian Bake Off Season Four.

I would love everyone to come and learn to cook and enjoy the flavour of Lebanon!




Kay Phillips May 2024

The Lebanese cooking class we did with Sue, Tayta’s, was fantastic. Sue is delightful and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Lebanese food. Our family group of 7 learned a lot, laughed a lot and ate delicious food. Would highly recommend.

Teacher's response

Thank you Kay for your fantastic review! It was a pleasure having you and family in the Lebanese cooking class. I'm thrilled to hear that you all had a great time learning, laughing, and enjoying delicious food together. Your recommendation means a lot to me. Looking forward to cooking with you all again! I am replying to your review from Saigon waiting to board our Cambodian plane.

Ulrike Martin May 2024

Absolutely amazing. My husband and I wanted to learn more about Lebanese cooking and in particular vegan for us. We missed a regular class and asked if we would be able to book a private class whilst we are in Australia for a visit. Sue is very accommodating, helpful and replied immediately.
So today was the day. What a fantastic opportunity to learn about Lebanese food and preparation techniques. The food was outstanding, 4 hours flew by and we stayed another hour to have a chat. I made a new friend, bought a cookbook and can't wait to try all those fantastic recipes. Sue is a beautiful and very welcoming lady and more than happy to explain everything in detail and give you tips. My husband said she raised the bar very high. Any further cooking classes will now be measured by this one. Thank you so very much for your patience, sharing your knowledge, hospitality and our great chats! As and when I am back in Australia, we will be booking another.

Teacher's response

Thank you Ulrike for your glowing review! It was an absolute pleasure having you and your husband in the class to learn Lebanese vegan cooking. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and the techniques we covered. It's always a joy to share my passion for Lebanese cuisine with others. I'm so grateful for your kind words and am delighted to have made a new friend in you. Thank you for your enthusiasm and for the wonderful time we had together. I will wait to welcome back for another class when you're in Australia. Looking forward to our next cooking adventure together!
Have safe flight home, waiting to receiving photos of all the food you will be cooking.
Warm regards, Sue

Angela Taradilis May 2024

This was a great and fun class! We learned how to make so many dishes and easy tips to make cooking easier. The food was so delicious and so much better than the food served in Lebanese restaurants! Sue was a great teacher.

Teacher's response

Thank you Angela for your review, so glad you had fun and enjoyed the food, looking forward to seeing you again in another cooking class.

Simona Acquaro May 2024

My partner and I enjoyed a wonderful cooking class with Sue and a small group of others! Sue was so welcoming, it felt like home, and we were all cooking a home cook meal together and learning all of Sue’s tips and tricks. The food was AMAZING and Sue kept the crowd engaged as she included us in the preparation of the food. We also got a chance to talk over lunch and learn about Sue’s travel stories and journey to creating her cookbook. It was a memorable experience and one I will never forget! I look forward to attending Sue’s other cooking classes and using her recipes in the recipes she provided us and in her cookbook we purchased on the day :) thank you Sue for an incredible experience, and for anyone else thinking of booking the class - I highly recommend! Xx

Teacher's response

Thank you Simona for your glowing review! It was a pleasure having you and your partner in the cooking class. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the home-cooked meal we created together and found the experience memorable. I'm so glad you liked the food and had fun learning my tips and tricks. It was lovely getting to know you both and sharing stories over lunch. Thank you for purchasing my cookbook and for considering attending more classes. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Danyelle Abraham May 2024

Sue is just delightful. She is an amazing cook (and an even better teacher!)

She explained everything in thorough detail, made sure everyone had a chance to participate in cooking, and shared her handy hints and skilled insight along the way. She is down to earth, friendly, and has a great sense of humour.

After cooking we sat down as a group to enjoy all the great food we had made. Sue also gave us takeaway containers to take some food home. My favourite part of the day was listening to Sue's life stories during mealtime. I felt like I was back at my grandmothers house!

I came to this class solo, and felt so comfortable and welcomed. It really is an amazing experience and I cannot recommend it enough!

Teacher's response

Thank you so much Danyelle for your kind words! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a delightful experience in the class and enjoyed learning to cook. It was a joy having you solo and I'm glad you felt comfortable and welcomed throughout. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the food we cooked together and had a great time listening to my stories during mealtime. Your recommendation means a lot to me, and I hope to see you again soon for another fun cooking session!

Chloe Llewellyn Apr 2024

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Teacher was lovely and the food was great just a very hot day and venue

Rose Tassone Mar 2024

The host was incredibly friendly and so kind. It felt like learning cooking with your grandmother who has known you all your life. The food was great, we left very full, with extra to take home.

Teacher's response

Thank you Rose for your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you both, so glad you both had fun.
Cheers sue

Kalliopi Elfes Jan 2024

31 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Wow! What a wonderful experience learning and eating 5 dishes that was made. Sue is super nice and makes you feel like you are at your favourite Aunty’s house! Generous amount of food, step-by-step guide and we also given recipes to take home. Loved every minute of it and highly recommend! Thanks Sue x

Rahni Ong Dec 2023

A highly entertaining, informative and enjoyable class. I wonderful way to spend an anniversary or birthday.

Veronica Taona Nkhwazi Dec 2023

SUE lebanese cooking class was excellent. Sue was so kind and very friendly and funny , she is full of knowledge, she make us feel at home, the place is well set up , clean and comfortable, I now know how to make lebanese sweets stuffed with dates and nuts, Tabouli,Hummus, kibben,and stuffed grape leaves reciple. We had lunch together all that we cooked and took some left over at home. I definitely recommend it to everyone to go to Sue she is the best. I am going to do more classes with Sue . Thanks very much Sue see you soon

Teacher's response

Thank you Veronica for your glowing review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the class and found it to be excellent. It was a pleasure having you and the rest of the group. I'm thrilled that you felt at home and comfortable during the class.
Looking forward to seeing again soon.

Olivia Kumar Dec 2023

My sisters and I took our dad to this class to learn how to make some of the Lebanese dishes he remembered and loved from his childhood - he absolutely loved this trip down memory lane! Sue made us feel so welcome, it really was like learning to cook from your grandma! We spent the afternoon having wonderful chats, the food was delicious, and it was a great opportunity to spend some quality time as a family. Couldn't recommend this class more!

Teacher's response

Thank you Olivia for your lovely review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your sisters had such a wonderful experience in the class. It warms my heart to know that your dad loved the trip down memory lane and that you all felt welcome. It truly was a pleasure having you and your family in the class and spending quality time together. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the delicious Lebanese food and had such great chats. Thank you for recommending the class, it means a lot to me. Hope to see you and your family again soon!
Warm regards,

Alyssa Buda Dec 2023

Sue was an incredible host! We had the best time learning to make a variety of Lebanese foods which tasted just like my Tayta used to make! At the end we got to enjoy the feast of foods we made and we even got to take some home. Sue was so hospitable and had a vast array of knowledge to share with us all, and we look forward to coming back another time.

Teacher's response

Thank you Alyssa for your incredible review! I'm so happy to hear that you had the best time learning to make Lebanese foods and that they tasted just like your Tayta used to make. It's always a joy to share the knowledge and flavors of Lebanese cuisine. It was a pleasure hosting you and your mum. I can't wait to welcome you back another time. Looking forward to it!

Helen Meyer Nov 2023

The teacher, Sue, was absolutely terrific! She was extremely knowledgeable and engaged us all during the afternoon of cooking and eating!
The venue was fabulous - well set out and beautiful.
All materials - food utensils, aprons - were provided - sensational!
The experience was fantastic value for money - definitely well worth it!
We cooked 5 Lebanese vegetarian dishes - learnt the all important small things that you can only get from a live cooking demonstration!
Loved it all - maybe especially Sue! Also bought her marvellous cookbook!

Teacher's response

Thank you Helen for your wonderful review, I greatly appreciate your kind words, so glad you all had a great time and you enjoyed cooking and eating lebanese food. Meeting you and your family was a fun experience I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Adam Takacs Aug 2023

I took my partner to the class as a birthday gift and we both loved it. Sue was a great teacher, very patient, knowledgeable, and clearly passionate about Lebanese food. Sue is a warm and inviting person and we felt welcome and comfortable in her home. Everything necessary was provided, we made a range of different dishes, and the food was delicious! We’ll be back :)

Teacher's response

Thank you Adam and Harry for joining the class you both amazing peoples, I loved how you created such fun atmosphere in the group everyone loved it. I hope to see you both again soon.
And thank you for your kind words.
Sue xx

Antonia Taoul Aug 2023

Amazing cooking class Would highly recommend if you are looking to create traditional Lebanese food. I will definitely be attending another class

Teacher's response

Thank you Antonia for your kind words, I hope you and Brittany will have a fantastic holiday.looking forward to seeing you again.

Mitchell Luton Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This class went beyond expectation!
Tayta is a magnificent host, very knowledgeable in all things Lebanese cuisine, history, and travel.
Tayta provided all the ingredients and encouraged us to get involved every step of the process.
Highly recommend this class, even if you don't feel confident cooking, Tayta will make you feel at ease.
Most importantly, the food was exceptional! Some of the best Lebanese food I've ever tasted.

Lebanese Cooking Class review by Mitchell Luton - Sydney

Husnara Muneerullah Feb 2023

The opportunity was amazing. The teacher was truly outstanding and the way she taught us how to make hummus, Kafta, Nammoura, Tabouleh and Keebi was marvellous. I loved all of the good food that we made with Sue. Everything was extremely delicious and yummy.

Cooking class review by Husnara Muneerullah - Sydney

Huey Le Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My wife and I took the class and it was beyond fantastic! Sue was very passionate about making the experience both informative and enjoyable. The food was delicious, it was by far the best Lebanese food that we ever had. The kitchen was well-equipped and organised, making it easy to follow along. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn about authentic Lebanese food and have a great time doing it!

Evelyn Colquhoun Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Went here with my husband for our wedding anniversary. Sue is so much fun and made our day so memorable! Having the class in her beautiful sunny home made the experience even better. The best most fresh ingredients were used, with some picked fresh from her garden. Definitely value for money. I loved learning about those Lebanese home cooking secrets and will definitely cook with these tips and tricks at home to take our home Lebanese cooking to the next level. I also really liked that Sue’s recipes were healthier so you can cook it throughout the week with no guilt! Such a beautiful Saturday spent learning and having fun, topped off with a lovely social lunch with everyone in the class. Lots of laughs and memories made. Could not recommend this class highly enough! Thank you so much Sue! You are such a joy to be around! My husband and I can’t wait to be back in the near future!

Cooking class review by Evelyn Colquhoun - Sydney

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