The Hellenic Odyssey, baking and desserts and cooking teacher

The Hellenic Odyssey

The Hellenic Odyssey 4.9 (15)
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The Hellenic Odyssey Cooking Classes & Food Tours - Awaken Your Senses
“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.


Greek way of life
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.

Class Structure
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 cobble stoned laneway passing by a taverna on one of the beautiful idyllic Greek islands.

Location
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.

Host Bio:
I’m Kelly, a passionate home cook with Cretan heritage, I host culinary travel tours to Crete and conduct Greek cooking classes and walking food tours in Melbourne.

I help 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.

Always ambitious and a dreamer that believes all things are possible with enough time, effort and a little luck from the universe. Lover of desserts. Could talk about food and travel all day. Ideal place of residence would be any Greek Island, sipping on a frappe by the beach, eating fresh fruit and yoghurt from now until the rest of my life.

I look forward to welcoming you into my home and learning about your food journey while I share a my insights into Greek cuisine and the Greek way of life.






Experiences


Greek Feast Cooking Class

date_range 14 Aug, 28 Aug

location_on Moorabbin

1 to 8

label $150

4.8 (5)

10k

Greek Cuisine Cooking Class

date_range 7 Aug, 21 Aug

location_on Moorabbin

1 to 8

label $150

10k

11k+

Greek Biscuit Baking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Moorabbin

4 to 25

label $100

11k+

10k

Greek Cooking Masterclass

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Moorabbin

4 to 8

label $150

10k

11k+

Galaktoboureko Greek Custard Pie Baking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Moorabbin

4 to 15

label $50

10k

11k+

Greek Cooking Demonstration and Tasting Experience

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Moorabbin

4 to 6

label $100

10k

Bake Greek Pastry and Custard Cream Pie at Home

date_range Tue 10 Aug, 6pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 25

label $45

10k

How to Cook Gemista Greek Dish

date_range Thu 5 Aug, 6:30pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 25

label $35

10k

11k+

Cook Healthy Greek Food on the Mediterranean Diet

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 20

label $35

10k

Greek Cooking at Home: a Taste of Greece

date_range Mon 16 Aug, 6pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 20

label $45

10k

11k+

How to Make Greek Baklava

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

4 to 25

label $35

11k+

10k

Introduction Into Greek Cuisine Cooking

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

4 to 25

label $35

11k+

10k

How to Make Greek Semolina Custard Pie

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

4 to 25

label $45

11k+

10k

How to Make 3 Greek Dips

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

4 to 25

label $35

11k+

10k

Make Spanakopita at Home

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

4 to 20

label $35

10k

11k+

How to Make Moussaka

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

4 to 25

label $45

10k

11k+



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Reviews

(15)



Karen Jorgensen Mar 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

How to Make 3 Greek Dips



The feedback from the group has been very positive and they all loved the dips and they also really liked Kelly as she was very good at explaining what and how to do it all. One carer who had to leave because her daughter had collapsed at school and had to leave the workshop said Kelly was every understanding and empathetic. We would all definitely recommend this workshop and the dips were delicious.


Phu Mar 2021

Greek Feast Cooking Class



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

Greek Feast Cooking Class review by Phu  Sydney

Jenny Nguyen Mar 2021

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Greek Feast Cooking Class



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

Greek Feast Cooking Class



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.


Natalie Vella Feb 2021

How to Make Greek Baklava



Great class! Very well organised. Had a lot of fun and enjoyed the experience. Well done Kelly

How to Make Greek Baklava review by Natalie Vella

Brea Kunstler Jan 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

How to Make Greek Baklava



So much love for Kelly's classes! Amazing instruction, easy and enjoyable to follow along. So simple to find the ingredients too. Can't wait for the next one!


Cheryle Baird Jan 2021

How to Make Greek Baklava



Kelly was lovely and very easy to follow, I would be happy to do another class with her


Holley Yu Jan 2021

Greek Feast Cooking Class



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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Greek Feast Cooking Class



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


Breanne Kunstler Dec 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Greek Biscuit Baking Class



Loved this class! It was nice and small. Kelly was a lovely and patient instructor and tailored the recipe to my needs. Thanks!


Li Qiu Dec 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended

Introduction Into Greek Cuisine Cooking



My mum and dad (who usually doesn’t have beef) like them very much! Great taste! Thank you, Kelly!


Talei Bentley Dec 2020

Cooking class



What a fantastic class! Kelly was an excellent teacher who led us clearly and expertly through the class. The food was delicious & we’ve been recommending it all of our friends and family ever since.


Catherine Dorrestyn Dec 2020

Cooking class



Kelly is a wonderful teacher, her calm and lovely demeanour resonates throughout the whole cooking class/session. The food was delicious and easily prepared with Kelly’s direction. I never felt rushed or hurried and had plenty of time to enjoy the process of making all the food. Kelly made it all seem so easy.


Janine McLean Oct 2020

How to Make Greek Semolina Custard Pie



Informative and patient as a teacher . Would have liked a picture of what I was aiming for with the supply list so I could visualize what I was making. Fun and the custard is delicious on its own so Thankyou

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Janine McLean Sydney

Jamal Nobandi Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Cooking class



Kelly was a wonderful host - she was patient and informative! We learnt many new skills and the food was fresh and delicious! Would highly recommend to anyone that is new to cooking Greek cuisine.




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