Vanilla Zulu, cooking and baking and desserts teacher

Vanilla Zulu

Vanilla Zulu

Brisbane's most loved cooking school!

4.7 (23)

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.







Classes


Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

4.9 (7)

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

5.0 (2)

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

4.6 (5)

Japanese Cooking Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $97 - $119

4.5 (4)

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $119

Vegan Cooking Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $97 - $119

Moroccan and Middle Eastern Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $97 - $119

5.0 (1)

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

4.0 (1)

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

Healthy Eating Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $97 - $119

Breakfast Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

5.0 (2)

Asian Street Food Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $97 - $119

Meat Lovers Cooking Class: Hard Core Carnivore

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $155

Around the World Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $97 - $119

Chef Skills Cooking Course - Six Weeks

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $695

Vegan Chef Skills Course: Around the World

date_range 17 May, 5 Jul

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 16

label $695

Corporate Cooking Class for Team Building

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Teneriffe

10 to 16

label $139

Cooking at Home for Team Building

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

15 to 16

label $900 - $1500




Reviews

(23)



Devon Roach  •  Apr 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass


Great venue and easily accessible by bus. All equipment readily available and of good standard. Clear instructions and easy to see demonstrations even following COVID19 requirements. Food delicious and recipes clear and all ingredients talked about and in some cases explanations on why particular ingredients could not be replaced by others. Eg types of flour. Lot of fun.


Juliet Lambrick  •  Mar 2021

Breakfast Masterclass


Thanks Ellie and Vanilla Zulu. We loved the breakfast masterclass and had heaps of fun We made croissants something I never thought I'd be able to do. Yum The teacher was attentive and very knowledgeable and we had everything we needed for success

Breakfast Masterclass review by Juliet Lambrick

Cheryl  •  Mar 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass


I loved the experience of learning to cook Japanese. It was fun. It was a bit disorganised at times and I felt rushed at times as well. The chef was funny and endearing and clearly knew what he was on about. It would have been helpful to have been shown where all the implements were at the beginning of class, what to do with dirty dishes etc. Also it was sometimes hard to heard the chef because one of the workers was using stick blender at stove while he was instructing us, so I missed somethings he was saying.


Rahchell Cornish  •  Mar 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass


What a fantastic afternoon with Tong learning how to cook many Japanese dishes. I deeply appreciated the tidbits and pieces of advice Tong offered in addition to the regular instructions. I never knew authentic udon noodle was made using feet! Tong was an enthused, generous, kind and informative instructor with a great sense of humour.

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Rahchell Cornish Sydney

Donna Mackenzie  •  Mar 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass


Awesome atmosphere, great recipes and excellent fun. The facilities were great and I love you get the recipe before hand. Definitely will be doing more courses.


Lisa Searle  •  Mar 2021

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence


I learnt some great tips from Elle Her experience shone through and I enjoyed the evening so much


Jessica Spina  •  Mar 2021

Breakfast Masterclass


My mum gifted my siblings and I this breakfast class for Christmas and we had a great time! Elle was so helpful and knowledgable and it was a great mix of structure and being able to work at your own pace. We made croissants and brioche buns from scratch as well as a hollandaise sauce and perfect poached eggs. At the end you get to enjoy your creations with a little spread of extras to decorate your plate + grab a drink if you like! This was my second class at Vanilla zuzu now and I'll definitely be back :)

Breakfast Masterclass review by Jessica Spina

Donna Hart  •  Mar 2021

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class


Chef Elly was amazing- so helpful and passionate, nothing was any trouble.
The kitchen facilities were outstanding. We had a wonderful day

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Donna Hart Sydney

Camila Jardim  •  Feb 2021

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence


I had a really great French Cooking Class there with my boyfriend and had the pleasure to meet nice people as well. The place is really good, although i missed some tips because it can get very loud with two classes at the same time. However, I left the class so full and with big pots of food too! I would definitely go back for another class (maybe pastries?). Also, shout out to the teacher who were so patient and had so many good tips!


Page Massey  •  Feb 2021

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class


Elle was very friendly and knowledgeable. The room setup made it easy to see her and we weren’t cramped.


Jane Moraghan  •  Feb 2021

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence


what a great fun delicious afternoon. loved it! highly recommend. definitely going to be doing more classes


Jackson Bucknill  •  Feb 2021

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class


Teacher was involved and helpful, and we had fun making various desserts such as panna cotta and crème brûlée. Venue could be air conditioned though, was a bit hot which may impact the pastries. Overall was a fun & informative class.


Wendy Whitehead  •  Feb 2021

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence


Ellie was knowledgeable and professional yet friendly and welcoming. She shared her knowledge through demonstration as well as going to each group to ensure they were managing the dishes giving advice as required.
The venue was good except when there was a lot of cooking going on and the ventilation didn't work too well. My eyes were sore from the smoke in the room.
The additional staff on hand to clear the plates etc were a bonus to ensuring that the workshop went smoothly.
I really enjoyed the cooking as well as the food and would definitely come to another workshop. I will recommend this service to my friends.


Toni Kisely  •  Feb 2021

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence


Really had a good night. It was a little bit disorganised at times. I think if most non-perishable ingredients were measured out individually on each bench, it would save time and avoid going back and forward across the room. Food was great, and did enjoy ourselves.


Kirk Winner  •  Jan 2021

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class


Our teacher was pleasant, knowledgeable and very helpful. A wonderful experience, would recommend. Thanks chef!


Roberta Mango  •  Nov 2020

Moroccan and Middle Eastern Cooking Class


Ada was warm, generous, fun and knowledgeable. She made the afternoon enjoyable while we learnt about all the different spices and ways to cook lamb on a rosemary sprig as a skewer over a bed of vegetables, delicious hummus, pita bread with black sesame seeds, baklava with sugar syrup.
The venue was clean and in a great location.
It was a great way to meet new people, learn about Moroccan & African cooking in a relaxed environment.

Cooking workshop review by Roberta Mango

Jessica Griffin  •  Oct 2020

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class


Dessert class was great! It was very hands on which was exactly what I love in a course. Our teacher was lovely, gave a lot of helpful tips and tricks. Overall was a brilliant morning, lots of fun! Would highly recommend and looking forward to trying another class soon.


Katrina Gould  •  Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class


Great fun! Laid back but enough to learn heaps. Relaxed atmosphere and teacher was super friendly. Glad she came around to check on things too.
Definitely be back!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Katrina Gould

Natalie Hedges  •  Sep 2020

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One


Awesome class with teacher Tong. Entertaining and food tasted divine. Great atmosphere. Would definitely take another class. 5 stars


Lauren Williams  •  Sep 2020

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One


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 workshop review by Lauren Williams

Lynda Jordan  •  Sep 2020

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One


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


Sumi Saikawa  •  Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Cooking class


It was a great class. The class managed to make 4 dishes within 2 hours. Lots of tips and ideas. I enjoyed it. Thank you Vanilla’


David van  •  Aug 2020

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class


Everything was well organised. And it was quite entertaining at the same time. Enjoy it very much. Teacher was great, she knows exactly what is require timing was perfect.




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