Vanilla Zulu, cooking and baking and desserts teacher

Vanilla Zulu

Vanilla Zulu

Brisbane's most loved cooking school!

4.8 (152)
12k

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.






Listings


Culinary Quickies Cooking Class with Cookbook

date_range Thu 19 May, 6pm

location_on Osborne Park

1 to 12

label $89

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $155

4.7 (32)

Asian Street Food Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $119

5.0 (7)

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $155

4.8 (6)

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $155

4.9 (14)

Japanese Cooking Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $97

4.7 (24)

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $119

5.0 (6)

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $155

4.7 (7)

Asian Delights Express Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $69 - $89

5.0 (3)

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $155

4.7 (7)

Healthy Eating Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $119

4.8 (6)

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $155

4.7 (7)

Around the World Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $97

5.0 (9)

Breakfast Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $97

5.0 (7)

A Taste of the Mediterranean Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $97

5.0 (2)

Meat Lovers Cooking Class: Hard Core Carnivore

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $155

5.0 (1)

Express Pizza Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $69 - $89

5.0 (3)

Vegan Cooking Masterclass

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $97

4.9 (8)

Authentic Middle Eastern Cooking Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $89 - $119

5.0 (1)

Express Pasta Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 70

label $69 - $89

Chef Skills Cooking Course: Beginners

date_range 6 Jun, 18 Jul

location_on Teneriffe

1 to 15

label $695

Corporate Cooking Class for Team Building

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Teneriffe

10 to 70

label $139

Chef Skills Cooking Course: Advanced

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Teneriffe

10 to 70

label $395

DIY Meal Garnish Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $59

Cooking at Home for Team Building

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

10 to 70

label $900 - $1,500




Reviews

(152)



Jack Purtill May 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Tong was a fantastic teacher! He explained everything thoroughly and was really engaging. Food was delicious and we loved being able to take some home with us!


Jonathan Yin May 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



Thank you for your friendship and I love you so much for teaching us how to make food

Around the World Cooking Class review by Jonathan Yin


Omar Nuhoglu May 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Terri Thorne May 2022

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class



Great teacher, class was fun. Venue easy to get to. We made creme brulee and a croquembouche.


Kelly Paino May 2022

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



Lucy was a dynamic teacher .Her infectious love of cooking and the spirit with which she conducted the class was admirable.All in all a lovely way to spend a Sunday .regards Kelly


Anthony Kennedy May 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Tong was a real character and had a great knowledge of Japanese food, and it enhanced our appreciation of that type of food and the amount of prep. etc . needed to prepare it. The venue was suited to the class. We found it good value for money and had some lovely food, plus some to take home and cook at our leisure.


Rachna May 2022

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class



Great class, as usual, love to have part 2 if they can make baking cakes and other pastry stuff. Highly recommend to anyone who loves cooking.


Chelsea Grotjahn May 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Sam McQueen Apr 2022

A Taste of the Mediterranean Cooking Class



Honestly the best class! Had a great time and left with so much food. Definitely will try another class


Jane Collingwood Apr 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



We had a great evening and a lot of fun was had by all. Particularly enjoyed making the Empanadas. Perhaps this was because we couldn't help but be inspired by Lucy's enthusiasm! It was lovely that she could share some of her own culture to the class. The class was well organised and it was great to try out a number of different cooking techniques. Thanks for a memorable evening!


Helen Piczak Apr 2022

Asian Street Food Cooking Class



What a fun Class! Tong was a wonderful teacher! Learnt some kitchen skills that I will continue to use.

Cooking workshop review by Helen Piczak Sydney


Leah Ward Apr 2022

Asian Street Food Cooking Class



If you haven’t done a class with Chef Tong yet then you’re missing out on an experience of a life time. He’s funny. Friendly. Talented. The whole team are fantastic. Asian street food is a must class for anyone wanting a great day out and an amazing meal.

Cooking workshop review by Leah Ward


Jake Burgess Apr 2022

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class



I arrived at the class skeptical but Chef Lucy was beyond supportive and provided an unimaginably enjoyable experience


Jacqui Buffett Apr 2022

Healthy Eating Masterclass



Chef Lucy was fantastic. Very personable. The menu was simple, easy and so delicious! The recipes were also meals I’d actually make regularly and the family would also enjoy. Thanks so much Lucy!


Alex Mills Apr 2022

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Healthy Eating Masterclass



This was a fantastic class! Was so much fun and got to make and enjoy yummy food. Lucy was a great teacher - very funny! They included my support worker very generously and the venue was accessible, just down a driveway.


Oakleigh Wilson Apr 2022

Healthy Eating Masterclass



The teacher was lovely, the food was great, and I learnt a lot about cooking meat that had never even occured to me I was doing wrong before. Only downside was a little too much waiting time, but that's probably slightly unavoidable.


Simone Wengdal Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Healthy Eating Masterclass



Chef Lucy, was amazing! I’ve learnt so many new tips and tricks and really enjoyed the class. I can’t wait to come back and do another.


Rachel Perera Apr 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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!


Lisa Hains Apr 2022

Asian Delights Express Cooking Class



Was a great class. Chef Tong was entertaining and informative. Was an express class and it was definitely express. Not too much cooking ourselves but lots of good tips and we still got to do all the finishing touches. The venue was well setup and well run. And the food was plentiful and delicious! Will definitely be cooking up a feast at home ourselves.

Cooking workshop review by Lisa Hains


Emily Rowe Apr 2022

Express Pizza Making Class



Chef lucy was lovely! Really enjoyed the class and the pizza was incredible. Definitely learned some new skills to take home!

Express Pizza Making Class review by Emily Rowe


Jonathan Yin Apr 2022

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Asian Street Food Cooking Class



good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good


Nandita Litfin Apr 2022

Asian Street Food Cooking Class



Chef Tong was amazing. He is skilled chef and to add on to it, he was very entertaining. We surprisingly cooked amazing food. ❤️❤️


Tim Fitzpatrick Apr 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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  + more

Cooking workshop review by Tim Fitzpatrick Sydney


Marielle D'Cruze Apr 2022

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



The class was fantastic. I love that I picked up some really great tips along the way that will be absolute game changers for everyday cooking. So simple and super effective. The teacher Mel was delightful and has such a good sense of humour, which made it even more fun. Will definitely do another class in the future.

Cooking workshop review by Marielle D'Cruze


Marielle D'Cruze Apr 2022

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



The class was fantastic. I love that I picked up some really great tips along the way that will be absolute game changers for everyday cooking. So simple and super effective. The teacher Mel was delightful and has such a good sense of humour, which made it even more fun. Will definitely do another class in the future.

Vegan Cooking Masterclass review by Marielle D'Cruze


Andrew Dickson Apr 2022

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class



We had a great time. Lucy was a wonderful teacher. So full after eating the delicious meal we made.


Priscilla Bloomfield Apr 2022

Breakfast Masterclass



What an amazing class. We started with nothing and ended the morning with a beautiful homemade breakfast. The instructors make the process flow so effortlessly. She was so chilled and gave a little bits of history around the food through the session. I woke up feeling unsocial and not wanting to participate in any group type class but left feeling on top of the world, having been able to get in and get involved in creating the gourmet meal. It was so therapeutic. Highly recommend it if you are feeling disconnected from the world.


Andrea Lam Apr 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Leah Ward Apr 2022

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class



Loved loved loved this class. The venue is great. If I have to say anything negative I would say they just need to up the air con. But that’s only because I hate being hot. Great teacher with amazing skills and knowledge. Went a little bit quick for me being that I’m so new to cooking but I still really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a fun day out with friends and f  + more

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Leah Ward


Zander Mikeleit Apr 2022

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class



Fun afternoon with an enthusiastic teacher. She gave clear directions and the recipes came out awesomely.

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class review by Zander Mikeleit


Carol Norton Apr 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Venue was well set out. Materials supplied were all good. Our teacher was very helpful and informative.

Cooking workshop review by Carol Norton


Yvonne Feeney Apr 2022

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class



Our teacher was very knowledgeable and encouraging. The venue was well equiped, all the ingredients needed in a fun space. We learnt how to create sumptuous crème brûlée, crème pat, choux and short crust in a time frame like professionals. Great value, we had a wonderful time.


Kathy Gray Mar 2022

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two



Clean kitchens Great staff Way too much food to enjoy We will be back angina and again


Kathy Gray Mar 2022

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class



We thoroughly enjoyed this class and have booked more in as we loved it that much


Kiri Middleton Mar 2022

Asian Delights Express Cooking Class



We had a really great night learning to cook some delicious meals. Tang was a great instructor and we're looking forward to trying to make these dishes at home!


Kirstine Wilson Mar 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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!


Leah Ward Mar 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Chef Tong was awesome. Funny, helpful. The food was amazing! Location is great but I would hate to find parking during the week. Weekends only for me! But I’m already booked in for two more classes so it’s no big deal Definitely recommend this class for anyone wanting a great day out.

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Leah Ward


Emily Rowe Mar 2022

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two



Great class, lots of yummy recipies and fantastic Chef Tong who is always there to give helpful tips and tricks!

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two review by Emily Rowe


Dallas Priester Mar 2022

Breakfast Masterclass



This class was amazing Chef did such a great job, she communicated really well and was so helpful if anyone had any issues. The food turned out amazing I cannot recommend this class or venue enough We will be coming back again - 3rd class


Helen Taylor Mar 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Eric Hesketh Mar 2022

Asian Street Food Cooking Class



a very knowledgeable chef cooking Asian dishes. food was well presented as well as texture & why particular food was used.


Gill Ibbs Mar 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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.


Andrea Pola Mar 2022

Healthy Eating Masterclass



Hello Chef was fantastic well organised . On time , went around and checked each cooking station to see if we all ok . Fabulous . The food and recipes easy to follow and delicious venue well organised and clean This is our second cooking class and we will return

Cooking workshop review by Andrea Pola


Sonia Sunil Mar 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



Very enjoyable class. Chef Lucy was a knowledgeable chef with a sweet personality. Would do this class again ! Loved the dishes we were taught to make !


Katherine Campbell Mar 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



I really enjoyed this class. The presenter was wonderful and charming, the food really delicious and the venue just well stocked, super organised and fun to work in. All in all a great experience!

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Katherine Campbell Sydney


Bradley Luenen Mar 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



The class was very interesting. The teacher was very enthusiastic and he drew from his own personal experience when teaching techniques. The venue was clean and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. There was never a dull moment it was either preparing food or enjoying eating it! Would definitely recommend the Japanese Masterclass and will definitely be coming back

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Bradley Luenen Sydney


Sara Huggins Mar 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



The chef was terrific, very engaging. Our team of three worked very well together. Overall, a had a lovely time, thanks.


Diana Cartwright Mar 2022

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



Very impressed with the program and the teacher. Lots of help was available. Thank you


Emily Rowe Mar 2022

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews

Asian Street Food Cooking Class



This was my third class with Tong and I have to say he just blew it out of the park yet again. The class is fun, interactive, the food is delicious and definitely easy to replicate at home. Highly recommend this class, and to be honest, any Vanilla zulu class

Cooking workshop review by Emily Rowe Sydney


Donna Fitzgerald Mar 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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

Cooking workshop review by Donna Fitzgerald


Mark Faletui Mar 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Rebecca Alexander Feb 2022

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class



It was a great experience and nice to learn something different. Chef Mel was amazing and very knowledgeable. Had a lot of fun and will be looking for more classes. A tad expensive, but still a lot of fun and highly recommend. It was a small class which was also nice. Thanks


Danielle Milne Feb 2022

A Taste of the Mediterranean Cooking Class



Absolutely amazing, chef Lucy was fun, extremely knowledgeable and very professional. The food was outstanding and we really enjoyed the company of others. We will be back

Cooking workshop review by Danielle Milne


Lachlan Erhart Feb 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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 workshop review by Lachlan Erhart


Sharna Brown Feb 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



A great and well serviced venue. The chef was great and as well as talking techniques, Tong also stepped through shopping tips and other methods that could be used. A great day out with the hubby abd some very delicious food that will be very easy to replicate at home.


Priscilla Bloomfield Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Tong was amazing. Explained everything clearly and had a great sense of humour. There was enough of everything to go around the class. Easy to find parking. The venue was nice and clean.

Cooking workshop review by Priscilla Bloomfield Sydney


Andrea Phillips Feb 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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.


Stephen Wisenthal Feb 2022

Express Pizza Making Class



A great evening. Chef Lucy was cheerful and informative. Everything was ready to make delicious pizzas, and we got to take dough home ready for a few more. Great venue too - we look forward to another class.


Nicola Marsh Feb 2022

Asian Delights Express Cooking Class



We took the express Asian class as a family Christmas gift. The entry to Vanilla Zulu was tucked away around the back and underneath, but was a bright professional looking space. Chef Tong was entertaining and informative. Most items had been been prepared and measured before we came allowing us time to practice the techniques of samosa folding and bao bun rolling. We did cook for two dishes and  + more

Asian Delights Express Cooking Class review by Nicola Marsh Sydney


Tylah Cameron Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Express Pizza Making Class



My partner and I had so much fun, this was my surprise gift to him for Valentines Day and he absolutely loved it. The teacher was lovely and happy to answer every one’s questions throughout the class. The pizzas were amazing

Cooking workshop review by Tylah Cameron Sydney


Haley Weatherill Feb 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Loved the Japanese masterclass. Learned techniques to make some of my favourite Japanese dishes by hand. Chef Tong was very entertaining and engaging to make this Saturday evening class fun filled!


Leigh Nilsson Feb 2022

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two



The meals we were taught were great, the instructor was funny and gave really useful tips and advice regarding the food. The only downside was time was tight. No time to ask one on one questions to the instructor. Maybe only doing two dishes would be better.


Kasey Watson Feb 2022

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two



Tong was great and food delicious. Really inclusive fun day. The take home meal is a bonus!

Cooking workshop review by Kasey Watson


Melissa Parsons Feb 2022

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



Loved this class. Teacher was very knowledgeable and friendly and more than happy to help. Learnt many useful skills whilst making delicious recipes. Venue was roomy and well equipped. Great value for money. What you create, you get to eat and enjoy. Highly recommend.


Andrea Pola Feb 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Kimberley Daveson Feb 2022

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



The class was really enjoyable with high quality ingredients, delicious recipes, and great facilities. The pace of the class was quite fast so we got a lot done in the allocated time, but I will be taking notes next time as I struggled to keep up with recipe changes and other instructions at times!

Vegan Cooking Masterclass review by Kimberley Daveson


Jonathan Yin Feb 2022

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One



Thank you for coming to the Zulu cooking class for so delicious food and I love you so much I love the food and good service and good food for the first time

Cooking workshop review by Jonathan Yin Sydney


Rosemary Greg Feb 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



We had a fantastic experience and our instructor was great in the way she explained the different styles of food preparations and ingredients used and where around the world they came from. Sharing the cooking preparations with other people at our table we thought was a great way to enjoy the exercise of putting it all together to create a wonderful meal. As a result of doing that we are going to do another cooking course with the same people. I would not hesitate to recommend this experience.


Jacinta Collins Feb 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two



I did the gluten free variation and everything was absolutely amazing. The chef didn't hesitate to help me make the gluten free options work just the same as everyone else's. Can't wait to do another class!

Cooking workshop review by Jacinta Collins Sydney


India Vincent-Olson Feb 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



Absolutely amazing experience, learnt so much and had heaps of fun! Can’t wait to come back


Peter Sedgwick Feb 2022

Meat Lovers Cooking Class: Hard Core Carnivore



Great teacher in Elle. Approachable and knowledgeable. Small class helped in almost personal tutorage. Everybody seem to gel well and enjoyed the afternoon. Very enjoyable meal at the end. 1 and only 1 comment. Knives need to be sharper. Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon.

Cooking workshop review by Peter Sedgwick


Shaun Austin Feb 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



The "Round the World " class was so much fun! It was great to try different dishes that I'd be too scared to try beforehand. I was having so much fun that I forgot that we also got to enjoy the delicious meal at the end!


Renata Moura Jan 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



I love my cooking class! My teacher was amazing always with a smile on the face open for any question about the dish or culture that it belongs to. I recommend It anyone who is thinking about new adventures at home.


Helen Piczak Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class



Great class, great teacher, great venue Will definitely be coming back to another class soon.

Cooking workshop review by Helen Piczak


Sanjay Bahuguna Jan 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



What’s enjoyable , fun, informative, good energy. Meredien Tw we’re very good quality and overall it’s was worth it and value. Would do another class.

Cooking workshop review by Sanjay Bahuguna


Carly Brant Jan 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Gabriel Rendon Jan 2022

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One



Pretty good Thai Cooking Class! Good tips and really good teacher with experience. 100% recommended


Emily Rowe Jan 2022

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One



This is my second class with Tong and I cannot recommend it highly enough! The class is fun, DELICIOUS, and super informative. Booked in for thai 2 and street cooking now!

Cooking workshop review by Emily Rowe Sydney


Mitch Smart Jan 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Amber Knox Jan 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Was a good class . Good chef , Clean environment Tasty food Amazing recipes I would definitely recommend this class


Alfonso Osorio Jan 2022

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



It was good, the chef knows how to do the dishes but the timing wasn’t great as we have to rush a bit and next time I would love to see something different but the place is great and the staff is amazing, very good job guys love the place.


Matthew Bavin Jan 2022

Around the World Cooking Class



Lucy was an amazing teacher and did not hesitate in helping us when we were stuck.


Thomas McPherson Jan 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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  + more


Irene Stewart Jan 2022

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Susan Agnew Dec 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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.


Danny McNeill Dec 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two



Staff were very polite and helpful in every part of the course… the teacher was delightful and very informative.

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two review by Danny McNeill


Nathalie Aguirre Dec 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Amazing food, amazing teacher It was a great experience. Highly recommend this class. Great tips

Cooking workshop review by Nathalie Aguirre Sydney


Ian Wood Nov 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two



Highly professional, well organised, led by a very capable teacher, Ellie, and lots of fun! And that's without mentioning the food! Ian


Cormac Kloot Nov 2021

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two



We held our Christmas party at Vanilla Zulu and the experience was great. We had a diverse group of people so the interactions between the teacher and the our work colleagues really made the experience. The meals tasted great, were quick to prepare plus we all learnt some great tips to take home and try. I'd highly recommend the Thai Cooking Class for anyone who enjoys thai food.


Pria Pillay Nov 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Great choice of dishes. Friendly cheerful teacher. Great venue, delicious cocktails. Accommodated dietary requirements. Will be back!

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Pria Pillay


Mika Sato Nov 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Tong was a great teacher and it was fairly easy to follow his instructions or ask for help if we got stuck. The food we made was so yummy and definitely could see myself making the recipes at home!


Anthony Oar Nov 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Georgia Robertson Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



We got this class as an anniversary gift and it was amazing. The venue was beautiful. Our teacher was very patient in explaining and demonstrating each step, which meant that we were able to create amazing recipes. It was a great time


Oscar Morales Nov 2021

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two



Teacher was very good and keep you interested. The venue is nice, and the atmosphere was friendly.


Nicolette Brewer Nov 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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 workshop review by Nicolette Brewer


Fiona Bruce Oct 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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.


Melissa Walker Oct 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two



Bellissimo! Wow. What an amazing menu and class. Vanilla Zulu, this was so much fun. Chef Ada is the most amazing teacher. She is patient and helps everyone through each step of the menu. This is my second Chef Ada class and it won’t be my last. Thank you!

Cooking workshop review by Melissa Walker


Jessica Power Oct 2021

Healthy Eating Masterclass



This was a fantastic class! The teacher was very knowledgeable and friendly, very engaging to listen to and explained techniques and tips well. We got to see the meals prepared or they were explained to us and we could ask questions followed by preparing (most of) the meals ourselves so we could apply the recipes and taste what we had cooked. The food was all very fresh and very generous portions for  + more

Healthy Eating Masterclass review by Jessica Power


Michael Marco Oct 2021

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two



Tong was amazing. Did Thai part 2, vegetarian version. Thank you Tong, such a bubbly nature

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two review by Michael Marco


Rachna Singh Oct 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two



I loved the Thai cooking class, will attend part 1 as well. Tom chef was brilliant chatty and brilliant. We had three course meal from scratch and I made green curry first time from scratch and they teach you presentation as well.

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part Two review by Rachna Singh


Amanda Loftus Sep 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Marta Newport Sep 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Sally Parenti Sep 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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!


Danielle Stowasser Sep 2021

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class



Luciana led us through three beautiful savory Spanish tapas dishes and then yummy dessert. She was great! Nice to have Spanish-speaking chef from Argentina. Great course for any level of cooking skills. They catered for another attendee who needed gluten-free and lactose free ingredients. It was great to taste the natilla made on coconut cream she made. I think I’ll use that instead too when I make  + more

Cooking workshop review by Danielle Stowasser


Rachna Singh Sep 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence



I loved the French cooking class, we had chef Elle, she is so lovely. I loved all the dishes we had and she gave so many cooking tips. Really helpful ! Hopefully follow some recipes at home. Thanks once again

Cooking workshop review by Rachna Singh Sydney


Millie Bawden Sep 2021

Asian Street Food Cooking Class



Tong was an amazing teacher. He was funny, engaging and made the whole experience worthwhile. I would totally recommend Tong as a teacher! The venue is a great space. Materials were easy to find throughout the class and very professional. The class was very good value for the money paid. The staff are extremely professional and approachable, making the experience even better! I will definitely  + more

Asian Street Food Cooking Class review by Millie Bawden


Leeanne Soto Aug 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Fabulous chef! funny, friendly and helpfulHad an amazing time, lots of laughter, gained great knowledge and techniquesThe food tasted amazing and loads of leftovers to take home, bonusAlso have to mention the cocktails, absolutely beautiful in taste and presentation Highly recommend without question.

Japanese Cooking Masterclass review by Leeanne Soto Sydney


Benjamin Porter Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Breakfast Masterclass



I had a great time, the kitchen is clean and well maintained, Elle was a great teacher. Would love to go back again and continue to learn more.


Gael Chambers Aug 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part Two



This experience was absolutely so much fun. The making of Italian food with a knowledgeable positive Chef in a relaxed environment was awesome! My group had the best day and couldn’t stop talking about it! Thank you so much for the wonderful Chef & ladies who made this day special we thoroughly enjoyed the positive vibes and encouragement the atmosphere was relaxed a lot of laughs and so much fun. Our group will definitely be returning and telling many more about this wonderful fun experience. Thank you so much “Brofessionals” group


Nancy Gillam Aug 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Melissa Walker Aug 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One



This class has had to be rescheduled due to COVID lockdown in Brisbane. Vanilla Zulu were great to deal with and had plenty of other dates to choose from.


Emily Rowe Aug 2021

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



What a fun class! Definitely a good mix of men and women, the chef was hilarious and the food was to die for. I'm rebooking for the thai class next!

Cooking workshop review by Emily Rowe Sydney


Edwina Tam Aug 2021

Breakfast Masterclass



I totally enjoyed the class, Elle our teacher is very professional and efficient. We’ve made croissants and brioche, though I’ve made them before, these are much easier recipes to follow. The demo and instructions by chef Elle were clear and in details. She came around and checked on every one of us. I haven’t had much success of making egg Benedict, Elle made it so simple and now I can have egg Benedict every morning (only if I have time and no cholesterols problem). All ingredients were provided at the workshop. We’ve had a feast after  + more


Karen McLaughlin-Flemming Jul 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Our teacher Tang was great and very helpful and skilled. He made everything simple to understand and was happy to demonstrate as often as we wanted. Finished with a scrumptious meal of all the wonderful things we had cooked. Highly recommend for both skilled and non skilled cooks to be

Cooking workshop review by Karen McLaughlin-Flemming


Lis Clough Jul 2021

Vegan Cooking Masterclass



Class eas great! Chef Mel gave lots of clever tips and we made some stunning dishes all sprinkled with great humour! She made everything sound so easy! Venue was great!

Vegan Cooking Masterclass review by Lis Clough


Annette Learey Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



My partner and I had a great afternoon learning how to make Udon noodles in dashi stock, gyoza, and nigiri. The teacher was friendly and easy to understand and would come and help when you asked. The recipe instructions that each table had were also easy to understand. All of the menial vegetable prep and dishwashing was done by the staff so we got to focus our time learning the more complicated steps. I'm keen to go back again and do the Thai classes as our teacher was a Thai chef.


Kate Lindsay Jul 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Madeleine Steinke Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Breakfast Masterclass



Our teachers were amazing! Chef Mel is super helpful and full of knowledge. All materials were provided and the food was delicious. I can’t wait to do another class!

Breakfast Masterclass review by Madeleine Steinke


Melissa Walker Jun 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Carissa Paulger Jun 2021

Japanese Cooking Masterclass



Felt very rushed and chaotic. Having a loud Spanish class beside us made it very hard to hear our instructor and understand the instructions given to us.


Rebecca Jones Jun 2021

Spanish Tapas Cooking Class



What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon with loved ones! Excellent instruction and wonderful food. Thank you


Alison Leeson Jun 2021

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Cooking class



This was an amazing course. The fact that it was virtual meant i could learn from an amazing chef ouside of my state ! she was so friendly and helpful and the skills were so helpful. I have wowed friends with the meals since . thankyou :)


Malyson Sayabath May 2021

Desserts and Pastries Cooking Class



Thoroughly enjoyed learning and meeting new people. Love it! I Would definitely recommend the class.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Malyson Sayabath Sydney


Felicity Marshall May 2021

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One



was a very enjoyable class, the teachers were patient and went though the information and steps very clearly.


Suzanne Andersen May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Authentic Thai Cooking Class: Part One



A fantastic evening. Recipes provided will be used often. Given many extra hints throughout the class . Even learning how to crack an egg, one handed. We were fortunate to have Tong as our teacher, with his smile and effervescent personality, definitely made the experience so enjoyable. Keen to return for further classes.


Claire Hassett May 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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


Anita Groves May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence



We had the best time night out at Vanilla Zulu. Mel was such fun! What a great sense of humour, a very charismatic teacher! We learned a bunch of different skills but also ate the beautiful food me made, while sipping on our vino! The bar was a great feature, and the facilities were top notch. We did the French cuisine lesson but the Spanish tapas lesson was occurring concurrently- we will be going  + more

French Cooking Class: a Taste of Provence review by Anita Groves


James Smyth Apr 2021

Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Part One



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

Cooking workshop review by James Smyth


Devon Roach Apr 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

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


Donna Mackenzie Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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  + more

Breakfast Masterclass review by Jessica Spina


Donna Hart Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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


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

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

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  + more


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

Authentic 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  + more

Cooking workshop review by Roberta Mango Sydney


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 Sydney


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

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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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