Calendar of local events

 

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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 1 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 2 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 2 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 2 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 6 August: Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter & Sage Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoli. 30th July: Gnoochi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Angel Biscuits; and Cannoli w/ Pasticceria Cream 23rd July: Pappardelle w/ [...]
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 2 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
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Food photography 09:30
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Jul 3 @ 09:30 – 12:30
This class is for food bloggers, bakers or restaurant/cafe owners. It will focus on taking great images of food using your own, or easily obtainable, equipment. It will cover such aspects as: the right equipment; [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Tortelloni and ravioli class 10:00
Tortelloni and ravioli class @ That's Amore Cheese
Jul 3 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: How to make fresh pasta dough. How to make tagliatelle, spinach & ricotta tortelli and pumpkin ravioli. What you will get: Cheese tasting and drinks. That’s Amore apron to take home.
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 3 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 14th August: Arancini; Gnocchi Di Ricotta w/ Mushrom Sauce; and Cartocci w/ Italian Pasticcera Cream. 7th August: Fettucini w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Ciambelle. 31st July: Fusilli w/ Involtini; [...]
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 3 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 3 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 3 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken, [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jul 4 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 4 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 15th August: Cavatelli w/ Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w/ Pasticcera Italian Cream; and Angel Biscuits. 8th August: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Potatoes & Mushroom Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream. 1st August: Arancini; [...]
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 4 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tacos de guisado, tortillas, guacamole, [...]
Mozzarella cheese making class 14:00
Mozzarella cheese making class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Jul 4 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Giorgio Linguanti, founder and cheesemaker of That’s Amore Cheese, will share his secrets to making their signature mozzarella. You will learn how to hand-stretch fresh mozzarella cheese from curd and then how to shape mozzarella [...]
Spanish cooking master class 18:30
Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 4 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine and beer. The menu: tortilla de patatas, calmares y [...]
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Kids in the garden 13:00
Kids in the garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Take your kids to the community garden to learn about compost, worms and seed planting. Read about the community garden.
Truffle masterclass 19:00
Truffle masterclass @ Mister Bianco
Jul 7 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Chef Joe Vargetto will demonstrate how to use truffles within dishes while guests get to enjoy a tasting of each of the dishes accompanied with wine.
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
La cucina della Sardegna 18:30
La cucina della Sardegna @ La Cucina di Sandra
Jul 8 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Sardinia. Discover new ingredients to use and where to shop for them. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 9 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 9 @ 14:00 – 16:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 9 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 6 August: Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter & Sage Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoli. 30th July: Gnoochi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Angel Biscuits; and Cannoli w/ Pasticceria Cream 23rd July: Pappardelle w/ [...]
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Winter fruit tree pruning workshop 09:00
Winter fruit tree pruning workshop @ Edendale
Jul 10 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Winter is the best time to prune most deciduous fruit trees. Join Justin Calverley and learn how to best care for your fruit trees for health and to maximise your yield for next season. Bring [...]
Authentic Mexican 10:00
Authentic Mexican @ CERES
Jul 10 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Mexican cuisine. Improve your culinary skills. Work with seasonal ingredients. Presenter: Matt Baker from Whe-Eat. Menu: blackened chicken thighs with quinoa; Mexican corn on the cob; Mexican white bait fritters tortillas [...]
Beeswax wraps 10:00
Beeswax wraps @ CERES
Jul 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: How to make and maintain their own beeswax wraps. Learn skills that are transferable to the home environment. Bundling techniques. Presenter: Emma Grace. You will learn how to make and maintain [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 10 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Flavours of Coburg food tour 10:00
Flavours of Coburg food tour @ Coburg Library
Jul 10 @ 10:00 – 13:00
You will experience the cultural delights of 6 different countries over 8 unique food stops. With a mixture of sweet and savoury tastings, you will soon discover that Coburg is an ideal foodie destination for [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 10 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 14th August: Arancini; Gnocchi Di Ricotta w/ Mushrom Sauce; and Cartocci w/ Italian Pasticcera Cream. 7th August: Fettucini w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Ciambelle. 31st July: Fusilli w/ Involtini; [...]
Truffle masterclass 12:00
Truffle masterclass @ Mister Bianco
Jul 10 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Chef Joe Vargetto will demonstrate how to use truffles within dishes while guests get to enjoy a tasting of each of the dishes accompanied with wine.
Tree pruning workshop 13:00
Tree pruning workshop @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 10 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Led by Robin Gale-Baker. Learn which fruit trees to prune when, and the difference between heading cuts and the two types of thinning cuts and their purposes. Learn how to keep your trees low for [...]
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 10 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 10 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Indonesian cooking master class 18:30
Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 10 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on Indonesian Bali cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: bumbu merah, kecap [...]
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Artisan bread making 08:00
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jul 11 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Savory [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Vegan cheese making 10:00
Vegan cheese making @ CERES
Jul 11 @ 10:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: How to make your own vegan cheese. How to make vegan milks, creamy spreads and dairy-free desserts. Presenter: Nase Supplitt.
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 11 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 15th August: Cavatelli w/ Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w/ Pasticcera Italian Cream; and Angel Biscuits. 8th August: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Potatoes & Mushroom Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream. 1st August: Arancini; [...]
Chocolate discovery class 11:00
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jul 11 @ 11:00 – 12:00
This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate and truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their [...]
Italian cooking master class 14:00
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 11 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: insalata, pappardelle, ragu al Genovese [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 11 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Pizza making party 18:30
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 11 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
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Farmers market workshop series: the A-Z overview of food labelling 10:00
Farmers market workshop series: the A-Z overview of food labelling @ Alphington Farmers' Market
Jul 13 @ 10:00 – 11:30
They will talk about some of the traps for new players like food laws, compliant processing, retail and wholesale pricing, distribution and logistics, and open up more avenues to get your produce to more customers. [...]
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Jul 13 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Getting the best from your soil 13:00
Getting the best from your soil @ Coburg Library
Jul 13 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Diana Cotter, will discuss organic mulch, compost, watering and closed farming systems. Registrations essential.
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Sourdough breadmaking workshop 10:00
Sourdough breadmaking workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Jul 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to make sourdough at home. Taught by Sandy Bennett. Participants will learn step-by-step, have the opportunity to ask questions and receive take-home notes. Lunch will be provided.
Seed saving workshop 14:00
Seed saving workshop @ Greenhills Neighbourhood House
Jul 14 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Gather amongst the veggie boxes and join Tim who will be running a workshop in the basics, processes and tricks behind seed saving from your produce and plants.
Moreland Local Food Forum and networking 17:30
Moreland Local Food Forum and networking @ Counihan Gallery
Jul 14 @ 17:30 – 19:30
Celebrate the achievements of the local food community. Participate in conversations about local food projects. There will also be facilitated networking, providing opportunities to connect with others who are passionate about creating a sustainable, just [...]
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) 18:30
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) @ CERES
Jul 14 @ 18:30 – 21:30
There will be around weekday evening sessions between 14th July and 6th November, each 6.30-9.30pm, plus some weekend days. This is a classroom-based, theoretical course with site visits, not a hands-on, practical or gardening course. [...]
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Intro to urban farming (8 sessions) 09:30
Intro to urban farming (8 sessions) @ Bridge Darebin
Jul 15 @ 09:30 – 13:30
8 sessions, each 9.30am-1.30pm, starting Thursday, 15th July and ending Thursday, 2nd September. Get your hands dirty and learn all the skills necessary to work on micro farms, residential edible gardens and community gardens. Subjects [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 15 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 16 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 16 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn to craft your own pizza dough from scratch. Taste a variety of topping combinations. Eat together at the end with a couple of glasses of wine.
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class 18:00
Rosa’s Friday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 16 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 6 August: Ravioli Di Ricotta w/ Burnt Butter & Sage Sauce; Arancini; and Crostoli. 30th July: Gnoochi w/ Mushroom Sauce; Angel Biscuits; and Cannoli w/ Pasticceria Cream 23rd July: Pappardelle w/ [...]
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 16 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu: chicken tikka masala, prawn curry [...]
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Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 17 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Organic propagation of vegetables and herbs 10:00
Organic propagation of vegetables and herbs @ CERES
Jul 17 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Improve your gardening skills. How to produce new plants from seeds, cuttings and division. Seasonal timing for growth. Presenter: Justin Calverley. Learn the basics of how to produce new plants from [...]
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour 10:00
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Jul 17 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of [...]
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Saturday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 17 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 14th August: Arancini; Gnocchi Di Ricotta w/ Mushrom Sauce; and Cartocci w/ Italian Pasticcera Cream. 7th August: Fettucini w/ Chicken & Mushroom Sauce; Crostoli; and Ciambelle. 31st July: Fusilli w/ Involtini; [...]
Chinese cooking master class 14:00
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 17 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
Queensland fruit fly workshop 14:00
Queensland fruit fly workshop @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Jul 17 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Led by Angelo Eliades. Queensland fruit fly is one of the most damaging pests of fruit, vegetables and berries in Melbourne gardens. In this workshopm you will learn about the best ways to manage them, [...]
Reduce food waste and make compost 14:00
Reduce food waste and make compost @ Reservoir Neighbourhood House
Jul 17 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Learn some practical ways to help save the planet, save money and live a little lighter. Call to confirm your attendance (9462 4611).
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 17 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Going native Australia 18:30
Going native Australia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 17 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Make a 3 course meal using local and native ingredients, including ,learning their health benefits, and then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jul 18 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Winter fruit tree maintenance 09:30
Winter fruit tree maintenance @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Jul 18 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: Pruning – formative and maintenance of new and established fruit trees. Also, selection and planting of new fruit trees. Winter fruit tree maintenance practices for pest and disease prevention, control and [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class 10:30
Rosa’s Sunday traditional Italian cooking class @ Private address
Jul 18 @ 10:30 – 14:30
Book by email (rosascookingclass@gmail.com). 15th August: Cavatelli w/ Meatball Sauce; Cornetti w/ Pasticcera Italian Cream; and Angel Biscuits. 8th August: Arancini; Gnocchi w/ Potatoes & Mushroom Sauce; and Canrocci w/ Italian Cream. 1st August: Arancini; [...]
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 11:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 18 @ 11:00 – 12:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.
Japanese gyoza cooking with Jo Kendray 12:00
Japanese gyoza cooking with Jo Kendray @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Jul 18 @ 12:00 – 14:00
Masterchef contestant Jo Kendray will show you how make a traditional gyoza filling from scratch. Using pre-made dumpling wrappers, you will learn how to fold your dumpling into the traditional gyoza shapes. You will also [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Jul 18 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 18 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Vegan cooking master class 18:30
Vegan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine or beer. The menu will include dishes from Japan, [...]
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Live like tomorrow matters (5 sessions) 10:00
Live like tomorrow matters (5 sessions) @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Jul 20 @ 10:00 – 11:00
This program will covers topics from how and where to shop to reduce your footprint, how to eat well using food you grow yourself as well as tips for living a life that’s more in [...]
Wine workshop for enthusiasts 19:00
Wine workshop for enthusiasts @ Hawthorn Community House
Jul 20 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Join Lily for a fun introduction to what we can taste from the wine, differences between shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, how to pair food and much more.
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How to make beeswax food wraps 18:30
How to make beeswax food wraps @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Jul 21 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Using fabric and beeswax, Helena from Work-Shop Melbourne will show you a foolproof process for food preservation involving zero plastic. You’ll learn how to mix, apply and bake your wraps, as well as how to [...]
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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Jul 22 @ 09:00 – 15:00
14 sessions over a period of a few months. Presenters: Justin Calverley and Donna Livermore. The topics to be covered will include: permaculture, fruit production, soil preparation, preserving, beekeeping, composting, vegetable growing, propagation, seed collection, [...]
Insect hotel workshop 10:00
Insect hotel workshop @ Plaza Park near Doncaster Library
Jul 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Insect hotels are structures created to provide shelter for insects. Find out more and make your own to take home at this session with Kaye Roberts-Palmer.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
The cuisine of Central Italy 18:30
The cuisine of Central Italy @ La Cucina di Sandra
Jul 22 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: Discover the food of Abruzzo. How to prepare authentic Italian food from the Abruzzo region. How to adapt Australian produce to Italian dishes. What you will get: A three-course meal with [...]
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class 19:30
Nonna & Mum’s cooking class @ The Thorn 3071
Jul 22 @ 19:30 – 22:00
 
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Mushroom sprouting workshop 11:00
Mushroom sprouting workshop @ Greensborough Plaza
Jul 23 @ 11:00 – 11:30
This workshop will take place three times, at 11am, 11.40am and 12.30pm. Learn how to grown your own mushrooms. This workshop will introduce you to the world of fungi and different methods of mushroom cultivation [...]
Mushroom sprouting workshop 11:40
Mushroom sprouting workshop @ Greensborough Plaza
Jul 23 @ 11:40 – 12:10
This workshop will take place three times, at 11am, 11.40am and 12.30pm. Learn how to grown your own mushrooms. This workshop will introduce you to the world of fungi and different methods of mushroom cultivation [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 23 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Mushroom sprouting workshop 12:30
Mushroom sprouting workshop @ Greensborough Plaza
Jul 23 @ 12:30 – 13:00
This workshop will take place three times, at 11am, 11.40am and 12.30pm. Learn how to grown your own mushrooms. This workshop will introduce you to the world of fungi and different methods of mushroom cultivation [...]
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 23 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 23 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: chao shuo, ganbian sijidou, mapo [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 23 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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DIY Mushrooms 10:00
DIY Mushrooms @ CERES
Jul 24 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Presenter: Brendan Morse. you will be shown the secrets to successfully growing mushrooms at home. You will learn the growing methods for oyster and shitake mushrooms, including inoculation and sterilisation, and be introduced to basic [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Pruning and care of fruit trees 10:00
Pruning and care of fruit trees @ CERES
Jul 24 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to grow a variety of fruit and nut trees in your backyard. Pruning techniques. Pest and disease management. Presenter: Justin Calverley.
Chocolate discovery class 13:00
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jul 24 @ 13:00 – 14:00
This class includes indulging in a range of chocolate and truffle tastings, the chance to learn about how chocolate is made, and finding out about the inspiration behind each of their specialty ranges with their [...]
Home composting for beginners 14:00
Home composting for beginners @ Edendale
Jul 24 @ 14:00 – 15:30
What you will learn: How to compost at home. Simple to follow composting steps. Common problems and solutions.
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 24 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: phrik nam plaa, kaeng khiao wan, kaeng [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 24 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Street food of Asia 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 24 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Prepare and cook a varied menu, utilising a wide range of techniques along the way. Finish the class by tasting all of your creations [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Jul 25 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: Experimenting with bread. The bread baking process with each step explained. How to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home. Pizza [...]
Food photography 09:00
Food photography @ Croydon Camera House Studio
Jul 25 @ 09:00 – 16:00
This workshop will focus basic food photography, simple lighting techniques, using a variety of backgrounds, composition, depth of field and detail of composition. Bring your camera, tripod, flash and notebook.
Cheddar cheese making 10:00
Cheddar cheese making @ CERES
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: How to make your own cheddar cheese. How to make ricotta cheese. About different cheeses. Presenters: Janet Clayton and Charlene Angus from Cheeselinks.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Wok it real good 10:30
Wok it real good @ Under the Pickle Tree
Jul 25 @ 10:30 – 15:00
Facilitated by Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how to season a wok for its first use. Then use your wok to cook some Thai, Vietnamese and Malaysian dishes. You will learn how [...]
Jam making workshop 13:30
Jam making workshop @ Studio 1 Community Hub
Jul 25 @ 13:30 – 16:30
Learn how to make jam the old fashioned way. Bring a clean jar with a metal lid.
Winter garden wonder 13:30
Winter garden wonder @ Span Community House
Jul 25 @ 13:30 – 15:00
In this workshop, you will learn about: Why it’s great to grow your own food. Composting and creating healthy soil. How to propagate herbs and save seeds for next season. Seasonality and how to create [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Jul 25 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Visit the oldest single malt whisky distillery on mainland Australia. The tour will include conducted by the distiller himself where you will learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts. Touch, smell and taste all the [...]
Sicilian arancini cooking class 14:00
Sicilian arancini cooking class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Jul 25 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Family Food Fight Contestants Concetta Pluchinotta-Varone and her mother Pina Pluchinotta will show you how to fill, shape and crumb a variety of arancini plus how to make a traditional napoli sauce. Once you have [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 25 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 25 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 25 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
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Farmers market workshop series: pricing for profit 10:00
Farmers market workshop series: pricing for profit @ Alphington Farmers' Market
Jul 27 @ 10:00 – 11:30
They will talk about some of the traps for new players like food laws, compliant processing, retail and wholesale pricing, distribution and logistics, and open up more avenues to get your produce to more customers. [...]
The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Jul 27 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Learn about flours and how they interact with other ingredients. Learn a variety of techniques and textures to create many different types of biscuits from shortbreads, to fancy petit fours, wedged with ganache and dipped [...]
Miss Penny Cakes – sweet demonstration 19:00
Miss Penny Cakes – sweet demonstration @ Coburg Library
Jul 27 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Penny Kerasiotis will demonstrate how to make Greek cakes and sweets. Registrations essential.
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 29 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Vegetarian cooking class 18:30
Vegetarian cooking class @ La Cucina di Sandra
Jul 29 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: Vegetarian recipes with simple ingredients. How to use leftovers to prepare creative and ingenious dishes. How to cook delicious meals on a budget. What you will get: A three-course meal with [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 30 @ 12:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 30 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary wine. The menu: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
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Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 31 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience teaching you how to make dumplings from scratch. Sit and eat together at the end with a glass of sparkling wine. The ingredients for the various dumplings will include [...]
Tortelloni and ravioli class 10:00
Tortelloni and ravioli class @ That's Amore Cheese
Jul 31 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What you will learn: How to make fresh pasta dough. How to make tagliatelle, spinach & ricotta tortelli and pumpkin ravioli. What you will get: Cheese tasting and drinks. That’s Amore apron to take home.
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour 10:00
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Jul 31 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques and importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, exploring the art of [...]
Choux pastry workshop 11:00
Choux pastry workshop @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Jul 31 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Learn how to make traditional Parisian choux pastry. Fill with decadent flavours and glaze with specialised finishes to create six pastries to take home and enjoy.
Japanese cooking master class 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 31 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary winer. The menu: makizushi, dashi, ramen and okonomiyaki.
Set up a worm farm 14:00
Set up a worm farm @ Edendale
Jul 31 @ 14:00 – 15:00
A worm farm can be one of the best ways to dispose of food scraps and, at the same time, produce vermi-juice (worm tea) and vermicast (worm castings) for use on the garden. Learn how [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Jul 31 @ 14:30 – 15:30
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Jul 31 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Explore the fundamentals of cooking ingredients, spices and flavour profile, then enjoy with complimentary beer and wine. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken, [...]

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