Calendar of local events

 

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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Mar 2 @ 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 [...]
Nonna’s comfort food (Italian) 18:30
Nonna’s comfort food (Italian) @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 2 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to incorporate Australian ingredients into classic Italian dishes. How to update traditional Italian dishes for modern living. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, [...]
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Honey bees (for primary schoolers) 16:00
Honey bees (for primary schoolers) @ Mt Evelyn Community House
Mar 3 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Holly from Holly’s Backyard Bees will brings in her observation hive so that the children can see a real honey bee colony in action. A demonstration of beekeeping tools and suit will be provided, along [...]
Sicilian pasta secrets 19:00
Sicilian pasta secrets @ Mister Bianco
Mar 3 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Learn about Sicilian pasta classics. Watch Joe Vargetto prepares a series of dishes and taste each dish accompanied with wine.
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 4 @ 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 Puglia 18:30
La cucina della Puglia @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 4 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: Discover fish, pulses and greens cooked in a way you have never tasted before. Learn about one of the most interesting and diverse cuisine in Italy. What you will get: A [...]
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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
Mar 5 @ 12:00 – 13:30
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 14:00
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 5 @ 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
Mar 5 @ 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 [...]
La cucina della Sardegna 18:30
La cucina della Sardegna @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 5 @ 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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Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 6 @ 09:00 – 09:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 10:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 6 @ 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 [...]
Stuart and Christine’s garden tour 10:00
Stuart and Christine’s garden tour @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Visit a large fruit and vegetable growing garden. The soil here, although originally poor silty clay, is now a carbon enriched loam due to the addition of manures, minerals, compost and brown coal. Stuart has [...]
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) 10:00
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Mar 6 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Mar 6 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Preparing an autumn/winter vegetable garden 12:00
Preparing an autumn/winter vegetable garden @ Macleod Organic Community Garden
Mar 6 @ 12:00 – 14:00
No need to book – just turn up. March is the best time to begin preparations for autumn planting. Presented by Robin Gale-Baker, this workshop will cover soil preparation for six groups of vegetables, watering, [...]
Sicilian pasta secrets 12:00
Sicilian pasta secrets @ Mister Bianco
Mar 6 @ 12:00 – 14:30
Learn about Sicilian pasta classics. Watch Joe Vargetto prepares a series of dishes and taste each dish accompanied with wine.
Chocolate discovery class 12:30
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 6 @ 12:30 – 13:30
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 [...]
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 6 @ 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 [...]
Who’s who in the garden: cultivate more than just plants 14:00
Who’s who in the garden: cultivate more than just plants @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 6 @ 14:00 – 15:30
Get to know some of the diverse range of insects that live in a garden: the good, the ‘bad’ and the beautiful. Learn how to create a healthy and diverse ecosystem that will encourage beneficial [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 6 @ 14:30 – 16:00
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 18:30
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 6 @ 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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Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 7 @ 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 [...]
Robin and Paul’s garden tour 13:00
Robin and Paul’s garden tour @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 7 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Robin and Paul grow edible plants organised on permaculture principles in both their front and back gardens. The front garden is primarily citrus trees, together with blueberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and babaco. The rear garden has [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 7 @ 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 [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 14:00
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 7 @ 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, [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 7 @ 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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Sicilian food 18:30
Sicilian food @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 9 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Sicily. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal. A full set of [...]
Kefir and yoghurt making 19:00
Kefir and yoghurt making @ Hawthorn Community House
Mar 9 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Yoghurt and kefir can be a healthy part of our everyday diet. Learn how to make your own fresh yoghurt and kefir, how use it in smoothies, ice-cream, dips or to make kefir cheese. There [...]
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Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) 09:00
Complete urban farmer (14 sessions) @ CERES
Mar 10 @ 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, [...]
Autumn seasonal gardening 18:30
Autumn seasonal gardening @ Nunawading Library
Mar 10 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Seasonal garden maintenance helps your plants get the right care when they need it. Discover how to best prepare your beds and plants for the winter and spring months with composting, pruning and organic pest [...]
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 11 @ 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 [...]
Produce in pots 18:30
Produce in pots @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 21:00
What you will learn: Why edibles fail and what how to improve their chances of success. How to choose the right pots, potting mix, additives and mulches. The best fruit and vegetables options for pots, [...]
Sicilian food 18:30
Sicilian food @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 11 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Sicily. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal. A full set of [...]
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Dumplings workshop 10:00
Dumplings workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Learn how to make dumplings from scratch. Afterwards, sit down and enjoy the dumplings you made for lunch.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 12 @ 12:00 – 13:30
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.
Thai cooking master class 18:30
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 12 @ 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 [...]
The cuisine of Central Italy 18:30
The cuisine of Central Italy @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 12 @ 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 [...]
Vietnamese cooking master class 18:30
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 12 @ 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: nuoc cham, goi du du, pho ga, [...]
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Summer preserves 09:30
Summer preserves @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 13 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to preserve fruit and vegetables for use in the future. How to bottle preserves. The selection and sterilisation of jars. Join Lucy Marasco to learn the basics of preserving, including [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 13 @ 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 [...]
Growing and cooking with bushfoods 10:00
Growing and cooking with bushfoods @ CERES
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to identify and harvest bush foods. How to grow and maintain bush foods in the home garden. How to incorporate bush foods into everyday recipes. What you will get: Handouts [...]
Queensland Fruit Fly 10:00
Queensland Fruit Fly @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 13 @ 10:00 – 10:30
A talk by Angelo Eliades. No need to book – just turn up.
Julie and David’s garden tour 10:30
Julie and David’s garden tour @ Private garden (address provided on booking)
Mar 13 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Julie and David’s small garden grows a variety of fruit, flowers and vegetables, and is designed and managed along permaculture lines. The visit will include discussion on how Julie manages garden pests, which have been [...]
Tea making workshop 13:00
Tea making workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 13 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Learn how to propagate, cultivate, and brew your own herbal teas at home. Taught by Nicola and Harriet.
Fermented foods 14:00
Fermented foods @ Trentwood at the Hub
Mar 13 @ 14:00 – 16:00
You will learn all about the associated benefits of fermented food while making sauerkraut and kimchi.
Food photography 14:00
Food photography @ Eltham Living and Learning Centre
Mar 13 @ 14:00 – 17:00
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; [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 13 @ 14:30 – 16:00
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.
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 13 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 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 [...]
Bees knees with Sam Harrison 10:00
Bees knees with Sam Harrison @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 14:00
View bees, their behaviour, wax comb, larvae, pollen and honey stores up close. The bees will be afely sealed in an observation frame. You can turn up any time to view the display and ask [...]
Beeswax wraps 10:00
Beeswax wraps @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 12:00
This workshop will show you how easy beeswax wraps are to make for yourself or as gifts. You will need to bring along with you a piece of material 28cm by 28cm. It must be [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 14 @ 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 [...]
Miso making and katsuobushi shaving workshop 10:00
Miso making and katsuobushi shaving workshop @ Melbourne Farmers Market Kitchen
Mar 14 @ 10:00 – 13:00
What is included: A presentation on ‘koji fermentation’. A presentation on katsuobushi making process. Make your own miso and take home. Katsuobushi shaving. Tasting katsuo-dashi and various kinds of miso. Omusubi rice balls for lunch. [...]
Lets make dumplings 11:00
Lets make dumplings @ The Humble Dumpling
Mar 14 @ 11:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to make a range of dumplings including the dough. About Asian ingredients and how to use them. Some of the secrets of an Asian Kitchen. You will learn how to [...]
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 14 @ 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, [...]
Vegan handmade pasta class 17:00
Vegan handmade pasta class @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Mar 14 @ 17:00 – 19:00
Nadia Fragnito will teach you how to make tofu ricotta filled ravioli using the recipe from her cookbook Discovering Vegan Italian. You will make the pasta dough from scratch and you will also learn how [...]
Spanish cooking master class 18:30
Spanish cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 14 @ 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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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Mar 16 @ 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 [...]
Sowing edible crops 16:00
Sowing edible crops @ Chirnside Park Community Hub
Mar 16 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Learn how to sow seeds including lettuce, radish, peas, beetroot and rocket into growing containers that can be found around the house (e.g. milk and egg cartons). Learn about safety while gardening, feel the seed [...]
Sri Lankan cooking class 18:00
Sri Lankan cooking class @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 16 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Experience the tastes, smells and sounds of Sri Lankan cooking. You will make two different curries, coconut sambal and a side dish. Afterwards, you’ll sit down and enjoy a Sri Lankan feast.
A seafood feast 18:30
A seafood feast @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 16 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare seafood as an entrée, main course or as finger food. Techniques for cooking seafood successfully. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, [...]
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Sourdough basics 18:30
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Mar 17 @ 18:30 – 21:30
In this class for beginners, The Fermented Mumma will teach you how to create your own tough-crusted and dense sourdough. Introduce yourself to a sourdough starter and explore its mechanics and proper care. This workshop [...]
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Bee a pollinator 10:30
Bee a pollinator @ Whittlesea Community Garden, Whittlesea Community Activity Centre
Mar 18 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Join Katrina from ‘Buzz and Dig’ to learn all about native bees and build your own bee hotel. Registration by phone (9716 3361) or email.
A night in Rome 18:30
A night in Rome @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 18 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic authentic Roman dishes. How to adapt Australian ingredients to Italian dishes. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 12:00 – 13:30
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 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 19 @ 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 [...]
Hotham Street Ladies workshop 18:00
Hotham Street Ladies workshop @ Abbotsford Convent, Magdalen Laundries
Mar 19 @ 18:00 – 19:30
Join the Hotham Street Ladies in an icing sugar workshop to master the art of making your own lady parts! The Hotham Street Ladies are a group of five women who make food-related work, including [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 19 @ 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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Advanced beekeeping course 09:00
Advanced beekeeping course @ Edendale
Mar 20 @ 09:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: Day to day hive inspection procedures. Hints and tips to better manage your hives. Opportunity to ask questions and learn more from a full time beekeeper. So you have bought your [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 20 @ 09:00 – 09:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 10:45
In a 45 minute ‘parent-free zone’, children aged 6–12 years can learn from their chocolatiers how to make their very own chocolate creations. Includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home [...]
Composting with Nina Bishop 10:00
Composting with Nina Bishop @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Nina is passionate about supporting people to send zero organic waste to landfill. In this workshop, learn how to compost all your household organic waste using a variety of methods to suit every situation.
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 20 @ 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 [...]
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) 10:00
Wild fermentation class (pickling and sauerkraut) @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
Mushroom cultivation workshop 13:00
Mushroom cultivation workshop @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 20 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Learn how to grow mushrooms at home. Gain an overview of the fungi life cycle, the cultivation process, building a mushroom growing chamber, harvesting and storage. Includes: course materials, an oyster mushroom growing kit per [...]
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 20 @ 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
Mar 20 @ 14:30 – 16:00
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.
Indonesian cooking master class 18:30
Indonesian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 20 @ 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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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Mar 21 @ 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
Mar 21 @ 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 [...]
Master Vietnamese finger food 10:30
Master Vietnamese finger food @ Under the Pickle Tree
Mar 21 @ 10:30 – 15:00
Facilitated by Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. Learn how to dampen and roll rice paper so your rolls stay together and how to keep them fresh so you can make them ahead for [...]
Chocolate discovery class 11:00
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Mar 21 @ 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 [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 21 @ 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 [...]
Italian cooking master class 14:00
Italian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 21 @ 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 [...]
The basics of fermenting and gut health 14:00
The basics of fermenting and gut health @ Hawthorn Community House
Mar 21 @ 14:00 – 17:00
You will journey through the different kinds of fermented food, benefits and uses. There will be lots of knowledge sharing and discussion about gut health, the principles of fermenting vegetables, making sauerkraut, kombucha and more.
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 15:30
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 21 @ 15:30 – 17:00
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 [...]
Pizza making party 18:30
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 21 @ 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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Naples and the Amalfi Coast 18:30
Naples and the Amalfi Coast @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 23 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Naples and the Amalfi Coast. How to cook fish and seafood like they do in Naples. What you will get: A three-course meal with [...]
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 25 @ 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 [...]
Gin tasting and cocktail making experience 18:30
Gin tasting and cocktail making experience @ The Fitz Cafe & Rooftop
Mar 25 @ 18:30 – 20:00
You will start by tasting a selection of The Australian Distilling Co’s gins. You will then learn how to make some gin-based cocktails whilst being given some fun facts behind the history of the gin, [...]
La cucina Toscana 18:30
La cucina Toscana @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 25 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to prepare authentic Italian food from Tuscany. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger food before the meal. A full set of [...]
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Blokes in the kitchen 08:00
Blokes in the kitchen @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Mar 26 @ 08:00 – 12:00
Learn to prepare simple meals with other blokes under Pieter’s guidance. Enjoy a shared meal and conversation to finish the session.
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 12:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 26 @ 12:00 – 13:30
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 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 26 @ 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.
Flavours of East Africa 18:00
Flavours of East Africa @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Mar 26 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Husband and wife Shukri and Abdi will teach you about the layered flavours of East African cuisine. You will make pilau ya nyama (spiced rice with meat), plus condiments to accompany this traditional dish. Enjoy [...]
Indian cooking master class 18:30
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 26 @ 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 [...]
Nonna’s comfort food (Italian) 18:30
Nonna’s comfort food (Italian) @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 26 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: How to incorporate Australian ingredients into classic Italian dishes. How to update traditional Italian dishes for modern living. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, [...]
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Veggie gardening for beginners 09:30
Veggie gardening for beginners @ Bulleen Art and Garden
Mar 27 @ 09:30 – 12:30
What you will learn: How to set up and prepare a vegetable garden. How to select, plant and care for crops. How to grow veggies in the ground, in raised beds and in pots. Presented [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 27 @ 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 [...]
Insulative cooking with Nina 10:00
Insulative cooking with Nina @ Rosanna Fire Station Community House
Mar 27 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Insulative cooking can reduce your cooking energy use by as much as 80%. Once this low energy, slow cooking method is understood, people often discover other unexpected benefits – of convenience and wonderful flavours. Patterns [...]
Passata party vol. 1 10:00
Passata party vol. 1 @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Mar 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00
Learn the art of passata. Using their handmade mouli (passata machine), you will work together to pick, clean, boil, mash, sieve and bottle their fresh tomatoes and take home a bottle of passata. Spaghetti will [...]
Sourdough bread 10:00
Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Mar 27 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Bring a container to take home your dough to bake at home. This class is best suited to those who have some experience with [...]
Bee hive tour 10:30
Bee hive tour @ Rivers of Yarrambat
Mar 27 @ 10:30 – 12:30
Your tour, led by Nathan Stewart, a professional Doreen-based beekeeper from Maya ‘Xala Honey, will include suiting up in protective gear, lighting a bee smoker, and spending two hours as real life beekeeper. Initially, Nathan [...]
Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop 10:30
Beginners composting, worm farming and bokashi workshop @ Glen Park Community Centre
Mar 27 @ 10:30 – 11:30
They will demonstrate how to use each system as well as ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting tips. Participants will also be given a tour of the adjacent community garden
Sourdough workshop 11:00
Sourdough workshop @ Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House
Mar 27 @ 11:00 – 15:00
The Fermented Mumma will break down this traditional bread making method into simple easy-to-follow steps. You will take home a ready-to-bake sourdough as well as instructions, electronic and hard copy, a jar of bubbly starter [...]
Building a veggie box 14:00
Building a veggie box @ Newlands Neighbourhood House
Mar 27 @ 14:00 – 17:00
You will learn how to make a garden bed and you will create a low cost bed for the Newlands Community Garden.
Chinese cooking master class 14:00
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 27 @ 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 [...]
Gozleme and baklava 14:00
Gozleme and baklava @ Trentwood at the Hub
Mar 27 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Arzu will teach you how to make gozleme and baklava from scratch. Turkish coffee will be served. Includes ingredients. BYO some containers (you will be going home with what you cook, usually about 1.5 kg [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Mar 27 @ 14:30 – 16:00
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.
Going native Australia 18:30
Going native Australia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 27 @ 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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Artisan bread making 08:00
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Mar 28 @ 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 [...]
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha 09:00
Seasonal ferments: kimchi + kombucha @ Bee Sustainable
Mar 28 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: How to cultivate, feed and keep your ferments for long and short term use. How to assess pH, sugar and alcohol levels. Relevant food safety and sanitisation for fermenting. What you [...]
DIY Mushrooms 10:00
DIY Mushrooms @ CERES
Mar 28 @ 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
Mar 28 @ 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 [...]
Local Sustainability Fair (Ringwood) 10:00
Local Sustainability Fair (Ringwood) @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Mar 28 @ 10:00 – 14:00
This fair is all about showcasing local businesses and community groups that support the residents to live more sustainable lives. There will be market stalls, plants for sale, live music, kids activities, food vans, guest [...]
Lets make dumplings 11:00
Lets make dumplings @ The Humble Dumpling
Mar 28 @ 11:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: How to make a range of dumplings including the dough. About Asian ingredients and how to use them. Some of the secrets of an Asian Kitchen. You will learn how to [...]
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting 14:00
Bakery Hill whisky distillery tour and tasting @ Bakery Hill Distillery
Mar 28 @ 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 [...]
Vegan cooking master class 18:30
Vegan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Mar 28 @ 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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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Mar 30 @ 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 [...]
Gnocchi in tutta l’Italia 18:30
Gnocchi in tutta l’Italia @ La Cucina di Sandra
Mar 30 @ 18:30 – 22:30
What you will learn: Explore the less known varieties of gnocchi. Make gnocchi of different kinds, not just from potatoes. What you will get: A three-course meal with a complimentary glass of wine, plus finger [...]
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Preserves workshop 10:00
Preserves workshop @ Balwyn Community Centre
Mar 31 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to make tomato relish, berry jam, marinated feta and olives, preserved lemons, and pickled cucumber. Lunch and morning tea provided. Taught by Sandy.
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha 18:30
The mighty booch – DIY kombucha @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Mar 31 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The Fermented Mumma will discuss the process and benefits of fermentation, the problems with pre-packaged kombucha, and the endless flavour combinations for your custom booch. She will introduce you to a scoby (which stands for [...]
Community gardens: more than just growing food 19:00
Community gardens: more than just growing food @ Balwyn Library
Mar 31 @ 19:00 – 20:00
The social and recreational benefits that community gardening provides participants are of more importance than the food produced. Join Oscar Danvers from Community Gardens Australia, who will share his research, and learn how you can [...]

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