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Mushroom growing 101 18:30
Mushroom growing 101 @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Feb 1 @ 18:30 – 21:30
You will learn the practical skills to grow a never-ending supply of mushrooms yourself, gaining the knowledge to create a self-sufficient, closed-loop ecosystem. You will also learn the 4 step lifecycle of mushroom cultivation, tips [...]
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The cook program (10 sessions) 09:30
The cook program (10 sessions) @ Brunswick Neighbourhood House
Feb 2 @ 09:30 – 13:30
On Thursdays, 9.30am-1.30pm, starting 2nd February and ending 6th April. The objective is for you to develop skills, social connection, and an awareness of pathways available to further study in hospitality. You will gain an [...]
Cooking on a budget (10 sessions) 13:30
Cooking on a budget (10 sessions) @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Feb 2 @ 13:30 – 16:30
On Thursdays for 10 weeks, starting on 2nd February, 1.30-4.30pm. Learn to cook well-balanced, nutritional food on a budget. Get essential tips on wasting less food and using more garden produce.
Design sustainable food systems (10 sessions) 17:00
Design sustainable food systems (10 sessions) @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Feb 2 @ 17:00 – 20:00
On Thursdays for 10 weeks, starting on 2nd February, 5-8pm. Get practical skills and knowledge needed for emerging resource challenges within our food systems. Learn how to navigate employment and education pathways in the sustainable [...]
Rosé blending workshop 18:00
Rosé blending workshop @ ReWine
Feb 2 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Learn about the different methods of rosé-making as you taste your way through some wines, snack on some cheeseboards and make a bottle of your own custom blend to take home.
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 2 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 tasting session with Betty Chetcuti 19:00
Vegan tasting session with Betty Chetcuti @ Watsonia Library
Feb 2 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Betty Chetcuti will demonstrate how to make a healthy Moroccan cauliflower and pumpkin couscous salad. Her book, My Vegan Cookbook, will be available to purchase at the event.
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Growing food in small spaces (9 sessions) 09:30
Growing food in small spaces (9 sessions) @ Fawkner Neighbourhood House
Feb 3 @ 09:30 – 13:30
Free subject to ACFE eligibility. On Fridays, 9.30am-1.30pm, starting 3rd February and ending 31st March. If you have a balcony, a courtyard or a patio, there are ways you can maximise space to create your [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 11:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 3 @ 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. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 3 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Chinese cooking master class 18:30
Chinese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 3 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Chinese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: sichaun wontons; chilli and sesame [...]
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Sourdough bread baking 09:00
Sourdough bread baking @ CERES
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 17:00
What you will learn: how to make your own bread; how to make your own handmade pizzas; and more about sourdough. What you will get: handmade pizzas for lunch; your own bread to take home [...]
Summer fruit tree pruning 09:00
Summer fruit tree pruning @ Edendale
Feb 4 @ 09:00 – 13:00
Many of us focus on winter as the best time to prune our fruit trees but some fruit trees benefit much more from summer pruning (e.g. stone fruit). Learn how to best care for your [...]
Digital food storytelling workshop 10:00
Digital food storytelling workshop @ Creeds Farm Living & Learning Centre
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 14:00
This workshop is primarily for Whittlesea community and school gardeners but is also open to others who are interested in documenting food stories and cultural practices. It will entail using your smartphone to create a [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour 10:00
Wild fermentation class and edible forest tour @ Edible Forest Yarra Valley Estate
Feb 4 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Louise Ward will lead you through the techniques of wild fermentation and the importance of incorporating good gut health into your diet. You will sample and learn how to make fermented foods such as pickling, [...]
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 4 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Beekeeping workshop 13:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: bee behaviour; the various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them; and the major tasks in hive management. What you will get: a wooden beehive [...]
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class 14:00
Cooking with Australian ingredients master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about some bush foods, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: smoked kangaroo tenderloin or [...]
Youth world food garden – food for everyone 14:00
Youth world food garden – food for everyone @ Oakhill Food Justice Farm
Feb 4 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This workshop is for those aged 14 to 25 years old who interested to learn more about gardening, cooking, food justice and sustainability. It will explore the challenges with sourcing food that is culturally relevant [...]
Flavours of Latin America cooking master class 18:30
Flavours of Latin America cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 4 @ 18:30 – 21:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Latin American cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: Venezuelan arepas (corn bread [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 5 @ 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 [...]
Edible weeds 10:00
Edible weeds @ CERES
Feb 5 @ 10:00 – 12:00
What you will learn: how to identify edible weeds; and how do use them in your everyday life. What you will get: detailed handouts; and samples in class of prepared edible weeds. Presenter: Lauren. Learn [...]
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 5 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Tea and chocolate pairing experience 14:00
Tea and chocolate pairing experience @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 5 @ 14:00 – 15:15
Taste around 10 different types of teas and chocolates. Discover how you can pair tea and chocolate according to a flavour tea wheel by contrasting, complementing or enhancing. Match teas with chocolates and brownies from [...]
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Urban food gardening group (9 sessions) 12:00
Urban food gardening group (9 sessions) @ Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
Feb 7 @ 12:00 – 16:00
On Tuesdays for 10 weeks, starting on 31st January, midday-4pm. Learn the foundations of growing plants by working in a fun and relaxed environment.
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Cooking class (8 sessions) 13:00
Cooking class (8 sessions) @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 8 @ 13:00 – 15:00
Wednesdays, from 8th February to 29th March, 1-3pm. Shabina will teach you how to shop for, and use, whole, nutrient-dense ingredients to create meals that are both good for you and taste good. You will [...]
Milk kefir magic 18:30
Milk kefir magic @ The Fermentary
Feb 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30
They will show you how to easily incorporate this little SCOBY into your daily routine. You will make some milk kefir and then move onto flavouring, making butter, labneh, catching the whey and then making [...]
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Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]
Laksa + Hanoi spring rolls masterclass 18:30
Laksa + Hanoi spring rolls masterclass
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00
Linh and June will show you have to make both laksa and Hanoi spring rolls. You will also get to take home a sample of their laksa paste.
Sourdough basics 18:30
Sourdough basics @ Work-Shop Melbourne
Feb 9 @ 18:30 – 20:30
The Fermented Mumma will discuss ingredient selection, starter care, and the processes of sourdough fermentation and baking. At the end, you will take your fermenting dough home to bake in the morning.
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Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 10 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Bio-craft workshop 18:00
Bio-craft workshop @ I Am Flora
Feb 10 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Awareaway, I Am Flora and Brunswick Daily have teamed up to bring you a workshop where you will learn about sustainability, regenerative products and circular processes. You will craft your own hanging planter or pair [...]
Korean cooking master class 18:30
Korean cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 10 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Korean cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: kimchi, Korean style spicy chicken; [...]
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Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) 09:30
Permaculture Design Course (100 hours) @ CERES
Feb 11 @ 09:30 – 16:30
The course will comprise a combination of Wednesday evenings (6.30-9.30pm) and weekend days (9.30am-4.30pm). It is a classroom-based, theoretical course with site visits, not a gardening course. Participants will develop: an appreciation of the fundamentals [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
Forage harvest walk 10:00
Forage harvest walk @ CERES Joe's Market Garden
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Learn how to identify edible weeds and wild medicines with Taj Scicluna (aka The Perma Pixie).
Keeping backyard chickens 10:00
Keeping backyard chickens @ Ganbu Gulinj Community Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Maria Ciavarella, from My Green Garden, will tell you all you need to know to start keeping backyard chickens, including: what is needed to keep chooks; how to keep them safe from pests and foxes; [...]
Sourdough bread 10:00
Sourdough bread @ Park Orchards Community House & Learning Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Nadine will demonstrate the technique of sourdough bread making and baking. Take a container to take home your dough to bake at home. This class is best suited to those who have some experience with [...]
Urban foraging 10:00
Urban foraging
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Anna, the Urban Nanna, will help you find and identify a range of edible fruits, greens and flowers found in ‘wild’ urban spaces across Victoria. You will learn about the basic principles and protocols of [...]
Urban permaculture garden tour 10:00
Urban permaculture garden tour @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00
Visit a local urban permaculture garden and see a grey water demonstration.
Urban wine walk 12:00
Urban wine walk @ Various around Richmond
Feb 11 @ 12:00 – 16:00
This is a self-guided wine tasting experience, where you choose the order in which you visit the various venues. The ticket includes 30 complementary tastings, a $10 food voucher, a $25 voucher for wine orders [...]
Thai cooking master class 14:00
Thai cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Thai cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: fish sauce dressing; green or [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 11 @ 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.
Introduction into wines 15:00
Introduction into wines @ Northside Wines
Feb 11 @ 15:00 – 17:00
They will take you through the basics of wine, from how to taste to the processes behind your favourite drop. The session will include 8 very different wines to demonstrate the difference in grapes and [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 11 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu in odd numbered months: sushi [...]
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Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages 10:00
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages @ Private address
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Urban foraging 10:00
Urban foraging
Feb 12 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Anna, the Urban Nanna, will help you find and identify a range of edible fruits, greens and flowers found in ‘wild’ urban spaces across Victoria. You will learn about the basic principles and protocols of [...]
A Palestinian feast with Aheda 15:00
A Palestinian feast with Aheda @ East Coburg Neighbourhood House
Feb 12 @ 15:00 – 19:00
Join Aheda in the kitchen to learn how to make Palestinian dishes. Afterwards, sit down and share what you have prepared together over dinner.
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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Feb 14 @ 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 [...]
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Gut brain connection with Dr. Carol Gubert 18:30
Gut brain connection with Dr. Carol Gubert @ The Fermentary
Feb 15 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Dr. Gubert will talk about how the bugs that inhabit our gut can communicate with the brain and the therapeutical potential that targeting this ecosystem (e.g. with diet) can have in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders.
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Prepare for autumn planting 11:00
Prepare for autumn planting @ Diamond Valley Library
Feb 16 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Find out what to plant and how to prepare your garden for your autumn vegetables.
Growing itty bitty greens 18:00
Growing itty bitty greens @ Theordore's
Feb 16 @ 18:00 – 19:00
Learn how to grow microgreens. While you are planting your own microgreens to take home, you will learn about: varieties of microgreens; where to source organic seeds or those not treated with chemicals or genetic [...]
Italian cooking (2 sessions) 18:00
Italian cooking (2 sessions) @ Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
Feb 16 @ 18:00 – 21:00
The two sessions will be on Thursday, 16th February and Thursday, 23rd February, both 6-9pm. Lucia Silverii will teach you the time-honoured techniques of southern Italian cooking. The first session will cover pasta with zucchini [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 16 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]
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Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 11:00
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 17 @ 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. Tasting plate can be adapted to non dairy / vegan, please advise on arrival.
Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 17 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Lacto-fermented cherry tom bomb M.O.B. 18:30
Lacto-fermented cherry tom bomb M.O.B. @ The Fermentary
Feb 17 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Learn how to ferment your cherry tomatoes. M.O.B. stands for ‘mingling over bacteria’.
Vietnamese cooking master class 18:30
Vietnamese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 17 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Vietnamese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: fish sauce; mango/papaya salad; rice [...]
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Sourdough bread workshop 09:00
Sourdough bread workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 18 @ 09:00 – 11:30
What you will learn: ways to create and look after your own sourdough starter culture; the flour to use for the best nutrition and results; ways to knead sticky high hydration dough for a more [...]
Introduction to beekeeping (2 sessions) 09:30
Introduction to beekeeping (2 sessions) @ NewHope Community Centre
Feb 18 @ 09:30 – 16:30
This all day program is highly interactive and includes a live hive opening on the following Saturday (25th February, 10.30am-12.30pm) as well as other hands-on skill building exercises. The background instruction includes equipment selection and [...]
Beeswax wrap workshop 10:00
Beeswax wrap workshop @ Maroondah Federation Estate
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Ben from Ben’s Bees will show you how to make your own beeswax wrap and have a large beeswax wrap to take home. You will also receive a small block of beeswax to take home [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy 10:00
Kitchen medicine – garden farmacy @ CERES
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 14:30
What you will learn: an introduction to herbal medicine making; plant identification; guidelines for foraging and wild-crafting; medicinal uses for plants; and how to introduce medicinal herbs into the kitchen for medicine. What you will [...]
Urban foraging 10:00
Urban foraging
Feb 18 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Anna, the Urban Nanna, will help you find and identify a range of edible fruits, greens and flowers found in ‘wild’ urban spaces across Victoria. You will learn about the basic principles and protocols of [...]
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 18 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Indian cooking master class 14:00
Indian cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Indian cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: chicken tikka masala; naan, mint [...]
Vegetable gardening 101 14:00
Vegetable gardening 101 @ Central Ringwood Community Centre
Feb 18 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Get a crash course in veggie gardening.
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 18 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu in odd numbered months: sushi [...]
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Beginners bread making 08:00
Beginners bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 19 @ 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 [...]
Autumn edible gardening 10:00
Autumn edible gardening @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 12:00
The weather is going to get cooler soon, but what should you do next? How can you ensure that those big fat pumpkins will keep for most of the year? What is ‘green manure’ and [...]
Sri Lankan cooking master class 10:00
Sri Lankan cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 13:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Sri Lankan cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: fried pea cakes with [...]
Vegan cheese making 10:00
Vegan cheese making @ CERES
Feb 19 @ 10:00 – 15:00
What you will learn: how to make your own vegan cheese; and how to make vegan milks, creamy spreads and dairy-free desserts. Presenter: Nase Supplitt.
Rosa’s cooking class 10:15
Rosa’s cooking class @ Private address
Feb 19 @ 10:15 – 15:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters 11:00
Truffle workshop at Ratio Cocoa Roasters @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 19 @ 11:00 – 13:00
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 10 step chocolate making process at Ratio Cocoa Roasters. Followed by a guided chocolate tasting. Then make your own milk or dark truffles with a selection of toppings.
Street food of Asia 14:00
Street food of Asia @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 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 [...]
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Thai beef salad – cooking class 10:00
Thai beef salad – cooking class @ Pines Learning
Feb 21 @ 10:00 – 11:30
Thai salad (yum nua) is a balance of sweet, salty, tart, and spicy flavours. It is made with tender beef steak, fragrant herbs and a zingy dressing.
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Indian cooking – Punjabi (2 sessions) 18:30
Indian cooking – Punjabi (2 sessions) @ Hurstbridge Community Hub
Feb 22 @ 18:30 – 20:30
This is a two-session workshop, with the two sessions being on Wednesday, 22nd February and Wednesday, 1st March, both 6.30-8.30pm. Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from scratch using authentic [...]
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Bio Gro tour 09:00
Bio Gro tour @ Manningham Civic Centre
Feb 23 @ 09:00 – 12:00
Bio Gro is the facility which will recycle Manningham’s food and garden waste (FOGO) into compost. See first-hand how your food and garden waste will be processed and ask any questions along the way. The [...]
Presenting the Merri-bek community food hub 18:00
Presenting the Merri-bek community food hub @ Merlynston Progress Hall
Feb 23 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Hear from Food Leadership Action Group (FLAG) members who are leading a collective impact approach to addressing food security in Merri-bek through a Community Food Hub model. You will also meet the project teams who [...]
Truffle and praline workshop 18:00
Truffle and praline workshop @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Feb 23 @ 18:00 – 22:00
Learn how to create handmade chocolates from start to finish using your creative influences to make unique flavours and shapes. They will cover flavour combinations, ganache based flavours, nut pralines, enrobing methods and finishes. You [...]
Dumpling party 18:30
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 23 @ 18:30 – 21:00
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 [...]
How to make fresh gnocchi 18:30
How to make fresh gnocchi @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Feb 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Make gnocchi from scratch the Italian way. Enjoy tasting the dishes with the other participants. You will take home your freshly made gnocchi. Take a container and an apron.
Mediterranean summer cooking 18:30
Mediterranean summer cooking @ Trentwood at the Hub
Feb 23 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Arzu Yilmaz will demonstrate three dishes. This workshop will also explain the health benefits of using olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. Don’t forget to bring containers.
Kombucha brewing workshop 19:00
Kombucha brewing workshop @ The Good Brew Company
Feb 23 @ 19:00 – 23:00
Learn how to brew your own kombucha. Plus, receive your own kombucha SCOBY starter kit to create your own brew.
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Carlton aperitvio food tour 17:00
Carlton aperitvio food tour @ Brunetti Classico
Feb 24 @ 17:00 – 19:00
You will indulge in the Italian ‘Aperitivo’ tradition. What exactly is Aperitivo, what can you expect to eat and drink, how did it begin, how did it make its way to Melbourne? You will learn [...]
Farmhouse sake / doburoku night 18:30
Farmhouse sake / doburoku night @ The Fermentary
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 20:30
Make your own sake using rice, koji and water and time. This is a 3 step process and you’ll take home stage one in a 3 litre jar – with koji for step 2 – [...]
Japanese cooking master class 18:30
Japanese cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 24 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Japanese cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu in odd numbered months: sushi [...]
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Become a junior chocolatier 09:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 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 [...]
Learn to make wine (3 sessions) 09:00
Learn to make wine (3 sessions) @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Feb 25 @ 09:00 – 12:00
This is a three-session workshop, with the three sessions being: Session 1 – Saturday, 25th February – Getting started, 9am-midday. Session 2 – Saturday, 11th March – Checking and caring, 9-11am. Session 3 – Saturday, [...]
Become a junior chocolatier 10:00
Become a junior chocolatier @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
End of summer fruit tree pruning 10:00
End of summer fruit tree pruning @ Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Join them amongst the former and grafted apple trees at Strathdon House to learn all the ins & outs, and cuts & trims that produce healthy, bountiful fruit trees. Deciduous fruit trees are traditionally pruned [...]
Growing and cooking with bushfoods 10:00
Growing and cooking with bushfoods @ CERES
Feb 25 @ 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; and how to incorporate bush foods into everyday recipes. Tour the CERES bush [...]
Sourdough bread making 10:00
Sourdough bread making @ Living And Learning @ Ajani
Feb 25 @ 10:00 – 12:30
Learn all the steps to make your own sourdough at home with this simple recipe. You will take home a sourdough starter and some home dough to bake. Take a 2 litre container with a [...]
Kombucha workshop 11:00
Kombucha workshop @ Box Hill Library
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Learn how to brew your own kombucha with advice from the skilled brewing team at The Good Brew Company.
Prevent and manage cancer with food 11:00
Prevent and manage cancer with food @ Saint Margaret's Anglican Church
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 12:30
Dr Despina Handolias will discuss the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of cancer. This is one of a series of monthly talks by health professionals about using food as medicine. Future talks [...]
The Prosecco Festival 11:00
The Prosecco Festival @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 25 @ 11:00 – 20:30
There will be around 30 different proseccos to taste and all tastings are included in the ticket price. There will also be food and music.
Chocolate discovery class 12:00
Chocolate discovery class @ Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
Feb 25 @ 12:00 – 13:00
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 [...]
Beekeeping workshop 13:00
Beekeeping workshop @ Bee Sustainable
Feb 25 @ 13:00 – 16:00
What you will learn: bee behaviour; the various major items that make up a bee hive and how to construct them; and the major tasks in hive management. What you will get: a wooden beehive [...]
Wicking beds workshop 13:30
Wicking beds workshop
Feb 25 @ 13:30 – 15:30
Learn the techniques to build a garden bed that wicks the water up into the soil from below, saving water from above and increasing drought tolerance.
Mexican cooking master class 14:00
Mexican cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 14:00 – 17:00
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Mexican cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: tacos de guisado (stewed beef); [...]
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour 14:30
Ratio Cocoa Roasters behind the scenes chocolate factory tour @ Ratio Cocoa Roasters
Feb 25 @ 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.
Greek cooking master class 18:30
Greek cooking master class @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 25 @ 18:30 – 21:30
This is a hands-on cooking experience with an expert cooking instructor. Learn about Greek cuisine, watch some cooking demonstrations, then enjoy eating the food with a complementary drink. The menu: handmade pita bread; stuffed eggplant [...]
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Artisan bread making 08:00
Artisan bread making @ Abbotsford Convent
Feb 26 @ 08:00 – 14:00
What you will learn: experimenting with bread; the bread baking process with each step explained; and how to replicate the process at home. What you will get: 1 kilo of organic flour to take home; [...]
Beginners cheese making at home 10:00
Beginners cheese making at home @ CERES
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 15:00
You will learn how to make: buttermilk ricotta; yoghurt (both pot-set and greek-style); labneh (and marinated labneh in oil); creme fraiche; cultured butter and flavoured butters; and ghee. You will take home what you make. [...]
Dumpling party 10:00
Dumpling party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 12:30
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 [...]
I want you to love tofu too 10:00
I want you to love tofu too @ Under the Pickle Tree
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Presenter: Kelly Meredith from Under The Pickle Tree. It is the sauces that give Asian food their flavour and by the end of class you will be able to make punchy Asian sauces. Learn what [...]
Introduction to permaculture 10:00
Introduction to permaculture @ Pentridge Community Garden
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Learn the basics of permaculture with Karen Sutherland, from Edible Eden Design.
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages 10:00
Rosa’s cooking class – traditional sausages @ Private address
Feb 26 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Italian food. See Rosa’s website for the menus.
Pizza making party 14:00
Pizza making party @ Otao Kitchen Cooking School
Feb 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 complimentary drinks. Take homw some dough balls.
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Growing native edibles workshop 18:30
Growing native edibles workshop @ Richmond Library
Feb 27 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Cultivating Community will guide you through identifying, growing and tasting native bush foods and bush teas.
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The ultimate biscuit class 10:00
The ultimate biscuit class @ Sissys Gourmet Delights
Feb 28 @ 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 [...]
Flavours of Middle Eastern cooking 18:00
Flavours of Middle Eastern cooking @ Hawthorn Community House
Feb 28 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Shella will welcome you with traditional tea plus tips and tricks for preparing a healthy three course Middle Eastern meal with traditional spices, ingredients and techniques. The menu will include: a summery salad with fresh [...]

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  1. Oh wowza fantastic thank you for the calender!
    Lisa

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