What better way to spend a chilly winter day than creating some warming, delicious dishes?
Culinary experiences have carved out a niche as a travel category in their own right, thanks to increasing demand for foodie adventures. Cooking lessons in Perth have taken off as another exciting way to learn more about the wide range of cuisines to be found in WA.
You can join cooking lessons in Perth by yourself, with a friend or by organising a private group lesson. Here’s a small selection from the huge variety of classes available at culinary schools in Perth.
The Cooking Professor, in Mount Hawthorn, takes students on a journey through the India of today in this culinary class. Learn how to create authentic modern dishes, including how to achieve the correct balance of those heady spices. The menu includes an Australian favourite, butter chicken, along with fish and vegetable dishes and saffron rice.
Among the range of classes offered by the Cooking Professor include pasta making, Spanish tapas, a taste of Caribbean home cooking with a focus on Jamaica, and Asian cooking classes that Perth visitors will love, such as an exploration of Vietnamese cuisine.
Participants are divided into small groups, each making a different dish, followed by a feast to share the whole meal together.
Thai Village Food
If you’re looking for Thai cooking classes in Perth, there are a handful to choose from, including Salt & Company’s Thai Village Food session. This Perth culinary school describes Thai cuisine as a balance of hot, sweet, salty and bitter, working together in harmony. Use traditional ingredients to cook up a feast while training your palate in this Thai cooking class, designed to get Perth’s taste buds watering.
Like other cooking schools in Perth, Salt & Company offers cooking lessons in West Perth across a variety of international cuisines, sourcing their ingredients with a conscience and making sure everyone has fun. Ask about their Japanese, Greek and Spanish tapas classes and their Sri Lankan Spice Island or Moroccan Banquets.
Italian cooking classes are a Perth favourite, thanks to our long tradition of Italian culture and the wide appeal of pasta, pizza and nonna’s biscotti!
One culinary school in Perth that offers an all-round Italian class is Matters of Taste in Mount Pleasant. Learn from the experts how to make your own pasta, pizza base and gnocchi - not only a lot of fun but a great way to impress your friends at your next dinner party!
Matters of Taste also offers Mexican, Moroccan, French, Indian and Thai cooking classes in Perth, plus session covering traditional high tea delicacies, farmhouse cooking and good old Australian pies. Choose from hands-on lessons, demonstrations and classes with guest presenters.
Fruits of the sea are in abundance in Perth, and this is your chance to learn from a student of Rick Stein, one of the world’s leading seafood chefs.
Sophie Budd has 20 years of experience working with top chefs and is now the owner of Perth cooking school Taste Budds, where she shares her passion and knowledge. In this class, Sophie uses recipes learned from Rick Stein to show you how to create simple, delicious seafood dishes.
Taste Budds also offers cake making, dim sum, easy Indian and traditional Italian cooking classes in the Perth suburb of Highgate.
Urban Provider encourages you to get a group together for one of their dinner party cooking lessons in Perth’s popular Leederville - bring a bottle of wine and make a night of it!
Moroccan Passion is one of a series, each focusing on a different international cuisine. Learn about the aromatic spiced dishes unique to North Africa, developed from the ancient spice trade and Persian influences.
If you’re looking for Asian cooking classes in Perth, check Urban Provider’s Asian Grill Passion, which envelops the flavours of South East Asia, including Thai and Malaysian cuisine.
This is one culinary school in Perth that has a huge variety of classes, from Spanish to Sri Lankan, Vietnamese to vegan, Greek meze to gourmet barbecue.
More Foodie Experiences
There are many culinary experiences to be explored in Perth, which has a large and varied restaurant scene with internationally renowned chefs, exquisite local produce and fabulous locations for you to enjoy a gourmet meal.
Food-focused tours include Eat the Street Walking Tours, which shows you some of the best small venues serving delicious food in the city, Mount Lawley and Subiaco. Two Feet & a Heartbeat also offer a range of fun and informative walks, including Eat/Drink/Walk Perth, taking you on a grazing tour of some of the city’s intimate and quirky bars.
Food Loose Tours has a range of options in Perth city and Fremantle, uncovering some back street gems and the best Asian cuisine. Taste Bud Tours (not to be confused with Taste Budds cooking school) takes guests into the beautiful Swan Valley, famous for its local produce, wineries, fine dining restaurants and cosy cafes. Their Speed Grazing experiences ensure you get a taste of as many flavours as possible in half a day.