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Cooking class FAQs

1. What makes these classes different from other cooking classes?
2. Where are classes held?
3. What do I need to bring?
4. What level of cooking experience is necessary?
5. How many participants attend each class?
6. What will we be cooking?
7. Is alcohol served and can we BYO?
8. What is included?
9. Do you offer gift vouchers?
10. Why are there differences in cooking class prices?
11. Do you offer customised classes or private lessons?
12. I’m already a good cook – why would I want to attend a life’s a feast cooking class?
13. Are children able to attend cooking classes?

1. What makes these classes different from other cooking classes?
Our classes are more than just a cooking lesson: in additional to preparing a selection of sumptous dishes you will increase your kitchen skills and culinary knowledge as well as enjoy a sit-down meal with wine tastings, in a relaxed and fun environment at beautiful Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.


As well as gaining valuable kitchen and cooking skills, the class will also cover topics such as menu planning, food and wine pairing, sourcing ingredients, food presentation and home entertaining tips and essentials.


Unlike some other cooking classes which are merely a cooking demonstration, our classes are hands-on, meaning you are in the kitchen preparing and cooking the dishes being created.

AND, our classes include a full sit-down meal with wine tastings, unlike many other classes where only small food samples are offered.

For more about what makes our classes different, click here.
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2. Where are classes held?
Our cooking school is located at Noosaville, nestled between Noosa National Park and Weyba Creek on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. We are just minutes from Hastings Street, less than a 30 minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore and an easy day-trip from Brisbane. Our spacious kitchen is in a beautiful Noosa residence, which makes for a warm and relaxed atmosophere.
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3. What do I need to bring?
Only your enthusiasm and a healthy appetitite! All ingredients, tools and equipment including aprons are provided.
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4. What level of cooking experience is necessary?
All classes are suitable for all levels of cooking skills. Because our classes are limited to just 10 participants, we are able to tailor the class to ensure everyone benefits, regardless of their skill levels.
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5. How many participants attend each class?
Our scheduled (public) classes are limited to 10 people, which allows for as much participation and support as you require. With private classes and team-building events we can accept up to 15 participants.
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6. What will we be cooking?
Please refer to our class descriptions for sample menus to give you an idea of the types of dishes you will be preparing. Sample menus are subject to change, depending on seasonality and availability of ingredients.
Our recipes are all designed to be easy to follow and prepare, so you will easily be able to recreate them at home.
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7. Is alcohol served and can we BYO?
We serve two standard glasses of wine (2 x 100ml) per participant with the meal. As we do not have a liquor licence we are unable to provide more than this, however you are welcome to bring additional wine or beer if you wish, for consumption with the meal.
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8. What is included?
– Café quality coffee, tea and freshly baked muffins upon arrival.
– A full sit-down meal with wine with 2 glasses of quality wine.
– Expert tuition from an experienced teacher.
– All ingredients and equipment provided (including aprons).
– A folder containing a menu, easy-to-follow recipes and class notes
– A $15 discount on your next class.
– A 4- or 5-hour culinary experience with no more than 10 participants in a relaxed and fun environment.

Please note, as we are not licenced for take-away, all food is to be consumed on the premises.
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9. Why are there differences in cooking class prices?
We have 2 different cooking class categories – Premium and Standard.
Our Premium cooking classes are of a longer duration (5 hours) than our standard classes and include additional dishes and more luxurious ingredients. Premium cooking class themes include Seafood Barbeque, Flavours of Noosa: From Market to Plate, Italian Long Lunch, A Taste of Spain, Indonesian Banquet, A Modern Australian Christmas Feast and occasionally special classes with guest chefs.
Our standard classes which include Pasta Making & Italian Sauces, Advanced Pasta Making, Gourmet Aussie Barbeque, Easy Asian Dinner Party, Moroccan Magic, Hello Paleo! have all the inclusions of the premium classes, but only run for 4 hours and we make fewer dishes.

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10. Do you offer gift vouchers?
Yes we do, and these make a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, business rewards, Christmas, graduation, retirement, thank you’s and any occasion where you just don’t know what to give.

To purchase a gift voucher, complete our online order form. Gift Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
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11. Do you offer customised classes or private lessons?
Yes, life’s a feast can customise a private class to your requirements or theme of your choice. This is an ideal solution for birthday and anniversary celebrations, Hen’s or Buck’s parties, and social get-togethers. We also specialise in team building events (maximum 15 participants). Please contact us to discuss your requirements. In addition we offer private lessons and individual tuition.
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12. I’m already a good cook – why would I want to attend a life’s a feast cooking class?
Our cooking classes are designed to ignite your passion for food and cooking, enhance your kitchen skills and culinary knowledge and provide you with a memorable and enjoyable day out. We find that even competent cooks come away from our cooking classes feeling inspired and having gained new-found knowledge (as well as having enjoyed a gorgeous meal!).
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13. Are children able to attend cooking classes?
Children over the age of 10 are welcome to attend our cooking classes provided they are accompanied by a paying parent or guardian. Please note due to our small class sizes we are not able to offer discounts for children.
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