About Cooking Classes
We invite you to a cooking class with a difference! A Life’s A Feast cooking class is more than just a cooking lesson, it’s a complete foodie experience: in addition to learning to prepare a selection of sumptuous dishes, you will increase your kitchen skills and culinary knowledge AND enjoy the feast of your creation with wine, in a relaxed and fun environment.
As seen on Channel 7’s Great South East, your culinary experience begins with café-quality coffee or tea and a freshly baked muffin on our verandah which overlooks beautiful tropical gardens and Noosa National Park. After introductions, we’ll then move into the kitchen where your teacher Gail Rast will guide you through the lesson and inspire you with her passion for food. In our interactive, hands-on cooking classes you’ll learn the secrets to creating effortless, crowd-pleasing cuisine, while having fun in the process. To conclude the class you will enjoy a sit-down feast of the dishes you have prepared accompanied by a glass or two of matched wines.
Yours to take home is a folder containing our original recipes, class notes and fact sheets – everything you need to recreate what you have learnt seamlessly in your own home.
We are passionate about food, cooking and entertaining and have been inspiring our cooking class participants since 2007. At our boutique cooking school, we use fresh, quality, local produce. Our cooking classes are hands-on, and all participants have the opportunity to be actively involved in the food preparation. Class sizes are limited to 10, which allows for as much participation and guidance as you require.
With the growing trend to eat in rather than out, a Life’s A Feast cooking class will have you well on your way to becoming an accomplished home cook and host. As well as gaining valuable kitchen and cooking skills, the class will also cover such topics as menu planning, food and wine pairing, sourcing ingredients, food presentation and home entertaining tips and essentials. We are committed to you expanding your culinary knowledge whilst having fun in the process.
Classes are suitable for all levels of cooking skills and our original recipes are designed to be easy to follow and prepare, so you will easily be able to recreate them at home.
Classes include a FULL sit-down meal with generous servings, two glasses of wine per person and your recipe folder. Naturally, all ingredients and equipment (including aprons) are included, as well as café-quality coffee, tea and freshly baked muffins on arrival. You only need bring your enthusiasm and a healthy appetite! Come along on your own or with friends – either way you will leave feeling inspired and indulged.
Our cooking school is located in Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, and is surrounded by tropical gardens backing onto Noosa National Park. Noosa’s longest established cooking school, we are just minutes from Hastings Street, less than a 30 minute drive from Sunshine Coast Airport and an easy day-trip from Brisbane. Whether you are visiting this beautiful part of the world or are lucky enough to be a local, wanting to improve your cooking skills or looking for some inspiration, our cooking classes are lots of fun and a most enjoyable way to spend a few hours.
Life’s A Feast offers the following scheduled (public) classes:
Pasta Making & Italian Sauces – learn to make fresh pasta from scratch and classic Italian sauces
Advanced Pasta Making – build on your basic pasta making skills and learn more challenging techniques
Gourmet Aussie Barbecue – exciting yet effortless dishes for the barbecue
Seafood Barbecue – learn to cook seafood to perfection on the barbecue
American Barbecue – unlock the secrets to creating authentic American barbecue cuisine
Flavours of Noosa: From Market to Plate – discover Noosa cuisine with a Noosa Farmers’ Market tour followed by a cooking class
A Taste of Spain – make a selection of tapas & regional dishes and discover this vibrant, colourful and varied cuisine
Italian Long Lunch – gain an understanding of Italian cooking philosophy and create an authentic traditional Italian meal
Indonesian Banquet – learn to create an authentic Indonesian banquet
Easy Asian Dinner Party – impress your guests with this effortless Asian menu
Moroccan Magic – discover the secrets to creating this fragrant, flavourful North African cuisine and create a Moroccan feast
Plant-Based for Health & Taste – learn a repertoire of vegan dishes that are as delicious as they are nutritious
In addition to our public classes, Life’s A Feast specialises in private cooking classes. This is a fantastic option for birthday and anniversary celebrations, Hen’s and Buck’s parties, social get-togethers and team building. Choose from one of the above class types or if you prefer we can customise a class to your requirements or special theme. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Cooking Class Gift Vouchers are available and make a perfect present for birthdays, Christmas and any occasion.