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What They Say

What people are saying about life’s a feast‘s cooking classes: 

“The pasta making class was a fun way to meet new friends, obtain a new culinary skill, learn from an expert and enjoy seriously delicious good food with wine. Gail’s friendliness, gourmet skills, knowledge and impeccable surroundings made this a memorable experience. A must do when in Noosa.”
Barb, Noosa

“Thanks so much for your advanced Italian pasta making class Gail. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; learnt heaps, were inspired, enjoyed great food, company and conversation. We couldn’t have hoped for better. Much appreciated.”
Danni and Greg, Ipswich

“Gail was a delight from the get go. She made me feel comfortable the instant I walked through the door of her cooking class. She was eager to share her cooking expertise with all who attended the class. She went out of her way to make us feel so special and encouraged us to try new cooking skills in a nurturing environment.”
Andy Gray, New Zealand

“A wonderful cooking class experience from start to finish. Gail is a great host and teacher.”
Chris Chenoweth, Noosa Heads

My second course here with Gail (having done the Pasta making and Italian Sauces last year) and I felt like I was back visiting an old friend. What a delightful person to take us through our learning experience again. There were seven of us this time and you do arrive as strangers but you leave as friends. The course is very hands on and we all amazed ourselves at the beautiful lunch we sat down to after about three and a half hours. The time flew and it was so much fun. I am making home made gnocchi tonight, something I would never attempt before, but after last Saturday, I am so confident because Gail doesn’t just show you how to do it, she makes you do it. I am already deciding what to learn next.”
Sherryl Laycock, Rainbow Beach

My wife and I were on our honeymoon and were looking for something to do that was fun. Well Gail goes above and beyond in terms of customer service ensuring that everyone in our advance pasta making class was catered for. For my wife and I it was a memorable experience so much so that if inspired us to purchase a pasta machine and accessories to pursue the skills we acquired during the class when we got back to Sydney. It is easy to see why others in class were back for their second or third class. The next time we holiday on the Sunshine Coast we will definitely be taking another class with Gail. It is easy to see why Life’s a Feast is a successful business that has been going for 10 years.”
Tito Machado, Sydney

Thanks Gail and Paul, a truly enjoyable experience for me as I was a cooking class virgin prior to spending the day at your place. Enjoyed your casual and easy, but very informative instruction and banter. What a great spot you have there for these classes. And encouraging to see you grow a lot of your own produce as well. Don’t know what the groups are usually like but I really enjoyed the diversity of our group on the 9th, and would love to have had more time to chat with some of them at length. Great work and I give you guys 10 out of 5.  See you again at another class.”
Sean Parer, Sunshine Coast

“Loved every minute of this class. I loved how we prepped and cooked a full Indonesian banquet, using ingredients found in the local market. Gail is a fabulous host instantly getting the whole group acquainted over the most fabulous pineapple muffins – felt like a lunch with friends we have known forever. Highly recommend it!”
Cheryl Soulsby, Gold Coast 

“Thank you so much for the great cooking class
 last Sunday – it was a delightful morning. Everything from the Noosa Market visit, being involved in the cooking process and of course eating the delicious food made for a very special event. I especially appreciated your hands on commonsense approach to food and cooking and your obvious passion for local and seasonal produce. It inspired me to more aware of what I put in my shopping basket.Thanks again for your warm hospitality and a very satisfying cooking adventure.”

Faye Ngenda, Maleny

After attending your Pasta Making cooking class, my daughter and I successfully made our own pasta from scratch and accompanied it with two of the pasta sauces last Friday night and it was fantastic. We finished up with the Tiramisu, and our guests loved everything. It was great to be able to make pasta and it will now be a regular part of my cooking. Thank you for the wonderful tutoring – truly magnifique!”
Jeff Antonio, Brisbane

“Thanks again for such a wonderful day on Friday; Matt and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We made our first batch of pasta and it turned out perfect – just like it did in the class. I will be recommending life’s a feast to all our friends.”
Jennifer Fonti, Brisbane

“I enjoyed the class very much and the food was lovely. I will certainly be making the recipes and look forward to doing another class later in the year.”
Sue Wilk, Buderim

“I had a great time at the class and learned a lot, some of which I am putting into practice tonight. Thank you for opening my eyes up to the possibilities of cooking.”
Graham Burns, Mount Coolum

Thank you again for such a wonderful class. I was so excited about making my own pasta that I made fresh pasta for my family Sunday night. It worked amazingly! This week I’ll give the tiramisu a go.”
Serena McKenna, Kawana

“Thank you for the Pasta class Gail. I finally got around to making fettuccini with homemade carbonara sauce and the gang loved it. I have been inspired to keep experimenting. I have recommended your course to everyone!”
Terry Kennedy, Sunshine Coast

Thank you for a fabulous day, we both enjoyed everything & haven’t stopped talking about our experience. You are an amazing lady with great values & knowledge. We are hoping to come and join you for some more classes.”
Pip Barton, Brisbane

“What a wonderful culinary experience I have just enjoyed at Life’s a Feast cooking school! I have attended many cooking classes over the years, and this has been the most memorable to date. Gail’s relaxed teaching style creates a fun and enjoyable atmosphere, and the dishes we prepared were sensational! The highlight was sitting down and enjoying the meal we had made together with a couple of glasses of wine in a beautiful setting.”
Jan Hoffman, Brisbane

Thank you for Last Friday evening’s team-building cooking class. The team had a great time and enjoyed the experience. I have put my new found skills to use already by cooking dinner for my family on Sunday evening – a 9/10 rating by the family, so thanks to you.”
Peter Nuttall, Brisbane

“I have attended 2 life’s a feast cooking classes – Pasta Making and Barbequing – and enjoyed both immensely. In addition to acquiring some new kitchen skills, I had a lot of fun on both occasions and particularly enjoyed the beautiful environment the classes are held. I’ll be back for my third class very soon!”
Jodie Thomas, Sunshine Beach

“Thank you for a fantastic time Gail, I had such a pleasurable afternoon…thanking you. The food was fantastic and to be able to sit and enjoy it at a leisurely pace was delightful. Your passion for food and cooking is infectious, and is reflected in the food. I look forward to joining another of your classes soon.”
Jo Hercus, Buderim

“I loved everything about the cooking class I recently attended at life’s a feast! I picked up some great cooking ideas and tips, the food was delicious, great company and what a gorgeous location. The highlight for me was sitting down to eat the meal I had helped create with my fellow students and enjoying a glass of wine. I will definitely be returning to do another class soon.”
Katrina O’Connor, Maroochydore

“Jim and I had a wonderful day and learnt a lot about how to cook good food on the barbeque. You and Paul passed on some quick, applicable tips that we will both use. We liked the small class size and enjoyed the company of the other four people. We will not hesitate to recommend Lifes a Feast and we hope to attend another course in the future. Thanks for an enjoyable day.”
Roma Toovey, Tewantin

“Thank you Gail for such a great class. I loved everything about it .. learning new techniques, hands on preparation, eating fabulous food, and meeting and getting to know some lovely people! You’ve got a great formula there with your classes and your quality kitchenware products that you have to on-sell. Well done!!”
Lisa Hayes, Noosa Heads

“From the minute I arrived at this cooking lesson, I knew it was going to be different to other classes I’d been to before (and I have been to a few!) We were greeted with freshly baked muffins and brewed coffee, and I immediately felt welcome. The classes are kept small, so everyone is actively involved with the food preparation and are able to get as much personal instruction as they need. Gail’s relaxed style of teaching combined with her amazing food knowledge made the day a most enjoyable experience. The highlight was sitting down with the other participants and eating the meal we’d made together with a couple of glasses of wine. To sum up: I learnt a lot, laughed a lot and ate a lot!”
Jenny Peters, Brisbane

“As an anniversary gift for my wife, I arranged a private cooking class for the two of us with life’s a feast. We both have fairly strict dietary requirements, so we wanted to gain some inspiration and learn some simple yet tasty dishes that fall within our guidelines. Gail was able to come up with an amazing menu, which we prepared with her guidance, and then sat down and ate at the conclusion of the lesson. Gail’s sense of humour ensured we had fun while we learnt new cooking techniques. I can definitely recommend life’s a feast to anyone who would like to expand their cooking repertoire.”
Tony Wilson, Maroochydore

“Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of attending a life’s a feast cooking class. During the class I helped prepare and eat a 3-course meal, learnt some great cooking tips and met some really lovely people. I highly recommend one of Gail’s classes to anyone – you will learn, laugh and go home with a very full stomach as well as a load of recipes and guidelines in your take-home Entertaining Kit. I am looking forward to replicating the meal and impressing my friends. Thanks so much Gail – I will be back for another class. It was fantastic!”
Barb Eneberg, Stanmore

“I recently attended a life’s a feast cooking class run by Gail Rast. This class was different and goes further than other cooking classes I have attended in the past: yes it is about food, but it also teaches you how not to have an anxiety attack when hosting a dinner party and to actually enjoy yourself. Gail’s preparation was outstanding right down to the excellent folder of notes that she provides, which has useful information as well as recipes. I do believe that many Australian households will be doing a lot more good old fashioned entertaining at home now, given the current financial climate, and I would urge anyone to try this class.”
Geoff Heaton, Annandale

“You can’t help but be drawn into the fray when you hear someone talk about their lifelong passion. Gail, self-confessed cook-a-holic and founder of life’s a feast, bursts with infectious enthusiasm as she walks you through the planning and preparation of the finest mouth-watering meal I have had in a long time. I left my cooking class totally confident in my ability to effortlessly create a complete culinary experience. 
I could not recommend this class more highly.”
John Mitchell, Alexandria

“I would like to thank you Gail for a most enjoyable cooking class, which was relaxed and professional at the same time. I left with an enthusiastic attitude and feel I now have the confidence to cook something different, rather than the same boring repertoire when I entertain. I replicated the meal with great success and my guests were most impressed. It was just all so easy, and your step-by-step instructions are fantastic. I can’t wait to be your student again!”
Leah McKenzie, Manly

“I recently attended a life’s a feast cooking class and it was a most enjoyable experience. Gail keeps her classes small, formalities to a minimum and uses her own inspirational recipes. There are many opportunities to participate in the preparation of a doable, delicious three course meal. The finale of course is enjoying the mouth-watering food with your fellow participants.”
Linda Forbes, Collaroy Plateau

“I really enjoyed the life’s a feast Christmas cooking class I attended recently. The atmosphere was relaxed and it was good to be able to participate as much or as little as I liked. The recipes were delicious and very easy to follow and prepare. The highlight of the day was sitting out on the balcony overlooking the tree tops and enjoying the food we had all had a hand in cooking. I am looking forward to preparing the same menu at home for friends at Christmas time.”
Lisa Durland, Newtown

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