Cooking School Schedule

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 Would you like a couple of family pleasing recipes that are simple, good for you and most importantly, delicious? Learn the way to your kids hearts with meatball and ravioli one pot pasta & crunchy chicken and vegetable tray bake plus discover some tips and tricks to help make dinner time with kids more enjoyable.

Sally Lukey will present a fun and casual hands on cooking class in the LG Kitchen at South Melbourne Market. The aim of each class is to teach some basic skills and techniques as well as share some great, simple yet deliciously impressive recipes, highlighting the beautiful, seasonal and special ingredients available at the market.


Along the way Sally will also provide some tips and tricks for meal planning, shopping and general kitchen organisation in order to help make cooking your weekly meals a more pleasurable experience!

Daniel shows you his method for braising red wine short ribs with parsnip puree and puttanesca lamb pie with kataifi shredded pastry - both dishes that expertly combine ingredients in the one pot. For dessert, he'll show you rhubarb apple crumble with almond ice cream.

About Daniel:
As a past winner of the Age Young Chef of the year Daniel's experiences include New York, Melbourne's Blake's Cafeteria and Arintji. He is also the proud owner of Huxtaburger and its offshoots.

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Emma introduces you to the essential spices and flavours that distinguish these diverse cuisines whilst demonstrating the cooking techniques required for some classic dishes: Indonesian nasi goreng, Nonya-style laksa, Balinese satay and wok tossed Singapore noodles.


About Emma:
A former winner of the Age Young Chef of the year, Emma is a trained Pastry Chef and owner of the specialty cake business 'Cakes of our Lives'.

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Travis adds the famous Hellenic Republic spirit and generosity to this menu. Enjoy roasted peppers, feta yoghurt dip, saganaki kefalotyri and peppered figs; followed by slow roasted oregano garlic oyster of lamb, crispy lemon potatoes and cabbage salad; and to finish popular loukoumades or doughnuts with honey cinnamon and walnuts.


About Travis:
After experiences in European, Greek and Asian kitchens Travis joined the Made Establishment Group's Hellenic Republic.

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Favourite recipes from Alison's new book feature in this class. Learn to prepare, as well as taste, ice cream in freshly baked brioche just the way the Italians like it; Middle Eastern rose water custard; a divinely rich chocolate soufflé; and to take home sour cherry pie with a gorgeous lattice crust.

About Alison:
A talented Patisserie Chef, Alison has run her own business and written many cook books including her latest ‘Sweet’. Currently she is Head Pastry Chef at Stones in the Yarra Valley.

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Following an exciting trip to South America to discover cuisines, recipes and stories, Damian features dishes from Argentina to Brazil and Cuba. Think BBQ charred beef ribs or hangar steak with chimichurri sauce, shredded beef with roasted cassava root, arroz con pollo, make your own baked empanadas and lots more.

About Damian:

After four years in London, Damian returned to work at Dandelion and Claremont Tonic where he developed his passion for Asian and interest in South American cooking.

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Take a trip back to when things were homemade and always tasted delicious. Learn to make an apple and berry crumble and tangy lemon delicious pudding that would make Nanna proud, but with a few modern tricks thrown in.  Quick and easy these desserts perfect for entertaining or to cap of a midweek meal.

Sally Lukey will present a fun and casual hands on cooking class in the LG Kitchen at South Melbourne Market. The aim of each class is to teach some basic skills and techniques as well as share some great, simple yet deliciously impressive recipes, highlighting the beautiful, seasonal and special ingredients available at the market.

Along the way Sally will also provide some tips and tricks for meal planning, shopping and general kitchen organisation in order to help make cooking your weekly meals a more pleasurable experience.

Adam’s outstanding culinary repertoire is reflected in his modern take on traditional Asian and Indian recipes.  Starting with Tempura-style soft shell crab pakora and the popular yoghurt spiced marinated Butter Chicken, his other menu choices will be a surprise and inspiration.

About Adam:

After invaluable overseas experience, Adam worked at Ocha, Pearl and Longrain. He now is co-owner of both restaurants with each a winner of a Chef Hat.

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Colour-my-World-3Drop in and help us create a massively magnificent hanging chandelier for South Melbourne Market! Stacks of fabulous materials on-hand and lots of instruction in handmade paper sculpture using reclaimed Dulux paint swatches and oodles of creativity! All materials supplied.

In coastal Spain, Jesse learnt to cook with the fishermen from Matrika’s Gastronomic Society. Enjoy Txakoli wine with Ortiz anchovy and piquillo; mackerel with garlic, chilli and parsley; hake in salsa verde with olive oil rice; pomegranate sorbet with sugared pistachios; and lots more.

About Jesse:

Jesse worked as a Chef at Moro in London where he grew to love Spanish/Mediterranean flavours. Work at The River café with Rose Gray was another highlight before returning home to open two successful restaurants.

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In this hands-on class, learn to make authentic Vietnamese food at home with light and crunchy spring rolls and the much loved broken rice with grilled pork chop. Served with bì (shredded pork and pork skin), the broken rice and pork chop also includes traditional condiments with pickles, vegetables, egg meatloaf, and a small soup broth on the side.


Menu:

1. Springrolls – Chả giò
2. Broken Rice Pork Chops – Cơm Tấm Bì Sườn Chả Trứng

About Van: 

Van Le-Hugh was born in Central Vietnam into a family of six, so meal times were all about sharing the enjoyment. Having travelled widely overseas her passion is to share her knowledge and teach healthy, fast and easy home style Vietnamese cooking.

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In this hands-on class, learn to make authentic Vietnamese food at home with light and crunchy spring rolls and the much loved broken rice with grilled pork chop. Served with bì (shredded pork and pork skin), the broken rice and pork chop also includes traditional condiments with pickles, vegetables, egg meatloaf, and a small soup broth on the side.

Menu: 1. Springrolls – Chả giò

          2. Broken Rice Pork Chops – Cơm Tấm Bì Sườn Chả Trứng

This class is preceeded by a free helath talk about the different types of rice and identifying low GI alternatives 10:30am - 11:00am

About Van: 

Van Le-Hugh was born in Central Vietnam into a family of six, so meal times were all about sharing the enjoyment. Having travelled widely overseas her passion is to share her knowledge and teach healthy, fast and easy home style Vietnamese cooking.

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Graffiti_webJoin amazing award-winning illustrator Marguerite Tierney and create your own graffiti inspired original artwork to bring big, bold colour to your life! Discover the world of pop art and learn character design, colour mixing and easy drawing skills. All materials supplied. Limited spaces.
fieldtripJoin incredible illustrator and fine artist Marguerite Tierney and discover the wonderful whimsical world of watercolour! Explore ink mediums, painting methods and blending techniques to create your own fantastic artwork ready to frame for your walls! All materials supplied. Limited spaces.

This class updates four Union Dining classics to reflect today’s busy life styles. Nicky will show you easy short cuts for Gruyere Gougeres, French cheese puffs; chicken liver parfait, a staple menu favourite; Bouillibaise, a rustic fish stew from Provincial France; and an irresistible chocolate orange mousse. 

About Nicky: 

Nicky was Head Chef at Richmond Hill Café & Larder and Karen Martini’s The Melbourne Wine Room before becoming co-owner and Head Chef of her own restaurant.

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Melway-2Drop in and help us create an amazing celestial suspension chandelier for South Melbourne Market! Learn the art of decoupage using preloved Melway maps and foam balls - and immortalise your street in our giant mobile! Stacks of fabulous materials on-hand and lots of instruction.

If you are a fan of Mexican book this class early. Munch on frijoles, a surprise salsa and tortilla chips while Mal introduces you to this regional cuisine. Enjoy tuna ceviche, prawn octopus coktel, whole baked fish wrapped in banana leaf with Mayan spices and rice, and red bean jalapeno salad.


About Mal:

French trained, Mal worked and travelled extensively including Mexico where his enthusiasm for this exciting cuisine became his passion.

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Phở is one of Vietnam’s most loved dishes, consisting of an aromatic broth, chicken or beef and rice noodles; perfectly balanced with the addition of fresh herbs and condiments. Lesser known but equally delicious is Bún Bò Huế, a spicy soup from central Vietnam flavoured with lemongrass. In this hands-on class learn the secrets for creating these uniquely flavoured, authentic Vietnamese soups at home.

Menu: 1. Phở Bò (Beef Noodle Soup). Key ingredient – Star anise

2. Bún Bò Huế (Hue’s Spicy Beef Noodle Soup). Key ingredient – Lemongrass


This class is preceeded by a free helath talk about bone broths and how to create a nutrient dense broth at home 10:30am - 11:00am

About Van:

Van Le-Hugh was born in Central Vietnam into a family of six, so meal times were all about sharing the enjoyment. Having travelled widely overseas her passion is to share her knowledge and teach healthy, fast and easy home style Vietnamese cooking.

Van-Le-Hugh

Phở is one of Vietnam’s most loved dishes, consisting of an aromatic broth, chicken or beef and rice noodles; perfectly balanced with the addition of fresh herbs and condiments. Lesser known but equally delicious is Bún Bò Huế, a spicy soup from central Vietnam flavoured with lemongrass. In this hands-on class learn the secrets for creating these uniquely flavoured, authentic Vietnamese soups at home.

Menu: 1. Phở Bò (Beef Noodle Soup). Key ingredient – Star anise

          2. Bún Bò Huế (Hue’s Spicy Beef Noodle Soup). Key ingredient – Lemongrass


This class is preceeded by a free helath talk about bone broths and how to create a nutrient dense broth at home 10:30am - 11:00am

About Van: 

Van Le-Hugh was born in Central Vietnam into a family of six, so meal times were all about sharing the enjoyment. Having travelled widely overseas her passion is to share her knowledge and teach healthy, fast and easy home style Vietnamese cooking.

Van-Le-Hugh
DIY-Wall-HangingJoin livewire fashion designer and super-talented interiors stylist Natalie Cosgriff Dunn and spend the afternoon making a stunning beaded & feathered wire sculpture piece to hang in your house! Easy hands-on feathery fun and super satisfying! All materials supplied. Limited spaces
_15A6842Let your hair down and get a little whacky as we immortalise the South Melbourne Market Dim Sim in this giant flying Dimmy class! Help creative genius & Little Circus Design star Maddie Stamer make big fat Dimmys with wings and set them free! Spicy, silly, crafty fabulous fun! All materials supplied. Limited spaces.

Have you heard of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole cooking? Take this opportunity to learn and taste freshly shucked deep fried oysters, southern fried Creole chicken, Andouille sausage Cajun gumbo, red beans and rice and to finish, perhaps a lemon icebox pie or bread pudding with chocolate pecan sauce.

About Michael:

Michael’s interests took him to Louisiana in 2009 to experience New Orleans annual ‘Tales of Cocktail’ event and in 2011 the French Quarter Jazz Festival. On his return, he started a successful mobile Creole food truck and recently opened Po Boy Quarter.

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gold-drop-chandelierDrop in and help us create a huge hanging tassle artwork for South Melbourne Market! Learn to hand-make beaded tassles from coloured and natural ropes then thread them onto our giant suspension circles! Stacks of fabulous materials on-hand and lots of instruction.

There is more to duck than you think. Robert’s recipes are French-Vietnamese duck legs a l’orange; pan-cooked tandoori breasts with crispy naan and chutney; French confit duck legs with lentils and sauté potatoes; and braised Persian duck fesenjan with dried fruits and pine nut cous cous. 

About Robert:

A classically trained Chef in London, Robert’s career started on the QE2 luxury liner before working commercial industry and hospitality.

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Colour-my-World-1Go a little crazy with colour or keep it pastel soft and simple. Interiors stylist and craft superstar Candice Robinson will help you create your own stunning geometric paper art using piles of paint swatches. A gorgeous show-stopping piece for home or office! A frameable work in one afternoon. All materials supplied. Limited spaces.

Skip the bakery and do it yourself. Learn to make your own chicken and mushroom mini pies, lamb and vegetable pasties and spinach and cheese rolls, plus quick tomato chutney to take it to a whole new level of homemade goodness. Perfect for kids, parties or to throw in the freezer for those times when you want good food fast.

Sally Lukey will present a fun and casual hands on cooking class in the LG Kitchen at South Melbourne Market. The aim of each class is to teach some basic skills and techniques as well as share some great, simple yet deliciously impressive recipes, highlighting the beautiful, seasonal and special ingredients available at the market.

Along the way Sally will also provide some tips and tricks for meal planning, shopping and general kitchen organisation in order to help make cooking your weekly meals a more pleasurable experience.

Mixed-media-2Get stuck into collage in this hands-on mixed media workshop with craft addict and Do Re Me Creative founder Madeleine Grummet. Create an eye-popping big detail original artwork on paper or canvas and bring instant designer flair to your house! Fast + furious fun! All materials supplied. Limited spaces.

Having recently returned from Asian travels, Ben’s menu features his contemporary approach to street food snacks: wok tossed Thai lemongrass minced pork larb; cured scallops with coconut and lime; and slow braised Chinese black vinegar and ginger beef cheeks served with jasmine rice. 

About Ben:

After extensive experience gained at Longrain and travels through Asia, Ben recently joined Easy Tiger, a modern Thai eatery in inner Melbourne.

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Pantone-1Inspired by children’s colour by numbers books and the magnificent pantone colour spectrum, this public interactive installation needs YOU to help us create a large-scale pixelated artwork for the market using reclaimed Dulux paint swatches! Stacks of fabulous materials on-hand and lots of instruction.

Do you buy take-away food on the run because you don’t have the time or energy to cook? Join Louise to both learn time saving tips and cooking methods plus assist in preparing Pad Thai, ten minute pizza with a quick homemade base, a Mexican vegetarian fresh tortilla and ever popular beer battered fish and chips.

About Louise:

Years of assisting chefs on local television honed Louise’s already considerable skills. Recently she published her own first on-line cookbook Single Serve

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As Head Chef of the dynamic Press Club, Luke is often asked: Which flowers are safe to use in cooking? What is salt bush lamb and the best cut for char-grilling? How do I fillet fish? To demonstrate the answers to these common questions Luke will devise an impressive yet casual menu and you will get to eat the delicious results.

About Luke:

After working at the two Michelin starred Serge Vieira restaurant in the Catalan region of France, Luke returned to chef at Punch Lane before joining The Press Club to work with George Calombaris.

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KMorton-HR-CheeseboardsSpend an imaginative afternoon with amazing Kaz Ceramics artist Karen Morton creating your own selection of exquisite porcelain pieces – brooches, rings or pendants – the choice is yours! Finish your piece with Japanese tissue transfer impressions. All materials supplied. Limited spaces.
Ropes-4Join interiors stylist and craft superstar Candice Robinson as you weave your way to wonderful using marine ropes, tassels and spray colour! Create show-stopping vases and decorative feature pieces for your home in one wild and woolly afternoon! All materials supplied. Limited spaces.

Oliver is known for his bold, contemporary flavours and creative cooking. Think tuna tartare with marinated tomato escabech; soft shell Spanner Crab salad with burnt butter emulsion; baked Hervey Bay scallops with parsnip puree and citrus sabayon.Whatever his menu choices, do not miss this class.

About Oliver:   

After starting his career at Stokehouse, travelling to spend time in London and Greece he returned in 2006, becoming Head Chef in 2010 and a winner of the 2014 Age Good Food Guide’s Young Chef of the Year.

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A hands-on class where Lou will teach you how to make your own Chinese dumplings. Using pre-made wrappers, you’ll master roast duck and Asian herb wraps, Chinese five spice beef wontons in soup, steamed shu mai pork dumplings and simple spring onion pancakes.

About Lou:                                                                                                                     Born in California, Lou was taught dumpling making by her mother. Inspired by family memories she started classes to share her skill and knowledge.

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Tea_WorkshopsEverything you ever wanted to know about tea but you were afraid to ask. Why does your cup of green tea always taste bitter? What is oolong? Join Sharyn from Australian Tea Masters and learn about the different types of tea, the main tea growing countries, tea preparation and serving, and develop a greater awareness about the flavours and aromas of tea. Your morning or afternoon tea will never be the same.

Location: LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

About your teacher: Join Sharyn Johnston on an educational journey through the wide world of Tea tastings and workshops in the LG Kitchen. Sharyn is a Certified Tea Master who travels the globe visiting tea regions in search of unique teas and authentic tea experiences. Sharyn is the Founder and Director of the Australian Tea Masters Association that provides mastery level tea training, education and professional tea certification to individuals who wish to become Tea Masters and Tea Sommeliers.

Tea_WorkshopsFrom the street vendors in Mumbai to the teahouses in Iran, chai is one of the most popular tea blends in the world. Each region has a traditional way of preparing and serving chai and you can learn how to create your own chai blend and take part in the world's latest tea trend. Whether you want a spicy and sweet chai latte or a decaffeinated cuppa at the end of your day, Sharyn will provide the ingredients, tools and guidance to create your signature chai recipe, and a cupping to taste your chai and share it with others.

Location: LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

About your teacher: Join Sharyn Johnston on an educational journey through the wide world of Tea tastings and workshops in the LG Kitchen. Sharyn is a Certified Tea Master who travels the globe visiting tea regions in search of unique teas and authentic tea experiences. Sharyn is the Founder and Director of the Australian Tea Masters Association that provides mastery level tea training, education and professional tea certification to individuals who wish to become Tea Masters and Tea Sommeliers.

Tea_WorkshopsDid you know that tea and food pairing is very similar to wine pairings? From cheese to chocolate tea is a delicious accompaniment to any meal. Join Sharyn and a local chef as they present specialty teas paired with scrumptious foods found in the Market and show you how to create a tasty three course menu in your kitchen.

Location: LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

About your teacher: Join Sharyn Johnston on an educational journey through the wide world of Tea tastings and workshops in the LG Kitchen. Sharyn is a Certified Tea Master who travels the globe visiting tea regions in search of unique teas and authentic tea experiences. Sharyn is the Founder and Director of the Australian Tea Masters Association that provides mastery level tea training, education and professional tea certification to individuals who wish to become Tea Masters and Tea Sommeliers.

Tea_WorkshopsWhether you're a tea enthusiast or a beginner, everyone deserves an opportunity to taste the best. Extend your tea journey with the flavours and aromas of unique teas that are only available in small quantities. Sharyn will share the stories behind these handcrafted specialty teas from around the world as you touch, sniff, taste and enjoy an inimitable tea experience that you'll never forget.

Location: LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

About your teacher: Join Sharyn Johnston on an educational journey through the wide world of Tea tastings and workshops in the LG Kitchen. Sharyn is a Certified Tea Master who travels the globe visiting tea regions in search of unique teas and authentic tea experiences. Sharyn is the Founder and Director of the Australian Tea Masters Association that provides mastery level tea training, education and professional tea certification to individuals who wish to become Tea Masters and Tea Sommeliers.

Tea_WorkshopsPeaches, nuts, cinnamon and jasmine – they're all flavours that can be found in teas, liquors and wines. Join Sharyn and Anna as they combine their passions to mix unique tea cocktails to be enjoyed in every season. From sangria in the summer to a hot toddy in the winter, your palate won't be disappointed!

Location: LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

About your teacher: Join Sharyn Johnston on an educational journey through the wide world of Tea tastings and workshops in the LG Kitchen. Sharyn is a Certified Tea Master who travels the globe visiting tea regions in search of unique teas and authentic tea experiences. Sharyn is the Founder and Director of the Australian Tea Masters Association that provides mastery level tea training, education and professional tea certification to individuals who wish to become Tea Masters and Tea Sommeliers.

Fashion_Stylist_WorkshopsBe given some spring style inspiration with Melbourne personal fashion stylist Briony Croft. She will share her easy formula on getting your proportions right, the styles to balance your frame and identifying your true style personality. Take a fashion tour and find the hidden gems of South Melbourne Market. A workshop not to be missed, with plenty of inspiration and information to take home and apply to your wardrobe immediately!

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

Fashion_Stylist_WorkshopsBe given some spring style inspiration with Melbourne personal fashion stylist Briony Croft. She will share her easy formula on getting your proportions right, the styles to balance your frame and identifying your true style personality. Take a fashion tour and find the hidden gems of South Melbourne Market. A workshop not to be missed, with plenty of inspiration and information to take home and apply to your wardrobe immediately!

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

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Be given some spring style inspiration with Melbourne personal fashion stylist Briony Croft. She will share her easy formula on getting your proportions right, the styles to balance your frame and identifying your true style personality. Take a fashion tour and find the hidden gems of South Melbourne Market. A workshop not to be missed, with plenty of inspiration and information to take home and apply to your wardrobe immediately!

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

Daniel’s cooking style begins with spring produce. Enjoy a starter of asparagus, quail egg, onion cream and local morels, then learn how make dishes using different cuts of lamb including Moroccan koftas with spiced yoghurt, ratatouille stuffed loin, mustard- herb racks and a lamb jus.

About Daniel:

Daniel has held Chef positions in many Melbourne restaurants including work with Donovan Cooke at Est and Ondine, and as Head Chef of Bistro Guillaume, Daniel recently spent five years as the Executive Chef of Comme.

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Interior_Design_WorkshopsFiona Parry-Jones from Von Haus Design Studio is here to solve your decorating dilemmas with her interior design workshops. Come and unleash your creativity by making a moodboard of ideas for your own decorating project. Discover what colours and styles you love and where to shop for them at some of the best boutiques hidden within the Market.

What to Bring:

  • One decorating dilemma (floor plans or photos of a room).
  • One colour that you want use in your room (paint chip, fabric swatch or magazine cutting).

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

market_tour-3369_LRSince 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It's a unique experience – a melting pot of real food, entertainment, creativity and culture. Discover all of this with a guided tour where you'll sample the delights, meet specialist traders and have a Market adventure that is unrivalled and unforgettable. Normally $30 per person, during Market Week these tours are just $10, and you'll even get your $10 back in a Market Voucher on the tour.

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90. Cecil Street.

Interior_Design_WorkshopsFiona Parry-Jones from Von Haus Design Studio is here to solve your decorating dilemmas with her interior design workshops. Come and unleash your creativity by making a moodboard of ideas for your own decorating project. Discover what colours and styles you love and where to shop for them at some of the best boutiques hidden within the Market.

What to Bring:

  • One decorating dilemma (floor plans or photos of a room).
  • One colour that you want use in your room (paint chip, fabric swatch or magazine cutting).

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

Interior_Design_WorkshopsFiona Parry-Jones from Von Haus Design Studio is here to solve your decorating dilemmas with her interior design workshops. Come and unleash your creativity by making a moodboard of ideas for your own decorating project. Discover what colours and styles you love and where to shop for them at some of the best boutiques hidden within the Market.

What to Bring:

  • One decorating dilemma (floor plans or photos of a room).
  • One colour that you want use in your room (paint chip, fabric swatch or magazine cutting).

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

Join Louise to learn which are the best beef, fish and poultry cuts to purchase, then assist in frying your own perfect steak with Diane sauce, steaming fish with herbs and butter over potato mash, and poaching Asian chicken in stock to use in a salad and as a spicy coconut laksa.

About Louise:

Years of assisting Chefs on local television honed Louise’s already considerable skills. Recently she published her first on-line cook book Single Serve

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Tim will capture the spirit of this province with simple Italian cooking. You’ll start with tramezzino, a buffalo mozzarella tapenade sandwich and a baccala whipped spread, followed by polenta, fried salami with parmesan; and risi e bisi, the traditional Venetian risotto with spring peas and vialone nano rice.

About Tim: 

Tim worked as a Chef in London at the River Café, Connaught Hotel with Gordon Ramsey and the Yarra Valley Bortolli Winery before starting his consultancy.

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market_tour-3369_LRSince 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It's a unique experience – a melting pot of real food, entertainment, creativity and culture. Discover all of this with a guided tour where you'll sample the delights, meet specialist traders and have a Market adventure that is unrivalled and unforgettable. Normally $30 per person, during Market Week these tours are just $10, and you'll even get your $10 back in a Market Voucher on the tour.

Location: Starts at LG Kitchen, Stall 90. Cecil Street.

Craft_Workshops_LRBring the kids along for a craft workshop where they can try their hand at painting, drawing, building and creating their own masterpieces.

Location: LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

Craft_Workshops_LRBring the kids along for a craft workshop where they can try their hand at painting, drawing, building and creating their own masterpieces.

Location: LG Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street.

Ashly will choose his menu from the best spring produce including a seafood entrée, perhaps spanner crab black barley and crayfish emulsion or snapper ceviche; Flinders Island lamb as the main; a surprise palate cleanser; and to finish, a divinely indulgent dessert.

About Ashly:

Ashly’s illustrious career has included overseas experience at Gordon Ramsey’s Boxwood Café and the one star ‘Tom Aitkins’. Returning to Brisbane he became Head Chef and Co-owner of The Buffalo Club. In 2012 he joined Circa, The Prince being appointed Executive Chef a year later.

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Discover the rich culinary tapestry and spices of Turkey’s south starting with lime juice and ginger pressed watermelon with bastourma (cured beef fillet); whole salmon spiced with tahini yoghurt; slow roasted sumac, herb and garlic shoulder of lamb; and braised chicken with cous cous.

About Hamza:

A talented Middle Eastern expert, Hamza has worked at the Crown complex, ’Lezzet’ specializing in Turkish fare and operated his own restaurant ‘Olives’.

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Learn a couple of quick and easy dishes that will impress whether you’re dining trackside, seaside or just outside at home. With individual veggie and goats cheese frittatas, Sally’s famous chicken and mayonnaise sandwiches and peanut butter brownie slice your picnic basket is good to go. Just pack the wine!

Sally Lukey will present a fun and casual hands on cooking class in the LG Kitchen at South Melbourne Market. The aim of each class is to teach some basic skills and techniques as well as share some great, simple yet deliciously impressive recipes, highlighting the beautiful, seasonal and special ingredients available at the market.

Along the way Sally will also provide some tips and tricks for meal planning, shopping and general kitchen organisation in order to help make cooking your weekly meals a more pleasurable experience.

Dai creates his own modern twists to Vietnamese dishes with marinated lemongrass condensed milk chicken skewers; torched salmon, pomelo and avocado rice paper rolls; twice cooked duck banh mi; soft shell crab slaw; aromatic fish wrapped in banana leaf; and to finish, Uncle’s fruit salad with coconut cream and honeycomb.

About Dai:

An enthusiastic talented Chef, Dai gained overseas experience with the Terence Conran Hotel Group, returning to work as Head Chef of The Pelican for six years and one year at Dandelion before opening Uncle.

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Join Emma for this creative styling class where you will be plating your own classic desserts with a modern twist including strawberry rhubarb trifle; pear passionfruit tart; chocolate and mint malted cannellonii; and ruby grapefruit, rose-scented cheesecake.

About Emma:

A former winner of The Age Young Chef of the year, Emma is a trained Pastry Chef and owner of the specialty cake business ‘Cakes of our Lives.’

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Bursting with the aroma of fresh ginger, garlic, chilli and coriander, Daniel’s menu includes duck and tapioca broth; a spicy beef salad; tofu and zucchini dumplings; pickles and ma po tofu; and a Sichuan dish of pork mince, silken tofu and chilli sauce with steamed rice.

About Daniel:

Langton’s, Nu Nu in Palm Cove and the acclaimed Pearl restaurant have contributed to Daniel’s career, shaping his Asian cooking style and desire to share his knowledge.

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In this hands-on class, learn to make Spanish potato tortilla with crispy chorizo; French salmon rillettes; Italian tomato bocconcini basil baskets; mini Turkish lamb pide; Lebanese spice tossed labneh balls with falafel chips and Persian rosewater meringues with Spanish Sangria.

About Christine:

A founder of her company Passionate Life Kitchen, Christine, an experienced traveller loves to share her knowledge teaching cooking classes.

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