There are exceptions to every rule, and going to a cooking school on a weekend is definitely an exception to the 'school is for weekdays' rule. Spending your Saturday with some of the city's best chefs teaching you their secrets could be just what you (and the friends and family who will ultimately benefit from your new-found skills) need!
There are a number of different cooking schools in Brisbane, offering a hugely varied schedule of classes. At schools such as the James Street Cooking School, Black Pearl Epicure and the Executive Chef's Cooking School you can learn how to cook and prepare everything from sushi to pastry, modern Australian to modern French. There are classes that concentrate just on stocks and sauces, and ones that feature low-GI cooking. Mondo Organics also offers a huge range of classes, however, as the name suggests, the recipes use chiefly Australian organic produce. While at Mons Ban Sabai and The Spirit House the focus is on Thai cooking.
Unlike the majority of schools I have been to, these schools offer you the choice of whether to get involved in the cooking process or to simply sit back and watch the experts do the work. Rest assured though, no matter which option you choose, you will almost certainly go home with a full stomach, a heap of recipes and a whole new skill set.
Whether you want to cook a three-course, authentic Thai banquet or you just want to learn how to boil an egg, there is a cooking class in Brisbane that caters (pun intended) to your needs.