Classes at The Cooking Professor in Churchlands are typically 3 hours long with 2 hours of cooking and one of eating. In a moderate sized group of up to 12, classes are hands-on, and you will learn 5-6 dishes. Bring a bottle of wine to have with dinner.
Most classes are $110 per person, and you will find sessions on weeknights and weekends.
Taste Budds Centrally located in Highgate, TasteBudds run multiple classes run each week, many on weekday evenings from 6.30pm to 9pm, so you can go after work, learn how to cook an amazing meal and then enjoy it afterwards. Classes have up to 16 people, and you can BYO if you want wine with dinner.
Bread-making: six different loaves including focaccia, spelt and gluten free (2.5 hours) $90
Indian: learn how to make a number of quick curries after work ($90)
Veggies: inspired by Cook and the Chef Simon Bryant ($90)
Seafood masterclass: how to buy, prepare and cook various types of seafood ($70)
Pasta making: each class focuses on two different types of pasta ($95)
Lawless Cooking in Mt Hawthorn is the brainchild of Iain Lawless, winner of Season 1 My Kitchen Rules and partner, professional chef Liam Atkinson. Most classes run on Saturday mornings and are 3.5 to 4 hours long.
Hands-on classes are $121 per person. If you prefer to watch someone else do all the work, they also offer some demo (and tasting) classes on weekday evenings (2-2.5 hours) for $70pp.
Cuisines: Thai, Spanish, Asian street food, Chinese, Italian, US vs Canada, French Bistro
Specific dishes: duck, share food, cooking for two
Matters of Taste Cooking School
The popular Matters of Taste cooking school in Bicton runs an enormous variety of classes on Saturday mornings and afternoons as well as weeknights.
Most classes are hands-on though there are some which are demo only, and some technical classes which require a higher level of skill. All classes are three hours long, include tastings and cost $125-$130pp. Group sizes up to 18.
Latasha'a family are from South India but she was raised in Malaysia and her food reflects both these traditions. Located in Leederville, Latasha's Kitchen is small and intimate and classes will run with a maximum of six people (minimum of two).
6 week beginners classes $1,200pp (min 2 people, max 6). Food includes curry pastes, soups, snacks, rice and noodles, simple meals. The final week you get to bring a guest and cook them a beautiful meal.
4 week advanced classes $800pp. You will learn 5 dishes a week (ie 20 dishes) themed each week ie meat, seafood, simple and festive. Dishes include Goan fish curry, biriyani, eggplant kasaundi and desserts.
Alternatively you can arrange a private class for two ($500) choosing 6 dishes (8 if you are vegetarian) from her entire range. The class will be four hours long, and Latasha recommends organising the class so you can then take all the food home to serve at a dinner party (it will feed 8 people).
Everyone Can Cook (with Fran)
Fran believes that Everyone Can Cook, and offers a number of three hours courses to prove just that.
She offers 3 different pasta making classes in the evenings (7pm) and for $95pp you learn how to make three different types of pasta, plus sauces. You can choose to sit and watch or get involved.
Her popular Sunday lunch class ($110pp) will teach you how to make a four course meal: bruschetta, seafood entrée, meat mains, pasta, vegetable side dish, devilish dessert.
Although most other cooking schools tend to focus on the savoury dishes, Fran offers two classes dedicated to the art of the dessert with her Devilish Dessert ($95pp) and Beautiful Biscotti ($95pp) lessons. Both run on weekday evenings you will learn five different and delicious traditional Italian sweets.