There was also a "work order", a useful run-down of what to do in what order and at which time, across all the dishes - something that could be useful even in a dinner party situation.
Luckily, each person was not expected to cook each of the three dishes - we split into teams and did one dish each, under the watchful and helpful supervision of the teacher and two assistants.
With 18 student and three supervisors, the space was a little cramped - but everyone managed to get sufficient cooking room on the two stoves.
The dishes we cooked - or at least ate - on the night were steamed seafood rice noodle rolls, Vietnamese chicken with lime, chilli and coconut rice and pho - which is apparently pronounced "fur" not "fo".
All the dishes were delicious and there was plenty enough for a full meal around the prep tables, cleared of cooking apparatus and set for dinner. You can BYO wine or beer.
This cooking school also offers corporate events and classes in bread-making, pasta-making, Thai, French, Japanese and more.
It'd be a fantastic interactive date, get-together with the girls or mum-and-daughter event. Gift vouchers are available.
On the night we attended, there were three couples, a mum-and-daughter pair, a smattering of retirees and a new mother out alone for the first time since giving birth.