Then join the Sydney Seafood School (SSS) in one (or many) of their exciting cooking classes during April. Not only do students learn to cook scrumptious meals from all corners of the world, they are also invited to a sit-down meal sampling their masterpieces paired with a complimentary matching wine afterwards.
Established in 1989, the SSS has become one of Australia's top cooking schools, teaching local, interstate and overseas cooking fanatics and food lovers. The cooking classes typically start with the attendees watching a demonstration of the dishes to be made in the School's auditorium. Then guests are guided and assisted as they recreate these dishes before sitting down to enjoy their awesome creations.
There are plenty of classes in to suit all appetites so read on for what's on in April. And if you see something that tickles your tastebuds, then make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.
The A-list Presenters
April presents a stellar cast of A-list presenters. Mark Jensen from the award-winning Red Lantern will be showing guests how to make delicious Vietnamese food at his Vietnamese Dinner Party Class on Friday 4 April. This is an intimate cooking class with 20 participants making a three-course dinner with matched wines.
Hola! For those wanting to cook a decadent Spanish meal, there's no one else better to learn it from than Frank Camorra. Having redefined Spanish food with his MoVida restaurants and bars, Frank's hands-on lunch workshop is one not to be missed on Saturday 5 April.
Master the techniques from the master chef, Phil Wood of Rockpool. Learn the secrets to flavour combinations and you'll soon understand why this iconic restaurant is so popular. Featuring modern Australian cuisine, this class takes place on Monday 7 April.
Learn to cook the most mouth-watering seafood dishes at Dan Hong's lunch class on Saturday 12 April. As one of the most popular cooking maestros, you'll definitely discover ways to make tastebuds salivate like never before.
And Louis Tikaram, the head chef at Longrain, will be demonstrating his beloved Asian seafood dishes with a modern twist on Monday 28 April.
Mean Cuisine from Around the World
Forget about travelling to Spain! Learn to make the Paella to perfection on Thursday 10 April; perfect Spanish seafood tapas at the Tapas class on Monday 14 April; or learn both at Spanish on Thursday 24 April.
Discover the art of seafood barbecuing with fish, shellfish and squid. This is a BBQ fanatic's dream class, which takes place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 24 April.
Impress your besties with the world-famous Singapore chilli crab by attending the Chili Crab class on Thursday 17 April. Don't worry if you're not a fan of spicy food because they will also teach you how to stir fry crab with ginger and green onions.
If you think Thai cooking is all about getting a jar of Valcom curry and then stir-frying it with some meat and veggies, then the Thai class on Saturday 26 April will prove you wrong. You'll be shown the essential Thai ingredients before the cooking demonstration followed by producing your own Thai lunch.
On Thursday 3 April, the Salt and Pepper Prawns and Chilli Salt Squid class will give guests a taste of traditional Chinese as well as something a bit more contemporary. And learn to put on your own Yum Cha feast on Thursday 29 April.
In addition, there are also classes focusing on Mexican and Italian gastronomy. You'll be making authentic ceviches and yummy seafood tacos transporting you to the land of Mexico in no time on Wednesday 9 April. And learn to make a delectable seafood antipasti and seafood risotto on Saturday 12 April.
Other Fab Classes
For the busy bees who don't have much time to cook, there are two classes perfect for you: Quick 'n' Delicious and Fast & Fabulous on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April respectively. You'll be able to cook a tasty feast suitable for family meals or dinner parties.
If you like challenges and a bit of friendly competition, then register for Mystery Box Challenge on Friday 11 April. You can bring our own team of foodies or join in with new friends on the night. See what you can produce using ingredients from the mystery box. It's full of fun, cooking, eating and mingling.