Top Classes in Brisbane for the BBQ-Loving Mate

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Creativity 5 min read Sep 25, 2019

Pick up the tongs and fire up some coals because it’s time to hit the iron in this week’s Brisbane classes collection. From main course teachings, to sides then desserts, we’ve collected some of the best cooking workshops and classes that teach you how to basically guarantee an ultra-cool, hot-coal experience the next time you throw a BBQ party.

American Barbecue Cooking Class

The classic American barbecue is becoming more and more popular in Oz, and why not? Slow-cooked, smoked, melt-in-your-mouth meats smothered in wet and dry rubs? We can’t get enough! Learn the American approach in this full-day workshop cooking up a mouth-watering menu that includes: Cajun Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa, Slow-Cooked Sticky, Spicy Pork Ribs, Smoked Chicken with Alabama White Sauce and more.
When: Mar 24th, Jun 10th
Cost: $190
Bookings and more info: life’s a feast

Seafood Barbecue Cooking Class

People often overlook the potential of seafood when it comes to throwing a totally brilliant BBQ. Prawns, fish, cuttlefish - literally anything goes when it comes to grilled seafood! If you’re a fan of this type of meat, join this class to learn basic and advanced techniques on how to cook seafood to perfection on the barbie. The sample menu includes: Prawn & Chorizo Skewers with a Spanish Marinade, Barbecued Cuttlefish Salad with an Asian dressing, Sizzling Garlic Mussels and more.
When: Apr 14th, Jul 14th
Cost: $190
Bookings and more info: life’s a feast

Boutique BBQ with Tony Ching

Chef Tony Ching brings his knowledge and passion for barbecuing in this brand new class, where he will teach you new skills to throw a fabulous BBQ party for your friends and family to enjoy. A delicious range of boutique BBQ treats will be made and feasted over with wine and beer at the end of class.
When: Mar 24th
Cost: $145
Bookings and more info: The Sauce Kitchen

Moroccan Table with Tony Ching

Moroccan cuisine is one of the greatest in the world, and you’ll soon find out why in this class. This 3-hour workshop will teach on some of the best recipes there are in the Moroccan classic menu, such as chicken tagine w/ almonds & honey, chermoula pilaf rice, minced lamb koftas and more!
When: Apr 7th
Cost: $146
Bookings and more info: The Sauce Kitchen

Flavours of Noosa: From Market to Plate

Explore Noosa with all its abundance of fresh, local produce and discover the sheer joy of going through its market in the morning! Life’s a feast will take you to picking out fresh ingredients to prepare an authentic menu, which will include a local antipasto platter, blistered padron peppers, and grilled buffalo haloumi, to name a few. The day ends with a feast of the dishes made and wine. 
When: May 27th, Jul 22nd
Cost: $190
Bookings and more info: life’s a feast

French Summer Menu Cooking Class

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about French cooking will be covered in this exciting four-hour cooking class. Learn the secrets of this classic cuisine that is famous for its simplicity. Dishes such as green olive and almond tapenade, artichoke tapenade, duck breast and asparagus will be prepared and enjoyed with a glass of wine.
When: Mar 3rd, Apr 7th
Cost: $165
Bookings and more info: Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Thai Summer Menu Cooking Class

One of the best ways to learn more about a country’s culture is through its food. This can’t be more true for Thailand. In this four-hour culinary, you’ll learn heaps on making delicious Thai food in your own home. What’s on the menu? Geng jeut of fish and prawn, roasted tomato and soft bean curd relish with spooning vegetables, chicken glass noodle salad, Penang curry paste, and seared beef penang curry.
When: Feb 24th, Mar 24th, Apr 28th
Cost: $165
Bookings and more info: Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Haloumi & Fermented Dairy Seminar

Life’s too short to eat bad cheese, and this class offers a great introduction to making delicious tasting haloumi cheese, as well as other fermented dairy. You’ll also get to taste everything you made and take home the recipes for replicating in your own home.
When: May 12th
Cost: $25 (Regular), $17.50 (minimum 2), $12.25 (minimum 4)
Bookings and more info: Permaculture Produce

Fig Preserves and Jams with Barbara Stephenson

Join in this jam session to learn how to preserve your figs in three different ways: as a jam, a sweet conserve to serve with icecream or yoghurt, and whole figs preserved in herb vinegar. You will take home at least 5 bottles of the fig preserves, and the recipes you can use to make more at home.
When: March 17th
Cost: $130
Bookings and more info: The Sauce Kitchen

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