Olive Magic

What to Bring

  • Chopping board
  • Apron, small paring knife
  • Empty beer bottle, stubby size
  • Tea towel

What to Wear

  • Casual, not your best as there may be olive splatters

Olive Magic

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Class duration: 9:30am - 12:30pm

What You Will Learn

  • Improve your culinary knowledge.
  • Learn how to preserve olives
  • Understand and experience different techniques for preserving olives

What You Get

  • Take home olives ready to eat
  • Take home olives that you will continue to cure ready to eat at a later date
  • Recipes and notes on the different techniques used.
  • Olive preserves tasting with cheese, biscuits and wine!!


Transform bitter unpalatable olives into gourmet delights! This hands-on workshop will show you a variety of different ways Italians use to preserve green olives straight from the tree. Everybody will take olives home to continue the process and maybe even some ready to eat.

Suitable for all levels

Presented by Lucy Marasco

Growing up on a farm, fresh produce was always abundant and available to Lucy and her family. So preserving was second nature and part of everyday life. From picking buckets of peas in the paddocks, to endlessly trying the warm cooking jams on the stove top, Lucy’s enthusiasm hasn’t lessened.

She continues to enjoy preserving and trying different and unusual recipes, as well as the traditional classics, such as the annual passata/spaghetti sauce and salami making days with the family. Lucy is now enjoying the next chapter with her three children, and getting them involved in the tradition of a love of food, cooking and preserving.

Comments about Lucy’s preserving workshops

  • "Lucy was well prepared and organised, clear, helpful"
  • "Lucy was lovely, very helpful and great style of presentation"
  • "Lucy made the class fun!"

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