Iron Chef (Japanese) tweens &teens

Iron Chef (Japanese) tweens &teens

Fun Japanese cooking class for 11 -16 years

Next Available: Sat, 15 Oct 1:00PM (AEST)
3 hours
Over 20 people have attended this class


Come along and join us as we cook up a storm in our small and friendly, hands-on class held in The Gap.  Practice culinary skills, how to use kitchen tools safely and discover how to interpret a recipe. Leave with containers full of  made and yummy food and the booklet of recipes to give the recipes a go again and again!

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What you will learn

  • Students learn to make food from scratch, as well as a whole range of kitchen skills and use a variety of utensils. They will also learn about following the steps in a written recipe and accurately measuring ingredients.

What you will get

  • Chicken (or Tofu) Katsu Curry, Tempura Vegetables, Gyoza dumplings, Udon Noodles and sweet Taiyaki (see pic)

What to bring

  • No just a happy smile, 3 plastic containers for their food and a water bottle.

What to wear

Comfy, enclosed shoes on and long hair tied back please.

Appropriate for

11-16 years

Come and Cook

(167 Reviews)

I am passionate about cooking and also keeping healthy. Cooking has always brought me joy, satisfaction and fulfilled a personal need for creativity. I left primary school teaching and began my own cooking business while living in London (2002-2010) because I wanted to share my skills and love of cooking with others.

Originally, I was providing practical kids’ cookery parties, and this evolved into teaching about healthy food, mostly in primary schools.

During this time, School Dinners hit the headlines because they were exposed as having poor nutritional value. This exposure brought further interest from schools that realised practical healthy food experiences needed to be held in order for early intervention in children’s health to occur.

I travelled widely, demonstrating and setting up practical experiences to teach basic cookery skills and provide food experiences for children, parents and teachers in greater London, employed by local councils, the NHS and individual schools. Teaching and demonstrating cooking was the most rewarding time of my working years. Some of the range of cooking experiences I was involved in have been;

  • Facilitating cooking workshops for parents in the London Borough of Brent (2009-10)
    This was a collaboration between the local council and the NHS. It focussed on tackling childhood obesity by providing weekly cooking sessions for parents. Parents were involved in cooking meals that were healthy, budget-friendly as well as ethnically and religiously inclusive.
  • Teacher Training workshops (2004-2009)
    These cooking workshops were run to inspire and present easy ideas for teachers to incorporate food and cooking within a classroom setting.
  • In-school Cooking Workshops (2003-2009)
    These were the most popular workshops and I ran them within the classroom setting and brought in all of the cooking equipment and ingredients. They were themed on Healthy Lunchboxes, Healthy Breakfasts and Healthy Snacks. In this format of hour-long sessions, I was cooking and demonstrating with up to 120 children per day.

I left London in 2010 to raise my young family back in Australia. As a passionate home cook, I love to involve my children now in the kitchen and prepare most of our meals from scratch, always learning new recipes and cooking techniques.


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5.0 (7 reviews)
Gabrielle rated it
16 Jul 2022
The cooking class I had with Karen today was great 👍 and my favourite thing was doing dumplings 🥟 and making the sweet Japanese dessert. I can recommend if you’re looking for a fun afternoon, do it! Gabrielle 10
FINLEYrated it
27 Mar 2022
We travel from the Sunshine Coast for lessons at Come and Cook as my son learns so much at each session and he loves his lessons with Karen! He always walks out of the class with a big smile, having had a lots of fun and I have also learnt something about cooking too, as on the way home he tells me how he made the food! A++
Jasminerated it
27 Mar 2022
The Iron Chef cooking class was very fun, interesting, and enjoyable! The food was absolutely delicious and I can't wait to cook the recipes again at home for my family. 👍👌😊
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

We offer full refunds as long as notice is given at least one week prior to the class. 

If less than 7 days notice is given, a credit will be given. 

No refund is available less than 48 hours prior to the class.

If an unexpected illness occurs prior to the event, an alternate class will be offered .

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