Gourmet Aussie Barbecue Cooking Class

Gourmet Aussie Barbecue Cooking Class

Learn exciting yet effortless dishes for the BBQ

Over 20 people have attended this class


Learn how to prepare a selection of exciting but effortless dishes to cook on the BBQ. No previous barbequing experience is necessary, as barbeque guru Paul Rast (as seen on SBS Food Safari) will walk you through the basics.

You’ll then dine alfresco in a beautiful Australian bush setting, enjoying the meal you’ve helped create with matching wines. A great class for overseas visitors or those wanting some new ideas for the grill.

Sample Menu:

  • Grilled Haloumi with a Lime and Caper Dressing
  • Smoked Chicken two ways: Lemon Myrtle Infused & Berbere Spiced
  • Marinated Butterflied Leg of Lamb with a Warm Tomato Salsa
  • Grilled Herb & Garlic Corn on the Cob
  • Barbequed Kumara with Lemon and Chilli Oil
  • Coconut Grilled Pineapple with Butterscotch Sauce

A life’s a feast cooking class is more than just a cooking lesson: in addition to learning to prepare a selection of sumptuous dishes, you will increase your kitchen skills and culinary knowledge AND enjoy the feast of your creation with wine, in a relaxed and fun environment.

Set on the edge of beautiful Noosa National Park, our cooking classes are interactive, hands on and a heap of fun. We limit numbers to 10 participants so everyone is involved, which means you get the chance to prepare and cook all the dishes - you’ll come away knowing you can recreate the dishes at home because you’ve done each and every step.

Once the dishes are prepared, feast on the fruits of your labour with your fellow class mates and enjoy a generous sit down meal, a couple of glasses of wine and some sparkling conversation.

We have been operating for over 10 years and are proud to hold a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016 and 2017, as well as recently winning the Tourism Noosa Customer Service Award. We are genuinely passionate about food and cooking, and our prime objective is for you to be inspired and to ignite your passion for food whilst having fun in the process. At our boutique cooking school, we use fresh, quality, local produce.

Classes are suitable for all levels of cooking skills. Ingredients, equipment (including aprons), lunch and wine are all provided - you only need bring your enthusiasm and a healthy appetite!

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What you will learn

  • Learn the basics of barbequing from our barbeque guru Paul, as well as build on your exisiting skills.
  • Prepare a selection of exciting but effortless dishes to cook on the BBQ.
  • Dine alfresco in a beautiful Australian bush setting, enjoying the meal you’ve helped create with matching wines.

What you will get

  • Café quality coffee, tea and freshly baked muffins upon arrival.
  • A 4-hour culinary experience with no more than 10 participants in a relaxed and fun environment.
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher.
  • All ingredients and equipment provided (including aprons).
  • A folder containing recipes and class notes to take home.
  • $15 discount on your next class.
  • A full sit-down meal with 2 glasses of quality wine.
Parking Info

There is a parking area at the rear of the driveway, or alternatively there is ample street parking.

What to bring

  • Only your enthusiasm and a healthy appetite!

What to wear

Casual with comfortable shoes

Appropriate for

Classes are suitable for all levels of cooking skills.

Life's A Feast

(55 Reviews)

What we do

Life’s A Feast offers interactive, hands-on Cooking Classes designed to increase your culinary skills and food knowledge, and ignite your passion for food, cooking and entertaining.

Based in beautiful Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, our goal is for you to derive pleasure from food and cooking and create crowd-pleasing cuisine. We are passionate about all things culinary and are committed to you expanding your knowledge whilst having fun in the process.

Our cooking school was established in 2007 and since then we have taught, inspired, entertained and indulged thousands of participants. 

Life's A Feast has received many awards, including Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, been featured on Channel 7's Great South East, in Lonely Planet and numerous other publications.

In addition we conduct Noosa Farmers’ Market Tours where you will discover this treasure trove of the finest and freshest Sunshine Coast produce.

About Gail Rast

Gail, our cooking teacher, is passionate about food and cooking, and her knowledge and many years of experience ensures you will increase your culinary skills and knowledge as well as draw inspiration and joy from all things food. 


Our food philosophy is simple: Easy, Impressive, Delicious.  Life’s A Feast is of the belief that food and cooking is one of the great pleasures of life, that a shared meal brings people together, and the ultimate compliment you can pay someone is to prepare them a meal from the heart. It is our experience that many people associate cooking and entertaining with stress, hard work and very little reward. But it doesn’t have to be that way – we believe that preparing a meal should be a joyous experience, not a chore. In line with this philosophy, our original recipes and menus have been developed with the following in mind:

1. High “wow” factor, low effort

2. Use of quality ingredients – seasonal and local wherever possible. 

3. Recipes are all designed to be easy to follow and prepare, so you will easily be able to recreate them at home.

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5.0 (6 reviews)
Daverated it
23 Apr 2021
Great course! Really enjoyed the day. Fabulous food, great clear instructions and good times. We've already had the BBQ going and tried some of the recipes - our efforts were even edible :) Thanks for a great day!
Life's A Feast 23 Apr 2021

Thank you so much for your lovely review Dave! Great to hear that you enjoyed your cooking class and also that you have had success recreating the dishes at home. It was a pleasure having you and Jan at our cooking school, and hope to see you both in another cooking class soon.

Janrated it
19 Apr 2021
Gourmet Aussie BBQ cooking class was a truely enjoyable experience. I brought this as a gift for my husbands 50th birthday and thought this could be something fun to do together. It was a great day from start to finish. Gail loves what she does and this shows from start to finish. The food was devine and loved the social aspect of getting together with folks we didn't know and enjoying good food. Got a great little booklet with all recipes in so I can recreate at home. Also big thanks to paul who was the BBQ king. Would certainly reccomend this experience to all ages and all levels of cooks. Something for everybody.
Life's A Feast 19 Apr 2021

Thank you so much for you lovely review Jan! It was a pleasure having you and Dave at our cooking school, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day and learnt a lot too. Hope to see you both again in another cooking class soon. In the meantime - happy cooking!

Paulrated it
25 Oct 2016
Hi. This was a great class which flowed so well and easy. Learnt that having a bbq can be so easy as so much can be done in advance and also some great tips on how to drive that bbq that always help to get that great perfectly cook meat. Thanks it was fun and food was yum.
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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:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

1. All bookings are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend your booked class, you must notify us at least 7 days before your class date to change to another class, the date of which must be within 12 months of original booking date.  If notice of cancellation is given less than 7 days but more than 48 hours before your class date, a $50 per person fee to reschedule the class shall apply. If notice of cancellation is given within 48 hours of your class date, the full amount of the class will be forfeited and no option to reschedule will be available.  You may send another participant in your place if you are unable to attend your booked class.

2. Subject to the terms and conditions outlined in point 1 above, you may reschedule your cooking class once at no charge, however each additional rescheduling will incur a $50 per person fee.

3. Life’s A Feast reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient numbers or if unforeseen circumstances arise. Customers will be notified of any cancellations at least 48 hours before the class. If this occurs, the customer is entitled to transfer to another class of equal value, and has 12 months from the date of cancellation to do this.

4. The menus on the Life’s A Feast website are examples only and are subject to change due to seasonal variations and availability of produce.

5. We are unable to modify our menus or substitute ingredients to cater for specific dietary constraints.

6. Participants indemnify Life’s A Feast against any responsibility for accident, loss or injury suffered during classes.

7. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted before or during practical cooking classes. For the safety of the individual and others, persons deemed to be intoxicated will not be allowed to participate in a class.

8. As we are neither licensed nor insured for takeaway, no food is to leave the premises.

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