Italian Long Lunch Cooking Class

Italian Long Lunch Cooking Class

Create & eat an authentic traditional Italian meal

Over 10 people have attended this class


There is more to Italian cuisine than pizza and pasta! Inspired by our travels to regional Italy, in this class you’ll discover the simplistic and fresh approach Italians take to cooking, and prepare an authentic traditional Italian meal. You’ll then relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour over a leisurely lunch, and as they do in Italy you’ll conclude the meal with a glass of lemoncello!

Sample Menu:

  • Assorted Crostini
  • Eggs with Salsa Verde
  • Porcini Risotto with Truffle Oil
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Fillet of Pork
  • Sautéed Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
  • Panzanella Salad of Mixed Tomatoes
  • Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee and Lemoncello

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

  • Discover the simplistic and fresh approach Italians take to cooking, and prepare an authentic traditional Italian meal.
  • Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labour over a leisurely lunch, and as they do in Italy you’ll conclude the meal with a glass of homemade lemoncello!
  • Be inspired and become more confident in the kitchen.

What you will get

  • Café quality coffee, tea and freshly baked muffins upon arrival.
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher.
  • All ingredients and equipment provided (including aprons).
  • A folder containing recipes and class notes to take home.
  • A 5-hour culinary experience with no more than 10 participants in a relaxed and fun environment.
  • $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

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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 (4 reviews)
Coralierated it
16 Nov 2019
This cooking class was everything i look for. The class was small. It was very hands on. It was informal. Started on time and our instructor, Gail, kept it moving along nicely. The food we cooked was very tasty and not hard to do. We ate everything we cooked at lunch with a couple of glasses of wine. I am very confidant that i will be able to recreate the meal for guests. I also learned lots of hints about cooking in general that will make my life easier. I will definitely be going back for other courses.! There is a great variety on offer
Life's A Feast 18 Nov 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely words Coralie. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your cooking class and that you feel confident to recreate the meal. Happy cooking and hope to see you in another cooking class soon. Gail

Leah rated it
29 Jan 2016
I would like to thank you Gail for a most enjoyable cooking class, which was relaxed and professional at the same time. I left with an enthusiastic attitude and feel I now have the confidence to cook something different, rather than the same boring repertoire when I entertain. I replicated the meal with great success and my guests were most impressed. It was just all so easy, and your step-by-step instructions are fantastic. I can’t wait to be your student again!
Jenny rated it
29 Jan 2016
From the minute I arrived at this cooking lesson, I knew it was going to be different to other classes I’d been to before (and I have been to a few!) We were greeted with freshly baked muffins and brewed coffee, and I immediately felt welcome. The classes are kept small, so everyone is actively involved with the food preparation and are able to get as much personal instruction as they need. Gail’s relaxed style of teaching combined with her amazing food knowledge made the day a most enjoyable experience. The highlight was sitting down with the other participants and eating the meal we’d made together with a couple of glasses of wine. To sum up: I learnt a lot, laughed a lot and ate a lot!
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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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