Join Abdi from The Somali Kitchen as he shares his passions of food, cooking, eating, writing and Somali culture.

During this cooking demonstration, you will learn about Somali cooking, followed by a cooking demonstration and food tasting of dishes such as:

- Anjero - sourdough crepe 

- Suqaar - diced stir fry beef

- Corn in coconut sauce

- Bariis Iskukaris - vegetarian aromatic rice

- Beans in a tangy tomato sauce

- Kashata - coconut and pistachio sweet

- Somali shaah (tea with spices) 

Take home some recipes to try at home and share with your family.

Class Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for non attendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value may be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.

Class Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.

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Class Schedule

Saturday 25 February, 3.00-6.00pm

What you will learn
  • How to cook a selection of Somali dishes
  • An understanding of Somali culture
What you will get
  • An appreciation of Somali cooking and culture
  • The recipes - so you can create them at home!

What to bring
  • Apron

Activities for everyone: health and wellbeing, leisure and learning, social activities and volunteer opportunities and children's programs.

The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Inc (the Centre) was founded in 1978 at the initiative of local residents and was registered as an Incorporated Association in 1996. The Centre is located at 157 Union Road and an adjoining property at 1 Bedford Avenue. All our facilities are leased from the City of Boroondara.

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre was founded in 1978 as a friendly, inclusive and welcoming meeting place where people could come together to share experiences and skills.The Centre offers a wide range of programs and activities run by friendly and knowledgeable teachers, at affordable prices.

The Centre is a overseen by a Committee of Management, and receives funding support from the City of Boroondara, the Department of Planning and Community Development with the remainder of the Centre’s income generated by fees from programs and venue hire.

We have many active volunteers supporting the activities of the Centre and social activities to help you connect with your local community. Call 9890 2467 or email: to find out more.

The Surrey Hills Heritage Collection at the Centre, is open for viewing on Mondays.

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