Bake ekmek kataifi - pastry & custard cream pie!
(Private Dates Available)
Join us in this hands on interactive class where you will cook along side your host Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey, while in the comfort of your own home. Kelly is a Greek home cook with a proud heritage, who loves to share her knowledge and passion for Greek food.
In this online class you will learn how to prepare one of the most popular and traditional authentic Greek desserts, Ekmek Kataifi. This is the type of dessert that you would expect to find in the kitchen of a Greek family home.
Much loved Ekmek Kataifi, is a kataifi pastry, walnut and custard and cream dessert, dusted with cinnamon and walnut meal.
Greek food is not only about sharing food and passing down recipes taught from grandmothers and mothers but it also ensures the recipes are not forgotten. It also follows deeply seeded traditions that imply that one’s home is a welcoming and hospitable environment which is open to all.
Some of our fondest memories involve food because of the strong sensory relationship we have with it. The flavours and aromas, the textures and the visual appeal of beautifully presented dishes are linked to the sweetness, the tastiness, the crunch and all that is part of this banquet we call life.
We look forward to connecting with you and creating fond culinary memories by transporting you to Greece even if it is just for a moment.
- If you prefer not to cook along and simply watch the demonstration you can also do that.
- The class will take place online via the Zoom application so please make sure you familiarise yourself with this app prior to the class and that you have access to video via your phone, computer, ipad, tablet or laptop.
- The class will not be recorded.
- At the end of the class you will have a dessert tray for you and your family to enjoy.
What you will learn
- How to prepare this Greek dessert
- Learn about Greek sweets and the principles of the Mediterranean diet
- New skills to become an even more confident cook
What you will get
- A 1.5 hour cook along experience with an experienced home cook demonstrating the recipe
- A recipe card and preparation instructions will be emailed to you 3-4 days prior to the class
- How to prepare for the class to get the most out of the live online class. A list of equipment you will need.
What to bring
- Have ingredients measured
- Gather all equipment required
What to wear
Beginners, food enthusiasts, food lovers
A link to join the live Zoom cooking class. Our class will start on time and we do ask that you join on time.
The Hellenic Odyssey Cooking Classes & Food Tours - Awaken Your Senses
“A project created from the heart, driven by a passion for food and inspired by a love for travel”
At The Hellenic Odyssey we want to share our authentic family recipes and traditional cooking methods and provide you with:
- a valuable and entertaining experience while learning to cook a new cuisine
- the ability and confidence to improve on your kitchen skills and cooking techniques
- insights into the cultural heritage, values and traditions surrounding the recipes
- a taste of Greece through the flavours and aromas of Greek food that leaves you wanting to explore more of Greece
The Hellenic Odyssey is not just another cooking school. We are all about the heart and soul of Greek food and the people and stories that make it what it is.
Our focus is to share our recipes so that they are kept alive throughout the generations but also to preserve the essence and authenticity of Greek food and cooking.
We want to teach you about that the simple flavours of Greek food that makes it so delicious.
We offer a variety of classes every week, both online and in person for individuals, groups, teams and corporates and for special occasions and celebrations.
Greek way of life
For Greeks, food is about the cultivation, harvest and preparation of food that is as close to nature as possible. Every single day, Greek families will come home from work and sit down at the table for a shared home cooked meal before an afternoon siesta and then back to work for the afternoon shift.
Based on the Greek way of living, we too will prepare, cook and eat together as a group, in a relaxed informal cooking class or demonstration where you can choose your level of participation. You can sit back and just enjoy food being prepared for you that is freshly cooked right before your eyes or you can roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and take part in helping to prepare the dishes.
Classes are an intimate gathering to provide the opportunity to ask questions, to learn and to enjoy the company and the food in a relaxed and informal setting. The recipes are simple, quick and easy but truly delicious.
In our classes you will learn how to select the ingredients that will provide you with the most authentic Greek flavours so you can replicate this type of cooking in your own kitchen. The aromas will have you feeling like you are in strolling along a cobble stoned laneway passing by a taverna on one of the beautiful idyllic Greek islands.
You will be welcomed into a Greek family home set with olive trees and mandarin trees out the front and a fig tree, orange, lemon tree and vine out the back.
I’m Kelly, a passionate home cook with Cretan heritage, I host culinary travel tours to Crete and conduct Greek cooking classes and walking food tours in Melbourne.
I help people to learn how to cook delicious and nutritious food, in a fun and interactive environment, so they can gain the kitchen skills needed to become confident cooks.
Always ambitious and a dreamer that believes all things are possible with enough time, effort and a little luck from the universe. Lover of desserts. Could talk about food and travel all day. Ideal place of residence would be any Greek Island, sipping on a frappe by the beach, eating fresh fruit and yoghurt from now until the rest of my life.
I look forward to welcoming you into my home and learning about your food journey while I share a my insights into Greek cuisine and the Greek way of life.
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Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
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
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Hellenic Odyssey or organised by The Hellenic Odyssey must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Hellenic Odyssey
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give The Hellenic Odyssey unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Hellenic Odyssey classes and events or on The Hellenic Odyssey premises. (For use of The Hellenic Odyssey marketing materials).
The Hellenic Odyssey does not provide refunds but allows transfers.
In the event that a class is cancelled by The Hellenic Odyssey, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a transfer or credit note only, no refunds will be provided.
We do not offer a refunds, we only issue a credit note or transfer to a different date if a class is cancelled due to minimum numbers no been met or any unforeseen circumstances.