Class 6
from AU$175.00/head

Traditional Greek Cuisine

Learn to cook Greek in a 3hour class with 6 dishes

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat(Private Dates Available)
3 hours
Group Size: 4 - 8

Description

Cooking Class Greek Cuisine

Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey, a Greek home cook with a proud heritage, as we come together to create a generous spread of food and to learn about the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits.

You will learn how to prepare traditional authentic dishes that you won’t commonly find in a Greek restaurant. Instead, it is food that you would expect to eat in the kitchen of a Greek family home.

The Mediterranean Diet is actually a dietary pattern modelled on the eating habits of the Cretans in the 1950s. Nowadays, it is the most comprehensibly researched diet in the world with evidence showing that it is incredibly beneficial for physical & mental health.

The Mediterranean Diet follows 10 basic rules of eating. It not only looks at what we eat but how we eat. It rests on the premise that the very basic act of eating brings people together, it creates a sense of community, it allows for discussion time and it provides enjoyment through the sense of taste. Hence, food forms an important part of the human experience. Food makes us feel, it evokes emotion and memories.

We will put into practice the key element of the diet which looks into how we eat. As the Mediterranean diet places a lot of focus on the role of food within the home environment, we will prepare all the meals together and sit down on the table to enjoy eating together.


WHAT YOU WILL GET?

  • A 3-hour in person cooking class
  • Fresh and authentic ingredients supplied by us
  • Hands-on experience and valuable insights into Greek cuisine from a passionate home cook
  • A mouth-watering experience of Mediterranean diet and lifestyle through delicious food
  • Take home recipe book so that you can prepare these dishes yourself
  • A thank-you gift


MENU - Sample menu: Menu items and dishes may vary

  • Tiropita – Cheese pie made with fillo from scratch
  • Gemista – Rice stuffed tomatoes
  • Tirokafteri – spicy feta dip
  • Glykokolokithokeftedes – Pumpkin & feta fritters
  • Chicken skewers with lemon and oregano
  • Olive oil and wine biscuits
  • Drinks included: Greek coffee, Greek mountain tea, Ouzo, or  Rakomelo (Raki, a Cretan distilled spirit mixed with honey)


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Health and safety

Our Greek Cooking Classes are not recommended for those with medically diagnosed food allergies.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us. We may be able to adjust some of the recipes and food to accommodate your needs.

If you are participating in an interactive cooking event, you must wear covered shoes at all times when in the kitchen.

Number of participants

Bookings require a minimum of 4 people.

Confirmation of booking

The booking is confirmed upon receipt of payment in full.

Cancellation and refund policy

If you cancel a confirmed booking, we are unable to refund your payment. You can transfer the booking to another person or class.

Should exceptional or extenuating circumstances arise, we reserve the right to change the booking date or cancel it. In the event of either of these, we will either provide an alternative date or a full refund.

+ More

What you will learn

  • About the Mediterranean based diet, its health benefits and the 10 ground rules of the Mediterranean diet.
  • How to make traditional Greek food using authentic family recipes.

What you will get

  • A 3-hour in person cooking class
  • Take home recipe book so that you can prepare these dishes yourself
  • A thank-you gift
Parking Info

On street or on Rowans Road.


What to bring

  • Just an appetite

What to wear

Casual comfortable

Appropriate for

Beginners, food enthusiasts, food lovers, all levels welcome


The Hellenic Odyssey

Vendor since 2020

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.


Class Structure

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.


Location

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.


Host Bio:

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.

+ More

There are no reviews here yet.

The Hellenic Odyssey has an average rating of 5.0 for their other classes.

See other reviews

Refund Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds will not be processed. To request a transfer, The Hellenic Odyssey requires at least 3 days notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email thehellenicodyssey@gmail.com to organise.

- Missed classes. The Hellenic Odyssey does not offer refunds, transfers, or makeup sessions for missed classes. If you can't make a class, you can arrange with The Hellenic Odyssey to send someone else in your place.

- Cancelled class/event. 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.

REFUNDS

The Hellenic Odyssey does not provide refunds but allows transfers or credit notes.

CANCELLATIONS

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. 

NOTE

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.

+ More

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).

3.) REFUNDS

The Hellenic Odyssey does not provide refunds but allows transfers.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

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. 

NOTE

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.

+ More

More From The Hellenic Odyssey

Other classes you might like