Spanish Tapas: Fabulous Food with Mel Townsend

What to Bring

  • Notebook and Pen

What to Wear

  • Sensible cooking clothes and fully closed shoes are essential. No thongs, open-toed shoes, sandals or high heels.

Spanish Tapas: Fabulous Food with Mel Townsend

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This class runs from 5.30 to 8.30pm and includes your dinner.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to plan your meals to create flavour and excitement
  • Learn the secrets of beautiful meal presentation

What You Get

  • Recipe booklet
  • A delicious meal of your creations with Mel at the end of the class
  • The loan of an apron for the duration of the class
  • Cooking tips and tricks from the instruction chef


Spanish Tapas are the perfect way to enjoy a meal, entertain friends and family or escape on a culinary adventure! Learn the art of delightful tapas as well as the art of culinary bling where you will plate and create your own meals!

We are delighted to have Mel Townsend joining us for this special class. Zimbabwean-born chef Mel owns Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures in Brisbane. She runs entertaining and fun cooking classes and team building events for both serious ‘foodies’ and newbies to learn how to go wild with food.

Sample Menu

  • Toro's Ears - fragrant water biscuit bark with saffron and black pepper
  • Spiced butterbean puree with truffle oil and chorizo gravel
  • Chorizo and porcini croquette with saffron and verjuice mayo
  • Spanish belly with perfect crackling served on paprika spiced puree and glamourous roasted vegetable stack
  • Catalan Citrus Custard tart with vanilla dollop, spun sugar nests and flaming orange brandy (optional)

Enjoy a journey through Spanish cuisine and its history as the chef introduces you to wonderful ingredients. Start off the lesson with a delightful plate of chef prepared food before you start to cook up a storm! Help prepare a variety of Spanish tapas with the chef right by your side. 

Learn the art of delightful tapas as well as the art of culinary bling where you will plate and create your own presentation plate for each course before indulging the feast. These classes are small and interactive and are perfect for all confidence or skill levels. You will work as a group to create fabulous Spanish dishes and eat the feast prepared.

You will learn valuable chef skills that will benefit your everyday meal preparation as well as give you the confidence to present meals at their very best...with the art of culinary bling plating and styling techniques.

Come along on your own and make some new friends, or make a group get-together.  Our classes are great fun in a friendly atmosphere in our beautiful historic building. 

* Please note, our classes require a minimum of six participants to operate, you will be eligible for a refund or re-schedule if a class does not go ahead. 


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Book soon. 339 people viewed this class.
Nov 2016

Great to learn simple techniques , to make food look & taste great , Thank you Chef Mel & Sauce Kitchen.

Oct 2016

Mel certainly helped me renew my cooking spirit. She is a very effervescent person and that is brought out in her teaching. I thoroughly enjoyed the night and would not hesitate in attending more of her classes and recommending them to others.