The Chef’s Challenge allows you to work and compete with your colleagues and friends in the most entertaining way – while creating a fabulous feast!
Your group will be split into teams of two or three people. Each team will get a recipe or two, depending on the chosen cuisine, and after a few minutes spent discussing your dishes and cooking strategies with Walter, you will go and gather your ingredients. You may even have to pay a quick visit to Prahran Market, which is just 60 metres from our school (we’ll supply the cash for this shopping trip).
Once you have your ingredients, it’s game on. For the first half of your cooking challenge, Walter will be on hand with tips and advice. After that, there’s no more free help or advice. A team will need to ‘buy’ further help from Walter, which means a slight deduction of points from their cooking score. This isn’t as bad as it sounds – a special tip or trick could give you the edge over your competitors.
Once all of the dishes have been completed, you will serve and garnish them using our beautiful designer plates and bowls, and copper and Le Creuset pots – and all of your creativity! Then it’s time to relax and enjoy a glass of beer or wine, such as the sparkling prosecco, before moving into the dining room to enjoy an amazing meal.
Walter will give a light-hearted summary of everything that happened during the cooking segment – funny things happen when you cook. Each team will then judge their competitors’ dishes, and the winner (and loser) of the event will be announced. The winner will receive a gift from us.
The current themes of The Chef’s Challenge are as follows:
- Traditional French
- Modern French
- Create teams and compete with your cooking skills, watch Walter create mouth-watering master pieces for you to enjoy, learning new skills, and enjoying a restaurant style fine dining experience in our state of the art kitchen
- Each team will then judge their competitors’ dishes, and the winner (and loser) of the event will be announced. The winner will receive a gift from us
- All corporate events include a spectacular array of fine food for you to enjoy in our banquet dining room
- Alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed throughout the events
- Your enthusiasm!
Vendor since 2012
Trupp Cooking School, located next to Prahran Market in the heart of Melbourne’s food hub, is the brainchild of internationally renowned three-hat chef and cooking teacher Walter Trupp. Walters hands on involvement from the creation to the preparation and execution of a cooking class means his personal signature goes into every dish you come to make, bringing the potential three hat chef out in you!
Trupp Cooking School in Melbourne has been designed to accommodate a wide range of interests and abilities, with a wealth of courses created for those just starting out in the kitchen, through to those who are confident gourmet chefs. It is here that the zealous home cook can access the skills and techniques of an award-winning master cook.
You can learn everything from mastering basic knife skills and learning the secrets of wholefood health, to presentation techniques that will lift everyday mealtimes and dinner parties to a whole new level.
The courses are available in ‘sit-down’ and ‘hands-on’ formats, with intimate classes being the norm. The school, which is equipped with the latest appliances and utensils, can also be booked for private lessons or corporate functions (up to 20 people). Team-building cooking challenges and entertaining cook-up parties are just some of the highly popular events in Walter’s ever-evolving repertoire.
Choose from a wide selection of classes and experience the art of cooking in an ultramodern kitchen that emphasises fun, conversation, skill development and healthy living. Trupp offers basic cooking classes in Melbourne, check out our cooking class schedule for the full list of class offerings.
Terms and conditions:
Cancellations, Refunds and Transfers
All courses are subject to minimum and maximum numbers of enrolments. If insufficient enrolments are received, the School may need to cancel classes. You will be notified no later the 48 hours prior to the scheduled commencement date, and a full refund will be available to you.
Cancellation: There are limited places in each class and late cancellations usually cannot be on-sold. Bookings cannot be transferred, if we receive less than 2 weeks notice.