6 of Sydney's Best Cooking Schools

For many among us, our love of food extends a little beyond our skill set. There's an easy solution: whichever culinary technique you want to master, there's a cooking school in Sydney ready to teach you. We have done the research to bring you six of the best.

Sydney Seafood School

Sydney Fish Market

When you think seafood, you think of Sydney Fish Market, so what better place to host a cooking class at the centre of the source. Established in 1989, the Sydney Seafood School sees over 12,000 guests attend classes each year. The classes are held in the school's tiered auditorium in the hands of a professional and is totally 'hands on'. Classes range from tapas to sushi and sashimi, how to master the perfect BBQ, and run they also classes for kids and teens.


The Sydney Chocolate School


Chocolate lover and chocolate creator, Rebecca Kerswell is very well respected in the 'chocolate industry'. Having trained at the revered Valrhona in France as a chocolatier, running her first chocolate store in Edinburgh and working in Europe for 10 years, Rebecca now runs a very successful cooking school in Sydney's north. Novice chocolatiers can learn the art of hand-tempering chocolate on marble, moulded chocolate and chocolate lollypops with artwork. 


Bourke Street Bakery Classes


Sourdough reigns supreme at Bourke Street Bakery. Learn how to create some of your favourites with the sourdough masterclass. In each two hour lesson the expert staff will teach you their techniques and in no time you will be creating your own warm, crusty loaves. if sweets are more your thing, they also offer a pastry masterclass. All classes at Bourke street Bakery send you home with a goodie bag brimming with tips, tools and tasty treats.


Salts Meats Cheese

Bondi Junction

Having relocated to Bondi Junction from Alexandria, the team at SMC are now offering even more exciting cooking classes. Choose from perhaps the Pizza Master Class for a fun, delicious hands-on pizza making experience. They will have you crafting your own dough and topping it with your favourite ingredients. Prefer to perfect pasta making, then go for the three hour Fettuccine, Ravioli & Tortellini class that concludes with a pasta meal and a glass of wine.


Sydney Cooking School

Neutral Bay

The motto here is - Cook, Eat & Enjoy! This professionally run and highly regarded Sydney Cooking School, is your one stop shop for those seeking a huge range of cooking classes. Classes include Mexican & Margaritas, American BBQ, DIY Dumplings, Spanish Paella & Tapas, Delicious Desserts and that's just to name a few. Be sure to book early and keep an eye out for the Kid's classes.


Cucina Italiana Cooking SchooL 


This is Sydney's original Italian Cooking School and has been running for 18 years. Cucina Italiana classes are taken by Luciana Sampogna in a beautiful Italian style villa in Annandale.  Lessons are hands on and teach you how to perfect the perfect pasta, meat dishes and amazing deserts from many different regions in Italy.  Every class incudes a complete meal and wine, as well as the passion and guidance from Luciana.