Kids Cooking Classes

My kids’ cooking classes aim to teach children to prepare a wholesome, nutritious meal which they love to eat and can reproduce easily at home.  I hold my classes in my home in a beautiful setting which spills out into the garden where the children and I have fun  looking at and identifying the various herbs and vegetable I grow. I take the kids into my cook’s garden to identify (and pick) organic veggies and herbs, weather (and season) permitting.

Classes are $65 per child.
When attending a class, please wear closed in shoes. All ingredients are provided, plus recipes to take home. The children eat all the food we have cooked.
Date doesn’t suit? Please contact me for further dates.

I’m sorry, but children with allergies (which require an Epi Pen) or diabetes can not be catered for unless accompanied by a parent or adult.

Whilst I undertake to take the utmost care of children during my classes, I do not accept responsibility for any injury to a child or children which they incur during the cooking class.

A deposit of $30 must be paid seven days prior to class or booking will not be held.

Please see the cooking classes timetables for the next available classes, or contact me for bookings or details or other classes:

We cook savoury dishes kids love to eat and can cook at home themselves – and we also indulge in a few wicked things! Hygiene, nutrition – and loads of laughs – are all on the agenda.  The children eat the food we have prepared at the end of the class and take home whatever is left over.

Classes are held at my private residence in Cammeray, North Sydney, during School Holiday periods. The classes are aimed at children from the ages of 8-12, and for teenagers aged 12 – 16. Class size is a minimum of 6 and maximum of 8.
If parents wish to join the class, there is a charge of $40 – please contact me to find out details.

In my classes we don’t attempt to do celebrity-chef restaurant-style food, though a couple of my students have done so well, they were in the finals for Junior MasterChef.  The classes are a mix of demonstration and hands-on.

Check out my Mini Chef Facebook page here.

Check out this video clip from Channel 7’s Sydney Weekender.

Mini Chef Apron & Hat Kits

Brightly coloured Mini Chef Apron & Hat Kits (with wooden spoon or spatula) are available for sale for $10 at the classes.

Sample Dishes

Some of the dishes we cook in the classes:

Main Courses:

  • Pizza (from scratch)
  • Home-made pasta 
  • Home-made wholemeal bread (in flower pots)
  • Bruschetta with Tomato Salsa or Home-made pesto
  • Tandoori Chicken (or Roasted Moroccan Chicken)
  • Mini lamb roast
  • Chicken and Hokkien Noodle Stir-Fry
  • Thai-style Chicken, Capsicum and Basil Stir-Fry
  • Stir-Fry Beef & Vegetables
  • Chicken (or beef) Satays with Peanut Sauce
  • Sang Choy Bow (Stir-fried minced pork in lettuce cups)
  • Sushi
  •  Mini Bat Wings (sticky chicken drumsticks)
  • Spaghetti – with Bolognese /Napoletana/Carbonara/Alfredo Sauce
  • Macaroni Cheese, Cauliflower Cheese
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Spiral Pasta with Macadamia Pesto, Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Vegetarian Lasagne
  • Tacos with Chile con Carne
  • Caesar Chicken Salad

Egg Dishes:

  • Omelettes (Cheese, Mushrooms, Ham)
  • Baked Eggs (en Cocotte)
  • Quiche Lorraine (with pastry from scratch)
  • Vegetable Frittata


  • Potato and Leek Soup
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Sunset Soup (Pumpkin & Orange)
  • Potage Bonne Femme (French Farmhouse soup)
  • Minestrone or Vegetable Soup
  • Chicken stock – how to make
  • Avocado Dip or Hummus with rainbow vegetable sticks

Cakes & Biscuits:

  • Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
  • Chocolate mousse muffins
  • “Happy Birthday” Butter Cake
  • Orange (or Lemon) Poppy Seed Cake
  • Chocolate almond cake or Orange almond cake (gluten-free)
  • Apple Cake
  • Upside Down Cake (using fruit in season)
  • Little Hummingbird Muffins
  • Banana Cake
  • Chocolate Mud Cake
  • Caramel Mud Cake
  • Poached Pears, Peaches, Plums ( in summer)
  • Apple Galette or Tartlets
  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Friands
  • Double Chocolate Brownies
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Afghan Biscuits
  • Choc Chip cookies
  • Burnt butter biscuits
  • Cup Cakes (including Vanilla, Red Velvets, Chocolate Beetroot and Giant Birthday Cupcakes)
  • Buttermilk Pancakes or Crepes
  • Fruits of the Forest Cake
  • Meringues or Coconut Macaroons
  • Custard Tarts or Butter Tarts
  • Raspberry, white chocolate and coconut muffins
  • Meringues or Coconut Macaroons
  • Custard Tarts or Butter Tarts
  • Raspberry, white chocolate and coconut muffins


  • Fresh Fruit Parfait (with Yoghurt and Sponge Fingers)
  • Char-grilled Fruit Kebabs
  • Fruit Smoothies and Frappes (eg. Mango and Passionfruit, Banana and Strawberry)
  • Moroccan Peaches
  • Seasonal Fruit Kuchen or Crumble
  • Classic Tossed Green Salad or Edible Flower Salad (in summer)
  • Crudites (Raw vegetable sticks) with Hommous or Avocado Dip
  • Melon Ball Traffic Lights
  • Watermelon Basket with Fruit Salad
  • Honey Joys or Chocolate Cornflake Crackles
  • Gingerbread Men
  • Shortbread

Madi 2 Junior Master Chef 2011Madi, one of my students, proudly displaying her Top 20 Junior MasterChef trophy.