ABOUT COOKING ON THE BAY
“Good cooking is the source of true happiness” Auguste Escoffier.
Cooking on the Bay invites you to come and enjoy our hands-on cooking classes whilst experiencing the lifestyle and the beauty of the wonderful Port Phillip Bay. Come and ‘Create Cook Celebrate’ glorious food with us! Enjoy a cooking day ‘at the beach’ in St Kilda, followed by a leisurely lunch or dinner, overlooking the picturesque bay.
‘At Cooking on the Bay, we create, cook and celebrate good food to make sitting around the table and dining, a pleasurable, delectable food taste sensation for both family and friends’.
Tonya’s gastronomic philosophy is to cook fresh, local food in season, to cook for taste and to cook food simply, thereby enhancing the natural food flavours, so the food looks and tastes delicious. ‘Fresh, local, in season’ gives real food, real flavour’.
Our cuisine is modern Australian, taking the best ideas, using the freshest, local produce, combining the cooking principles, techniques and inspirations gained from many cooking traditions and cultures, and forming it into what we like to eat today.
At Cooking on the Bay, you are encouraged to develop a passion for cooking healthy, tasty, delicious and scrumptious food. You will learn to create and develop a style that is natural and true for your own tastes.
Create, cook and celebrate – watch, participate, touch, chop, smell, taste and enjoy.
Cooking on the Bay teaches the principles and techniques of cooking, enabling you to then transfer that knowledge, adapt and vary it to many other cooking applications and recipes.
Cooking can be easy, when you know how to do it! Learning to cook well, will give you confidence and presence in the kitchen and at the table. It will save you time and money, improve your health and reduce dinner time stress.
As we are all going to eat three times a day for the rest of our lives, it is important to learn about food and cooking, discover your culinary skills and enjoy your cooking experience. Cooking on the Bay Cooking School provides inspirational ideas and menus for delicious, scrumptious entertaining and dinner parties. This also helps you create tasty, easy, healthy midweek meals and nourishing family weekend breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Delivering skills in practical preparation, ‘mise en place’, cooking and presentation, we offer shortcuts that should save you time. With a focus on kitchen safety, we demonstrate knife handling and sharpening techniques, whilst also having some fun with table settings and dining etiquette.
Your experience at Cooking on the Bay, will delight your senses and encourage you to share good food and goodwill with those you love and those who are close to you.