Mediterranean Cooking Classes 2018-02-07T10:44:31+11:00


The region of the Mediterranean is full of robust flavours, sweet and sour, plus the exotic and heavenly spices.  We cook dishes from the Mediterranean regions of Southern Spain and France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Egypt and Morocco, where people are passionate about the food they produce and eat.

There is such a variety of dishes made from sun-ripened fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, spices, seafood and meat.  Savour the sunny flavours of Spain with Andalusian gazpacho; enjoy the French romance of Provençal prawns, compare shakshukas from Jerusalem, with Berber omelettes, Spanish omelettes, Italian caponatas and French Pipérades,  and of course the numerous spices and ras el hanouts of Morocco in spiced lentils, chick pea dips and vegetable, duck and lemon chicken tagines.

Note: Classes available any date of your choice for groups of 6+ – Please contact Tonya for availability

Classes $229 p/p


To book your classes please select from the dates below



‘I recently did a one day cooking school, Mediterranean Cooking with a touch of Morocco. I did this with my 89 year old aunt, who is a brilliant cook, and my cousin Julie. There were other students.
We all had an absolutely perfect day, from the welcome coffee (superb!) with a slice of almond ricotta cake, to our final coffee of the day. The food that we cooked, and ate, was unbelievably good, and the ambiance felt like we were in a 5 star restaurant. Tonya has the knack of making even the most complex cooking procedure look easy. I have cooked the entire menu twice now for different groups of friends, to rave reviews. Although I live in Brisbane, I hope to do a new class every time I visit Melbourne. Oh, and the wine was perfectly matched.’ From Sue Robb, Queensland, February 26, 2015

‘I wanted to thank you for the fabulous day of cooking and dining yesterday, you have created a warm & engaging setting and the class moved at a greart pace, busy enough but not rushed in any way. I really enjoyed my day away from the everyday. Thank you.’ From Kylie Mack, Melbourne, July 18th 2015

‘Thoroughly enjoyable day. Tonya is a wiz! Did a lot of cooking and a lot of eating!’ From Luke

’Just a quick line to thank you again for an amazing day….You personally are a delight…! But what you facilitate by opening your home is foodie nirvana..! I expected to have a great day…. And I did but I had something more. I had a great experience. You can’t pay for that. That is a gift that a special kind of generosity provides..! It is your warmth that facilitates this…! We’ll done and thank you.’ Cheers Jase. From Jason, March 2014…

‘Hello Tonya, Lovely to hear from you and thank you for your festive season email and updates for cooking classes in 2016! I’m definitely going to do a couple more classes! You’re amazing what you offer and it’s motivating for someone like myself to be enthused by your inspiration.  The Mediterranean cooking class I attended back in February was a highlight of my culinary year and I absolutely loved it. ….’ From Belinda Morrison, Traralgon, Victoria, December 21st, 2015

“Yesterday the 3 men in my life attended your class. Thank you for getting the younger two to try foods they would not normally eat.☺.I am now lòoking forward to some Middle Eastern fare. They all enjoyed themselves.’ From Katie Cross, Rowville, Victoria, 29th July, 2015

’thanks Tonya for welcoming us into you home and sharing your knowledge and experience with us I personally gained a lot from the day and a special thanks to the BEST kitchen hand ever.’ From David of Traralgon

‘Thank you so much for a truly wonderful day of cooking today – it was even better than I imagined, and I am so happy that I gave Lorraine such a great experience for her birthday (which was last September). What a wonderful group of people too!Thanks again for a great day. It was so nice meeting and cooking with you. Kind Regards, Danica 3rd March 2013

‘Again I just wanted to sincerely thank you for an amazing day…I hope to do another course in the very near future. Kind Regards Joyce’ 3rd March 2013.

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‘Staci and I enjoyed our class very much on Sunday, thank you again for your time and effort. Look forward to see you in another class soon. Regards, Lindy and Staci Maziotis’, 3rd March 2013.

‘Oh thank you so much Tonya! I had such a delightful time Saturday and eager to sink my teeth into all of the dishes! Its great to have some dips and marinades up my sleeve. Glad I know how to make them now.’ Cheers, Kirsty, 3rd March 2013.