Dessert Bar Master Classes

We have 2 more dates for you for our popular Dessert Bar Master Classes. Booking here

These classes will have you working alongside Jodie Childs who is renowned Dessert Chef. Jodie’s love for desserts was kindled during her apprenticeship at the Hilton which culminated in her becoming the pastry chef at the Hiltons Grange Restaurant. From there she went on to make desserts at The Sugar Club in London and subsequently ran the pastry kitchen at COMO Resorts Cocoa Island in the Maldives. She has traveled extensively, worked with the best in the industry and is a most sought after dessert Chef by the likes of Simon Bryant,Karena Armstrong and Cheong Liew. We are super excited that she has time to teach some classes for us.

There are 2 menus to choose from.

Menu 1 on Sep 25th 6pm

1.Chocolate delice, peanut butter mousse and salted sesame brittle.

2.Chai Brûlée tarts.

3. Brown butter, star anise and pear friands.

4. Raw raspberry and lemon cheesecake.

Menu 2 on 6th Nov

1.Espresso soufflé, Dark chocolate sorbet and Frangelico ganache.

2.Caramelised white chocolate and banana cheesecake.

3.Mango jelly, coconut mousse, pineapple and mint salad.

4.Raw hazelnut and vanilla tart with berries.


School Holiday Kids Classes

Bookings are now open for our October School Holiday kids classes. We have 2 classes /menus to choose from this time. Cost $65pp

Bookings here

Oct 3rd 2018 2pm

Beef Satay with ajar dressing.

Pad Thai noodles with chicken.

Asian coleslaw salad with sesame and soy dressing.

Sticky Rice w Seasonal fruit and sesame.

Oct 10th 2018 2pm

Twice cooked Pork and Vegetable Gyoza dumplings with soy dipping sauce.

Japanese Egg Fried Rice with vegetables.

Japanese Crispy Chicken served with Japanese mayo.


Luke Nguyen cooking demonstration at Sticky Rice Cooking School

He has long been considered Australia’s master of Vietnamese cuisine and on Oct 10th 2013 Luke Nguyen return to Sticky Rice Cooking School for the 3rd time in as many years. His visit coincides with the Adelaide Hills cooking school’s 5th anniversary and promises to be a memorable day of celebrations and great food and wine as guests enjoy a cooking demonstration by Luke and five star wines by Battle of Bosworth.

For Luke it is a great opportunity to visit the Adelaide Hills again and showcase his brand new book the Food of Vietnam.  In The Food of Vietnam Nguyen has created his opus; a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated, endearing, compassionate and thoroughly researched ode to the food of his homeland.
Boasting over 350 pages of lavishly illustrated recipes, divided by region, The Food of Vietnam is part cookbook, part love letter to the people, the flavours and the culture of Vietnam.

About the book:
Chef, restaurateur, TV host and author Luke Nguyen traverses the length of his homeland — from Saigon to Sapa — in this comprehensive guide to Vietnamese cuisine. From the authentic street food of the country’s busiest cities to the simple seafood dishes of the coast, The Food of Vietnam is a journey to the heart of a rich and diverse culture.

To book this great experience visit the website here

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d’Arrys Verandah Head Chef Peter Reschke

Sticky Rice Cooking School is hosting a hands on cooking class with d’Arrys Verandah’s Head Chef Peter Reschke and legendary winemaker Chester Osborn from d’Arenberg wines on Saturday 1st December 2012.

All participants will cook alongside Peter in preparation for dinner service that evening when their invited guests will arrive. It’s ‘My Restaurant’ style with a top professional Chef and wines from a legendary winemaker.

Head Chef d'Arrys Verandah

Wine Maker Chester Osborn- d'Arenberg Wines

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Corporate Christmas Entertaining

Sticky Rice Cooking School is an award winning Cooking School in Adelaide only 14 km from the CBD and as seen on TV we provide a dedicated facility for cooking classes all year round.


For smaller groups our public classes are scheduled on our online calendar.

Groups of 10 + can have a private class tailored for them. A choice of menu and class format ensures that the classes suit many corporate needs including Christmas staff dinners, financial year end celebration or mid year team building activities.

Sticky Rice cooking classes are a unique and exciting adventure. Hands on classes are fully interactive for participants or you can chose to sit back and enjoy a degustation of courses prepared by one of our top professional Chefs. Dining and wine is all inclusive.

Awarded a Top 6 best Food Experience in the whole of Australia the Sticky Rice Cooking School guarantees to deliver a fantastic corporate or social group activity. For a copy of our corporate brochure email us at or give us a call 08 8339 1314 .

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Miguel Maestre at Sticky Rice Cooking School

We are very excited about our upcoming cooking class with Celebrity Chef Miguel Maestre on Saturday 24th November 2012. Bookings can be made on our calendar page here.


There are chefs who work for many years in various kitchens around the world refining their craft and making a name and then there is Miguel Maestre, a Spaniard who has made Sydney his home, and powered his way up the ranks.

Miguel was always destined to cook, from a family who lived and breathed good food and wine, his destiny was pre-determined from a young age.
Miguel first began cooking when he was 21 when he moved to Scotland to experience the world. It is also where he learned to speak English. His progression was quick, after working his way up through the ranks at Indigo Yard, Montpelier’s Partnership (biggest monopoly of restaurants in Edinburgh). Miguel then returned to Spain, before moving to Australia 6 years ago.

He has been fortunate to work in some of Sydney’s premier kitchens including Bather’s Pavilion, Bel Mondo and Cru, before taking up the position at Minus 5 at Circular Quay. At 27 years of age, it was a big test, but the reviews and customer feedback proved it was worth the leap of faith. Miguel became, Head Chef of Tony Bilson’s Number One Wine Bar in Sydney’s Circular Quay. Working under his friend and mentor Manu Feildel, he impressed the Sydney food scene with his authentic Spanish Tapas and energy.

In January 2010, Miguel opened his first restaurant, El Toro Loco (The Crazy Bull) and in the same year, he was appointed consultant and creative chef of the Argyle’s Bazar by Miguel Maestre in the Rocks, Sydney. Now in his own catering business, offering a Personal Chef experience, Miguel is enjoying the opportunity to create bespoke dining experiences for people wanting to entertain at home.

Miguel’s TV credits include co-hosting the hit series of “Boys Weekend”, alongside friends Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel and Adrian Richardson. The show has aired in over 100 countries worldwide. His first series of ‘Miguel’s Tropical Kitchen’, aired on Lifestyle Food Channel in early 2010 and was sold around the world. Miguel has appeared on Channel Ten’s “Masterchef”, “Junior Masterchef”, has been a regular on “The Circle” and “9am with David & Kim”, Channel Seven’s “Better Homes and Gardens”, Channel 9’s “Kerrie Anne Kennerly Show” and “Today.” He has also been on cooking spots for MixFM in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Miguel launched his own Cooking and recipe Ipad & Iphone App’s in 2011 in both English and Spanish.   Currently Miguel is filming and appearing on Network 10’s new lifestyle show “The Living Room” with Amanda Keller, Chris Brown and Barry DuBois.

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Luke Nguyen Cooking Demo

A very special event at Sticky Rice Cooking School on Monday 19th November 2012 3.30pm.

Book now for a very limited and special chance to meet Celebrity Chef Luke Nguyen again in the Sticky Rice Cooking School kitchen and watch him prepare several stunning dishes from his brand new book. This event is a cooking demonstration by Luke ( not a hands on class) and the price includes a signed copy of Luke’s brand new book thanks to our friends at Matildas bookshop in Stirling. Tastings of every dish with a glass or 2 of complimentary wine is all included. Come and meet Luke, watch him create mouth watering dishes and take away a personalised signed copy of his book to help you create these masterpieces in your own kitchen. A very special event! 3.30pm-5.30pm

Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong

A culinary journey from China to Vietnam

Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong is an evocative culinary adventure that explores Asia’s most famous river. Starting in south-west China and journeying through Myanmar, northern Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, before meandering down to the vast Mekong Delta in Vietnam, Luke immerses himself in the cultures and communities who depend upon this life-giving river. Along the way he discovers the local cuisines and learns the heart-warming stories from the people he meets.

Filled with stunning photography and authentic recipes from each region, Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong captures the true essence of this magnificent river: its people, food, culture and beauty.

With over 70 recipes – including chargrilled pork grilled in bamboo from Thailand, steamed lemongrass and dill fish from Laos, tea-infused sesame dumplings from China or, for the more adventurous, clay-pot cola chicken from Cambodia – Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong is a visual and culinary adventure.

About the author:

Luke Nguyen is the owner of Sydney’s famous Red Lantern restaurant. He has written three previous cookbooks and is the presenter of several SBS cooking shows, including Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. Luke currently splits his time between Sydney and Vietnam.

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#1 Mothers Day gift according to National News Report

Our Sticky Rice Cooking School classes are the

#1 Choice Nationally

as reported by National Journalist

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Treat your mother to a Sticky Rice Cooking School Experience

FROM spas to cooking classes, food and wine tours to wildlife experiences, spend time with Mum and show her that she’s appreciated on Mother’s Day this year.

1 Cook An Exotic Meal in the Adelaide Hills

The Sticky Rice Cooking School in South Australia has two cooking classes on Mother’s Day Stars of Siam and Middle Eastern Mezze. Learning to prepare an exotic meal will get Mum’s creative juices flowing and eating what you’ve both created together is as much fun as cooking it. Gift Vouchers are also a most popular choice and are valid for a full 12 months from purchase. Details here …

The school’s Thai, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Moorish Moroccan cooking classes are taught by chefs including Kurma Dasa and Katrina Ryan.

Classes cost $145.

Ph (08) 8339 1314 or see

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Kids Cooking Classes in Adelaide

This Easter School Holidays why not enroll your junior chef in one of our school holiday classes for kids aged 10+ on  4th July and 9th July 2012? Only $55pp.

This is a hands-on class and the kids will learn a broad range of skills needed to produce this challenging menu. The children will enjoy their results at a sit down lunch while we do the washing up for them!

Details of the menu can be viewed at this link and remember there are 4 classes running over the 2 dates.

All equipment, ingredients, tuition and lunch is included.

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Team building Master Chef classes

For corporate team building and client entertaining our multi award winning business offers an extensive choice of hands on master chef experiences in the Adelaide Hills.

The Sticky Rice Cooking School is a multi award winning business offering

activity based team building events and corporate entertaining packages.

Hands on interactive cooking classes, Chef led food and wine master classes, vineyard and cooking class adventures and corporate dining experiences are offered in a range of cuisines.

Our state of the art designer premises and facilities are located in the Adelaide Hills.

Recent testimonials

Thank you again for a terrific day yesterday. We really had the best time. The team are all wanting to come back for next quarter team day. (Homestart Finance)

This is a note of appreciation for the class you ran for us on Monday night. Yukiko was a fantastic chef, taking all of us Vintrepreneurs on the journey to create some beautiful Thai dishes. The next day we had many conversations about how well organised and fun the night was. Thanks for your time and efforts in making it a memorable evening. (Treasury Wine Estates)

I just wanted to say that we all had a wonderful time – the team really enjoyed all the items and challenges that were presented to them, and the interactive entrée and main meal time was just perfect. All feedback from each person has been extremely positive and glowing. No one had been there before – and I’m sure that you’ll see some repeat business from their experiences. (OBS)

I wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you to you, Genevieve and the rest of your fabulous team for our cooking class last night. Everyone had a such a good night and I think it surpassed everyone’s expectations! The staff room is full of talk this morning about the dishes created last night and how much fun it was. The feedback I’ve been getting has been excellent and so I had to pass it on. The venue, the preparation, your team’s enthusiasm and efficiency and the freshness of the ingredients all blended to make it a wonderful night which was really enjoyed by everyone. I, and all of the team, will definitely be recommending you and the Sticky Rice Cooking School and hopefully we’ll be able to come up to try our hand at another cuisine! (Deloitte Private Pty Ltd)

For information and enquries please email or tel 08 8339 1314

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