Belinda Jeffery

Events

Welcome to my cooking classes for 2019.

This year I’ve released the full calendar year of cooking classes at once, so there are plenty for you to choose from. I hope this will enable you to better plan for the year ahead for those times when you may have an opportunity for a weekend in and around beautiful Byron Shire; and maybe even to arrange for friends or family to accompany you. As you will see, I don’t teach during the hot summer months as it’s so humid here that it’s impossible to even think about cooking! However the rest of the year is just about perfect – I’d love to think that I get to meet you and we can spend a great day together.

Just a little bit of background information on the schedule…

I do occasionally teach elsewhere around Australia, but most of my classes are now held close to my home in the picturesque Byron Bay Hinterland. This allows me to make the most of our fabulous farmers markets and beautiful, locally-grown produce. The venue is the lovely old Coorabell Hall with its spectacular views of Byron Bay.  Each class is full of cooking, learning, laughter, eating cake, sharing a long table lunch, and simply enjoying being with like-minded people in this warm and welcoming environment. I would love to think you can join us for one of these days. They’re very special. (By the way, if you would like to have a peek at some photos of the day, you’ll find lots on my Instagram feed @belindajefferyfood.)

Recipes for all the classes vary from month to month…and week to week in some cases! The only two classes that are the same are the Friday and Saturday classes on any given weekend.


Pastry Made Easy – 12 people only

As my demonstration pastry classes have proved to be so popular, on one weekend each in June and August I’m teaching more of these classes which focus on tips and techniques for perfecting three different pastries. Over the years, many people have told me they find the thought of making pastry way too scary, and I find this such a shame as it really is one of the most wonderfully versatile and satisfying things to master. Once you’ve got the hang of it, a whole new repertoire of dishes will be at your fingertips…literally! It’s certainly one of my favourite things make, and I’d love you to join me for these special classes which will have you turning it out like a pro!

June 2019
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th

August 2019
Friday 2nd

10am until 1.30pm

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All Day Hands–on Classes and Lunch: For 8 people only

Winter is my favourite time to cook. As our winters are short here (in August the days can be quite balmy!) I like to make the most of all the winter produce I can get my hands on. At this time of year, the market stalls are awash with plump bulbs of fennel, peas and beautiful squeaky beans, cauliflowers, creamy avocados, thick pink stalks of rhubarb, and an abundance limes, lemons, and oranges – including exquisite blood oranges. I’ll create different menus for each month depending on what’s in the market, our garden, and what my wonderful farming friends have grown.

June 2019
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th

July 2019
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th

August 2019

Saturday 3rd
Friday 30th and Saturday 31st

Coorabell Hall, Coorabell NSW
(Byron Bay Hinterland)
Hands-on cooking class for 8 people
10am – 4pm

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All Day Hands–on Classes and Lunch: For 8 people only

As with all my classes, the recipes for these Spring classes will vary from month to month. In September we’ll focus on making the most of early spring produce such as peas, the first sweet strawberries, and blueberries (which we buy by the bucketful from the farmer); while October will bring broad beans (I do so love them!), amazing shatoot mulberries, and local asparagus. By November, we should be cooking with an abundance of stone fruit and special handmade cheeses from our award-winning local cheesemaker, Debra Allard of Cheeses Loves You. (I suspect in the last classes of November I’ll focus on easy entertaining ideas.)Together we’ll cook up a feast of beautiful dishes before we sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy it together.

September 2019
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st

October 2019
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th

November 2019
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November, 2019
Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November, 2019
Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November, 2019

Coorabell Hall, Coorabell, NSW
(Byron Bay Hinterland)
Hands-on cooking class for 8 people
10am – 4pm

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Cooking Class Gift Vouchers

What a great idea! Give your friends or family members a real treat for a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion (or just because you want to spoil them) by giving them a Gift Voucher to one of my classes.

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Exclusive private cooking classes: hands-on for 8 people only

We get a number of enquiries about the possibility of doing exclusive hands-on private classes for groups – friends, family, or for corporate development. We’re really happy to do so, as long as there are 8 – 10 people in the group. If you would like to find out more about these special events, please contact me at belindajeffery24@gmail.com

Coorabell Hall, Coorabell NSW
(In the beautiful Byron Bay Hinterland – about 20 minutes drive from Byron Bay)
Hands-on cooking classes for 8-10 people
10am – 4pm