Belinda Jeffery


Welcome to my cooking classes for 2022



We’ve had lots of enquiries for our cooking classes in 2022. Unfortunately, we had to cancel most of our classes again this year due to Covid-19, and are at the point where we’re watching and waiting to see how things unfold these next few months. If we’re going ahead with classes, we’ll put the dates on my website towards the end of February, as we only hold them from April until October (it’s just too hot here otherwise!). Thanks so much for your interest.


Just so you know, all of the classes whether for Autumn, Winter, or Spring reflect the produce available in our local farmers markets at any one time, and the menus will vary from month to month …. and week to week in some cases! Except to say that the menu for Friday and Saturday of the same weekend will be the same. Also, as we work in pairs in the class,  you might like to consider coming with a friend or family member…but then again, some lovely friendships have been forged through serendipitous pairings!

I would love to think that we get to cook together!


If you would like to find out more, just scroll down the page…

Our location for 2022


Our classes for 2022 will be held in the iconic, history-filled Burringbar School of Arts Hall which is over 100 years old. The village of Burringbar is in the hinterland of The Pacific Coast in Tweedshire, but still only 35 minutes from Byron Bay. For  a glimpse of the venue, go to it’s Facebook page.


So many people over the last three years have built a long weekend around one of my cooking classes, for as you may well know, Byron Shire, Tweed, and the Northern Rivers  are major holiday and weekend destinations year round. For those of you who are coming from inter/intrastate Burringbar itself is only 40 minutes from Coolangatta/Gold Coast Airport. As well as staying in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby or Brunswick Heads you may also like to consider staying on the lower Gold Coast (e.g Kirra, Coolangatta) or Murwillumbah (Tweed Regional Art Gallery/Margaret Olley Art Centre) or Cabarita BeachPottsville, or Casuarina. The possibilities are many and varied.


It might be helpful as a guide if I list here some of the estimated travel times to Burringbar School of Arts Hall from various close-by locations. These include ….

* Byron Bay .. 35 mins. * Brunswick Heads .. 20 mins. * Mullumbimby .. 30 mins.

* Murwillumbah .. 20 mins. * Coolangatta/Kirra .. 40 mins. * Kingscliff .. 40 mins.

* Cabarita Beach ..30 mins.


Closer to the time we shall send you instructions for how best to get to Burringbar Hall coming from various directions. It’s easy.



What can you expect from our classes in 2022?

Each class is hands-on for a maximum of eight (8) guests only and runs for approximately five and a half (5 1/2) hours as follows ….





Arrive at Burringbar School of Arts Hall (see below).


10.00am to 10.30am

Meet your fellow guests over tea and/or coffee with homemade cake.


10.30am to 2.00pm’ish 

The cooking part. There is always lots of chat and laughter as you cook my recipes together in pairs to create a fabulous lunch. I will also demonstrate some of  my favourite cooking techniques and there will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions, and for me to pass on all sorts of tips and tricks gained from my days on television and radio, cooking in restaurants, and writing my cookbooks. You will have all the recipes to take home with you.


2.00pm’ish to 3.30pm

Time now to sit down with us and your companions and enjoy a long table lunch of the wonderful dishes you’ve prepared, accompanied by a glass of wine or a delicious non-alcoholic drink.



Depart for home or your weekend accommodation with … a “goodie bag”, a full tummy, and I hope, a happy heart.


Special notes:


Burringbar Hall is registered as a Covid-19 safe workplace and we do our utmost to ensure that we meet the requirements for registrations, physical distancing, hand sanitising, and appropriate cleaning.


Please let me know on the booking form if you have any particular dietary requirements and I shall do my very best to accommodate them. However, as we’ll be eating ‘family style’ around the table, be aware that we may not be able to especially cater for you. However, rest assured there is always plenty of choice.


What is the cost of this special day?

The cost includes morning tea (and afternoon tea too, if you can possibly fit it in!), cooking with and learning from me, all ingredients, recipe booklet, sit-down lunch with wine, and a “goodie bag” to take home.


Cost per person …. $400.00


Bookings are subject to the cancellation policy.


By the way, if you would like to see some photos from my classes to give you a bit of a “feel” for the goings-on, then you’ll find lots on my Instagram @belindajefferyfood.




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 people in the group. If you would like to find out more about these special events, please contact me at

Burringbar Hall, Burringbar NSW
(In the beautiful Tweed Hinterland)
Hands-on cooking classes for 8 people
10am – 3pm