Belinda Jeffery

Events

I’m really happy to announce my Spring schedule of hands-on and demonstration cooking classes in the Byron Bay Hinterland in September, October and November this year.

These will be my last classes until March 2019 as our tropical climate makes it just too hot to even think about cooking in summer! I love teaching so close to home as I’m able to make the most of our fabulous farmers markets and beautiful, locally-grown produce. The classes are held in the lovely 120 year old village hall in Federal (those of you who have read my Country Cookbook will know it well!) It’s a day 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 special days.


All Day Hands–on Class and Lunch: For 8 people only at The Lovely Old Federal Village School of Arts Hall, Federal (Byron Bay Hinterland)

The warmth is already starting to creep back into the air again here in August, and it’s the month in which I always feel an urgent need to make the most of the late winter produce before it disappears for another year. This is when winter greens are at their best, the blood oranges are on our trees, and beautiful pumpkins abound – many of which will make their way into our dishes. The classes are held in the lovely 120 year old village hall in Federal (those of you who have read my Country Cookbook will know it well!) It’s a day of cooking, laughter and teaching, eating cake, sharing a long table lunch, and simply enjoying being with like-minded people in this warm and welcoming space.

Friday 17th and Saturday 18th August, 2018 (repeat class)
Federal Village Hall, Federal, NSW
(Byron Bay Hinterland)
Hands-on cooking class for 8 people
10am – 4pm

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All Day Hands–on Class and Lunch: For 8 people only The Lovely Old Federal Village School of Arts Hall, Federal (Byron Bay Hinterland)

This class will focus on making the most of early spring produce – much of the menu will depend on the weather, but I have my fingers crossed that vivid rainbow chard, fat spears of local asparagus, strawberries and blueberries (which we buy by the bucketful from the farmer) and special handmade cheeses using the first of the rich spring milk, will be in abundance. Together we’ll cook up a feast of beautiful dishes before we sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy it together.

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th September, 2018
Federal Village Hall, Federal, NSW
(Byron Bay Hinterland)
Hands-on cooking class for 8 people
10am – 4pm

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Bake with Belinda at the Agrarian Kitchen, Tasmania

How time flies! I can’t believe that in a short time I’ll be back teaching two more hands-on baking classes at the beautiful Agrarian Kitchen cooking school. This school is one of my all-time favourite places to teach, and their holistic paddock-to-plate philosophy resonates strongly with me. After exploring the wonderful orchards and veggie gardens to pick produce for the class, we’ll spend the rest of the day cooking up a storm before a very welcome late-lunch.

www.theagrariankitchen.com

 

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd September, 2018

New Norfolk, Tasmania

Hands-on baking classes

www.theagrariankitchen.com

 

 


All Day Hands–on Class and Lunch: For 8 people only The Lovely Old Federal Village School of Arts Hall, Federal (Byron Bay Hinterland)

In this class we’ll cook up a veritable feast using local produce, and we’re so very fortunate to have plenty of that close by as we’re in the heartland of macadamia, avocado, blueberry and coffee plantations, as well as a multitude of small organic farms and artisan producers. The focus will be on creating vibrant vegetable-based dishes which are in tune with the season and that use this abundance of beautiful produce in simple but different ways.

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October, 2018 (repeat class)
Federal Village Hall, Federal, NSW
(Byron Bay Hinterland)
Hands-on cooking class for 8 people
10am – 4pm

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Demonstration Pastry Class for 12 people only The Lovely Old Federal Village School of Arts Hall, Federal (Byron Bay Hinterland)

As my demonstration pastry classes in July booked out in no time, on one weekend each in October and November I’ll be teaching two more pastry classes focusing 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 think this is such a shame as it really isn’t hard to do and 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 most 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!

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October, 2018 (repeat class)
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November, 2018 (repeat class)

Demonstration class for 12 people
10am until 1.30pm

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All Day Hands–on Class and Lunch: For 8 people only The Lovely Old Federal Village School of Arts Hall, Federal (Byron Bay Hinterland)

I hate to say it, but it’s coming to that squashy, end-of-year time, when there seems to be so much to do and not enough time to do it! With this in mind these, these last classes of the year, will focus on lovely, simple dishes which are perfect for entertaining but don’t require heaps of work, and can help make life a bit easier in the coming weeks. As always, fruit and vegetables from our local farmers markets will set the scene for what we cook. I’m hopeful that these will include early season figs and nectarines, a plethora of tomatoes, and armfuls of basil and mint to use not only in salads but desserts too.

Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December, 2018 (repeat class)
Federal Village Hall, Federal, NSW
(Byron Bay Hinterland)
Hands-on cooking class for 8 people
10am – 4pm

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

I started my pop-up cooking school in the lovely old Federal Village Hall in the Byron Bay Hinterland last year, and I’m beyond thrilled at the response I’ve received to my classes. I really didn’t know how they would go, but am delighted to say that they’ve been a great success! A number of people have already enquired about the possibility of me doing exclusive hands-on private classes for a group of friends, family, or corporate development. I just wanted to let you know that I’m really happy to do so, but a group needs to be 8 people to make the day viable. Depending on what you’re after, the total cost for a full day for 8 people including a fabulous lunch that we cook together, would be $2800. If you would like to find out more about such a special event, please contact me at belindajeffery24@gmail.com

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