Belinda Jeffery


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.

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

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