COVID-19 Update: Sydney Seafood School

Sydney Seafood School has suspended all face-to-face classes for the short term. Guests with bookings for general public classes will be contacted directly.

Gift Certificates

Classes will be back in no time so give that special someone a money-can’t-buy-gift – a shared experience to look forward to. Perfect for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or ‘just because’.

Keep Calm & Carry On Cooking

Sydney Seafood School has suspended all face-to-face classes for the short term. Our goal is always to inspire everyone to eat well together, so please check out our delicious seafood recipes and carry on cooking.

Australia’s Leading Cooking School

Established in 1989 and now hosting around 12,000 guests each year, Sydney Seafood School has a mission to inspire everyone to eat well together through fun, engaging cooking experiences.

All events are more than a cooking class - they’re a hands-on cooking experience. The 3-in-1 format ensures you’ll enjoy learning new cooking skills starting with a live cooking demonstration before whipping up some delicious meals to enjoy at the end of the day over a glass of wine. As we like to say WATCH IT - COOK IT - EAT IT!

Make new friends while cooking in groups of 4-6 people or bring your own gang of foodie faves using our group discount. Whether you’re a kitchen novice or a dinner-party-dynamo, you’ll have fun with like-minded people while learning new recipes and handy cooking tips and techniques.

Upcoming Hands-on Experiences

Saturday 30 May 11am - 3pm
Cost $175.00

Sensational Simple Seafood

Seafood adds a special touch to any meal…and it’s surprisingly quick and simple to prepare when you know how. By the end of this hands-on lunch class you’ll be able to steam, bake, pan-fry and barbecue fish, shellfish and octopus to perfection,...
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Saturday 30 May 7pm - 10pm
Cost $140.00

Singapore Chilli Crab & Black Pepper Crab

As a Saturday night treat, kick off with seafood canapés and a glass of wine before you master Singapore’s two iconic crab dishes: chilli crab and the much-loved black pepper crab, which many Singaporeans prefer. Which is better? Decide for...
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Sunday 31 May 11am - 2pm
Cost $140.00

Asian Seafood BBQ

Grilling is very popular throughout South East Asia. At this hands-on workshop, you’ll master delicious Asian dishes to spice up your next weekend barbie and learn how to barbecue seafood perfectly, before sitting down to a delicious lunch.
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Sunday 31 May 6pm - 8.30pm
Cost $290.00
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Sunday Family Dinner - Mild Red Curry of Salmon

Make it easy to keep the tradition of Sunday night family dinner alive by inviting your family (or group of friends) to our place. We’ll shop, you cook and eat, then we’ll do the dishes! Our dinners are a 3-in-1 experience designed for the whole...
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Wednesday 3 June 10.30am – 1.30pm
Cost $149.00

Seafood Basics with the Sydney Seafood School Cookbook

Gain more confidence in handling fish and shellfish plus take home the gorgeous Sydney Seafood School Cookbook with over 80 seafood recipes from Australia’s leading chefs. At this hands-on lunch class, you’ll learn how to choose, prepare and cook...
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Thursday 4 June 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost $95.00


At this hands-on dinner class you’ll whip up an array of Spanish tapas - scrumptious little seafood nibbles that make great entrées or combine to form a delicious meal.
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Friday 5 June 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost $95.00

Easy Malaysian

No one loves food like Malaysians and Singaporeans, who regard eating as a national pastime. And with hawker food favourites like laksa and spicy char kway teow (thick rice noodles tossed with seafood and vegetables), it’s easy to see why. At...
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Saturday 6 June 11am - 3pm
Cost $175.00

Sushi & Sashimi Masterclass with Hideo Dekura Hideo Dekura

At this hands-on class, master sushi chef Hideo Dekura will demonstrate the art of authentic nigiri-zushi, nori-maki-zushi and sashimi before you prepare sushi and sashimi for yourself under his guidance, then enjoy the results of your efforts...
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Saturday 6 June 7pm - 10pm
Cost $140.00

Bistro Basics

As a Saturday night treat, we’ll kick off with seafood canapés and a glass of wine before being transported to a Parisian bistro where it’s all about simple, tasty dishes prepared with style and elegance. Add a touch of Gallic flair to your...
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Sunday 7 June 11am - 3pm
Cost $175.00

Seafood BBQ

Seafood takes your weekend barbie from casual to gourmet…delight your family and friends with a stunning seafood barbecue. By the end of this hands-on lunch class you’ll be able to barbecue fish, shellfish and squid to perfection.
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Ajoy Joshi


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Aldo Ortado

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Alessandro Pavoni


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Andy Evans

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Christine Manfield

Christine Manfield is one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, a perfectionist inspired by complex...

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Dan Hong


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François Poulard

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François was raised in a Bretagne fishing village near Nantes on the west coast of France.

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Giovanni Pilu

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Hideo Dekura

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Ian Hemphill


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Jacqui Challinor


Although surrounded by food from an early age in her Maltese mother’s kitchen, Jacqui’s food career...

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Jesse McTavish

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Lucio Galletto

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Mark Jensen

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Mark LaBrooy

Three Blue Ducks

Mark LaBrooy started his career in cooking in 1999, straight after high school, when he landed an apprenticeship...

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Michael Fox

sushi e

Michael Fox undertook his apprenticeship at Mount Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills, working his way through the...

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Michael Rantissi

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Michael Rantissi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, where his earliest culinary education was in his mother’s...

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Mike Bennie

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Mike Bennie is a former lawyer who found the lure of the wine world more compelling than the legal one. Today,...

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Mike Eggert


Mike Eggert grew up with a mother who was a florist and natural scientist; she taught him “everything about...

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Mike McEnearney

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Mike McEnearney grew up in Sydney’s north-west in the 1970s, when Vegemite sandwiches and weekend roasts...

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Morgan McGlone

Belles Hot Chicken

Morgan McGlone is a third-generation chef who is, first and foremost, a food nerd. 

His favourite...

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Nelly Robinson


Nelly Robinson began his food career with an apprenticeship at the Michelin-starred English restaurant Northcote...

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Palisa Anderson

Chat Thai

Palisa Anderson is a part of a much larger whole that is her family business. Their first Chat Thai restaurant...

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Pasi Petanen

Café Paci

Finnish-born Pasi Petanen arrived in Australia in 1999.

He built his name working alongside Mark Best,...

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Paul Carmichael

Momofuku Seiobo

Paul Carmichael is from Barbados, where his first professional kitchen experience was at Sandy Lane...

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Ralph So

Chin Chin

Ralph So was born in Malaysia, where a passion for food is in everyone’s DNA. He says: “Food is a...

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Rob Cockerill


Robert Cockerill is Head Chef of Bennelong restaurant in the Sydney Opera House.

Born in Sydney in...

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Rob Kabboord


Rob Kabboord, chef de cuisine at Quay, hails from Amsterdam in The Netherlands. 

Rob spent several...

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Sam Kane


Sam Kane is head chef of Bert’s, the Merivale brasserie at The Newport Arms, inspired by early 20th century...

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