Unleash your inner chef at Thorneside’s new cooking school - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Chef and master baker Allan Groat will lead Blue Tongue Kitchen’s cooking school. Photo: Supplied.


The local food scene just got a lot more exciting, with the launch of an innovative new cooking school, guaranteed to whip up the interest of seasoned foodies and cooking novices alike. Blue Tongue Kitchen is firing up the frying pan in Thorneside, with a diverse range of engaging and immersive classes to try.

Workshops are planned, prepared and led by Allan Groat, a chef and master baker with 35 years’ experience in Australia and abroad.

Participants will learn tips and tricks to enhance their preparation and presentation skills, from perfect cupcake piping, to the art of an elegant charcuterie board.

Allan will also guide main meal classes that culminate with attendees sitting down to dine together, such as the upcoming paella and sangria workshop. He is eager to offer not just a class, but an experience that people can replicate at home.

“Paella is a really social dish. It’s a great one to cook for a dinner party, because everyone naturally gathers around the pan as you’re cooking, enjoying a drink and being part of the preparation,” Allan said.

Blue Tongue Kitchen’s class sizes are small, to ensure everyone enjoys a valuable hands-on experience.

All skill levels are catered for, with seasonal classes and even kids’ workshops on offer. These relaxed and fun classes are great for social catch-ups, celebrations and fun activities with workmates. They also make the perfect gift, with vouchers available online.

Blue Tongue Kitchen is at 2/100 Mooroondu Road Thorneside, right next door to Blue Tongue Pantry café.

Visit bluetonguekitchen.com.au to see the full calendar of cooking workshops on offer.

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