Cooking Class Experiences

Thrive’s NEW Cooking Class Experiences have recently launched and I’m so excited to invite you into my world to learn all about delicious wholefoods!

When you attend one of my Classes, you get much more than just learning how to cook a few dishes. My aim is to get you EXCITED about cooking with wholefoods, I teach you all about how these foods are the healthiest and most nutrient dense foods on the planet, but also how to make them taste delicious in simple recipes – that are designed for you to easily replicate at home.

My classes are all about food and collaboration – because that’s what I love the most about food! So we will all cook together, share ideas and knowledge and of course eat together! 

Class inclusions:

  • Hands-on cooking experience – you will learn how to cook a number of dishes depending on the class type. 
  • Nutrition knowledge – throughout the class I will be providing you with loads of knowledge on wholefoods, as well as info and tips on cooking. Once you meet and get to know me – you will learn very quickly that I am extremely passionate about healthy food – so I am always excited to share this with others.
  • Take-home recipe cards – so you can replicate the dishes at home and of course show off to your family and friends! 
  • Most importantly, the class includes a sit down lunch together with the group in a beautiful setting to enjoy the food we have just made!

Classes are based on small groups with a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 4. If you wish to book more than this, please get in contact with me directly.  

See the FAQS for more info. 

Location: Burnside, Sunshine Coast

Flavours of the Middle East

 I grew up in a multicultural home with both my parents coming from overseas from different cultures. Every Sunday we would go to my grand parents house on my dad’s side and amongst the loud noise from my aunties, uncles and cousins – there would always be food – and lot’s of it! 

This cooking class experience is inspired by my childhood and my travels in the Middle East – where food is more than just food, it’s about connection, sharing and joy! 

Menu includes 4 dishes:

> Spicy Eggplant Pide

> Morrocan Style Lentils 

> Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Tahini Dressing 

> Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad 

All dishes are 100% wholefoods, contain no meat/dairy/eggs. Gluten free may be available on request, but please note the menu will differ slightly. 

AVAILABLE DATES:
>>> SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 10.30AM
>>> FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER, 10.30AM 
>>> THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER, 10.30AM (3 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
>>> SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER, 10.30AM (3 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
>>> WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER, 10.30AM

Flavours of Asia

I have spent a lot of time in Asia travelling and also visiting my mum’s family who are from Singapore. Every time I am there my favourite thing to do is eat and this gives me inspiration when I come home to recreate all the incredible food I tried. 

This cooking class experience is inspired by all the delicious street food I ate in Asia! 

Menu includes 4 dishes:

> Spiced Veg Biryani

> Sweet Potato Coconut Curry 

> Balinese Kaffir Green Beans 

> Thai Jackfruit and Potato Fyshcakes (vegan)

All dishes are 100% wholefoods, contain no meat/dairy/eggs and can be made gluten free on request. 

AVAILABLE DATES:
>>> THURSDAY 23 
SEPTEMBER, 10.30AM 
>>> WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER, 10.30AM 
>>> SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER, 10.30AM (3 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
>>> SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER, 10.30AM

Ultimate Vegan Feast 

Being vegan doesn’t mean missing out when it comes to food, it simply means finding new ways to create all the dishes you used to love! In fact most people turn into overnight foodies when they go vegan and they get very creative in the kitchen. 

This cooking class experience is inspired by all the dishes you love but created in a compassionate way!

Menu includes 5 dishes:

> Stuffed Vegan Roast

> Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Tahini Dressing 

> Creamy Mac and Cheese 

> Roasted Garlic and Herbed Potatoes

> Corn Ribs  

All dishes are 100% vegan. The dishes in this class contain gluten. 

AVAILABLE DATES:
>>> SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER, 10.30AM

Classes require a minimum of 2 people, therefore may be subject to cancellation and rescheduled. 

Covid update: Please note that if Covid restrictions prevent classes going ahead, you have the option to book in for a future class or receive a refund. 

What my lovely guests have said..

5/5
I attended the Flavours of the Middle East cooking class on the weekend. The class was enjoyable and informative, set in a beautiful location. The food was simple to make and so so delicious! I love that we all got to sit down together afterwards to enjoy the food with a glass of wine and a chat. I found Amanda's knowledge about cooking with wholefoods to be really helpful and it's definitely inspired me to try new foods and recipes.
Tara Marriott
5/5
What a wonderful cooking class I attended with Amanda recently. With a range of fresh ingredients sourced from the local markets, a four course healthy buffet was created. Amanda provided expert tips and guidance throughout the preparation and cooking process. The best part was to sit back, relax and enjoy our healthy lunch. I definitely recommend this cooking class.
Anne Pill
5/5
After having attended 2 classes now ( I couldn't decided which menu I preferred! 😋) - Mand's relaxed, welcoming, informative & passion were amazing!!!! I will be back for more & thanks for the new ideas & recipes!
Em Rankin