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. 

Price: All classes are prices at $89.00 which includes all ingredients and everything mentioned above. 
Location:
Burnside, Sunshine Coast

Flavours of Morocco

 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:

>>> THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> THURSDAY 9 DECEMBER, 10.30AM – SPECIAL 20% off class, use code morocco20 
>>> SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> SATURDAY 18 DECEMBER, 10.30AM (2 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

2022
>>> SATURDAY 8 JANUARY, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY, 10.30AM 
>>> FRIDAY 28 JANUARY, 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 Jackfruit Biryani

> Sweet Potato Coconut Curry 

> Balinese Kaffir Green Beans 

> Thai Chickpea Fyshcakes (vegan)

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

AVAILABLE DATES:

>>> SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER, 10.30AM (
3 SPOTS AVAILABLE) 
>>> FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER, 10.30AM 

2022
>>> THURSDAY 6 JANUARY, 10.30AM (SOLD OUT)
>>> SUNDAY 16 JANUARY, 10.30AM 

Ultimate Plant-Based Feast 

Being plant-based 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 plant-based 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 Plant-Based Roast (made from seitan and filled with delicious wholefoods!)

> 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 20 NOVEMBER, 10.30AM 
(SOLD OUT)

Hola Mexicana!

Who doesn’t love Mexican?! All those fresh ingredients bursting with flavour and a little bit of spice (if you like it!). 

This cooking class experience is inspired by my travels around the world and eating delicious Mexican food street side!  

Menu includes 4 dishes:

> Jackfruit Enchiladas

> Mango + Peach Salsa  

> Charred Corn Cobs  

> Sweet Potato Nachos with Cashew Cheese

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

AVAILABLE DATES:

>>> TUESDAY 11 JANUARY, 10.30AM (Discounted Class – see below)
>>> FRIDAY 14 JANUARY, 10.30AM 
(Discounted Class – see below)

Mexican classes offered at 20% discount as they are a launch class. This means that the class is run for the first time and feedback is encouraged during class. To get discount, contact us before booking to receive a special discount code. 

Summer Salads + Dressings!

I’m a Summer baby – born on January 1, yes New Years Day! So naturally my favourite time of year is when Summer comes around. All those long days at the beach, warm nights and of course delicious fresh salads that leave you feeling amazing! 

This cooking class experience is inspired all the incredible salads I have created over the years!  

Menu includes 5 different delicious salad dishes, plus dressings for each of them. 

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

AVAILABLE DATES:

>>> SATURDAY 22 JANUARY, 10.30AM – SOLD OUT
>>> SUNDAY 30 JANUARY, 10.30AM – 
SOLD OUT

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 full 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