Cooking Class Experiences

Thrive’s Cooking Class Experiences are now available 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 meal 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 4 people.  

See the FAQS for more info. 

Price: $120 per person. Includes all ingredients, equipment and everything mentioned above. 
Location: Classes are held at the beautiful Kula Farm in Verrierdale in the Noosa Hinterland, Sunshine Coast. 
*Please note if you have previously attended a class with Thrive, the location has now changed. The setting is just as beautiful, held on a Herbal Farm set on 10 acres and surrounded by trees outside in nature. 

Summer Salads + Dressings!

Summer is a beautiful time of year on the Coast – the weather is warm, days spent at the beach and our bodies feel like eating more fresh salads! The produce available at this time of year is perfect to make a variety of delicious salads! 

This cooking class experience is inspired all the incredible salads I have created over the years! Full of colour, full of flavour and full of all the good stuff that leaves you feeling amazing! The menu includes a selection of warm and cold salads.  

Menu includes:

> Asian Black Rice Salad with a Sesame Dressing

> Mango Salsa Salad

> Pad Thai Salad with a Satay Dressing

> Roasted Cauli & White Bean Salad with a Creamy Tahini Dressing

> Smoky Kale, Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad with a Miso Peanut Dressing 

> All Hail Caesar Salad with Crispy Tempeh and a Creamy Caesar Dressing 

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

AVAILABLE DATES:

Friday, 22nd March 10.30am – 8 spots available*
Friday, 5th April 10.30am – 7 spots available*

*Special discounted classes – $99 per person. 

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 homecooked meals made by my grandmother and all street food I ate while travelling Asia! 

Menu includes 5 dishes:

> Spiced Jackfruit Biryani

> Sweet Potato Coconut Curry 

> Balinese Kaffir Green Beans 

> Thai Chickpea Fyshcakes (vegan)

> Miso Eggplant with Roasted Broccolini 

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

To be notified when the next class dates are announced, click the button below. 

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. 

To be notified when the next class dates are announced, click the button below. 

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. 

To be notified when the next class dates are announced, click the button below. 

Flavours of Morocco & the Middle East!

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 5 dishes:

> Herbed Dukkha Flatbread with Baba Ganoush

> Eggplant Pide with Spiced Zucchini and Capsicum

> Moroccan Style Lentils

> Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Tahini Dressing

> Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

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

To be notified when the next class dates are announced, click the button below. 

 

Indian Inspired!

I have been lucky enough to live abroad in Malaysia a few years back, and one of my favourite things to do there was to go eat at Banana Leaf restaurants. This is a type of restaurant you will find all over Malaysia from the Indian culture. The idea is you sit down and a banana leaf is placed in front of you, then the fun begins! The waiters come around with a selection of all the delicious Indian dishes and curries and you simply say yes to what you want. Hint: say yes to EVERYTHING!! It is then served on top of your banana leaf!  

This cooking class experience is inspired by the many many times I have visited the banana leaf restaurants all over Malaysia!  

Menu includes 5 dishes:

> Spiced Palau Rice 

Eggplant Peanut Curry  

> Creamy Red Lentil Dahl 

> Bombay Potatoes 

> Garlic Naan 

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

To be notified when the next class dates are announced, click the button below. 

 

Classes require a minimum of 4 people, therefore may be subject to cancellation and rescheduled. 

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