Three other regional Australian cooking schools
The organic produce from this Southern Highlands property (moonacres.com.au) has long been a hit in top-flight restaurant kitchens in Sydney. Moonacres Farm now offers the chance to get hands-on, whether it’s with former Cornersmith chef and resident anti-waste warrior Sabine Spindler or guests such as cheese maven Kristen Allan.
The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School
Rodney Dunn raised the bar for cooking schools in Australia when he and his wife, Séverine Demanet, opened their farm-toform institution (theagrarian kitchen.com) at Lachlan, outside Hobart. In early 2022, the school will be in the same building as the award-winning Agrarian Kitchen restaurant. Register your interest now and you might land a spot.
Mooloolaba prawns with nahm jim mayo. Duck with lychees and Thai basil. Crisp fried whole fish with tamarind. Thailand might be off the table for the time being but its flavours are still within reach at this beautifully landscaped, long-standing favourite (spirithouse.com.au) in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.