What We Do

A gourmet’s delight!  From market to plate, you’ll savour unique Australian flavours – and, a taste of our ‘neck of the woods’ …

Embrace the ‘foodie’ in you and come with us on a magical, mystery tour of Australian flavours and Sydney sights.

We’ll provide the guidance and the ingredients, but the rest is up to you as you whip up a storm of kangaroo meatballs, barbecue’d oysters and finger lime dressing … and, that’s just for appetisers!

We start the day with a scene-setter to inspire the ‘cook in you’ – a drive across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in our luxury touring vehicle … the shimmering waters below us are matched only by the sparkling sails of our iconic Opera House.  To keep your creative juices flowing, we’ll also visit a spectacular northern beaches lookout and take a short stroll around the sights.

Next we’re off to shop for lunch at our favourite local market and we think the uniquely Australian offerings will fascinate you. Our focus here is on selecting fresh seasonal produce and seafood … straight from the ocean we’ve just been viewing.  Then, we head to a private home to cook, enjoy and toast your Australian culinary successes.

We think this is the recipe for a perfect Sydney day – a brilliant snapshot of our gorgeous city and a rare chance to ‘live’ Sydney … just like a local!

The Highlights

A big taste of Australia and little slice of our Sydney lifestyle

The main action on this gourmet adventure happens in the kitchen! We’ll help you cook up an Aussie feast of local fish, meats, salads and unique native delights … including ‘bush tomatoes’ which you’ll discover aren’t really tomatoes at all!  And finger limes, which may look like your thumb, but are the citrus version of caviar.

A fine selection of Australian estate and vintage wines provides the perfect accompaniment to our kitchen banter – and, the sumptuous three-course feast you’ll create.

Before dessert, we’ll tempt you with a stroll around the neighbourhood, local bush tracks or beaches.

Back home Jamie will brew up a herbal tea from the lemon myrtle leaves in his garden ‘pantry’ – it’s a perfect match for our delicious dessert which, in keeping with the flavour of the day, also has a distinctly Australian twist.

To borrow a cooking show cliché, we think this experience is us – and Sydney – on a plate!

Good To Know

Your Experience is private – for individuals, couples or your group of up to 7 people.  Your cooking adventure includes all food and beverages as well as printed copies of your recipes. All you need to bring is the foodie in you and some comfortable walking shoes – maybe also your swimmers if you’d like to take a swim between sightseeing, shopping and cooking.  Many of our guests also like to take snaps of their creations so they can brag to their folks back home via their ‘InstaTwitFace’ social channels!

Your Food Please let us know if you have any dietary preferences or requirements, including gluten-free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian and vegan – we can cater for any cooking experience you desire.

Your Transfers  We’ll collect you from your Sydney city hotel at 9.30am and drop you back by 5.30pm.

Our Thanks  A special hello from Alex and Jamie in Sydney to Lynn and Michael in America!  They included a cooking experience with us as part of their Australian travels to celebrate their 50 years together – and they were gracious enough to let us film it so you can enjoy the video below …

Tourists rarely get a chance to live the ‘real’ Sydney, but that’s what our Cooking Experience From A Local’s Home is all about. It’s an adventure you’ll savour for years to come as you get a taste of Sydney through our local eyes … exploring Australia’s unique flavours, Sydney’s famous sights and her hidden local secrets.  The kitchen of a private Sydney home becomes yours for the day so what else can we say but … bon appetit!