Hands-on cooking class using organic fresh local products.
Ever wanted to learn something from the comfort of your own home? We'll create a custom
lesson and make sure that everyone feels involved and has a fun experience whilst learning new kitchen tricks and delicious recipes to create and share with their loved ones !
Prepare a full dinner course with your personal chef and enjoy your evening with your friends, or perhaps you are looking for something different for your party with friends for an original birthday present ?
Whatever the reason, we can help !
It is a hands-on private cooking lesson in your own kitchen with Sandra. The topic may be a technique, a type of cuisine or some recipe you are interested in mastering. We bring all tools and equipment needed and the lesson can last between 2-4 hours, depending on the subject. I use Local organic products
Swiss born Sandra Bernard brings an appreciation of good food inspired by her multi-cultural country (French, German and Italian languages)
Teacher /Chef / Leader Manager at Scotch College, Mentone Girls'Grammar and Chateau Cuisine since 2007
Honing her skills in fine French Café in Melbourne in 2007, after relocating to Australia from Switzerland, her urge to travel had not been extinguished, Los Angeles beckoned , followed by 5 years between France and Switzerland.
Sandra is passionate about cooking since she was little. Ever since she can remember, her family has celebrated lunch as a feast.“I have had the pleasure to grow-up in the countryside borders of France in a little village surrounded by farms with my father and having a garden and remember eating only food from the garden after helping him to clean the vegetable for hours....”
From her home in Melbourne, she began to strip away the mystery of cooking after going through 10 years of working in Accounting. Sandra and her husband, Pascal, a French biologist met in Switzerland - will impart some of the secrets of authentic recipes handed down from her Family in Law. she got back to basics with Fresh ingredients, her aim being to spread the love passion to her students. And she realized a dream to create a unique learning and entertaining venue for the food lovers of Melbourne for the last 8 years!
Hours depends on the course, min. 3 hours.
All ingredients included.
2010 Chef Chateau Cuisine (Finalist of Vic "cook for your career 2011"
Top Melbourne Restaurant 2011
SBS radio interview with Adriano Zumbo
SBS cooking demo Souffles
Publication recipes cook book
Good Food and Wine Show
Cooking Demo, Paris to Provence Festival
Mordialloc Food and wine Show
Chef (Casual pool) Scotch College – Hawthorn , VIC, Australia
Glen College – Latrobe University Melbourne
2013 - 2018 Chef / Manager / Team Leader
Mentone Girls' Grammar School – Mentone, VIC, Australia
2012 Kitchen Specialist / Team Leader
Elwood Primary School – Elwood, VIC, Australia
Perfect! We've tried lots of chefs for cooking lessons and Sandra is by far the best. You'll learn the most and the proof is in the cooking! Will definitely use again.
Sandra, our friend and neighbour, is a talented and passionate chef, with great energy and good humour. Her teaching style is ideal for both beginners and for more advanced cooks who would like to learn a specific skill (e.g macaroons)
Highly recommended. She is a great cook with a very pleasant and friendly personality.
Magic skills, knowledge and experience. I highly recommend Sandra to you.
Sandra’s a great teacher - knowledgable, patient, thorough, and friendly. She has a wide repertoire including regional European cookery and patisserie. I would recommend her for individuals and groups of students.
My neighbour and I had a lesson in macaron making with Sandra. She is really excellent in the kitchen and a great teacher, showing us in detail how to master each of the steps involved. Our macarons looked like ones you would purchase in a high end bakery! If you are looking to improve your skills in the kitchen, Sandra can definitely help you out.
I had the honour of working with Sandra before. She's an understanding and empathetic soul who creates edible magic.
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