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The passion behind relish mama

About Relish Mama

Relish Mama is the cooking class and dinner party in one and voted as one of the top 5 Cooking classes and experiences that Melbourne has to offer. Relish Mama teach hands on cooking courses as well as demonstration cooking lessons Melbourne loves. They use wonderful fresh, seasonal ingredients and cook and enjoy them in a relaxed, charming and very social environment. It is a place where the food cooked is real and where it has life, colour and flavour!

A wide variety of classes are on offer including the likes of Thai cooking classes, Moroccan cooking classes, Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese, Cooking classes for Men, Mexican cooking classes, Dessert classes and pastry making, Seafood cooking courses, Mid week inspiration classes (for healthy and tasty fast dishes that the whole family will love), Pizza cooking classes, Corporate cooking classes, Greek cooking classes, Vegetarian cooking classes, Private cooking classes, Corporate team builing and festive Christmas Cooking courses that Melbourne guests keep coming back for. They also offer wonderful hands on classes for children each school holidays, including teens cooking classes and appearances from guest Chef’s, such as Michele Curtis, Annie Smithers, Emma McKay, Quyen Lyon, Guy Mirabella and Tony Chiodo, make for a Cooking Class Melbourne guests will treasure for a long time to come.

All dishes cooked in class are later enjoyed around a beautifully set table, including wine and good cheer!

Just a few of our upcoming Events

Chef extraordinaire, Annie Smithers joins us at Relish Mama each month in 2014 for her incredible Masterclasses and a new topic covered each class. On April 29, Annie will conduct a  Pastry masterclass followed by a wonderful Preserving class on May 27.  Annie's classes are a treat that should definitely be experienced by all.

Chef, Emma Mackay will return for a stunning French menu (autumn in France) on the 22nd April and don't miss Nellie Kerrison's Thai cooking class on April 23rd. Book early as both are filling fast. 

We have an amazing line of of cooking classes for 2014 in our beautiful purpose built cooking school this year so be sure to check out our cooking classes schedule page . We’ll teach you how to make ‘real food’ using real ingredients and have a lot of fun along the way! 


Visit here for more info and to book Online! 

We hope to see you in our kitchen soon!

Children's cooking classes

Relish Mama offer wonderful hands on classes for children as well as teens and tweens each school holidays and occassionally in between. Check out our cooking class schedule page for more details.

A note from Nellie

Food and gatherings were such an enormous part of my childhood. I fell joyously in love with entertaining and throwing parties when I first left home. I relish opening our door and sharing our table and a special meal with others. I love the celebration of honest everyday cooking and that is what my food is all about. When a meal is shared at our table or around our bench, the hectic pace stops! Not only do we enjoy the food and it’s many flavours but we stop and enjoy each other and all of the unique and incredible things that make us family and friends – how grateful I am that we came to find one another. Sharing food in this way brings a very special richness to my life – it is what make me…..well me.

I opened ‘Relish Mama’ cooking school very early in 2009 by turning a lifelong dream and passion in to a reality. Cliche, it seems, but I followed a dream and have never looked back. Relish Mama is all about celebrating the every day. It is about celebrating a shared table and celebrating simple but honest ingredients with those that choose to share our large kitchen bench and table and those that leave feeling a little more enriched and hopefully, a little more loved, elated and confident.

For me, good food and great home cooking is all about the passing on and sharing of knowledge with each other. Don’t hold it close to our chests – let’s share it. No matter how many restaurants I go to, nothing beats home style cooking prepared with love, that is served at a table with those I love and that I can share a great laugh with - share myself with. This sort of sharing is good for the soul. It adds a little magic to our days.

It is about so much more than the food but good food and a shared table is where the magic truly begins!

Happy cooking to you all! 

Nellie