Be inspired and broaden your horizons! Join us for a fun outdoor cooking class on our beautiful vineyard in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country.
Established in 2007, our cooking classes are hugely popular with locals and visitors to our spectacular region.
Cooking Classes are held in the covered courtyard of our cafe. Splashing fountains, chilled music and sensational vineyard views create a unique relaxed outdoor cooking class environment for our participants.
Classes are hosted by Majors Lane Cooking School and Lovedale Smokehouse’s Owner/Chef/Pitmaster Ben Sales. Ben, a level 4 qualified Chef has hosted our cooking classes since they commenced in 2007. Ben is extremely passionate about food and loves inspiring participants with his in-depth knowledge, skills and travel and food experiences. With over 20 years as a Head Chef in the Hunter Valley Ben knows all of the tricks of the trade and looks forward to sharing them with you.
A variety of hands-on Chef-lead classes are available such as Vibrant Thai Street Food and Low and Slow Smoking.
We accept bookings from individuals and groups. Our class sizes are limited to 8 participants so that we can provide plenty of one-on-one tutorial opportunities, plenty of time to be able to answer your questions and adequate physical distancing.
Due to uncertainty surrounding Covid, we will release our schedule approx 6 months in advance. We aim to run classes every weekend throughout 2021.
Give the ultimate experience to your loved one, a gift certificate to join us for a fun outdoor cooking class on our beautiful vineyard!
Gift certificates purchased after 31 March 2018 are valid for 3 years.
The gift certificate recipient can select their preferred class and date (subject to availability)
Gift Certificates are emailed to you immediately upon purchase.
We are registered with the NSW Government as a Covid Safe venue and have a detailed Covid Safety Plan.
Our Covid Safe classes are structured a little differently than before to allow for all of our Covid Safe practices to be implemented.
Please note that if your class is cancelled due to a Government imposed lock down, you can opt to reschedule, be refunded in full or be issued with a gift certificate to be used at a later date.
Private classes at a time that suits you are available with a minimum 6 participants-maximum 8 participants, perfect for bachelor parties, hen parties, birthday parties and corporate team building or conference break out activities. Classes can be held 7 days during the morning, afternoon or early evening (subject to availability).