Gather. Cook. Connect.

Sharing the joys of food with friends, family and co-workers through Melbourne’s inspiring cooking classes.

Good food nourishes, heals, provokes thought and conversation, but more than anything, it brings people together. Whether it’s in celebration or sadly commiseration, or a quick weeknight meal or perhaps an elaborate feast for the masses, our food tells the story of our lives. Here at Relish Mama, we can’t think of a more important skill to master, or a better way to learn than with the people closest to you. This is why we offer our inspiring cooking classes in Melbourne’s southeast. We cater to pre-arranged groups both in-person and online and offer a huge range of cuisines that expand your skills as well as your foodie horizons. If you’re looking for a special experience on your own or with friends, a way to bond with your colleagues, or even simply a space to be inspired and to learn and grow, Relish Mama has something special for you.

In-Person Group
Cooking Classes

Online Cooking

Corporate & Private
Cooking Classes

Cookbooks by
Relish Mama

Bespoke Spices
and Relishes


Online Learning

Free Resources
and Templates

Blogs and

Melbourne Cooking Classes and Products to Inspire

It’s so easy to get stuck in a dreaded ‘food rut’ when we lead such busy lives. The question, ’what’s for dinner’, is enough to make your heart sink. In our rush to just get something on the table, we can end up with the same old dish on rotation, that does nothing to excite ourselves or our families. What’s missing is that heartfelt conversation and revitalised energy around the table that comes with a good meal shared.


Our mission is to give you the skills and knowledge to rustle up a tasty, easy, nutritious meal through the week, and to push your culinary boundaries further when time allows. We want your heart and your tastebuds to light up as you try new dishes and create new memories with the people that matter most.


Isn’t it time for a new experience in:

  • Moroccan
  • Middle Eastern
  • Vietnamese
  • Vegetarian
  • Thai
  • Spanish and Tapas
  • Midweek Inspiration
  • Italian (including pasta making)
  • Mexican
  • Barbecue

Meet Nellie...

If you haven’t met yet, please allow us to introduce you to our founder, Nellie Kerrsion. Nellie is a highly regarded food enthusiast and cooking teacher. As the founder of the acclaimed Relish Mama Cooking School, Nellie has the privilege of doing what she loves best every day.


Nellie grew up with a strong love and appreciation of cooking real food with real ingredients and places enormous priority on family, the coming together at a table and the sharing of ourselves with one another.


Nellie’s passions, values and food philosophy are clear in all that she shares in the Relish Mama world – the place where she and other like-minded foodies gather to share their knowledge, skills and treasured recipes.

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