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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.
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.
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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.
“Hi Nellie, I just wanted to say thank you. The last few days have been bumpy. This afternoon, I found my smile again. I’m really missing this food connection, but today you gave me that. One of the hardest things during this extended lockdown is keeping my kids connected. My eldest is living in Sydney and my youngest and I (in particular) miss doing things with him. Not anymore – I’m signing both of us up for one of your classes in the next couple of weeks and then we can cook and eat together as a family. Thank you for helping families stay connected. Brilliant!”
“Warm, wonderful and Inspiring. A lovely setting & beautiful food. You have a wonderful way of sharing your love of food! Thank you – I had a great night!”
“I just loved this class! I have been cooking for over 35 years and yet I learnt so much. It was a lovely interactive cooking experience that highlights the value of ‘real’ food and exciting combinations of spices and flavour. Thank you so much.”
“A fantastic and relaxed evening with lots of handy tips. Also great to learn where to source good ingredients & tips regarding seasonal & good quality produce. I really enjoyed the night – thank you so much!”
“What a wonderful class you conducted last week. Your warm setting made me feel so comfortable and the dishes we cooked were fantastic. I will definitely be back for another class. Thank you once again.”
“A warm, welcoming and friendly night where I learnt some great tips and lovely wholesome recipes that I cannot wait to share with my family. This beautiful business certainly comes from the heart! I can only wish you all future success.”
“Hello Nellie, I am so glad we found you! The function yesterday was so perfect, thank you. I have received rave reviews about it from everyone here in the office.”
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