Cooking Classes in Melbourne

With Heart and Soul

A place to unite over a love of good food, Relish Mama cooking classes in Melbourne have been bringing people together since 2009. While there have been many changes to the business, and to the world at large since those early years, the one constant has remained: food made with care and with love and that tastes so good, and enriches time spent with family, friends and colleagues. Delivered to groups both online and in-person, our unique classes are an opportunity to develop your culinary skills in a relaxed and encouraging setting. Of course, if you need us in your house on a daily basis, Nellie’s signature cookbooks are always available for inspiration…..


Our philosophy is simple: We provide you with the skills and confidence to create really beautiful food. We teach you how to do this without stress (100% not required) and with our future planet in mind. Oh….and we are also very anti about ‘breaking your bank.’
The reward? Our incredible customers have more time to enjoy more magical moments that really do happen when families and friends come together to share a meal.

Introducing Nellie Kerrison, Founder

Relish Mama founder Nellie Kerrison has always had a serious love of food. She realised the power of food early on. The idea of friends and family sharing food around a table can make us feel alive. One of Nellie’s true passions is that she and her team can provide you with the skills to create beautiful meals and memories through their cooking classes in Melbourne (as well as online from anywhere in the world).

With a diploma in nutrition, Nellie’s deep understanding of nourishing foods informs the way she develops her easy-to-follow recipes. Her extensive experience of combining flavours, textures and ingredients is matched by her love and affinity for bringing people together.

“Growing and developing ‘Relish Mama’ has been a joy, to say the least. (Well, okay. Except for 2020. That one was HARD)!


“I have had the pleasure of meeting and cooking with some wonderful people, and I feel really fortunate to have shared a kitchen and a table with them.”

– Nellie Kerrison | Founder, Relish Mama

Something for Everyone

Even if cooking hasn’t been your strongest skillset to now, it’s never too late to start. Our classes, resources and bespoke products are designed to empower absolutely anyone to connect with food in a new way.
Whether you’re an enthusiastic ‘home chef’, or aspire to be… one day… we can provide you with the guidance, products and skills to pull together simple, nutritious meals from the staples you already have in your home, or inspire you to try something completely new.
We’ve been teaching cooking classes in Melbourne since 2009. Despite our recent challenges, we are taking the chance to build on our strong foundations and to connect with even more food lovers throughout the country and the world at large

Relish mama two books

After the success of the first Relish Mama cookbook in 2014, the second much-awaited cookbook, Relish Mama ‘Family’ was published in 2018. The first Relish Mama cookbook was also proudly re-released in 2019.

These books celebrate ‘real food’. Food that you will be bursting to cook, eat and share with those who you call family.

Nellie is a culinary expert and teacher and has a diploma in Nutrition. She is also a regular contributor to online and printed resources.

When it is safe to travel again, Nellie conducts incredible food tours to Italy and Europe annually. These tours are bucket list kind of stuff.

“I hope our classes bring you joy and that there is also much love and laughter around your table, always. I truly look forward to cooking with you soon!”

With love,

A Note From A Happy Guest

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