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Relish Mama Home

without spending hours in the kitchen.

Melbourne Cooking Classes – In person as well as wonderful online cooking classes

Our food memories ultimately tell the story of our lives.

Food is about love and it plays an enormous part in how we share ourselves with one another. Good food and the memories that surround it are the stuff of life.

This place….this happy place that you are hopefully picturing right now…… is the sweet spot for us all.


Learning to cook – is a mighty fine (and fun) life skill

Here at Relish Mama, we can’t think of a more important and fun skill to master than cooking.

This is why we offer our inspiring cooking classes in Melbourne’s southeast. We offer fantastic public cooking classes as well as cater to pre-arranged groups both in-person and online. We provide a vast range of cuisines that will expand your culinary skills as well as your foodie horizons.


If you’re looking for a delicious and memorable experience for yourself or to enjoy with friends, or perhaps a unique way to bond and connect with your colleagues, Relish Mama has something special for you.

We are rated 4.9 ⭐ on Google Reviews, and have many glowing customer testimonials.

If you haven’t met yet, please allow us to introduce you to our founder, Nellie Kerrison.

Nellie is a highly regarded culinary expert and teacher.

Nellie adores food and the memories created from sharing a meal, whether at home, at a beautiful restaurant, or sitting on a rickety milk crate around a campfire (especially around a campfire!).

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

It has always been our joy and our honour to help our wonderful customers & Corporate teams to create beautiful food that is nutritious, absolutely delicious ……without spending hours in the kitchen

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 adventure? A new food experience in the likes of:

  • Moroccan
  • Middle Eastern
  • Vietnamese
  • Vegetarian
  • Thai
  • Spanish and Tapas

  • Midweek Inspiration
  • Italian (including pasta & gnocchi making)
  • Mexican
  • Barbecue
  • Pastry & cake decorating

”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.”The Relish Mama kitchen has welcomed many different groups of guests over the years. From private parties to team lunches, from family gatherings to private cooking classes, the Relish Mama team are consummate hospitality professional who would love nothing more than to host your next event in our beautiful space. Click below to contact us for more information about how we can help with your next event.

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