“Thank you for your kind words below. It is more than a joy to share our kitchen and table with you.”

x Nellie

“Just wanted to tell you that both Amelia and Laura had an extremely wonderful time at your cooking class today. They really enjoyed the selected recipes and liked how you explained everything in detail.

It was an experience that the girls can both cherish together forever!!

Thank you for all your hard work and organising these events for children to enjoy the art of cooking.

It is a credit to you and Relish Mama.”

Daniela, Amelia and Laura

“Hi Nellie… We have just had the most wonderful night at Relish Mama… it was the best way to celebrate my special birthday with my friends. The food & wine were delicious and your staff, Anna & Caroline were amazing and certainly contributed to a night I won’t forget. I cannot thank you enough for everything you did right down to making sure there was Chardonnay for me and the beautiful birthday cake… wow!”

Leanne

“I am so very excited & have already invited our guests to share this with once home. I have honestly had the best experience.

It will definitely be a highlight of our trip to Australia. It is definitely a draw card back to Melbourne. Thank you so much.”

Michele

“I feel very confident to try this in my own home! I feel that this 3-hour class is going to change my entire kitchen experience! Thank you!”

Craig

“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. Your beautiful business certainly comes from the heart! I can only wish you future success.”

Kerrie

“This was most definitely the best & most informative cooking class I have participated in.”

Dennis

“I am travelling and this has been the highlight of my entire holiday! A delightful class and experience! Thank you for a stunning evening!”

Nicola

“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 Nellie.”

Maureen

“A beautiful class and feeling right from arrival. Food cooked with love! Thank you.”

Delvene

“Just thought I’d send you a quick note to say how much I’m enjoying your classes. I find them to be very inspiring and I always go away ready to try at least one or two of the class recipes within a couple of days (and with great success, I might add).

Your passion, warmth and energy is apparent to all that attend. I’ll see you again soon at the Vegetarian class.”

Donna S

“I just wanted to write to say how completely chuffed I am that Dad enjoyed your class so much last night. And I’m so glad I was there too to understand why!

From start to finish, you made it such a pleasurable experience. You have a very special gift to be able to create such a warm, affectionate environment with so potent a level of interest from all those blokes in the finer details of quality food, ingredients,process, cooking and sharing as you did. Ultimately, the enjoyment of it all was so easy and beautiful to be a part of. Like I said as we were leaving, given that I’ve had first-hand experience of how truly awesome your whole thing set-up is, I will most definitely be buying more gift vouchers for loved-ones down the track… and hopefully I’ll get along myself again too!”

Alex

“Hi Nellie

Just wanted to thank you for helping me to make my family Christmas lunch yesterday the hit that it was.

It is the first one without my mum and I wanted it to be special. Thanks to your ideas and a few new recipes along with the old favourites made for a perfect day with the family – 18 very well fed and mighty impressed people.

Merry Christmas to you and your family I will be back next year with a few girls for another fun night of cooking.”

Anita

“Warm, wonderful and Inspiring. A lovely setting & beautiful food. Nellie – you have a wonderful way of sharing your love of food! Thank you – I had a great night!”

Olympia

“Next time we are in Melbourne, we will be booking another class. Fun, exciting and well worth coming (from New Zealand).”

Shaun

“Relish Mama is a culinary inspiration of the senses. It is very inspirational in a relaxed and very warm environment.”

Daniela

“I just wanted to say thank you for making Zoe’s first cooking lesson a day to remember or as she said “It was the most awesome day!”

I think she repeated her whole class to both myself and her pa when she got home yesterday. How she made Spring Rolls, Rice Paper Rolls, Dumplings and Banana Roti which she thought tasted wonderful and how awesome the kitchen was – then she said “Nana I brought the Cookbook with the money I had leftover and the lady that taught me to cook guess what she signed it”.

I then had a call from my son last night after returning yesterday from a business trip. Zoe and Max (10) had cooked him dinner out of the new cookbook. Zoe made Parma and Max Chicken Teriyaki. He said quote “Best meal I have had in ages. They are now choosing a 3-course meal to make next Saturday for their Mum and Dad’s Anniversary.

Sorry this is such a long e-mail but I really can’t put into words how much she enjoyed her day – so a very big “THANK YOU” from Nan & Pa and am sure I will be booking more birthday experiences with you.”

Elaine

“Hi Nellie,

As soon as I walked into your venue last night I knew it was going to be special. You have the magic, the vibe, the welcoming warmth and the winning formula.

Thank you for teaching us a great Christmas dinner with an easy-to-follow and simple process for a stunning result. The setting was comfortably elegant and the meal was absolutely delicious!

Also Nellie your kitchen is just gorgeous – I want one of everything!

All the very best,

Karen

“Hi Nellie,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for making my birthday such a special occasion on Friday night.

I had the most wonderful time and all my guests have been raving about it!
It was so much fun cooking your wonderful recipes together and of course, then getting to eat them! Yum!

And the birthday cake was such a lovely surprise and so delicious, I just wished I had room to eat more of it.

It is testament to you creating such a warm and welcoming space that I just couldn’t get my friends to leave!

You have really created something very special.

Thank you once again and best wishes”

Helen

“Hi Nellie,

Finally got to use my newly acquired BBQ skills last night – cooked up a cracking Beerbutt Chicken with some chipotle corn. My wife was suitably impressed, and I’ve never seen the dog get quite so excited about me cooking!

Thanks again for a wonderful afternoon of BBQ training.”

Andrew

“Absolutely beautiful! Food with amazing flavors. I cannot wait to cook them!”

Jill

“You have shown me that putting on a dinner party doesn’t have to be stressful & daunting & it can actually be a whole lot of fun!”

Nicole

“So inspiring to hear someone talk about food with such love and passion.”

Kaye

“A most magnificent experience. Congratulations, good luck and thank you for sharing your enthusiasm & passion for cooking! I found this class so inspiring.”

Rachael

“Lovely, friendly atmosphere – great fun! A wonderful way to be ‘eased’ out of cooking boredom!!”

Belinda

“Just wanted to let you know how excited my children were when they came tonight. They had the best time cooking and thought the class was fantastic.”

Vicki

“Nellie… you and your staff — Emma, Martine, Fiona and Michelle – have made such a lasting impression on not only the students, but on us, their teachers and chaperones. We have found Relish Mama to be a genuine and meaningful place to learn, where one is also able to share the result of that learning in a congenial and appreciative way. The smells, the warmth, the comfort, the friendliness, the cleanliness, the order — just to name a few characteristics of the environment you have created – and most of all your wide-awake enthusiasm and heartfelt caring for the students, have all been like seeds that have been planted deep into the soil of the pupils’ hands, their hearts, and their minds.
Our work with you was the pinnacle of our Class Trip. The experiential, quantitative/qualitative balanced approach at Relish Mama fit perfectly into our Waldorf-Steiner pedagogy. I cannot thank you enough for all that you have given and we feel blessed that we found you.

With heartfelt gratitude.”

Ralph and Maureen