Unleash your Inner Chef


Many of us have an inner desire to be a great cook, but just don’t know where to start. Well that can all change, now that passionate foodie Meryl Butterworth has opened Relish Cooking School right on our very own door step. The exciting cooking school has just celebrated it’s first birthday and is already proving a popular destination to improve your culinary skills.

“I love food and have a training and development background (among many other things). Before starting the school, I published a bestselling book with a friend of mine called ‘Local Heroes, a foodie’s guide to the Blue Mountains’.

After this project, I wanted to take my passion for food to a whole new level and after studying to become a qualified chef a few years ago, I decided to start the cooking school. It’s been great to be able to share my love of food with others in the relaxed environment of my own home kitchen” explained Meryl.

The cooking school specialises in small group classes, with a maximum of 8 people and they have also just started doing corporate classes. They currently have 2 classes running which are hands on and very relaxed. There is an Italian Long Lunch class where you can make pasta from scratch among other traditional dishes and a Thai Long Lunch Essentials class which teaches about balancing flavours and making some of your Thai favourites. Once all the prep is over and the dishes are ready to eat, everyone sits down to a lovely feast of their own creations!

“It’s wonderful to share a great cooking experience with the locals, as many of my customers are. It’s great to swap stories about local food experiences and I’ve run into lots of my customers while I’ve been out and about in restaurants and cafes. They are excited to have such a wonderful experience in their backyard. I have had some not so local customers too and they have been excited to add this experience to their Mountains escape” said Meryl.

Bookings at Relish Cooking School are essential. For more information, visit www.relishcookingschool.com.au or email meryl@ozemail.com.au.

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