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Coffee and chocolate tours

Join a Chocolate Espresso Walking Tour and you'll taste the delicious creations of Sydney's best chocolate-makers. On the Chocolate Sweet Sunday Walking Tour, learn some trivia, visit chocolate shops and cafes, and sample sweet creations along the way. Or create your own tour and visit chocolate favourites including Lindt Chocolat Cafe, Guylian Cafe and Max Brenner. Some tours include coffee tasting, or try a coffee sampling session at Campos Coffee in Newtown.

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Cooking schools in Sydney

Fresh produce at Fratelli Fresh. Image Dan Boud

While you're in Sydney, spend some time in the kitchen of a professional chef, and enjoy the fruits of your labours with a delicious lunch or dinner to complete your experience. You'll find Sydney's best cooking schools in restaurants, patisseries and markets all over Sydney.

You might spot some celebrity chefs at one of Australia's leading cooking schools: the Sydney Seafood School at the Sydney Fish Market, and even pick up a few tips! It's a great place to discover new ways to cook the catch of the day, from paellas to classic summer barbecues. Guest chefs include the well-known Mark Best from Marque, Stefano Manfredi from Balla, and Ben Greeno from Momofuko Seiobo, all multi-award-winning Sydney restaurants.

For Italian home-style cooking, head to Fratelli Fresh. Sydney's mecca for all things deliciously Italian also runs popular classes three times a week. Or learn how to make the perfect homemade pasta at Cucina Italiana Cooking School, in a beautiful Tuscan-style home in Annandale.

If you'd like to learn more about fine wine appreciation, head to Wine Odyssey Australia in The Rocks and taste some of Australia's best wines. You'll hear from the winemakers themselves, and learn the art of food and wine matching.

Food tours in Sydney

Gourmet produce. Image Rob Blackburn

Taste your way through Sydney's multicultural neighbourhoods on a Gourmet Safari Tour discovering the vibrant cuisines of Italy, Greece and Turkey. Taste your way around some of Sydney's favourite food quarters on an Ultimately Sydney Gourmet Tour, where you'll learn how to make the perfect coffee and uncover a world of authentic antipasti, boutique beers and wines, exotic herbs and spices, handmade chocolates and more.

Longrain Huricain Pearl cocktail. Image Petrina Tinslay courtesy of Longrain
Cocktails in Sydney

Summer is the perfect time to learn how to mix the perfect sundowner cocktail, what better way to finish the day? Learn from Sydney's best mixologists in a cocktail class at Cruise Bar, Longrain Restaurant & Bar or the Shangri-La Hotel.

Kayaking near Manly. Image James Pipino
Gourmet kayaking

For the ultimate Sydney Harbour picnic, join a gourmet kayaking tour with Sydney Harbour Kayaks. It's an easy paddle through secluded waterways, with a reward of fresh coffee and snacks on a deserted harbour beach. Finish off with a dip in the harbour or swim in the crystal-clear ocean – it's one of the best things about summer in Sydney.

Quarter Twenty-One at Westfield Sydney
The perfect ingredients

If you love good coffee and want to discover the secret behind making it, check in to a Toby's Estate Espresso School class. Is it the beans, the technique or a combination of both? Unlocking the mystery behind amazing sourdough is also possible with a Brasserie Bread Baking Class.

Cooking schools and food & wine tours

Sydneysiders love their food and, with great restaurants, creative chefs and quality produce, why wouldn't they? While you're in Sydney, spend some time in the kitchen of an expert, and enjoy the fruits of your labours with a delicious lunch or dinner to complete the experience. You'll find Sydney's best cooking schools in restaurants, patisseries, markets and private homes all over Sydney.

You might spot some celebrity chefs at one of Australia's leading cooking schools, the Sydney Seafood School at the Sydney Fish Market. It's a great place to learn new ways to cook the catch of the day, from paellas to the classic summer barbecue. For Italian home-style cooking, head to Fratelli Fresh. Sydney's mecca for all things deliciously Italian also runs popular classes three times a week. Or, learn how to make the perfect home-made pasta at Cucina Italiana Cooking School, in a beautiful Tuscan-style home in Annandale.

If you'd like to know more about fine wine appreciation, head to Wine Odyssey Australia in The Rocks and taste some of Australia's best wines. You'll hear from the winemakers themselves, and learn the art of food and wine matching.

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