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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Cooking schools and food tours

  • Wine Odyssey, The Rocks
  • Cooking Schools in Sydney


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. Cooking Schools

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 the Sydney Seafood School, one of Australia's leading cooking schools, at the Sydney Fish Market. It's a great place to discover new ways to cook the catch of the day, from paellas to classic Australian 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 with Mia Cucina Walking Foodie Tours or on a Gourmet Safari discovering the vibrant cuisines of India, Italy, Greece, Vietnam and more. Explore 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 Hurricane Pearl cocktail, Sydney

    Cocktails in Sydney

    Learn how to mix the perfect cocktail with Sydney's best mixologists. Shake, bash and stir at a cocktail making class in some of the Sydney's best bars and cocktail lounges. Try Cruise Bar, Longrain, the Shangri-La Hotel's Blu Bar on 36 or The Star's Cherry Bar.

  • Travelicious Tours, Sydney

    Travelicious Tours

    Discover Sydney's artisan food culture in an Artisans Producers Tour. Sample your way through everything from warm sourdough straight from the oven to hand-churned butter, freshly roasted coffee and to-die-for chocolate mousse. Meet the passionate people involved and see first-hand where the magic happens.

  • Quarter Twenty-One, 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.