Tasty Cooking Class

Foodies can indulge in this comprehensive culinary experience, specifically designed for the discerning coffee, food and spirit connoisseur.

 

Your experience begins when your tour guide picks you up from your accommodation, briefs you on the day’s activities, gives you a water bottle and tour booklet and welcomes you aboard our air-conditioned vehicle. 

 

Specialising in coffee education and training, with a vision to bridge the gap in coffee training, The Coffee Training Co. run regular courses that cater for every level of coffee lover from the passionate home barista to those seeking employment in the industry.

 

Commencing with a freshly brewed coffee or hot beverage of your choice, you'll take a guided tour of their world class roastery, you’ll see where the magic happens, learn about the journey of the humble coffee bean from plantation to processing, and view a live roasting demonstration using their fluid bed air roasting system, one of only seven in the world!

 

Next, we invite you to indulge in a true sensory experience as you're taken through the fine art of cupping and coffee appreciation. Learn how to identify the unique aroma, acidity, body and flavour in each of their unique brews. You are then welcomed to enjoy a freshly roasted coffee form First Batch Coffee or purchase discounted ingredients and products in their store before we say farewell and head to our second destination.

 

Founded in 2004 to combat the huge volume of food waste in Australia, Ozharvest quickly grew to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Food is at their core, saving surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. They are committed to halving food waste by 2030, inspiring and influencing others to do the same, and transforming lives through education.

 

Ozharvest Sunshine Coast started in 2014 and operates as far north as Gympie, down the Coast and into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. They deliver around 6,800 meals a week to charities, schools, community centres, youth programs and churches.

 

Join Ozharvest chefs to learn zero-waste cooking skills, while transforming rescued ingredients into gourmet meals to support vulnerable communities. From learning how to chop an onion properly, to cooking root to stem, you’ll be inspired by this hands-on cooking session full of practical tips and tricks for you to apply at home.

 

After creating delicious and nutritious meals, you’ll help pack the food ready for Ozharvest to deliver to local charities. The good news is there’s no washing up and you get to taste your culinary delights in a sit down 3 course meal. Not only is this class educational, fun and down right delicious, it’s full of purpose as your impact can be felt immediately through the number of meals you’ve created to be distributed throughout the local community.

 

Created by four best mates with a passion for the warmth of the Sunshine Coast and beautifully made craft spirits, nestled in the lush Hinterland behind the Big Pineapple, Sunshine & Sons distillery is a must see.

Tour the distillery and meet Maria and Sarah, their gleaming 6,000 and 2,500 litre Tasmanian artisan pot stills. Hand-made from the finest German copper and meticulously custom-designed to create stunning and complex flavour profiles. See the volcanic rock used to filter their Original Vodka and learn the unique and funny stories behind their eye catching labels.

 

Head to the garden for an informative tasting session of their handcrafted spirits including Pineapple Parfait Gin, inspired by the 1970's desert once served at the Big Pineapple. Original Dry Gin, bursting with natural Australian botanicals. Mr Barista, an organic molasses spirit infused with coffee and macadamia nuts. Original Vodka, pot-distilled and filtered through local volcanic rock.

Duration: 10am - 5pm

Departure: On request

Cost: $620pp

Minimum guests: 4

Maximum guests: 10

All participants must be 18yrs +

Inclusions:

  • 3 venues

  • Hot beverage on arrival

  • 1hr fluid bed coffee roastery and processing tour 

  • 1hr coffee cupping class

  • 3hr cooking class

  • Three course lunch and beverages

  • Distillery tour and craft spirit tasting

The Coffee Training Co.:

  • Freshly brewed coffee or hot beverage of your choice

  • 1hr fluid bed coffee roastery and processing tour

  • Coffee roasting demonstration

  • 1hr coffee cupping class

  • Coffee tasting

  • Instore discounts

Ozharvest:

  • 3hr cooking class

  • Education session on how to reduce food waste

  • 3 course lunch and beverages

  • Prepare and package bulk meals to donate to local charity groups

  • Recipe book

  • Apron

Sunshine & Sons: 

  • 1hr visit

  • Tour of distillery

  • Guided tasting session of their vodka, rum and award winning gin

Inclusions:

  • Door to door pickup and drop off

  • Gift bag with apron, water bottle, tour booklet, pen, mints, inclusions from venues

  • Experienced local guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle