What a fantastic experience. This was our first cooking class and we’re already planning our next cooking adventure with Sticky Rice. Yukio is an excellent instructor. The menu was well planned. We had a lot of fun and learned so much. Thank you Yukiko and Daniel for all your hard work.
16 December 2011
Four South Australian tourism developments, worth a total of $2.4 million, will go ahead with the help of State Government grants.
The developments include adding luxury eco villas to an Adelaide Hills cooking school, creating a
world-class restaurant in a Barossa winery, and redeveloping a railway station to benefit an iconic
Flinders Ranges train.
Tourism Minister Gail Gago says the four $50,000 grants are part of the Government’s ongoing investment through the South Australian Tourism Commission’s (SATC) Tourism Development Fund.
The fund assists tourism operators across the state who are building new and innovative tourism
accommodation, attractions and tours, as well as revitalising and updating existing tourism ventures.
“Tourism, directly and indirectly, employs more than 53,000 South Australians, including many in regional areas, and tourism is often an economic lifeline for our state’s regional economies,” the Minister said.
Among the grant recipients is award-winning Sticky Rice Cooking School, which will be constructing two new Asian-themed luxury eco villas, increasing the availability of high-end accommodation in the Adelaide Hills, and creating a full food and wine holiday experience to encourage visitors to stay
longer in the region.
Grant recipient Claire Fuller, who owns Sticky Rice Cooking School, says she and her team have
been working closely with the SATC to promote food and wine tourism in the Adelaide Hills and South Australia for several years now.
“The new villas are part of our big picture plan,” Ms Fuller said.
“We are delighted the SATC shares our vision and will be helping us to attract more people to our cooking classes.
“This will also give people the opportunity to stay in the region and experience all the attractions of the Adelaide Hills.”
It was a great experience, learning some trade secrets to great cooking. Met some lovely people, a totally enjoyable afternoon. Cannot wait to do the next one!!!
Amazing experience thank you. Beautiful food, beautiful people, magical from start to finish
Best inspiration to be creative back at home!
We did the Japanese Essentials. excellent chef guide in Yukiko. food was excellent quality and class was a lot of fun. Daniel was a delightful host. We stayed in the Bali villa which was beautiful and relaxing. Wonderful get away.
I’ve done five classes so far. Great time, great repeatable recipes. Japanese cooking class was amazing. Going to repeat entire menu for family this week.
A great day at Sticky Rice Cooking School, Stirling yesterday – so enjoyed “Sensational Seafood” with chef Tania. Fantastic food, flavours, cooking tips, wonderful host Daniel and new friends Trudy & Rachael. Thanks Claire for making your dream come true – such a beautiful place filled with happiness, love & care.
Fabulous Middle Eastern Cooking class with Genevieve Harris. Wonderful day cooking a delicious menu of Hummus and flat bread, Chermoula chicken, Harissa marinated Prawns,with a beautiful eggplant and tomato salad, and bbq lamb skewers marinated in Hilbeh served with baby spinach, pomegranate seeds and yoghurt sauce.
Then deep fried almond pastries with honey and orange blossom syrup.
All served with lovely wines or fruit juice and water.
Fabulous day, heaps of fun and staying at the villas made the walk home very easy.
Highly Recommended 5*****
It’s all hands on, all interacting with each other. The food, atmosphere and setting are just awesome. highly recommended.
Fantastic fun night out
The perfect Staycation ideas for these Adelaide Hills Luxury Villas. Stay and Play. Wellness, Adventure and Relaxation. Which Villa will you choose? Bali, Yoko or Zen
One of the standout features of group cooking classes is their inclusivity. Unlike non-hands-on activities that might alienate certain members, cooking classes create a level playing field.