Kids Cooking Classes And More For 2023

This year we’re bringing you so many new and exciting experiences and our kitchen is going to be busier than ever before. We have just planned 511 classes and have…

This year we’re bringing you so many new and exciting experiences and our kitchen is going to be busier than ever before. We have just planned 511 classes and have included 65 unique menus plus we’ve added more vegan, gluten free, nut free and seafood based classes too.

We have new exciting workshop classes which are priced $75-$125 and they focus on mastering techniques such as dumpling making, samosa making, cheese making, patisserie, dessert and pasta making.


We are committed to securing you the best of the best when it comes to the Chefs who teach our classes and the 2023 line up is extraordinarily impressive.

We have 6 new Chefs joining our team this year and the list keeps growing in the form of these hot property chefs and interstate legends.

Jim Talladira – Italian And Pasta Classes
Karena Armstrong – The Salopian Inn
Jordan Theodoros – Peel Street
Duncan Welgemoed- Africola
Kris Lloyd – Woodside Cheese Wrights
Kelly Lord – Spirit House
Brian Smith – Samosa Workshop
Jodie Childs – Desserts/Pattisserie
Phil Helyard- Peel Street
Terry Intrarakhamhaeng- Soi 38

Kids Cooking Classes And More For 2023

Jim Talladira; a Sicilian trained food master will be debuting his Italian classes this year so stay tuned for the dates to be added to our calendar.

A formal trained chef in Adelaide starting his career and training at windy point restaurant. Then taking charge of the kitchen at La Mensa restaurant he was able to fine tune his Italian skills which he learnt from his nonno, who had the first licensed Italian restaurant in Adelaide circa 1952.

During his many years of heading up some of Adelaide’s influential Italian restaurants he was privileged enough to cook for the likes of Kate Winslet, Alice Cooper, Sooshi Mango, Anthony Salame to name a few.

After working in Singapore at Villa Romana- one of Singapore’s first Italian restaurants, Jim headed back to Adelaide and opened Il toro pasta & espresso bar with his daughter Caitlin, il toro focussed on regional Italian handmade pasta and gnocchi.

Jim travels to Italy regularly to work in one of the family restaurants or learning pasta skills from his many aunties.

Jim works with his daughter Caitlin now as a consultant chef in Australia. He regularly does cooking demos at many Italian festivals in Australia, helping to keep the age old tradition of handmade pasta alive.


Launching during the April school holidays we have 3 Kids classes, 2 Asian and 1 Pasta class with Jim Talladira on Wed 19th.

Our Kids classes are for kids/kids and parents aged 10+.

Drop the kids off or bring the whole family and learn the age old tradition of hand kneading, stretching, laminating and shaping pasta including fettuccine, spaghetti and farfalle; Techniques include hand made crafting and mastering a pasta machine.

Spaghetti al pomodoro

Fettuccine alla panna

Farfalle al pollo

Pasta Making – Wednesday 19th April 10:00am // BOOK NOW


These ever popular 3-hr classes are full of fun and flavour! Tailored especially for kids who love to get involved in the kitchen.

Our recent launch of these workshops were a sell out hit with the kids and parents. The kids aged 10+ teamed together to create some truly spectacular dishes, under the guidance of our wonderful chef Yukiko Anschutz, to take home and enjoy.

Due to the popularity of these classes, we have scheduled in two dates during the Easter school holidays. Drop the kids off for a few hours to yourself OR snap up a ticket for yourself if you fancy getting in on the action.

To secure your spot in our upcoming Asian Kids class follow the links below to see what they will be cooking!

Kids Asian Master Class 20th April//BOOK NOW

Kids Asian Street Food 27th April//BOOK NOW


Wow, this is going to be one exciting class. We are committed to bringing you the best of the best when it comes to the experts and this one absolutely ticks all the boxes. Known fondly as the SA cheese queen, we are holding a limited edition, hands on classes with award winning Artisan Cheese maker Kris Lloyd/owner and brand ambassador of Woodside Cheese Wrights.


This is a 3 hour hands on workshop and you will take home your cheese. To secure your ticket to this limited edition class follow the link below.

4th April 6pm – 9pm // BOOK NOW

25th July 6pm – 9pm // BOOK NOW


The wonderfully talented Kelly Lord from Award winning Restaurant Spirit House will return to our kitchen, across 2 limited dates in June. His menus have just been released online. Here is a taste….

Seared scallops wrapped in betel leaves w coconut chilli jam & lime.

Crispy wontons. filled w pork, prawns & coriander served w homemade sweet chilli sauce.

Waterfall salad of beef. seared wagyu beef rump tossed w coriander, mint & kaffir lime finish w chilli lime dressing.

Steamed prawns. king prawns steamed w ginger, shallots & dressed w soy,

Prawns & coriander served w homemade sweet chilli sauce.

These classes are extremely limited so we are letting our VIP members know first.


To view Kelly’s menus in full and secure your tickets follow the links below.

22nd June 6pm – 10pm // BOOK NOW

23rd June 10am – 2pm // BOOK NOW


Do you love Samosas but only ever get to buy them? Well we are going to show you how easy they are to make in your home kitchen. In this 2 hour hands- on workshop class you will be learning from none other than chef Brian Smith a Samosa perfectionist who famously sampled 30 Samosas in one day during his time spent living in India!

This class will guide you through the secrets of that flaky pastry and what’s involved in the special spices which season the authentic variations of delicious meat and potato fillings.

You will learn how to fill and shape them into those recognizable and irresistible little parcels of taste bud heaven. Yum Yum Yum!

You will be tasting on the night with left over take away available… if any make it to the end of the night!


To secure your tickets to this limited edition class follow the link below.

1st August 6pm – 8pm // BOOK NOW


We recently ran the first of our 2023 dumpling workshops with our chef Yukiko Anschutz.

Participants were taken on an immersive dumpling journey through the back streets of Japan and Thailand. The class has you creating a trio of the most popular dumpling varieties – learning the differences in the wrapping techniques and authentic fillings which fill these plump little mouthfuls of deliciousness +. Each dumpling in our class also has a recipe for a flavour packed dipping sauce.

Japanese gyozas accompanied by a chilli oil dipping sauce

Steamed chicken dumplings with a Thai Nam Jim dressing

Sea star dumplings with chicken and water chestnuts served with chilli and lime coconut sauce

This 3-hour course is wrapped up with a chilled glass of SA wine. Not to forget any leftover uncooked dumplings are packed in take-home boxes to enjoy at home.

To secure your ticket to this limited edition class follow the links below.

14TH March 6pm – 8pm // LAST ticket

4th July 6pm – 8pm // BOOK NOW

11th October 6pm – 8pm // BOOK NOW



We were delighted to have incredible chef Jodie Childs back in our kitchen again after a 4 year break to focus on her growing family. Our first patisserie masterclass ran in February and was a huge success!

Jodie is offering brand new menus for both her Patisserie and dessert cooking classes which are part of new series of workshops.

The Insta worthy results proved to be the true stars of the show and the deserts were delicious. The class focuses on some lesser known techniques and it was lovely to see so many familiar faces still challenging their culinary skills in this brand-new class.

We loved this mid week addition to our schedule and a glass of wine while indulging on chocolate mousse was just the cherry on top to get us through to the weekend.

2 menus-Which class will you choose?

Basque cheesecake with seasonal fruit. Raspberry, coconut and white chocolate roulade. Chocolate Valdespino mousse with espresso jelly and spun toffee


Chocolate and hazelnut mousse domes with passion fruit gel. Profiteroles with salted caramel cream. Blueberry and almond meringue cake.

Our dessert classes are 6pm- 9pm and customers can take their desserts home to share with their loved ones.

To secure your spot in our upcoming patisserie & dessert classes follow the links below.

Dessert Bar Materclass – 23rd March // SOLD OUT -WAITLIST

Patisserie Masterclass – 18th May // BOOK NOW

Dessert Materclass – 28th June // SOLD OUT – WAITLIST

Patisserie Materclass – 23rd August // BOOK NOW

Dessert Bar Masterclass – 14th Sep // BOOK NOW

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Until next time,

Sticky Rice Cooking School


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