Your local host Ella offers a hands-on cooking experience, where you will get to cook along with her in her kitchen. Ella lives in a lovely art deco apartment with retro styling in inner Melbourne. Her kitchen is small, however the dining table is big and perfect for demonstrations and food prepping! The cooking portion of the experience will last for 1-2 hours and you will learn to make an appetizer, main dish and dessert. Ella loves to cook Contemporary Australian produce with herbs and spices sourced from aboriginal farms. Your meal will also have some influence from Greek and Turkish cuisines. Potential dishes you might make together are king prawns with salt bush, finger limes and lemon myrtle spice mix, peppered Kangaroo, and tomato salad with sand fire. Your meal will conclude with beach bananas and lamingtons, a classic Australian dessert. Join this welcoming local for an unforgettable cultural and culinary experience!
Ella grew up being influenced by her Greek father and family, who were communal cooks. She has always loved food and has been cooking since she was a kid. After she left university for the last five years she has been working in professional kitchens, in Melbourne and overseas in Turkey, Israel, U.K and Greece. Ella also runs her own pop up restaurants around Melbourne and enjoys cooking with native produce - herbs, spices and ingredients that have been ethically sourced from Aboriginal farms. Ella’s strong love for traditional cooking and seasonal produce has encouraged her to work with local suppliers and continues to support them. Ella spends most of her time researching food and traditional ingredients and she would love to be able to share this knowledge with people.