Estate Tuscany Cooking School

The cooking school can be either a relaxing and fun way to experience a spectacular meal whilst learning about culinary art; or a team based master chef challenge aimed at building teamwork skills, cooperation and leadership whilst having fun at the same time. Get a group of friends, or colleagues together and escape to the Hunter Valley Wine Country for something a little different…

Our exclusive hands-on cooking school requires a minimum of 8 guests at a time and takes approximately three hours. Headed by our Executive Chef Emilio Llausas. You and your team will be involved in an afternoon of hands on experience.

Smaller groups cook together; larger groups generally break into teams. Attendees participate in the preparation and creation of a stunning two course meal. Or participate in our Master Chef Challenge. A great team building experience and or a bit of fun between friends and colleagues. On arrival guests are asked to split up into groups, each group will need to come up with a creative name forthemselves. They will then be taken to the cooking area where the chef will introduce himself and run through the rules and how the challenge takes place.

Teams each receive a “mystery Box”, it is then up to each team to create a 3 course menu. There will be a set time to create each course which is then judged by our Executive Chef and management.

There will be an overall team winner for the day and a chef’s dish of the day.

Pricing is $130.00pp – this includes a glass of Tyrrell’s Moore Creek Wine and our executive chef Emilio’s time to assist with refining your understanding of the art of cookery. If you choose the Master Chef challenge the overall winning team will receive a bottle of Tyrrell’s Moore Creek Sparkling to take home.

Additional beverages can be ordered on the day and paid for by the guests individually or as a group.

The Location of each cooking school will depend on the group’s size, time of day and style of cooking school selected.


Hi Kate,


Thank you for your email with all the photos.

We had a FANTASTIC day!!

All of our staff have raved about their day, they all thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was a great way to kick start their year.

Thank you to all of the wonderful staff that went above and beyond in making our day such as success, nothing was ever too much trouble.

Great job, many thanks.


Tanya Darby 

Muswellbrook Pre School Kindergarten Inc


Dear Kate,


Last night was absolutely wonderful. My whole team was very impressed with the team-building exercise and all of them have said how much fun they had during the evening.

Emilio & Lauren were amazing, very professional and very attentive. Also the apprentice who worked last night was amazing, I feel terrible as I can’t remember his name!

Thank you again for everything – I will definitely be recommending your venue to other colleagues in our company.



Lauren De Luca

Thales Australia


Hi Kate

Thanks again for a great well run conference.  I have received a lot of positive feedback about the conference and in particular the team building even was a hands down success.  All the staff involved in our stay were extremely friendly, professional and courteous.  The conference facilities, restaurants and food were also excellent.
Thanks again to you and the team,

Denise Ody ::   Supply Chain Manager - ANZ
Ingredion ANZ Pty Ltd 


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Location: Cnr Mistletoe Lane & Hermitage Road, Pokolbin NSW 2325
Phone: 02 4998 7288
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