“Our aim is to inspire a culinary revolution… A journey that transcends borders, boundaries and generations to reignite a passion for the culinary arts. Tradition meets innovation in every recipe, class and cuisine uniquely tailored to awaken your inner chef”

Kids' Cooking Classes

Do you have a culinary genius on your hands? Or just after a class to inspire a creativite, fun and educational time for your little one? The culinary school can provide both in our specialty kids classes tailored to your mini chef in regular classes or holiday packages

Cooking Classes

Join us on our culinary journey. Our classes are designed to teach tradition and inspire innovation.

Video Recipes

The Culinary School is producing an exciting range of video recipies on site to make life easier for every chef in and out of our kitchen! Follow us on our socials to get the latest updated content plus exciting guest appearances from a few familiar faces in the Culinary word!

Group Bookings

Bring a group of family or friends for a fun-filled time at The Culinary School! Our group programs ensure a comfortable environment for you to learn, upskill and enjoy!

Our Story

“The Culinary School is the personal culmination of 15 years in the hospitality industry. Growing up in Sydney’s Western suburbs I was exposed to a cultural smorgasbord of cuisine, which lined the streets of Punchbowl, similar to what I would see in my mother country. Coming from Lebanese parents who migrated here after the war, the connection between culture and cuisine was deeply embedded into my identity from a young age. I opened my first restaurant at 20 years old and sold it a year later armed with a new perception on the culinary world. I learnt that each recipe had a story, a past, an identity tied to a tradition, it represented a people and a place, all had uncertain futures and a troubling present and for some a cautionary warning.

I studied traditions and how the political histories of certain foods influenced its very birth. Everything can be tied back to culture, and the richness of culture reflects the history of the food, without proper knowledge of its origins, we are denying a part of our identity.

This is why we focus on teaching the foods of the past the way they were first taught, only until we truly understand their origins can we innovate tradition, it is only out of my deep respect for culinary history and the generations that pioneered them, do we strive to maintain a cultural tie, keeping the link alive for our youth and those after them.”

– Bashar Krayem

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