Mel Alafaci

Mel Alafaci


Award winning African-Australian chef and cooking school owner is now available for public speaking, presentations and TV show offers. Read More on

Brisbane's Best Loved Cooking School

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Choose Your Culinary Adventure

Team Building

Celebrate a win, rebuild team relationships, reward clients, add value to your conference, or welcome new employees with an interactive cooking challenge, full of fun and laughter.

Cooking Classes

We offer a wide range of cooking classes with many styles of cuisine. Enjoy helping to prepare the food and joining in the cooking process with a skilled chef by your side. The best way to learn.

Chef's Skills Course

Brisbane’s only comprehensive 6 week Chef Skills Course. All skill levels from beginners to advanced. Hands on, interactive cookery course designed for those with a passion for cooking. Learn every skill you need to know.

Private Events

The perfect venue for your next private event. If you’re celebrating an event with family, friends or work colleagues then choose one of our classes or we can help you plan a special event just for you.

Spectacular Paella

SPECTACULAR SPANISH…WHO WANTS TO MAKE LAZY BUT PERFECT PAELLA. Spectacular Paella made easy (Serves 6-8) 1 large onion finely sliced 3-6 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons olive oil pinch saffron threads, soak in 30ml boiling hot water, allow to seep 1 teaspoon turmeric 1...

Ever so glamorous Mac and Cheese, my sons recipe.

Ingredients   Makes enought for 6-8 people ( my son makes this huge batch so he has meals for the next few days...clever lad!)   125g butter 100 g plain flour 1 liter milk 200g grated cheese 3 ml salt ground pepper to taste 500g macaroni pasta dried  ...

The Inspired Chef – My journey with truffles. My journey with food.

The inspired Chef I am so terribly excited. I am so terribly inspired. Which is why I was awake at 4am eager to get typing!  How to feel alive again There is nothing like a little trip away to reset the buttons and make you feel alive again.  It doesn't have to be...