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Team Building Activities

Our commercial-grade kitchens will make your next Team Building activity the event of the year. With space to hold as little as 10 guests for your executive team or up to 70 guests – bring the whole company for a fully interactive cooking class.

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Your Personal Special Event

Are you celebrating a birthday, a special day, getting your friends together for your Book Club night? We’re here to provide you with an intimate and fun experience. Hands-on cooking class with real tips to take home to your kitchen. Eat what you cook, plenty of food, and all lead by our amazing Chefs.

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Brisbane Team Building Activities

Fun and Laughter For Your Event!


Vanilla Zulu offers 2 and 3 hour culinary packages where your team will work together and learn to cook delicious food and learn new skills.



 Like a little competition? Ask about our Masterchef and Mystery Box challenges.
With a Licensed Bar on site, our Brisbane Cooking School offers everything you need to build your team and reach your goals.
Vanilla Zulu cooking classes are the perfect way to host your team building event or private celebration. Our fully interactive classes are there to celebrate your wins, build strong team relationships, reward clients, add value to your conference or celebrate your special event.

We offer fun and competitive options including Masterchef Cook Off, Mystery Box Challenges, Nailed it and Amazing Race. Let us know a little bit about your group and we’ll help you build the right event.
Vanilla Zulu is Brisbane’s biggest and most popular team building venue! We specialise in bringing your team together. With teams joined in groups of 4-5 across our cooking stations, this is the perfect way to get to know each other.

Conveniently located in our new venue at 92 Commercial Road Teneriffe. Corporate sessions can be run on weekdays, evenings or weekends.

Complete our enquiry form now to get the ball rolling on your next team session. 

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Special Events

Are you celebrating a birthday, a special day, getting your friends together for your Book Club night? We’re here to provide you with an intimate and fun experience. Hands on cooking class with real tips to take home to your kitchen. Eat what you cook, plenty of food and all lead by our amazing Chefs.
With as little as 10 in your group or up to 70 guests for your big night out, Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures cooking school is the perfect venue for your next event. We love hosting all sorts of groups, including:

    • Birthdays
    • Private Dining
    • Christmas parties – corporate and family events
    • Sporting team celebrations
    • Cheese & Wine Evenings
    • Mothers groups

We really are limited only by your imagination. Why not book a fun competitive cook-off between you and your guests? Or just have an interactive dinner party for your next celebration. We can even give you a mystery box of ingredients and you can feel like the stars of your own cooking show!

The unique 208 sqm function room/open kitchen creates a superb setting for any event and includes the use of our lovely courtyard right outside the door. We can cater for up to 70 people, with a selection of larger venues on hand for greater numbers.

“Vanilla Zulu has a fully licensed Bar with Gin Cocktails”

We would be delighted to design specific menus or tailor any of the existing packages to suit your group’s special requirements. So please contact us to start organising your special event today.

At a glance:

      • 2hr and 3hr Packages
      • Events can be held on weekdays, evenings or weekends.
      • Conveniently located in the trendy suburb of Teneriffe, Brisbane
      • Minimum 10 guests, maximum 70
      • No BYO, we have a fully licensed Bar with Gin Cocktails.
      • Bar Tabs available for group bookings.

For more details download our Information Pack.

Complete our Enquiry Form now to get the ball rolling on your next team session.

Here are some Testimonials…

The whole experience was a dream from start to finish. Mel was so accommodating of our fussy eaters and last minute changes. And on the night, Mel was so witty, entertaining and engaging. The Spanish Feast that was created was delicious and abundant. The whole group had a fantastic night. I would highly recommend Vanilla Zulu for a work function or Christmas Party.

 Thank you again.


Office Manager, Marquis Macadamias

“We hosted our top selling agents to a cooking class and formal lunch with Mel and the Vanilla Zulu team. From the get go, Mel was vibrant, enthusiastic, educational, always professional and hilarious – she broke down all barriers so that complete strangers were chatting and laughing along as they cooked their way to culinary mastery. So much better than just another ‘fancy lunch’!”

Hal, Brisbane Sales, Singapore Airlines


Singapore Airlines

Hi Mel

It was so good to have you in last week, thank you so much.

Feedback was fantastic.  Your delivery was so relatable and humorous.  You kept it going at pace too so it didn’t get boring.  Getting people interacting is always hard but that’s normal, I think they were just happy to learn from you!!


Nova 106.9FM

Hi Mel

We had a wonderful time yesterday – simply can’t thank you enough.

There are five of us on the Social Committee and yes, yesterday was ‘my baby’.    I usually need Valium because from experience we can’t please everyone…definitely not the case yesterday, could not have asked for a better experience.    You’re so lovely!



Our Nandos team members were able to bring their passion for amazing food to life with a little help from Mel’s culinary bling.. The experience was so good, Mel returned to deliver an amazing open-air cooking school event for 360 delegates at the Nando’s conference.


We had such a great time and Mel was very welcoming, relaxed and full of information.. We all loved it, plus we got to eat our creations afterward. I would highly recommend Vanilla Zulu to anyone with any level of cooking expertise, no one would feel out of their depth, be it an experienced cook or a tentative beginner.  Thanks Mel!

Minor DKL Food Group

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the Fantastic Cooking class we participated in with Mel Alafaci  at Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures.
Travel Associates invited a number of clients to the Event.
The variety of delicious dishes we cooked was simply amazing  and we picked up so many wonderful tips. What better mix some incredible cooking from different parts of the world using wonderful fresh ingredients and talking about travel. Presenter and Chef, Mel Alafaci is so enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable, skilled and full of personality. She has the ingredients to make for a magic wonderful experience for all.
I highly recommend signing up for a class at Vanilla Zulu Culinary Adventures – you won’t be disappointed. All the participants enjoyed the class immensely.
Thanks a bunch  Mel.”
April 2019
Sharyn B

Travel Associates

Engaging, hilarious, informative, and relaxed. Mel and team were completely open to customizing the format of the night to suit our numbers and style of entertainment we wanted to provide to our clients for our Christmas party with them. Two weeks later, I still have people coming back to me saying how much they enjoyed it. It’s definitely set the bar for us. Walked away with a whole lot of knowledge, a very happy team, and an outstanding meal. We couldn’t recommend the team at Vanilla Zulu enough.

Jackson Van Maanen - Leap Agency

After tossing up various options, our team decided to celebrate Christmas this year with a cooking class at Vanilla Zulu Cooking School. We were welcomed by a team of very friendly and attentive cooking instructors, picked up some great cooking tips and by the end of the night, everyone was on the verge of a food coma from the generous portions of delicious food prepared and served. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great staff party idea, or simple looking to have some fun! I later returned to do Mel’s amazing 6 week Chef’s Skills Course.

Robert Zhang - Alderley Dental

The cooking session was extremely entertaining, cheeky and well-rehearsed… Mel ensured the team bonded well and everyone from the team are now asking when can we go back! – Queensland Fire and Rescue Service
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service

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