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New Online Cooking Classes Available.

Vanilla Zulu team building activities are the perfect way to celebrate a win, rebuild team relationships, reward clients, add value to your conference, or welcome new employees…

  • Your team build can be tailored to your needs
  • Teams hands-on working together
  • Creating delicious meals to enjoy
  • Large range of menus
  • Catering for all dietary needs
  • Licensed bar available
  • Fully Air-Conditioned


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Ignite your company’s team spirit with an interactive cooking challenge or just a private dining event. 

Your team building event can be tailor-made to suit your needs and ensure your objectives are met.

Our very popular Master Chef Cook off, Mystery Box Challenge, Nailed It & our Amazing Race Culinary Adventures are just a taste of what we can do.

Vanilla Zulu has a fully equipped meeting and functions venue, with capacity for up to 100 people. We also have access to a range of wonderful alternative venues to cater for larger groups. Alternatively, we can come to you!

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.

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,


December 2020


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!

April 2019



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.

May 2015


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!

May 2017

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.

December 2017

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.


August 2018

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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Team Building Information

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