I offer fun and affordable cooking classes and photography and styling workshops from my home in Eaglehawk Neck. I can also adapt my workshops to teach in other venues- please get in contact to discuss. I am a trade qualified chef with over 20 years experience in commercial kitchens and I love sharing my professional skills and passion for wholesome, local, seasonal food. The price is for the workshop or class and you are welcome to stay for lunch and enjoy the cooking or props! It is nice to hear past attendees of workshops I have cooked for would come back just for the food!!!

Ellie Emmett organise, hosted and catered for a food styling and photography workshop I attended a few years ago, and did an outstanding job,

Being a highly experienced chef with many years of experience under her belt, she is also a passionate exponent of the paddock to plate lifestyle which is made simple and is so logical when you consider that she lives on the Tasman Peninsula where she makes full use of some of Tasmania’s top produce which is grown there and she has a fisherman for a husband who provides her with the freshest of ingredients direct from the sea.

We had a vegan amongst our group, which was not a problem at all for Ellie. The tomato roasted with thyme, white bean and polenta tart we lunched on was stunning, as was the freshly baked bread (for mopping up those delicious juices), the perfectly cooked octopus, Greek style salad and roast baby carrot and pumpkin salad

It’s a cliché to say it, but I’d do a similar course just for the food… if Ellie was cooking!”

Helen Ellis, Hobart Hospitality Extraordinaire and Food Reviewer, Rita’s Bite 

Ellie’s food is exquisite and well excecuted-octopus to die for-and she makes a mean G&T too!

Sarah Carless, Workshop participent 2015

Phone Photography and Food styling:


I can teach my workshops in other venues such as workplaces and schools please read and download the attached brochure Eloise Emmett Brochure_workshop
Check out the post about the most recent phone photography and Food styling workshop 20th May. This workshop is suitable for the BUSY food business manager, chef or employee from a cafe, bar, pub, restaurant, hotel, food manufacturing or foodies and fitness food bloggers, who want to make big improvements on their food photos for social media, RIGHT NOW.  Suitable for those who want to improve their social media content on the go, but are not quite ready, or not quite sure if they need to, take that big leap up into purchasing all the expensive camera and editing gear, and then commit the time to actually learn how to use it all correctly.

This workshop will cover:

*sourcing props and backgrounds
*food styling
*editing on your phone
*photography with your phone- bring your DSLR along too if you have one, I am sure you will still learn plenty here!!

There will be lots of delicious food and props to photograph.


DATES: Monday 12th November Campo de Flori -Huon Valley

Seafood cooking Workshop

10 am to 12.30 Pm $95 for the class. Please stay for lunch after the class to try the cooking until 2.30 PM
Join me in my kitchen at home, to learn about cooking seafood. Depending on what is best and freshest on the day, I will Prepare and cook beautiful Tasmanian Seafood such as Mussels, oysters, octopus and fish into delicious dishes for weeknight meals and special occasions, and discuss all sorts of ways to cook seafood. We will prepare hand made pasta and prepare one of my most popular dishes from The Mussel Boys restaurant days and now popular in Seafood Everyday and popular in home kitchens: Mussels with fettuccine, capers, cream and prosciutto.  Limited spots, small group maximum 8

UPCOMING DATES: coming back in 2019 please email me your interest so you are the first to know new dates!!

Game meat cooking Workshop

 10am -12.30PM. $120 for the class. Please stay for lunch after the class until 2.30 PM to taste the cooking

Join me in my kitchen at home and I will teach you how to prepare and cook games meats, depending on what is freshest and best at the time, such as Quail, Wallaby, Rabbit, Venison and goat and discuss all ways to cook Game meats in weekday meals and special occasion dinners. Please stay for lunch after the class until 2.30 PM to taste the cooking

UPCOMING DATES: Sunday 7th October


Bread Baking 

Join me in my kitchen at home to bake some delicious bread!
We will discuss all types of bread baking in a domestic situation and how to bake the best breads you can for your family.
we will make:
beautiful baguettes to accompany a meal.
Fruit bread
scrolls, easy to bake and freeze for easy packed lunches
Home made Pizza
We will discuss sour dough baking and how I bake it at home. I will have some sourdough on the go at the different stages, but sourdough can not be made in this 3 hour class.

UPCOMING DATES: coming in 2019 please email me interest so you are the first to know of the new dates!!

Party and event planning Workshop

I love planning a party, sometimes I think I get more enjoyment form my children parties then they do! I have 25 years of hospitality and catering experience at this workshop I will show you how to plan a fun and stress free event or party. We will discuss:
* menu creation, sourcing produce, when to shop, what to prep and how to serve
*how much food to prepare for different events and how to calculate what you need to buy and prepare so you have enough without wastage
*drinks to provide
*invitations and when to send invitations
* menu creation and how to serve
*table setting
*I will teach you how cook a stress free delicious seasonal and local 3 course “dinner party style” lunch

UPCOMING DATES: 2nd December 10am-12pm please stay after the class until 2.30PM for lunch

***Earn yourself a spot in this workshop by completing my 30 day Eloise Emmett cooking challenge -starting October 15!!



*once booked you can transfer your spot to someone else please email me the details. Refunds will not be given for cancellations.

I am looking at more dates for workshops, with my family and business commitments it is hard to find dates in my schedule to offer at this stage only ONE OR TWO a month is all I can fit in. Workshops I am planning are: Bread Baking, meal planning and more seafood and game meats. Please get in contact with your interest in any workshops and make sure you are signed up to my website so you are the first to know when I list new workshops.