Cooking Classes

Presented by Dwayne Bourke
Executive Chef – Jack Rabbit Vineyard

Intimate.  Fun.  Interactive.  Delicious.  Friendly.

Learn, experience, laugh and feast your way through this series of very special culinary events.  Join one of the region’s most dynamic and talented chefs, Dwayne Bourke as he escorts you on a hands on journey for the senses. 

Winter Warmers
Friday August 2
Embrace the fundamentals of slow cooking.  Rich, hearty braises with contemporary twists on European classics.  Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Fish - the sovereigns of protein rule supreme here.  Warm your soul.  Feed your solstice culinary desires.

Pasta & Risotto
Friday September 6
Knead, roll and revel.  All the tricks, tips & tastes.  Pasta dough.  Ravioli.  Gnocchi.  Fettuccine.  Risotto.  An array of divine sauces.  Ciao Bella!

Successful Dinner Parties
Friday October 18
“Enjoyable” & “entertaining” don’t need to contradict.  Stress free, delicious dining in a class of its own.  Spend more time with friends, not stuck in the kitchen!  Canapés, Entrée, Main, Dessert.   Global influences harmonised to perfection. 

Classic Desserts
Friday November 15
Does it get any better?  Learn classic techniques & recipes, the foundations of wonderful desserts, tarts, brulees & puddings.  Master one of life’s great pleasures, Dessert!
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What to bring
A sharp knife, love of food, healthy appetite and sense of humour!

$150 per person includes:
Glass of Sparkling on arrival
Instruction & ingredients
A sumptuous post class communal feast in the Cellar Door
Perfectly matched wines w. each dish


Yours to keep
Customised Cooking Class Recipe Book
Jack Rabbit Apron
Jack Rabbit Tea Towel
Memories of a magical, hands on culinary experience



Various dates from 2 August 2019 to 15 November 2019

Upcoming dates

06 September 2019, 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM

18 October 2019, 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM

15 November 2019, 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM


  • Leura Park Estate 1400, Portarlington Road


  • Adult: $150.00


  • Catering and/or dining
  • First Aid available
  • Parking available
  • Toilets available
  • Undercover areas
  • Wheelchair accessible



Phone: 0352512223

Associated organisation: Leura Park Estate


Page last updated: Monday, 5 August 2019