Tamborine Cooking School

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Thank you so much for the experience we had at your fantastic class on Saturday. The way you conducted the class from the gentile inclusion of attendees, to delegating tasks, teaching skills and imparting knowledge was relaxed and entertaining. It certainly has inspired me to appreciate Moroccan cuisine and have since stocked up on cardamom pods, coriander seeds and filo.

March 11th, 2014

Many thanks for the wonderful Cooking Class on Wednesday, Kerrin and I had a great time! Our families are very keen for us to try out some of the recipes after reading the collection we prepared. It was also good fun to meet so many interesting people and enjoy conversation, together with  delicious food and wine around your dining table, in your beautiful home, with magnificent views all around. Thank you for looking after us all so well.  The whole experience really was such a special treat.

March 2nd, 2014

The girls and I had a wonderful day with you on Friday. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed learning the skills to prepare a restaurant quality Italian menu! Thank you for giving us the opportunity and welcoming us into your beautiful home.

July 25th, 2013

Thank you so much for making my day really special. It was sensational from start to finish. Everything was great, the food, the environment and attention to detail was unsurpassed. The girls are still raving about it, and I will have it in my memories forever. You guys rock.

July 13th, 2013

I have been meaning to email to say thanks for the lesson the other week, Mark and I thouroughly enjoyed ourselves. Mark made the Moroccan prawns and did the Lamb cutlets over the weekend, our friends were very impressed! I will keep an eye on the upcoming courses and hopefully book in for another one soon.

Thanks again for a great day!!

Jenny & Mark
October 3rd, 2012

Hi Terri,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for sharing your beautiful home to help us create the most delicious Spanish meal! I’m still full thinking about it!!  Will be creating some of those tapas style dished this weekend.  Thanks once again – we had the perfect Mothers Day ..3 months later!!


Tracey, Jackie, Gayle, Connie and Mel (3.8.17)

Hello Terri




Thank you once again for a superb cooking class! We absolutely loved it.


We pick up little hints here and there and the recipes are so easy to follow.

Hi Terri,
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for sharing your beautiful home to help us create the most delicious Spanish meal! I’m still full thinking about it!! Will be creating some of those tapas style dished this weekend. Thanks once again – we had the perfect Mothers Day ..3 months later!!
Tracey, Jackie, Gayle, Connie and Mel

Thank you for your patience and for letting us into your home to experience the wonderful cooking classes and eating the delicious food afterwards.


Thank you to your husband for doing such a good job behind the scenes!


Hope to see you again. Megan and Kathy want to do a French class which will be great!


Kind Regards

Wendy (32.3.2017)

Hi Terri,

I just wanted to send you an email to thank you so much for your spanish class on Sunday, it really made our trip to the coast and my friends and I thought you were the most lovely friendly and informative person so thank you. We have definitely shared our experiences both with my aunt in brisbane and our friends and hope they get a chance to go along to a class one day. We even made the prune goats cheese and prosciutto sticks for our family before we left so you have been very inspiring. Thanks again.

Allison, Brett, Jesse and Jared (From Cairns) 24,2,2017


Hi Terri,


I am so very glad that they left such a good impression. You should know that they have only just returned from the conference this morning, and all they wanted to tell me about was the fantastic experience they had at your school. There was unanimous feedback that it was the best team building experience they had ever had.
Thank you very much for sending those recipes. I have had two people call to make sure I forward them through!
You should be very proud of what you have built. The guys could not speak of you and your school highly enough.
Kindest regards,

Hi Terri


I joined you for your Greek class a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.  From the yummy rhubarb cake on welcome to the final lunch, it was a terrific 4 hours. I picked up some neat tips too – particularly the garlic in oil.


The outside is a credit to David. As we are on acreage, I know what is involved.


Finally, I’ve suggested your school to my neighbour who is looking for a cooking school experience as a gift, so you might see another “Beechmontian” at some stage!


Thanks again,

Sue (28.8.2016)

Dear Terri and Crew,
Thank you so much for such a well organised gathering yesterday for my team. Naturally organising something for a diverse group of people can be daunting, but I needn’t have worried. Your place is magnificent, the food delicious and everyone had a great time. I will be back soon with my friends.
Kind Regards
Penny (19/8/2016)

Hi Terri,
I had such a lovely time at your place on Saturday. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and sharing your beautiful home and garden with us, as well as the fun of learning some new things in the kitchen. I loved the duck and prune dish and the chocolate mousse is the best I’ve ever had!

I bought some rhubarb and avocadoes from the place you recommended. The avocadoes are still ripening. I cooked up the rhubarb and it tastes delicious but it has a very strong chalky texture. Do you know what causes that? Is it something I did wrong?

May I have the recipe for the rhubarb slice you made for us for Morning Tea, please?

Do you have a custard recipe that you like for piping into the choux pastries?

Thank you Terri.
Thanks to your mum, Joan, for all her work washing up after us! It certainly adds the enjoyment of the experience not having to wash up after yourself!!

Thanks too to your husband who met us at the gate and helped us get away safely. It was a lovely day from beginning to end. God put on a picture perfect beautiful day so that we could appreciate the view to top it all off!

Louise (2.8.2016)

Dear Terri and staff,

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your class on the weekend, we loved the shortcuts you showed us to make Italian food easy to prepare at home. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Thank you for fitting us in on short notice.

Kind Regards.

Bronwyn and David. (17.6.2016)

Hi Terri
Just a quick note to thank you for our fabulous cooking class last weekend.
It was great fun and the day was just perfect. Good company and amazing food….nothing better.


Hi Terri,


I wanted to thank you for what has been an amazing day at your cooking school last week. It was a pleasure to meet you and your passion for local produce, good food and cooking in general was very inspiring and admirable. I have certainly learned a lot and you have inspired me to use more local produce in my own cooking.

Kind regards

Chelsea (25.2.2016)


Dear Terri,

Thank You!

Thank You!

We really enjoyed the Spanish Tapas Cooking Class. Our plan is to enjoy many more.

Cheers Dawn and Robin. (10.2.16)

Hi Terri,


Just thought I would give you some feedback on your weekend French cooking class. 


Thank you for referring Libby Timmins to us for accommodation.  They were all very excited about the class and couldn’t speak more highly of their day.  They were very impressed that you went to a special effort to include their request for gluten free.


It is nice to know you are pleasing your customers.


Cheers  Teena


A very big thank you to you and your darling mum June, for making Dave’s birthday surprise cooking class last weekend an absolute success and a most enjoyable day for all.

Everyone in the group really enjoyed the experience in the kitchen and opened their minds up to trying a few different dishes.  Colin made the risotto the next day!  We were impressed with the pizzas and confirms that you don’t need a pizza stone or pizza oven to produce gourmet pizzas.


Thank you Terri for the lovely morning my daughter and I spent at your beautiful home, learning some French cooking skills and sampling your gorgeous cooking!

I  just want to let you know that we invited the family for a “French Meal” last weekend and we cooked every dish you showed us except the “Snapper en Papillote” (We simply ran out of steam and time)

Our dinner party was a great personal success for us, as we swallowed our fear and misgivings and tackled the quail, the souflee and the Crepes Suzette, the Pissalardiere, the Pate and Salade Cherve.

Our souflee was not as high as yours (of course) but it was very light and delicious and since our guests had not seen your masterpiece, they didn’t know any better. We were just delighted that it tasted so good. Next time we will put more mixture into each ramikin! Maybe that will make it look bigger?????????

We had a bad moment with the orange sauce for the crepes. We melted the sugar in the pan but it turned to instant sugary toffee when we added the orange juice. What did we do wrong???

I hate to confess that we quickly threw away the toffee lump, added more castor sugar to the hot juice, stirred til it melted , added the butter and served with orange segments. Nobody realised that it wasn’t right (except us!! ) It tasted good!

All in all, we had a lovely evening, felt quite “good” about our new skills, and sang your praises all night. I hope your ears were tingling with pride!!!! We hope to do another course next year and bring some of the males in the family, who love to cook.

Thank you a thousand times for such an enjoyable day, for your brilliance, for your wonderful organisation that made everything such a pleasure, instead of a chore, and for your very gracious hospitality

Hi Terri


Just want to say a massive thank you for taking care of my group today. They all came back super happy and were raving about their experience .


Thank you so much. If any official feedback comes through I’ll pass it on as Google generally do a post event survey. Initial feedback is fantastic though!


Kind regards



Hi Terri


Thank you so much for yesterday the cooking class was so good

we both had such a good day

It was so good for Lorraine that was about the second time she has been out

sense Sept when she had a double mastectomy because of cancer yesterday was the

best I have seen her in months she had such a good time and can not wait to try out

her new cooking skills I can see a French dinner party coming up real soon

All the people there were so nice it was a real fun day

Thank you once again from us both

I have attended three classes with Terri and each class has been awesome. Each time I am impressed with how Terri manages to teach us so many different dishes, explaining every aspect without anybody feeling overwhelmed. With each class I take away with me not only amazing recipes but an understanding of so many cooking fundamentals that I’ve never seen explained e.g. how to fold in whipped egg whites, how to make a white sauce properly… These fundamentals have benefited so many of my other recipes.

I’m all about the food and sitting down to a spectacular meal of the food you’ve just cooked with a nice glass of wine looking out over Terri’s garden and view of the valley is the perfect way to finish each class.

I can’t wait for the upcoming classes I’ve signed up for and have no reservation in recommending these classes to any of my friends and family.

Regards Chris (15/11/2014)


Dear Terri

I just wanted to say thank-you for having us to your Moroccan Class last Thursday we really enjoyed it.

I also wanted to say congratulations on running such a professional, well organised, hands on, informative, educational and fun cooking school. You provided an interesting array of tastes incorporating great tips and methods and anyone attending could not go home uninspired.

Well done and I am so thrilled the Mountain has such a high calibre cooking school, I will certainly pass the word around.

Cheers (20/11/2014)


To Terri,
Many thanks for a lovely day yesterday. I really ejoyed the wonderful French cusine and am inspired to have a go. I think choux pastry will be my first effort.

I am looking forward to booking another class soon

Thanks again, Lynn. (1/11/2014)


★★★★★ Hello to all who are thinking of enjoying a visit to Tamborine Cooking school. I along with 31 of my friends had a fabulous day last Thursday 16th October 2014 and would recommended you give it a try without question one of the best day our group have ever had thanks to Terri, David & June. Fabulous food,views and the gardens just a all round perfect day. Thank you Judith on behalf of The Sutherland Old Boys

Thanks Terri,


We had a great time, the team building was a success .. And the mandarins were delicious!!


Thanks once again !!!!


hi Terri,

Thank you so much for opening up your beautiful property to us. We loved every minute of our day, your teaching, the delicious food and your magnificent garden and view. We will be back next year with the whole family.

Thanks from Maria. xxx,


My parents no longer need ‘things’ as birthday presents because they have everything they need. So I spend a lot of time looking for unusual ways to treat them. This is why I took my mum to tambourine cooking school for her birthday and I couldn’t have picked a better experience. The house/school is BEAUTIFUL!! And Terri and her helpers are so incredibly welcoming and friendly. The cooking isn’t too difficult and if you’re a bit scared like me you can do more watching than participating and still enjoy the finished product! The day for us was a fifty fifty split with about 2 hours watching and cooking then the following 2 hours enjoying lunch served to the table by Terri herself while we all relax and chat with the others attending the class. We were fortunate to have a very interesting mix if people at the table which meant that we had good conversation, amazing food, lovely local wine and an incredible view! Cannot recommend this experience more highly!


Hi Terri


Just a little note to thank you for the fabulous Cooking School Experience with you last Saturday.  It was sensational and I haven’t stopped raving about this to friends and family and look forward to trying some of the recipe’s at home.



Kind regards

Hi Terri

Thank you for a lovely cooking experience at our Australian Cooking Class yesterday.  Everything was just great.  Your relaxed and professional manner made us feel comfortable.

We are inspired to use more herbs to enhance the flavours of our meals.

I remembered how I found out about your classes.  I read an article in the Bulletin or our local newspaper on the Coast.

Thanks again.

Kind regards Judy