ONE of Australia’s leading food experience and cooking companies, VictorsFood, has just launched a series of classes aimed at the LGBTI community — and it’s all in the name of fun.
Aptly called The Big Gay Cooking Class series, these classes are a mix of saucy fun and serious food held on a fast-paced Saturday afternoon in Sydney.
“We just thought that it would be a fun thing to do more than anything else,” VictorsFood founder Victor Pisapia said.
“It would also be nice for people from our community to gather and enjoy our company while learning new cooking skills.”
The Big Gay Cooking Class series are split into three different cuisine-themed classes: Indian, Mexican and Australian— all of which also happen to be VictorFood’s most popular themed classes.
“It’s just a way of doing something different,” said Pisapia, who has over four decades of experience as a fine dining chef in the US and Australia.
Each of the two-hour classes are held on separate dates, with the first one — Indian— taking place at the end of May. The classes also include a glass of wine or two (or a margarita for the Mexican class), recipes, and while they’re mostly presentation-based, there’s also some practical aspects so class participants can get “hands on”.
With the Indian Big Gay Cooking Class, participants can spice up their life with an introduction to South Indian curry by the “Love Goddess” Wanitha Tanasingam. Leaning how to create your own delicious, hot Indian dish, class participants will walk away never having to buy another jar of curry sauce or a packet of Pataks again.
On the other hand, the Mexican class is an introduction to “real” Mexican, from roasting spices to making corn tortillas and fresh salsa. Not to mention a margarita.
Finally, the Big Gay Aussie class sees participants learn how to cook with kangaroo meat, paperbark, bush tomatoes, lemon myrtle and more in a class with all the best of local bush tucker.
Classes can be booked as a package or individually. For details, including dates and prices, click here.