Testimonials - Elizabeth Peddey Melbourne

Our Student Stories

"I am a lover of food but not cooking, and Liz manages to create a warm learning environment that makes you understand the joy of cooking. She intuitively allows you to appreciate what you already know about cooking and effortlessly builds on that knowledge."

JO, 26 years - CARLTON

"This is not your stock standard cooking class but a learning experience…(it) has really given me confidence and renewed interest in cooking the right way! Thank you Elizabeth!"


"I could not have asked for a better environment in which to learn new skills and change my overall attitude towards cooking.  I greatly enjoyed the experience and can’t thank you enough for your positivity, patience and kindness."


"I had the pleasure of attending one of Elizabeth's cooking classes in Pisciotta, Italy this summer.  Fantastic morning shopping for ingredients at the market and then preparing a delicious lunch.  All of us then sat down to eat our wonderful food enjoyed with a glass of local wine. I can't recommend this experience highly enough - favoloso !"


"Elizabeth’s incredible authentic Italian cooking class was amazing. A great first hand experience in the delicate simplicity of Italian cooking. Would recommend to anyone willing to understand more about the tastes of the Italian cuisine."

GEORGE, 27 years - NYC USA

"I wanted more confidence in the kitchen and I got it! My family are very impressed! I highly recommend. I’ll be back!"

LOU, 58 years - ELWOOD

"Hi Elizabeth.  Last night I cooked the lamb and ratatouille along with roasted potatoes for 6 of us and it was such a huge success!!!! My mother-in-law was raving about it all and everyone adored the lamb!"


"I just want to thank you for such a wonderful evening of gastronomy and learning!  You made it fun and the girls all individually said how much they enjoyed the night…So much better than sitting around in a restaurant.  Looking forward to Christmas day!"

JEN, 55 years - ARMADALE

"I’ve learnt so much from you! I made the most beautiful chicken stock ever, I even bought the chicken from the butcher. How wonderful to have the equipment that I need, emerging knowledge, and for the first time - curiosity about how to create good meals.  I’m very grateful for your support and guidance as I find my way."

SARA, 45 years - ELWOOD

"Thanks so much for today. I enjoyed every minute. Everyone loved the help-yourself concept and the great food. My son even ate a pear!! A definite winner with the Hubby and my cousin asking for leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I can't wait for next week! "

JO, 40 years - YARRA VALLEY

"Just a quick note to let you know that the lamb curry was a triumph!  My friends were shocked and impressed in equal measure. Thank you again for such a fun day yesterday.  I genuinely loved it and can’t wait to build my kitchen confidence."


"Hi Liz, just wanted to say thanks for a lovely day! Super well organised and knowledge now to make great bread... don't think it will take long for the word to spread!"

MATT, 58 years - MT MACEDON

"Elizabeth, A wonderful evening! Thank you. I have guests on Wednesday evening and will be shopping for the Ocean Trout on Monday. What a treat. A very special evening for Philippa and I."

HEATHER, 55 years

"Thank you so much for a lovely morning at the market and for these recipes! Very much appreciated.  I hope you had a gorgeous lunch and I will see you at one of your sourdough classes soon."