Cooking with Kelly is a real treat. Her love of ‘farm to fork’ eating began early in her career when she trained at the internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School Organic Farm and Gardens in Ireland. After two series working on River Cottage Australia with Paul, her experience and technique in developing and teaching delicious recipes that encapsulate the values of the show is second to none.
Curiously, it was in the well-equipped galleys of Superyachts where her culinary career took off, travelling the world for 14 years as the private chef to some of the world’s most influential people.
Before joining the River Cottage family and returning to what she describes as her culinary home, Kelly worked on major television cooking shows including Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules, Better Homes and Gardens, The Great Australian Bake Off and Destination Flavour. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School.
In 2014 Keo Films asked her to establish and run the River Cottage Australia Cookery School, which perfectly combines her passion for food with her natural talent for teaching.
Where is this class held?
The River Cottage Australia farm is located in Central Tilba, approximately 5 hours south from Sydney, 7.5 hours from Melbourne and 3 hours from Canberra. There's a sign on the front gate. Cooking takes place inside the River Cottage Australia kitchen with scenic views of the farm.
Do Paul and the other teachers live in Tilba?
Yes, Paul is currently living in Tilba, while the other teachers live in Tilba and the surrounding area.
How much is it?
Standard cooking classes start at $225 and include everything and a few take home treats.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the farm?
You can drive and park on location, but remember to open and close the farm gates.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring farm boots or gumboots and covered comfortable shoes for working in the kitchen. No thongs or sandals. Please also bring an apron and a cooler bag/esky to take home some produce.
How big are the classes?
Classes are limited to a maximum 12 per class. Please book early to avoid dissapointment.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?