“Licensed to Spice” Cooking Classes are held locally in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast. Come and spend a fun morning learning about various cuisines from around the world, in particular about the herbs and spices used in each cuisine. It’s all about the spice! Then, sit down and relax with a beer or a wine over lunch, eating the food that you have prepared and cooked throughout the morning.

Each class takes a maximum of 10 people and participants will be cooking, hands on, in pairs at their own stations. So why not bring a friend and spend a fun-filled morning together. But don’t worry – I will help you pair up with someone if you book on your own.

The class starts at 9:30am and finishes between 2:00pm-2:30pm.

Vicki Taylor is not a professional chef but she IS an excellent teacher and an experienced cook having lived, traveled and worked in many international countries. Vicki’s passion is food, herbs and spices and experimenting with recipes to put her own twist on them. After running her popular spice blending classes for the past four years, Vicki now wants to share her knowledge of some wonderful international cuisines with like-minded people.

Spices, Herbs, Spice Classes
Spices, Herbs, Spice Classes
Spices, Herbs, Spice Classes



Persian (Middle Eastern)

  • Baharat Spice
  • Persian dip with flatbread (using chickpeas)
  • Emperor Rice with chicken (Zereshk Polow)
  • Shah salad, spiced with Sumac (Tomato, Garlic & Cucumber)
  • “King of Kings” Lamb stuffed spiced Aubergine
  • Royal Dessert, finished with Persian Fairy floss

Saturday 16th January 2016 (FULL)

Saturday 7th May 2016


  • Moroccan spiced Dip with chickpea flatbread
  • Spiced Carrot and Orange Salad
  • Chicken Tagine with saffron, Preserved Lemon & olives
  • Moroccan flavoured couscous with Harissa
  • Chermoula Baked Snapper

Saturday 9th April 2016

Saturday 13th August 2016

December date TBA


  • “Ariba” Guacamole with Tortillas
  • “Gracias” Mole chicken with choclate
  • Mexican Mole spice blend
  • Classic Mexican Rice
  • Stuffed peppers with gamba (prawns)
  • ”Inca” chilli chocolate cake

Saturday 13th February 2016

Saturday 24th September 2016

Mediterranean (Turkish/Greek/Italian & Spanish Tapas)

  • Carrot Dip, Turkish style
  • Spiced Lavash
  • Sicilian Chicken Bake
  • Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach & Rice)
  • Manti (Turkish dumplings)
  • Raspberry and rosewater chia desserts with spiced pistachio & coconut crumble

Saturday 26th March 2016

Saturday 9th July 2016

Saturday 15th October 2016

Indian & Sri Lankan

  • Sri Lankan curry spice blend
  • Coconut Sambol
  • Coconut spiced chickpeas
  • Chicken curry Mangalorean style
  • Spinach with coconut and chillies
  • Sri Lankan Dahl

Saturday 23rd January

Saturday 11th June 2016

Saturday 19th November


What the Classes Include:

  1. All ingredients on the day
  2. All cooking equipment
  3. Spice blend to take home
  4. Recipes to take home
  5. Complimentary glass of beer or wine with lunch
  6. Guaranteed fun!

Corporate Packages also available for team building exercises. Please call Vicki on 5491-8870 for options.

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