Create with award winning local chefs & mixologists
Classes & Courses
Happy Yum Tum Cooks
So Much More Than Just a Cooking Class
Your Cure for “Bored in the house”
Dial into an action-packed, exciting and interactive cooking session. You won’t have a boring moment even if you haven’t left the safety of your home in days. Learn something new while having fun.
Level-Up Your Cheffing Skills
Your instructors are Australia’s top chefs and mixologists from some of the best restaurants and bars in Melbourne and Sydney. They’re opening up their book of secrets to share with you their claim-to-fame signature dishes.
Your Lockdown Socialisation Fix
Get your social game on – join 4 other people and your instructor for an interactive Cooking party. Have your questions answered instantly! Mix it up with your own tips and friendly banter.
Support Aussie Hospitality Staff
In a time when hospitality staff have been hit hard your talented instructors get to keep 75% of the proceeds from bookings. When it’s over, you can go over to their restaurant or bar and make them indulge your senses!
How it Works
1. Choose a Lesson / Course
Learn to recreate amazing signature dishes with chef’s tips and tricks in cooking classes. Dial-up the fun with cocktail-making classes led by creative mixologists.
Keen for more? Enrol in a course for an immersive learning experience. You’ll find recipes from around the world. Some classes are suitable for vegans and vegetarians too.
2. BYO Ingredients
Yum Tum’s instructors have created detailed recipe notes and shopping lists to make the class easy and fun for novice cooks. All ingredients are normally easily available in your local supermarket or fruit & veg shop.
If you have any special dietary needs, your instructors will help you find substitute ingredients. The shopping list will be sent to you as soon as you book for a class or course.
3. Live Interactive Cooking
Follow step-by-step instructions via Zoom Video Meeting. The live and interactive classes are designed for home cooks with different experience levels. Our instructors have trained the next generation of chefs so they know how to keep pace with everyone.
Ask them questions as they come up or get them to repeat an instruction live. Share your own hot tips and banter with your “classmates”.
Choose Your Culinary Adventure
4 – 5 Classes Per Course
Ideal for proficient home cooks who want to learn more about techniques and new ingredients.
Courses are conducted over 4 – 5 weeks for a deep and immersive learning experience.
Small class sizes of 4 students for maximum attention from the instructor.
Classes are held on a fixed day and time based on the instructor’s availability.
Cocktail & Cooking Classes
60 – 90 Minutes of Live Interaction
Never feel bored again. Learn something new with friends, family and other cooking enthusiasts.
Classes are paced to suit novice home cooks.
Interact with your fellow cooks and your instructor live on video. Make it more fun. Bring along your favourite bevvie!
Classes can be tailored for special dietary preferences.
People Are Having Fun With Yum Tum
Nadia’s Cocktail Night-In With Her Girlfriends
Nadia and her besties from Sydney & Melbourne learned to make Thai inspired cocktails from award-winning mixologist Paolo of Eau De Vie.
“Such a great way to see my besties who I haven’t seen in months! Who knew we could create something special together and toast a few to good ol’ times.”
Julia’s Interstate Birthday Celebration
Julia was looking for something interesting to do for her birthday. She wanted to celebrate with her friends from WA, NSW and Victoria.
“It was honestly the most fun birthday I’ve had. Cooking with Ernesto was amazing. He is a brilliant teacher and chef! I laughed so much and feel like I even made a friend. What could be better than that!?”
Murray & Claire’s Family Baking Adventure
Murray and Claire were stuck at home with a 3-year old 5-year old. They got everyone in the kitchen to make an authentic “Eton Mess” from scratch, with chef Lotta.
“After weeks of being stuck at home due to the lockdown, the kids said this was the best thing they’ve done so far. They invited their cousins in Perth to do it at the same time which made it extra fun!”
Mary’s Romantic Date Night with a Glass of Barolo
Mary and her partner were looking for a fun activity for a date night for a few weeks when they came across Yum Tum. They booked a Gnocchi Alla Sorrentino lesson with chef Fabio.
“I’ve been to in-person lessons in the past as a romantic activity. However, there were over 10 other couples. It was quite expensive for the overall experience. We did a Yum Tum date night last week where my partner and I learnt how to make the most delicious fluffy Gnocchi from scratch. Our Italian chef Fabio teleported us to Sorrento! It was a magical experience”
Natalie Becomes a Master Fermenter
Natalie was looking at books, online recipes and videos to advance her knowledge in fermentation and preservation. Yum Tum connected her to a master fermenter chef for 1-on-1 classes.
“I’ve been wanting to learn advanced techniques such as fermentation and preservation for months now. I’ve been to physical cooking lessons in the past. But I found that over time they become extremely expensive! Across 5 in-depth lessons with a private chef from Yum Tum, I learnt advanced fermentation techniques that I would have never learnt from books or a video!”
Angela Bonds With New Daughter-in-Law Across Continents
Recently married Ankita (Sydney) wanted to spend some quality time with her mum-in-law Angela in London, UK. But with no flights in or out they bonded over a cooking class.
“We were a thousand miles apart. But we created a wonderful dish together. [We] learnt a lot of amazing things from our enthusiastic chef Emmanuel and ate our dinner together! YumTum has literally brought our family together through their innovative cooking lessons.”
Meet Some of Your Instructor Chefs
Chef Ernesto Circiello
Seen at Fred’s, Hotel Centennial, Uccello and Merivale
Ernesto is an Italian chef with over 15 years experience at some of Sydney’s best Italian restaurants. He’s chatty and funny. With his unique knowledge about local Italian produce he’ll teleport you to picturesque little towns.
“I left Italy when I was 19, passionate to learn different styles of gastronomy. I decided to become a chef when I was a kid, watching my grandma. She was cooking to make us happy, not just to fill our stomach! That’s why I love to be a chef. With dedication and love, you make people happy.”
Chef Lotta Lassesson
Swedish & Balinese
Seen at Café Smorgas
“I am passionate about cooking is that is fun, uncomplicated which looks and tastes great. It brings people together. Swedish food is my heritage and legacy, which I will share with you in forms of recipes, history and Swedish traditions, my way.”
Chef Axxell Torres Villa
Seen at Bar Patron, Lucky Lupitas, Mexican Society
“I love to bring my native cooking and food mixed with all my knowledge to people outside of Mexico. I believe that food is a way to create social and cultural relationships. Food becomes better with this cultural exchange. So what better way to redefine a cuisine if it is not by cooking it outside of your home country.”
Chef Wilber Dalmeida
Seen at New Nordic
“Food from Goa has a massive colonial past. This has impacted its culinary culture, giving it nuances that distinguish it from other forms of cooking in India. It’s fulfilling and rewarding to be able to teach people how to make exotic Goan curries, the authentic way!”
Featured Cooking Classes
Thai Red Curry
Instructor: Chef Micheal Jasper Far
Duration: 1 Hour
This dish packs a punch, tantalizes the tastebuds, and it’s spicier than the other curries. It’s the red chillies in the paste that lend their colour to this curry and gives it a deeper flavour. The fiery heat from the chillies is toned down by the coconut milk or using milder chillies.
Indian Goan Curry
Instructor: Chef Wilber Dalmeida
Duration: 1 Hour 10 Mins
An authentic recipe from Western India, this dish is prepared by marinating Kingfish (or a fish of your choice) in turmeric powder and salt and cooking it with several spices and tamarind puree. It has a tangy and spicy taste which will leave you craving for more!
African Crispy Fish
Instructor: Chef Emmanuel Fillaudeau
Duration: 1 Hour
This is an extremely unique Moroccan dish with flavours from North Africa, the Maghreb, and the best part is that it’s healthy and tasty! You’ll learn how to make a crispy skin fish fillet and make a delicious Chermoula sauce.
Your Questions & Doubts Answered
I can’t make it to the class, can I get a refund?
Do I need to bring my own ingredients?
I don’t want to be on video. Can I turn it off?
I have special dietary needs.
How long do the classes go for?
Can I invite my friends and family to a class?
Can I just watch instead of doing?
What’s so special about your chefs?
Can I reschedule a class?
Do I need to install Zoom on my phone/tablet/laptop?
Can I ask the instructor questions after the class?