The Byron Bay Cooking School

Olive Wood Cooking School

Gourmet Vegetarian and Plant Based Cuisine with a Le Cordon Bleu Trained Chef.

Byron Bay welcomes an exciting addition to its scene – the Olive Wood B&B and Cookery School.

Nestled in the tranquil Lennox Head hinterland and set on 3 acres of peaceful paradise the accommodation and school are positioned just 30 minutes south of Byron and 15 minutes from Bangalow. Run by the talented chef and cookbook author, Katie White, this retreat offers a slice of vegetarian and plant-based paradise.

B&B Experience

The B&B boasts a spacious bedroom, a private veranda and a refreshing pool, providing the perfect ambiance for a relaxing break away.

Guests have the option of adding on breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to their stay, prepared by Katie.

Recommended by the chef during your visit is taking a pasta class where you can learn how to master the traditional Italian way of making ravioli. Or alternatively you can sign up for a private cooking class where you learn the art of vegetarian and plant-based cooking from Le Cordon Blue-level skills.

Whatever you choose to do your stay is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed, grounded and brimming with inspiration.

The Olive Wood Cookery School

Katie extends a warm welcome to both guests and non-guests to her cookery school. Chose from a variety of seasonal plant based classes or get hands on with a fresh pasta class where you will discover how to make the best vegetarian ravioli, fettuccini and tiramisu at home. Katie will also share vegetarian and plant based nutrition and lifestyle tips.

This class is open to anyone curious about plant-based cuisine – whether you are a flexitarian, vegetarian, plant-based enthusiast or a full-fledged vegan – you are invited to join in the culinary fun.

By the end of the day, you will leave full of inspiration and the skills you need to create your own vegetarian and plant based recipes at home.

Booking Details

  • Please note that our public class dates require a minimum of 3 guests to proceed. If we don’t meet this number we will keep you informed and offer the option of a refund or a reschedule.
  • No prior experience is necessary – beginners are wholeheartedly welcome!
  • The package includes a full day of immersive cooking, a delightful five-course meal that you will prepare and enjoy and a copy of Katie’s book – The Seasonal Vegan.

Ready to embark on this plant-based culinary adventure? Book your spot for Katie’s B&B or Cookery School.

Contact Details

Phone: +61 427 037 111
Email: [email protected]

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