If you’re looking for a great foodie night out, I can highly recommend a cooking class with Sophie Budd at Taste Budds Cooking Studio.

Sophie is a fantastic chef who has worked with the likes of Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver (and catered for Adele when she visited Perth!) She’s also a supporter of good causes such as Buy West Eat Best and is an ambassador for Food Rescue.

I was invited to the recent Dim Sum Dumplings class, which was very informative, really hands on and a damn good laugh (often too good). The class was split into two groups of four, with each making different sauces and dumplings for all to share.

By the end of the class we were all very full and there was still plenty of food left to take home. Sophie sent us the recipes by email after the class, just in case we felt brave enough to try them at home.

Taste Budds offers many different classes covering diverse topics such as pasta, seafood, cakes and truffles – even ones for kids. 

See the current class list here, and some more pics from our evening below. Go on, spoil yourself (or your team).