ChefsINK launches cooking class series

ChefsINK, one of Australia’s leading food and lifestyle agencies, is launching a series of virtual cooking classes hosted by their talent

Starting on Sunday, 30th August, the classes are the ideal way to learn from the experts in the comfort of your home. The first four classes have been announced – Darren Purchese, Diana Chan, Dan Szwarc and Adam D’Sylva.


Each class will take you on a culinary journey, where you will learn hints and tips, be inspired to get into the kitchen and you can ask the chef questions about the dish, ingredients, their career and food in general.


All classes are just $25 plus booking fee ($26.09). Tickets are available via Eventbrite. 


Dessert Masterclass with Darren Purchese

Sunday, 30th August


Pear Tarte Tatin with Ginger Custard


Join Masterchef guest judge and dessert chef extraordinaire as he shares the secrets to making his Pear Tarte Tatin with Ginger Custard. As one of Australia’s most respected pastry chefs, Darren is renowned for his sweet creations that skilfully balance flavours and textures. Learn how to make this delicious dessert so you can enjoy with your family or practise in preparation for entertaining once again. During the class, you can also ask Darren how he comes up with his terrifying dessert challenges.


Malaysian Cooking with Diana Chan

Saturday, 5th September


Malaysian Fish Curry


Diana has loved cooking from a young age and has developed her own personal style that combines her mother’s fresh, herb-driven approach and her father’s love of seafood. In this class, learn how to make a Malaysian Fish Curry with Cucumber and Mint Raita with Basmati Rice. Diana will talk about the different types of fish that can be used and share hacks and shortcuts that you can utilise in the kitchen. The Masterchef Australia winner will inspire you to prepare Malaysian cuisine at home.


Dan Szwarc’s Argentinian Comfort Food

Saturday, 12th September


Vitel Tone, Charred Eggplant Puree, Boiled Eggs & Chorizo and Caramelised Empanadas


Born and raised in Argentina, Dan Szwarc’s driving passion is food. Having worked at Crown Casino’s Number 8 and Gary Mehigan’s Fenix before opening his own eatery Dan’s Empanada Bar, Dan is all about honesty in his cooking. In this masterclass, Dan will take you into his mum’s kitchen as he cooks up some classic, family-friendly Argentinian dishes.


Adam D’Sylva’s Asian Delights

Sunday, 13th September


Chicken San Choi Boi and Salmon & Soba Noodle Salad


Co-owner and Executive Chef of award-winning Tonka and Coda, Adam D’Sylva will take you through the steps to prepare two of his most popular dishes. Adam’s Indian–Italian heritage gave him a foundation in contrasting cuisines and he is known as one of Australia’s best and most innovative chefs. During the class you can ask Adam questions about the dishes, as well as his career, restaurants and inspiration. 


More classes will be announced soon with Silvia Colloca, Anna Polyviou and Kelvin Cheung.