Participate in food preparation or garden-focused workshops
We hold a range of workshops at REAL and The Place of Wonder throughout the year. Our workshops are small group-focused, hands-on, practical, informative and supportive – a great place to pick up a new skill or two. Whether you’re interested in fresh cheese making, sourdough for beginners, fermentation or composting, there will be a workshop for you!
The food preparation workshops are held in a dedicated space at REAL and edible gardening workshops are held at The Place of Wonder edible habitat garden.
About the workshops
Workshops are generally 2 hours in duration, and all materials and ingredients are supplied. You’ll complete the workshop with lots of take-home recipes and hints. Bookings are essential and payments are to be made at the time of booking.
Check out our workshop calendar for upcoming dates and events.
Book in for our next workshop
Mother’s Day Lunch – A Wine Paired Experience
REAL encourages you to make your own choices and for some there is pressure associated with this, so come Mother’s Day you need only make one choice – the wine – and we will do the rest!
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with this unique wine paired lunch experience. Sit down with us and relax so we can look after you.
There will be three wines to select from and with each wine comes a 3-course paired menu with meals designed to complement your wine choice. More details on wine choices and set menus will be released soon.
Start: Anytime for Lunch or Dinner – We open at 12pm
Price: $50 per person – Bookings essential
Package: TPOW Garden Tour + Dinner at REAL
Delve into the world of Permaculture with a garden tour and seasonal tastings at The Place of Wonder edible habitat garden. Join us as we discuss various growing techniques, edible plant selections, soil vitality and more.
In the evening, visit REAL Pizza Pasta Salads for a two-course meal. At your leisure, experience how permaculture philosophies are being embedded into the restaurant while you enjoy your meal.
Bookings are essential – price per person includes the morning garden tour AND a two-course dinner at REAL.
Start: 10am -12pm (TPOW Garden Tour) & 6pm – 8:30pm (Dinner at REAL)
The mystery of sourdough examined in this hands-on workshop; breads to taste, loaves to take home, dough to bake! Gluten-free options available. Recipes, ingredients and equipment is all supplied, and you can take home what you make.
Start: 10am – 12pm
Slow, cold and hot composting are all valid composting techniques – learn which technique best suits you. Ideal ingredients, dimensions and location will all be part of our discussion as we build a demonstration compost. Plenty of tips and hints for nurturing your compost baby.
Start: 10am – 12pm, at the Place of Wonder Garden
At both REAL and The Place of Wonder, we encourage you to take action
Your experience with us so far may have been a dine-in meal, a workshop, or you may have only just seen our takeaway menu.
But what we love to do is re-examine how we can have a better impact on our community – whether it be through our sourcing practices, our waste reduction or even how we repurpose all parts of our food. We’re passionate about pushing aside assumptions and creating a better future.
So, I ask you this – what kind of future do you want to create?
Push aside your assumptions, it’s time for us to work together and change the story.
For food preparation ideas and edible gardening inspiration, visit The Place of Wonder website.