Kitchen Calendar

The Kitchen is a place where fresh produce and healthy eating combine—with mouth-watering results!

At The Kitchen’s free demonstrations you can learn how to quickly and easily transform a wide range of fresh market produce into healthy, budget-friendly and delicious meals while picking up expert tips, tricks and techniques from our resident chefs. All cooking demonstrations involve free tastings and samples.


May 2016 cooking demonstrations:

  • Tuesday 3 May: Fish filleting masterclass. Simple tips on filleting your own fish to save money.
  • Friday 6 May: Mother's Day lunch ideas. Spoil your mum this Sunday with this simple yet delicious menu the kids and husbands will enjoy cooking.
  • Tuesday 10 May: Flu food fighters. This flu season try these natural and fresh remedies to help stay strong and healthy.
  • Friday 13 May: Farotto, a super grain risotto made with fresh market ingredients the entire family will love.
  • Tuesday 17 May: Budget busters. Cheap meat cuts perfect for braising and stewing this cold season.
  • Friday 20 May: Winter vegetables, a guide to what’s in season and how to use them in tasty meals for the family.
  • Sunday 22 May: Indian biryani. Masterchef's Jamie Ward whips up this Indian classic.
  • Tuesday 24 May: Vegan heaven - Your ultimate lunch, packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients hand-picked from the market.
  • Friday 27 May: Duck masterclass - 3 ways of cooking duck, poached, roasted and braised.
  • Tuesday 31 May: Classic minestrone - warm hearts and home this winter with this mouth watering recipe packed full of healthy goodness.

June 2016 cooking demonstrations:

  • Friday 3 June: Slow cooking winter vegetables – discover how to prepare these fresh picks to perfection.
  • Sunday 5 June: To celebrate the release of Jamie’s brand new olive snack range, he’ll be demonstrating how to whip up a simple olive tapenade and he'll be using it to flavour a delicious baked salmon dish.
  • Tuesday 7 June: Home-made Cornish pasties, nothing beats this old family favourite that will be a hit with the whole family.
  • Friday 10 June: Queens birthday – Celebrate this Monday with a Great British bake off!
  • Tuesday 14 June: Home-made apple pie - Apple season’s in full swing, discover how to cook them for the best results.
  • Friday 17 June: Moroccan lamb tagine, spice up family night with this mid winter favourite.
  • Tuesday 21 June: Budget busters. Boning out your own cuts of meat to save money and eat like a king.
  • Sunday 26 June: Red wine braised beef cheeks with creamy polenta and gremolata. It's getting cold so Jamie shares this delicious wintery dish to help you brave the cold.
  • Friday 24 June: Footy snacks. Tasty, bite size favourites for Friday night footy.
  • Tuesday 28 June: Pasta perfect. A saucy spin on family favourites to try on your next pasta creation.


Our delicious and healthy recipes from previous cooking demonstrations can be found over at the Recipes page.

Find out more about The Kitchen

Find out more about Dandenong Market's chefs: Jamie Ward and Russell Bald.

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