Emma Dean - foraging w bike (photo. Kate Berry)

Emma Dean, winner of the 2013 series of MasterChef Australia, has launched a series of hands-on winter workshops in a state-of-the-art kitchen at CERES Environmental Park in Brunswick.  Tickets are on sale now at www.emmadean.com.au

Emma’s workshops will cover everything from fresh breads, cultured butter and homemade jams; hero brunch dishes to rival any city café; transforming lesser-used cuts of meat for cosy dinners and cooking the perfect Sunday roast.

“Cooking with others is my absolute favourite thing to do so launching a series of workshops has always been one of my main aims.  It’s winter, what better time to come into a warm kitchen? Let’s cook (and eat!) our way through it!” says Emma Dean.

“All ingredients used in workshops will be sourced ethically, locally and sustainably using produce from my farming friends and CERES’ suppliers.”

The first round of workshops will run from Tuesday 8 July to Tuesday 19 August and they will include:

Cosy Dinners
Tuesday 8 July, 6:15pm – 9:30pm, $150 per person
Wednesday 9 July, 6:15pm – 9:30pm, $150 per person

Breads, Butter, Jam
Saturday 12 July, 10:00am – 3:00pm, $210 per person

Perfect Sunday Roast
Tuesday 5 August, 6:15pm – 9:30pm, $160 per person

Brunswick Brunch
Tuesday 22 July, 6:15pm – 9:30pm, $150 per person
Tuesday 19 August, 6:15pm – 9:30pm, $150 per person

To purchase tickets and for more information please visit: www.emmadean.com.au/events

Emma Dean is a cook, forager and author, and the winner of the 2013 series of MasterChef Australia.  Her first cookbook A Homegrown Table (published in December 2013) is a collection of over 100 recipes that beautifully captures Emma’s hobby-farm origins and her passion for local, seasonal produce.  www.emmadean.com.au