Melbourne Cooking Classes and Corporate Events School

Trupp Cooking School in Melbourne offers a wide range of classes, designed to accommodate a variety of interests and abilities. Come and learn new skills and techniques from internationally renowned three hat chef Walter Trupp.

With a wealth of courses we cater to those just starting out in the kitchen, through to those who are confident gourmet chefs. These are held in the evenings and on the weekend to accommodate even the busiest schedules.

As Melbourne’s finest culinary school, situated in South Yarra next to Prahran Market, our state-of-the-art kitchen is stocked with top-quality fresh produce and you’ll enjoy using our state of the art Electrolux equipment and cooking in copper and Le Creuset pots.

Hosting  small intimate events that are full of fun, learning and hands-on experiences. Every class ends with a banquette of delicious food.

Update yourself in nutrition with Trupp Cooking Schools Nutritionist Dorota Trupp – Pawlak.

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We have over 40 different cooking events so there is sure to be something for everyone. See the complete range of our classes on this link, and for those who wish to take their cooking skills to the next level we have the ultimate professional course, Chef @ Home.

Upcoming Events

Suitable for beginners

Here are some of our classes that are suitable for the beginner home chef.

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Treats for the health conscious

Practical, educational and informative lessons for the healthy-minded home chef. These are designed utilising our own qualified nutritionist Dorota Trupp.

More Healthy Cooking Classes

Catering To All Skill Levels

From the novice to the experienced, students have fun learning how to make better food choices by touring Melbourne’s best markets, and how to prepare the healthiest, tastiest meals – dishes that not only improve your wellbeing but give you abundant energy so you can always perform at your best.


A Complete Learning Experience

Walter Trupp teaches everything from mastering basic knife skills, preparing fish, making delicious desserts to learning the secrets of whole food health. You discover simple ways to lift everyday mealtimes and dinner parties to a whole new level.


Learn from a Professional Chef

In our lessons, corporate events or private dinners, you have the opportunity to learn cooking skills and techniques from award-winning master chef Walter Trupp. Together, with qualified nutritionist, Dorota Trupp, they will guide you through a series of interactive, fun and uniquely designed cooking courses – each a culinary journey like no other.


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Trupp Cooking School is located off Barry St, approximately fifty meters to the north entrance from Prahran market and ten meters off Chapel Street, above Colin Moxey hair dressing salon.


1/53 Barry St

South Yarra VIC 3141


Walter Trupp: 0429 650 343

Land line: 03 9826 9119


What our customers love about Trupp Cooking School:

“We had so much fun and will definitely be looking to return as individuals with friends and hopefully for another work function in the not too distant future!”

– Nick Walker

“Just a quick message to say thanks for a great class on Saturday.
I really enjoyed the content and how it was delivered. You are both very natural, down-to-earth and informative people. I feel very inspired to get cooking and looking forward to fermenting and cooking alot of bone broth in the future! And cooking a lamb heart on the BBQ in summer….
Thanks again and all the best”.P.S I ordered cultures from Margaret who was lovely and very prompt – great customer service!”

– Kristy Thomas

“Last night I had the pleasure of doing a cooking-class at Trupp Cooking School along with Nat from The Pagoda Tree, Lola Berry and Crystal from Eat. Sleep. Move. The topic was fermentation, and everything tasted so amazing. I feel completely nourished today!”

– Ivy V. Thompson, Paleo in Melbourne Blog

“Just a quick note to thank you for the tapas class that Lisa and I attended on Saturday.
We were really impressed with your facilities and the design of the class.
The recipes were interesting (and very tasty). We’re looking forward to trying a few of them out at our next dinner party.”
Thanks again

– Bruce & Lisa

“Thank you to both Dorota and Walter for a fantastic “Nourish your baby and toddler” cooking class yesterday at Trupp Cooking School! Wonderful to meet people who are so passionate about good health and nutrition :)”

– Natalia Sojak

“We can’t thank you enough for the fantastic time we had on Friday. Your cooking class/competition was exactly what we were after with the perfect mix of cooking and fun! The whole team enjoyed themselves thoroughly and we will all be recommending your cooking school in the future.
Thanks again”

– Sarah Roe (corporate private function organiser)

“Attending Walter and Dorota Trupp’s Cooking School yesterday and learning about sustainable fish was fabulous. A truly impressive experience, wonderful way to learn and fabulous environment.
If you’re in Melbourne, book now. Seriously! Even if you can’t cook or just want to eat deliciousness for a day. GO!
I found the Trupps via their cookbook, spotted in a local library here in Melbourne. It’s a very informative and easy read. I love their style of insight and care to people having healthy lives. There’s loads to learn about plastics, pesticides, eating well and creating time to do so!
Happy day to you,”

– Sam Bell

“It is very inspiring to discover a chef who is generous with his knowledge. The Trupp Cooking School offers an extensive range of classes about cooking and nutrition. Located near Prahran Market, this inviting space was created by Walter Trupp and his nutritionist wife, Dorota. There is a long benchtop/counter around which a small group of students can sit comfortably. Any seat is a good seat – an unobstructed view can be had from any angle. My husband and I enrolled in the class Knife Skills, as we each have our own knives – he has Aritsugu carbon steel knives, handmade with wood and bone handles and I have a hand-me-down cleaver and a sharp and shiny Shun knife (I don’t use his knives and he doesn’t use mine). Walter demonstrates and explains the techniques to julienne, chop, cut, bone, etc. as well as the proper way to sharpen knives. He passed around knives so that we could feel the difference between a knife that is of excellent, good or poor quality. He discussed cutting boards and how to wash them thoroughly to prevent contamination. Walter encourages questions and is very engaging. He stepped out from behind the counter to check each person’s efforts as we practiced on the fruits/vegetables with the supplied knives and board. I highly recommend this class for those keen to learn from a real expert. I purchased the book Trupps’ Wholefood Kitchen – Eat well, live well, feel great to which I’ve already begun to affix post-it notes. This is not just a cookbook, it’s a plain English commentary about how we take care of ourselves when it comes to what we eat.”

– Make Dumplings Blog

“I had the pleasure of attending Trupp Cooking School’s Christmas BBQ course in December.
What a fantastic class!
Walter and Dorota have created their school to reflect what they know and love about food. It’s obvious that they have thought of everything, and tapping into their combined knowledge about cooking, nutrition and sustainability is a must for any budding home cook!
Booking the course online was simple. The space is large and incredibly well spaced with high quality cookware and appliances. You really do feel like you’ve walked into the dream kitchen of a top chef.
Walter is a gifted teacher; delivering his class in a straightforward but engaging way, often adding humor to the mix. I was made to feel right at home, regardless of my experience as a cook, and there seemed to be ample opportunity to ask questions about anything food related. Although the Christmas BBQ course was only 3 hour class, I learnt loads of techniques for cooking and preparation that I have already taken with me and applied to my own cooking. More than anything else, I had a great time! This was easily the best cooking class I’ve ever attended and I’ll definitely be signing up to do Chef Essentials in 2012!”

– Nick Fallu

“It has been an absolute delight to attend the Trupp Cooking School. Walter’s knowledge and expertise surpasses anything I have experienced from a culinary teacher.
He provides a fantastic environment to explore the world of food. Not only do you learn to cook exquisite dishes, but you also get a great insight into how a chef prepares and shops for ingredients.
I have just recently completed Walter’s Tasting School, which was the most educational and fun experience I have ever had in cooking.
Walter’s encouraging and friendly nature inspires you to work for beyond what you thought could ever be achieved in the kitchen. I look forward to doing many more of your classes”

– Connie Kisvardai

Thanks Walter, what a fabulous time I have had doing your cooking courses over past two months. I have learnt so much and it has given me the confidence to create some wonderful meals and dinners at home for friends and Rita. It was a bonus also in learning the skills and understanding what to look for when it comes to buying the best grades of fish and meat. You provide a holistic course which made it even more enjoyable and valuable. I am looking forward to my next fun cooking adventure with you.”

– Paul Harmer

“Thank you for hosting an amazing class yesterday, you and your wife are truly passionate about what you teach and it clearly shows! I thoroughly enjoyed it!”

– Kelly Michelakis

” I have completed about 5 sensational classes with Walter & have found them to be the most rewarding & comprehensive classes I have done.
Walter & Dorota are extremely welcoming into their very homely & modern classroom kitchen which has all the modern equipment & tools you need to excel.
His knowledge, techniques & diversity in cooking from his world class background, allows his pupils to get the most out of every class.
He has a very down to earth nature which makes his classes a lot of fun and the class atmosphere is a very relaxed & exciting place to be.
I cannot wait for the new year to see what classes are install for me.
I also was the lucky winner of the draw for a brand new Kitchen Aid. (I love it)
Thank you so much Walter.”

– Mark Sansom

“I have attended many cooking classes but those held at Trupp Cooking School are second to none. Class sizes are small and importantly there is plenty of equipment and tools for everyone. The dishes and techniques I have learnt have been truly amazing and best of all is the opportunity to be taught from such a credentialed Chef as Walter Trupp. His talent and passion id extraordinary and he truly enjoys passing his vast knowledge to the students. I am looking forward to attending many more classes in 2012.”

– Kathryn Thomas


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