Learn from the experts with TasTAFE’s new Masterclasses

TASMANIANS will have the chance to learn the “tricks of the trade” from various industry experts with TasTAFE’s new Masterclass series that commenced last month.

Members of the public can learn cheese making, how to brew great coffee or create café quality desserts – just to name a few – during the short courses held at TasTAFE Drysdale facilities in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.

TasTAFE’s chief executive office Stephen Conway said the Masterclasses would be taught by industry professionals using TasTAFE facilities.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for members of the public to learn from the experts,” he said.

“The two to four-hour classes will give small groups of participants the chance to learn from local chefs using local produce in a relaxed and informal environment.

“It is also a great opportunity for TasTAFE to open its doors and share our fantastic commercial-class facilities with members of the public.”

Mr Conway said the classes were designed for people who wanted to learn more and improve their skills.

“We also hope that they may inspire some people to enrol in more formal training down the track,” he said.

Scheduled cookery courses in the state’s south include “Café Cakes”, “Spice Up Your Life” (curry pastes and powders), “Feed Your Friends” (dinner parties for beginners) and “Cheese Please!” (an introduction to artisan cheese making).

Courses will also be offered in other areas including hassle-free travel planning, managing budgets and producing a great business plan.

Class prices ranges from around $100 to $200.

For more information or to book a class visit the Masterclass website: www.masterclass.tastafe.tas.edu.au

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