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About Oaks Kitchen and Garden

The Property & Garden

The Property & Garden

Oaks Kitchen are a cooking school specialising in Southeast Asian cuisine also incorporating local and native Australian produce, located in Oak Beach in Tropical North Queensland. 15min south of Port Douglas & 45min north of Cairns.​

The cooking school is an outdoor kitchen set-up, set in lush natural surroundings. You will get to cook with local produce from the area and organic produce grown at the cooking school. Also offering a long lunch dinning experience pairing with herbal and aromatic teas made on site, a very unique dinning experience for the area.

Oaks Kitchen and Garden was created by Ben Wallace and Rachael Boon who have spent their lives immersed in Southeast Asian cuisine and culture. Their passion for cooking a diverse and interesting menu will influence you to develop your own fondness for fresh, seasonal food. They hope to provide a fun, relaxed learning experience while eating some tasty food.

 

Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes

The cooking school is an outdoor kitchen set-up, set in lush natural surroundings of Tropical North Queensland. We hope to provide a fun, relaxed learning experience while eating some tasty food.

When you arrive we'll greet you with a complimentary beverage as we walk you through the grounds to show you our garden and produce.

All classes are intimate and we welcome you to ask questions as to create an open discussion around food, sustainability, and Southeast Asian culture.

Different classes for different days-

  • Monday - Thai - 3:00pm
  • Tuesday - Asian Vegetarian - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday - Friday - Southeast Asian - 3:00pm 
  • Saturday - Demo & Eat - our pick - 11:00am
     

Long Lunches

Long Lunches

If you are looking to plan a special event, Oaks Kitchen and Garden have the solution: a space with a difference set in the lush surroundings of Oak Beach. Whether it's a corporate function, small party, hens weekend or intimate special occasion we have you covered.

A unique offering from Oaks Kitchen and Garden., one of a kind for Far North Queensland.

Our set menu is $110 per person or $130 per person with tea pairing,  this price also includes exclusive venue hire for your party.​

Our menu is forever changing and evolving please get in touch for information on current menu offerings and any additional information you may require. We are very flexible and happy to answer any question you might have.

Personal Chef

Personal Chef
  • $110 per person

Hiring a personal chef allows us to bring our passion for food and culture to you. Whether it's a small gathering of friends or a big family event Chef Ben Wallace will create an experience that suits you.

This package includes Chef Ben cooking, preparing, and plating up your food in your desired venue. If you would like a waiter to serve as well, they will incur an extra cost of $35 dollars an hour for the duration of your party.​

Private Classes 

We offer private cooking classes for groups who want to explore Southeast Asian food in their own time. 

Alternatively, we can offer off-site cooking demonstrations for those who want to dive deeper into the techniques behind our cooking.

Street Food Catering

Street Food Catering
  • $80 per person

We offer Southeast Asian street food catering for all functions and events, including corporate functions, private events, or even pre-wedding snacks.

Put your own menu together by choosing up to 7 street food items & 2 bowl items  from our example menu below or we can make the selection for you.

Minimum 10 guests required.

50%  deposit is required at time of booking.

And total owing to be paid  in full before you booking date.​

This package includes Chef Ben cooking, preparing, and plating up your food in your desired venue. If you would like a waiter to serve as well, they will incur an extra cost of $35 dollars an hour for the duration of your party.


Oaks Kitchen and Garden Reviews

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0 Heather Carle

We had a wonderful Christmas banquet at Oaks Kitchen and Garden. Everything from the service to the food to the ambience was spot on. Perfection! Can't wait to go back later this month to do a cooking class! Ben and Rachael have created a 'must do' experience in Tropical North QLD.

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0 Ankita Jauhari

I took three classes over three weeks (one with a friend) with Ben at Oaks Kitchen & Garden, and would highly recommend investing your time into this amazing gem – you will not be disappointed! It’s hands down the most flavourful Thai food I’ve ever had. I’ve taken cooking courses in Japan, Canada, and elsewhere in Australia, but this one has by-far been the best. Ben’s classes are perfect for any skill level: novice to expert (the friend I attended with is an incredible home cook, very confident and talented in the kitchen). You have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of making the dish, and Ben & Rachel answers all of your questions no matter how basic. I had a great time picking out the food from the garden with them, learning about the different herbs and veggies I was using, and an absolute blast cooking! The personal attention to detail is what made this experience for me. Ben and Rachel are beautiful people and the Oaks Kitchen & Garden is a true labour of love for them. I felt warmly welcomed, with their help really connect to the food I was making, and left feeling more confident and adventurous about my culinary skills. I’ve also been able to re-create all the recipes I learned in class, and am thrilled with how everything tasted even when I made it on my own. It’s rare to find a chef of Ben’s caliber in Far North Queensland, particularly with such a unique and wonderful set-up. It’s an experienced you won’t forget!

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Events By Oaks Kitchen and Garden

Seed to Table Long Lunches

24 May 2019 12:00:00 - 24 May 2019 17:00:00

If you are looking to plan a special event, Oaks Kitchen and Garden have the solution, a space with a difference set in the lush surroundings of Oak Beach . Weather its a coporate function, small party, hens weekend or intimate special occasion we have you covered.

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Explore Southeast Asia Cooking Class | Wednesday to Friday

24 May 2019 15:00:00 - 24 May 2019 19:00:00

When you arrive we'll greet you with a complimentary beverage as we walk you through the grounds to show you our garden and produce. We will then take you through the steps to create some amazing Southeast Asian dishes, with each dish complimenting the next.

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How to get to Oaks Kitchen and Garden

Lot 3, 11-13 Nancy Close, Oak Beach, QLD 4877 (15min south of Port Douglas & 45min north of Cairns)


Direct Contact Info

Hours: Monday to Friday: 3pm - 7pm | Saturday: 10am - 4pm | Sunday: Closed

Address:
Lot 3, 11-13 Nancy Close, Oak Beach, QLD 4877


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