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Immerse Yourself in the Indigenous Cooking Experience at Cheeky Olive

Step into the magical world of Indigenous culinary arts at the Cheeky Olive, where you'll have an unparalleled chance to unravel the rich tapestry of Aboriginal culture through its time-honoured food traditions. Learn to cook using native herbs and spices, and explore a distinctive cuisine that draws heavily from the surrounding bushland.

Our indigenous cooking experience is an unforgettable journey, led by the celebrated chef, Mark Olive. Hailing from the Bundgalung nation of the NSW north coast, Mark Olive has risen to prominence for his innovative fusion of contemporary cooking techniques with traditional Indigenous ingredients. A well-known figure in the food industry, he combines his culinary prowess with a deep-rooted passion for sharing his culture. This dedication shines through in each of the unique recipes you'll explore and the engaging stories you'll hear.

Discover a rich collection of ingredients, as varied as they are unique, sourced directly from our country's vast, rich bushland. From the tangy tartness of Kakadu plums to the nutty hints of Wattleseeds, native Australian food offers an array of flavours waiting to be discovered. Mark Olive will guide you through these intricacies, sharing the origins, flavours, and the culinary potential of each ingredient you'll use. Not only will you take home a new set of recipes, but you'll also gain an understanding of the cultural significance of the foods and techniques used.

This isn't just a cooking class. It's a unique opportunity for team building and cultural immersion. Bond with your colleagues or loved ones in a fun, relaxed atmosphere as you navigate your way through unfamiliar culinary territory. You'll learn new skills, share laughs and create delicious sweet and savoury dishes that will surprise your taste buds and open your eyes to the world of Indigenous cuisine. To make your experience even more engaging, we offer an interactive format where every participant is a part of the cooking process. Chop, stir, sauté, and taste your way to a mouth-watering bush tucka that will ignite your senses and deepen your appreciation for Indigenous culinary traditions.

Ready to embark on a culinary journey unlike any other? Discover the magic of Indigenous cuisine today at Cheeky Olive. Our team is ready to assist you in organising your very own Indigenous cooking experience. Watch the informative video on our site to learn more about what we offer, fill out the form provided via the link, or give us a call. Our friendly staff are eager to answer any questions you may have and ensure you have an unforgettable time at the Cheeky Olive.

The Indigenous cooking experience at Cheeky Olive is more than just a cooking class. It's a journey through a rich cultural heritage, a team-building adventure, and a culinary exploration that will leave you with a deep appreciation for Indigenous culture and its enduring traditions. Step into the world of Indigenous cuisine at Cheeky Olive, where every dish tells a story.

Introducing the Cheeky Olive with Mark Olive