Dining story, personal chef and cooking class services
I love the name because it is true, every dining has a story whether it is dining with friends, family, co-workers, it has a story. Whether you enjoy the food, the wine, the company, the reason behind the dining, there is a story.
I had the pleasure of meeting the chef and owner of Dining Story, Sachiko Marchand. Dining story is not only a personal chef service, but also a cooking lesson service at the comfort of your own home.
Sachiko found her passion for cooking from the age of three. She has worked all over the world, from Tokyo, to France, to Morocco and Sydney where she worked at both Le Pelican and No1, Tony Bilsons Restaurant. She has been to more than twenty countries to learn about food cultures and with all the experiences she has gained, she has formed Dining Story – where she would create and customise parities and dinners for customers tailored to their needs and conditions.
Tonight was a special cooking class. The menu can be found here and everything looked wonderful. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to learn so asked ‘The Mother’ and he liked the look of ‘French cooking class B advanced’ which is Quiche with spinach and bacon, ocean trout medium rare confit with warm salad with sage and lemon butter and millefeuille with cream patisseiere.
Sachiko arrived at our tiny apartment and demonstrated how to cook in my little kitchen. Not only does she demonstrate but she also encourages you to participate. I even managed to cut my thumb with her uber sharp knife which I fell in love with!
I won’t go into the details of step by step recipe and cooking as I would like to replicate it myself in the next coming weeks. However, a recipe will be given to you and Sachiko will go through step by step on how to make each dish. A couple of techniques and short cuts that she has picked up along the way which is helpful for an amateur chef like me.
We started with the quiche with spinach and bacon. She even taught me how to make my own pastry! Easier than you think so stay tuned as I will attempt to make this next week!
Home cooking classes goes for 2 hours, three dishes for 2 to 3 people at $120 per person. The more people the cheaper the cooking class. As for corporate events, Sachiko provides sushi demonstration and tasting, or sushi team building and or corporate lunches up to eight people. More details can be found on the website.
I can see this as a fun event for hens or birthday parties or event anniversary. Or even if you want to improve your culinary skills (like me!), then Sachiko is the person for you. She is incredibly talented, and friendly! Would not hesitate to call her for an event or another cooking class. Thanks again Sachiko, it was so lovely to meet you and hear about your experience. It is always overwhelming and inspiring to meet someone who are passionate about their job. Sachiko is truly passionate about cooking, it has somewhat inspired me to find what my ‘passion’ is – whatever that maybe!
Ph: +61 421 937 672