A year after launching his Food Luddite enterprise, Mark McNamara has created a dynamic, interactive space for cooking classes in the Barossa, Australia’s premier wine region.
A widely acclaimed South Australian chef and food mentor, Mark’s focus on regional provenance and true seasonality has been his calling card long before it was fashionable. It was this philosophy that characterised his role as Executive Chef of Appellation until 2012 and saw the stylish Barossa eatery rise to be one of Australia’s leading regional restaurants.
Now after more than 30 years as a professional chef, he is a self-proclaimed Food Luddite, favouring time‐honoured techniques over new technology and culinary gimmickry. The Kitchen Studio has been created to give people real food experiences and hands on cooking classes.
“At its essence it’s all about handmade food,” Mark says. “We designed the Kitchen Studio to be a warm and inviting space, the perfect place to learn new skills and sharpen old ones.” Set in the picturesque Barossa hamlet of Greenock, the Food Luddite Kitchen Studio can accommodate up to 8 people and offers cooking classes that explore a range of food traditions and cuisines.
The Food Luddite website has a complete list of cooking classes and booking capability.