Byron Bay Cooking School

Thinking Christmas Parties? Then think about a culinary corporate challenge! Our popular Byron Bay Cooking School is just the ticket for executive team building events and festive breakout sessions. Here’s a reminder of what we’re up to around the Byron Shire.


Australia’s Leading Spa Chef Cooking for Corporate Wellness and Team building

September 2015 – In a world of wellness information overload, fad eating trends and superfood confusion, cue Australia’s leading spa chef and award-winning clinical nutritionist Samantha Gowing and her 2015 launched Byron Bay Cooking School (BBCS).

“I engaged Byron Bay Cooking School to facilitate an afternoon corporate group cooking session. In keeping with the ‘superfood’ theme, the team guided the group through a series of cooking demonstrations and hands on cooking challenges. With their warm, welcoming and relaxed style, BBCS facilitated the session with energy and displayed a great sense of fun. Thanks to Samantha and her team, the afternoon was a great success!” – Stephanie Drewe, Ernst & Young.

Available as Executive Masterclasses, Culinary Workshops or Gastronomic Demonstrations, Samantha’s Byron Bay Cooking School combines her expertise of creating worldwide culinary programs for luxury hotels, spas and health retreats, with her unique blend of nutritional wisdom.

Byron Bay Cooking School’s mission is to showcase and teach participants to embrace all things seasonal, local, organic and wholefood in dynamic hands-on classes – all with Samantha’s trademark sense of humour and engaging personal stories from a lifetime in the food industry.

“The Executive Masterclasses are particularly exciting as they offer a unique experience for employees.  Participants not only learn new cooking skills but also about working together as a team, building new relationships with colleagues, thinking laterally and at times working outside their comfort zones.  And then of course they get to enjoy sit down and enjoy their meal together.  The sense of achievement at the end of a class is unmistakable” says Samantha.

Promising to leave participants aglow with abundant healthy recipes and lifestyle tips to take home, Byron Bay Cooking School classes and events are a must do for those seeking food for the personal or business soul.  Classes available in Byron Bay and major cities (depending on the program).

“Welcome to the ultimate lesson in health and wellness, as taught by Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing Nutritionist, Samantha Gowing. Based in Byron Bay, Sam teaches participants to embrace all things healthy in her hands-on culinary workshops and worldwide events. With amateur chefs to discover the secret to her food as medicine philosophy, Sam’s classes deliver an experience like no other. Promising to leave participants aglow with abundant healthy recipes & lifestyle tips to take home, this is a must-do for those seeking food for the soul.” – Helen Hawkes – 2016

For more information, photos, interview, enquiries and bookings visit contact:

Samantha Gowing on 0411 852 387  Email:

Byron Bay Cooking School is an ASIC registered trading name of Gowings Restaurant PTY. LTD.





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About Chef Samantha Gowing

Renowned for being a powerful influencer among healthy lifestyle audiences, Samantha Gowing has paved the way for the new genre of wellness enthusiasts since 2000.  Samantha is a former publican and hat-winning restaurateur who loved life at the helm of legendary Gowings Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood before turning her heart and mind to food as medicine.

Since changing her fast living ways to become a clinical nutritionist, cooking teacher and wellness coach Samantha hasn’t lost her appetite for a good time and wants to show the world you can have your wheat free-dairy free-gluten free-sugar free cake and eat it too. A Melbourne girl at heart, Samantha has been based in Byron Bay where she discovered a passion for surfing since 2008.

Samantha is also an author, sought after international speaker, resort and spa cuisine consultant and wellness business mentor.

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