Welcome to the ultimate lesson in health & wellness!

Join Australian wellness chef and nutritionist, Sam Gowing, for an incredible cooking experience. Our healthy cooking classes are perfect for both individuals and corporate teams looking to learn about all things healthy.

Our Byron Bay Cooking School offers live corporate events and team building activities, or private tuition at your place so you can participate in the comfort of your own location. Our food as medicine philosophy is perfect for amateur chefs who want to discover the secrets of healthy cooking.

Our classes are designed to leave participants feeling inspired, aglow, and equipped with an abundance of healthy recipes and lifestyle tips to take home. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Whether you want to learn to cook with your workmates, family, or solo, our online learning courses and Cookalongs are streamed directly into your own kitchen. So, get ready to embrace a healthy lifestyle and take the first step towards becoming a wellness chef with us!

Private tuition is available worldwide.
Get in touch here or call or SMS +61 0411 852 387

Sam Gowing is Australia’s spa cuisine guru.  She is a font of wisdom when it comes to tasty, healthy eating!”

– Matt Preston


Corporate Events

Whisk up your workmates and blend your boardroom besties together for an unforgettable team building event as you plate up in stunning Northern Rivers region at one of our event partner locations. Minimum 20 guests.

Our Team Building events teach participants to embrace all things seasonal and local. As part of your experience we will guide your teams through a series of healthy cooking demonstrations, hands on challenges and tempt you with tantalising tastings. We guarantee to leave you feeling both inspired and motivated to stay on the path to wellness and maximum good health.

“It was such a thrill to cook with Samantha and her team, the format and menu complemented the theme of our 3 day event so well and provided my guests with a great, nourishing lunch and educational experience. The client who had travelled internationally was so impressed by the execution that he is looking for a way to deliver the same format across his other international events. From the bump in process, everything was seamless and was beautifully displayed”


Masterclass is back either at dedicated cooking schools or private homes Australia wide. Our classes are next level. Chef Sam Gowing’s knowledge, expertise, global CV and decades-long culinary experience has set the benchmark in Australia. An authentic, engaging and interactive experience that’s not to be missed.These classes are interactive and suitable for the absolute beginner through to the home pro, includes around eight recipes, a sit down feast with a glass of wine and comprehensive PDF recipe booklets. 

Private Tuition

I had the absolute pleasure of attending my first cooking class with the lovely Chef Sam Gowing. A few years back I never would have dreamt that I would be so lucky to be working with such amazing people and discovering my passion for food. There was a week back in 2016 where I made up a bunch of fried rice and that’s all I ate for a whole week. Like we’re talking breakfast, lunch and dinnerI had no idea about cooking (clearly) and wasn’t interested in learning about what I was putting into my body. Fast forward 3 years and I’ve got the privilege of learning from the best. 

Stacey & Ash – My Kitchen Rules

Private Chef – By Appointment.  


Asia Pacific

Samantha Gowing  is the consulting Wellness Chef and CSR Ambassador for 2024 with Club Med Asia Pacific.
Agrisud is an organisation who educates local farmers with best farming practices to eliminate the use of pesticides. 

Club Med partners with Agrisud to support those farmers who implement these practices by purchasing their local produce in return.

Spend an afternoon at the Club Med Bali resort with local farmers and understand the farm-to-table process while experiencing a Balinese cooking workshop with our Executive Chef.

Enhance your experience by inviting our Ambassador Samantha Gowing – author of Food as Medicine, to facilitate your hands-on cooking experience.


Bites, camera, action! 

Learn to Cookalong, live and online in the comfort and safety of your own home.  We offer fun, healthy online cooking classes and live streamed corporate workshops. Join in for a fun-filled Cookalong, Byron style, and cheer up your crew with a dad joke or two as we demonstrate a full menu of recipes for you to cookalong to. Simply gather the ingredients and equipment in advance, then tune into the tailor made interactive live stream. #cookalong

What They Say …

Since leaving MasterChef Australia last year, I have been looking for ways to expand my food knowledge, particularly around ingredients and nutrition, there are so many claims out there and when your passion is feeding people, you want to make sure you’re getting it right, there was so much more I wanted and needed to know.

Along came Chef Sam Gowing. I had been searching for the right course, for the right teacher – I wanted someone with a great deal of experience, I wanted to be taught by a chef, and I wanted to be taught by a chef with a strong interest in nutrition, I couldn’t quite believe it when I found Sam – there she was, a huge career as a chef, passionate and successful career as a teacher and…. a qualified clinical nutritionist, I hit gold!

Sam’s generosity of spirit and her incredible passion for her work cannot help but shine through, she exudes enthusiasm and she has an astonishing wealth of knowledge. I gained so much from my work with Sam, it was the springboard for me to continue learning and she gave me such encouragement to remain on my career path. I look forward to working with Sam at any opportunity in the future, she is so motivating and genuinely interested – what a find.                                                                Mandy Hall – MasterChef


Ask us about Events, Tuition, Private Cooking Classes or Online Learning. Email and tell us what you are looking for.
Or you can call or SMS 0411 852 387 (+61).

Cancellation Policy

Gowings Food Health Wealth & Byron Bay Cooking School reserve the right to alter, amend all or any of the arrangements contained within events, cooking classes, consulting and mentoring programs. No refunds. A replacement may be nominated. We cannot accept responsibility for students or delegates’ late transport or non-arrivals due to delays.


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