I have attended two different cooking classes, the food was delicious and the explanations and directions were easy to follow and Walter is very informative. I highly recommend the Trupp Cooking School – Carol De Nadai 7thNovember 2018

Attended a gastronomy cooking class, learnt a lot of new technique and had a ball. The class had a really hands on approach and left me with good theory and technique (notes included) to take home. Will happily attend future courses – Jake Harris 7thNovember 2018

I did the “Cooking for Beginners” 3 day course. Before this, I did not know how to cook at all. After completing the course I now have the confidence to follow simple cooking recipes anyone can do at home. I’ve learnt how to cook steak, crispy salmon, lamb tagine, beautiful pumpkin soup, chicken stir fry, tasty vegetables, apple pie, poached eggs and much more. The whole process was a fun enjoyable experience. If I can cook, you can too – Charles Huynh 6thNovember 2018

What started as an opportunity to catch up with girlfriends became a gloriously fun and informative course of culinary magnificence with the generous and wise true master chef Walter Trupp. Needless to say, we’ll be back. – Madam Wheels 1stNovember 2018

Trupp cooking school is just fantastic! Would recommend to everyone! Perfect place for a gift voucher for someone special too! Amazing cooking school – Tiffany 31stOctober 2018

An education of the highest order, with magnificent food and wine to be consumed as part of the experience. I cannot recommend it highly enough, I am a repeat student and have already booked more. You will not be disappointed regardless of your experience level – Rob Cleary 31stOctober 2018

Fantastic cooking classes! I’ve attended two cooking classes with the incredibly talented Walter Trupp & the knowledge & skill I’ve attained has transformed my cooking exponentially. Walter is clear, thorough & concise in explaining & demonstrating the mouthwatering dishes, fun too!! I can highly recommend Trupp Cooking School, it’s changed my life & my partner looks forward to dinners when it’s my turn to cook – Kathleen Connolly 24thOctober 2018

I love Walters cooking classes. When asked what I want for my birthday or Christmas I always say ” A Trupp Cooking Scool Voucher”!. I have been to many classes now and have learnt so much. I love that the classes are hands on and You get to cook the food and eat it too! They are small intermate classes so you can ask questions as you go and get advice. Walter teachers you so many techniques and how to combine flavours I would never have thought of! Highly recommend Trupp Cooking School – Catherine Anne Lee 23rdOctober 2018

Fantastic cooking school! I attended the Italian cooking course and was amazed by how many techniques I learnt. I now make fresh pasta regularly!!! Walter is an excellent teacher and provides so many useful tips, and the food is absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!! – Michael Wylie 23rdOctober 2018

I’ve attended two of Walter’s cooking classes now and have just bought a third as a Christmas present. Small groups where you can really experience individualised learning, you have a world class chef at your disposal to answer any questions you may have along the way. With comprehensive recipe sheets to take home, you are able to easily replicate what you’ve made in class and don’t have to spend the entire lesson taking notes. Both classes I’ve left feeling full, enjoying the most amazing cuisine that has been created on the day. Easily accessible and a short stroll to Prahran Market, this is the perfect gift for the foodie in your life or just someone who wants to improve their kitchen skills. Walter’s approach is easy going and nothing is too much hassle, catering to every skill level. I’ve attended classes on my own as well as with a friend, and both times have been made to feel very welcome and at ease. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these classes, and look forward to participating in many more! A must do when you’re in Melbourne – Brock Lynch 24thOctober 2018

Relocating to Melbourne for just this year I started attending Trupp Cooking School in South Yarra. Had I planned my time better, and after having experienced Walter’s professional and friendly style of teaching, I now wish I had booked my husband and myself in for the 16 session ‘chef@home’ course. As it was we completed the ‘Curries from Around the World’, Classic Sauces and Stocks’, ‘Spring in Italy’, ‘Vegetable Masterclass’, ‘North African Tangines and Classics’ and have ‘Traditional French Cooking’ and ‘Finger Food, Tapas and Canapés’ lessons to go. Walter shares information on the art of preparing and cooking food together with the science behind it – very hands on and lots of fun. Highly recommend these classes. We now enjoy making our own stocks, sauces and curry pastes and will not be buying them again – Judith Gilmore 24thOctober 2018

This cooking school is situated in the heart Chapel Street’s shopping, dining and entertainment precinct in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and is run by a 3 hat Chef, (Austrian) Walter Trupp. It had students attending from across the glob and he caters for individual and corporate groups. As I entered the place I was welcomed by Walter’s warm greeting and a professional cooking setting that has a delightful marriage of cooking tools with excellent Electrolux luxuries of modernity. Whilst S itting / standing in the school I had a wonderful view of the workshop-like kitchen where I could see this chef working, before I then created delicious recipes with other students that we sampled and completely devoured. All the products/ingredients I used were fresh and the dishes had the warmth of home-made food, coupled with the presentation of a true professional. This chef takes great care in selecting the best quality ingredients and being right next to Chapel Street markets assists this. I had a pleasant very cooking and dining experience with food of the most exquisite flavours. For this reason I highly recommend going to the Trupp Cooking School. All the best. Chrissy – Chrissy Garvan 22nd October 2018

What an amazing experience doing the Chef@home cooking course. Not only did I master some serious crowd pleasers but I also improved on some fundamental cooking techniques. Every class is informative and engaging – couldn’t possibly pick a favorite. – Charlotte Mather 22ndOctober 2018

 They were some of the best dishes I’ve ever eaten….thanks for the experience. – Melissa Haddrick 21st October 2018

I have attended a four-five hour class, and another three hour class here for hands on french cooking and also pie making. It was a wonderful time. I learned so much and Walter Trupp is a very skilled and informative but laid back teacher. Everything was provided including aprons, but make sure you wear comfortable protective shoes. Thr first class I attended we were a small class of about eight, and we worked in pairs, each pair making two or three absolutely delicious dishes which we eventually plated and transferred to the adjacent dining room, where we all took a deep breath before diving in and becoming gluttons. (Note to self .. next time bring some takeaway containers with me). It was all totally delicious and I have since used a number of the recipes again to great acclaim from my recipient friends. The second class had nine students and we made a heck of a lot of different pastries and pies. Including homemade filo pastry; and we learned how to blind bake; and the flavours ran the gamut from seafood and potatoe in a classic fish pie, to Moroccan fruity and spicy, to chicken, quiche lorraine, and a vegetarian asian pie. Ending with chocolate orange and date pie. Highly recommended. – Shelley Henley 21stJuly 2018

Great experience cooking with Walter. His willingness to challenge conventional thinking is greatly appreciated. His kitchen class room is perfectly setup. A great day! Thank you Walter.

-Matt Lovegrove – 20 November 2017

Learning heaps. Wealth of knowledge is shared. Great environment to learn in. Look forward to each class. Well worth the time spent there.

– John Lidonni- 7th October 2017

Enormous variety of organic nutritional foods that enhance your overall wellness and fitness.

– Mary Miller – 24th September 2017

Our office was in yesterday, and what a great day it was, thanks Walter it was a lovely day, and we learnt lots, and we left feeling very full. Can’t wait to go back.

-Micheal Casha – September 9th 2017

Loved the place hoping too make it back for more classes!! Love learning from someone with such advanced experience that only wants to share the knowledge. Best class

-Pheobe Analeisha Henderson- July 19th 2017

Had a very nice day French cooking with Walter in a class of six. It was busy and fruitful and full of lots of greats tips and techniques. And then we got to eat our way through the day and had a lovely and huge lunch in conclusion. The only piece of advice I offer to future students is to bring a few takeaway containers with you to class. At least six.

-Shelly Henly – 14th June 2017

We had a wonderful time cooking with Walter. Lots of helpful tips as we were cooking. He is knowledgeable in his profession and passes it on to the class. The dishes we made were amazingly good. I can’t wait to have our next dinner gathering and cook for our friends and family. Thank you Walter and I’ll be seeing you next month for the chef at home course.

-Susan Smith Hunter – 11 June 2017

Walter is an exceptionally talented chef. His skills are extraordinary and his passion for cooking really is inspiring!

Joanna Kujath- 19th May 2017

A fantastic experience awaits you at Trupp Cooking School. Walter Trupp has some serious pedigree and that he loves to share, and his passion for teaching Food Technology takes you all over the world. Highly recommended!

-Tony Smith – May 19th 2017

Thank you again Walter Trupp for his generosity in sharing his knowledge and passion not only for cooking but also for teaching. Highly recommend for learning how to cook, eat delicious food and have fun.

-Yvonne Friedman – May 19th 2017

Thoroughly recommend classes with chef Walter Trupp. he has perfected the experience of learning to cook into a wonderfully enjoyable, educational and delicious enterprise. The classes are well thought out and using only the best fresh ingredients, all dishes are created from the fully equipped state of the art chef’s kitchen, and thoroughly enjoyed in the delightfully social setting of dining around a table together with your classmates over a glass of wine. Each pair cooks a dish at a time, surmounting in an impressive array of flavours and courses to taste at the end of class when all the dishes are brought together. Chef Trupp takes good care of his students and is always looking out to make one’s experience all the more fulfilling through his teaching and accommodating approach. I really appreciate the opportunity to have experienced the Beginners classes as well as a class that is more specialised, Signature Dishes, having learnt many new skills in both and had a great time. If I were to have remained local to the area, I would have gone to many,many more of the classes. Wonderful fun and absolutely delicious – can only recommend!

  • Olga 23rdApril 2017

We have had some great experiences with Walter and his team. We take our staff once a year and always love his classes. If you like eating great food and enjoy learning how to cook it properly, these guys are the best!

-John Smith- January 24th 2017

Had awesome time. Lots of great tips. Lovely/ Easy street food recipes. Casual, easy going atmosphere. Great discussions. Clean and friendly.

 -Victoria Alexandrovna Murathodzic – January 23rd 2017

 I had a wonderful day with wonderful friends. I think our chef Walter was outstanding and he gave us the confidence to achieve realistic home cooking skills. I ll definitely be back!!

 -Bronwyn Dean – September 18th 2016

“We had so much fun and will definitely be looking to return as individuals with friends and hopefully for another work function in the not too distant future!”

– Nick Walker

“Just a quick message to say thanks for a great class on Saturday.
I really enjoyed the content and how it was delivered. You are both very natural, down-to-earth and informative people. I feel very inspired to get cooking and looking forward to fermenting and cooking alot of bone broth in the future! And cooking a lamb heart on the BBQ in summer….
Thanks again and all the best”.P.S I ordered cultures from Margaret who was lovely and very prompt – great customer service!”

– Kristy Thomas

“Just a quick note to thank you for the tapas class that Lisa and I attended on Saturday.
We were really impressed with your facilities and the design of the class.
The recipes were interesting (and very tasty). We’re looking forward to trying a few of them out at our next dinner party.”
Thanks again

– Bruce & Lisa

“We can’t thank you enough for the fantastic time we had on Friday. Your cooking class/competition was exactly what we were after with the perfect mix of cooking and fun! The whole team enjoyed themselves thoroughly and we will all be recommending your cooking school in the future.
Thanks again”

– Sarah Roe (corporate private function organiser)

“Attending Trupp Cooking School yesterday and learning about sustainable fish was fabulous. A truly impressive experience, wonderful way to learn and fabulous environment.
If you’re in Melbourne, book now. Seriously! Even if you can’t cook or just want to eat deliciousness for a day. GO!
I found Trupp via the cookbook, spotted in a local library here in Melbourne. It’s a very informative and easy read. I love their style of insight and care to people having healthy lives. There’s loads to learn about plastics, pesticides, eating well and creating time to do so!
Happy day to you,”

– Sam Bell

“It is very inspiring to discover a chef who is generous with his knowledge. The Trupp Cooking School offers an extensive range of classes about cooking and nutrition. Located near Prahran Market, there is a long benchtop/counter around which a small group of students can sit comfortably. Any seat is a good seat – an unobstructed view can be had from any angle. My husband and I enrolled in the class Knife Skills, as we each have our own knives – he has Aritsugu carbon steel knives, handmade with wood and bone handles and I have a hand-me-down cleaver and a sharp and shiny Shun knife (I don’t use his knives and he doesn’t use mine). Walter demonstrates and explains the techniques to julienne, chop, cut, bone, etc. as well as the proper way to sharpen knives. He passed around knives so that we could feel the difference between a knife that is of excellent, good or poor quality. He discussed cutting boards and how to wash them thoroughly to prevent contamination. Walter encourages questions and is very engaging. He stepped out from behind the counter to check each person’s efforts as we practiced on the fruits/vegetables with the supplied knives and board. I highly recommend this class for those keen to learn from a real expert. I purchased the book Trupps’ Wholefood Kitchen – Eat well, live well, feel great to which I’ve already begun to affix post-it notes. This is not just a cookbook, it’s a plain English commentary about how we take care of ourselves when it comes to what we eat.”

– Make Dumplings Blog

“I had the pleasure of attending Trupp Cooking School’s Christmas BBQ course in December.
What a fantastic class!
Booking the course online was simple. The space is large and incredibly well spaced with high quality cookware and appliances. You really do feel like you’ve walked into the dream kitchen of a top chef.
Walter is a gifted teacher; delivering his class in a straightforward but engaging way, often adding humor to the mix. I was made to feel right at home, regardless of my experience as a cook, and there seemed to be ample opportunity to ask questions about anything food related. Although the Christmas BBQ course was only 3 hour class, I learnt loads of techniques for cooking and preparation that I have already taken with me and applied to my own cooking. More than anything else, I had a great time! This was easily the best cooking class I’ve ever attended and I’ll definitely be signing up to do Chef Essentials!”

– Nick Fallu

“It has been an absolute delight to attend the Trupp Cooking School. Walter’s knowledge and expertise surpasses anything I have experienced from a culinary teacher.
He provides a fantastic environment to explore the world of food. Not only do you learn to cook exquisite dishes, but you also get a great insight into how a chef prepares and shops for ingredients.
I have just recently completed Walter’s Tasting School, which was the most educational and fun experience I have ever had in cooking.
Walter’s encouraging and friendly nature inspires you to work for beyond what you thought could ever be achieved in the kitchen. I look forward to doing many more of your classes”

– Connie Kisvardai

Thanks Walter, what a fabulous time I have had doing your cooking courses over past two months. I have learnt so much and it has given me the confidence to create some wonderful meals and dinners at home for friends and Rita. It was a bonus also in learning the skills and understanding what to look for when it comes to buying the best grades of fish and meat. You provide a holistic course which made it even more enjoyable and valuable. I am looking forward to my next fun cooking adventure with you.”

– Paul Harmer

” I have completed about 5 sensational classes with Walter & have found them to be the most rewarding & comprehensive classes I have done.
Walters knowledge, techniques & diversity in cooking from his world class background, allows his pupils to get the most out of every class.
He has a very down to earth nature which makes his classes a lot of fun and the class atmosphere is a very relaxed & exciting place to be.
I cannot wait for the new year to see what classes are install for me.
I also was the lucky winner of the draw for a brand new Kitchen Aid. (I love it)
Thank you so much Walter.”

– Mark Sansom

“I have attended many cooking classes but those held at Trupp Cooking School are second to none. Class sizes are small and importantly there is plenty of equipment and tools for everyone. The dishes and techniques I have learnt have been truly amazing and best of all is the opportunity to be taught from such a credentialed Chef as Walter Trupp. His talent and passion is extraordinary and he truly enjoys passing his vast knowledge to the students. I am looking forward to attending many more classes.”

– Kathryn Thomas

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