You’ve heard noodlies food blog rave about SBS Cafe and it’s chef, Ashraf Saleh before.  He’s responsible for so many wonderful creations at [email protected] including the popular and mouthwatering Portuguese chicken panini below.

Ashraf is  versatile, inventive, experienced and passionate, receiving glowing reviews in many feature articles over the years. He has created menus for fine dining restaurants as well as modern “pub and cafe“style environments.


 As executive Chef of Baileys Restaurant – Ensemble Theatre, Ashraf was responsible for creating exciting menus reflecting the best produce of the season while being at the forefront of food trends. His passion spilled over into teaching when he developed a range of popular cooking classes that left students inspired and wanting more.  Ashraf is an enthusiastic Chef who is excited about sharing his knowledge and love of food with others.

I was very excited to know he’s teaching cooking classes at North Sydney Community Centre.

Ashraf has been inspired by flavours of the world and will show you how to combine some of his characteristic ingredients to produce delicious dishes. Learn to prepare desserts and pastries, Modern Australian, French and Mediterranean cuisines. With the growing demand for children’s cooking classes, Ashraf takes popular fast food favourites and creates healthier alternatives that your child will enjoy creating and LOVE to eat!

Ashraf’s Easy Entertaining, starting March 17th, 6.30-9.30pm for 3 weeks, costs $100 (plus $60, covers ingredients for entire course) at North Sydney Community Centre.

To register
Please email [email protected] or phone 9922 2299 to register your interest.

 The lovely Susan from the North Sydney Community Centre also tells me they also run a range of culturally diverse cooking classes, too:

★ African Journey – 6.30-9.30pm – Weds – Feb 9 – 4 weeks – $135
★ Indian Banquet – 10am-2pm – Sunday March 27 – $75
★ Turkish Cooking – 6.30-9.30pm – Mon – March 7 – 4 weeks – $135
★ Regional French Cooking – 6.30-9.30pm – Weds – March 9 – 4 weeks – $135
★ Fresh Pasta Workshop – 10am-2pm – Sunday Feb 27 – Saturday March 5 – $75
★ Japanese Cooking and Culture – 10am-2pm – Sunday March 20 – $75
Check out their website for more info.
Additional photography provided by North Sydney Community Centre.