Community Workshop Series by The Corner Store Network

Sun 8th October, 2023 – Sat 4th November, 2023
Various locations
Price: $100–$120
Baking and patisserie techniques, quintessential Moroccan cooking and home-brewed filter coffee masterclasses are running as part of this community initiative.

Oakleigh-based Corner Store Network is a family-run social enterprise that works closely Timor-Leste, sourcing coffee and jarred preserves from the small nation and improving outcomes for the locals. Thus far it’s sent almost a million Aussie dollars to Timorese farmers.

To further its mission, Corner Store Network is running a six-part community workshop series where you can master Spanish cooking with Movida’s sous chef, nail patisserie techniques with a former Falco pastry chef, cook brunch with a former Gimlet chef, learn to pour latte art with Corner Store’s head roaster and [get the ins and outs of Moroccan cooking with a Free to Feed alumnus. Corner Store Network’s passion for reducing food waste through preserves is tied in, with a few of the workshops incorporating different house-made preserves.

Program dates:
Spanish cooking workshop with Movida sous chef Lily McGrath: 10.30am–1.30pm, October 8 at Farmer’s Market Kitchen, Alphington. $120.

Breakfast and brunch workshop with former Gimlet demi chef Felicity Hall: 9am–11.30am October 11 at Corner Store’s Preserving Kitchen, Oakleigh. $100.

Filter coffee masterclass with Corner Store Network barista Issy Borley and co-founder Jake Mahar: 9.30am–11.30am October 21 at Corner Store’s coffee roastery, Oakleigh. $100.

Baking and patisserie workshop with former Falco pastry chef Jamie Teo: 4pm–6.30pm October 25 at Corner Store Network’s coffee roastery, Oakleigh. $110.

Moroccan cooking workshop with former Free to Feed instructor Orlin Ben Ami: 10.30am–1.30pm October 29 at Farmer’s Market Kitchen, Alphington. $120.

Espresso and latte art masterclass with a Corner Store Network roaster Daiki Murata and co-founder Jake Mahar: 9.30am–11.30am November 4 at Corner Store Network’s coffee roastery, Oakleigh.