Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hello everyone,

We apologise for being a bit slow to respond to your emails.  Work, family, holidays, visitors and a lot of other things just weighed us both down for a while.

We’ve put together the schedule below to let you know what we’re planning.


St Albans: 4 classes plus a walking tour commencing Monday 21st May
In conjunction with Brimbank City Council,  Vietnam On a  Plate is conducting  classes from 6 PM to 9 PM for four Monday nights commencing Monday 21st May.  The course includes a Saturday morning walking tour through the St Albans Asian shopping precinct for students to learn how to source the ingredients.  The classes will be held in the very well equipped cooking school at the Catholic Regional College, St Albans. 

Cost is $200 for the 5 session course.  If you are interested, you must book with Brimbank Council.  Please click here for booking details. 

Limited to eleven participants and there are still vacancies

Footscray:  half-day Saturday “hands on” workshops at our home base.

The next available workshops will be on 30th June and 28th July.  
Start time 12 noon through to around 4:00 PM.  Maximum 8 per workshop.  The cost is $99 inc GST.  BYO apron and note book.  Printed recipes will be supplied.

Bookings are now open on 9332 6848, 0411 578 641 or 
by email to:

Cleanskin Kitchenware Cooking Classes at Phillip Island: Sunday 8th July and Sunday 25th November

Half-day hands on workshops at this very popular and well equipped venue which is within one of the better kitchenware stores one would see anywhere. 

For times, cost and other booking details go to the Cleanskin website


See you SOON at our exciting events! 

From all of us at VOAP :)  

Friday, May 4, 2012

This is St Albans - The Flavour of the West

Hi all, 

In conjunction with "This is St Albans  - The Flavour of the West" with Brimbank City Council, Mei Ling Perry of Vietnam on A Plate will be conducting the Cooking the St Albans Way" cooking classes over 5 sessions

The dates for  "Cooking the St Albans Way" with Mei Ling Perry of Vietnam on A Plate are as follows: 
4 x practical sessions in Food Technology Laboratory, Catholic Regional College St Albans: 21 May, 28 May, 4 June, 18 June 2012 (6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.)
1 x  field visit to the St Albans shopping precinct: 3 June 2012 (9.00 a.m - 11.00 a.m. or 12.00 noon - 2.00p.m.) 
The cost to participate is $200 for the 5 part series, limited to 10 participants. 

In addition, there is also a Vietnamese Language Course, taught by a friend of ours. The course will give one a basic understanding of the Vietnamese language and will be conducted upstairs at Ha Long, 31A Alfrieda Street, St Albans over 8 sessions (21 May, 28 May, 4 June, 18 June, 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July 2012). Those who like to take part in this course can do so at a cost of $275 for 8 classes, limited to 10 participants. 

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Brimbank City Council's Economic Development Unit at or call Brian O'Dwyer on 9249 4630. 

Alternatively, please visit the Brimbank City Council website for more details: