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About Matters of Taste

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Matters of Taste Kitchen

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Let’s face it, learning to cook or expanding on culinary knowledge is an essential skill to acquire.

The simple act of eating keeps us alive. Cooking is a pleasure to some and a chore to others!

As a result of teaching more than 70,000 clients since 1997, I know there are 3 main challenges we all face in the kitchen.

  1. Knowing what to cook.
  2. Knowing how to cook it.
  3. Finding the time to find reliable tasty recipe inspiration.

We all have to eat every day. It’s more than just a physical need. Eating is also a way to enjoy the company of family and friends.

At Matters of Taste, we specialise in teaching people the skills to cook beautiful fresh food at home every day.

Daily dinner dilemmas become a distant memory and the ability to create special occasion dishes using fresh ingredients are at your fingertips.

Is cooking a pleasure for you?

Our range of classes will satisfy your desire for more. Let us assist in developing you to become the very best cook you can.

Is cooking a chore for you?

Let us show you how to master kitchen skills. You can then easily create dishes bursting with flavour that you’ll be proud of.

“I am on a mission to teach others how to enjoy preparing beautiful food on a daily basis. Food that is both nutritious and delicious”. Tracey Cotterell

In every class, our talented team are committed to ensuring you learn, and are inspired by, their teaching. We are qualified chefs and love what we do. Meet our bunch (of friendly coconuts) below.

Success in the kitchen is a wonderful thing. Bridging the gap between knowledge and wisdom is a key to achievement.

We will teach you this art so you finally have the skills, know-how and recipes to cook with conviction. It becomes easy and pleasurable. You’ll be able to successfully prepare and enjoy fresh and exciting meals at home whenever your heart desires.

Meet the rest of the Team!

We’re a friendly bunch of coconuts!

Tracey Cotterell

Tracey Cotterell

FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND TEACHER

Get to know Tracey
Tracey Cotterell

Tracey Cotterell

FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND TEACHER


Favourite Meal: Medium Big Mac Meal
Anthony Cotterell

Anthony Cotterell

OPERATIONS MANAGER

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Anthony Cotterell

Anthony Cotterell

OPERATIONS MANAGER


Favourite Meal: Kraft Mac and Cheese
Bryonie Carter

Bryonie Carter

TEACHER KITCHEN MANAGER

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Bryonie Carter

Bryonie Carter

TEACHER KITCHEN MANAGER


Favourite Meal: Alphabet Spaghetti

Tina Kagi

Kitchen Assistant

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Tina Kagi

Kitchen Assistant


Favourite Meal: #27 from the Dragon Palace
Zulma Schubert

Zulma Schubert

Kitchen Assistant

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Zulma Schubert

Zulma Schubert

Kitchen Assistant


Favourite Meal: HotDog from Bunnings
Hayley Cotterell

Hayley Cotterell

Administrative Assistant

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Hayley Cotterell

Hayley Cotterell

Administrative Assistant


Favourite Meal: Fish Fingers

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Corporate Classes

Are you looking for a fun and unique event to share with your team or clients? Think cooking school!

Culinary Tours

Enjoy beautiful food experiences and feed your passion for culinary knowledge. Step out of the ordinary.

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Meet the team

Tracey Cotterell

Tracey Cotterell
FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND TEACHER
Tracey Cotterell

TECH DIP HOTEL CATERING AND INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT

Tracey has been in the food industry since completing her Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Management in 1982 in the UK. She worked for an outside catering company in London, then joined her parents in rural West Sussex running

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Tracey Cotterell

Tracey Cotterell

FOUNDER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND TEACHER


Favourite Meal: