Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Australia’s South West annually hosts anything from world-class events attracting internationally-renowned chefs, surfers and musicians to excellent farmers’ market and craft fairs celebrating local produce and talent. The following list of events will provide an excellent indication of the variety of events. For more information, connect with a local visitor centre during your stay. 

Use the search buttons below to select dates, themes or locations for events. 

Dinner party masterclasses with chef George Cooper

All Events

Food by the Chef - George Cooper. Food by the Chef - George Cooper. Image by Ines Pandzic

Exciting young south west chef George Cooper is introducing cooking masterclasses to his Food by the Chef private dining experiences this winter.

Learn some of George’s tricks of the trade to make your next dinner party simple, tasty, and stress-free.

Each lesson will provide different tips, tricks and dinner party elements:

  • Sunday 18 June - Show stopping snacks, making a cheap cut taste good, a simple dessert with flavour
  • Saturday 1 July - All about bread, salt salt salt, something sweet
  • Saturday 8 July - How-to guide to tapas, a chocoholic’s dream

Classes are held in George’s commercial kitchen in Dunsborough (6/9 Griffin Drive – off Commonage Road) from 10am for $95 per person including lunch and a take-home recipe book. 

Email to reserve your space and visit for more information.

About George and Food by the Chef

George Cooper is making a name for himself in WA’s Margaret River region. Hailing from the UK, 29-year-old George and his wife Kayleigh moved to WA in 2012 and chose to live in the south west largely because of the abundance of fresh produce available in the region.

After stints in high profile local kitchens, George and Kayleigh created Food by the Chef – a private dining experience providing unique and memorable dining in people’s homes and holiday accommodation. Food by the Chef was born from an increasing number of requests from friends and associates for George to cater for their in-home events.

George matches classic ingredients with modern culinary techniques to create delicious and exciting food. He enjoys pushing boundaries and featuring local in-season produce, much of which he grows himself.

George’s background in English Michelin plays a big part in his drive, dedication and passion for what has become the most sought after private dining experience in the Margaret River region.

George has been a guest chef at Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Taste of Perth, and the Truffle Kerfuffle. He has worked in kitchens across England and Australia, in 2007 was named Young Chef of the Year and he even appeared on the first series of English Masterchef the Professionals – the youngest to be nominated.

Start Date: 01 Jul 2017 10:00 AM

End Date: 01 Jul 2017 14:00 PM


Street: 9 Griffin Drive

Town/City: Dunsborough

Contact Details

Name: Kayleigh Cooper


Mobile: 0452 623 544


Also in this section