Sharpen your culinary skills

Learn. Eat. Have Fun.


Scenic Rim Cooking Classes Cooking School and Accommodation offer both private classes (your kitchen or ours) and regular public classes.

Each class is hands-on and centres around the preparation of a complete meal and culminates in a full sit-down lunch/dinner with complimentary local beverages. On arrival complimentary tea, coffee, juices and snack are available whilst we all get to know each other.

Based in Boonah in the heart of Scenic Rim, our cooking classes take place in the kitchen of Hammermeister House, an historic Queenslander set in beautiful gardens and with stunning views of the border ranges.

Food and eating is a joyous experience.
At Scenic Rim Cooking Classes, we create food to live for.

Upcoming Classes

Our classes, recipes and menu’s will give you the confidence you need to create a dinner party to ‘wow’ your guests. We cover a wide range of world cuisines and showcase local and seasonal produce wherever possible.

Please note: we are unable to make separate meals to cater for specific allergies and intolerances.


Food and eating should be a joyous experience and my aim is to create ‘food to live for’.

Let me ignite your passion for food, cooking and entertaining.

Caz Osborne - Owner

Caz grew up in the Sunny Queensland South East, she has lived Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and has travelled extensively across the globe, which she attributes to her early curiosity and later passion for the many cuisines she’s encountered.

Before starting Scenic Rim Cooking Classes Caz worked as Special Projects Manager for Brisbane City Council and previous to that was General Manager at Brisbane Powerhouse an Arts Precinct in New Farm, Brisbane.

Establishing a small hobby farm of 40 acres in 2008 in the beautiful Scenic Rim Caz expanded her culinary world and along with her husband Stephen established an olive grove, fruit orchard, vegetable gardens and a small herd of Dexter cattle. In her spare time, she owned and operated a local café and restaurant in Boonah 7days week for three years. She has owned and produce a range of products under the farm name, Kooroomba Gully. The range included pates, chutneys, sauces and relishes and was distributed through Scenic Rim Farm Box, nationally by food distributors and local Farmers Markets.

Recent times have seen Caz do private chef work for events and special one-off occasions. In 2019 Scenic Rim Cooking Classes started. Special, focuses on cooking and eating sustainably sourced foods from both land and sea. Caz has a keen interest in Australian Indigenous foods and how the play a part in sustaining us both culinary and our lands. Her passion is inspiring others to cook with creativity and showing people that healthy food can be delicious.

When not cooking, photographing, or talking about food, Caz enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs and playing golf badly. She also has committed to getting back into the saddle of her two horses Molly and Bella in 2022.


Based in Boonah in the heart of Scenic Rim, our cooking classes take place in the kitchen of Hammermeister House, an historic Queenslander set in beautiful gardens and with stunning views of the border ranges.

Centrally located in Boonah and a short walk to pubs, cafés, shops and churches. Hammermeister House is a short 12 minute drive to Kooroomba Vineyard and only 20 minutes to White Chapel Black Hall.

Offering accommodation for up to 6 guests in three bedrooms, two with direct access to the wrap-around verandahs.

Enjoy sunset drinks and meals prepared in the commercial grade kitchen, or take in the views as you cook on the deck using provided barbeque facilities. Collect eggs from the chickens and pick fresh herbs, tomatoes and other goodies from the garden for your breakfast.

Want a break from the kitchen? Have Caz from Scenic Rim Cooking Classes indulge you and your guests with stunning meals using local Scenic Rim produce.

The property is fully-fenced, furry friends are welcomed, features screens on all windows, airconditioning and a cosy fireplace. The verandahs and gardens make an excellent backdrop for wedding photoshoots.

Aerial View Hammermeister House Boonah

All our guests receive a special promo code to get 15% off Farm Tours at Summer Land Camels near Harrisville.


We absolutely loved our stay! Lovely home with some really nice personal touches. Nicely decorated. The photos don’t do this place justice. Would highly recommend for a little country getaway! We had a very comfortable stay with a fireplace well stocked and ready to go and the kitchen very well equipped for some serious cooking. Great value.

– Jacyln –

Great property in a lovely country town. This place has great old-time charm with some modern touches... plus the advantages of a large secure garden/yard. A fantastic view over Dugandan, Bunjurgen and Mount Alfred, with Mount Barney away in the distance.

– Christine –

What a beautiful place to stay!! The house was so full of light with a verandas on every side and has a fantastic garden (home to some lovely fairy wrens and a fire pit) which all gave plenty of spots inside and out to enjoy a relaxing couple of days. Though we packed some serious winter woollies in case we were cold at night or early in the morning we didn’t need any of them. The fireplace was enough to warm the entire house at night and the reverse cycle AC took the chill off in the mornings.The house has a great bath for two that was a great way to soothe tired bodies before relaxing in front of the fire for a quiet night in. Caz our host was great to deal with and very accommodating and the ‘girls’ gave us fresh eggs for our breakfast every day. We can’t wait to visit again and see what else we can find to explore around the local area. Definitely 5 stars from us.

– Jennifer & Gordy –


Hammermeister House is a beautifully restored Queenslander with wrap around verandahs providing guests with magnificent mountain views down to the New South Wales border ranges.

Situated on a third of an acre, the gardens – including old out-buildings – provide a charming backdrop for wedding photos.

The main bedroom is large with a full-size mirror especially made for you to see yourself in all your splendour on your wedding day.

Caz offers all meals, platters, and refreshments on the day to ensure everyone is well fed and satisfied.

With plenty of off-street parking, your bridal entourage will have space to relax and move about the house and gardens.

To appreciate what Hammermeister House and Caz can offer for your special day, we recommend you make a date to come and visit us.


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