Learn to Prepare a Range of Delicious Dishes

Learn to Prepare a Range of Delicious Dishes

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 Gastronomy Lovers Group – Inspired By Participants & Members

  • Under The Auspices of Master Chef George Halkides &
  • Represented and Hosted at MONKFISH VENUE
  • 75 Chrisoneras No.2 8574 (opposite Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel), Kissonerga, Paphos, Cyprus 

Gastronomy Classes Monthly Every Last Friday from 10.30am

Winery Sponsor: VOUNI PANAYIA

Endorsed By: IHRA International Hotels and Restaurants Association

“A culinary journey passionately unfolded”




‘ISRAELI & JEWISH CUISINE’ (Global Cuisine Cultures Initiative)

'Israeli authentic cuisine is a fusion of the Jewish food culture’ - learn more at the event!

Presentation by: Jewish Member Alice Shani

Member Anne Brown Discussion ‘Gastronomy Discoveries of my trip to Israel’


‘ARAB FOOD CULTURE’(Global Cuisine Cultures Initiative)

Presentation planned in co-operation with JOUD CATERING




Cypriot Member Maggie Rice Group Discussion ‘Cyprus Free Food’

Cypriots incorporate forage greens, field and woodland mushrooms,

wild asparagus, capers and hedge berries - learn more at the event!



Presentation planned in co-operation with SERIAL GRILLER (2nd presentation)

‘Marinating & Spicing Techniques’



Theme concept recommended by Members Maggie Rice & Anne Brown

Master Chef George Halkides takes the challenge: ‘Fresh v Quick/Convenience Foods’

Whether you are trying to stick to a budget or want to be prepared for emergencies, knowing how to make the most of the ingredients you have on hand is a great cooking skill!

  • Culinary Themes subject to seasonal availability and change by prior notice.
  • Dietary requirements strictly observed.



An Introduction

The Cyprus School of Gastronomy is part of the Gastronomy Cyprus Group which promotes specialist Gastronomy and Wine Appreciation Demonstrations, Events and Excursions for locals and International visitors. Experience Master, Executive Chefs and guest cooks – local in Cyprus and from abroad, preparing local dishes, such as Troodos Trout and International dishes, who during the culinary classes communicate innovative ideas for preparation, marinating, techniques, cooking methods and presentation par-excellence, in what promises to be a brilliantly informative demonstration, sharing ingenious culinary ideas. These fun, monthly informal classes are designed for enthusiastic intermediate cooks, focusing on specific cuisines. There’s absolutely no substitute for touching, feeling and tasting mouth watering cuisine. We invite you to savour the aroma, experience flavours that will revive your senses, and take a culinary journey that will reinvigorate your passion for food. Your experience will be an unforgettable one!



(Optional By Attendance/Priority By Attendance)



ALL FOR ONLY €150. SAVE €66.00! Benefit from flexible attendance terms.



€18pp (reduced to €13pp for Daily Deals customers) includes: Demonstration/Ingredients/Tasting/Arrival Coffee/Tea.

Other Food & Beverages ordered are payable by consumption direct to the venue.


Please bring to classes a notepad/pen to make a note of recipes/ingredients/method to try at home.



The organisers welcome attendance from physically impaired individuals, providing a British Certified Care Assistant for their comfort and convenience during the event.



Anne Brown & Mary Tyson

“We have been attending the Cyprus School of Gastronomy since the beginning. It is our monthly treat where we meet friends, new and old, and of course, where we learn so much from Chef George. The highlight is when we get to eat all the delicious food that he has demonstrated and cooked. The new venue Monkfish this year (2019) is Chef George’s and wife Jaana’s very own fine seafood restaurant, which continues to serve us their delicious food and impeccable service – long may it continue!”


Andrew Oliver Musician

“It was such a privilege to be in the company of such a great chef and a gentleman: Master Chef George Halkides, who showed us step by step what a joy good cooking can be. The chef really involved us with plenty of sniffing and tasting and even a little filleting, it was really special.”


Thorsten Quakernack Wealth Manager 3D Global

“It was great that we had the opportunity of participating and trying the food during the preparation process. I also found the fee excellent value for money. I will certainly recommend the class to interested cooks. One thing is certain, the seafood dishes I learnt to cook with the brilliant chef are sure to please my own guests. He gave us his incredible gift of taking wonderful, fresh ingredients and turning them into rich presentations of succulent, mouth-watering cuisine. I took home a wealth of tips that I will definitely use in my own cooking process. Not to mention, memories of the nice surroundings and my fantastic fellow students. Thanks for making cooking so much fun!”


Gardy Wiechern

“I enjoyed the seafood culinary demonstration very much. The lesson offered to my surprise not only cooking of prawns, mussels, calamari and octopus, it included fish such as sea bass, tuna and mackerel. We learnt the best ways how to store the different types, got hints about freezing and thawing and cutting whole fish to fillets. We had the opportunity to fillet a fish after the formal instruction by the chef. We cleaned and cut prawns, octopus and calamari and learned the techniques that influence the final cooking process. After preparing different interesting recipes together, we learnt how to smoke fish which was an extra highlight on the day before we all enjoyed a great meal of our cooked seafood whilst discussing between ourselves the hints, tips and cooking methods we had learned from a wonderful, professional and very experienced Master Chef. The enthusiasm of Master Chef George Halkides alongside his passion to share his knowledge and techniques with the participants is most definitely a feature of the event.”


Christiane Liedtke

“Master Chef George Halkides offers a unique opportunity for curious hobby chefs and all those who want to get an inside view of the professional art of cooking, to watch and take part in the preparation of various dishes. Afterwards the prepared food can be tasted and enjoyed in an elegant atmosphere. Always relaxed and good-humoured, the Master Chef leads his group through the morning, starting from the perfect preparation of the ingredients, on to step-by-step instructions of the cooking process, to the final presentation of the food. In the course of his demonstrations, he uncovers secrets of his cooking, gives tips for shopping for the ingredients and also explains local herbs and spices that will create the special scents and aromas of each dish. Questions are welcome, as well as actively participating and practising skills for preparing the dishes, such as the filleting of fish and the filling of courgette flowers with an aromatic rice filling. Very delicious! All the participants can taste the dishes afterwards at the dining table. Participants just can't wait to get home and try the recipes for themselves.”


Helen Hull

"I can thoroughly recommend the school. Master Chef George Halkides is extremely knowledgeable, well organised and very well prepared. During the demonstration, he invites questions and participation and most importantly, he makes it all fun. All this and we ate the delicious food afterwards overlooking a stunning location. It was very difficult to choose a favourite dish - they were all so delicious. I learned a lot and laughed a lot - it's a winning combination!"



The response from the IHRA International Hotels and Restaurants Association Dr. Ghassan, referring to the project Gastronomy Cyprus, which aims to revive the local food producing villages and encourage tourism to experience the real gastronomy in Cyprus, was; “excellent idea, bravo, finally someone is taking care about Gastronomy in Cyprus. Good luck, ready to help!”


Dr. Ghassan AIDI President International Hotels and Restaurants Association (IHRA) 42 Avenue General Guisan 1009 Pully (Lausanne) Switzerland.




  • Classes restart on the last Friday of June 2020
  • One voucher per person
  • May buy multiple vouchers
  • May attend any one class
  • Each class limited to 18 places
  • Call early to reserve your preferred class
  • Reservation required. Call Janice on 99987672 or contact by email janiceruffle@gmail.com to choose your class
  • Present your voucher when you attend the class of your choosing
  • Not valid with other offers


  • Discover how to make a variety of delicious dishes
  • 5 classes to choose from
  • Classes every last Friday of the month starting at 10.30 am
  • Includes professional demonstration, tasting and ingredients
  • Fun and informative
  • Complimentary tea/coffee or soft drink on arrival
  • At the MONKFISH Venue (opposite Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel)

Deal address


The Cyprus School of Gastronomy is operated under full licences associated to the Cyprus’ Government Departments.

Operations Manager: Janice Ruffle

E: janiceruffle@gmail.com

T: +357 99-987672

Master Chef: George Halkides

T: +357 99-699466

Guest Hospitality Manager: Jaana Chalkides

T: +357 99-379382

FB: Cyprus School of Gastronomy - Monkfish


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