Australian Rock Lobster Masterclass


Unleash your inner chef and elevate your culinary skills with our immersive lobster cooking class led by our expert chef. Impress your guests with perfectly cooked lobsters and savour a decadent meal. At VIVE, we take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our live lobsters are sourced directly from the renowned Red Claw Seafoods, trusted by acclaimed chefs such as BSY from S’more, Dan Hong, and Jordan Toft…

This particular class is designed for pairs, with each ticket covering admission for 2 people at a cost of $460 (that is $230 pp). To ensure an optimal allocation of lobsters, we kindly ask that bookings be made in even numbers.

However, if you find yourself in an odd-numbered group or if you're an individual eager to participate, worry not! We will take note of your interest and make every effort to find a suitable match for you.

Don't hesitate to contact us at and let us know you'd like to join in the culinary excitement. We'll be delighted to assist you in any way we can!

* The price per person is $230.

What you’ll learn

You will learn the art of sourcing, preparing, and cooking the Australian Rock Lobster, one of the most coveted delicacies in the country. Under the guidance of our expert chef, you will also learn the techniques to create a refined and sophisticated restaurant-quality meal that perfectly complements the rich flavours of the lobster. Elevate your culinary repertoire and indulge in a gastronomic journey that will leave you with unforgettable memories. On the menu: 

  • Lobster Thermidor
  • “The” Fondant Potatoes
  • Butter Leaf Salad
  • Mandarin Granita


This class is only available in pairs (each ticket is for 2 people).

What you’ll get

Our VIVE experienced chef will impart valuable knowledge and skills, elevating your culinary repertoire and giving you the confidence to prepare a decadent yet refined lobster meal that is sure to impress your guests. Cherish this memory for years to come and relive the flavours of the Australian Rock Lobster, a true delicacy that you will learn to master.

In short:

  • Cooking Skills that will last you a lifetime including learning how to process a live Rock Lobster (of course, our lovely chef will be here to guide you).
  • Cook a lobster sourced from the renowned Red Claw Seafoods
  • Delicious dishes to enjoy with your fellow classmates during the class.
  • Any leftovers to take home.
  • The recipes for all the dishes prepared during the class.

What to bring

  • Your love of Lobster and your appetite.
  • We recommend you wear comfortable closed-toe shoes as you will be standing for most of the time.

In most cases, we will be able to cater for food allergies. However as our number one priority is our students’ safety, we recommend you contact us at to discuss your specific dietary. In saying that, this class is not suitable for Vegan or Vegetarian. 

Do I get to eat the food I make?

Yes, and you are welcome to bring take away boxes if you want to bring home the leftovers.

Do you cater for people who have allergies?

In most cases we can, however as our number one priority is our students’ safety, we will advise you what precaution we will need to take. Please let us know your allergy once you reach the check-out page.

Can I drink during the class?

Yes, you can, we are fully licensed. You can purchase your drinks from us on the day. Please keep in mind that we will be using sharp tools and exposed to hot surfaces, and we reserve the right to refuse entry or ask students to leave the school if the staffs feel the person(s) is/are intoxicated or may cause harm to themselves or anyone else attending the scheduled class or event.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Our adult classes are reserved for people above the age of 16. We permit children of 12 years old to 15 years old to attend our adult class so long as each child will be accompanied and cooking with a responsible adult. Please kindly inform us in the note section (no. of children & ages) when making the booking.

Upon your arrival to VIVE Cooking School venue

  • Hand-sanitizer will be made available.
  • We recommend you to wear a face mask during the class.

During the cooking class session

  • Disposable food-grade gloves will be made available.
  • Individual eating-ware, drinking glass, water jugs will be provided at each workstation.

What is expected from our students

To combat the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, we can’t do it all alone, and we need your help. This is why we ask our students for the following:

  • Please respect the social distancing rules, and stay at your allocated workstations.
  • If you feel unwell before the class, please stay home and get in touch with us via email.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 update page for more information.

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Maximum tickets 8 at a time.
For more than 8, please book a private event.

Trevor Vyner
Trevor Vyner
Thank you for a wonderful experience and for helping us create a great shared memory for our Christmas Party. We had fun, learned some great cooking tips and shared a wonderful meal. Jodie and Serta were very engaging, professional, helpful and fun. We would recommend this event to anyone looking for something a little different and with an interest in food and cooking.
Lauren Basi
Lauren Basi
Such an enjoyable experience this evening for the cooking Italian class. Miyoki was a wonderful, personable teacher with so much knowledge. Santa seamlessly arranged, organised and tidied behind the scenes. The class really exceeded our expectations. We’ll be back again Thank you
Justynka Lesniak
Justynka Lesniak
Great experience for our family of 4. Highly recommend!
Micael Boucard
Micael Boucard
Fantastically organised, good numbers and superb venue. And obviously an amazing and memorable experience thanks to our Chef and team!
We did a Mexican cooking class as part of a team building event a few days ago and it was great. We learnt how to make ceviche, pulled pork tacos and the best guacamole I've ever tasted. We all had a fun time and and are keen to try the recipes at home. Huge thanks to Mikiko and Jean-Luc.
sabrina smith
sabrina smith
Took my team here for a work bonding event and we had the best time. The setup is amazing and perfect that we all surround each other as we’re cooking. The teacher was knowledgeable and organisation was like clockwork. One of the best bowls of Ramen I have ever had too!
Harman Johnston
Harman Johnston
A remarkable cooking class! Engaging, delicious, and educational. The instructor's expertise and hands-on approach made it exceptional. Highly recommend for culinary enthusiasts. Can't wait to return!
Scott Davidson
Scott Davidson
What a great experience. Great set up, great chef and assistants, lots of fun.
Fiona Agostini
Fiona Agostini
My experience attending the Molecular cuisine class with Jodie & Michelin was nothing short of brilliant. The class was well-organized, informative, and fun. We learned about the science behind molecular gastronomy and got to experiment with new techniques and ingredients. Jodie and Michelin were excellent instructors, answering all our questions and providing helpful tips along the way. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in exploring the fascinating world of molecular cuisine.
Paul Clayton (digiDirect)
Paul Clayton (digiDirect)
We held a corporate event at VIVE and the afternoon was a roaring success, Chef Jodie was amazing and was so patient with our large group of staff. I would highly recommend the VIVE team, they were on the ball, attentive and helped us produce two great dishes.