Zest Cooking
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What people have said about Zest Cooking!

An evening with food prepared by Zest Cooking is a unique experience! Barry’s attention to detail is absolutely amazing. Our seven course degustation dinner was a work of art and taste sensation. We enjoyed such courses as scallop tartare with white chocolate and lamb sous vide with peas, nuts and mushrooms with wild flowers. I watched as he painted the underside of mint leaves with a chocolate using a small paint brush — this being the garnish for the tiramisu flower pot desserts. One great bonus of this style of catering is that it gives the host the opportunity to pair with each course with beautiful wines from his/her cellar.

Jill and Rob French.

Words seem to fail us in trying to thank you sufficiently for an absolutely awesome dining experience on Saturday. Wow — how truly delicious was every taste! The exquisite flavours of each course were simply unbelievable and it was difficult to choose one’s favourite because they were all so bloody marvellous!

We are sure that Shannon Bennett would have applauded Barry’s creativity and gastronomical flair and marvelled at his amazing menu! Ten courses of perfection was quite an extraordinary feat in itself and he is truly an amazing person.

Karen and Rob


We would like to thank both yourself and your staff, for the absolutely sensational meal served to ourselves and our guests the other Saturday night. Not only was the food fabulously delicious, but it was presented with a style and flair that we have not seen before. A magnificent time was had by all.

Once again, many thanks, Peter & Jenny.

Dear Barry,

Thank you very much for a truly memorable feast. You have put edible back into incredible.

Best wishes, Keith.

Dear Barry

Your excellent contribution to our dinner party last night has meant that our 40th wedding anniversary is truly memorable. Without exception, our guests were 'blown away' by the menu - to quote one guest - your cooking is 'out of this world'. Your fastidious presentation was definitely a work of art.

With the greatest respect, Lynette and Vincent.

Dear Barry

I would like to thank you for the fabulous dinner. You are amazing - the extent to which you carry out your detailing and finesse is brilliant. An inspiration! Judy I would like to thank you very much for a sensational night last weekend. The dinner was simply spectacular; both in terms of presentation and taste. My friends are still talking about the food, indeed the whole experience; and indeed the 'menu' has been lauded around to all their friends. If word of mouth is, indeed, a marketing tool, then you have an army of promoters out there.

All the best, Steve.

Thank you for the most delicious meal - I have not stopped talking about it! The 'Mezze plate' was magnificent - each morsel more delectable than the next! And then culminating in the fabulous goat cheese cake - just fabulous! Barry, thank you once again for your fabulous and delicious work - it made the evening just marvelous.

Our best wishes to you, Sue.

Dear Barry

Thank you for a wonderful evening - I'm bowled over by your talent - quite the most delicious and beautifully presented food I have had since coming to Australia 15 years ago - I can't tell you how much I appreciate the skill and amount of work that went into our beautiful dinner.