Unique Experiences

We deliver unique experiences.

Melbourne is internationally renowned for world-class food, drink, and entertainment. Invite your guests to live like a Melbournian as we combine these three elements in each of our bespoke programs.

Multiple venues across the city allow us to cater for groups of all sizes, and work with you or your appointed agents to create an itinerary which will tick every box on your wishlist.

Dedicated Event Producers have all the tools to plan and execute perfect events on your behalf. Allow them to use existing relationships with Australia’s best suppliers to arrange for your catering, entertainment, audiovisual equipment and styling. We guarantee that you will enjoy your event experience as much as your guests.

Sushi Making Classes

This interactive class allows conference delegates to learn how to make sushi with one of Akachochin’s sushi master chefs. This Unique Experiences can be tailored in many different ways depending on your group size and requirements. You can elevate the class to a whole new level by starting the day at the local fish market and choose your fish with the chef, before heading back to the venue. The class also includes a sake tasting.

Wine Tasting Masterclass

Victoria is famous for its many wine regions including Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Gippsland and the Bellarine Peninsula. This interactive wine tasting is a unique experiences in learning how each of these local destinations grows and produces different grapes, and how the cool climate of Victoria is often one of the very best in the world for producing blends such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The class includes a grazing station of regional award winning produce and a take home gift.

Thai Cooking Classes

Bangpop is the busiest and most popular restaurant along the South Wharf Promenade, catering over 1,800 guests a week. It’s most famous for its traditional Pad Thai which will have you believing its straight from the streets in Bangkok. This Unique Experiences gives you the opportunity to learn the art of perfecting a flawless Pad Thai and Green papaya salad, accomplishing the balance of sweet, spicy and sour. Then sit down after and enjoy your dishes with a cold Singha beer on the waterfront.

Sake Tasting Classes

This famous rice wine from Japan is starting to become more and more popular through out Melbourne, with small izakaya’s popping up in the laneways of the city. Akachochin was one of the original Japanese sake houses to arrive in Melbourne, and has long been popular for one of the widest and most diverse ranges of Sakes available. This unique experience includes a master class in the product and how to enjoy it warm and cold. Includes a tasting plate of fresh sashimi.

Progressive Dinner 'Dine Around'

Why dine at one venue when South Wharf Promenade has FIVE venues for you to sample. If your delegation has only the one night in Melbourne as part of your conference, this is a great way to sample multiple venues, all along the Yarra River edge. Start this Unique Experience with a platter of sushi, before dining on Thai and Tapas, followed by a perfectly cooked local beef steak, and finishing the night with a decadent dessert. All matched with great local wines of course.

Paella Cooking Classes

One of the best ways to bring people together is over a large pan of Paella. This Unique Experience allows guests to select their own fillings for their personalised paella, and once it’s on and simmering, they get to sit back and enjoy a glass of specially selected wine that matches their paella. If it’s a competitive group of delegates you’ve got, we can make it a ‘MasterChef’ style challenge with a collection of chefs ready to judge the perfect paella.

Burger Making Masterclass

Meat Markets head chef  will share his secrets on what makes the perfect burger as he guides you through choosing and preparing meat including that all important fat to meat ratio, choosing the right bun and condiments & how to quick pickle any vegetable. The experience concludes on the terrace where you will enjoy your burger creation with anice cold beer to match.

Pizza Making

Want to know how to make perfectly cooked Neapolitan pizza? Whether you are lucky enough to have a wood-fired oven in your back yard, or have a regular domestic oven, our highly skilled pizzaioli will show you how to make pizza dough from scratch, and transform it into an award winning pizza. It’ll be more than just your average cooking class!

Unique Experiences

Cocktail Making

Learn how to create your own drinks with our professional and enthusiastic mixologists who’ll teach you how to shake, muddle and blend the perfect cocktail. Organise it for fun or as a team building exercise for your delegates, and we can tailor activities to suit the participants regardless of whether there’s 15 or 500 people. Themed packages are also popular, like Mad Men, Casino Royale or 1920’s Prohibition, but most importantly whichever option is chosen you get to drink what you make.