About Us

Perth’s number one hub for all things foodie and cooking! For all your catering, cooking, corporate events, team building, cooking classes, special events, venue hire, consultancy, long table lunches requirements… get in touch!

Here at Taste Budds we’re really passionate about great food. Cooking it, eating it and enjoying it with like-minded people. Chef Sophie Budd has been cooking for 20 years and has been fortunate enough to work with some of the best chefs in the world including Rick Stein, Gennaro Contaldo, Jamie Oliver and Antonio Carluccio.

At Taste Budds we promise you three things: GREAT food, a GOOD time and a FULL tummy!




Our Ethos

In a world of processed and fast food we endeavour to bring people back to basics, to teach them how to cook from scratch using simple, workable recipes so they can go home and cook for their friends and family, eating around a table, having conversations and turning off the tv.

Chef Sophie is sourcing as much produce for the classes and catering from WA, if not WA then within Australia. She harvest twice a week from the garden at Perth City Farm just a few kilometres down the road and uses as many small producers as possible!

She will also line up recipes for classes with the seasons and will ask customers to understand that if produce is not in season it will be substituted as using local produce, at it’s best, straight from the farmer is the best!

Another lesson to be learnt as Hippocrates said — ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ with a whole range of classes geared towards eating healthily and giving your body the best fuel to fight off illness and heal disease.

Our Food

At Taste Budds we want you to learn how to cook fresh, fun, food with the best ingredients, in an inspiring environment and top tuition from our talented professional chefs.

We have classes to suit everyone. From our Kid’s Cooking Classes to our masterclasses in making fresh pastas, gnocchi and risotto.

All our classes take place in our cooking studio in Perth which you can find at 305 Lord Street in Highgate. They make for perfect presents and are great for budding chefs who want to expand their skill set.


Where possible, we use fresh, local WA produce, and are proud associates of Buy West Eat Best.

Our space

Our cooking studio is the perfect venue for hire in Perth and the ideal space for you to enjoy.

The Taste Budds Cooking Studio is conveniently located on Lord Street in Highgate.  It offers a unique venue for  all types of functions, perfect for corporate team building, as well as a just being great meeting place for social and other groups looking for a centrally located, flexible use venue. We also hire out to established business for commercial kitchen hire.

The venue provides long table seating for up to 30 people, an overhead projector suitable for presentations plus use of our catering facilities which allow you the option of either self cater, or having us cater for you. 

Our demonstration pod with induction cook top includes a camera which films the demonstration and projects it onto screen behind. This makes Taste Budds Cooking Studio the perfect venue for cooking and cookware demonstrations. 

If you’re interested in using our venue for your next function, please email us on cook@tastebudds.com.au.

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