Daana’scooking classes

Canberra is electrifying!
The ACT Government is collaborating with the team at Daana Indian Restaurant to run a series of FREE induction cooktop classes to help the community learn about the benefits of cooking with induction over gas. The first class of this series kicks off on Saturday 27 May 2023 and will be held at The Abbey, 26 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT 2913.


Did you know:

  • Induction cooktops have excellent energy efficiency, as over 90% of energy is transferred as heat to the cookware, in comparison to about 50% for gas.
  • Cooking is incredibly fast and will bring a large pot of water to a boil faster than the best gas stove tops due to their direct method of heating.
  • They are very safe. It is impossible to accidentally leave your induction stove top switched on after you’ve removed the cookware.

So, get set to learn about Indian cuisine in the best way possible at Restaurant & Catering Association of Australia’s 2022  Best Indian Restaurant! At these cooking classes, you will learn with Daana’s chef Sanjay, who was awarded ACT Chef of the Year 2020 by the Restaurant & Catering Association of Australia and chef Sunita ACT Businesswoman of the Year by Canberra Women in Business.

Book in your free spot today. 

NOTE : Cooking Classes are held at The Abbey, 26 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT 2913.

Learn more about how ACT Government plans to electrify our city and transition away from fossil fuel gas by 2025.



Let’s COOK together with Chefs Sanjay & Sunita

Join chefs Sanjay and Sunita at Daana once a month to kindle your love for Indian cuisine- one of the great world cuisines with diverse ethnic subcultures and an endless repertoire of excitingly delicious curries and dishes.

In these classes, you’ll learn about spices – their fundamental qualities and how to extract their optimal flavour. The Chef duo will guide you in preparing the dishes and some accompaniments to round out your meal.

Event size
Limited to 24
(12 cooking workstations of 2 persons)
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Event Dates
Saturday 27 May 2023
Saturday 17 June 2023
Saturday 22 July 2023 -FULL
Saturday 26 August 2023-FULL
Saturday 07 October 2023-FULL
Saturday 04 November 2023-FULL

NOTE : Cooking Classes are held at The Abbey, 26 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT 2913.

You will enjoy learning and interacting with the chef and others in this unique cooking experience.

We will cook in pairs in the class, and we recommend booking in groups of two. However, if you have an individual booking, we will pair you with a similar booking for the class.


  • Hands-on Indian cooking experience with ACT Chef of the Year* leading you with instructions; the class and dining experience lasts for approximately 2.5 hours
  • Explore the fundamentals of utilising spices and create delicious Indian dishes
  • The freshest quality and authentic ingredients provided
  • All equipment and aprons provided
  • A chance to socialise and enjoy the fruits of your labour along with a complimentary beverage (wine, beer or soft drink) to wash it all down
  • Valuable tips and tricks
  • Class recipes provided electronically
  • If you would like to request to cook a vegetarian option, please let us know in the Notes section of your Booking Form. The substitution will apply to the entire cooking station.

* Awarded by Restaurant & Catering Association of Australia

NOTE : Cooking Classes are held at The Abbey, 26 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT 2913.


Private Indian Cooking Group Classes

Do you want to host a private cooking class for office team bonding or develop a training event around cooking; or to simply share a special moment with family and friends?

Contact us and we will work together to create a unique custom experience just for you!

NOTE : Cooking Classes are held at The Abbey, 26 O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls, ACT 2913.

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