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About The Cooking Professor

The Cooking Professor is Perth’s leading Cooking School, owned by Chef Riki Kaspi, teamed by our enthusiastic, dedicated instructors.


Yuki Higashi

Yuki Higashi

Bio to be updated shortly!


Bonny Sulisyo

Bonny Sulisyo

Bio to be updated shortly!


Riki Kaspi

Riki Kaspi

Riki was born in Israel, into a multicultural environment that revolved around food. Her Mother was from Turkey and came from a family of dedicated and intuitive home cooks. “There were no recipe books,” says Riki. “Recipes had always been handed down orally.”

When she and Heni immigrated to Australia, she realised her dream by taking over Riki Blake's North Perth Café where she won critical acclaim for her cosy, intimate and buzzy little place specialising in North African and Middle eastern cuisine. Riki and Heni sold the cafe early in 2009 and embarked on travel again to Europe and the Middle East and on their return Riki started teaching at The Cooking Professor.

Riki is now a Chef at, and the owner of The Cooking Professor and has her own line of gourmet Moroccan inspired products "Riki Kaspi Spice Journey".


Genevieve Copland

Genevieve Copland

Genevieve, who completed her apprenticeship under Matt Moran in the Paddington Inn Bistro brings with her a passion for contemporary food and pastry.  She has cooked for restaurants such as Lotus (Potts Point, NSW), Trigg Island Cafe (Trigg, WA) and worked for Beaumonde Catering here in Perth also.
She is now in the depths of ongoing study in Nutritional Medicine at Endeavour college.
She also has her own nutritional food blog:
http://genevievecopland.com


Tirtza Pisk

Tirtza Pisk

Tirtza was born in Israel, in a small community (Kibbutz) in which traditional and exotic Jewish – Israeli cooking was of major importance.  A freshly baked cake was always on the table, welcoming the weekend, and it was these things that encouraged Tirtza to explore baking, and soon, a passion was discovered.

She immigrated to Australia in 2005.  Missing home, Tirtza called upon her Israeli heritage, and began baking treats with a modern twist.  She soon gained a reputation for being a great baker and had her homemade cakes featured in cafes and restaurants.  In her classes, Tirtza wishes to share her love of baking and cooking with fresh and simple ingredients. 


Vincenzo Velletri

Vincenzo Velletri

Vincenzo was born in Fondi, a small town in central Italy. He grew up on a farm where fresh produce was always available and learned about good food at his mother's knee. Vincenzo migrated to Australia 20 years ago and has worked at many fine Italian restaurants in Perth. He is a member of the Slow Food Movement and is the leader of the jSwan Valley and Eastern Region Convivium of the Slow Food Movement.  He also runs "Il Paiolo Catering".  Vincenzo is passionate about good, fresh food produced locally and the pleasure of eating it.


Sam of BonPussy

Sam of BonPussy

To be updated shortly!


History

The Cooking Professor Cooking School was originally started by Peter Kenyon in 2007. Sadly, Peter passed away in February 2012.

We, as the current team at The Cooking Professor aim to make sure his legacy and high standards of cooking classes will remain. He was and always will be the face of The Cooking Professor.

Client Feedback

“Absolutely fantastic! The gourmet dinner was great fun and the opportunity to invite family and friends to share in what I had cooked during the day was a great experience. I am looking forward to trying out a number of the other classes on offer!!”

Ben Johnson