Cornersmith Online School

Teaching traditional skills for modern kitchens

Our Online Courses

Cornersmith Cooking School teaches traditional skills for modern kitchens as a way to understand seasonal eating, reduce food waste, be less reliant on the supermarkets and avoid additives. Through a series of video tutorials and a detailed downloadable handbook you will be guided step by step through the food craft topic of your choice. These courses are appropriate for absolute beginners, to those needing a refresher or those who want extra tips to improve their kitchen skills.
Our Online Courses

What's Included?

  • Video Tutorials

    In each course, Alex will guide you step by step through a series of recipes and essential skills to teach you the foundations of preserving

  • Handbook

    Every course comes with a printable handbook full of recipes, information and extra tips.

  • Online Community

    Gain access to our Preservers Club Facebook group to share what you've made and ask any questions

  • Meet your teacher

    Alex Elliott-Howery is a cook, author and co-owner of Cornersmith cafes and Cooking School in Sydney, Australia. Dubbed the “Godmother of Preserving”, Alex has established herself as the authority on preserving, a pioneer in the war on food waste and a trusted source for the future of food. Alex has appeared on TV, and been featured on the radio, podcasts and in the media in Australia and internationally. Alex taught herself to preserve when her family was young and became interested in how to make better food choices. What started with pickling at home turned into an obsession for all traditional preserving methods and led her to open the Cornersmith Picklery. Today this passion continues with her two cookbooks Cornersmith and Salads & Pickles, and a well established cooking school and now the launch of the Cornersmith Online School.

    Alex Elliott-Howery

Who should do our courses?

  • Preserving beginners

  • Home cooks looking to take their kitchen skills to the next level

  • Cornersmith students looking for a refresher

  • Preservers who want to finesse their skills

  • Those looking for practical ways to eat seasonally and reduce kitchen waste