Harry’s Testimonials

Following is a selection from the many testimonials and letters of appreciation received from students of Harry's Cooking Classes and clients of Harry's Catering Services.

I began Harry's Chinese Cooking Classes in January 2015, I thought I would go for a couple of weeks to see what it was like, in the end, I did all his courses. 35 lessons in total. Because there are no upfront fees, you only pay for the lessons you attend, it is ideal for those who want to try it without a financial commitment.

Harry's classes are run in a friendly atmosphere. The demonstration, along with a copy of the recipe make it easy to follow. All the ingredients use in the recipe are for sale on the day. This is a great help for those who are not familiar with some spices or sauces. You can also buy cooking aids and utensils.

Harry cooks three or four dishes each week, then you eat them. There are so many different recipes, everyone's tastes are catered for.

Now thanks to Harry, I can cook many different dishes and have a better knowledge of cook in general. He also has a web site with all his details. John Moore. January 2016


I would like to thank you for catering my husband Ben's 30th birthday last weekend. Everyone commented that the food and service were both fantastic. You and you're staff were very discreet, it made everything very easy for me and there was plenty of food which everyone enjoyed. The waitstaff went beyond my expectations serving everyone and cleaning up. You wouldn't have known you'd ever been here once you had left. I would definitely recommend you for anyone looking for caterers and I know some of my guests are intending on doing your cooking classes because they were so impressed with the food.
Thanks again.... Rachael Middleton. January 2014


“Harry’s courses were my first experience at cooking at age 55 when I retired. The courses are easy to understand, a lot of fun and provide great eating. Harry adopts a very friendly, helpful and entertaining style. I have been so impressed that I have successfully completed all of Harry’s courses and now do all the cooking for my family”.… Mike Cummins. Oatley


"...thank you so much to you and the girls for making our recent party such a success. The evening was just great – wonderful food, a perfect evening and I couldn't believe how efficient you all were and able to work amongst such a "crush" of people gathered around the back door and verandah. When you left, there was no sign that you have ever been there! (Except for a well-fed and happy group of partygoers).... Karen, Kevin, Tim & Scott Cooper, Hurstville. more...



"Harry Quay has catered a number of functions at Gordon Bowling Club which have been excellent in all respects and we are delighted to highly recommend his skills and services to others"... Gordon Bowling Club Limited. more...



"Thank you very much for the delicious Yum Cha you prepared for our 50th wedding anniversary. It was a huge success, and we have had many favourable comments about the food and your efficient handling of the courses and your pleasant and attentive girls.
Heather & Graham Laybutt, Oyster Bay. more..



"I completed Harry's Basic Chinese course in early 2003 and enjoyed it so much I went on to complete the other three courses. The classes are enjoyable and Harry is a great teacher passing on lots of tips and hints. I now cook asian meals most of the time and my dinner guests are always impressed with my efforts".... John Clifton, Bardwell Valley


"Learn to cook with Harry as we did you will not be disappointed not only do you learn from a professional you have a three course meal included in the price of each lesson wonderful value we have completed the four lessons & would highly recommend these four category of lessons to all." .... Joan & Bill Curtis, Lugarno


"I completed all 4 courses of Harry Quay's Chinese/Thai cooking classes in 2004. The classes were not only extremely tasty, they are informative, interactive and a lot of fun. By the time I finished all courses I had also made many new friends including Harry himself. I would have no hestitation in recommending this course to anyone interested in learning the art of Chinese and Thai cooking. It would be one of the most enjoyable experiences you will have" ... Jan Emerson


"After seeing Harry Quays add in my local newspaper I immediately contacted him to enrol myself in his cooking classes. What an experience it was. I thoroughly looked forward each week to my next class. I did four courses in all with Harry and he taught me many wonderful dishes. My family looked forward every weekend to the new dishes I learnt that week. Harry truly does teach you dishes that taste like you bought them from a restaurant. The classes were fun and entertaining and you came away full after eating everything he cooked for you that lesson. You dont even have to wash up. Harry also supplies ingredients for you to buy and cooking utensils, essential to cook the wonderful dishes you learn from him".... Sharon Brown.


"If you have read my daughter Sharons letter above I agree absolutely with what she has said. I really miss going to Harrys classes now that I have completed all courses. We wish he would find more dishes to teach us. It was a enjoyable experience and my Husband cant get enough of chinese cooking. Thank you Harry you were a wonderful teacher.
Thanking you" ... Dawn Astey
PS Helen his assistant is a delightful lovely lady who keeps Haz on his toes and adds some humour every now and again to the class.


"My husband & I have done all 4 courses with Harry from Basic Chinese, Thai through to Advanced Chinese & Chinese Specials. We found Harry to be very thorough & his recipes fantastic and very easy to follow. Our friends and family love to come to our place for dinner" ... Tanielle & Brian Ede


"... What an experience! I never realised there was such a diverse range of ingredients, flavours, textures and methods out there to enjoy ... Ian Hughes, Harris Park. more...



"... Early this year close friends of ours celebrated theri 50th wedding anniversary with quite a number of guests and who was the caterer ? Harry! the accolades he received on that day were tremendous and well deserved" ...
Joan Solari, Cronulla. more...



"... I found Harry's teaching to be excellent and easy to follow. Harry is very personable and obliging. I don't eat chicken and it was no trouble for him to substitute other meat" ... Alan Brown. more...