Cook Schools

The Cook Schools have been running for over 20 years now and are a regular part of our year – one that we approach with much enjoyment!

They are small, intimate and require nothing from participants beyond an enthusiasm for good food.

All classes start at 10am, although people usually arrive a little earlier for a cup of coffee or tea.  

Book in to our next series using the form below, or read further down the page for more information..

Book in to a Cook School

A fresh look at Sauces –  2022


Making sauces seems to be problematic for alot of people, and within this class we aim to shift that setting. With a good stock, and a few other concepts, sauces are something that can become intuitive and simply based on what you have at hand. The possibilites are limitless, but as with so much else to do with cooking, can be shown to stem from a few basic principles.

Cost per person, for class and lunch: $110.00

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What Happens?

The classes are held in the morning, in the restaurant kitchen – guests sit and watch while Rick prepares the dishes and I stand to one side and contribute verbally (and stir the occasional pot!).

After all the  food has been created – usually 2 hours or thereabouts – we head out to the restaurant to a lunch table where we get to eat and drink and chat. The conviviality and exchange of ideas never ceases to astound us, even after all this time.

Our Philosophy

Everybody needs to eat to survive. Simple fact. And the daily decisions we make around what we choose to eat will have a significant impact on our overall health and well-being. Simple fact.

We believe in preparing carefully sourced and seasonal food from scratch. It’s what we do in our own home – and what we share in the classes.

But most important of all to us, is the idea that the food we choose  tastes delicious, and brings pleasure, and encourages people to relax and to genuinely enjoy themselves.

When is it On?

The classes for the current series are always posted on the website. Each class within a series is a repeat of the same subject matter, so the idea is, that you choose the date that works for you, and book via the website. And if you’d like advance notification of when the dates are going to be listed, sign up for the newsletter, or follow our Facebook or Instagram page, and you’ll be alerted.

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Our Hours

Lunch: Fri, from 12pm
Dinner: Tues to Sat, from 5.30pm

Contact Us

(+64) 07 576 6889
30 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga