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
Two Series coming up in August
A fresh look at Sauces
The ability to make a sauce from scratch, be it with Asian or European flavour profiles can be what lifts a meal from otherwise plain to sublime. And saucing happens to be one of Ricks strengths as a chef. This is possibly my favourite series in each year because I get to learn something new every time…
Cooking with Vegetables
We eat vastly more vegetable centric meals at home than we used too, and have extended our knowledge with fermentation and other preparations looking from a nutrition and health perspective. I find it all absolutely fascinating – we are very much what we eat 80% of the time and we’d love to share what we are always learning…while also making the point that just because we’re cooking ‘good’ food it doesn’t have to be bland or boring!
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.
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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30 Bethlehem Road, Tauranga