Claudelands, Hamilton
13 & 14 May 2017



Is there a dish or cooking technique that you haven't quite conquered? Our classes offer a more intimate environment, your own full equipped station and an expert guiding you step by step, it's definitely worth paying a little extra for.

After your class we invite you to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labour with your chef. Every one of our cooking class guests will walk away with the recipe, and the satisfaction of having mastered a new dish.

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Waikato Food Inc  - Nathan Hartley/ Vicki Ravlich-Horan

Saturday 13 May - 10.15am

The best the Waikato has to offer! This class will see Nathan & Vicki take their passion for everything local and sizzle up the stage with a very tasty dish indeed. Pan roasted Magills hanger steak, bubble and squeak like no other, and a super tasty treacle and bacon sauce. As well as getting hands on you’ll discover a new cut of meat and about the different variety and uses of potatoes.

$30.00 per person



NZ Beef & Lamb - Mat McLean

Saturday 13 May - 11.45am

Mat has been a Beef + Lamb Ambassador Chef since 2009 and is a chef with highly developed technical skills, who's committed to cooking with seasonal, local product and is not afraid to experiment with flavours and textures. Join Mat’s class and discover a whole new world of tasty, juicy and tender flat iron steak, accompanied with blue cheese butter, pickled mushroom and herbed potato.

$30.00 per person


WINTEC - Carl Houben

Saturday 13 May - 1.15pm

Waikato born and bred, Carl has worked in some of New Zealand’s finest culinary establishments, and won many awards.  As a current Tutor at Wintec, Carl will take you on a delicious three-way journey celebrating everything Snapper.  His inspiring menu will include – Chimichurri Snapper Tacos, Red Slaw, Tequila, Lime and Thyme Yoghurt, and a Tomato and Mango Salsa | Snapper Ceviche with Avocado, Lime, Chilli and Coconut and served with Banana Crisps | Snapper and Chorizo Tortellini with Salsa Vierge

$30.00 per person


Food Worth Making - Sam Mannering

Saturday 13 May - 2.45pm

Dish to be confirmed. We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to release this class by the end of the week on our website.


Divine Eats - Tamahere Model Country School

Sunday 14 May - 10.15am


Do you know a little helper with a sticky little set of hands eager to join you in the kitchen? Tamahere School and Divine Eats invite you to join them in this shared experience with a real hands-on, roll-your-sleeves-up cooking class.  A class designed to share with that youngster who’s keen to learn, and keen to impress.  Angie will keep you all on track while you follow along with the recipes - Party Marty’s Lamb & Feta Sliders and Easy Chocolate Slice.

$30.00 per person or $40.00 per adult & child


WINTEC - Shannon Katipa

Sunday 14 May - 11.45am

Current Chef Tutor at Wintec, Shannon has a long line of credits to his name, and has been involved with the Waikato Culinary Fare, NZ Chef of the Year, Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge, and holds several past Beef & Lamb awards.  Join Shannon and be inspired in this real-life classroom and be guided along under his expert tutelage, with a giggle or two thrown in for good measure.  Venison Loin with Herbed Chevre & Macadamia Crumble, Spiced Morello Cherries with Chocolate Chilli, Butternut Puree, Raspberries, and Pea Feather. Just like a bought one!

$30.00 per person


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The Green Kitchen - Neena & Belinda

Sunday 14 May - 1.15pm

The Green Kitchen is all about “wellness through awareness” and the desire to educate and encourage people towards healthy nourishing food and practices which are deeply wholesome, simple to prepare, seasonal and delicious!   As Neena & Belinda would say – “Wrap Your Laughing Gear Around This One”: A beautifully Asian inspired dish of Salt ‘n’ Pepper Chicken Thighs with Tamarind Hot Sauce, Charred Broccollini, Cashews and Fragrant Herb Salsa. Flavour, Flavour, Flavour!

$30.00 per person

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Dinner's on the Table - Josephine Blake

Sunday 14 May - 2.45pm


Preparing and sharing food is one of life’s great pleasures with weekly trips to Hamilton Farmers Market as inspiration for Josephine’s menus. Healthy, satisfying home cooked meals with lots of vegetables and flavor is what it’s all about.  Impress your family with a new seasonal and tasty “Dinner's on the Table”.  Warm spiced Duck Breast, Summer Plums, Root Mash and Fancy Slaw (duck breast kindly supplied by Quack-A-Duck)

$30.00 per person



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