Claudelands, Hamilton
5th & 6th May 2018

THE WINTEC COOKING CLASSES

(IN ASSOCIATION WITH HEATHCOTE APPLIANCES)

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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2018 PROGRAMME

Harry Williams

Saturday 5 May - 10.15 - 11.15am

Pan Roasted Lamb Loin - NZ Beef & Lamb Ambassador - Harry Williams

SOLD OUT

As the new Beef + Lamb Ambassador, Harry started his 20-year culinary career as a qualified butcher which seeded an appreciation of quality products and a good base for a love of New Zealand meats. His food is well-known for the best quality ingredients along with bringing in international flavours be it from his Samoan heritage, Asian or European.

Harry is teaching Pan roasted Lamb loin with Moroccan spice, puy lentils and a parsnip puree with whipped feta and charred onions.

Black Ridge Vineyard wine match: Pinot Noir 2014

Hand-picked and matured in French oak barrels. Rich aromas and flavours of blackberries and sweet black cherries. Velvety soft tannins with a sweet spice finish. Beautiful drinking now and over the next 4-5 years.

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Saturday 5 May 11.45-12.45pm

Seared Venison Loin - Wintec - Brent McCully

SOLD OUT

Brent’s career has taken him around the world cooking with lots of angels and a fair few demons.  He has owned his own restaurant before fulfilling another professional goal by becoming at cookery tutor at Wintec.

Brent will be teaching how to cook Seared venison loin with gorgonzola gnocchi, traditional napoli and finished with toasted Parmesan crumbs.

Black Ridge Vineyard wine match: Pinot Noir 2014

Hand-picked and matured in French oak barrels. Rich aromas and flavours of blackberries and sweet black cherries. Velvety soft tannins with a sweet spice finish. Beautiful drinking now and over the next 4-5 years.

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Saturday 5 May - 1.15pm- 2.15pm

Pork Chops with Cauliflower Rice - Waikato Food Inc - Maurice Montero

SOLD OUT

The best Waikato has to offer! This class will see Maurice Montero take his passion for everything local and sizzle up the stage with a very tasty dish indeed. Learn how to create a succulent Brined pork chop with cauliflower rice and completed with a celeriac and apple salsa.

Black Ridge Vineyard wine match: Riesling 2017

An off-dry Riesling with aromas of lemons, limes, stone fruit and blossom. A long crisp finish. Great drinking when young but will also reward time in the cellar. 6-10+ years.

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Shannon Katipa

Saturday 5 May - 2.45pm-3.45pm

Slow Smoked Akaroa Salmon - Wintec - Shannon Katipa

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.

Learn how to cook slow smoked Akaroa Salmon with a Sweet corn & chilli hash, poached free range eggs, and coconut creamed spinach.

Black Ridge Vineyard wine match: Pinot Rose 2017

A crisp wine, perfect for summer drinking with aromas and flavours of green apples, fresh raspberries, strawberries and cherries. A beautiful aperitif or match with fresh salmon.

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Thanya Crawford 2

Sunday 6 May - 10.15am- 11.15am

Thai Drunken Noodles - Thai Cooking Parties - Thanya Crawford

Thanya is an experienced tutor and an expert in teaching how to create fresh, authentic Thai dishes in a fun environment.  Learn how to create this delicious traditional Thai dish (Pad Kee Mao) with the theory that these spicy noodles with chicken are perfectly accompanied with an ice cold beer and also are a great cure for a hangover!

Black Ridge Vineyward wine match: Gewurztraminer 2013

A full-bodied off-dry wine giving a bountiful fragrance of lychees, ripe peaches and hints of ginger. A long lingering finish.

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Sunday 6 May - 11.45am-12.45pm

Pork & Prawn Dumplings - Wintec - Brent McCully

SOLD OUT

Brent’s career has taken him around the world cooking with lots of angels and a fair few demons.  He has owned his own restaurant before fulfilling another professional goal by becoming at cookery tutor at Wintec. Brent will be teaching all the techniques around creating the perfect dumpling.

Pork & prawn dumplings with sichaun dried fried greens, black vinegar and a chive glaze.

 

Black Ridge Vineyward wine match: Gewurztraminer 2013

A full-bodied off-dry wine giving a bountiful fragrance of lychees, ripe peaches and hints of ginger. A long lingering finish.

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Sunday 6 May - 1.15pm-2.15pm - Little Cooks Spaghetti & Meatballs - Suzi

Suzi, Director of LittleCooks, is a teacher at heart with tertiary qualifications in education, language and communication and a Masters in Public Administration.  Diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2009, she was prompted to take a close look at how diet affected her health. Since then she has focused on cooking healthy meals and teaching children about the connection between food and health.  "It is so important to know what's in your food these days as often times there are fillers, preservatives, colourings and other added unnecessary junk!"

Suzi has been running LittleCooks since 2012, teaching classes, workshops, special events/sessions and running parties; and spreading the joy of making your own food!

If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, experimenting and coming up with new food creations, come and join us for our hands on LittleCooks cooking class for children!

We will be rolling, browning and cooking our own juicy meatballs, bubbling our pasta, and simmering our sauce to create everyone's favourite dinner, Spaghetti and Meatballs. In our session we'll cover the basics of cooking while we measure and dice, grate and season our dish.  As we dish up, we'll see who can create a 'selfie' out of their meal!

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Sunday 6 May - 2.45pm-3.45pm - Vanilla Scented Snapper - Wintec - Carl Houben

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 experience celebrating one of our favourite fish - snapper.

Vanilla scented snapper fillet with green pea & chive risotto with a crisp pancetta, pickle rainbow carrot, fennel & watercress accompanied with a meyer lemon oil.

Black Ridge Vineyward wine match: Riesling 2017

An off-dry Riesling with aromas of lemons, limes, stone fruit and blossom. A long crisp finish. Great drinking when young but will also reward time in the cellar. 6-10+ years.

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