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Breads & Baking

Cake Decorating - The Basics

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Learn how to make traditional buttercream icing, layer your cake and develop your icing and piping skills and discover techniques to make decorations using flower paste and chocolate. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Halloumi and Ricotta

½ day

$139.00 incl. GST

Discover how easy it is to make halloumi and ricotta cheeses from scratch. You'll make the cheese and get to take it home too! All ingredients provided.

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Cheesemaking - Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Workshop

1 day

$229.00 incl. GST

A practical workshop where you’ll make a round of farmhouse style cheddar and take it home in a cheese press which is yours to keep. All ingredients (and a cheese press) included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Brie and Burrata (Mozzarella filled with Cream)

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

During this intensely practical, hands-on workshop, you will be guided through each step of the cheesemaking process while making your very own round of Double Cream ‘NZ style’ Brie. You will also be shown how to make Burrata (Cream filled Mozzarella) cheese which you will get to sample afterwards. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Baking with Yeast - Beginners

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Specially created for complete beginners, this course will teach you how to master yeast-based baking. Gain knowledge about different flours, how yeast works and how to read and follow recipes. Practice how to knead, shape, proof and bake amazing goods. Acquire the skills to bake with confidence at home so you can enjoy quality yeast based goods. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Baking with Yeast - Pretzels and Bagels

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Advance your yeast-baking skills as you learn the techniques needed to make Jerusalem bagels and pretzels to a high standard. Master the culinary arts of kneading, rising and glazing to create your own delicious baked goods. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Plant-Based Baking - Beginners

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Learn the basics of baking without animal products in this accessible course for newcomers and experienced bakers alike. All ingredients included in course fee

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Mains

Cooking: Gourmet Sausage Making

3 hours

$125.00 incl. GST

Hand make your own gourmet sausages with fresh ingredients during this practical course. You’ll cook and eat some as well as take some home. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Singapore Nyonya Food

1 day

From $105.00 incl. GST

Love scrumptious Nyonya or Peranakan food? Combining Chinese, Malay and other influences, come and discover how to make your own Nyonya cuisine. Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts (approx cost $35).

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Cooking: Lentils – Types, Recipes and How to Cook Them

1 day

$109.00 incl. GST

Discover the wide range of ways lentils can be used to make delicious and economical dishes. Explore different kinds of lentils and create recipes that make the most of this versatile and nutritious food staple. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: More Tastes of Vietnamese Street Food

4 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Enjoy creating more beautiful fresh tastes of Vietnam! Beginners welcome! All ingredients supplied.

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Cooking: Thai Home-Style

1 day

$135.00 incl. GST

Since the 1980’s tourism has exploded in Thailand and this nation’s cuisine has become one of the five most popular food types globally. Come and learn how to prepare and cook some delicious authentic Thai dishes. Not suitable for vegetarians. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Thai Food with Chef Aranya

4 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Thai food is some of the most popular and flavoursome in the world! Join Chef Arayna as she teaches you how to make a range of delicious Thai food. Not suitable for vegetarians. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Homemade Chinese Dumplings and Spring Rolls

1 day

$105.00 incl. GST

Love dumplings and spring rolls? Keen to make your own but unsure where to start? Come and discover how you can easily make these at home. Some communal ingredients included in course fee, a list of other ingredients to bring will be sent out before the course starts (approx. cost $35). Not suitable for those who are vegetarian or gluten-free.

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Cooking: Japanese Home-Style

4 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Would you like to be able to cook delicious and nutritious Japanese food at home? Let’s have fun cooking attractive and healthy Japanese food together!. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Homemade Chinese Egg Noodles and Pan-fried Buns

1 day

$105.00 incl. GST

Keen to try your hand at making staple Chinese foods from scratch? Avoid the additives and learn how to create fresh egg noodles and traditional meat buns. Replicate these delicious basics of Chinese cuisine to enjoy at home. Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts (approx cost $35).

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Cooking: Indian Homestyle

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Not Kiwi “Indian” takeaways but real Indian food like they cook at home in Manjula’s native Gujarat! All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Indian Vegan

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Indian food is one of the great cuisines of the world and creates robust fully-flavoured vegan dishes. Learn how to create intense and delicious flavours with freshly prepared spices and herbs. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Indian Vegetarian

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Create a range of delicious and nutritious meat-free dishes, with an Indian focus. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Masalas and Breads from India

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Masala is the Indian word for curry. Spend the day making a range of curries both from scratch and by adapting spice packets, for family meals and special occasions. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: More Tastes of Singapore Street Food

½ day

$105.00 incl. GST

Create more scrumptious dishes in this half-day workshop, suitable for both Mei-Fen's previous students as well as newcomers to Singapore Hawker Food. Some communal ingredients included in course fee, a list of other ingredients to bring will be sent out before the course starts (approx cost $35).

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Cooking: Mumbai Street Food

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Take a culinary tour of the streets of Mumbai and learn how to create a range of great Indian foods and snacks. All ingredients provided.

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Cooking: Plant-Based Adventures

3 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Kick-start your plant-based or vegan diet, or learn how you can better accommodate your herbivorous friends and family with this 3-session dive into vegan plant food basics. You’ll create nutrient-rich and satisfying meals, snacks and discover what pantry essentials you need. All ingredients provided.

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Cooking: Vietnamese Street Food

4 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Gain a panoramic picture of popular Vietnamese Street Foods, which you can enjoy at any time of day and find out how to make some of them with ingredients you can easily find in New Zealand. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Condiments and Afters

Tea - A Sensory Experience

2 hours

$49.00 incl. GST

Immerse yourself in the sensory art of tea tasting with our connoisseur who will guide you in the basics of tea tasting. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Workshop

1 day

$229.00 incl. GST

A practical workshop where you’ll make a round of farmhouse style cheddar and take it home in a cheese press which is yours to keep. All ingredients (and a cheese press) included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Brie and Burrata (Mozzarella filled with Cream)

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

During this intensely practical, hands-on workshop, you will be guided through each step of the cheesemaking process while making your very own round of Double Cream ‘NZ style’ Brie. You will also be shown how to make Burrata (Cream filled Mozzarella) cheese which you will get to sample afterwards. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Halloumi and Ricotta

½ day

$139.00 incl. GST

Discover how easy it is to make halloumi and ricotta cheeses from scratch. You'll make the cheese and get to take it home too! All ingredients provided.

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Taste

Cake Decorating - The Basics

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Learn how to make traditional buttercream icing, layer your cake and develop your icing and piping skills and discover techniques to make decorations using flower paste and chocolate. All ingredients included in course fee.

More information

Cooking: Indian Vegetarian

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Create a range of delicious and nutritious meat-free dishes, with an Indian focus. All ingredients included in course fee.

More information

Cheesemaking - Halloumi and Ricotta

½ day

$139.00 incl. GST

Discover how easy it is to make halloumi and ricotta cheeses from scratch. You'll make the cheese and get to take it home too! All ingredients provided.

More information

Cooking: Mumbai Street Food

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Take a culinary tour of the streets of Mumbai and learn how to create a range of great Indian foods and snacks. All ingredients provided.

More information

Cooking: Masalas and Breads from India

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Masala is the Indian word for curry. Spend the day making a range of curries both from scratch and by adapting spice packets, for family meals and special occasions. All ingredients included in course fee.

More information

Cooking: Vietnamese Street Food

4 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Gain a panoramic picture of popular Vietnamese Street Foods, which you can enjoy at any time of day and find out how to make some of them with ingredients you can easily find in New Zealand. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Workshop

1 day

$229.00 incl. GST

A practical workshop where you’ll make a round of farmhouse style cheddar and take it home in a cheese press which is yours to keep. All ingredients (and a cheese press) included in course fee.

More information

Cooking: Indian Homestyle

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Not Kiwi “Indian” takeaways but real Indian food like they cook at home in Manjula’s native Gujarat! All ingredients included in course fee.

More information

Cooking: Indian Vegan

4 weeks

$169.00 incl. GST

Indian food is one of the great cuisines of the world and creates robust fully-flavoured vegan dishes. Learn how to create intense and delicious flavours with freshly prepared spices and herbs. All ingredients included in course fee.

More information

Cooking: More Tastes of Singapore Street Food

½ day

$105.00 incl. GST

Create more scrumptious dishes in this half-day workshop, suitable for both Mei-Fen's previous students as well as newcomers to Singapore Hawker Food. Some communal ingredients included in course fee, a list of other ingredients to bring will be sent out before the course starts (approx cost $35).

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Cooking: Plant-Based Adventures

3 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Kick-start your plant-based or vegan diet, or learn how you can better accommodate your herbivorous friends and family with this 3-session dive into vegan plant food basics. You’ll create nutrient-rich and satisfying meals, snacks and discover what pantry essentials you need. All ingredients provided.

More information

Cooking: Homemade Chinese Egg Noodles and Pan-fried Buns

1 day

$105.00 incl. GST

Keen to try your hand at making staple Chinese foods from scratch? Avoid the additives and learn how to create fresh egg noodles and traditional meat buns. Replicate these delicious basics of Chinese cuisine to enjoy at home. Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts (approx cost $35).

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