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Breads & Baking

Cake Decorating - The Basics

4 weeks

$145.00 incl. GST

Make traditional buttercream icing, layer your cake and develop your icing and piping skills. Learn 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

$135.00 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 - Mozzarella and Mascarpone

½ day

$135.00 incl. GST

Keen to make your own mozzarella and mascarpone? This half-day workshop will show you how to make them from scratch (using vegetarian rennet). All ingredients provided.

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Patisserie and Pastry - An Introduction

4 weeks

$195.00 incl. GST

Join our experienced tutor and discover the delights of traditional patisserie – pastries (short, puff, choux), breads, macarons and more! Not for beginner cooks, please. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Christmas Treats

1 day

$185.00 incl. GST

Spend the day whipping up delicious festive treats suitable for gifts or to fill your holiday table. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Feta (and a Mozzarella Demo)

½ day

$149.00 incl. GST

Always wanted to make your own feta? Find out how and take home your own round, plus get a demo on making mozzarella. All ingredients provided.

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Breadmaking from Scratch

1 day

$159.00 incl. GST

Love the smell and taste of fresh bread but baulk at the price of specialty loaves? Keen to get back to basics and whip up your own daily loaves and treats by hand? All ingredients included in course fee.

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Sourdough from Scratch

1 day

$149.00 incl. GST

Keen to give traditional sourdough a go but not sure where to start? Lost your lockdown spark and want to get that starter going again? Find out how to work with the sourdough starter/bug and create a range of fresh bread products. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Workshop

1 day

$209.00 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 the cheese press to take home) provided.

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Cheesemaking - Brie and Burrata (Mozzarella filled with Cream)

1 day

$145.00 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.

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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 Israeli 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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Cooking: Singapore Nyonya Food

1 day

$99.00 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 $25-30).

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

1 day

$105.00 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: My Indian Pantry

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Want to know how to put together delicious Indian meals using the contents of your pantry, fridge and freezer? My Indian Pantry shows you how to put together meals from things you already have at home. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: More Tastes of Vietnam

4 weeks

$189.00 incl. GST

Enjoy more beautiful fresh tastes of Vietnam

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Cooking: Thai Home-Style

1 day

$129.00 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. 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. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cooking: Homemade Chinese Egg Noodles and Pan-fried Buns

1/2 day

$99.00 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 $25-30).

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Cooking: Indian Homestyle

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Not Kiwi “Indian” takeaways but real Indian food like they cook at home in Manjula’s native Gujarat! Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts.

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Cooking: Indian Vegan

4 weeks

$159.00 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. Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts.

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Cooking: Indian Vegetarian

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Create a range of delicious and nutritious meat-free dishes, with an Indian focus. Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts.

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Cooking: Japanese Classic Style

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Like a challenge and ready to show off your Japanese cooking skills? Find out how you can create classic dishes such as Okonomiyaki and sushi to delight your palate! All ingredients provided.

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Cooking: Japanese Modern Homestyle

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Japanese cuisine is renowned for its healthiness and beautiful presentation - eat well and live longer! All ingredients provided.

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Cooking: Masalas and Breads from India

1 day

$145.00 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 provided.

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Cooking: More Tastes of Singapore Street Food

½ day

$99.00 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 $25-30).

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Cooking: Mumbai Street Food

1 day

$149.00 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

$149.00 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: Singapore Hawker Food

½ day

$99.00 incl. GST

Get a taste of Singapore in our half-day workshop where you’ll make some traditional hawker recipes. Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts (approx cost $25-30).

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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 provided.

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Condiments and Afters

Sauerkraut and Kimchi -The Basics: Fabulous Fermented Vegetables

1 day

$89.00 incl. GST

Learn how easy it is to make two tasty fermented vegetables at home: Sauerkraut and Kimchi. All ingredients provided.

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Cooking: Delightful Indian Sweets

1 day

$109.00 incl. GST

Join Manjula in this exciting new workshop, and learn all about the intricacies of concocting interesting and delicious sweets. All ingredients included in course fee.

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Cheesemaking - Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Workshop

1 day

$209.00 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 the cheese press to take home) provided.

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Cheesemaking - Brie and Burrata (Mozzarella filled with Cream)

1 day

$145.00 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.

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Cheesemaking - Feta (and a Mozzarella Demo)

½ day

$149.00 incl. GST

Always wanted to make your own feta? Find out how and take home your own round, plus get a demo on making mozzarella. All ingredients provided.

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Cheesemaking - Halloumi and Ricotta

½ day

$135.00 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 - Mozzarella and Mascarpone

½ day

$135.00 incl. GST

Keen to make your own mozzarella and mascarpone? This half-day workshop will show you how to make them from scratch (using vegetarian rennet). All ingredients provided.

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Taste

Cake Decorating - The Basics

4 weeks

$145.00 incl. GST

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

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Cooking: Indian Vegetarian

4 weeks

$159.00 incl. GST

Create a range of delicious and nutritious meat-free dishes, with an Indian focus. Some communal ingredients supplied, a list of other ingredients will be sent out before the course starts.

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