Marija credits her Croatian heritage for her passion in food. “I learned early on from Mum and her mother how to turn little into wonderful. As did my sisters, so we’ve ended up with very competitive family food gatherings”.
A trained chef with a background in marketing and hospitality, Marija’s courses are focussed on the participant having fun. “I measure success on people having a good time, gaining confidence to give something a go and wanting to cook the recipes again”, says Marija. Her classes are very hands-on and participants leave with food to take home. Marija’s courses often having waiting lists, with many students returning to try a new class.
Marija upskills by attending courses in New Zealand and abroad and travels frequently for new ideas. She is a community education student turned tutor and has been teaching adults and private classes for almost 10 years. She caters on request and decorates wedding and birthday cakes.
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