Most weekends from February to December, the Ruth Pretty Cooking School shares recipes, cooking ideas and entertaining secrets for 40 participants amid the rural tranquility of Te Horo. 

Guest presenters - a range of top chefs and food personalities - complement Ruth Prettys own classes. They show participants how to prepare the dishes on that days menu in a relaxed environment, where stories are told and questions answered.

A long lunch on the verandah, under sun umbrellas, or even at the chefs benches, savouring every dish from the class (with matching wines) finishes off the day. Recipes are provided and participants only need bring their culinary interest and an appetite.
Let Your Soul Flower this Christmas
Let your soul flower this christmas
Believe it or believe it not Christmas is coming. Ruth is excited to share her tips and tricks to make Christmas day a Peace of Cake! Allow this Christmas to be your Summer of Love and let your Soul Flower shine...


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EVENT: Tinsel and Turkey Lunch 2023
Event: tinsel and turkey lunch 2023
Wednesday 15 November 2023 - Sold OutWednesday 29 November 2023- Sold OutWednesday 6 December 2023 - Sold OutWednesday 20 December 2023 - Sold OutYou spoke and we listened. Due to popular demand we have added a third Tinsel and Turkey Lunch...


EVENT: Nana's Big Day Out January 2024
Event: nana's big day out january 2024
Wednesday 24 January 2024Dear NanaWe have been told that you love pizza. Someone very little told us this and they love pizza too.We look forward to school holidays just as much as you do. Nana’s Big Day Out in the...


CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen Part 38: Pizzapalooza
Class: kids in the kitchen part 38: pizzapalooza
Thursday 25 January 2024Bring on the summer fun! This January young aspiring chefs will be delving into the world of Pizza! Children are invited to work with our chef at the outdoor woodfired pizza oven to make and cook their own pizzas.The kids –...


EVENT: Ruth's Sunday High Tea - January 2024
Event: ruth's sunday high tea - january 2024
Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things".Enjoy the ambience of our Garden Room with your friends and family this January!Treat yourself to some of Ruth's most famous morsels, served to the table on High Tea...


EVENT: World Wednesday Destination Hawaii
Event: world wednesday destination hawaii
Wednesday 31 January 2024Aloha! World Wednesdays are back for 2024 and we are kicking off with Hawaii!There's just no chance you eat this without doing a little hula dance… swish those hips!!! Join us in our Garden Room for monthly lunches, each...


CLASS: Barbecue Genius
Class: barbecue genius
SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2024Ruth’s famous barbecue classes demonstrate the ease and versatility of what you can achieve when entertaining friends and cooking on the BBQ. From planning to cooking, Ruth will teach you how to wield your tongs in the...