Most weekends from February to December, the Ruth Pretty Cooking School shares recipes, cooking ideas and entertaining secrets for 36 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.
 
Preliminary coffee, teas and a tasty little treat is served in the Garden Room from 9.15am, and the class starts at 10am.  Watch and learn as the presenter takes you through each dish step by simple step.  You don't need to bring a thing: take-home recipes are provided and a pen for adding your own notes and all those extra little tips the presenters offer.  A late morning coffee break is also a chance to peruse the treasures of Ruth's Kitchen Shop, and the full menu as demonstrated is served for lunch with matched wines or other drinks about 2pm.  The class generally concludes about 4pm and experienced participants prefer not to plan on a big dinner that night!!
Mid-Winter Christmas with an Asian Touch
Mid-winter christmas with an asian touch
If you require transport, check out www.miswift.org Only Tony Tan, one of our most long-standing and favourite guest presenters, could dream up and do this class.  Our kitchen is already excited about it, with less than one month to go.  Imagine unexpected...

$230.00
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Lebanese Food Travels with Julie Le Clerc
Lebanese food travels with julie le clerc
If you require transport, check out www.miswift.org A favourite at Springfield for many years, author and former café owner Julie Le Clerc brings a true family feeling and authenticity to her Lebanese food theme. She says “After discovering that my great grandfather (on...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Special Editions - Become a Muffin Monster
Kids in the kitchen: special editions - become a muffin monster
For 6-9 year-olds: Everyone loves a good muffin, but not all muffins are as good as they could be. The class reveals the secrets of tasty, tender and light muffins  …  and there will be muffins to take home to...

$90.00
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Family of Twelve Winter Feast
Family of twelve winter feast
If you require transport, check out www.miswift.org What better combination for a Winter day out at Springfield -- wines from the prestigious Family of Twelve wineries, food deliciously matched to the wines by Ruth and her chef team, and the vivacious winemaker...

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Kids in the Kitchen: Special Editions - Become an Expert with Eggs
Kids in the kitchen: special editions - become an expert with eggs
For 14-18 year-olds: There’s an old saying “if there’s an egg in the house there’s a meal in the house”, so being an egg expert is going to be a very handy skill for the rest of your life.  The...

$90.00
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Kids in the Kitchen: Special Editions - Become a Kebab Kid
Kids in the kitchen: special editions - become a kebab kid
For 10-13 year-olds: Few Kids this age can resist the adventure of stabbing pieces of meat and the odd vegetable to create tasty kebabs, jazzed up with seasonings and flavours from all around the world.  Beware:  This class can turn...

$90.00
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