Below is a list of classes that we have offered in the past. Please note that none of these classes are now available to book, however we do repeat some classes throughout the year so fee free to contact us if you have any questions about upcoming classes.
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A South Indian Feast with Julie Le Clerc
A south indian feast with julie le clerc
7 APR 2018: Have chef’s knife, will travel. Popular presenter Julie Le Clerc is an inveterate traveller, and India is a favourite destination. As consultant chef at the 5-star Lodhi hotel in New Delhi, Julie spent two seasons training local staff...

$230.00
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Add friends and chill
Add friends and chill with ruth pretty
Saturday night is party night. Ruth says when time and energy are in short supply, go casual. Chill. This is casual party food, with an autumnal theme. Maybe rent a movie, cram onto the couch and chill out together. Or...

$210.00
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Alice’s Adventures in Christmas Land
Alice’s adventures in christmas land
Who says Christmas is for children; we like to think young-at-heart like us, as well. Our Christmas classes have a well-deserved reputation for being not only deliciously tasty (goes without saying) with new ideas blended with familiar flavours, a lot...

$240.00
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All is Calm, All is Bright
All is calm, all is bright with ruth pretty
These simple, much-loved words bring peace to your heart and mind. They instantly say ‘Christmas’ and this year they also offer a glimpse of an ideal Christmas celebration feast. The cook is calm, the guests and the food are bright....

$240.00
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ANZAC Day High Tea With Ruth Pretty
Anzac day high tea with ruth pretty
You’ll enjoy much more than ANZAC biscuits with Ruth’s special How to High Tea tribute over the long ANZAC weekend. These relaxed ‘How to High Tea’ events are so popular regulars give Ruth intriguing ideas for new themes. She will show...

$120.00
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August Friday Frolic in our Garden Room
August friday frolic in our garden room
For the months of August every Friday a set cafe-style lunch menu at a terrific price.$20.00 per guest.  Wine available by bottle/glass.  Wrap up warm, but heaters will be on! Check out Kitchen Shop each Friday in August for totally amazing Friday...

$20.00
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Baking Cakes
Baking cakes with julie le clerc
After mastering the art of making light-as-air sponge cakes at the tender age of 5, renowned cake baker Julie Le Clerc says everything else was "literally a piece of cake”. Now she is coming to Te Horo to share her...

$220.00
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Barbecue Bonanza (but not only for blokes)
Barbecue bonanza (but not only for blokes)
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND NEW DATE. Yes, there are usually many men at our famous summer barbecue classes, looking for a few tips, techniques and tricks to dazzle guests.  But let’s not be discriminatory about this … ladies can whip up...

$220.00
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Basque Country Tastes
Basque country tastes with laurent loudeac
Travelling chefs including Rick Stein have discovered Basque culinary delights, especially San Sebastian, and enthusiastically spread word of this unique region and its food. Laurent says "The cuisine is influenced by the plentiful sea on one side and the land...

$220.00
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Be a Barbecue Star
Be a barbecue star
18 FEB 2018:  There are few deceptively simple skills that can make you a Barbecue Star – and Ruth knows all of them. She’s even shared them with Royalty. This could be the Christmas gift that changes barbecues from blah...

$220.00
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Bread is the New Coffee
Bread is the new coffee with dean brettschneider
If exceptional crust, amazing flavour, irregular crumb and outstanding texture are what you want in a good loaf of bread, you need to be at this demonstration class with Dean Brettschneider. He’s not called the Global Baker for nothing. Join...

$210.00
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Breeze Through Christmas
Breeze through christmas with ruth pretty
It seems the thought of breezing through Christmas appeals to lots of us, because these classes are selling like hot Christmas mince pies. An annual highlight, Ruth’s Christmas class this year is all about creating a relaxed beachy feel, minus...

$235.00
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Call of the Grill
Call of the grill with ruth pretty
You know the picture: it’s a warm summer’s evening and friends are gathered. The seductive aroma of grilling meat on the barbecue fills the air and triggers the appetite: the stage is set for quintessential kiwi summer food. It’s barbecue...

$210.00
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Celebrating your Mother with How to High Tea With Ruth Pretty
Celebrating your mother with how to high tea with ruth pretty
"Our ‘How to High Tea’ classes with seasonal themes are lovely. Naturally, we have a completely new menu of small, beautiful yet tasty treats and will be celebrating in our pretty Garden Room. We will explore autumnal tastes this time."Most...

$120.00
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Circles of Christmas life
Circles of christmas life with ruth pretty
Just as red represents festivity in her life, Ruth always hangs a decorative wreath on her front door to celebrate Christmas. It symbolises hope, life and strength and to her the circle also represents sharing good Christmas food and fellowship....

$230.00
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Devour Spain
Devour spain
SATURDAY 23 JULY 2016:  Every time Ruth goes to Spain she falls in love with the country and its food a little more, and can't wait to share some of her favourite Spanish dishes with you.  Fine dining is fine,...

$220.00
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Dine In
Dine in with ray mcvinnie
Currently most famous as the self-described ‘geek judge’ on MasterChef New Zealand, Ray McVinnie is happiest in his own kitchen rustling up something deceptively simple for family or friends dining in that night. A former chef at top Auckland restaurants,...

$220.00
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Dreaming of a Green Christmas
Dreaming of a green christmas with ruth pretty
With a "something old, something clean, something borrowed, something green” refrain running through my mind, my Christmas celebration classes this year are going to be down to earth yet stylish, with generous summery outdoor food. In New Zealand we are...

$230.00
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Eat and Live Well
Eat and live well with sarah la touche
"We all want to be healthy, energised and in balance with our world. Because I still love good food, I can show you how to achieve this without feeling as though you have sacrificed the pleasures of food and sharing...

$210.00
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Eat Up New Zealand with Al Brown
Eat up new zealand with al brown
 Get up close and personal with Al Brown  A firm favourite with Ruth’s cooking class participants and Wellington food-lovers, Al is back with his biggest and best book yet. In Eat Up New Zealand, he revisits and updates classic New...

$120.00
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Elegant Simplicity, Stylish Restraint
Elegant simplicity, stylish restraint with philip johnson
Philip Johnsons Brisbane bistro Ecco rewards diners appreciating unpretentious, simple yet stunning food. One reviewer said "the magic in Eccos food is in its simplicity. Big on flavour and satisfying in various ways, dishes are light and elegant, so you...

$195.00
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Everyone’s Favourite Friday Night Dinner Is Back
Everyone’s favourite friday night dinner is back
So many of you asked for it, we are delighted to bring back our famous Friday Night Fish & Chips at Springfield.  This is all about classy Fish and Chips, tasty accompaniments and good wines, served in style at Springfield,...

$120.00
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Extravagant and Inviting
Extravagant and inviting with peta mathias
This is Peta's description of food and hospitality in her much-loved Languedoc region of Southern France; it suits her exuberant style perfectly too. While we can’t recreate French medieval village markets at Springfield, bountiful local seasonal produce will certainly give...

$220.00
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Famous Friday Fish & Chips Night
Famous friday fish & chips night
Such a great turnout in March with rave reviews we are striking for another Famous Friday Fish & Chips Night at Springfield.This is all about classy Fish and Chips, tasty accompaniments and good wines, served in style at Springfield, Ruth...

$120.00
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