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 Date with Depot
A date with depot with kyle street
Depot is chef and restaurateur Al Brown’s place, it reflects perfectly his attitude towards food: in season, beautifully cooked and to be enjoyed with friends. Young chef Kyle Street trained with Al, and after overseas culinary experience was asked to...

$210.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Favourites from Flipp to today
Favourites from flipp to today with martin bosley
Top Wellington chef Martin Bosley says he grew up cooking: the men in his family have always cooked. Maybe this explains his ease in a kitchen, flipping readily between cutting edge fine dining, contemporary brasserie cuisine and family meals in...

$210.00
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Fine Dining At Home
Fine dining at home with shaun clouston
It may surprise you to know that many of Logan Brown’s stylish, seasonal dishes originate at home with Head Chef Shaun Clouston’s family and friends. Shaun will share some of those inspirations and techniques for "classical but skillfully cooked dishes”...

$210.00
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Floriditas Favourites
Floriditas favourites with julie clark
Under the inspiration of Julie Clark, the airy, light-filled Floriditas Cafe in Cuba Street has become a Wellington foodie icon. Seemingly open from dawn to midnight, the menu changes during the day to meet different appetites but retains a similarly...

$210.00
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Flour Power
Flour power with dean brettschneider
Go hands-on with Dean Brettschneider, and feel the power of flour as you create contemporary breads and feather-light and flaky pastries. A top New Zealand baker, Dean is an experienced and inspirational presenter who will demystify bread and pastry making....

$220.00
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Flying High with Wine and Food
Flying high with wine and food with blair walter and ruth pretty
The consummate multi-tasker, Ruth will chat and possibly even argue with Blair as she demonstrates and assembles the dishes served for lunch. They will be matched with Blair’s selection of Felton Road wines from Bannockburn, Central Otago, and treasures from...

$230.00
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French Winter Classics
French winter classics with laurent loudeac
Laurent Loudeac trained in classical French cuisine in the Loire Valley, and after working in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, London and Sydney as well as France, says he has "an open attitude to food”. He was head chef at...

$195.00
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Hands On Barbecue Action
Hands on barbecue action with ruth pretty
Forgive the stereotype, but if you are searching for a ‘great guy gift’, Ruth’s barbecue class is your answer. And for 2013 the bonus is that you also get to enjoy Ruth’s own home and garden. We are going hands-on,...

$210.00
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