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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2018 August Friday Frolic in our Garden Room
2018 august friday frolic in our garden room
For 2019 Friday Frolics click here. 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...

$20.00
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2018 Friday Frolic in our Garden Room
2018 friday frolic in our garden room
For 2019 Friday Frolics click here. For the months of July 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 July...

$20.00
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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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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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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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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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Christmas Fiesta
Christmas fiesta
Imagine bold colours, vibrant summery tastes and festive flair. Perfect for a summery New Zealand Christmas celebration as Ruth puts the Fiesta into Festive Season.Ruth’s Christmas classes are legendary for their lively approach and this year she is loving the...

$240.00
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Christmas in Venice
Christmas in venice
My goodness you certainly deserve a day away pretending you are in Venice. I dream of this destination and remember its extraordinary atmosphere where high spirits poured forth happily. Over a Bellini or two we could reflect on what a...

$240.00
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CLASS Kids in the Kitchen:  Bread, Beautiful Bread
Class kids in the kitchen: bread, beautiful bread
WEDNESDAY 15 JULY   Making bread is an essential life skill and hopefully our class will begin the students’ journeys as we concentrate on simple but beautiful breads. Participants will enjoy a hearty lunch and as per kids’ class tradition RPC...

$90.00
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CLASS: Bubble bubble, no trouble at all
Class: bubble bubble, no trouble at all
7 MARCH 2020. The next in our "How to High Tea" series.He’s not called Mr Champagne in the wine trade for nothing –  Brett Newell of EuroVintage is following up his epic Rosé High Tea with a Bubbly High Tea....

$150.00
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CLASS: Calling Laurent Loudeac from Loire Valley
Class: calling laurent loudeac from loire valley
Saturday 27 March 2021Laurent Loudeac from Châteaubriant in the Loire Valley, northwest France, has always said that he would love to take you on a tour to his hometown to meet his Mum. Marie-Jo is ready to cook up a storm for...

$230.00
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CLASS: Don’t fry for me Argentina
Class: don’t fry for me argentina
14 MARCH 2020. Eating “divine” beef at Buenos Aires’ top steakhouse recently was an OMG moment, says Ruth.So now she is busy planning her own version of that experience, perfectly timed for some smart yet relatively casual entertaining in the...

$220.00
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CLASS: Kid's in the Kitchen Part 29: Oh là là
Class: kid's in the kitchen part 29: oh là là
THURSDAY 15 JULY 2021THURSDAY 22 JULY 2021We say Bonjour to two “Kids in the Kitchen” cooking class dates this July. Thank you to all of our little chefs who keep returning for our school holiday programmes! Ruth will whirl the...

$95.00
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CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen: Part 26, Happy Birthday Cakey McCake
Class: kids in the kitchen: part 26, happy birthday cakey mccake
TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2020. Yah it is time for a party. Everyone only has one birthday per year so a 2nd shared party is always appreciated.  Designed with 8-13 year olds in mind. The kids have free rein of our kitchen,...

$90.00
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CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen: Part 27, Become a Pasta Master
Class: kids in the kitchen: part 27, become a pasta master
Wednesday 27 January 2021 Yah! Ruth has the perfect idea for a Christmas present for children. An invite to a fun and tasty day out in January, designed with 8-13 year olds in mind, Ruth and her team will be pretending...

$90.00
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CLASS: Kids in the Kitchen: Part 28, The Art of BCD
Class: kids in the kitchen: part 28, the art of bcd
Wednesday 28 April 2021Okay we know you can buy excellent BCD but you can also make your own incredible BCD. BTW BCD stands for Burgers, Chips and Doughnuts. Oh yum we know that we all love them. Non - meat...

$90.00
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CLASS: Mid Winter Christmas in Te Horo
Class: mid winter christmas in te horo
NEW DATE ADDED!New date added due to popular demand!  Saturday 19 June 2021Sunday 20 June 2021 Brrrrr the country side can sure get cold in the middle of winter so Ruth is whipping up some winter warmers and you're invited. Snow is subject...

$230.00
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CLASS: Nana's Big Day Out
Class: nana's big day out
Wednesday 20 January 2021 Dear Nana,Hope you are well. Christmas presents for the little ones can be difficult. I mean how many Peppa Pigs can one kid have? Book this very special outing for you and for them. A big day...

$50.00
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CLASS: Nana's Big Day Out
Class: nana's big day out
Wednesday 21 April 2021Dear NanaThank you to all the Nanas who brought their little ones to our Garden Room for a big day out in January. Yah you were all stars. We are now planning Nana’s Day Out for the...

$50.00
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CLASS: Nana's Big Day Out
Class: nana's big day out
 FRIDAY 14 JANUARY 2022 Dear Nana,We know you and the little ones have been missed this special day. We are delighted to announce that Nana's Big Day Out is back! (but not just for Nana's, all relations and care givers are...

$60.00
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CLASS: Never Cut the Apron Strings
Class: never cut the apron strings
Saturday 22 May 2021Tina & Katie Duncan, mother & daughter, have been cooking together for years.  Tina, former owner of Christchurch’s White Tie Catering and currently the city’s cult hit “Fluff Oysters” raised her daughter in the kitchen and on...

$230.00
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CLASS: Once Upon a Time in New York
Class: once upon a time in new york
SATURDAY 24 JULY 2021When Ruth last spent time in Manhattan there was 1.5 million people and apparently as many places to eat. Crammed into 23 square miles Manhattan, a borough of New York, is the complete foodie heaven.Join Ruth for...

$230.00
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CLASS: Seafood Barbecue Bonanza
Class: seafood barbecue bonanza
Saturday 20 March 2021 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 marinades and wield...

$230.00
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