Riverside Kitchen is a charming Cooking School in Christchurch, nestled above the busy Riverside Farmers’ Market. We use Canterbury’s finest seasonal produce from the market to inspire our cooking classes. As well as being Christchurch’s Premier Cooking School, Riverside Kitchen also hosts private and corporate events, and a range of other events that are new to Christchurch.

Our cooking classes are hands-on, or you can sit back, relax and enjoy one of our demonstration culinary classes. We also host a range of events from food and market tours, product demonstrations, wine and food tastings, book launches, and more. We are bringing plenty of new events to the table, so keep an eye out.

Whether you want to learn about a specific cuisine, brush up on your basic cooking skills, or just want to enjoy an experience with friends, we have a class for you.

Riverside Kitchen, Cooking School, Christchurch. Riverside Farmers' Market.


We have chefs with their own special talents, who have years of experience teaching some of New Zealand’s best chefs. Any cuisine from around the world is more interesting, if it comes with the stories from that country. Sit back and enjoy learning about the food being created, the way it is produced, prepared and enjoyed from around the world.

Our chefs can teach you about a specific cuisine, show you new cooking techniques, help you brush up your cooking skills, and take you on an unforgettable cooking journey you will utterly enjoy. Take a look at the cooking classes on offer right now.

Gourmet Salad, Riverside Kitchen, Riverside Farmers' Market
Gourmet Fish, Riverside Market, Riverside Farmers' Market
Gourmet Vegetables, Riverside Kitchen, Riverside Farmers' Market