COOKING CLASSES

Whether you are looking for a relaxed demonstration style class or a hands-on culinary learning experience we have a class for you.  All of our classes finish at the table for a three-course meal matched with New Zealand wines. We will be updating our cooking classes regularly, please sign up to our email list for monthly updates about up and coming classes, or get in touch if you would like to book a private class.

Take a look at our culinary classes below, and find one that suits you. View our events calendar if you are looking for a class on a specific date.

COVID-19

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PERSIAN  | Hands-on

Sunday 30th January
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

FULL

Persian food is interesting and aromatic. In this class, you will create simple dishes that are packed full of flavour. When the hard work is done sit back, relax and enjoy dining on a true Persian feast.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PLANT BASED  | Hands-on

Sunday 6th February
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

FULL – Wait list available

Although we are blessed with access to great meat, fish and cheese in New Zealand there is certainly room to increase the plant based options we use. This class will give you some alternatives that can easily be incorporated into everyday dishes.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE DAY IN BANGKOK | Hands-on

Monday 7th February
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Learn to cook spicy tangy delights from Thailand. Discover the ingredients that give Thai food its unique flavour and how to use them to inspire dishes at home. Finish with lunch and a glass of wine at the table.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MALAY DELIGHT | Hands-on

Monday 7th February
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Join our chefs as they explain the taste and textures that define Malaysian food. You will then have an opportunity to cook the dishes yourself before being seated at the table to dine on the fantastic feast you have made. In this class, we will be making several dishes including rendang beef and Sambal paste.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD  | Hands-on

Wednesday 9th February
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

This hands on class will give you an opportunity to cook authentic dishes you would find in food outlets in Hong Kong. The flavours and colours are intense. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself under the watchful eye of our chefs. Round off the class at the dining table with a Malay feast and a glass of wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN  | Hands-on

Friday 11th February
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

FULL

There are a number of countries surrounding the Mediterraean Sea, all of which have their own unique culinary flavours. We are lucky to be situated directly above the Mediterranean Food Company which has been the inspiration for this class.  At the end of the class sit down and relax with a glass of wine and enjoy what you have created.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

JAPANESE  | Hands-on

Saturday 12th February
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Learn how Japanese cuisine enhances fresh produce to make clean yet interesting flavours. In this class you will learn about sushi, gyoza, Japanese style salmon and traditional tonkatsu. Enjoy watching the chefs create fabulous dishes before making a few of your own and finish off dining at the table with a glass wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

VALENTINES MEXICAN  | Hands-on

Monday 14th February
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Treat your valentine to a great night out at Riverside Kitchen. Start the evening with the perfect guacamole with handmade corn chips. Then let our chef show you how to make traditional tortillas from scratch, whip up some handy fresh salsas, an inspirational bean mix and plenty more mexican inspired dishes. Top the evening off with dinner around the table including a traditional Mexican dessert.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

KNIFE SKILLS  | Hands-on

Tuesday 15th February
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Learn how knives are made, different styles and what they are used for, what to look for when purchasing a knife and how to care for your knives. We also cover sharpening with a chance to perfect your sharpening skills. This hands on class will give you plenty of opportunity to master skills, making you more effecient in the kitchen. After all the hard work you will be ready to enjoy a glass of wine and a perfectly chopped meal.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK  | Hands-on

Wenesday 23rd February
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Learn to cook spicy tangy delights from Thailand. Discover the ingredients that give Thai food its unique flavour and how to use them to inspire dishes at home. Finish the evening with dinner and a glass of wine at the table.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN  | Hands-on

Saturday 26th February
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

There are a number of countries surrounding the Mediterraean Sea, all of which have their own unique culinary flavours. We are lucky to be situated directly above the Mediterranean Food Company which has been the inspiration for this class. At the end of the class sit down and relax with a glass of wine and a mediterranean feast our chefs have created for you.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

DATE NIGHT MALAY  | Hands-on

Saturday 26th February
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Join our chefs as they explain the taste and textures that define Malaysian food. You will then have an opportunity to cook the dishes yourself before being seated at the table to dine on the fantastic feast you have made. In this class we will be making several dishes including rendang beef and Sambal paste.

BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

JAPANESE  | Demonstration

Tuesday 1st March
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Learn how Japanese cuisine enhances fresh produce to make clean yet interesting flavours. In this class you will learn about sushi, gyoza, Japanese style salmon and traditional tonkatsu. Enjoy watching the chefs create fabulous dishes before enjoying them at the table with a glass wine and finishing with s black seaseme brulee.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

OCEAN TO PLATE  | Demonstration

Saturday 5th March
11:00am-2:00pm

$145 per person

New Zealand has access to an abundance of seafood. Learn how to prepare and serve fabulous dishes using locally sourced fish and seafood. The recipes will give you glorious ways to use fish and inspiration to explore other seafood that is locally sourced.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD  | Hands-on

Sunday 6th March
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

This hands on class will give you an opportunity to cook authentic dishes you would find in food outlets in Hong Kong. The flavours and colours are intense. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself under the watchful eye of our chefs. Round off the class at the dining table with a Malay feast and a glass of wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PERSIAN  | Hands-on

Wednesday 9th March
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

This hands on class will give you an opportunity to cook authentic dishes you would find in food outlets in Hong Kong. The flavours and colours are intense. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself under the watchful eye of our chefs. Round off the class at the dining table with a Malay feast and a glass of wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

INDIAN | Hands-on

Thursday 10th March
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Learn how Goan cuisine is a careful balance between Indian flavours and the heavy influence of the Portuguese in the area. In this hands on class you will create dishes that use divine Indian spices and pair them with perfect Indian rice.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PLANT BASED | Hands-on

Saturday 12th March
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Although we are blessed with access to great meat, fish and cheese in New Zealand there is certainly room to increase the plant based options we use. This class will give you some alternatives that can easily be incorporated into everyday dishes.

BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

DATE NIGHT MEXICAN | Hands-on

Saturday 12th March
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Start the evening with the perfect guacamole with handmade corn chips. Then let our chef show you how to make traditional tortillas from scratch, whip up some handy fresh salsas, an inspirational bean mix and plenty more mexican inspired dishes. Top the evening off with dinner around the table including a traditional Mexican dessert.

BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

KNIFE SKILLS | Hands-on

Tuesday 15th March
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Learn how knives are made, different styles and what they are used for, what to look for when purchasing a knife and how to care for your knives. We also cover sharpening with a chance to perfect your sharpening skills.  After all the hard work you will be ready to enjoy a glass of wine and a perfectly chopped meal.

BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK | Demonstration

Wednesday 23rd March
6:00pm-9:00pm

$145 per person

Learn to cook spicy tangy delights from Thailand. Discover the ingredients that give Thai food its unique flavour and how to use them to inspire dishes at home. Finish the evening with dinner and a glass of wine at the table.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD | Hands-on

Friday 25th March
6:00pm-9:00pm

$145 per person

This hands on class will give you an opportunity to cook authentic dishes you would find in food outlets in Hong Kong. The flavours and colours are intense. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself under the watchful eye of our chefs. Round off the class at the dining table with a Malay feast and a glass of wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 PERSIAN| Hands-on

Saturday 2nd April
11:00am-2:00pm

$145 per person

This hands on class will give you an opportunity to cook authentic dishes you would find in food outlets in Hong Kong. The flavours and colours are intense. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself under the watchful eye of our chefs. Round off the class at the dining table with a Malay feast and a glass of wine.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 KNIFE SKILLS | Hands-on

Sunday 3rd April
11:00am-2:00pm

$145 per person

Learn how knives are made, different styles and what they are used for, what to look for when purchasing a knife and how to care for your knives. We also cover sharpening with a chance to perfect your sharpening skills. This hands on class will give you plenty of opportunity to master skills, making you more effecient in the kitchen. After all the hard work you will be ready to enjoy a glass of wine and a perfectly chopped meal.

BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 JAPANESE | Hands-on

Wednesday 6th April
6:00pm-9:00pm

$145 per person

Learn how Japanese cuisine enhances fresh produce to make clean yet interesting flavours. In this class you will learn about sushi, gyoza, Japanese style salmon and traditional tonkatsu. Enjoy watching the chefs create fabulous dishes before making a few of your own and finish off dining at the table with a glass wine.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 MEXICAN | Hands-on

Friday 8th April
6:00pm-9:00pm

$145 per person

Start the evening with the perfect guacamole with handmade corn chips. Then let our chef show you how to make traditional tortillas from scratch, whip up some handy fresh salsas, an inspirational bean mix and plenty more mexican inspired dishes. Top the evening off with dinner around the table including a traditional Mexican dessert.

BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 INDIAN | Demonstration

Saturday 9th April
11:00am-2:00pm

$145 per person

FULL

Learn how Goan cuisine is a careful balance between Indian flavours and the heavy influence of the Portuguese in the area. In this demonstration class you will watch as our chefs create dishes that use divine Indian spices and pair them with perfect Indian rice.

BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 MEDITERRANEAN | Hands-on

Tuesday 12th April
6:00pm-9:00pm

$145 per person

There are a number of countries surrounding the Mediterraean Sea, all of which have their own unique culinary flavours. We are lucky to be situated directly above the Mediterranean Food Company which has been the inspiration for this class. At the end of the class sit down and relax with a glass of wine and a mediterranean feast our chefs have created for you.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 DINE WITH Peta Mathias | Demonstration

Saturday 30th April
5:00pm-7:30pm

$145 per person

Join Peta Mathias as she demonstrates her favourite dishes from the South of France. Then sit back and relax enjoy a three course dinner matched with fine wine as Peta entertains you with stories of her time in France, fashion and fun.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

 DINE WITH Peta Mathias | Demonstration

Sunday 1st May
5:00pm-7:30pm

$145 per person

Join Peta Mathias as she demonstrates her favourite dishes from the South of France. Then sit back and relax enjoy a three course dinner matched with fine wine as Peta entertains you with stories of her time in France, fashion and fun.
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