COOKING CLASSES

Unless otherwise indicated, our classes start with a demonstration at the main bench followed by a chance to create some of the dishes yourself.   All of our classes include a three-course meal with New Zealand wines. We will be updating our cooking classes regularly, please sign up to our email list for seasonal updates about up and coming classes, or get in touch if you would like to book a private class (minimum of 12).

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.

Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FRENCH CLASSICS | Hands-on

Saturday 23rd July
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

The French are masters of great food. In this super delicous class we will make; bouillabaisse, and a traditional slow cooked dish on creamy mash, finished off with creme brûlée of course. Simply made but perfect combinations.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEXICAN FIESTA | Hands-on

Wednesday 3rd August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Start the evening with the perfect guacamole, 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.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD | Hands-on

Tuesday 9th August
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. Spend some time learning the tips and tricks to make the most of asian style ingredients.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FRENCH CLASSICS | Hands-on

Wednesday 10th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

The French are masters of great food. In this super delicous class we will make; bouillabaisse, and a traditional slow cooked dish on creammy mash, inished off with creme brûlée of course. Simply made but perfect combinations.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

CHOCOLATE MASTERCLASS| Hands-on

Saturday 13th August
3:00pm-6:00pm
$145 per person

Chocolate is a seriously good product, there are so many ways to make this very popular ingredient into a special desert. Learn from our guest chef Stephanie Hersh as she creates delicous chocolate deserts. Stephanie was the Personal Assistant  to Julia Child for 25 years so has a few stories to tell.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK  | Hands-on

Monday 15th August
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

VIETNAMESE  | Hands-on

Tuesday 16th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Vietnam is an interesting mix of delightful asian cuisine and the influnece of French settlers. The country is also very long and the cuisine changes from the North to the South. This class explores many of the flavours to be found across the country.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN FEAST  | Hands-on

Monday 22nd August
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. Classics you will want to make again and again.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

COCKTAILS AND CANAPES  | Hands-on

Saturday 27th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Cocktails are a great way to greet guests on arrival at a summer dinner or drinks party. Our chefs will show you how to throw a fabulous summer party. Elevate your canape recipes and learn ways to create perfect cocktails for any occasion.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

WINTER BISTRO  | Hands-on

Sunday 28th August
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

As winter nights become cold, warm your kitchen with some fabulous winter recipes. Learn ways to make the most of produce available at this time of the year, enhanced with flavours that will make you feel warm and cosy.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MALAY DELIGHT | Hands-on

Tuesday 30th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Join our chefs as they explain the taste and textures that define Malaysian food, rendang beef and Sambal paste are on the menu. 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.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

INDIAN CUISINE | Hands-on

Saturday 3rd September
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Learn how Indian spices are used to flavour traditional dishes. Watch our chefs as they show you how to prpare fabulous curries and exciting side dishes, then have a go yourself. End the evening at the table with a glass of wine and a Indian feast.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

KNIFE SKILLS | Hands-on

Sunday 4th September
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.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PERSIAN | Hands-on

Monday 5th September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Persian food is interesting and aromatic. In this class you will create simple traditional Persian dishes, learn how to use saffron, barberries and rosewater. Create your own Persian dishes and when the hard work is done, sit back, relax and enjoy dining on a true Persian feast matched with New Zealand wine.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

JULIE LE CLERC| Demonstration MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FEAST

Saturday 10th September
6:00pm-8:30pm
$165 per person

Join cookbook author and former café owner, Julie Le Clerc, as she demonstrates her favourite Middle Eastern dishes. Then sit back and enjoy a modern Middle Eastern feast and a glass of wine as Julie entertains with stories of her travels in the region.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

JULIE LE CLERC| Demonstration
MODERN MIDDLE EASTERN FEAST

Sunday 11th September
12:00pm-2:30pm
$165 per person

Join cookbook author and former café owner, Julie Le Clerc, as she demonstrates her favourite Middle Eastern dishes. Then sit back and enjoy a modern Middle Eastern feast and a glass of wine as Julie entertains with stories of her travels in the region.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PLANT BASED | Hands On

Wednesday 14th September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

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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 plant based alternatives that can easily be incorporated into your recipe file.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN FEAST | Hands On

Saturday 17th September
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.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

GNOCCHI | Hands On

Sunday 18th September
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Learn the secrets behind perfect gnocchi. Once you master the art it is so easy to do at home. We will demonstrate how to make the perfect dough, which ingredients to use and where to find them. Then roll up your sleeves and make your own gnocchi.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEXICAN FIESTA | Hands On

Monday 19th September
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. Spend some time learning the tips and tricks to make the most of asian style ingredients.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FLAVOURS OF JAPAN | Hands On

Wednesday 21st September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Japanese cuisine is fresh amd light with iconic dishes that are popular all around the world. Join the Riverside Kitchen chefs as they explore the popular flavours of Japan, get the oppotunity to learn Japanese cooking techniques in this demonstration class.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HOMEMADE PASTA | Hands On

Tuesday 27th September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Italian food has always been simply delicious, made from fresh ingredients, and chosen for flavour. Our chefs will show you how to prepare the perfect pasta dough then help you turn it into perfect ravioli, along with some other classic dishes.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FRENCH CLASSICS | Hands On

Friday 30th September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

The French are masters of great food. In this super delicous class we will make; bouillabaisse, and a traditional slow cooked dish on creammy mash, inished off with creme brûlée of course. Simply made but perfect combinations.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD | Hands On

Saturday 1st October
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. Spend some time learning the tips and tricks to make the most of asian style ingredients.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK | Hands-on

Sunday 9th October

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 the evening with dinner and a glass of wine at the table.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

COCKTAILS AND CANAPES | Hands On

Wednesday 19th October
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Cocktails are a great way to greet guests on arrival at a summer dinner or drinks party. Our chefs will show you how to throw a fabulous summer party. Elevate your canape recipes and learn ways to create perfect cocktails for any occasion.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

VIETNAMESE  | Hands On

Thursday 20th October
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Vietnam is an interesting mix of delightful asian cuisine and the influnece of French settlers. The country is also very long and the cuisine changes from the North to the South. This class explores many of the flavours to be found across the country.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

INDIAN CUISINE  | Hands On

Tuesday 25th October
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Learn how Indian spices are used to flavour traditional dishes. Watch our chefs as they show you how to prpare fabulous curries and exciting side dishes, then have a go yourself. End the evening at the table with a glass of wine and a Indian feast.

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

FORAGING DAY OUT | Demonstration

Friday 28th October
11:30am-4:00pm
$365 per person

This is a unique experience that will shine a light on a city that was destroyed then rebuilt. The tour starts at the new Riverside Market then heads out on bikes to the Red Zone for a spot of foraging. Then back to the kitchen for a demonstration and lunch.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FORAGING DAY OUT | Demonstration

Friday 4th November
11:30am-4:00pm
$365 per person

This is a unique experience that will shine a light on a city that was destroyed then rebuilt. The tour starts at the new Riverside Market then heads out on bikes to the Red Zone for a spot of foraging. Then back to the kitchen for a demonstration and lunch.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FORAGING DAY OUT | Demonstration

Friday 11th November
11:30am-4:00pm
$365 per person

This is a unique experience that will shine a light on a city that was destroyed then rebuilt. The tour starts at the new Riverside Market then heads out on bikes to the Red Zone for a spot of foraging. Then back to the kitchen for a demonstration and lunch.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

INDIAN WITH PETA MATHIAS | Demonstration

Thursday 27th April
6:00pm-8:30pm
$175 per person

Be swept away on an Indian culinary adventure with Peta Mathias, learn how to prepare fabulous authentic food from her Indian tours, listen to tantalising stories and enjoy the company of New Zealand’s most sensational food ambassador.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

INDIAN WITH PETA MATHIAS | Demonstration

Friday 28th April
6:00pm-8:30pm
$175 per person

Be swept away on an Indian culinary adventure with Peta Mathias, learn how to prepare fabulous authentic food from her Indian tours, listen to tantalising stories and enjoy the company of New Zealand’s most sensational food ambassador.

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

INDIAN WITH PETA MATHIAS | Demonstration

Saturday 29th April
6:00pm-8:30pm
$175 per person

Be swept away on an Indian culinary adventure with Peta Mathias, learn how to prepare fabulous authentic food from her Indian tours, listen to tantalising stories and enjoy the company of New Zealand’s most sensational food ambassador.

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

INDIAN WITH PETA MATHIAS | Demonstration

Saturday 29th April
6:00pm-8:30pm
$175 per person

Be swept away on an Indian culinary adventure with Peta Mathias, learn how to prepare fabulous authentic food from her Indian tours, listen to tantalising stories and enjoy the company of New Zealand’s most sensational food ambassador.

BOOK NOW