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, plesae 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.

Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEXICAN FIESTA  | Hands-on

Tuesday 11th May
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Start the evening with the perfect guacamole and 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

PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST

Friday 14th May
8:00am-9:00am
$40 per person

Join Riverside for a fabulous breakfast and support breast cancer reasearch in New Zealand. Riverside Kitchen will provide a three course beakfast while you listen to our inspiring guest speaker. A great opportunity to support this important research.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PERSIAN  | Hands-on

Sunday 16th May
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

OCEAN TO PLATE  | Demonstration

Sunday 16th May
4:00pm-7:00pm
$145 per person

FULL

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

GNOCCHI  | Hands-on

Monday 17th May
6:00pm-8:30pm
$125 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 under the watchful eye of our chefs. End the evening at the table with dinner and a glass of Italian wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

CHOCOLATE CLASS  | Hands-on

Tuesday 18th May
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Join Sarah from Adelphi Fine Chocolates for an evening of chocolate decadence. In this class, you will be learning how chocolate is grown and manufactured, explore different styles of chocolate from around the world, and how to temper chocolate. In the hands-on section, you will make ganache-filled truffles before being served a chocolate-inspired three-course dinner at the table. Rich and delicious.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN FEAST | Demonstration

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

There are a number of countries surrounding the Mediterranean 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. In this class, the focus will be on the unique flavours and styles that are used to create simple Mediterranean dishes. 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

MALAY DELIGHT | Hands-on

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

This hands-on class will give you an opportunity to cook using traditional Malay ingredients. Spend some time learning the tips and tricks from our chefs. How and where to shop and what to look for. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself before heading to the table for a well-earned feast.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PETA MATHIAS  | Dinner

Wednesday 26th May
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Peta will talk about food, travel and her upcoming book on fashion and clothing. She’s become an accidental sustainability icon because she can’t throw clothes away. A few quick clothing changes will demonstrate why Issey Miyake and Trelise Cooper designs are just as fashionable now as they were thirty years ago. Peta will bring her 1966 debutante dress which she may or may not get into. Just as you cook with love, you should dress with love.

Riverside Kitchen will whip up three fabulous courses through out the evening matched with fine wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

TASTE OF HONG KONG  | Hands-on

Saturday 29th May
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

This hands-on class will give you an opportunity to cook authentic dishes you would find 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. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself under the watchful eye of our chefs. Round off the class with lunch around our dining table with a glass of wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

INDIAN CUISINE  | Hands-on

Tuesday 1st June
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

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK  |
Hands-on

Friday 4th June
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Learn to cook spicy tangy delights from Thailand. With traditional dishes such as Thai fish cakes and larb on the menu, plus more modern interpretations you will be ready to recreate the feast at home. Finish the evening with dinner and a glass of wine around our dining table.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PLANT-BASED  | Hands-on

Saturday 5th June
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 plant-based alternatives that can easily be incorporated into your recipe file.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

BOOK GROUP DINNER | Hands-on

Tuesday 8th June
6:00pm-9:00pm
$65 per person

Join author Jake Bailey, publisher Penguin Random House and Scorpio books for a panel discussion exploring how books are selected by publishers and book stores. Enjoy a three-course meal matched with New Zealand Wines. A great night out with your book group.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

BOOK GROUP DINNER | Hands-on

Wednesday 9th June
6:00pm-9:00pm
$65 per person

Join author Jake Bailey, publisher Penguin Random House and Scorpio books for a panel discussion exploring how books are selected by publishers and book stores. Enjoy a three-course meal matched with New Zealand Wines. A great night out with your book group.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

GLUTEN FREE CLASS  | Demonstration

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

As part of Coeliac Awareness Week, we wanted to offer a class packed with great ideas for catering for friends and family who require a gluten-free diet. There will be great ideas for substitutions and recipes that use alternatives to cater to this special diet.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HOMEMADE PASTA  | Hands-on

Monday 28th June
6:00pm-8:30pm
$125 per person

Learn the secrets behind perfect pasta. 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 pasta under the watchful eye of our chefs. End the evening at the table with dinner and a glass of Italian wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

TRUFFLE DINNER  | Hands-on

Wednesday 30th June
6:00pm-9:00pm
$185 per person

Join Jax from Kings Truffles and chef Stephen Bradley as they explore ways of using truffle to take your dishes to another level. Jax will explain how truffles are grown, harvested and retailed through out New Zealand then Steve will show you how to make the most of this seasonal delicacy. You will then get a chance to make a dish using truffle before sitting down to the table to dine on three elegant courses matched with Pegasus Bay Wines. A great introduction to all things truffle.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

KNIFE SKILLS  | Hands-on

Saturday 3rd July
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 opportunities to master skills, making you more efficient in the kitchen. After all the hard work you will be ready to enjoy a glass of wine and dinner.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

TRUFFLE DINNER  | Hands-on

Wednesday 7th July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$185 per person

Join Jax from Kings Truffles and chef Stephen Bradley as they explore ways of using truffle to take your dishes to another level. Jax will explain how truffles are grown, harvested and retailed through out New Zealand then Steve will show you how to make the most of this seasonal delicacy. You will then get a chance to make a dish using truffle before sitting down to the table to dine on three elegant courses matched with Pegasus Bay Wines. A great introduction to all things truffle.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MALAY DELIGHT | Hands-on

Wednesday 28th July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

This hands-on class will give you an opportunity to cook using traditional Malay ingredients. Spend some time learning the tips and tricks from our chefs. How and where to shop and what to look for. You will then have an opportunity to cook some dishes yourself before heading to the table for a well-earned feast.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

GNOCCHI  | Hands-on

Monday 2nd August
6:00pm-8:30pm
$125 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 under the watchful eye of our chefs. End the evening at the table with dinner and a glass of Italian wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

OCEAN TO PLATE  | Demonstration

Tuesday 3rd August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$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.

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

INDIAN CUISINE  | Hands-on

Saturday 7st August
11:00am-2:00pm
$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

PERSIAN  | Hands-on

Sunday 8th August
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

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.

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

SLOW COOKED | Hands-on

Sunday 8th August
4:00pm-7:00pm
$145 per person

Description to come..

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

RISOTTO & TIRAMISU | Hands-on

Monday 9th August
6:00pm-8:30pm
$125 per person

This class is so delicious. If you want to learn a new spin on the classics, we will show you how. All presented by our delightful Italian chef Clotilde of La Dolce Vita.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FOOD PRODUCERS DINNER |
Hands-on

Wednesday 11th August
6:00pm-8:30pm
$145 per person

Join the winners of the artisan Food Producers Awards that promises to have your taste buds singing with delight. Celebrate our great culinary creatives with this interactive dining experience which show cases the Award Winners.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HOMEMADE PASTA  | Hands-on

Monday 16th August
6:00pm-8:30pm
$125 per person

Learn the secrets behind perfect pasta. 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 pasta under the watchful eye of our chefs. End the evening at the table with dinner and a glass of Italian wine.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEDITERRANEAN FEAST | Demonstration

Tuesday 17th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

There are a number of countries surrounding the Mediterranean 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. In this class, the focus will be on the unique flavours and styles that are used to create simple Mediterranean dishes. 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

SINGLES INDIAN CUISINE  |
Hands-on

Friday 20th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$125 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

DATE NIGHT INDIAN CUISINE  | Hands-on

Saturday 21st August
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

SLOW COOKED | Hands-on

Sunday 22th August
4:00pm-7:00pm
$145 per person

Description to come..

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