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.

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.

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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.

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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

OUTSTANDING NZ FOOD PRODUCER AWARDS DINNER

Demonstration

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

Join the winners of the artisan Outstanding NZ Food Producers Award winners – their produce promises to have your taste buds singing with delight. Celebrate our great Kiwi culinary creatives with this interactive cooking and  dining experience which showcases some of the 2021 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

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

JAPANESE  | Hands-on

Friday 27th August
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Sushi is the most iconic Japanese dish, in this class, we will teach you how to make perfect sushi rice the basis of all good sushi. Each student will then prepare the ingredients for their own sushi creation, along with a quick and easy Teriyaki sauce.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HOMEMADE PASTA  | Hands-on

Monday 30th 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

MALAY DELIGHTS  | Hands-on

Tuesday 31st August
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

KNIFE SKILLS  | Hands-on

Saturday 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 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

GNOCCHI  | Hands-on

Monday 6th September
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

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK  |
Hands-on

Wednesday 8th September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$125 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

CHOCOLATE | Hands-on

Friday 10th September
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Join Sarah from Adelphi Fine Chocolates for an afternoon 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 lunch at the table followed by a chocolate inspired dessert you have created yourself. Rich and delicious.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

RISOTTO & TIRAMISU | Hands-on

Monday 13th September
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.

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

PERSIAN  | Hands-on

Tuesday 14th September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$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.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG SREET FOOD  |
Hands-on

Wednesday 22nd 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. How and where to shop and what to look for.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MEXICAN  | Hands-on

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

Start the day 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 day off with lunch around the table including a traditional Mexican dessert.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

OCEAN TO PLATE  | Demonstration

Monday 20th September
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

HONG KONG SREET FOOD  |
Hands-on

Wednesday 22nd 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. How and where to shop and what to look for.

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

MEDITERRANEAN FEAST | Hands-on

Friday 24th September
11:00am-2:00pm
$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.

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

HOMEMADE PASTA  | Hands-on

Monday 27th September
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.

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

JAPANESE  | Hands-on

Wednesday 29th September
6:00pm-9:00pm
$145 per person

Sushi is the most iconic Japanese dish, in this class, we will teach you how to make perfect sushi rice the basis of all good sushi. Each student will then prepare the ingredients for their own sushi creation, along with a quick and easy Teriyaki sauce.

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

KIDS PASTA CLASS  | Hands-on

Monday 4th October
10:00am-12:30pm
$75 per person

For children aged 8 and above. Learn the age-old art of making Pasta that the Nonnas of Italy taught their grandchildren. Fun and simple for any child, in this hands-on class they will learn to make some special pasta shapes using simple quality ingredients. After the pasta making the children will learn to make a simple sauce to go with their creation, Buon appetito!

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

KIDS PASTA CLASS  | Hands-on

Tuesday 5th October
10:00am-12:30pm
$75 per person

For children aged 8 and above. Learn the age-old art of making Pasta that the Nonnas of Italy taught their grandchildren. Fun and simple for any child, in this hands-on class they will learn to make some special pasta shapes using simple quality ingredients. After the pasta making the children will learn to make a simple sauce to go with their creation, Buon appetito!

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

KIDS PASTA CLASS  | Hands-on

Wednesday 6th October
10:00am-12:30pm
$75 per person

For children aged 8 and above. Learn the age-old art of making Pasta that the Nonnas of Italy taught their grandchildren. Fun and simple for any child, in this hands-on class they will learn to make some special pasta shapes using simple quality ingredients. After the pasta making the children will learn to make a simple sauce to go with their creation, Buon appetito!

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

MALAY DELIGHTS  | Hands-on

Wednesday 20th October
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

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK  |
Hands-on

Saturday 30th October
11:00am-2:00pm
$125 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

RISOTTO & TIRAMISU | Hands-on

Monday 1st November
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.

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

PERSIAN  | Hands-on

Tuesday 2nd November
6:00pm-9:00pm
$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

MEXICAN  | Hands-on

Saturday 5th November
11:00am-2:00pm
$145 per person

Start the day 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 day off with lunch around the table including a traditional Mexican dessert.

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

GNOCCHI  | Hands-on

Monday 8th November
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.

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

OCEAN TO PLATE  | Demonstration

Tuesday 9th November
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

MEDITERRANEAN FEAST | Hands-on

Wednesday 10th November
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.

BOOK NOW