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 a glass of wine. 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 14).

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.

Please note there are no classes in December 2024, classes start again in January 2025.

Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FRENCH CLASSICS | Hands On

Saturday 11th May
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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. Finished off with creme brûlée.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD | Hands On

Sunday 12th May
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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

MOTHERS DAY HIGH TEA | Demonstration

Sunday 12th May
3:00pm-5:00pm
$95 per person

Treat your mother to a very special high tea. Start with a glass of Champagne and a cooking demonstration where our chefs will show you how to create some tasty High Tea recipes. Then sit down to taste their creations with our specialty teas.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

PLANT BASED | Hands On

Saturday 18th May
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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

SPANISH TAPAS | Hands On

Saturday 25th May
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 per person

The Spanish graze, small plates full of flavoursome morsels, each fabulous dish given the space to shine. Learn how to make some traditional Spanish Tapas dishes to share with your friends and family over summer.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MALAY DELIGHT | Hands-on

Wednesday 29th May
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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

HOMEMADE PASTA | Hands On

Saturday 1st June
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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

MIDDLE EASTERN | Hands On

Wednesday 5th June
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 per person

Middle Eastern cuisine is growing in popularity, think pomegranate, fresh herbs, nuts and the best hummus you have ever tasted. Fresh and interesting produce that creates amazing dishes you will want to whip up again.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE DAY IN BANGKOK | Hands On

Saturday 8th June
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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 class with lunch and a glass of wine at the table.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FRENCH CLASSICS | Hands On

Wednesday 12th June
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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. Finished off with creme brûlée.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD | Hands On

Saturday 15th June
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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

KNIFE SKILLS | Hands On

Saturday 22nd June
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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.

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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HONG KONG STREET FOOD | Hands On

Wednesday 3rd July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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

FLAVOURS OF JAPAN | Hands On

Saturday 6th July
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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 hands on class.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

WINTER WARMERS | Hands On

Tuesday 9th July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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

SPANISH TAPAS | Hands On

Saturday 13th July
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 per person

The Spanish graze, small plates full of flavoursome morsels, each fabulous dish given the space to shine. Learn how to make some traditional Spanish Tapas dishes to share with your family and friends.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MALAY DELIGHT | Hands-on

Wednesday 17th July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HOMEMADE PASTA | Hands On

Friday 19th July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MIDDLE EASTERN | Hands On

Saturday 20th July
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 per person

Middle Eastern cuisine is growing in popularity, think pomegranate, fresh herbs, nuts and the best hummus you have ever tasted. Fresh and interesting produce that creates amazing dishes you will want to whip up again.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK | Hands On

Tuesday 23rd July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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 class with lunch and a glass of wine at the table.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

FRENCH CLASSICS | Hands On

Wednesday 31st July
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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. Finished off with creme brûlée.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

INDIAN CUISINE | Hands On

Saturday 3rd August
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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 day at the table with a glass of wine and a Indian feast.
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Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

WINTER WARMERS | Hands On

Tuesday 6th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

SPANISH TAPAS | Hands On

Friday 9th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 per person

The Spanish graze, small plates full of flavoursome morsels, each fabulous dish given the space to shine. Learn how to make some traditional Spanish Tapas dishes to share with your family and friends.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

HOMEMADE PASTA | Hands On

Wednesday 14th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 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.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

MIDDLE EASTERN | Hands On

Friday 16th August
6:00pm-9:00pm
$165 per person

Middle Eastern cuisine is growing in popularity, think pomegranate, fresh herbs, nuts and the best hummus you have ever tasted. Fresh and interesting produce that creates amazing dishes you will want to whip up again.
BOOK NOW
Chinese Cuisine, Chinese Cooking Class Christchurch, Riverside Kitchen

ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK | Hands On

Saturday 17th August
11:00am-2:00pm
$165 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 class with lunch and a glass of wine at the table.
BOOK NOW