Essentials of Cooking Fine Food at Home

Perfect your cooking skills in our professional kitchen through classic techniques and support from our chef over four weekday evenings

Our hands-on, small classes will transform your skills and give you a wide variety of recipes you'll use again and again - from cooking the perfect steak to filleting a fish, these are the skills you've always wanted to have, taught in a fun and supportive environment.

Work with high quality ingredients and tools to make fabulous dishes to take home from each class.

We start with working on knife skills to give you more confidence with slicing and chopping.

An overview of classic stocks will help you understand how these are the foundations of delicious sauces.  We will learn about marinades and and emulsions as well as cookery techniques such as sautéing, roasting, braising, steaming and grilling.

As you progress through the cooking sessions, you will learn how to trim and joint a chicken and prepare the different cuts; fillet fish and transform it into different meals and much more.

The recipes are fast, classic and interesting and can be cooked at home for dinner or for that special dinner party.

Dishes include:

  • Pan seared beef sirloin with Espagnole sauce
  • Fillet of Tarakihi en papillote
  • Chicken breast with mushroom stuffing and Marsala glaze

You will receive a workbook with recipes and explanations of techniques and cooking tips, NZSFW apron and a certificate on completion at the conclusion of the course.

View more of Celia Hay's recipes 

Course Requirements

Aged 17 and over

Part Time | 4 Nights

Part Time | 4 Nights

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