Ottolenghi Simple & Sweet - Middle Eastern Vegetarian Feast-SOLD OUT
Mar
27
6:30 PM18:30

Ottolenghi Simple & Sweet - Middle Eastern Vegetarian Feast-SOLD OUT

A hands-on Middle Eastern cooking class that celebrates delicious recipes from Israeli-British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook SIMPLE. This class will be hosted by Chef and Ottolenghi enthusiast, Dr. Wendy Nolan Joyce. www.wendynolanjoyce.com. During the class you will make a selection of dishes to create a Middle Eastern feast (dips, flat breads, raw and cooked vegetable dishes, a rice pilaf, and a sweet). When you've finished cooking we will all sit down for a relaxed dinner together, accompanied with a glass of fine NZ vino!  

Please Note this class is not redeemable for Crave vouchers.

TO BOOK, https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/ottolenghi-simple-and-sweet-middle-eastern-cooking-class/wellington?_ga=2.120476424.1050043328.1550018743-1803640078.1549498667

For more details, contact Wendy on 022 077 4651

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WILD FOOD with Chef MacLean Fraser of Artisan of the Bolton Hotel
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

WILD FOOD with Chef MacLean Fraser of Artisan of the Bolton Hotel

Keen to learn more about how to forage NZ edible plants and make something tasty from those hunks of venison or shellfish your spouse took so much trouble to hunt and gather? Join us for a special WILD FOOD hands on cooking class with award-winning chef MacLean Fraser of the Bolton Hotel. We’ll use edible plants foraged by expert forager Demetri who supplies some of Wellington’s best restaurants, learn about what plants you can safely forage and cook with, and make some tasty recipes. At the end of the class, we’ll sit down together with the chef and enjoy a two-course meal with a glass of NZ vino or kawakawa tea! (*menu details to follow: Don’t worry we won’t be cooking Mountain oysters or Huhu grubs!)

To Book: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/wild-food-hands-on-cooking-class/wellington?_ga=2.170711785.851964469.1550361332-1803640078.1549498667

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School Holidays Cooking for TEENS -- Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

School Holidays Cooking for TEENS -- Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini

Are you a keen cook who is also a teenager? Or the parent of a teenage chef in training? This is just the class for you or your teen! Chef Nicla Gallione will teach a small group how to make fresh pasta from her native Italy where she opened her first restaurant at 25 (www.nicla.co.nz).

Details:

In this 3-hour hands-on class, you'll be making two vegetarian types of filled pasta: Pumpkin and Amaretti Ravioli with butter, sage and Parmesan AND tortellini with Ricotta and spinach filling in a tomato and basil sauce.

After class, we’ll sit down together and enjoy our fresh pasta - along with a glass of juice!

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Fish Filleting with Chef Frank Schatz of the Culinary Cartel
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Fish Filleting with Chef Frank Schatz of the Culinary Cartel

How to fillet fish with confidence! In this class you will learn the delicate art of filleting your own fish. Chef Frank Schatz (ex Big Bad Wolf and several Michelin Starred restaurants) is an expert fish filleter and will be your Chef/guide for the evening. This is a hands on class so be prepared to roll up your sleeves!

You will be given your own fish to fillet. Frank will talk us through the best way to fillet a fish and the appropriate knives to use for the job.

When you have filleted your own fish we will cook the fillets two ways and serve them for dinner, accompanied with a glass of wine or soft drink.

Frank Schatz has been cooking for over 20 years. He's led and worked in the best restaurants across NZ and a few Michelin-Starred restaurants in the USA. He was the Executive Chef at the Best New Bar in NZ for 2016 at the Hideaway Bar and Restaurant. Master Charcutier at Big Bad Wolf as well.


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School Holidays Cooking for TEENS -- Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini
Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00

School Holidays Cooking for TEENS -- Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini

Are you a keen cook who is also a teenager? Or the parent of a teenage chef in training? This is just the class for you or your teen! Chef Nicla Gallione will teach a small group how to make fresh pasta from her native Italy where she opened her first restaurant at 25 (www.nicla.co.nz).

Details:

In this 3-hour hands-on class, you'll be making two vegetarian types of filled pasta: Pumpkin and Amaretti Ravioli with butter, sage and Parmesan AND tortellini with Ricotta and spinach filling in a tomato and basil sauce.

After class, we’ll sit down together and enjoy our fresh pasta - along with a glass of juice!

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Genoise Sponge cake and buttercream
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Genoise Sponge cake and buttercream

In this class our pastry chef will teach you how to bake the perfect genoise sponge and decorate cakes with basic buttercream techniques and easy to pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes into beautiful creations. You will learn how to make icing the right consistency, how to fill and use a piping bag, how to make buttercream icing flowers, and how to pipe simple lines.

While the cakes bake, learn easy piping techniques to create impressive results. Your cake will be boxed up for you to take home.

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Italian MasterClass with Chef Nicla Gallione - FOOD OF LIGURIA
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Italian MasterClass with Chef Nicla Gallione - FOOD OF LIGURIA

Join us as we master the art of Ligurian cuisine with Chef Nicla Gallione who is a native of this beautiful Italian region. She opened her first restaurant there at age 25! (www.nicla.co.nz).

In this 3-hour hands-on class, you'll be making pesto the traditional way and a meat-filled pasta.

After class, we’ll sit down together and enjoy our fresh pasta - along with a glass of vino or juice!

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Mother's Day French Champagne tasting and petits fours
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Mother's Day French Champagne tasting and petits fours

Treat your mother or friend to this special Mother’s Day tasting of different varietals of stunning champagne from the French grower Garance; between sips of bubble, sample and learn delicious recipes for sweet petits-fours.

$99pp - price includes 2-hour class, champagne tasting, all ingredients, and recipes.

To BOOK: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/mothers-day-french-champagne-tasting-and-petits-fours-class/wellington

Read more about Garance here: https://www.garance.co.nz/

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Malaysian class with Chef Muthuvelu Supramaniam
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Malaysian class with Chef Muthuvelu Supramaniam

Join us for a hands on cooking class with Chef Muthu who is back by popular demand! In this class, you'll be learning how to make roti canai, a delicious thin flat bread, and a vegetable dhal curry. After the cooking, sit down with the chef and enjoy dinner with a glass of vino or juice.

Chef Muthu is originally from Malaysia and has over 20 years experience in the industry. He loves producing high quality, creative, innovative fusion dishes from East to West, is currently the chef at the Roxy cinema in Wellington.

TO BOOK: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/malaysian-cooking-class/wellington?_ga=2.195195627.673348245.1551751799-1803640078.1549498667

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Vegan Haute Cuisine with Chef Frank Schatz of Arcadia Preserves
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

Vegan Haute Cuisine with Chef Frank Schatz of Arcadia Preserves

Wow your friends with Michelin-star quality vegan food. Learn some handy techniques for beautifully plating your plant-based meal and join the meat-free movement (even if for one night!). After the class, enjoy a glass of wine or juice with the meal shared with your chef, Frank Schatz. Frank has 20 years experience cheffing in the best NZ restaurants and several Michelin-starred restaurants in the USA. He owns and runs Arcadia Preserves which focuses on vegan condiments and fermented foods, which is the sole vegan products business in NZ. He will teach you techniques that he has picked up from years in kitchens, along with others that he has developed through trial and error.


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Gnocchi with Chef Roberto Giorgioni from Bongusto - The Master of Pasta
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Gnocchi with Chef Roberto Giorgioni from Bongusto - The Master of Pasta

We are delighted to be able to announce that we will be joined by special guest Chef Roberto Giorgioni AKA the Master of Pasta for a fabulous gnocchi class June 5th.  Roberto is the Head Chef and owner of Bongusto and Merkato Fresh Cafe & Deli in Miramar.

To BOOK: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/gnocchi-with-chef-roberto-of-bongusto/wellington?_ga=2.2389751.673348245.1551751799-1803640078.1549498667

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Pig butchery and Charcuterie weekend with Chef Frank Schatz of the Culinary Cartel
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Pig butchery and Charcuterie weekend with Chef Frank Schatz of the Culinary Cartel

How to butcher with confidence and create a variety of small goods (sausages, brawn, paté, terrine…) Frank Schatz is an expert butcher and will be your Chef/guide for the weekend. This is a hands on class so be prepared to roll up your sleeves!

Frank will butcher a whole pig (in record speed!) and talk us through the best way to butcher meat and the appropriate knives to use for the job.

When we’ve finished cooking, we’ll sit down to shared platter of charcuterie with fresh bread, salad and a glass or two of vino!

Chef Frank Schatz has been cooking for over 20 years. He's led and worked in the best restaurants across NZ and a few Michelin-Starred restaurants in the USA. He was the Executive Chef at the Best New Bar in NZ for 2016 at the Hideaway Bar and Restaurant. He was the Master Charcutier at Big Bad Wolf in Wellington.


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Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini with Chef Nicla Gallione
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini with Chef Nicla Gallione

Join us as we master the art of homemade pasta with Chef Nicla Gallione who is originally from Liguria where she opened her first restaurant at 25 (www.nicla.co.nz).

In this 3-hour hands-on class, you'll be making two vegetarian types of filled pasta: ravioli AND tortellini with Ricotta and spinach filling in a tomato and basil sauce/sage butter sauce.

After class, we’ll sit down together and enjoy our fresh pasta - along with a glass of vino or juice!

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PASTA MASTERCLASS -   TAGLIATELLE  & TIRAMISU CHEF NICLA GALLIONE
Jul
6
4:00 PM16:00

PASTA MASTERCLASS - TAGLIATELLE & TIRAMISU CHEF NICLA GALLIONE

Join us as we master the art of homemade pasta with Chef Nicla Gallione. Pure comfort food. In this veggie friendly cooking class you will be making tagliatelle with fresh basil tomato sauce and another creamy mushroom rosemary sauce. For dessert, learn Nicla’s special easy recipe for TIRAMISU!

After the class we will all sit down for dinner together with a glass of fine NZ vino.

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Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini with Chef Nicla Gallione- SOLD OUT
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini with Chef Nicla Gallione- SOLD OUT

Join us as we master the art of homemade pasta with Chef Nicla Gallione who is originally from Liguria where she opened her first restaurant at 25 (www.nicla.co.nz).

In this 3-hour hands-on class, you'll be making two vegetarian types of filled pasta: Pumpkin and Amaretti Ravioli with butter, sage and Parmesan AND tortellini with Ricotta and spinach filling in a tomato and basil sauce.

After class, we’ll sit down together and enjoy our fresh pasta - along with a glass of vino or juice!

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Fermentation workshop with Jo Kempton of Happy Belly Ferments
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Fermentation workshop with Jo Kempton of Happy Belly Ferments

Join us as we get involved in the delicious art of fermentation with Jo Kempton (www.happybellyferments.co.nz). Fermented foods are enjoying a surge in popularity and along with this comes the great health benefits they offer. In this 2.5 hour demonstration style workshop Jo will show you how easy it is to include naturally fermented foods in the diet that are tasty and simple to prepare. Learn to make a selection of naturally fermented foods and beverages to support digestive health, boost the immune system, increase energy and enhance nutrient absorption for the whole family.

Jo will show you how to make:

Kimchi (traditional Korean fermented vegetables)

Kombucha (the fermented drink of the moment)

Fermented Herbal Cough Mixture (even better than the bought one)

Water Kefir (a delicious refreshing fermented drink with many possible flavour variations)

+ Samples of the recipes prepared & recipe folder to take home.

+ bring a small jar to take home a kombucha scoby to get you started and a large jar for your kimchi.

Jo's fermentation story began on her kitchen benchtop making fermented foods and drinks to improve the health of her family. Including these fermentations made such a difference to their health Jo was inspired to take it to the next level and build her passion into a business. Her products will be available for participants to taste and purchase.

Price: $110pp. Please note: Crave gift vouchers are not redeemable for this particular class. Half the proceeds from this class will go to Jo's personal passion charity, Kids Can. https://www.kidscan.org.nz/

KidsCan is helping Kiwi kids living in hardship reach their full potential and create brighter futures for themselves.

TO BOOK: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/fermentation-workshop/wellington


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PASTA MASTERCLASS -  FETTUCCINI & PAPPARDELLE with CHEF NICLA GALLIONE-SOLD OUT!
Mar
2
4:00 PM16:00

PASTA MASTERCLASS - FETTUCCINI & PAPPARDELLE with CHEF NICLA GALLIONE-SOLD OUT!

Join us as we master the art of homemade pasta with Chef Nicla Gallione. Pure comfort food. In this veggie friendly cooking class you will be making fettuccini with fresh basil tomato sauce and pappardelle with a creamy mushroom rosemary sauce.

After the class we will all sit down for dinner together with a glass of fine NZ vino.

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Indian vegetarian curry class with Chef Muthuvelu Supramaniam of the Roxy--SOLD OUT
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Indian vegetarian curry class with Chef Muthuvelu Supramaniam of the Roxy--SOLD OUT

In this class Chef Muthu will walk you through creating a well-balanced spice mix you can use as a base for any curry. You’ll make a vegetarian curry and also learn how to cook perfect rice, make your own delicious Indian breads and a simple raita.

When the cooking is finished, we’ll sit down and enjoy the meal with a glass of wine.

Chef Muthu is originally from Malaysia and has over 20 years experience in the industry. He loves producing high quality, creative, innovative fusion dishes from East to West, is currently the chef at the Roxy cinema in Wellington.

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Private Hen Party
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Private Hen Party

Spend your last days of freedom cooking with your bestie’s. Two teams, one winner! Looking for a culinary challenge that’s a bit out of the ordinary? Love food and fancy yourself as a bit of a whizz in the kitchen? We’ve got just the event for you...

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Artisan Chocolate Tasting with Luke from the Chocolate Bar
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Artisan Chocolate Tasting with Luke from the Chocolate Bar

Looking for a unique way to enjoy this Valentine's Day? How about joining us for a tasting of some of the world's finest chocolate? No cooking..just tasting!

Join Luke from The Chocolate Bar for a guided tasting of ten world-class single origin chocolate bars, including rare varietals of cacao and unique flavour combinations, plus learn about the craft chocolate movement.

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Private Hen Party
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Private Hen Party

Spend your last days of freedom cooking with your bestie’s. Two teams, one winner! Looking for a culinary challenge that’s a bit out of the ordinary? Love food and fancy yourself as a bit of a whizz in the kitchen? We’ve got just the event for you...

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Private Hen Party
Jan
19
12:30 PM12:30

Private Hen Party

Spend your last days of freedom cooking with your bestie’s. Two teams, one winner! Looking for a culinary challenge that’s a bit out of the ordinary? Love food and fancy yourself as a bit of a whizz in the kitchen? We’ve got just the event for you...

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French Champagne tasting and canapés: bubbles and amuses-bouche
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

French Champagne tasting and canapés: bubbles and amuses-bouche

Join award-winning French champagne producer Garance in a tasting of different varietals of their stunning champagne and learn easy, delicious recipes for party canapés: bite-sized amuses-bouche perfect for the festive party season.

$89pp - price includes 2-hour class, champagne tasting, all ingredients, and recipes.

To book, text 022 077 4651 or email bookings@cravecookingschool.co.nz

https://www.garance.co.nz/

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French Champagne tasting and canapés: bubbles and amuses-bouche-SOLD OUT but we've put on another Dec 19!
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

French Champagne tasting and canapés: bubbles and amuses-bouche-SOLD OUT but we've put on another Dec 19!

Join award-winning French champagne producer Garance in a tasting of different varietals of their stunning champagne and learn easy, delicious recipes for party canapés: bite-sized amuses-bouche perfect for the festive party season.

$89pp - price includes 2-hour class, champagne tasting, all ingredients, and recipes.

https://www.garance.co.nz/

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Ottolenghi Simple & Sweet - Middle Eastern Feast - SOLD OUT
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Ottolenghi Simple & Sweet - Middle Eastern Feast - SOLD OUT

A hands-on Middle Eastern cooking class that celebrates delicious recipes from Israeli-British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook SIMPLE. This class will be hosted by Chef and Ottolenghi enthusiast, Dr. Wendy Nolan Joyce. www.wendynolanjoyce.com. During the class you will make a selection of dishes to create a Middle Eastern feast (dips, flat breads, raw and cooked vegetable dishes, a rice pilaf, lamb, and a sweet). When you've finished cooking we will all sit down for a relaxed lunch together, accompanied with a glass of fine NZ vino!  

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Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class

Organising a team building event for your office, a group of friends or family? We've got a challenge that we think you're gonna love! Two teams pitch their culinary wits and talents against each other and battle it out together. Survival of the fittest, only one team will emerge victorious! A light hearted evening of up to five culinary games followed by a MasterChef style mystery box cook off.

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Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class
Dec
1
5:30 PM17:30

Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class

Organising a team building event for your office, a group of friends or family? We've got a challenge that we think you're gonna love! Two teams pitch their culinary wits and talents against each other and battle it out together. Survival of the fittest, only one team will emerge victorious! A light hearted evening of up to five culinary games followed by a MasterChef style mystery box cook off.

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Ottolenghi Simple & Sweet - Middle Eastern Feast - new recipes with Wendy Nolan Joyce--SOLD OUT
Dec
1
12:30 PM12:30

Ottolenghi Simple & Sweet - Middle Eastern Feast - new recipes with Wendy Nolan Joyce--SOLD OUT

A hands-on Middle Eastern cooking class that celebrates delicious recipes from Israeli-British Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook SIMPLE. This class will be hosted by Chef and Ottolenghi enthusiast, Dr. Wendy Nolan Joyce. www.wendynolanjoyce.com. During the class you will make a selection of dishes to create a Middle Eastern feast (dips, flat breads, raw and cooked vegetable dishes, a rice pilaf, lamb, and a sweet). When you've finished cooking we will all sit down for a relaxed lunch together, accompanied with a glass of fine NZ vino!  

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Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class
Nov
30
4:00 PM16:00

Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class

Organising a team building event for your office, a group of friends or family? We've got a challenge that we think you're gonna love! Two teams pitch their culinary wits and talents against each other and battle it out together. Survival of the fittest, only one team will emerge victorious! A light hearted evening of up to five culinary games followed by a MasterChef style mystery box cook off.

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Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini with Chef Luca Paris of Hippopotamus Restaurant- SOLD OUT
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

Pasta MasterClass - Ravioli and tortellini with Chef Luca Paris of Hippopotamus Restaurant- SOLD OUT

Join us as we master the art of homemade pasta with Chef Luca Paris who grew up in a small town near Rome and trained as a chef there and around the world.

In this 3-hour hands-on class, you'll be making two vegetarian types of filled pasta: Pumpkin and Amaretti Ravioli with butter, sage and Parmesan AND tortellini with Ricotta and spinach filling in a tomato and basil sauce.

After class, we’ll sit down together and enjoy our fresh pasta - along with a glass of vino or juice!

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Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class
Nov
22
2:00 PM14:00

Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class

Organising a team building event for your office, a group of friends or family? We've got a challenge that we think you're gonna love! Two teams pitch their culinary wits and talents against each other and battle it out together. Survival of the fittest, only one team will emerge victorious! A light hearted evening of up to five culinary games followed by a MasterChef style mystery box cook off.

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Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class

Organising a team building event for your office, a group of friends or family? We've got a challenge that we think you're gonna love! Two teams pitch their culinary wits and talents against each other and battle it out together. Survival of the fittest, only one team will emerge victorious! A light hearted evening of up to five culinary games followed by a MasterChef style mystery box cook off.

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PASTA MASTERCLASS -  FETTUCCINI & PAPPARDELLE with CHEF LUCA PARIS--SOLD OUT!
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

PASTA MASTERCLASS - FETTUCCINI & PAPPARDELLE with CHEF LUCA PARIS--SOLD OUT!

Join us as we master the art of homemade pasta with Chef Luca Paris formerly of Charley Noble and Bella Italia. Pure comfort food. In this veggie friendly cooking class you will be making fettuccini with fresh basil tomato sauce and pappardelle with a creamy mushroom rosemary sauce.

After the class we will all sit down for dinner together with a glass of fine NZ vino.

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Private Hen Party
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Private Hen Party

Spend your last days of freedom cooking with your bestie’s. Two teams, one winner! Looking for a culinary challenge that’s a bit out of the ordinary? Love food and fancy yourself as a bit of a whizz in the kitchen? We’ve got just the event for you...

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Nose to Tail: Offal Masterclass with Executive Chef MacLean Fraser-CANCELLED!
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Nose to Tail: Offal Masterclass with Executive Chef MacLean Fraser-CANCELLED!

Join award-winning Executive Chef MacLean Fraser (from Artisan at the Bolton Hotel) for a fun-filled evening learning some tasty ways to cook offal. We’re delighted to welcome back MacLean to the cooking school. He’s a passionate supporter of "Nose to Tail" eating and will showcase three delicious offal offerings. Check out MacLean here: http://macleanfraser.com/

In this hands-on class MacLean will take you through the best ways of cooking offal. Under his expert supervision you will prepare three dishes that you will enjoy with a glass of wine after the class.

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Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class
Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Private Battle Kitchen Cooking Class

Organising a team building event for your office, a group of friends or family? We've got a challenge that we think you're gonna love! Two teams pitch their culinary wits and talents against each other and battle it out together. Survival of the fittest, only one team will emerge victorious! A light hearted evening of up to five culinary games followed by a MasterChef style mystery box cook off.

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Private Battle Kitchen Birthday Party Cooking Class
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Private Battle Kitchen Birthday Party Cooking Class

Organising a team building event for your office, a group of friends or family? We've got a challenge that we think you're gonna love! Two teams pitch their culinary wits and talents against each other and battle it out together. Survival of the fittest, only one team will emerge victorious! A light hearted evening of up to five culinary games followed by a MasterChef style mystery box cook off.

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