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The Akaroa Cooking School

81 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 21 166 3737
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Great night out

Had a fabulous evening at the cooking school with a group of work colleagues. We had the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
via mobile
The best cooking class ever!

I hopped off a cruise ship onto the wharf to the Akaroa Cooking School. 5 couples and I learned to... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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We offer one day cooking classes for small groups using fresh local, seasonal ingredients. Our one day scheduled classes are mainly demonstration where you will recieve a folder with the recipes and the chef will demonstrate each dish from start to finish. Everyone is then seated at the large dining table and eats each dish with matching local wines. Our classes generally run from 10 - 4pm. We also offer private classes and corporate team building days and these are tailor made to suit your needs.
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81 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 21 166 3737
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous evening at the cooking school with a group of work colleagues. We had the opportunity to cook Masterchef style using a mystery box of ingredients to present the staff with a dish per group. Great fun followed by a superb meal of...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I hopped off a cruise ship onto the wharf to the Akaroa Cooking School. 5 couples and I learned to make 7 courses including appetizers, side dishes, several preparations of fish and desert. Loved every minute of it! Great recipes taught with care and beautifully...More

Thank dinerone1
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went to the Akaroa Cooking school as part of our team building day. Lou was incredibly accommodating as we only had 3-4 hours available with them. We did a fun master chef style cook off, had demonstrations of what we would be eating for...More

Thank ambera562
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our day at the cooking school. Beautiful food (most delicious creme brûlée I've tasted) and two extremely talented and personable chefs! Thank you so much Lou and Stevie for your time and expertise. We learnt a lot and would highly recommend to...More

Thank juphillipson
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Got to eat. Got to drink. Want to step it up a bit then get some tips from the Akaroa Cooking School. The team took us through prep, starters, entree and main as part of a corporate dinner. Food was fantastic along with tasty wines...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Being the first cooking class ever visited I didn't know what to expect. After very friendly E Mail communications with Lou though the welcoming and friendly atmosphere was no surprise. The place is located with a large glass front to the sea, yet Steve and...More

Thank Newkiwis
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My sons and I 'shouted' each other this experience while on holidays in NZ, we fully recommend it, we were greeted by Lou with a coffee and a delicious tart. Steve and Lou made the learning easy and fun with their conversational style. Ant's info...More

Thank Jenelle W
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience, one I fully recommend. Thank you Lou, Steve, Kay, Ant and Chloe for making this a pleasurable experience. I'm definitely going back and I will be recommending the school to my family, frinds and coleagues.

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I have just had a fabulous day at the Akaroa Cooking School with 3 friends whilst on holiday. The food was fresh, delicious and local. Lou, Kay and Steve are a very professional and friendly team. The cooking demonstration was very informative and well organised...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Having heard great things about the Akaroa Cooking School I was looking forward to a great fun filled day but while it was informative it was not hands on and was not fun filled! The chef was good and gave out some tips which were...More

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I am coming in on a cruise ship and wanted to make a reservation! I am in Atlanta, Georgia. Is there a way of corresponding(reserving a space for Monday, February 20) and paying by internet? Phil
19 January 2017|
Response from J9585LDanthonyb |
Hi Phil, Thanks for your message. Unfortunately we haven't got any classes running on the 20th February. I hope you have a fabulous day in gorgeous Akaroa. Kind regards, Lou
Mary G
How much does it cost?
28 December 2015|
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Response from 847sunshine | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, NZ$225. Well worth it. You start at 10 am with coffee and freshly baked pastries. From then on its eat fabulous food and drink beautiful local wines. All while watching and participating ( if you want) with Lou... More