Daylight Saving starts Sunday 24th September – in just a little over 3 weeks!
At Shared Kitchen we’re putting away the slow-cooker and getting the barbecue dusted off in preparation for spring classes. These classes will feature dishes that can be cooked inside or out, with great ideas for entertaining. It’ll be lighter fare as you would expect for this time of year, and although not strictly vegetarian, there will be an abundance of spring vegetables and herbs featured in plant-based dishes. It’s one of the most exciting times of the year to cook as gardens flourish and produce in the shops and at the markets is spanking fresh and plentiful. Come along and get yourself set for spring with a new set of dishes to trot out to family and friends.
Make more of your day on Waiheke
If you’ve been thinking about coming along to a Shared Kitchen class why not grab a couple of friends and come to Waiheke for the day and enjoy a cooking class, wine tasting and a look around Oneroa’s shops and galleries. But get in early as spring classes are the most popular of the year. It would seem that everyone wants to smarten up their repertoire and get ideas for summer and, dare I mention it, Christmas.
Waiheke is such a magical place to visit (it’s a pretty amazing place to live, too). You could spend the morning shopping, visiting art galleries, enjoying great coffee at some of the island’s hidden gems, or enjoying a wine tasting at one of the award winning vineyards, then come along to the cooking class at 1.00pm. It doubles as lunch! You could finish the day with a glass of bubbles at The Oyster Inn in Oneroa, looking over the sparkling harbour. It’ll be a day to remember, and you’ll not want to leave.
$125 per person
Please email early to avoid disappointment
About Shared Kitchen Cooking Classes
At Shared Kitchen, the emphasis is on simple dishes, really scrumptious flavours, new ideas to liven up your midweek repertoire. Think SEASONAL, EASY, DELICIOUS food that you will want to cook again and again. I don’t waste time with aspirational dishes that you might make ‘one day’, but concentrate, instead, on dishes that you will want to cook immediately. PRACTICAL, USEFUL, HEALTHY food, with some treats thrown in. We have fun, too, as it is very relaxed at my little house at Rocky Bay, with gorgeous sea and bush views to enjoy. And the groups are small.
We feature Waiheke grown lemons, tomatoes, olives, award-winning olive oils and honeys, edible flowers, herbs, sausages and breads. The famed Te Matuku oysters feature regularly. There is always something new to share and taste, and we’re quick to include seasonal produce as soon as it appears.
The classes are held in my Waiheke home ‘Writer’s Retreat’, but we can come to your home or a hired venue on the island.
Shared Kitchen Private classes
*Not all the classes are advertised, as some fill up so quickly. If you would like to have a private class (groups of up to 8), or if any advertised dates don’t suit you, please email for more information. And with the end of year coming up, a cooking class is a fun way to end the year with your work buddies.
Class content can be designed to suit: classes can be built around such themes as festive entertaining, cooking the catch and barbecue tips and tricks, dishes to spark up your midweek cooking, or a great repertoire of fancy fingerfood to impress your friends at your next drinks party, or choose a Spanish, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern, Thai or Indian theme.
Perhaps you just want to learn to cook something!
Opt for a class with a tutorial on how to use spices, make pastry, make a cake, make pasta, cook risotto and Spanish rice, how to cook the interesting grains now appearing in shops, or learn how to sharpen knives or what kitchen equipment to buy. For a private class, ‘you name it, we can include it ‘(just about!). firstname.lastname@example.org