Waipoua Lodge Cooking School
More than a set menu | personalised cooking classes
Fine Dining Cuisine
I’m definitely not the sort of person to do things totally by a recipe book and that goes for my style of teaching which I believe should be absolutely flexible and enjoyable for anyone working with me, so that they can really get the best from being in my kitchen.
So there are no pre-determined courses, content or must learn things when you come to the Waipoua Lodge Cooking School. What you learn will be dictated by your own level of cooking skills, personal tastes and time available.
I seriously don’t believe that anything I do is particularly complicated – it perhaps just takes a little time, effort and maybe a few practices to get right. At the end of the day anyone with a passion for food and a desire to cook can create my dishes. I am very happy to share all my self-taught knowledge and the recipes which I have developed.
I invite you to use the form at the bottom of this page to let me know a little bit about yourself and your cooking style, when you would like to come and most importantly what type foods you like to eat. We can then work out something just for you.
To start you thinking, on this page I have provided some ideas of what past students have enjoyed and things which I think have made a huge difference to my ability as a cook.
I look forward to welcoming you to the lodge and having some fun with me in what my husband Ian calls my ‘playroom’ !