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"Sales Conference"

We attended a demonstration class with Lou and Ant as part of a weekend sales meeting with work... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Feeds Your Soul as Much as Your Stomach

I visited the lovely husband & wife team who operate this cooking school on a cruise excursion... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary M
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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...more
81 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 21 166 3737
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Wife and I got off cruise ship recently and huddled under school's overhang in the chilly rain to wait for guided tour. I thought it was a restaurant and asked to use a restroom. The gentleman inside told me to go around back. I did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a demonstration class with Lou and Ant as part of a weekend sales meeting with work colleagues. This included two international visitors. Apart from the great knowledge of food, we were entertained with humour in a warm and friendly manner. The surroundings, food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the lovely husband & wife team who operate this cooking school on a cruise excursion. They only accept small groups, for a good reason--they want everyone to have an individually great experience. On our day there, we saw instruction and preparation of five...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Lou and Ant Bentley hosted a small group of 8 tourists. They showed us step by step how to cook the meal and then paired those foods with each course. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy. Hugo was also great in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RussW146
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Booked this months in advance as a gift for my mother’s birthday. We booked the ‘Day in Italy’ at $235pp. We arrived at 10am and were personally greeted by Ant, which instantly showed us these people really care about their clientele. We were then offered...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We were lucky to be gifted cooking school vouchers and spent the day in the "Fresh from the Wharf" lesson; with fish so fresh it was delivered by the fisherman during class. We learnt new skills that are easy to replicate and ended with delicious...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This was a surprise " activity" during our 5 night / day stay in beautiful Akaroa...Late May and raining, a perfect setting to spend the day. Welcomed with coffee and pastry, we settled down to a very informative and sometimes amusing day of demonstration cooking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I came here based on my friend recommendation as iam a foody person. It was fun experience and i got many lession of cooking class. The great experience that i will never forget on my live.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank asmara j
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We spent a day in Akaroa doing the gourmet in a day class, watching Ant and Lou make a 5 course meal and showing us all the tips and tricks to serving up delicious food with less stress. Best bit was eating it all at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank A896GHmaryd
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Ant and Lou are very gracious hosts. They make you feel like you have just stepped into their home. My daughter and I enjoyed the best day out together learning tips and trick of Italian cooking. Enjoying beautiful Italian food and lovely New Zealand. Throughly...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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January 19, 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
December 28, 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