Fresh from the Wharf Cooking Experience

Join Ant and Lou Bentley from the well renowned Akaroa Cooking School for a morning of cooking demonstrations, wine, tastings and learning about all of the wonderful produce available from around the stunning Banks Peninsula. The cooking school is located at the end of the main wharf with fabulous views of the harbour and surrounding hills. The day will begin with tea / coffee and freshly baked pastries. Then it is time to get comfortable and learn about the abundant local produce, whilst Lou cooks up four tasty dishes that might include: Hot Smoked Akaroa Salmon on Pickled Cucumber Salad with Microgreens and Lemon and Mandarin Oil, Rare fillet of Grain Finished Beef with Horseradish Pannacotta and Parmesan Crisp with Balsamic Glaze, Grilled Gurnard Fillets on Lemon and Green Pea Risotto or Pan Seared Lamb Rump with Chorizo, Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce. Then its time to taste the results washed down with a glass of local award winning wine. Come and see for yourself why Lonely Planet have named The Akaroa Cooking School No. 4 in its top 10 places to learn to cook local cuisine in the world.’
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  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Culinary / Epicurean

  • Experience Types

    Special Interest

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $289.99
    Children (12 & under) from $289.99

  • Lunch included!
  • Snack included!



Enjoy tea/ coffee snd freshly bakes pastries, then taste the results of the four tasty dishes prepared by Lou washed down with a glass of local award winning wine.

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.

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