Auckland 2018

26-29 Jul, Thu–Sun 10am–5pm, ASB Showgrounds

NEFF Cooking Theatre

The Cooking Theatre

Included with your entry ticket, you can enjoy free cooking demonstrations in the NEFF Cooking Theatre.

Don't miss the chance to see some of New Zealand's top culinary talent share their secrets on cooking fabulous meals at home.

Watch your favourite celebrity chefs step up to the plate in the NEFF Cooking Theatre in Auckland.


All
Thu

Thursday 26 July

Comedy in the kitchen
10:30am-11:15am

This is not a cooking demo it’s a hilarious show with lots of laughs! Join Annabelle White in the NEFF Cooking Theatre for helpful cooking hints, barrels of laughter and stories from Annabelle’s travels. 

Free

Clean eating, made easy
11:45am-12:30pm

Catch Brisbane’s clean living expert, personal trainer, chef and author Luke Hines for his new book tour, Smart Carbs, World Premier at The Auckland Food Show. Be the first in the world to see recipes from his brand new book Smart Carbs cooked live and take home a signed copy of the book itself.

He’ll show you how to create healthy meals packed with nutrient-dense wholefoods that look and taste sensational. Whether you’re looking for super quick breakfasts, wholesome mid-week dinners, healthy twists on your favourite takeaways or guilt-free sweets, Luke has you covered. Yes all your favourites can be healthy, just watch Luke!

Free

Come dine with me - Asian style
12:45pm-1:30pm

Sachie Nomura is New Zealand’s most experienced Asian cuisine chef and owner of cooking school Sachie’s Kitchen - the number one rated and most awarded cooking school in Australasia. She believes that great food transports us back in time to great feelings we had as children, and no matter what your mood is, even after a stressful day at work, great food can instantly change our feelings for the better!

Free

Jess' Underground Kitchen
1:45pm-2:30pm

Jess Daniell is the creator and founder of Jess' Underground Kitchen. Not a 'chef' but a self- confessed foodie, Jess' passion for food is inspired by a love of experiencing new cuisines through intrepid adventures and culinary discoveries. Let Jess inspire you with her light, fresh and delicious, Mexican-inspired fish tacos and hearty ‘hunter’s stew’ in Italian, chicken Cacciatore.

Free

Real food with real flavour
2:45pm-3:30pm

If you’re like Chelsea and love real food packed with real flavour, her fun and fresh demo in the NEFF Cooking Theatre is a must! Chelsea will show you how to create super tasty dishes using everyday ingredients. 

Free

Fri

Friday 27 July

Comedy in the kitchen
11am-11:45am

This is not a cooking demo it’s a hilarious show with lots of laughs! Join Annabelle White in the NEFF Cooking Theatre for helpful cooking hints, barrels of laughter and stories from Annabelle’s travels. 

Free

Cook like a MasterChef at home
12:15pm-1pm
Simon enjoys sharing his boundless enthusiasm for food, letting people experience food in a different way and getting people excited to get back into the kitchen and giving it a go.
He'll show you how you can cook like a MasterChef at home with a gorgeous three-course meal starting with a fillet of flounder with fennel puree and saffron butter sauce, followed with chicken breast encasing semidried tomato with a turmeric corn sauce, and finished off with roasted white chocolate ice cream. Sounds sensational!

Free

Real food with real flavour
1:45pm-2:30pm

If you’re like Chelsea and love real food packed with real flavour, her fun and fresh demo in the NEFF Cooking Theatre is a must! Chelsea will show you how to create super tasty dishes using everyday ingredients. 

Free

Nude Food
2:45pm-3:30pm

Nude Food advocate Nadia Lim is back – loved by all for her everyday simple, healthy, delicious meals, join her in the NEFF Cooking Theatre where she shares her down-to-earth, realistic approach to food. See how to create dishes that are truly delicious and good for you too!

Free

Sat

Saturday 28 July

Real food with real flavour
10:30am-11:15am

If you’re like Chelsea and love real food packed with real flavour, her fun and fresh demo in the NEFF Cooking Theatre is a must! Chelsea will show you how to create super tasty dishes using everyday ingredients. 

Free

Good food from scratch
11:45am-12:30pm

TV personality and much-loved chef Michael Van de Elzen shares delicious, healthy, and quick to prepare recipes from his ‘Good From Scratch’ brand: crispy fish with cauliflower emulsion and meat rubs.

Free

The humble kūmara
12:45pm-1:30pm

Monique Fiso returned to New Zealand full time to create the pop up dining series Hiakai. Using traditional Māori cooking techniques and ingredients, in combination with her Michelin star training, she has taken Māori cuisine to a new level of sophistication, and pushed it into the next chapter. Monique is going to take the humble kumara garnish it, serve it with delicious sides and show you how to take your hangi to the next level.

Free

Clean eating, made easy
1:45pm-2:30pm

Catch Brisbane’s clean living expert, personal trainer, chef and author Luke Hines for his new book tour, Smart Carbs, World Premier at The Auckland Food Show. Be the first in the world to see recipes from his brand new book Smart Carbs cooked live and take home a signed copy of the book itself.

He’ll show you how to create healthy meals packed with nutrient-dense wholefoods that look and taste sensational. Whether you’re looking for super quick breakfasts, wholesome mid-week dinners, healthy twists on your favourite takeaways or guilt-free sweets, Luke has you covered. Yes all your favourites can be healthy, just watch Luke!

Free

Cook like a MasterChef at home
2:45pm-3:30pm
Simon enjoys sharing his boundless enthusiasm for food, letting people experience food in a different way and getting people excited to get back into the kitchen and giving it a go.
He'll show you how you can cook like a MasterChef at home with a gorgeous three-course meal starting with a fillet of flounder with fennel puree and saffron butter sauce, followed with chicken breast encasing semidried tomato with a turmeric corn sauce, and finished off with roasted white chocolate ice cream. Sounds sensational!

Free

Sun

Sunday 29 July

Cook like a MasterChef at home
11am-11:45am
Simon enjoys sharing his boundless enthusiasm for food, letting people experience food in a different way and getting people excited to get back into the kitchen and giving it a go.
He'll show you how you can cook like a MasterChef at home with a gorgeous three-course meal starting with a fillet of flounder with fennel puree and saffron butter sauce, followed with chicken breast encasing semidried tomato with a turmeric corn sauce, and finished off with roasted white chocolate ice cream. Sounds sensational!

Free

The humble kūmara
12:15pm-1pm

Monique Fiso returned to New Zealand full time to create the pop up dining series Hiakai. Using traditional Māori cooking techniques and ingredients, in combination with her Michelin star training, she has taken Māori cuisine to a new level of sophistication. Monique will show you how to take the humble Kumara and turn it into truly a sensational gnocchi. Yum!

Free

Good food from scratch
1:30pm-2:15pm

TV personality and much-loved chef Michael Van de Elzen shares delicious, healthy, and quick to prepare recipes from his ‘Good From Scratch’ brand: crispy fish with cauliflower emulsion and meat rubs.

Free

Nude Food
2:30pm-3:15pm

Nude Food advocate Nadia Lim is back – loved by all for her everyday simple, healthy, delicious meals, join her in the NEFF Cooking Theatre where she shares her down-to-earth, realistic approach to food. See how to create dishes that are truly delicious and good for you too!

Free