NEFF 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 Christchurch.


 

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Fri

Friday 5 April

Comedy and meatballs
11am-11:45am

Popular television and radio cooking personality Annabelle White is synonymous with good food and fun times in the kitchen.  Annabelle believes that keeping food simple and delicious, mixed with plenty of tips, funny quips and great recipes make for good times for family and friends.

Free

Eats, roots and leaves – Foraging with Giulio Sturla
12:15pm-1pm

Cuisine’s chef of the year, Giulio Sturla, is passionate about foraging along the Banks Peninsula. He’ll show you how to turn bull kelp seaweed into snow, cure hapuka and follow with an unlikely but delicious combo of wheat grass, wheat ash and white chocolate. This is a session foodies can’t miss.

Free

Be healthy and eat pizza too
1:30pm-2:15pm

Can pizza, bread and chocolate crackles be healthy? You bet – Luke Hines has got all the answers.

Australian TV celebrity, author and health guru, Luke Hines delivers bite sized healthy treats to get you through your day feeling energised, while curbing cravings.

Free

Jax Hax and tasty snacks
2:45pm-3:30pm

Jax Hamilton is all about filling exciting lunch boxes, tricking fussy teenagers and picky toddlers and making cooking fun again by providing recipes with personality from your pantry or freshly picked from your garden. Try her incredible crispy crunchy jerk chicken with coconut slaw served with wicked garlic and herb flatbreads. Yum!

Free

Sat

Saturday 6 April

Comedy and meatballs
11am-11:45am

Popular television and radio cooking personality Annabelle White is synonymous with good food and fun times in the kitchen.  Annabelle believes that keeping food simple and delicious, mixed with plenty of tips, funny quips and great recipes make for good times for family and friends.

Free

Cooking with the seasons
12:15pm-1pm

In true Annabel style, she’ll show you what cooking with the seasons can do for your table and purse. Regardless of the time of year, you can swap out ingredients once you understand the method for a recipe. Think tender stews, a meal in a salad, savoury and sweet tarts and crumbles using whatever is abundant in your garden or green grocer.

Free

Be healthy and eat pizza too
1:30pm-2:15pm

Can pizza, bread and chocolate crackles be healthy? You bet – Luke Hines has got all the answers.

Australian TV celebrity, author and health guru, Luke Hines delivers bite sized healthy treats to get you through your day feeling energised, while curbing cravings.

Free

Jax Hax and tasty snacks
2:45pm-3:30pm

Jax Hamilton is all about filling exciting lunch boxes, tricking fussy teenagers and picky toddlers and making cooking fun again by providing recipes with personality from your pantry or freshly picked from your garden. Try her incredible crispy crunchy jerk chicken with coconut slaw served with wicked garlic and herb flatbreads. Yum!

Free

Sun

Sunday 7 April

Cooking with the seasons
11am-11:45am

In true Annabel style, she’ll show you what cooking with the seasons can do for your table and purse. Regardless of the time of year, you can swap out ingredients once you understand the method for a recipe. Think tender stews, a meal in a salad, savoury and sweet tarts and crumbles using whatever is abundant in your garden or green grocer.

Free

Be healthy and eat pizza too
12:15pm-1pm

Can pizza, bread and chocolate crackles be healthy? You bet – Luke Hines has got all the answers.

Australian TV celebrity, author and health guru, Luke Hines delivers bite sized healthy treats to get you through your day feeling energised, while curbing cravings.

Free

Eats, roots and leaves – Foraging with Giulio Sturla
1:30pm-2:15pm

Cuisine’s chef of the year, Giulio Sturla, is passionate about foraging along the Banks Peninsula. He’ll show you how to turn bull kelp seaweed into snow, cure hapuka and follow with an unlikely but delicious combo of wheat grass, wheat ash and white chocolate. This is a session foodies can’t miss.

Free

The Recipe
2:45pm-3:30pm

Launching his long awaited third cookbook ‘The Recipe’ - the ultimate cooking companion for the home cook - Josh will share two of his favourites from Europe.  He’ll prepare Fideua with pan con tomate and clams bruschetta with roasted veges. Don’t miss your opportunity to catch the our very own homegrown Michelin star chef.

Free