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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 Wellington.

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Fri

Friday 24 May

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

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

Hiakai
1:30pm-2:15pm

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. 

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!

Free

Sat

Saturday 25 May

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

Hiakai
1:30pm-2:15pm

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. 

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!

Free

Sun

Sunday 26 May

Be healthy and eat pizza too
11am-11:45am

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

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

Kerena Kasey
1:30pm-2:15pm

Details to follow!

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!

Free