Wellington 2022

27-29 May, Fri–Sun 10am–5pm, Sky Stadium

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 including Annabelle White & Michael Van de Elzen step up to the plate in the NEFF Cooking Theatre in Wellington.

All
Fri

Friday 27 May

NEFF - How to cook with steam and induction
10:15am-10:45am

Watch and learn while NEFF demonstrate their brilliant kitchen appliances including creating succulent dishes by steam cooking, plus learn about the amazing features of Induction that you can use on the cooktop to get fantastic results.

Free

Annabelle White - Oodles of noodles (with a side of giggles)
11am-11:45am

The hilarious Annabelle White is back to share with you her simple yet delicious recipes including Spicy Noodles, Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake, and Super Easy Prawns. It wouldn’t be a live demo from Annabelle without her sharing comical stories from her travels and outrageous life. Be prepared for loads of tips and tricks and plenty of laughs.

Free

Jiwon Do - From the streets of Korea to your kitchen
12pm-12:45pm

Jiwon Do is the Executive Chef of Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, QT Wellington’s award-winning signature French fine dining restaurant, as well as Hot Sauce, QT Wellington’s Asian-inspired restaurant, and bar. Join him as he showcases some of his signature Korean street food dishes live in the NEFF Cooking Theatre.

Free

Ruth Pretty - Pavlova fit for a Prince
1pm-1:45pm

Within the glory of the Pavlova family lie big ones, little ones, and some as big as your head. Ruth believes that a great pav is the perfect dessert, and she will share with you all her creations and tips. Ruth’s famous Pav was a hit with the royals Prince William and Princess Kate with a delicious passionfruit version. It still is the ultimate celebration cake in New Zealand being crisp on the outside with a soft marshmallow inside. Let there be Pav!

Free

NEFF - How to cook with steam and induction
2pm-2:30pm

Watch and learn while NEFF demonstrate their brilliant kitchen appliances including creating succulent dishes by steam cooking, plus learn about the amazing features of Induction that you can use on the cooktop to get fantastic results.

Free

The Tattooed Butcher - Butchery 101
2:45pm-3:30pm

Meat lovers rejoice! This is a session especially for you. Learn everything you need to know about the basics of butchery, what knives you should be using, cutting tips and tricks, how to breakdown a lamb and the cuts that you might not know about. Plus discover how to roll a roast at home and the method behind the butcher’s knot!

Free

Sat

Saturday 28 May

NEFF - How to cook with steam and induction
10:15am-10:45am

Watch and learn while NEFF demonstrate their brilliant kitchen appliances including creating succulent dishes by steam cooking, plus learn about the amazing features of Induction that you can use on the cooktop to get fantastic results.

Free

Annabelle White - Oodles of noodles (with a side of giggles)
11am-11:45am

The hilarious Annabelle White is back to share with you her simple yet delicious recipes including Spicy Noodles, Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake, and Super Easy Prawns. It wouldn’t be a live demo from Annabelle without her sharing comical stories from her travels and outrageous life. Be prepared for loads of tips and tricks and plenty of laughs.

Free

Ruth Pretty - Pavlova fit for a Prince
12pm-12:45pm

Within the glory of the Pavlova family lie big ones, little ones, and some as big as your head. Ruth believes that a great pav is the perfect dessert, and she will share with you all her creations and tips. Ruth’s famous Pav was a hit with the royals Prince William and Princess Kate with a delicious passionfruit version. It still is the ultimate celebration cake in New Zealand being crisp on the outside with a soft marshmallow inside. Let there be Pav!

Free

The Tattooed Butcher - Butchery 101
1pm-1:45pm

Meat lovers rejoice! This is a session especially for you. Learn everything you need to know about the basics of butchery, what knives you should be using, cutting tips and tricks, how to breakdown a lamb and the cuts that you might not know about. Plus discover how to roll a roast at home and the method behind the butcher’s knot!

Free

NEFF - How to cook with steam and induction
2pm-2:30pm

Watch and learn while NEFF demonstrate their brilliant kitchen appliances including creating succulent dishes by steam cooking, plus learn about the amazing features of Induction that you can use on the cooktop to get fantastic results.

Free

Jiwon Do - From the streets of Korea to your kitchen
2:45pm-3:30pm

Jiwon Do is the Executive Chef of Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, QT Wellington’s award-winning signature French fine dining restaurant, as well as Hot Sauce, QT Wellington’s Asian-inspired restaurant, and bar. Join him as he showcases some of his signature Korean street food dishes live in the NEFF Cooking Theatre.

Free

Sun

Sunday 29 May

NEFF - How to cook with steam and induction
10:30am-11am

Watch and learn while NEFF demonstrate their brilliant kitchen appliances including creating succulent dishes by steam cooking, plus learn about the amazing features of Induction that you can use on the cooktop to get fantastic results.

Free

The Tattooed Butcher - Butchery 101
11:15am-12pm

Meat lovers rejoice! This is a session especially for you. Learn everything you need to know about the basics of butchery, what knives you should be using, cutting tips and tricks, how to breakdown a lamb and the cuts that you might not know about. Plus discover how to roll a roast at home and the method behind the butcher’s knot!

Free

Michael Van de Elzen - Perfect Steak Dinner
12:15pm-1pm

Top NZ chef turned TV personality, Michael Van de Elzen will be demonstrating how to cook a perfect steak, make a stunning béarnaise sauce from scratch, plus how to perfectly blanch beans and make a mean potato gratin. All the ingredients for the best steak dinner!

Free

NEFF - How to cook with steam and induction
1:15pm-1:45pm

Watch and learn while NEFF demonstrate their brilliant kitchen appliances including creating succulent dishes by steam cooking, plus learn about the amazing features of Induction that you can use on the cooktop to get fantastic results.

Free

Peta Mathias - La Vie En Rose
2pm-2:45pm

Bonjour and welcome to Occitanie in the South of France. Welcome to sun-soaked cuisine, strong in-your-face flavours and simple but dramatic combinations. My dishes are big on fabulosity and flavour, small on effort and suitable for all levels of skill. The recipes are bursting with happiness and harmony - think parmesan, basil, garlic, olive oil, hazelnuts, fennel and quince. Bon appétit.

Free