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Ruth Pretty Cooking School

Ruth Pretty Cooking School shares recipes, cooking ideas and entertaining secrets for 36 participants amid the rural tranquility of Te Horo.

Most weekends from January to March, the Ruth Pretty Cooking School shares recipes, cooking ideas and entertaining secrets for 36 participants amid the rural tranquility of Te Horo. Guest presenters - a range of top chefs and food personalities - complement Ruth Pretty's own classes. They show participants how to prepare the dishes on that days menu in a relaxed environment, where stories are told and questions answered.

A long lunch on the verandah, under sun umbrellas, or even at the chefs benches, savouring every dish from the class (with matching wines) finishes off the day. Recipes are provided and participants only need bring their culinary interest and an appetite.

9.30am On arrival morning tea and espresso coffee in the Garden Room
10am Class begins in our commercial kitchen
12.30pm Passarounds served with bubbles
2pm Three course lunch is served, guests will enjoy the full menu as shown in the class along with matching wines with each course. Recipes are provided to take home
4pm Estimated conclusion of the afternoon

Kitchen Shop

The Ruth Pretty Kitchen Shop is a cook's treasure trove for great gifts - for others or yourself. Virtually everything in the shop is used in our own commercial catering kitchen, so we know they are practical and will stand up to hard usage. You may shop in person in Te Horo or online.

Visit Ruth Pretty Catering

Many groups such as Probus, Rotary and garden groups like to visit Ruth Pretty Catering by arrangement during the week so that they can be shown around the catering company and garden. Guests can shop in the Kitchen Shop and enjoy a light lunch in Ruth Pretty's home.

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