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Senior Chef is an 8 week cooking class for people aged 60 and over who want to improve their cooking skills, confidence, or motivation around cooking for one or two people.

These classes are 3 hours long, and run once a week during the daytime.  There are usually 10-12 people in a class.  Each weekly class includes:

  • Nutrition education, for example, eating well for older people, menu planning, budgeting, shopping tips.
  • Preparing and cooking a meal in pairs.
  • Sharing the meal with the group.

Classes are held in various locations around Christchurch and Canterbury.

Senior Chef is free to attend. Everything, including the ingredients for the cooking class and recipe book, is provided.

To attend Senior Chef contact us on 0800 333 405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your GP team can also refer you.  

 

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Recipe Book

Senior Chef:  Easy Recipes for One or Two is packed full of recipes, cooking tips and nutrition and budgeting advice. 

It includes recipes from our classes plus many more - they are delicious, no-fuss and full of ingredients that look after your health. 

Order one now!

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Senior Chef is suitable for men and women who:

> Are over 60 years of age (or over 55 for Māori, Pacifica or affected by age-related diseases)

> Live alone or with one other person

> Want to improve cooking skills, confidence or motivation around cooking

Contact the Senior Chef team on

0800 333 405 or

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enrol.

Referral available here for health professionals and community support services.