Senior Chef Referral Form for health professionals and community support services


> Age ≥ 60 years  (or age ≥ 55 years for Māori, Pacifica or people affected by age-related diseases), and

> Lives alone or with one other person, and
> Wants to improve skills, motivation, or confidence around cooking
> Significant communication barriers, e.g. sight, hearing without aids, dementia
> Unable to safely use hands to operate kitchen equipment
> Significant mobility issues and/or unable to stand for up to 1 hour



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Senior Chef Classes

Senior Chef runs throughout the Canterbury region, including Kaikōura, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Lincoln, Ashburton and Christchurch.

Senior Chef classes are currently on hold and are likely to resume in Term 3, starting the week of 20 July 2020.

For more information contact us on

0800 333 405 or email on


Lincoln Monday 20 July, 10am - 1pm

Avonhead Tuesday 21 July, 10am - 1pm

Linwood Wednesday 22 July, 10am - 1pm

Papanui Thursday 23 July, 10am - 1pm

City Friday 24 July, 11am - 2pm

Ashburton and Rangiora TBA

Whangarei, through Whangarei Anglican Care Centre, Nikki Smith 09 437 6397

What's New

While our classes are on hold keep in touch through our weekly e-news!

Our March newsletter is out now! 

Enjoy our honey and balsamic roast vegetables and lots of ways to use them.  

We have some hot tips on how to keep your home safe, creative ways to connect with your community and information on our Autumn morning tea celebration. 

Try our beetroot recipes too!

Table Talk March 2020


Recipe of the Month

April is here and why don't you try our delicious Chicken Stir-Fry.  

 Chicken and noodles


You can also use chicken thighs, which are quick to cook and full of flavour. 

This recipe inlcudes lots of vegetables, and you can choose a frozen stir-fry mix if you prefer less chopping! 

Serve on rice or noodles and enjoy.