Events

Senior Chef Celebration 2 April cancelled

Our Senior Chef celebration planned for Thursday 2 April at The Bridge Club has been cancelled. 

Please stay safe and for all information go to https://covid19.govt.nz/

Be Calm

 

The Duchess who came to dinner!

On 22 November 2019, our Senior Chef team had a very special sous chef – namely, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall.  Her Royal Highness included the visit to the Senior Chef programme while Prince Charles travelled to Lincoln University as part of their third joint visit to New Zealand. Christchurch was the third stop on their tour.

Her Royal Highness also launched the new Senior Chef cookbook, Easy Recipes for One or Two, at an event after the cooking session. Pegasus Health Senior Chef Coordinator Wendy Scanlon invited Her Royal Highness on stage where she launched the Senior Chef cookbook.

Wendy said Senior Chef was all about connecting the community, combating loneliness and providing older people with a new sense of purpose.

Her Royal Highness said she was delighted to be invited to the event.

“It’s a real pleasure to be for once surrounded by people my age. I’m feeling a lot better and I’m so impressed by everything you’re doing here.”

She particularly applauded the work the Senior Chefs were doing.

“I do think it is so important as you grow older to be able to cook … I think this school will re-energise older people to like cooking again and eating good food for your body and your mind is vitally important as you get older,” she said.

Her Royal Highness was gifted her own copy of the cookbook and an apron.

Active Ageing is a key focus of the Duchess of Cornwall’s work. The fact that she included the Senior Chef session and recipe book launch on her itinerary is high praise indeed – and certainly endorses Pegasus Health’s shared goals of helping older people stay active and engaged and to support their independence.

  Senior Chef group with HRH 2

 

  

HRH and Reg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch this video about Senior Chef:

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  senior.chef@pegasus.org.nz

 

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