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.


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Lincoln Monday 14 October, 10am - 1pm

Avonhead Tuesday 15 October, 10am - 1pm

Linwood Wednesday 16 October, 10am - 1pm

Ashburton Thursday 17 October, 10am - 1pm

St Albans Friday 18 October, 10am - 1pm

Kaikōura Saturday 19 October, 10am - 1pm






What's New

Our September newsletter is out now! 

Try our kumara frittata, pumpkin and chickpea curry and carrot, white bean and corn soup.  We have some hot tips on growing your own veggies in containers and discuss super foods and the Blue Zones.

Table Talk September 2019

Recipe of the Month

This delicious Over Night Oats is rich in fibre, calcium and protein.  You are guaranteed to have a great start to your day with this breakfast under your belt!

Enjoy different combinations of fruit and nuts:  berries and almonds; apples, sultanas and cinnamon; banana, strawberries and coconut thread and grated carrot, raisins and ground mixed spice for a carrot cake flavour.

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