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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Avonhead Tuesday 28 January, 10am - 1pm

Linwood Wednesday 29 January, 10am - 1pm

Papanui Thursday 30 January, 10am - 1pm

City Friday 31 January, 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

October is here!  With the days getting longer and a little more sunshine (we hope), you might want to try a lovely salad.  This roast vegetable salad is a great way to use up left-over roast vegetables so cook a few extras and then turn them into a feast. 

Remember the healthy plate model and choose more non-starchy vegetables (peppers, courgette, carrot, beetroot, onions, pumpkin) to starchy vegetables (potato and kumara).  Go for a 2:1 ratio. 

For extra fibre, keep the skins on where you can. 

Happy cooking, Senior Chefs.

 Roast vegetable salad3