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Lou and Ant Bentley hosted a small group of 8 tourists. They showed us step by step how to cook the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Russ W
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Learnt Heaps & Went Home FULL

Booked this months in advance as a gift for my mother’s birthday. We booked the ‘Day in Italy’ at... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Natarsha S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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We offer one day cooking classes for small groups using fresh local, seasonal ingredients. Our one day scheduled classes are mainly demonstration where you will recieve a folder with the recipes and the chef will demonstrate each dish from start to...more
81 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 21 166 3737
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lou and Ant Bentley hosted a small group of 8 tourists. They showed us step by step how to cook the meal and then paired those foods with each course. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy. Hugo was also great in...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Booked this months in advance as a gift for my mother’s birthday. We booked the ‘Day in Italy’ at $235pp. We arrived at 10am and were personally greeted by Ant, which instantly showed us these people really care about their clientele. We were then offered...More

Thank Natarsha S
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We were lucky to be gifted cooking school vouchers and spent the day in the "Fresh from the Wharf" lesson; with fish so fresh it was delivered by the fisherman during class. We learnt new skills that are easy to replicate and ended with delicious...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This was a surprise " activity" during our 5 night / day stay in beautiful Akaroa...Late May and raining, a perfect setting to spend the day. Welcomed with coffee and pastry, we settled down to a very informative and sometimes amusing day of demonstration cooking...More

1  Thank KiwiLint
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I came here based on my friend recommendation as iam a foody person. It was fun experience and i got many lession of cooking class. The great experience that i will never forget on my live.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a day in Akaroa doing the gourmet in a day class, watching Ant and Lou make a 5 course meal and showing us all the tips and tricks to serving up delicious food with less stress. Best bit was eating it all at...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Ant and Lou are very gracious hosts. They make you feel like you have just stepped into their home. My daughter and I enjoyed the best day out together learning tips and trick of Italian cooking. Enjoying beautiful Italian food and lovely New Zealand. Throughly...More

1  Thank kiwionthecontinent
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We had a private class for "A Day in Thailand" with chef Steve Bradley and he specially designed a wonderful experience for us. We managed to all participate in the cooking of various dishes which were absolutely delicious. Afterwards a sit down 4 course, beautifully...More

Thank debjj55
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be given, by my significant other, a visit to Akaroa Cooking school for my birthday, which is on the 7th. 7 is my lucky number. It was our 7th visit to the school and there were 7 'pupils' on the...More

Thank DavidBrittain
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Not enough can be said about the team at the ACS. Lou, Ant and Kay were amazing. The class was entertaining and fun, the food was delicious, fresh and exciting, and the dinner/lunch finale was a great way to end the day. They were so...More

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19 January 2017|
Response from J9585LDanthonyb |
Hi Phil, Thanks for your message. Unfortunately we haven't got any classes running on the 20th February. I hope you have a fabulous day in gorgeous Akaroa. Kind regards, Lou
Mary G
28 December 2015|
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Response from 847sunshine | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, NZ$225. Well worth it. You start at 10 am with coffee and freshly baked pastries. From then on its eat fabulous food and drink beautiful local wines. All while watching and participating ( if you want) with Lou... More