Cooking Classes

Mannington’s is a local business offering extensive local knowledge, excellent value and beautiful food, professionally delivered.

Owned and operated by Jo Mannington, it is staffed by locals. Jo began her food career in Hahei, then studied nutrition, food marketing and management, recently becoming a Hospitality Educator. Her career has included industry roles and chef on board superyachts.

As a result, Mannington’s has the global perspective, excellent logistics, high standards and extensive local knowledge to make events flawless.

Her new project utilizes her educator training and experience to share her knowledge by hosting cooking classes.

“Cooking classes are a social way to polish skills and try new techniques and products,” she says. “I enjoy demystifying the alchemy of cooking, and witnessing students experiment and grow more confident and competent. I invite guest foodies to join us and supplement my expertise.”

The 2019 programme includes

Kids Kitchen School Holiday programme.

$20 per lesson
From 9.30 – 12.30 we will cook, prepare and eat lunch together. We may make a Japanese lunch, donuts, bake bread or make pasta from scratch.


Back to Basics$200 for 4 lessons

A four-week programme teaching and refreshing knife skills, with ten foundation recipes that form the base for multiple meals. Run on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 til 8.30 pm



$50 per lesson
Jo Mannington’s philosophy of simple nourishing foundations will “cut the crap” of dietary paradigms and help you make more informed decision about health choices. Held on Thursday evenings from 6.30 til 8.30 pm


$70 per lesson
Quarterly classes held to inspire and update skills. Bring a bunch of friends and a bottle, or enjoy Jo’s wine pairings while learning and eating. This class will be at a private venue.

NZ food specialists, writers and producers may join us to  share their specialties in a demonstration format with tastings and goody bags.
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2019 Itinerary

January to June

January – no classes

February – no classes

14th -  Seasons – Autumn Food and Wine pairing
27th - Wholefood

3rd - Wholefood
22/24/26 - School Holiday program

1st -  Wholefood
23 rd - Seasons – Winter Food and Wine Pairing
8/15/22/29 - Back to Basics

5th -  Wholefood
6/13/20/27 - Back to Basics

Please contact us anytime to book your place

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