Teaching Kitchen

Children's Cooking Classes 

Kids' Kitchen Club

Our Kids' Kitchen Club is generally held once a month on the first Sunday of the month. We hold three sessions at 9am, 10am and 11am. We cater for all kids aged 3-11 years. Cost is only $5 per child and bookings are essential as the classes are very popular. 

Sign-up to our newsletter to find out when the next Kids' Kitchen Cooking Class is on and what delicious treats we're cooking up! 

Email kitchen@thrivekaipara.org.nz to book, or to suggest a class you'd like to see in the teaching kitchen.

School Cooking Clubs

Our kitchen team also run cooking classes for local primary school students during school terms. 

The groups of up to ten students from each school visit the Te Whare Oranga kitchens once a week for a lesson in food "Around The World."

These courses have been made possible with support from Superb Herb, Helensville Lions Club, Foundation North and the Helensville District Health Trust. 

If you're a local business owner who would like to consider sponsoring one of these great classes and helping kids on their journey to of healthy and creative cooking, our Event Manager, Amy Wood would love to talk to you. You can call her on 09 420 9983 or email her at events@hdht.co.nz


Food Handling Certificate Assessment

If you’re in the food industry, whether in a café, supermarket or marae, you’ll know the importance of keeping your staff trained and qualified in food safety and handling. That task has become a little easier, with Keryn Reardon, Kitchen Manager at Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai recently gaining the credentials to act as an assessor for Food Standards. So, if you have staff or volunteers who need their Service IQ accreditation updated, contact Keryn at kitchen@thrivekaipara.org.nz.






Thanks to Superb Herb for sponsoring the Helensville Primary School Cooking Classes in Term One 2019. 

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