About the Auckland Seafood Cooking School

Welcome to the Auckland Seafood School, a cooking school based at the Auckland Fish Market that offers interactive hands on cooking classes based around the freshest seasonal seafood NZ has to offer.  Join us for 2 1/2 hours of entertainment, learning, friendship, interaction and of course delicious seafood and NZ wine.  Based on a Look, Cook, Eat format …

LOOK:   Watch and learn as one of our professional chefs demonstrates a selection of seafood dishes;
COOK:   Enjoy a hands on cooking experience alongside your fellow ‘cooks’ with guidance from your chef;
EAT:      Sit down and enjoy a delicious seafood meal.

The school has a cash bar with beverages available to purchase throughout the event.  No need to bring aprons, knives, utensils – we provide everything!

Auckland Seafood Cooking School | Look

Look.

Join your chef for a one hour cooking demonstration with great viewing from the overhead mirrors.  Your chef will share delicious seafood recipes plus provide plenty of cooking and ingredient tips and ideas.

Auckland Seafood Cooking School | Cook

COOK.

Head through to the hands on cooking area to try your hand at cooking the recipes alongside your fellow ‘cook’s – with assistance from your chef and School staff.

Auckland Seafood Cooking School | Eat

EAT.

Relax, sit down and enjoy a delicious seafood meal complimented with NZ wine. Classes run for up to 2 1/2 hours and a cash bar is available to purchase beverages.

Learn how it's done from the best in the business.

Then get into the kitchen for a hands on experience.

Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine or beer.

The Team at Auckland Seafood School

Jo Cooper - Auckland Seafood School

Jo Cooper

Jo has been working in the hospitality industry for 20 years.

Taking a break to study business & finance and work in the property market, she missed the buzz of the hospitality industry and reintroduced herself back in as the Manager of the Seafood School which she has been enjoying since 2007.

Lynne Fernandez - Auckland Seafood School

Lynne Fernandez

Lynne coordinates the corporate and rental events.

She has been with the school since opening in 2004 when chef Peter Gordon presented his seafood recipes as the first guest chef.

Since then Lynne has seen great changes and events happening at the school. She has travelled the world, lived in and visited many countries over the years but still believes New Zealand is very lucky to have access to the quality of seafood, produce and talented chefs that are able to bring everything together at the school.

Kaye Smith - Auckland Seafood School

Kaye Smith

Kaye manages the public class bookings.

For Kaye no two days are the same as there is always something new and exciting going on at the seafood school and then of course there are the fabulous recipes that the very talented team of chefs design for each class, which definitely keep her inspired in the kitchen at home.

Kaye keeps busy outside of work with a busy family life; two teenage boys with evenings and weekends full of sports – winter rugby, snowboarding and downhill mountain biking and summer months enjoying the beautiful beaches with lots of surfing and relaxing.