Southern cooking is a fusion, of influences including New Orleans, French, Spanish, West African, and Native American cuisine. Like French food, it sometimes makes use of rich sauces and complex preparation techniques. Creole dishes often include onions, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes with fried fish and seafood. We also have a Black Market Spice pack give away in the class! Blackened Cajun fish, Grits, succotash and greens; This Cajun dish is most popular, enhanced with a blackened spice rub, succotash and the traditional greens. The greens are a staple of the south and goes really well with the spiced fish and taste of New Orleans. Southern black bean gumbo, dirty rice; New Orleans cuisine is nothing without the traditional of a gumbo. There are a huge number of variations with family recipes handed down from generation to generation. A staple of Southern food is black beans and the seafood. This recipe is one of my favourites (without the gator).
Complimentary beverage on arrival.
Bar open from 5.30pm onwards. Class starts promptly at 6pm.
Note: The above photo is indicative only - your menu is decided based on availability of produce at the time.
Mark has 30 years experience in hospitality as a chef with a freestyle approach to cooking. A devotee of the great seafood New Zealand has to offer his passionate teaching styles allows Mark to focus on the very best of seasonal produce combining flavour, texture, presentation and encouraging a visual appeal through presentation techniques.More about Mark Dronjak
Have a question?
If you have any questions, please complete this form and we'll be in touch soon. For urgent enquiries please include your phone number, or call the office on 09 379 1497 (office hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 6:00 pm).
Level 1, Auckland Fish Markets
22 - 32 Jellicoe Street
What an awesome evening. Great food, company and entertainment. Wonderful chef – approachable, knowledgeable and passionate about the food.
The recipes catered for all skill types so we all had something to do which was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the wine matching was perfect.
Fast and Fresh Seafood. Wow! This was an excellent class, have never had so much fun with food! Thanks for a great evening and experience.
I enjoyed the first class so much I have been to 3 more! A great way to improve your seafood cooking skills and have a fun night at the same time.
A great way to enjoy a relaxed and entertaining Sunday brunch with a difference. We invited along some friends and created our own bench of 5.
My partner brought me a gift voucher – possibly self interest involved but I have gone on to cook the recipes plenty of times at home. She is impressed!
I think it’s excellent value and three hours of fun entertainment, great food and you get to make some new friends.
The Filleting class is amazing! Chef John Campbell is entertaining and incredibly helpful. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and I can now fillet the catch!
I am so impressed with value for money. Thoroughly enjoyed the chefs presentation, then it was fab to get a chance to make and eat it.
Was a little nervous about the whole ‘cooking thing’ however the chef and the people I cooked with made things a breeze – plus heaps of fun.