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Senior Chef

Senior Chef is a free eight-week cooking course for people aged 65 and over who want to improve their cooking skills, confidence, or motivation around cooking for one or two people.

These classes are three hours long, and run once a week, starting at 10 am and finishing at 1 pm There are usually eight to 10 people in a class.

Each weekly class includes:

Senior Chef is funded by the Ministry of Health so there is no cost to attend. Everything, including the ingredients for the cooking class and the recipe book, is provided.

This video talks about the Senior Chef programme:

How do I take part in Senior Chef?

There are classes in many locations around Canterbury.

Ask your GP, practice nurse, pharmacist or other health professional if Senior Chef could be right for you.

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Written by Healthy Eating, Healthy Ageing Project, Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation (OPH&R), Canterbury DHB. Endorsed by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated October 2015.

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Review key: HIHEP-205348