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Senior Chef

A group of male and female older adults preparing a meal together at a big table.

Senior Chef is a free eight-week cooking course for people aged 60 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 10 to 12 people in a class.

You will:

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

Watch the following video to learn more about Senior Chef.

How do I take part in Senior Chef?

Contact the Senior Chef team on (03) 374-1639, or you can be referred by your GP team.

If you're eligible you will be enrolled in the next available course.

Where and when are the courses?

The course are held at various locations throughout Christchurch and periodically in Ashburton, Kaikoura, Selwyn, and Waimakariri districts.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed October 2018.

See also:

Healthy eating & weight for older adults

Page reference: 43810

Review key: HIHEP-205348