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Senior Chef

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:

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

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.

Enrolling in Senior Chef

Contact the Senior Chef team on 0800-333-405. Your pharmacist, dietitian, social worker, physiotherapist or GP team can also enrol you.

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

Course locations

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

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed October 2018. Last updated February 2020.

See also:

Eating well for older adults

Page reference: 43810

Review key: HIHEP-205348