Ruth Pretty is a name synonymous with high-end catering that has a reputation for excellence all over the country.
Most weekends from February to December, the Ruth Pretty Cooking School shares recipes, cooking ideas and entertaining secrets for 40 participants amid the rural tranquility of Te Horo. Guest presenters – a range of top chefs and food personalities – complement Ruth Pretty’s own classes. They show participants how to prepare the dishes on that day’s menu in a relaxed environment, where stories are told and questions answered. The day finishes with a long lunch on the verandah or even at the chefs benches, savouring every dish from the class (with matching wines). Recipes are provided and participants only need bring their culinary interest and an appetite.