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Mark prepared a delicious meal on site for our business dinner. He was friendly and chatty but... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Annettesmith2017
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Great local-themed food experience

The local food experience. Mark was a personable guide who shared both his local knowledge as... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Jeff S
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The Local Food Kitchen is the perfect place for people to come in to our kitchen, taste and learn about the best of our local food products, have fun, enjoy new food experiences, maybe have a food tour and learn more about food and cooking. The...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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989c Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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+64 21 100 9607
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Mark prepared a delicious meal on site for our business dinner. He was friendly and chatty but also kept in the background when business was being discussed. Excellent service and an amazing meal.

Thank Annettesmith2017
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

That's fabulous! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for the Local Food Kitchen and Chef Marks' Private Chef services! We are so pleased you all enjoyed your evening.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

The local food experience. Mark was a personable guide who shared both his local knowledge as well as relationships with the local producers. We had great day that began with a fresh breakfast comprised of the local products. We then went out the farmer's market,...More

Thank Jeff S
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this excellent food tour review!! It is much appreciated. We are so pleased that we were able to deliver the authentic local food tour that you were after. Spreading the word about our amazing local...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

An excellent professional service, learnt heaps at the cooking class while having fun! Love how the emphasis is on using local as well. Highly recommend

Thank Noralle O
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I am so pleased you enjoyed your the cooking workshops @The Local Food Kitchen. And thank you for taking the time to write your review and spread the word - we really appreciate it :-)

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Mark is a brilliant chef. He explained everything clearly and made it a lot of fun. Hands on cooking and lots of tasters, including a glass of local wine. Will definitely do another class. Can’t wait to try out my new skills.

Thank saaaaamted
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for your great review! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening and learnt some new skills along the way. Fabulous :-)

Reviewed 8 September 2017

This was fantastic - we had a group of 6 males, and each pair prepared 2 dishes. There was so much learning in the process, that we were very low on the alcohol intake as we were all absorbed with our learning and fun.

Thank TonyFalkenstein
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks Tony for the great review!! I saw the photos of what you guys cooked up - looked brilliant! So glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and learnt some good cooking skills along the way!! Well done guys :-)

Reviewed 23 August 2017

I contacted Carmel in a bit of a panic needing to urgently arrange a customer event. Within the hour she had arranged a delightful Italian cooking demonstration with Chef Tommy (who even came in on his day off!). All our guests had a fantastic experience....More

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Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your amazing review! We did enjoy having you all in the kitchen here at The Local Food Kitchen. What a great bunch of people. I hope we see you all again, hopefully with a bit longer to spend with us next time....More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

We have done a lot of cooking classes over the years and had the best experience with Mark, he is a talented chef and teacher of food with plenty of knowledge of the local Matakana artisan food and wines. Thoroughly recommend the day's experience.

Thank Lyn123285
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thanks for the great review! So pleased you enjoyed your day with Chef Mark! Brilliant ! Thanks :-)

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I had a great time today with Chef Mark. It was awesome to be able to go through the local market and have all of the great produce and products shown to us by Mark and all of the local producers who all knew him....More

Thank AucklandAsh
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Really good to hear how much you enjoyed your 'Local Food Experience' with Chef Mark. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 22 July 2017

We joined the food tasting tour on Saturday, which gives us the chance to visit Matakana Farmer's Market. Chef Mark first gave us starters to start the day, then he took us to the market to taste at least 6~10 local produces, including seafood, fruits,...More

Thank Sean L
Carmel_Draper, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks for your great review! I saw the photos of your 'Guided Food Tour' with Chef Mark, and it looked like you guys had an awesome time! It is always a pleasure to introduce our clients to the wonderful array of amazing local produce we...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

I went to the local food kitchen with my classmates last month and gained great cooking experience. All of my classmates learned something about the local food after visiting the local market and made the first NZ style food in our lives through Mark's help....More

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Carmel D, Public Relations Manager at The Local Food Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed your Local Food Experience - with Chef Mark :-)

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