10:30am: COOKING DEMO – Monika Rastogi: Potato fritters and chutneys

Nicole Mathewson

Potato and onion fritters with chutneys Monika Rastogi Monika Rastogi is a foodie at heart and has been a vegetarian since birth. She has lived in Bangladesh, China and now NZ is her home. She likes to teach & spread her love for cooking tasty & healthy Indian cuisine to different ethnicity, kids & adults of all ages. She runs her Indian cooking classes from the comfort of her home with warm hospitality  – making everyone feel comfortable. Monika is an experienced teacher and very good with kids. Since her son was 4 years old, she has been teaching him cooking,…

11:30am: COOKING DEMO – Flip Grater: Seitan and how to use in a meal

Nicole Mathewson

Seitan and how to use in a meal Flip Grater Flip Grater has been dedicated to making delicious vegan food for upwards of two decades, as well as writing about it in travel and cooking journals and her vegan cooking and parenting blog. While not cooking she has pursued a successful career as a singer/songwriter, with five albums under her belt and multiple international tours. She has two travel cookbooks out – The Cookbook Tour & The Cookbook Tour Europe, and owns and operates Grater Goods vegan deli with her husband Youssef.

12:15pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Christmas trifle

Cath Chittenden

Christmas trifle Barbara Olsen-Henderson For nearly 25 years, Barbara has donned a professional apron and been at the center of hospitality and wholesome catering. She is so passionate about cooking that she has owned and operated three highly successful eateries. Today, she proudly serves up a wondrous collection of entirely plant-based wonders from her cozy bohemian-styled café, the Lemonwood Eatery in the heart of the seaside village of Oakura. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes a vegan Victoria sponge and a delicious Christmas trifle.

1pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Victoria sponge

Anthony

Victoria sponge Barbara Olsen-Henderson For nearly 25 years, Barbara has donned a professional apron and been at the center of hospitality and wholesome catering. She is so passionate about cooking that she has owned and operated three highly successful eateries. Today, she proudly serves up a wondrous collection of entirely plant-based wonders from her cozy bohemian-styled café, the Lemonwood Eatery in the heart of the seaside village of Oakura. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes a vegan Victoria sponge and a delicious Christmas trifle.

1:45pm: COOKING DEMO – Tom Riley: North American seven layer dip

Nicole Mathewson

Green Dinner Table Tom Riley Born and raised right here in Christchurch, Tom Riley became interested in the chef’s life after reading Orwell’s prolific Down and Out in Paris and London. Tom was educated at Ara (formerly CPIT), yet it was at home that Tom learnt a lot about plant-based cuisine thanks to his steadfastly vegan wife. Starting as a dishwasher in Christchurch, he worked his way up through various roles in the kitchens of Sydney and Edinburgh before leading a team of his own at one of the busiest cafes in Toronto. He now runs Green Dinner Table, an…

2:30pm: COOKING DEMO – Darren Patterson: Vegan Crunchy

Nicole Mathewson

Vegan Crunchy Darren Patterson Darren has been vegan for 30 years and loves to cook. He lives with a family of vegans, his wife Melanie, who runs fast over great distances and two boys, who are full of life and curiosity.