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Address: 22 Herd Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 800 968 238

this is where you go and make your own dinner with instruction from a chef,...

this is where you go and make your own dinner with instruction from a chef, ie beef welly, etc etc. one cost includes all ingredients etc

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A load of hilarity with work mates but ... host seems to think he is Gordon Ramsay and had license to abuse, appreciate that this is kind of the idea but borders on, maybe... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Cleave H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went here with my girlfriends late last year to celebrate an engagement. Had an absolute blast, and the drinks certainly helped. We felt that the attendance was appropriate, we were left alone just enough to get a grip on things but not too much that we felt lost and out of sorts. We were left with some yummy creations, which... More 

Thank Sequoia M
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have been going to Social Cooking's shows for over 3 years now and the team delivers every time! It's always a blast and we end up enjoying restaurant-quality food and having a heaps of laughs.

Thank Brooke-Chambers
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Host/CEO: 0/10 Professionalism: 1/10 Ingredients: 2/10 Team building: 8/10 Support staff: 10/10 We came here for a team building exercise with our company. Everyone was really excited and fired up, until the host/CEO Graham Bloxham started to "host" us for the evening. He was obnoxious, a total sleaze with our female staff (a really touchy feely guy), abusive towards our... More 

Thank Zheng L
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I went to Social Cooking not knowing what to expect, and being pleasantly surprised. I was welcomed in to the space with happy faces and a glass of white wine. I enjoyed my time and felt like I learned a good bit on how to make pasta!

Thank SummerChaser2016
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Social Cooking was a spontaneous decision for a Saturday night out, but I was highly impressed. We made fish tortellini pasta from scratch (which was quite exciting - I've never made pasta before!) and it turned out fantastic. The chef was hilarious and the instructions were easy to follow and very timely. I went with a friend, but I'll definitely... More 

Thank Suzanna S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

A load of hilarity with work mates but ... host seems to think he is Gordon Ramsay and had license to abuse, appreciate that this is kind of the idea but borders on, maybe beyond, arrogant. Fun once, would not return.

2 Thank Cleave H
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

There is so much potential at this location but sadly I left feeling ripped off. How they can charge so much for such basic ingredients I don't know and it was so badly set up. Had to keep asking for clarification from the hosts - they basically ignored us and then at the end of the night said "our job... More 

4 Thank JL199
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

If you want to pay too much for a poor experience, this is the place to go. We went as a hens night to do cupcakes and gingerbread. Were told the wine would be villa maria, but instead were given bottles of lindauer. These were handed out and topped up as if they were part of the deal but no,... More 

2 Thank krich2281
Wellington New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Group cooking is a great team activity but I'd suggest that Wellingtonians look elsewhere. The "chef" gave a condescending presentation. The recipe was very basic. Ingredients were VERY poor quality - dried herbs, not fresh; El cheapo balsamic and olive oil; jars of minced garlic; etc. Dessert was basic - supermarket meringue and a solitary strawberry. All this cost about... More 

2 Thank Peter_OConnor
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

We recently attended a tasting and food quiz night at Social Cooking. Though the night looked like it would be fun on paper, in reality it would have been best if we just stayed home and did not waste our money. Upon arrival we were provided with what initially appeared to be a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Only... More 

6 Thank 89winchester811

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