Hapuku Kitchen

Hapuku Kitchen Kaikoura

Hapuku Kitchen is the newest foodie adventure is the brainchild of Ex NZ Masterchef finalist and renowned Chef Fiona Read and her husband Chris Sturgeon. They have launched their cooking school Hapuku Kitchen in stunning Kaikoura which focuses on getting people to reconnect to the kitchen and celebrating the abundant larder of natural product from the wild Kaikoura coast.

Based in their stylish farmhouse home and specially designed kitchen they are promising culinary adventures that celebrate the season and enable guests to have a hands-on experience, foraging in the garden for fruit and vegetables, collecting the eggs and feeding the cows and pigs all before going back into the kitchen to learn the tricks and techniques in the creation of the dishes that day.

To finish your culinary day, simply relax and enjoy the feast accompanied with some wonderful wine or beer from some of the amazing local producers.

Truly a foodies indulgence, immerse yourself in local produce and reap the rewards.


At its heart, Hapuku Kitchen is focused on reconnecting the kitchen to the land and sea, celebrating the abundant larder nature has to offer – taking inspiration from the wild Kaikōura landscape.

We invite you into our home, located between the soaring peaks of the Kaikōura mountains and the wild Pacific coast of Aotearoa New Zealand, for a culinary adventure that celebrates the season.

Whether you choose to join us for one of our hands-on, farm-to-table cooking experiences, a private cooking class or a seasonal evening feast at our Supper Club, you’ll be served the very best ingredients caught, picked and gathered from the region and depart with a deeper understanding of the food on your plate.

Nau mai, haere mai
Fiona and Chris