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Mon, 13 Nov



Crayfest Catch and Cook

Join Hapuku Kitchen & Top Catch Charters and celebrate Crayfest 2023 by experiencing the Kaikōura coastline, its abundantly rich aquatic life and a wide range of kai moana (seafood). Combine a 2-3 hours fishing trip, then take your catch into the kitchen and learn to fillet and cook your catch!

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Crayfest Catch and Cook
Crayfest Catch and Cook


13 Nov 2023, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Hapuku, 17 Parsons Road, Hapuku 7371, New Zealand


Celebrate Crayfest by Catching your own kai moana (seafood) with a few hours on the ocean and then off to the Kitchen to prepare and eat your catch.

Starting with Malcolm from Top Catch Charters for a fun packed fishing trip to catch your main seafood ingredients. Once your back on shore, spend the afternoon at Hapuku Kitchen with Fiona Read and learn the skilful art of preparing and cooking your own fresh catch before sitting down with a glass of local wine or beer, to enjoy your well earned feast. This experience will need a minimum of 4 guests to proceed.

What’s Included:

  • 2 Hour Private Fishing Charter with Top Catch Charters Kaikoura
  • Safe, chilled transportation of your prize catch to Hapuku Kitchen
  • Half Day Cooking School where you will forage for fresh ingredients
  • Learn how to scale & fillet your catch & prepare a whole crayfish.
  • Learn tried and true techniques for preparing your fish including smoking, grilling and even dinner party tricks.
  • Relax and enjoy your feast, accompanied with local wines or locally brewed craft beers.
  • A Recipe booklet to take home
  • Complementary Hapuku Kitchen branded apron
  • Great stories & lifetime memories!

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as a two course lunch prepared by class. All ingredients, equipment and recipes will be provided


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