Samira's our amazing teacher on the North Shore, and gets full credit for her excellent work running this ever-popular class. “It’s a class for people who love nourishing, hearty meals and are brave enough to upskill their cooking skills!” she says.
As a fully trained professional chef and qualified English teacher, Samira brings fantastic recipes together with English learning. She says learners studied classic Kiwi recipes and got to use seasonal ingredients in different dishes. “It’s going really well,” she says. “I think the cooking class can't get any better!”
Learners follow along with her tutorial over Zoom, producing outstanding food in their own kitchens.
After class, learners share photos and any feedback from family members. Here’s a sampling of what they say:
Samira plans to continue the lunch box project and to include dishes from other cultures that are popular and loved in New Zealand. “As the weather gets colder, we’re also excited to cook some exciting warm winter recipes.”
We’re so proud of our fantastic learners and grateful for having Samira as an English Language Partners’ teacher!
Thanks to North Shore centre's course Coordinator, Joanne Lee, for this story.