Skip to main content

Smoke. Fire

This half day class focuses on getting to grips with cooking over flames, hot & cold smoking and using your Engel Fire.

Led By Michael Van de Elzen

Smoke. Fire

Mike and Bee have created a brand new class at the cookery school, made especially for those with an interest in using the Engel Fire and wanting to learn more about smoking, grilling and cooking over flames.

Picture yourself amongst the lush outlook of the Muriwai hills: grilling, smoking, learning and indulging in a half day experience that teaches you a range of tips and tricks to make the most of your Engel Fire.

Upon arrival, you will start the day with coffee or tea, before gathering around the large macrocarpa farm table with Mike who will walk you through the day. The main aim of the class is to produce a meal that has been constructed around cooking on an Engel fire.

Food prep starts with the deboning of a lamb shoulder, running through stuffings, cold smoking, rolling and methods of tying before cooking on the rotisserie. You’ll also together make wood-fired flatbreads, charred sauces and flavour rubs using different elements of the fire. Throughout the day Mike will run you through tips and advice about cooking with wood and hot smoking.

This is a hands-on class that finishes with a delicious sit down meal of rolled lamb shoulder, salads, wood-fired bread and pickles. There is an opportunity to purchase and enjoy some local craft beers, wines and homemade sodas during lunch.

Throughout the day you are encouraged to ask lots of questions so that you leave confident, knowing how to cook with your Engel Fire.

What is an Engel Fire?

The Engel Fire, designed by engineer Carl Engel is more than just a beautiful outdoor fire place. It also functions as a grill, a rotisserie, a slow cooker, a smoker, a wood fired BBQ and a pizza oven.

Designed and manufactured in New Zealand from solid stainless steel and brass componentry – the Engel Fire is designed to suit your lifestyle.

Want to find out more about Engel Fires… Click here

Smoke. Fire

summer / autumn / winter / spring

9 am until 2 pm
$250 per person

Your day with us

  • Tea or Coffee on arrival
  • Hands-on cooking class with an emphasis on butchery and cooking over the Engel Fire
  • Light lunch
  • Recipes

Please note: we require a minimum of 12 people for this class to commence. We do also require all guests to wear closed toe shoes for this class.

Check Availability