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Rated NZ’s #1 team building experience! Bond the team with beautiful food, great vibe, yummy dinner and a like on TV cooking challenge. Social Cooking is a fusion of a venue, restaurant, bar and fun interactive team building experience led by chef. We host groups from 12 up to 300 and since 2011 we have hosted over 110,000 guests New Zealand wide in our funky Auckland Social Kitchens on Nelson St. at City Works Depot and in Welly’s Courtney Place.


“We had an awesome time with you for our team Xmas party. “

Sake Hitman – Country Manager, IHH

Hi team at Social Cooking, Thanks for hosting us. The team all enjoyed it thoroughly

Judy Liang – Finance Manager, Freshmax. 2018 Christmas Party @ MasterChef Live Venue

“Thanks so much for Thursday morning – the team had a fantastic time and it was so, SO much fun!”

Marie Gaskin – Finance Manager, Skills. 2018 Christmas Party

“Hi Welly team! My name and Storm and I was part of The SMASH Club who came to social cooking on the 17th of November! (More specifically, team leader of one of the winning teams ‘The Spice Girls’!) I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the entire experience and want to… read more

Storm Shakeshaft

Thanks so much for such an amazing evening ! I have heard nothing but awesome feedback from the girls.

Leanne Leslie – Hens Party, Nov 2018

“Just wanted to say a massive big thank you to yourself and Bridgett last night.  The team had such a great time and still talking about it. Such a great night and so well run.”

Jessica Simone | Regional Operations Manager – North Island | Nestlé Purina PetCare, New Zealand

” A huge thank you to you and your team for hosting us on Saturday! We had the best time putting our cooking skills to the test! Everyone’s saying what a fun night it was and how well it helped us all to bond.”

Kathy Cox – Greenstone Family Clinic

“Thanks guys for an excellent afternoon – we had an excellent time, and my face was a tad sore from all the laughing. “

Kerry Martin

“Thanks Graham. Great times – thanks for your efforts !”

James Goldsbury – Director, PwC

“Thanks for today Graham, team had a blast! “

Jordan Davey – Meridian Energy

“Thanks Graham & Alina! The team said they had a great time. Look forward to booking our next team event with you. Cheers!”

Kat Tran – Vodafone Wellington

“A quick note to say thank you and to give Alina a big pat on the back – the chefs were both fairly demanding on her time and late getting out of there. However, the buzz and hype it generated amongst the chefs and then subsequent interest from their fan bases as the event was… read more

Dean Pennell – Chief Innovation, Marketing and Sales Officer, MOANA NZ

“Well done to you and your team for the night and allowing us to use your space to meet before hand. My team had a fantastic night and really came back to the store feeling energized which is what our goal was. Much appreciated!”

Paul Maxwell – Store Manager, Countdown Greenlane

Just letting you know we thank you for the wonderful experience. Great experience and we are so appreciative of our Master Chef; she did an amazing job and great cooking tips.

Anna-Marie – Hens Party

“The Social Cooking event at our school was amazing. The girls all really enjoyed themselves at the four different stations that Graham and his team set up in our school hall. Each station really required them to think, be creative and use skills that they may not have used before. We had a wide range… read more

Sophie Reetz – Waikato Diocesan School For Girls

“I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of everyone here at Advanced Aerospace!! We had the best night on Friday for our work Xmas do!! Bridget was awesome!! She made our night so much fun! As well as the lovely bar lady. It was a huge success and everyone loved it! Thanks for such a… read more

Taryn McGill – Accounts & Admin Assistant, Advanced Aerospace

“Wow, Karen, Chef Georgina  Ramsey and team, you guys totally rock. That was the best ever Xmas party for Ray White Mission Bay. The team are buzzing. What wonderful memories and an outstanding experience. What a way to end our year. Really appreciate your entire team for making it such a success.”

Edwina Nathan – Ray White Mission Bay

“We had a thoroughly great time last week and please could you pass on our thanks to Sean and Joe, they were fabulous. The speed of seeing the photos was also great. Thanks again!”

Kerry Blacker – BSCO

“Alina, A huge thank you for last night – we had a fabulous time. Great venue, great staff, great concept – we really enjoyed it and will be organizing a few more in the new year. The feedback from our staff and guests has been great. The chef and the staff were very friendly and… read more

Caroline Canning – Client Relationship and Development Manager/Senior, VERO Liability

“I initially contacted Social Cooking thinking they would be a great option for a lunch for the partners programme at my annual conference.  I marketed it to my delegates as an “Interactive Food Celebration” warning them we were moving away from the normal sit down, semi-formal format but promising them a night of good food,… read more

Alana Curthbert – Events Manager, NZIQS