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Now You Can Learn How to Cook From Your Hotel Room in New Zealand

Hotel & Resort | Patrick Clarke | September 26, 2016

Now You Can Learn How to Cook From Your Hotel Room in New Zealand

PHOTO: New Plymouth, New Zealand (photo via Flickr/Donna Rutherford)

Most of the time, there's not a whole lot to do in a hotel room, but thanks to one ambitious chef in New Zealand, visitors to New Plymouth, New Zealand can now learn how to cook local cuisine right from their guestroom.

According to, Australian chef Helen Flitcroft, who is the owner of Cook Learn Love, offers a variety of cooking packages to hotels in the popular destination on the West Coast of New Zealand's North Island.

Starting at $85 per person, Flitcroft will bring cooking lessons directly to your hotel room. For $300 per person, she and sommelier Ronald Wortel will serve up a three-course meal in the comfort of your room. Since Flitcroft and her fellow chefs use a portable gas stove, participating hotel's rooms aren't required to have a kitchen. When guests are done eating, Cook Learn Love even takes the dishes away for them.

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"I'm just using what I have got and trying something new," Flitcroft told Stuff.

In addition to homegrown cuisine, Flitcroft and her chefs can whip up Asian, French and raw food.

While several hotels have shown interest in the unique amenity, Devon Hotel general manager Rob Davies told Stuff that Flitcroft's concept is likely to be more popular among hotels lacking on-site restaurants and kitchens.

Nonetheless, there's something intriguing about learning to cook local cuisine in a new destination while also in the privacy of your hotel room. 

Hotels may be hesitant, but Flitcroft is likely on to something and the industry would be wise to catch on.

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