The Gourmet Gannet

The Gourmet Gannet is a boutique Auckland based Patisserie & Cooking School.

We have moved from Muriwai to a new 'Pop Up' cafe in Waimauku with a range of tasty treats plus our popular, relaxed ‘hands on’ workshops for groups from 8 to 16 people. 

The idea is to have lots of fun while learning new skills and there is always your own homemade goodies to take away with you or enjoy with the whole group!

About the Tutor


Born and raised in the UK, Allison Mawer began her catering career with an apprenticeship while studying for her catering diplomas in French cuisine at Southport Technical College. After many years working within the trade in Liverpool, London and Germany she finally arrived in New Zealand in May 2000. 

After several years pursuing another career in Human Resources Allison has come full circle back to her original trade and passion.

Allison has always dreamed of sharing her knowledge through her own cooking school and with her husbands support and endless hours of labour the dream has become reality. 

The Gourmet Gannet was launched in December 2009.

Alli also runs a popular food blog and is founder of the New Zealand Food Bloggers Association.

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