Whether an experienced cook or beginner, vegetarian or carnivore, there’s a cooking class to inform and inspire you……here are five cooking classes in Cape Town as a taster to what’s out there:
1. Kitchen Angel:
Lynn Angel is a Michelin-trained chef who shares her “Five Senses” cooking philosophy in a fun, relaxed and stimulating way. Start from a classic base and move on from there.
Length: 1 evening
Includes: Ingredients and notes
Contact: tel: 021 683 5318, email, website
Venue: 3 Fig St, Fernwood, Newlands
Partner up and do one of Nikki Green’s Back to Basic classes with your other half. She does everything from Beginners courses to Entertaining, plus School Holiday classes and a Domestics course. There are also one-off classes like learning how to debone a chicken. Minimum 3 students, maximum 8
3. Chef’s Warehouse Cookery School
Well known chef Liam Tomlin takes us Back to Basics with these 3-hour courses:
3 Sept: Savoury Sauces and Compound Butters
17 Sept: Meat & Poultry
22 Sept: Taste of Thailand
There are longer courses too – see their website
Includes: Recipes and dish tastings with wine pairing
Cost: From R650
Contact: 021 422 0128
Venue: 50 New Church St, Cape Town
If you haven’t eaten a raw food meal you have no idea how good it tastes and how energising it is. Rawlicious run a 1-Day Seminar telling you all about Superfoods, how to eat raw and make radiantly healthy raw meals. They also have a Chocolate Love Evening Workshop making healthy chocolate milkshakes, brownies, biscuits, mousse, cakes and more– all raw!
Includes: Tuition, food, snacks and after-support. Plus a copy of the Rawlicious Book and 4-disc DVD course on the 1-day seminar).
Cost: 1-day Seminar R1150, Chocolate Love Workshop R450, see website for Free Talks
Contact: 0861 000976 or email, website.
Venue: usually Michael Oak School, Kenilworth
5. Pick ‘n Pay cooking school
They say, “experience is not required, just a desire to try something new”. Pick ‘n Pay offers a whole variety of classes at their fabulous venue near Kenilworth Race Course, such as;
• Once-off lessons like Tapas or Casseroles from around the world
• School Holiday Classes
• Executive Survival (4-hours)
• Man Up (cooking basics for fuss-free entertaining)
• Domestic’s courses
• Demos for charity, etc.
Includes: Ingredients and course materials
Cost: From R350 for an evening session to R2200 for an 8 lessons course
Contact: 021 658 1162 website, email
Venue: The Good Food Studio in the PnP Office Park, Rosemead Avenue