What you'll do
Our journey begins at my home, where you’ll be welcomed with true South African hospitality, for a fun afternoon, combining "lekker" (Afrikaans for "delicious") local food, great company & music. South Africa is a melting pot of cultures, with amazing local foods & flavours, and many visitors to our beautiful country leave without experiencing the taste of our foods, let alone learning how to make it. You’ll enjoy an authentic two course home cooked South African meal, in the privacy of my home. We’ll start by preparing the meal. You will be actively involved in the preparation, as I show you step by step, how to cook the foods I love so much. Learn the secrets & techniques of cooking South African food! Classes are informal, informative and as hands on as possible…so that you are comfortable, and know with absolute confidence you can recreate this when you go home. Thereafter, dependent on the weather we will enjoy the fruits of your labours & experience the cuisine of the rainbow nation, out on the stoep (aka "patio") or at the kitchen table, in a peaceful tranquil environment with our local nature reserve at the back of my garden. Menu varies seasonally (winter): bobotie with rice & side dishes + malva pudding & vanilla ice cream Vegetarian Options could be available – upon request. Please let us know ahead of time, if you have any food intolerances/alle
I am a strategic business marketing consultant AND also a chef! I was raised by a family of chefs & foodies, however only truly learned to cook in my early twenties. I am passionate about food & love entertaining. I'm so passionate about food, that I studied part-time to qualify as a chef, as well as become certified in sugar craft, pastry, gelato, chocolate +++ Over the last 20 years, I've travelled the world learning from various cultures & institutions to deepen my knowledge & grow my passion! Food for me, is about expressing my joy & love, it's at the heart of it, about sharing, bringing people together, about experiencing and creating memories - those special moments. Food makes life endlessly delicious!
South African home-cooked meal. Snacks, as well as main course and dessert will be served (menu will seasonally vary)
Recipe cards (to be taken home) Aprons will be provided, so you don't have to worry about your clothes.
Where you'll be
Your experience will be in my home, where you'll be met by my two hyper loving pugs. Local music will serve as a background accompaniment. My kitchen is fully equipped with a combination of industrial as well as consumer kitchen equipment. Dependent on the weather, you will enjoy your meal either on the patio with my garden as the backdrop or at the kitchen table. And in summer, you can enjoy a dip in the pool to cool down & refresh.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Must be dog friendly. Please arrange your own transport to and from my house. Menu VARIES SEASONALLY. Custom class time-date and/or menu is available on request & can be adapted suit most dietary requirements. Rates will vary. Message me, should you be interested.
In-home South African Cooking Class