Learn from the pros with these cooking classes hosted by chefs

If there’s a particular cooking or baking skill you’ve been wanting to master, who better to learn from than the chefs who prepare these meals in their restaurants every day?

The Kitchen Collective

Denise Cowburn-Levy and chef Liam Tomlin of Chefs Warehouse fame host various classes with chefs at The Kitchen Collective Food Studios in the Cape Town City Bowl. Coming up, you can look forward to a risotto masterclass by Ivor Jones; Melting Pot’s John van Zyl’s global street food class; a seafood masterclass by Kurt Hill from Cape Fish; a class based on the cuisine at Liam’s new spot in Bree Street, LOCAL; and a baking class by Chefs Warehouse Maison’s Carine Smit. Classes range in price from R750 to R950 per person.

Richard Bosman

The charcuterie expert now has three courses on offer. His one-day courses take place in Killarney Gardens in Cape Town, where you’ll learn the basics of curing meat and leave with bacon and chorizo to practice curing at home. A lunch of charcuterie, pickles and cheese will also be provided. His new advanced course is for those who have mastered the art of basic curing and are ready to cure half a pig on their own. Or you can make a weekend of it in Simon’s Town, Prince Albert, Plettenberg Bay, Bryanston or Ballito. Visit Richard Bosman’s website for more information.


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Rosemary & Vine

Chef Michael Broughton regularly hosts cooking classes at his venue in Somerset West. Previous courses include Cooking Italian and Cooking Christmas. During his lessons, you’ll spend an evening learning to cook a starter and a main course before sitting down to enjoy your hard work with the chef himself. Keep an eye on Chef Michael Broughton’s Facebook page for upcoming dates of his next classes.

Raw & Roxy

If you’re vegan or simply just wanting to try something new, check out the Raw Vegan Un-Cooking workshops at Raw & Roxy. Their next one is this Saturday, 10 April, and they still have spots available! For R800 per person, you’ll discover some of the secrets to vegan cooking and enjoy a lunch showcasing vegan salads, soup, bread, pasta, desserts and more. Booking information can be found on Raw and Roxy’s Facebook page.


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Old Town Italy

The crew at Old Town Italy Menlyn Maine and Umhlanga Rocks host pasta-making classes every second Friday of the month. For R325 per person, you’ll enjoy an antipasto and wine before learning to make pasta like an Italian. You can book on Old Town Italy’s website.


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Do you know of any chefs offering cooking or baking classes in your area? Let us know in the comments below.

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