Whether you want to start a new hobby, learn more about food, or train to be a professional chef, Pretoria has a range of cooking schools to suit everyone from beginner to master chef. These practical, educational and fun classes will enable you to impress friends with a lavish dinner, prepare for a career in cooking or get a better understanding of nutrition.
Try themed cooking classes
Kelkiewyn Food and Wine in Volksrust Street in Faerie Glen provides a homely, relaxed setting to enjoy cooking classes with themes such as French bistro cuisine, team-building classes and children’s cooking parties. You get to be creative, learn new skills and expand your cooking repertoire while making friends. Afterwards savour your creations over a glass of wine with classmates. Classes consist of about eight students, and fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients are used to create the dishes. Learn to cook easy everyday meals, recipes from MasterChef South Africa contestants, or Mexican, Latin American or Carribean dishes.
Get professional training
Situated in Glyn Street in Hatfield, Steyns Culinary School provides full-time and part-time courses where food lovers can master basic cooking skills and advanced techniques. It offers a 12-month full-time culinary arts diploma from City and Guilds. Students complete a six-month training certificate and then work for six months in the industry before receiving their international diploma. The school provides a 10-week part-time course once a week which is an introduction into the culinary arts focusing on practical cookery. Short courses are available for various cooking styles, corporate team-building sessions, training for prospective aupairs, refining housewives’ cooking abilities and empowering unskilled people in cooking.
Enjoy a team-building cooking class
At Faith Foods in Witherite Street in the Willows, staff are passionate about food and teach you to produce creative food that is full of flavour. They teach basic cooking skills and cooking without stress for an event, and specialise cooking classes for corporate team building, mini chefs, birthday parties and kitchen teas. If you book as a group of 10 or more friends, the class will be exclusive and personalised to your group. Their mini chef classes teach children to help with small tasks in the kitchen such as setting a table, preparing a salad or an easy dessert.
See for yourself:
083 306 9352
Steyns Culinary School
012 362 5340
083 283 7466
Words: Lisa Dewberry
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