Cook Up A Storm! The Best Cooking Classes In Cape Town

Words: Devon Bowers

Have you always had a passion for food? Are you the person that spends all their money on getting the latest cookbooks and spends hours watching the food channel wishing you could make those dishes you see on Masterchef? Well, this is your time! Check out our list of the best cooking classes in Cape Town to help you get your skills to the next level.


Stir Crazy Catering and Cooking School

Stir Crazy Catering and Cooking School

This established cooking school has been in the business for 20 years and is known for its hands-on teaching. They offer a wide range of short cooking courses where you can partake in every aspect and then afterwards sit down and enjoy the full meal prepared.  These classes are very social, fun and memorable and the space allows for them to take small and bigger groups at a time. You will be able to learn everything from how to prepare Dim Sum to vegan cheesecakes and so much in between.

Location: 14 West Quay Road, Waterfront, Cape Town
Upcoming Classes: Deliciously Vegan | Cape Malay Cooking
Contact: (+27) 21 501 0695 | Email

The Chef’s Studio

The Chef’s Studio

This new-kid-on-the-block cooking concept space is the place to be. Chef Matt Manning gave life to a space to create a social interactive dining experience. Enjoy cooking in a beautiful modern space that caters for any kind of social gathering and have fun doing it! You will have multiple fine dining dishes to make and delight in with your loved ones.

Location: 103 Bree Street, CBD, Cape Town
Upcoming Classes: Spanish Cuisine | One Ingredient: Tomato
Contact: 087 898 2207 | Email

The Kitchen Collective

Cooking Classes In Cape Town

The Kitchen Collective food hub offers a multi-faceted cooking experience that will suit many occasions. Alongside their sister studios, which include Ginger & Lime and Salt & Sage, they host interactive cooking experiences for all cooking levels. These are super fun spaces to learn in and guests will enjoy cooking and eating spectacular food. They are even able to host a Masterchef party for your next special occasion!

Location: 80 Jordaan Street, City Bowl, Cape Town (Kitchen Collective)
Upcoming Classes: Japanese | St Patrick’s Day Irish Experience
Contact: +27 83 660 1146 | Email

Karl’s Bakehouse Sourdough Workshop

If you’re an avid Crush reader then you’ll probably know this face and this name. Karl Tessendorf is a writer, recipe developer and baker and has been developing recipes with Crush for a number of years. He is also one half of Beer Country, so his love of fermented things runs the gamut. He fell in love with bread baking 4 years ago after wanting to feed his kids something better than what was available on the shelves and now wants to share that passion with others. To find out more about how he got started, take a listen to this podcast.

Location: Tableview, Cape Town
Upcoming Classes: 21 March 2020 (only a couple of spaces are still available).
Contact: 072 087 1757 | Email | Book a spot

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Gåte Molecular Gastronomy Masterclass & Tasting Journey

Quoin Rock Cooking Classes

If you’re that special kind of foodie that loves gastronomy and loves seeing what is happening in the kitchen, this course is for you. The Gåte Kitchen is opening their doors to show their inner workings and you can be a part of it! For a few short hours you can live your dreams as a professional chef creating a 6-course fine dining menu in an industrial kitchen.

Location: Quoin Rock Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Knorhoek Valley, Stellenbosch
Upcoming Classes: 1 April 2020 | 6 May 2020
Contact: 021 888 4740 | Email


The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour

Bo Kaap Cooking Tour

This cooking tour shows the way food should be experienced. It is a fully immersive social and cultural experience that gives an understanding of the importance of the Cape Malay culture of Bo-Kaap. You’ll be able to take a walking tour and get a hands-on cooking workshop, where you’ll learn how to mix masala and make various Cape Malay dishes.

Location: 46 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
Upcoming Classes: Classes are available weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Contact: 078 739 4073 | Email

Food Jams

Food Jams

Food Jams, started by Masterchef SA alum, Jade de Waal, is a fun concept that brings together friends and family to make portions of a meal and enjoy it together at the end. Known for not just being about food, Food Jams offers a relaxed setting, where you get to know people better and have lots of wine (yes please!) while cooking.

Location: Unit B10, Salt Orchard, 45 Yew Street, Salt River, Cape Town
Hours: Monday-Friday from 08h00-17h00
Upcoming Classes: Need to book
Contact: (+27) 063-292-0419 | Email

Capsicum Culinary Studio

Capsicum Culinary Studio

If you are a little shy to be cooking in these big kitchens with too many people, how about trying online courses? Capsicum Culinary Studio offers an online course to help you with your culinary technique building blocks. You will be able to learn from 20 courses from kitchen safety to knife skills. You will become the best and most talked about dinner host with this course!

Location: 6th Floor, Rex Trueform Office Park, 263 Victoria Road, Salt River, Cape Town
Upcoming Classes: Online
Contact:+27 86 111 2433 | Email


Lion Heart Pâtisserie Studio

Cooking Classes in Cape Town

Lion Heart is an online-based pâtisserie studio with a kick-ass all-girl team. They create the most beautiful and awe-inspiring creations from cakes to pops, macarons and cookies. They have become so well-known for their signature cake and sweet treats, that they started offering workshops to show you how to make them for yourselves. There are various courses for the contemporary cake designer in you and all skill levels are welcome. They have also started offering online courses for you to check out from the comfort of your own home. Follow them on social media to see when ad-hoc courses are added and when new online ones become available. Private 1 on 1 workshops are also an option.

Location: 37 Durham Avenue, Salt River, Cape Town
Hours: Workshop dependant – check the schedule for details.
Upcoming Class: Multi-Textured Buttercream & Chocolate Sail Workshop
Contact: 078 005 4901 | Email

Lindt Chocolate Studio

Lindt Studio

If you are in love with chocolate (who isn’t?), this should be on your cooking course wish-list. You will be able to have a fun and indulgent experience, as well as get a better understanding of chocolate and all it has to offer. Classes vary but the favourites include Lindt Chocolate Cupcakes, Ultimate Lindt Chocolate Cake and Lindt Chocolate Macaron Making. Get ready to impress everyone with your chocolate skills after one of these classes.

Location: Shop No 2, Silo 2, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
Hours: Mon-Sun: 09h00-18h00
Upcoming Classes: Cake Class | Truffle Class
Contact:  021 831 0360 | Email

After learning from all these amazing cooking courses, you will be a wizard at making anything from our recipe section.

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