Cooking Classes in Cape Town & advice on who offers classes in Cape Town

Cape Fusion Tours offers Cooking Tours that give you insight into the local culture of the people of the Cape.

For those who want to try some more cooking classes while they are visiting Cape town,  here are some ideas for you:

  • SA-Vour – Jax Morris does local dinners at home with a mix of traditional flavours and contemporary interrelations of them.   You can however book to cook your own dinner in her home or make your own gourmet braai.
  • Ginger & Lime – a wonderful cooking venue in a gorgeous old home – check out their website for scheduled dates for cooking classes.
  • Enrica Rocca Cooking School – Cape Town: This one looks fascinating and I plan to try it out sometime in winter! Countess Enrica Rocca lived in Cape Town for 11 years. During this time she had two restaurants in Cape Town – an Italian restaurant in the suburbs and a Venetian-style tapas bar in the city. She has now opened a cooking school in Venice (her Dad had a cooking school there), and has opened another one in London and  has launched a third school in Cape Town in Constantia. The Cape Town School is a joint venture with a friend Emma Freddi. Emma previously had a company called Pasta Freddi – which supplied fresh pasta to restaurants around Cape Town. Naturally, the classes have an Italian focus! Note that Emma’s house also has a guest suite option for out of town visitors. Note classes  are small – 8 maximum.  Options are half day, full day, pasta making, wine pairing cooking class and private classes. Contact details for The Enrica Rocca Cape Town School: Emma Freddi on +27(0) 82 3788855
  • The Foodbarn, Noordhoek, Cape Town – this is home to one of South Africa’s top Chefs Franc Dangereux.  Franc offers cooking classes every now and again.   It is best to follow them on Facebook to know when they are happening or you can email to find out.   He is wonderfully charismatic and makes everything look and sound so simple! His food is an absolute delight – so combining a cooking demo class with lunch or dinner and a wine pairing is no great hardship!
  • Bread-making course hosted by Bread & Wine restaurant on Moreson Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Click here for details. These also occur on scheduled dates.  They can however be scheduled during off peak times as a private class if you are willing to pay for a minimum of 4 people.
  • Food Jams – this one can be booked for a small group.   This is a fun cooking evening with one of he winners of Master Chef South Africa.   It is all about fun with lots and lots of wine.    Their website seems to be done – so I am linking them to their Facebook page
  • For a lovely article on current cooking classes in Cape Town – Check out Whats On in Cape Town.   This website is also the most fabulous resource for information on what will be happening during the time you are visiting in Cape Town – from theatre to live music and festivals – Whats on in Cape Town
  • Sense of Taste Cooking School – Cape Town and Istanbul! Chef Peter Ayub offers a variety of classes in his Cape Town Studio.   However – from the website here it seems that they are now going more for group bookings.   So if you have a group of friends and want to book for a specific theme or team building.   This one is for you.
  • Stir Crazy Cooking School runs regularly scheduled hands-on and demonstration classes from their kitchen in Hout Bay (Cape Town). These classes are aimed at the recreational at home chef! Classes are limited to between 8 and 10 participants. Check out their website for class details or e-mail them on
  • Raw food classes and Chocolate classes: To learn more about raw food diets, superfoods and how chocolate is actually good for you, visit the Superfoods website to check out dates for their courses and seminars.
  • The Raw & Roxy Restaurant in the centre of Cape Town does monthly cooking evenings.   Contact Beatrice to find out the dates.   The Raw & Roxy is a raw food vegan restaurant.   Beatrice is very inspiring on the health benefits of a raw food diet.