To be the best, you have to learn from the best. The Silwood School of Cookery is South Africa’s oldest cookery school, boasting student achievement unmatched by any other cookery school in South Africa. Silwood graduates can be found in kitchens worldwide, working for chefs including Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, and Raymond Blanc.
Situated in a beautiful Victorian house in the heart of the tranquil Southern Suburbs, this cookery studio not only offers three-year diploma courses, but plays host to a variety of specialized short workshops tailored to children, millennials seeking to up their game, or anyone who just loves to cook. ‘Digs Survival’ is a must-do for first-time home leavers. Skip the takeout and allow chefs Kelly Berzack and Julia Chemaly to help you perfect your own fragrant Thai Curry, Chicken Lasagne, and pasta sauces ideal for chilly comfort evenings.
Inspired By Sugar sees chef Gaie Gaag sharing her passion for sweet treats in a truly participatory experience which covers relatively simple confections such as lemon curd and honeycomb, to more detailed delights such as marshmallows and Turkish sweets.
Chef Toni Voigt's baking course gives Mary Berry a run for her money with delicacies such as lemon tart, pecan & caramel cheesecake, and a chiffon cake. Despite its intimidating credentials, Silwood's informative hands-on classes allow for creativity and fun. So you can rest assured: you will be in safe hands.
The Nitty-gritty: The price includes food and ingredients and recipes. Guests are encouraged to bring their own apron and refreshments.