The ability to effortlessly whip up a delicious dish in a matter of minutes is a skill many would like to have, but little poses. If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, look no further.

We’ve gathered a list of the best cooking classes around Cape Town to help you bring out your inner Gordon Ramsay.

1- Stir Crazy


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Stir Crazy is perfect for those looking to learn how to cook a variety of meals, with detailed classes on creating dishes inspired by Indian, Cape Malay, Italian, and vegan dishes, just to name a few.

Along with providing fun and entertaining cooking classes, Stir Crazy also offers special training courses which include lessons on Knife skills, basic cooking skills, artisan breadmaking skills and more.

Contact details:

Email[email protected]
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Phone- (+27) 21 501 0695
Cell: (+27) 66 513 5326

Location: 14 West Quay Road, Waterfront


2- The Little Pink Chef

The Little Pink Chef was started by Chef Maryke Josling, who has more than 19 years of experience in the industry. In 2009, Josling started The Little Pink Chef Cooking Studio in Durbanville, Cape Town. The Little Pink Chef specialises in a wide variety of cooking classes for all ages.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Josling was forced to move her operations online, but they remain just as fun and insightful as they would be in person. The Little Pink Chef will be hosting its next family cooking class on March 26, during which aspiring chefs will learn to whip up a Tuscan Feast, Panzanella Salad with Halloumi cheese, and Cannelloni filled with Spinach, feta and salami.

Contact details:

Email[email protected]

Phone: 076 570 9961

Location: 59 Ibis Street, Sonstraal East, Durbanville, Cape Town


3- Ginger and Lime

Ginger and Lime, based in Fresnaye, Cape Town prides itself on teaching aspiring chefs how to create truly mouth-watering dishes. There are a number of classes on offer, including a risotto masterclass by Ivor Jones, a seafood masterclass with Kurt Hill, and a global street food masterclass with John Van Zyl, just to name a few.

Ginger and Lime has classes running each week until June, so there is more than enough time to book your spot and get to cooking!

Contact Details:

Bookings: Katy Addison: 083 660 1146

Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

Phone: 083 251 6282

Note: Most of the classes are now taking place at Ginger and Lime’s new venue unless otherwise indicated, which you can view by clicking here.

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