The Chef’s Studio: Learn to Cook Dishes from Around the World

The Chef’s Studio: Learn to Cook Dishes from Around the World Images: Tegan Smith

London calling.

Brought to you by Matt Manning, chef-patron of the wildly popular Grub & Vine bistro on Bree Street, this cool and contemporary Chef’s Studio is neatly housed on the second floor of the same building as his restaurant.

Chef's Studio Cape Town

UK-born Matt, who cut his teeth in Michelin-starred restaurants under the likes of Marcus Wareing and superstar celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, conceived of the studio as a space to host these engaging and interactive cooking classes.

Guided by either Matt or a consummate guest chef, the classes allow participants to assist in the preparation of multi-course gourmet meals, during which they’ll gain fresh, new insights into the art of cooking, and pick up some nifty tricks of the trade. And, once preparation is complete, guests get to sit down and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

How to Cook

Chef's Studio Cooking

Inspired by Matt’s Travels, the How to Cook Masterclasses take participants around the globe, where you’ll learn how to prepare dishes from various cultures and capitals. The series kicked off with Barcelona (in April), followed by Greece (in May), while June pays homage to London, the capital of Matt’s motherland and undoubtedly one of the culinary capitals of the world. London’s appeal is its variety, where you’ll find everything from the world’s finest restaurants to hole-in-the-wall fish-and-chip joints, farmers’ markets and modern gastropubs.

Matt aims to dispel the tired clichés (and unhealthy connotations) of traditional English cooking to rather showcase an array of contemporary dishes and flavours inspired by his travels on the tube! You’ll learn how to prepare a menu fit for the Queen, complete with Scotch egg, roast rib-eye and sticky toffee pudding – among other dishes.

Chef's Studio Dinner

When 9 June 2021
Time 6pm – 9.30pm
Cost R425 (16 spots available per event)

  • comprehensive cooking class
  • four-course dinner (two of which you’ll be making yourself)
  • a glass of welcome bubbly
  • wine and beverages (for your own account)

Good to know The entire venue is available to hire for a private evening filled with food from the destination of your choice.

Diarise these dates for upcoming events at The Chef’s Studio

Date Event Cost Book
Thursday, 8 July 2021 How to Cook inspired by Toulouse R425 per person Book Now
Thursday, 12 August 2021 How to Cook inspired by Sri Lanka R425 per person Book Now

Says Matt: “Historic and contemporary, sophisticated and scruffy – London has it all. No wonder Londoners consider themselves global tastemakers. I’m extremely excited to be sharing my favourite dishes inspired by one of my favourite cities in the world – a place where I was born, lived and first cut my teeth in the culinary world.”

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103 Bree Street Cape Town