You’ve watched superstar chefs cook up scintillating dishes on programmes like MasterChef, now you get to try your own hand in the kitchen, and learn some valuable tricks of the trade while you’re at it. These cooking classes, offered in collaboration with Fork It events, take place on the very set where popular South African reality cooking show, The Kokkedoor, is filmed.
Thankfully, no cameras will be present here, as these are relaxed, no-pressure courses; but you will benefit from the state-of-the-art equipment utilised by the TV production that includes 10 fully equipped cooking stations (and backup generators in case load-shedding strikes).
Cooking classes with Fork It
The classes are hosted by chef Anthony Mayer, whose previous experience includes running a successful Moroccan restaurant in Durban, and four years as a private chef in the Seychelles, where his clients included international celebrities. Selected classes will be also be attended by top TV chefs, so you may even get a chance to meet one of your foodie heroes.
The classes will cover a wide variety of culinary traditions, with themes such as Magical Morocco, Italian made Easy, and Taste of Thai.
Good to know
- Some wine is included, but guests are welcome to bring their own (no corkage fee).
- Ingredients, recipes and aprons are supplied.
- Private functions can be arranged, and require a minimum of 10 people.
Fork It cooking classes
Try your hand with the vibrant array of spices, flavours and aromas that this North African country is famous for.
Italian: Mamma Mia!
Learn how to make your own gnocchi, pasta and sauces.
A mix of Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Filipino culinary traditions.
Spain on a Fork: Tapas
Try your hand at flavourful Spanish tapas: small, savoury dishes that are usually intended for sharing. The tapas tradition is believed to have originated in the taverns of Spain in the late 1800s.
Curries from around the World
Influences from Durban, India, Malaysia and Thailand are incorporated into these classes, where you’ll learn how to prepare a range of spicy dishes, including bunny chow, laksa (a spicy South East Asian noodle soup), rendang (an Indonesian spicy red meat dish), and various Asian street foods.
Taste of Thai
Chef Anthony’s own experience in the famous food markets of Bangkok inspire this exploration of vibrant Thai cuisine.
Italian Made Easy
One of the world’s most popular cuisines warrants an additional class dedicated to exploring the wide range of Italian dishes.
As the name implies, quick and easy dishes designed to warm you up during the colder months.
This cooking class explores African dishes from the Cape to Cairo, evidencing the continent’s diverse array of culinary traditions.
Dishes that bring to mind the sunny beaches of Seychelles and Mauritius, inspired by chef Anthony’s Mauritian heritage, as well as his experience working in Seychelles.
The Kokkedoor Special Edition
Dishes inspired by episodes of the Kokkedoor TV Show on Kyknet.