Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School Food Experience

Half-day food workshop with lunch or dinner

To purchase a gift voucher on-line for a half-day experience, click here

From R750pp – a minimum of 4 people (2 people if staying over). 1 hands-on cooking workshop, all ingredients and lunch, or dinner if staying over (we reserve the right to allow additional people to join the class, making a total of 12 people maximum for the workshop).

Accommodation – R750pp, minimum 2 people for up to 2 nights, including breakfast, excluding workshop (based on 2 people sharing a room, R500 single room supplement).

….awesome day with Mike and Cilla. Great variety of recipes and home grown produce and really enjoyed getting the chance to taste everything….. – Kerry, Tripadvisor

Come join Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School for a relaxing half-day of pure food indulgence at our working organic farm, or enjoy a half-day cooking workshop while staying for a relaxing few days on Wickedfood Earth Farm. We’ll teach you to cook:

  • Country farm seasonal food, where you will get an insight into the farm’s workings. This cooking workshop specializes in produce-driven seasonal food, using ingredients from our internationally recognised food gardens, orchards and veld-raised animals;
  • Alternatively, choose one of our in-depth cuisine driven Foods of the World experiences. Together, in this hands-on master-class workshop, we will explore one of the different cooking styles from around the world, from Thai Street Market Food to the fresh healthy flavours of the Vietnamese kitchen; Chinese dim sum or more advance dishes for a spectacular Chinese banquet; North African spices, tagines, couscous and more; Food of Lebanon; Indian curries; Italian pasta-making or how to cook Italian country fare: the secrets of classic French food; the flavours of Mexico; or any other world cuisine.

At the end of the cooking class/workshop sit down and enjoy a 6 dish, 3-course menu that you prepared together.

Our cooking style at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School has its roots in Africa, with multi-ethnic world influences, showcasing the cultural cuisines of the various immigrants who settled and cooked in the area over the last 400-odd years. For the past 30 years, Mike has been sharing his food passion with visitors from around the world. As an award-winning photo journalist, renowned cook, part-time lecturer to student chefs and post graduate students, and food anthropologist, he has travelled extensively to explore food influences and cooking styles of different cultures. He has received many accolades over the years including Slow Food’s Food Heroes award for “development of rare breeds and education on sustainable food and farming.” In 2018 he was invited to become a member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, South Africa. In these series of workshops, Mike shares these experiences with you, as well as giving you his in-depth philosophy to humane sustainable food practises. All cooking classes and food workshops are hands-on in our custom-built teaching kitchen.

Programmes on offer

Click on the programme for a more detailed drop-down of what is offered:

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Other Experiences

South African, Cajun, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek or Turkish, we can tailor-make an experience especially for you. For further information on any of the food experiences we offer, as well as costings, please contact our offices – cilla@wickedfood.co.za

The programme

We are flexible on how we run these workshops and cooking classes and can tailor make a programme to fit your groups’ needs. From experience, however, we know that the programme below is well balanced, giving enough time in both the kitchen, as well as to relax, enjoy the farm life and of course delicious food. Please note some of the higher priced cooking workshops have more advanced skills and may take longer to prepare, therefore more suited to evening classes.

We suggest the following:

Arrive – ±9am or 3 pm for the evening workshop – tea, coffee and snacks);

  • ±10am or 3:30 pm – run through the menu and start the cooking workshop ;
  • ±1:30 pm or ±7pm – lunch or dinner.

Please note we are not licensed and you are welcome to bring your own drinks, including soft drinks. We supply glasses, ice, drinking water, teas and coffees.

Booking

To purchase a gift voucher on-line for a half-day experience, click here

Cilla 076 236-2345 cilla@wickedfood.co.za

Terms

By booking it is understood that these Terms and Conditions are understood and accepted by all participants and that the booking agent or organizer of the group has explained these Terms to all participants

  • Wickedfood Earth is a smoke-free area, with one designated area for smoking.
  • Experiences content may change from time to time. We supply all ingredients, extensive notes and the use of an apron to wear while cooking (we sell retail aprons @ R180 per apron).
  • As these are hands-on classes, we suggest that participants come comfortably dressed, preferably in jeans/shorts and a T-shirt, with flat gym shoes, as leather soles are inclined to slip.
  • We reserve the right to allow additional people to join the class, making a total of 12 for any workshop.
  • For drinks, we supply water, teas and coffees. We are not licensed.
  • As these experiences are very popular we would suggest that clients book at their earliest convenience. To confirm bookings we require a 50% non-refundable deposit within 3 days of booking, with the balance paid not later than 14 days prior to the event (experiences will not be run, and we reserve the right to re-sell the date if full fees are not received 14 days prior). Once bookings have been confirmed, no changes to the dates will be considered if these changes are made less than 14 days prior to the original date, and no refunds will be considered.
  • The object of the school is to teach cooking skills in a fun environment, and the emphasis is on hands-on cooking, having fun and socialising. To ensure that our instructors have control, we are unable to accommodate individuals who are rowdy and unruly as this inevitably leads to a breakdown of the event creating an unpleasant environment. We reserve the right to terminate the event prematurely should the group become too unruly and we will not consider any refunds. The booking agent or organizer of the group will be held liable for costs arising from damages caused to property and equipment due to negligence on the part of unruly students.
  • Although every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of participants, their belongings and their vehicles, Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School and its staff cannot be held responsible for any injuries or other mishaps that may occur while on the premises. By booking for an experience it is understood that these Terms and Conditions are understood, and accepted by all participants and that the booking agent or organizer of the group has explained these Terms and Conditions to all participants.