Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School

Located on a sustainable working farm, following organic farming philosophies, just 70km from Fourways, close to both Johannesburg and Pretoria, in the Magalies Valley, between Magaliesburg and Hartebeespoort

For more information, or to book:

(076) 236-2345 cilla@wickedfood.co.za

(See Terms & Conditions  – minimum charge 10 participants, max 100)

Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School specializes in tailor-making food-related events for our corporate clients, with an emphasis on team building, relationship building and networking. We have over 18 years experience, with regards to running cooking classes that work seamlessly to ensure maximum enjoyment for all participants. At our cooking classes not only do you get to learn new skills, but the group also gets to socialise – to see how much fun these cooking classes are, click here. 

Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School, is located on a sustainable working farm, following organic farming philosophies, just 70km from Fourways, close to both Johannesburg and Pretoria, in the Magalies Valley, between Magaliesburg and Hartebeespoort. Come relax with us in our internationally recognized food garden and purpose built 4-station teaching kitchen.

While at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School you have exclusive use of our facility ensuring privacy and the full attention of our trained staff. Due to the nature of our hands-on cooking classes, participants never feel threatened or moved outside their comfort zone. We have many handmade food products and aprons available as corporate gifts and prizes.

Wickedfood Earth Farm & Country Cooking School is a proud member of Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance. The Alliance is an international network of chefs who are committed to promoting small-scale, locally produced “good, clean and fair” foods, safeguarding agricultural biodiversity at risk of extinction and giving visibility and the proper value to their supplying producers. Our philosophy at Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School is all about sustainable eating. It is our passion to teach participants in our cooking classes, food workshops and events about using the very best local, naturally grown, seasonal produce available from Wickedfood Earth Farm and surrounding small scale producers.

Some of our more popular themes:

  • South Africa Unite Cooking classes – starting at R5 950  for up to 10 people (from R595  for each additional person, up to 36 people, maximum 3 teams of 12 – see Terms). To celebrate the election of a new government and the dawn of a new, more positive future for the beautiful country we call home, Wickedfood Earth Farm & Country Cooking School has developed 3 diverse, delicious menus that celebrate our tasty heritage and the exciting diversity of the food we enjoy together. Each 6 dish, 3 course menu has been carefully put together to reflect the best we have to offer and to cater for different budgets.
  • Seasonal Sustainable food basket cooking – starting at R6 800 for up to 8 people (from R850  for each additional person, up to 12 people  – includes free-range certified chickens, other meat when available, at a surcharge, on request, see terms). This is a ±5 to 6 hour programme. You start off with our internationally recognised resident chef taking you for a tour of the gardens, talking about growing and using different seasonal vegetables, followed by a discussion about agricultural biodiversity and factory versus sustainable farming. Then, from a basket of the freshest seasonal produce from the Wickedfood Earth farm gardens and surrounding small scale farms, our chef works together with the group to develop a delicious 6-dish, 3 course menu from these ingredients, and cooks them. To end, you sit down and enjoy the food you have prepared together.

  • Mystery basket cook-offs – the most popular team building event, starting at R5 950  for up to 10 people (from R595  for each additional person, up to 36 people, maximum 3 teams of 12 – see Terms). Each team gets the same mystery basket containing meat, seasonal vegetables and fruit, and our specially developed seasonal recipe file with a selection of recipes pertaining to the supplied seasonal items. Each team works together to come up with a 6-dish menu, prepares it, and at the end, enjoys the meal they have cooked.
  • Foods of the world – starting at R5 950  for up to 10 people (from R595 for each additional person, up to 48 people, maximum 4 teams of 12 – see Terms). You divide the group into teams of between 8 and 12 people per team for this cooking class (see Terms). Each team receives the same ingredients to cook the same 6 dish 3 course menu at their own dedicated cooking station. We offer a choice of any one of our themes including Thai, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Mexican, Greek, Middle Eastern, Indian and African (please note not all menus are suitable for larger groups, please liaise with our booking office).

  • Street food party starting at R595pp (minimum 30 people, up to 80 people, up to 8 groups of 10 people per team – see Terms).  Fun interactive staff cooking class activity, team spirit, end-of-year function. You divide the group into teams of ±10 (dependent on the group size and theme). Each team is in charge of a food stall to:
    • prepare the dish from scratch at one of our fully fitted-out cooking stations;
    • cook enough portions of the dish for the whole group;
    • present a dish at their food stall, for the whole group to eat and enjoy at the end.

As Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School is located on a working farm, we have space to spread out. It is the ideal venue for larger groups and outdoor cooking. Themes include:

Asian Street Food Market,

Middle East mezze and

Mexican fiesta.

 For more information, or to book:

(076) 236-2345  cilla@wickedfood.co.za

(See Terms & Conditions  – minimum charge 10 participants, max 100)

Wickedfood Earth Farm Country cooking School is pleased to announce that we have joined forces with Oryx Desert Salt as our official supplier of salt. We believe that this is a superior salt to most of the other salts available as it is totally natural – no additives, no anti-clumping agents, and no preservatives. It is unrefined and unprocessed. Dried by the hot African desert sun from an underground brine lake, it takes only 4 weeks for the salt to crystalise.