Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School

 For more information, or to book:

(076) 236-2345 cilla@wickedfood.co.za

(See Terms & Conditions  – minimum charge 8 participants, max 24)

Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School is the ideal venue for exclusive end-of-year food related functions. For over 20 years Wickedfood Cooking School has been tailor-making food-related functions and corporate team building events for our clients, with an emphasis on cooking class programmes that work seamlessly to ensure maximum enjoyment for all participants. 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.

Cooking classes are a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to socialise – Click here to see how much fun these classes are. For corporate groups these cooking classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients. At the cooking school we also have a retail section where we have many handmade food products, made by our trainees from farm-grown fruit and vegetables, and Wickedfood aprons available as corporate gifts and prizes.

Regarding COVID-19 protocols, prior to the class, please ensure that all participants are familiar with the current regulations and that they fully comply with these protocols while they are at Wickedfood Earth, both for their own and our staff’s safety. Any participants disregarding these protocols will result in us immediately terminating the event and requesting the group to leave for our staff’s protection.

End-of-year Group Menu Ideas

Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School has developed 2 exciting and very different end-of-year cooking class options exclusively for groups and team building. Once all the food is cooked, participants are able to sit down and enjoy the food prepared, a great way for staff interaction. Book early to avoid disappointment, as dates towards the end of the year are already filling up fast. (Subject to our general terms and conditions.)

For these two menus the Cooking School can accommodate up to 40 people (max 24 while COVID-19 protocols are still in place) in a maximum of 2 teams of between 7 and 12 people per team, each cooking the same 6 dishes for ether of the two menus below. An added advantage is that due to the nature of our hands-on cooking classes, participants never feel threatened or moved outside their comfort zone, while having a lot of fun. Every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes.

Informal Festive Chicken Banquet

R6 390 ex VAT for up to 8 people (R795 for each additional person). Halaal friendly except dessert.

  • Fresh tomato and red pepper soup – spicy, festive, cold soup, making the best of summer’s bounty.
  • Orange glazed chickens – roasted in a kettle braai, with a soy orange glaze.
  • Ultimate potato salad – the perfect accompaniment to braaied meats for festive entertaining.
  • Vegetarian pie – mushroom pie, with a cheese soufflé topping.
  • Waldorf salad –  a classic salad of apple, celery and pecan nuts, dressed with a light mayonnaise.
  • Christmas pudding – traditional puddings, a quick microwave version, and a classic brandy cream sauce or Tiramisu – An Italian chilled trifle, with custard, espresso, mascarpone and biscuits.

Festive Feast with Roast Beef 

R6 960 for up to 8 people (R870 for each additional person, Maximum 24 people – not Halaal friendly)

  • Chicken liver pâté – with melba toast, perfect cold starter for elegant entertaining.
  • Roasted sirloin – cooked on the kettle braai, with a mushroom, port and mustard cream sauce.
  • Potato cakes – great alternative to roast potatoes as an accompaniment to meat roasts.
  • Vegetarian pie – mushroom pie, with a cheese soufflé topping.
  • Waldorf salad – a classic salad of apple, celery and pecan nuts, dressed with a light mayonnaise.
  • Christmas pudding – traditional puddings, quick microwave version, and a classic brandy cream sauce or Tiramisu – An Italian chilled trifle, with custard, espresso, mascarpone and biscuits.

Forest Picnics 

From 10 to 40 people – starting at R295pp. Due to the present Covid-19 Pandemic, we have developed a unique & safe outdoor environment for a special day out in the country. We now offer hearty picnics where we package a selection of ±10 easy-to-eat mezze dishes as take-away picnic hampers, together with a quarter grilled chicken and potato salad per person, to be enjoyed at special clearings in our indigenous forest. All food is pre-prepared following strict health protocols as laid out in the regulations. We use the very best locally grown, seasonal produce. Just bring your own drinks, eating utensils and glasses in a picnic basket. We even provide sanitized chairs and tables (at an additional R50pp we can supply crockery, cutlery and glasses, in the unlikely event of rain we have ample covered seating surrounding our vegetable gardens). More….

We also have a selection of other menu options available from our Foods of the World Menu – contact the booking office for more options.

 

Half day programme

Our cooking classes run for up to 4 hours which give plenty of kitchen time as well as enough time after the cooking for a leisurely meal. We have found that the following 4-hour format is the most successful:

  • 9:30 to 10:00 – Arrive. Tea and coffee (snack platters can be arranged, contact booking office for pricing);
  • 10:00 – Cooking starts:
    • Introduction to Wickedfood Earth and our gardens;
    • Overview of the menu to be cooked;
    • Preparation and cooking.
  • ±12:30 – sit down and enjoy the meal that you have prepared together (as we are not licensed, you are welcome to bring your own wine, beers and ciders and ice, to enjoy with the meal);
  • 14:00 – depart.

Full day programme

You are also welcome to hire the facilities to do a presentation, training, networking etc. after a cooking class (or prior to). You would then have the use of the facilities for up to 8 hours, from 8:30 to 16:30, starting at R950pp, which would include the Informal festive chicken banquet cooking class Apart from the cooking class you are also welcome to use:

  • The outside covered verandah which can seat up to 40;
  • A separate meeting room seating up to 40 people theatre style or 15 people around tables;
  • Outside breakaway areas;
  • Our glasses and drinks baths – we are not licensed, and you are welcome to bring your own beers, wines and soft drinks, and ice.

Should you wish to do a function in the morning, prior to the cooking class, we are able to offer a variety of snack/light meal options, before the group starts cooking – contact the booking office for details.

 For more information, or to book:

(076) 236-2345 cilla@wickedfood.co.za