These days, we’re running head first into the age of processed everything. From the bread in our lunches to the mac and cheese we have for dinner, slowly but surely, the art of cooking is dying out. But don’t stress too much, we’ve compiled a convenient little list of the best places to take cooking classes. From homemade gnocchi to hand-rolled sushi, eat your heart out.
To chef, Angela of Taste-Buds, cooking is a form of therapy and a source of never-ending joy. The kitchen is situated in Sundowner, a stone’s throw away from Northgate Shopping Centre. Courses include cupcake making and authentic Chinese and Moroccan cuisine, to name a few.
In the heart of Sandton, lies one of the city’s best kept secrets. Susan Graig offers once-a-month inspirational courses, with a new theme every month. These courses have been designed to cater to people with a basic knowledge of food, who would like to improve their skills in the kitchen.
What list of food courses would be complete without the inclusion of a specialist programme? For the past 30 years, chef Katsuhiko Miyamoto, or Miya, has been cooking up authentic Japanese recipes in restaurants the city over. His vision is to share his skill and knowledge with all who care to listen. Besides, sushi is huge in Jozi and is a great way to impress friends and family.
Capsicum Culinary Studio
This studio is all about getting behind the science and design of food. With over six branches nationwide, Capsicum is becoming the go-to food school in the country. Fortunately, for the rest of us who can’t cook like the experts, the institution offers professional courses. If you want to whip up dishes in the same fashion Heston Blumenthal does, then Capsicum is worth a visit.