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Intermediate Cooking Skills Course

Hout Bay

Activity Description

This 4-day course will run on:

7 – 10 May 2019 (13h30 – 17h00)
29, 31 May, 5, & 7 June 2019 (18h00 – 21h30)
2 – 5 July 2019 (13h30 – 17h00)
30 July – 2 August 2019 (18h00 – 21h30)

The course focuses on advanced tips and kitchen shortcuts, as well as recipes that challenge the use of knife skills, timing, presentation and balancing nutrition. Each day participants work with the chef to test and sample new flavors, ideas and get to work with unusual and out of the ordinary ingredients to prepare delicious meals. Each day progresses onto more challenging and interesting recipe combinations. Please note: Skill level for this course should be at least 5/10.

This course is aimed at foodies and cooks wanting to take their cooking skills to the next level.

Day 1:
Introduction and Advanced Knife Skills. Planning and coordinating meals. Cooking techniques and food preparation. All food types

· Open mushroom lasagne

· French onion soup

· Chicken thumbs in honey & soy

· Prawns wrapped in Kataifi with Soy and Lime Mayonnaise

· Beef Tataki

· Granadilla Ice cream with hand-made Tuilles

Day 2:
Working with meat types. Knife Skills – deboning, trimming, French cut, etc. Sauces and marinades. Preparation of recipes:

· Red Wine Jus

· Ostrich Fillet with Béarnaise Sauce, Parmesan Mash and Mushrooms

· Stuffed French Deboned Chicken Leg with Red Wine and Soya Reduction

· Fish Balls with Shredded Wonton Coating Dim Sum

· Pumpkin & Sage Tortellini

· Brandy Snaps

Day 3:
Working with seafood. Knife skills – Filleting and deboning fish. Cooking fish types. Sauces and marinades. Preparation of recipes:

· Grilled Linefish with Roasted Peppers

· Marinated Prawns with Champagne Beurre Blanc

· Grilled East Coast Sole with Steamed Veg and Sauce Verge

· Ceviche

· Mauritian Fish Curry

Day 4:

· Demonstrations and preparation of ad-hoc recipes (own creations).


Duration3 hours 30 minutes
WhenThis course is available all year round.
Where3 Woodcutters Grove Estate, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
WeatherThis courses are not weather dependent. Come rain or shine, the course will proceed.
What to WearWear something comfortable to cook in.
Things to BringYou don't need to bring anything extra with you to cook with.
Guests or SpectatorsWe do allow spectators to join, at 50% of the course price.


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelIntermediate

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll ingredients, professional chef to lead the course.
ExclusionsAny beverages.


We do not provide drinks. Please bring any beverages you may want.

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