Wickedfood® Cooking School is an educational facility, offering tuition in a wide range of culinary skills to the public and corporate world in a fun, safe environment. Classes (subject to a minimum of 12 people) run throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios, in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week. The venue is also available for corporate and private functions – birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference. Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients. Read more

Ideas for group, corporate and team building classes

Hearty Home Cooking

Class 1 (Code HHC 3/1) – (R5 350 per counter excluding VAT). Halaal friendly

•  Hummous – chickpea dip, a delicious snack or easy starter, served with crostinis or with flat breads.
•  Crostinis – ideal finger snacks, with dips.
•  Roast Chicken – How to make the perfect roast with little fuss.
•  Roasted potatoes – an easy accompaniment to roast meats.
•  Sweet carrots – with parsley, always a crowd pleaser.
•  Garden salad – fresh and healthy, make in minutes.
•  Lemon mousse – a delicious end to any meal, ideal to make in advance.

Enquire this group class

Class 2 (Code HHC 3/2) – (R5 770 per counter excluding VAT).

•  Hummous – chickpea dip, served with crostinis or with flat breads.
•  Crostinis – ideal finger snacks, with dips.
•  Carrot, cumin and coriander soup – served hot or chilled, with sour cream.
•  Roast beef sirloin – with a mustard cream gravy.
•  Roasted tomatoes – perfect accompaniment to roasts.
•  Mashed potatoes – with a sophisticated twist, quick and easy.
•  Chocolate pots – made in advance, easy to prepare, everybody’s favourite.

Enquire this group class

Class 1 (code It 3/1) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT) Halaal friendly (excluding desert).

•  Melanzane with mozzarella – grilled eggplant, topped with mozzarella and tomato.
•  Zuppa Di Verdure – a classic Italian vegetable soup with a delicate taste.
•  Braised chicken with mushrooms – a classic dish for chicken pieces.
•  Wet polenta – with butter and cheese, the classic way of serving polenta.
•  Bean salad – ideal summer dish with poultry or fish.
•  Tiramisu – A Tuscan chilled trifle, with custard, espresso, mascarpone and biscuits. 

Enquire this group class

Class 2 (code It 3/2) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT) – Halaal friendly.

•  Tuna crostinis – a delicious snack, with tuna and white beans.
•  Cauliflower frittata – ideal with both cauliflower and broccoli.
•  Devilled chicken – a famous Florentine speciality, butterflied, marinated and cooked on an open fire, or fast roasted.
•  Eggplant and pepper stew – delicious as an accompaniment to grilled meats and fish.
•  Potatoes with Lemon – based on a recipe from River Café in London, great with fried meats and roasts.
•  Individual rice puddings – delicious rice cakes served with fruit purée.

Enquire this group class

Class 1 (code Fr 3/1) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT– Maximum 3 counters). Halaal friendly.

•  Chicken liver pâté – a smooth creamy blend of liver and cream, an ideal starter with melba toast.
•  Potato and leek soup – with a potato, leek and onion base.
•  Coq au vin – chicken braised in red wine with baby onions and mushrooms.
•  Potato gratin – sliced potatoes baked with cream.
•  Green peas – with braised baby onions.
•  Crème caramel – a classic family dessert with a caramel sauce.

Enquire this group class

Class 1 (code Spn 3/1) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT) Halaal friendly.

•  Garlic mushrooms – with a coriander, garlic dressing.
•  Tortilla Española – the popular Spanish frittata, with potato, light and crusty.
•  Gazpacho – made with sweet, ripe tomatoes, bursting with flavour.
•  Chicken in an almond sauce – Arab-inspired, with almonds and fried breadcrumbs.
•  Poor mans’ potatoes – a classic Spanish dish, with peppers.
•  Spanish salad – originating from the Moors, with a vinaigrette dressing.
•  Orange and almond tart – popular in southern Spain.

Enquire this group class

Class 1 (code Port 3/1) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT – maximum 3 counters) – Halaal friendly

•  Chicken livers – with a spicy peri-peri sauce, a delicious starter.
•  Caldo verde – the most popular Portuguese vegetable soup, made with kale.
•  Chicken peri-peri – marinated whole chickens in a home-made peri-peri sauce, and roasted.
•  Portuguese salad – combination of grilled peppers and tomatoes, with cucumber, dressed with oil and vinegar.
•  Bay leaf potatoes – one of the most popular side dishes in Portugal, perfect with roasts and poultry.
•  Crème caramel – the Portuguese way, in a ring mould.

Enquire this group class

Class 1 (code Greek 3/1) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT).

•  Tzatziki – cucumber and yoghurt dip.
•  Cannellini bean soup – one of Greeks national dishes, a hearty vegetarian soup.
•  Moussaka – two classic ingredients, minced meat and aubergine, combined.
•  Savoury rice – popular throughout the Eastern Mediterranean for special occasions.
•  Greek salad – with tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta cheese.
•  Baklava – layered pastry with nuts and syrup.

Enquire this group class
Middle Eastern

Class 1 (code ME 3/1) – (R 5 350 per counter excluding VAT) – Halaal friendly

•  Baba ghanoush – aubergine dip, favourite throughout the Middle East.
•  Hummous – a dip found on most mezza tables throughout the Middle East.
•  H’reesy – a classic Lebanese dish of creamed chicken and wheat.
•  Bean stew – French beans with tomato and onion sauce.
•  Lebanese rice – rice mixed with vermicelli, delicious with stews.
•  Tabbouleh salad – delicious buffet summer salad made with parsley and burghul.
•  Baklava – layered pastry with nuts and syrup.

Enquire this group class

Class 1 (code Thai 3/1) – (R 5 660 per counter excluding VAT) Halaal friendly (excluding beef salad)

•  Fresh springrolls – filled with crunchy vegetables and served with a Thai dipping sauce.
•  Tofu and tomato soup – a fragrant mix of fresh vegetables, complementing the tofu.
•  Green Thai chicken curry – the classic authentic Thai curry, full of fragrance and flavour.
•  Thai beef salad – spicy, sweet & sour, popular in restaurants throughout Thailand.
•  Stir-fried noodles – dry fried, one of Thailand’s best known noodle dishes.
•  Thai cooked rice – basic staple with all Thai meals.
•  Black rice with coconut – sweet rice and coconut pudding with a delicious nutty flavour.

Enquire this group class

Class 2 (code Thai 3/2) – (R 5 770 per counter excluding VAT) Halaal friendly (excluding beef curry)

•  Fish cakes – favourite street food, perfect with a cucumber salad, and ideal starter.
•  Cucumber salad – an ideal accompaniment to fish cakes and barbecued meats of the north.
•  Tom Kha Gai – Chicken and coconut milk soup, a quick meal in a bowl.
•  Stir-fried beef curry – with a thick rich coconut cream sauce.
•  Tofu salad with vegetables – an ideal cooked vegetarian salad.
•  Thai-fried rice – Thailand’s answer to fast food, prepared with cooked rice and egg.
•  Sago pudding – ideal cooling pudding after a fiery curry.

Enquire this group class


Flavours of Vietnam

Class 1 (code SEA 3/2) – (R 5 350 per counter excluding VAT) Halaal friendly

•  Fresh springrolls – a classic snack, springrolls wrapped in lettuce leaves and served with herbs.
•  Vietnamese salad platter – an integral part of most meals, often used as wraps.
•  Pickled carrot salad – a versatile fresh salad, delicious as part of a Vietnamese salad platter.
•  Tofu, tomato and chive soup – a clear broth, versatile, ideal to complement of the dishes.
•  Caramel chicken – one of Vietnam’s great dishes, sweet and spicy braised chicken pieces.
•  River rice – cooked rice flavoured with lemongrass, shrimp and shallot paste.
•  Coconut crème caramel – originally French, but now a firm favourite with a delicate coconut flavour.

Enquire this group class

Class 1 (code Ind 3/1) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT). Halaal friendly

•  Potato patties – popular street food, with chutney.
•  Kashmir chicken – a mild dish combining spice nuts and yoghurt, very rich.
•  Dahl – lentil stew popular throughout India.
•  Shredded greens – quick dish ideal for any curry meal.
•  Tomato and onion salad – found on most Indian and Pakistani dinner tables.
•  Basmati rice – basic staple with most Indian meals.
•  Sago pudding – a good hot weather cooling dessert.

Enquire this group class
South African

Class 1 – A taste of tradition (code – SA Trad 3/1) – (R 5 660 per counter excluding VAT – maximum 3 counters).

A blend of South Africa’s best known dishes, reflecting the diversity of the various ethnic groups, and also showcasing the crossover of flavours between the various traditions. Halaal friendly

•  Samoosas – popular amongst both Cape Malay and Indians as a festive 3-sided pastry snack.
•  Spicy lentil soup – originating from India, this dish has become a fresh shebeen winter warmer.
•  Tomato bredie – with a slight sour taste, made with chicken, beef or lamb, variants of the dish are found
amongst the  Cape Malays and in the shebeens around the country.
•  Chakalaka – a vegetable stew with varying degrees of chilli, popular as a cheap street food with pap.
•  Pap and spinach – a stiff porridge, the spinach adding both texture and flavour.
•  Milk tart – a popular baked milk custard pie, with a strong cinnamon flavour.

Enquire this group class

Please none of these classes are vegetarian and/or halaal friendly

Class 1 (code Mex. 3/1) – (R5 660 per counter excluding VAT).

•  Burritas – flour tortillas filled with shredded dried beef, with a slight biltongy flavour.
•  Guacamole – an avocado pear dip with onion, chillies and tomato, with tacos.
•  Salsa Mexicana – a salsa served with nearly every dish.
•  Tortilla soup – a classic Mexican soup combining chilli, tomato, avo and tortillas.
•  Chicken with a poblano mole sauce – legendary dish with a chocolate, chilli sauce.
•  Mexican-styled rice – referred to as a dry soup, rice with tomatoes, onion and chillies.
•  Tequila mousse – popular dessert with a strong tequila flavour.

Enquire this group class

Class 2 (code Mex. 3/2) – (R5 890 per counter excluding VAT). Quick and easy salsas, dips and fillings, for nachos, tostadas and tortillas, perfect for al fresco dining.

•  Chilli strips with cheese – a delicious chilli, cheese and onion filling for tacos and tortillas.
•  Chicken tostadas – shredded chicken with refried beans and feta, on tortillas.
•  Refried beans – a must on shredded chicken.
•  Salsa Mexicana – a salsa served with nearly every dish.
•  Picadillo – meaning finely minced beef, with onions, tomatoes, raisins and almonds.
•  Green salsa with avo – a hot avo salsa with chillies.
•  Mushroom salsa – with jalapeño peppers ideal for vegetarians.
•  Rice pudding – Mexico’s favourite pudding in most restaurants, served hot or cold.

Enquire this group class
Cooking with Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Bill Granger

Based on the Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Bill Granger cookbooks. With enough notice (±3 weeks) we are also able to get individual copies of the relevant books for each participant, price dependent on book.

The naked chef (code – JONC 3/1) – (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT – maximum 3 counters) – Halaal friendly

•  Fresh tomato and sweet chilli soup – with basil and olive oil, fiery refreshing cold soup.
•  Pasta with mushrooms – ideal with different mushrooms and handmade pasta.
•  Perfect roast chicken – with fresh herbs and roast potatoes.
•  Braised cabbage with bacon and peas – a delicious lift for cabbage.
•  Pear and walnut salad – with rocket and parmesan cheese.
•  Fruit crumble – quick and easy, ideal with any fruit.

Enquire this group class

Gordon Ramsay – Cooking for Friends (code – GRCFF 3/2) (R 5 550 per counter excluding VAT). This class is based on the Gordon Ramsey book. Love him or hate him, he certainly knows his food.  In this book, we see a very different side of him, more relaxed, cooking some best-loved versions of classic British dishes.

•  Shropshire Summer soup – a smooth and creamy vegetable soup
•  Farfalle with bacon peas and sage – a simple yet delicious quick to make pasta dish
•  Braised chicken thighs – with peas and onions, a French classic
•  Chorizo, mixed pepper and mint couscous – a great accompaniment to most dishes, with lots of colour.
•  Spicy cauliflower stir-fry – with distinct Indians flavours, perfect with an Indian meal, fried fish or chicken
•  Pear and frangipane tart – beautiful tart quick and easy to make, served warm or at room temperature.

Enquire this group class

Bill’s food (code – BillF 3/3) – (R 5 660 per counter excluding VAT) – Halaal friendly.

•  Potato cakes – with smoked salmon and mustard dressing, also good for breakfast.
•  Mushroom soup – thick, full of flavour and easy to prepare.
•  Cannelloni – ricotta filled with a fresh tomato sauce.
•  Glazed honey and soy chicken – on a cucumber salad with a sweet chilli sauce.
•  Spicy roast pumpkin salad – with feta and olives on a bed of spinach.
•  Chocolate pudding – deliciously decadent, and self-saucing.

Enquire this group class

Vegetarian Class – (R 5 660 per counter excluding VAT) Halaal friendly

•  Courgette and fetta fritters – served with a yoghurt sauce.
•  Butternut soup – with mango chutney and coriander pesto visually stunning, yet quick.
•  Thai green vegetable curry – with mixed root vegetables
•  Falafel burgers – with a yoghurt sauce. Very Middle-Eastern.
•  Sweet potato chips – roasted in the oven served with coriander pesto.
•  Herb Rice – fragrant rice, infused with herbs and spices.
•  Fruit crumble – quick and easy, ideal with any fruit.

Enquire this group class