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
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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.

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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.

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Italian

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. 

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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.

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French

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.

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Spanish

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.

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Portuguese

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.

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Greek

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.

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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.

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Thai

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.

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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.

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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.

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Indian

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.

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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.

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Mexican

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vegetarian

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.

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