Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

Information & bookings (076) 236-2345  sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Hi all

Another month end, and some more delicious cooking classes on offer from Wickedfood Cooking School.  For the next few weeks our culinary tour of the world takes you to India, France and Italy as well as teaching skills  in baking, pasta making,  and quick and easy everyday meals.

On the corporate team building side we’ve just launched a new and exciting  class, Wickedfood Master Cook. Think Master Chef with a fun twist. We supply an identical mystery basket of ingredients and recipes to each team and they then need to incorporate them in a 3-course meal with side dishes, in a set time frame. Contact the school for more details.

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If you have any food-related questions, or a dish that you just can’t get right or even a certain recipe that you are looking for, but just can’t seem to find, then contact us and we will do our best to answer it as soon as possible. Click Here for more information. Hope to hear from you soon.

Wickedfood Cooking School news

The Cooking class programmes for  February and March are up on the internet, and bookings are now open. Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 giving everyone hands-on experience and keeping the cooking class small enough for maximum learning. These cooking classes are conducted by our senior instructors who have extensive experience in the food industry and share a variety of additional cooking tips throughout the cooking class.

  • Sunday 03 March at 4pm –Easy Entertaining Indian style (R430pp). Indian food is a diverse and extraordinary one, reflecting a complex layering of cultures through history and based on religious beliefs, geography, climate and availability of ingredients. India’s range of cuisine can amaze even a connoisseur. Different regions in India offer their own specialities with their very own taste, subtlety and aroma. The exotic tastes, hues and textures of Indian food have ensured a steady growth in popularity in the West. Join us in discovering these incredible dishes in our Indian cooking class. Authentic Indian dishes including bhel puri, lamb korma, potato and cauliflower curry, chicken pulao and cheese balls in syrup.
  • Monday 04 March at 6pm –30 Minute meals (R430pp). Trying to juggle work and home commitments can be tough in this day and age, and the statement of ‘who has time to cook these days’ is on the increase. In this ‘30 Minute meals’ cooking class we show participants how to produce quick and easy 30-minute meals that are delicious and well balanced. Dishes include; vegetarian stir-fry, red chicken curry, pepper steak, sun-dried tomato pesto, fish with almonds, and pizza.
  • Monday 11 March at 6pm –Classic French cooking (R430pp). The French have an ongoing love affair with food, and in this French cooking class we teach home gourmets and enthusiasts alike how to create these wonderful foods with our introduction to classic French cuisine which includes cheese soufflé, potato and leek soup, coq au vin, potato gratin, and tarte tatin.

  • Sunday 17 March at 4pm  – Desserts and cakes  – The basics (R430pp). Dessert making holds a certain mystique and is often associated with disastrous stories. Unlike most areas of cooking where just a basic knowledge of food science is sufficient, dessert making requires a broader understanding of food chemistry and how and why dessert recipes work. Successful dessert making requires precision, patience, and strong attention span. Join us in our desserts and cakes cooking class, for an introduction into baking. Including grilled fruit, baked fruit pudding, hot milk sponge cake, chocolate cake and icing ideas.

  • Monday 18 March at 6pm –Making pasta, basic shapes and sauces (R430pp). Making pasta is really easy, and fresh pasta tastes better too. Learn the secrets to making pasta from scratch in this pasta cooking class. Dishes include, farfalle with chicken and cherry tomatoes, salad Florentine, gorgonzola cream sauce, cheese and tomato filled cannelloni, and delicious sweet noodle cake

Cookbook of the week

The Food of Morocco


This book  captures the true essence of Moroccan cuisine, from spices, salads, soups and breads, to complex couscous, lamb, chicken and seafood dishes, as well as some mouthwatering desserts.  A true testament to one of the great cuisines of the world. …. Click here to read more.

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Food quote of the week

Watermelon –it’s a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.” – Enrico Caruso

Recipe of the week

Moroccan Slow Roasted Lamb


A leg  or shoulder of lamb very slowly roasted in the oven until the meat is tender enough to pull off the bone. Traditionally the meat is eaten by hand with salt and cumin for dipping.

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Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built Johannesburg cooking studio. Cookery classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – teambuilding cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference. Our cooking lessons 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 and team building cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients. We’ve just launched a new and exciting  class, Wickedfood Master Cook. Think Master Chef with a fun twist.