A PASSION FOR COOKING

Discover the joys of cooking, using the finest ingredients and learning the secrets of the culinary arts in a unique cooking experience.

Established in 2000, Stir Crazy Cooking School is the oldest and most respected short course cooking schools in Cape Town, and the only cooking school that offers authentic ‘hands-on’ short course cooking school in Cape Town. We offer a wide variety of short cooking courses that are ideal for anyone interested in learning a new cooking skill or style, or for those who merely want to come and enjoy an evening out with friends.

All classes are taught by professional chefs who have either been in the restaurant trade or whom have owned their own restaurants. Each chef is a specialist in their own particular culinary skill and they’ll impart their knowledge, experience and stories with you during classes.

We offer the following cooking experiences:

  • South African Cooking Safari (hands-on) or South African Braai Experiences for International visitors
  • Corporate “Masterchef-style” team-building events tailored to your requirements
  • Hands-on cooking classes for most types of cuisine
  • Once-a-month pop-up dinners to celebrate great food
  • A variety of weekly hands-on cooking classes to learn interesting new culinary skills and flavours
  • Short Course training sessions where you learn new culinary skills
  • Private functions, year-end events and special occasions
  • Product launches, recipe testing, kitchen hire and location services
  • Superyacht galley chefs seeking an easy access point to start a life travelling the world
  • A beautiful venue overlooking Hout Bay valley for special occasion functions and parties

You’re always in good hands

Some of our classes are demonstration classes, but most classes and short courses are fully hands-on cooking classes so you can really get involved in creating our delicious recipes.  Participants get involved in preparing delicious course recipes which are then shared around a dinner table afterward, so you get to sample everything prepared during the class.

Our classes are relaxed, informative and interactive making your experience with Stir Crazy truly memorable. Participants are welcome to get fully involved, dip in and out or even just watch everyone else prepare the recipes on the evening and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner afterward