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Sub-tropical and steamy! That’s Durban. Right? The home of all things hot and curried! That’s how some would view it since even the humble banana is curried there and salads can be spicy. Well, that’s partially true. There is also a cooler, more varied and elegant side to be found in cooking classes in Durban. You will not only sample curried bananas, bunny chows and some of the best curries found anywhere on the planet, but you will also encounter scrumptious cuisine from almost every corner of the globe that will have you smacking your lips in delicious anticipation. Of course, there are fast food joints anywhere, but what we’re talking about here are restaurants, coffee shops and bistros that dish up mouth-watering options that will have you wanting to be back the very next day.
The fare on offer ranges from cappuccinos and lattes to fine wine accompanying a three-, four- or five course meal. You can enjoy vegan pizza, a Galinha (Brazilian) salad or hummus, falafel and souvlaki. You can feast on Portuguese chicken and seafood such as prawns, calamari, langoustines and tuna steak. Or you could settle for Salmon Benedict. The list of food offerings in Durbs is actually almost endless.
So, with that out of the way, let’s consider cooking classes in Durban.
Ask 20 people why they would like to take cooking lessons, and you’ll end up with at least 20 different reasons. However, it is an indisputable fact that the whole idea of cooking for yourself, family and friends is fast becoming a very popular activity. Many people are becoming very health conscious and are seeking more wholesome options in terms of what they eat and drink. Health and weight maintenance are things that many people take very seriously at a time when lifestyle diseases - diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure - are affecting people at far younger ages than ever before. So, to start taking greater care of themselves and their young families, many parents are into finding wholesome meals and treats for their children to snack on.
Let’s start exploring cooking classes Durban on the Internet.
Let’s start right at home. Super Nannies offers, besides child-care courses, cooking courses to upskill domestic workers and give them greater confidence in the kitchen. The lessons are fun and informal without any exams, which may contain trick questions. Classes are no larger than eight and, for anyone who cannot make them during the week, private classes are offered over weekends. The small classes allow learners ample opportunities to practise, ask questions and make notes. The group also has a Whatsapp group where participants can support one another outside of the classes.
Participants leave the course with a set of detailed notes and recipes as well as a course-completion certificate. Additionally, they are provided with a list of all the ingredients required for various meals and plans for a full month of meals. Aspects covered by the course include Hygiene in the Kitchen, Measuring, Food Storing and Kitchen Management. This is a wonderfully empowering course!
Your Google search cooking classes Durban will additionally bring up, as the first three options, the Hospitality Training Group (HTG), The Fusion Cooking School and the Christina Martin Culinary Arts Centre. Gecko Culinary Adventures and Cooking Cooks are two other options that come highly recommended.
HTG, established in 2006, was established to meet the growing need to upskill young South Africans and ready them for the market-place. Their aim is to provide students with cooking skills which will lead to the provision of top-quality food offerings.
The Fusion Cooking School, established in 2002, has two campuses, one in Musgrave and another in Westville. It has long been affiliated to the SA Chefs Association (SACA) and is accredited with City & Guilds of London and also enjoys recognition by the Department of Higher Education. Your training here would, thus, be internationally recognised and will expose you to a number of industry placements during your term of study.
Christina Martin, after whom a world-famous culinary arts centre is named, cooked for presidents and royalty alike. She started the first independent privately-run chef school in South Africa which has produced chefs sought the world over. The school is famous for its year-long chef’s course which is quite intensive and leads to a diploma which is perfect for anyone wishing to build a career in professional cooking.
Gecko Culinary Adventures offers a number of “how to” courses. These include bread-making, a great skill to have when one considers how much the quality of store-bought bread has deteriorated in recent years. Further courses include pizza and pasta making, where, in an interactive lesson, you will make more than one variety as well as aromatic Italian sauces.
So, in a city like Durban, there are far more options available in terms of culinary classes than one would normally assume. It, therefore, would do you good to explore the various possibilities and see what suits your taste buds. Superprof is one option you should consider.
The Superprof website will link you to no fewer than 19 tutors willing to provide cooking lessons in Durban, either at your home or theirs or online. You can engage with a tutor for a measly R80 per hour, with the average fee being a low R157 per hour. An added bonus is that the first lesson is free. this would allow you to ascertain which tutor suits your taste. You’ll be able to judge whether you like their approach and be able to gauge how well he or she is set up and raring to go (with cooking lessons)!
All in all, this puts you in a great position to decide which tutor to select and which route to follow when it comes to pursuing your new-found passion. Being able to cook well can help you create wonderfully, healthy meals for your family and friends. Alternately, it can launch a satisfying professional career that could see you plying your trade in New York, London or Paris. The world will really be your oyster!
In Durban, the average cost of a one-hour cooking lesson is R147. cooking instructors' rates will differ depending on:
Over 90% of our teachers offer the 1st hour of the lesson free.
24 teachers are available to give cooking classes in Durban and surrounds.
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On Superprof, you can learn cooking online with a private tutor. Whether you need help learning the basics, wish to experiment with different cuisines, need tips on healthy meal preparation or are looking to impress the guests at your next dinner party, our cooking teachers can help you.
Many of the cooking teachers on Superprof offer cooking lessons online and most of them give their first lessons free!
To find the available online cooking lessons, just enter your subject criteria into the search engine and select the webcam filter to see the available teachers who are currently offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via webcam offer many benefits. You can plan your classes to fit around your schedule and online lessons are often less expensive as the cooking teacher does not need to travel.
From a sample of 2 ratings, students rated their cooking instructors an average of 5,0 out of 5.
In case of a complication with your class, a customer service manager from the Superprof team will be on hand to find a solution (via telephone or mail from Monday - Friday).
Learning to cook is a favourite pastime for many people and offers a number of benefits. Not only is cooking a fun pastime but it can also be a useful skill to have.
Having a beginner level knowledge of cooking can allow you to create tasty and healthy meals.
If you enjoy hosting guests, why not take a cooking lesson and learn a new dish to impress your friends with?
Learning to cook can also help you to save money as cooking for yourself is less expensive than eating out in restaurants.
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