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Find Cooking Lessons in Pietermaritzburg

There are so many different reasons why you should contemplate searching for cooking classes near me if you are in the wonderful city of Pietermaritzburg. First of all, you may simply desire to find your way around a professional kitchen!

Of course, knowing how to cook pasta or fry an egg is great, but there’s nothing too extraordinary or thrilling about it. Many Pietermaritzburg students, mainly men, we’ve noticed, make do with those basic skills for extended periods. However, after a while, metropolitans that they are, there’s usually a real need to move on to bigger and better things. And this is just the moment to find a more formal cooking class!

If your enthusiasm is a bit less practical, and geared more towards discovery, you’re certainly not alone. As a general rule, a taste for haute cuisine is characteristic of a spirit for enquiry! 

Of course, there are many ways to tackle your desire to become a foodie, it all depends on whether you simply want to extend your general repertoire to impress family and friends, or whether you want to become the next Heston Blumenthal. In Pietermaritzburg, the whole range is available, simply start with a search for cooking classes near me

If a recognised certification or qualification is important to you, there are diplomas, certificates and even university programmes to choose from. However, if you are simply wanting to perfect some of South Africa’s most popular dishes because you have a passion for food, here are some of the things you could expect to find in a typical cooking class in Pietermaritzburg!   

Popular South African Dishes

South Africans are well-known for their hospitality, and we are even more famous for our enthusiastic interpretation of informal entertaining. This is definitely evident in some of South Africa’s most well-loved, and even world-famous dishes. You could expect that many of these will crop up in your cooking lessons.

Traditional Boerewors

If you’re going to the effort to search cooking classes near me, then consider one where you can be shown how to make your own traditional boerewors – this is unquestionably something which will amaze everyone at your next family braai.    

Pap with Chakalaka

On the theme of braais (South Africa’s off the record national pastime), Chakalaka and pap is one of the successful side dishes that can take even the simplest menu into something that friends whether local or from afar will never forget. Most cooking class near me searches are likely to offer fantastic tricks that will help you to get your pap’s consistency just right, and also help you to make Chakalaka using just the right combination of tomato, onion, spices, peppers and beans.   

Delicious Cape Malay Curry

Another local favourite is surely South Africa’s Cape Malay curry. When suitably prepared, using the correct ratios of spices to provide it fragrant flavour, it is undoubtedly, a dish that will not let you down. 

Bunny Chow for Fun Times

This simple and fun meal, which involves spicy mince served in unusual bowls of hollowed-out bread, is so loved that it has even made its way onto the menus of some of London’s most popular food market menus. It is a great choice for a picnic or an informal lunch around the pool.

Everyone Loves Bobotie

If like many other locals, you do not know how to make a delightful Bobotie, this is an option that you could definitely achieve in cooking lessons. Not unlike the Cape Malay curry, this dish dates back to when European settlers brought South East Asian slaves to South Africa. Using a special mixture of fragrant herbs, spices, dried fruit, and curry, this ground beef favourite is oven-baked in a blend of egg and milk.  

Famous Milk tart

If you like to whip up something sweet and traditional from time to time, Milk Tart is almost an unfailing success. It is such a favourite that it is even celebrated around the globe as a South African winner of tea time indulgences. If you are yet to perfect this creamy and smooth tart of egg, milk, sugar and flour that is folded into a light pastry base, you are sure to find this demonstrated in one of your local cooking lessons. 

So, regardless of whether you are simply cooking for family duty, passionate pastime or because you are considering a vocation in the world of gastronomy, basic cooking lessons are a good place to start. 

And if you’re more serious about your culinary skills and are interested in joining a formal cooking school near Pietermaritzburg, make sure that you check out Jackie Cameron School of Food and Wine in nearby Hilton which boasts international recognition and 100% job placement.

You could even turn your cooking classes into private social gatherings by finding a private cooking tutor for a group of friends who are interested in similar styles of cuisine that you are!  

Superprof cooking tutors in Pietermaritzburg averaging R148 per lesson, you could potentially invest in your own, private tutor and learn the exact recipes on your personalised bucket list.

This could be at a time and place that suits you. Not only that, most Superprof tutors offer their first lesson free, allowing you to establish whether you connect with a teacher’s style or not.     

What to Expect from Basic Cooking Lessons

When learning the fundamentals of cooking, there are some methods that should be mastered in a basic cooking class. These are techniques that even famous chefs would carry on using daily.

  • Searing and browning: seal in delicious flavours and create caramelised coatings.
  • Cut and dice like a pro: great cooking lessons will help you to master your knives.
  • Bread crumbing: a technique to elevate any meal.
  • Tempering: perfect the art of merging ingredients of differing temperatures.
  • Folding: combine ingredients of varying concentrations like a pro.
  • Pan sauces: learn this sauce-making technique to make the most of leftover pieces from the bottom of your pan.
  • The flawless roux: know how to make the base for most sauces through the perfect combination of flour and butter.   

If this sounds entertaining, you can also eagerly anticipate becoming acquainted with key kitchen equipment and other fundamentals like presentation, sauce-making and grilling.

By using a private cooking tutor, you can focus on your preferred style of cooking. Whether that is pastry-making, banting or vegetarian.  


💸 How much will I pay for cooking tuition per hour in Pietermaritzburg and surrounds?

In Pietermaritzburg, the average cost of private cooking courses is R152. Rates will differ depending on:

  • the experience of your instructor
  • the type of cooking class (basic cooking techniques, molecular gastronomy, haute cuisine ... )
  • where your lessons will be held (via webcam or an outside location)
  • the number of lessons and the duration of each class
  • your level of proficiency and
  • the goal of your lessons.

Over 90% of our instructors offer the 1st hour of the lesson free.


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👩‍🍳 How many private teachers give cooking courses in Pietermaritzburg?

11 private cooking instructors are available to give cooking lessons in Pietermaritzburg and surrounds.


You can refer to their tutoring profiles and choose the cooking instructor that suits your needs.


Choose your cooking course from our range of 11 instructors.

💻 Is it possible to take private cooking classes online?

On Superprof, you can learn cooking online with a private tutor. Whether you need to learn the basics of cooking, 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 our cooking teachers also offer private online tuition.


To find the available online cooking teachers, 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 Skype offer many advantages. 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.


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✒️ What is the average score given by students to cooking teachers in Pietermaritzburg?

Students scored their cooking instructors on average out of 5 from a sample of scores.


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🍳 Why should you take beginners cooking classes in Pietermaritzburg?

Learning to cook is a favourite pastime for many people and offers a number of benefits. Not only is cooking a relaxing pastime but it can also be a very useful skill to have.


Having a beginner level knowledge of cooking can help 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 family with?


Learning to cook can also help you to save money as cooking for yourself is less expensive than ordering take-aways.


Sign up for cooking classes and learn how to cook your favourite dishes with the help of a competent private teacher. Exchange with your instructor via our secure platform to organise your cooking classes.


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