Team building cooking classes for corporate teams in Johannesburg
Try a new, engaging way to bring your team together.
How it works

Team building cooking classes: A new way to bond

Our corporate cooking classes are a delicious, interactive way for remote teams to bond together in Johannesburg.

We’ve worked with finance, mining, media, and energy companies, and our classes are perfect for team leaders and HR managers looking to improve team morale.

"Thank you so much for a successful team building event, Lee. A beautiful setting (absolute jaw dropping garden placement) and the cultivation of fond memories that I'll treasure forever."
Starr S Myburgh
Executive Assistant to CIO | Standard Bank

Why try a team building cooking class?

With remote work creating disparate teams, new team members may feel unwelcome, and stress and high pressure may affect team morale.

Finding a fun and effective team building activity can be tough. That’s why we offer something unique that your team will love.

Happy client: Standard Bank

In December 2023, we had the pleasure of hosting team-building cooking classes for over five distinct departments, each with a minimum group size of 15 participants from the Standard Bank Group.

It’s gratifying to note that Standard Bank has become one of our most frequent and valued clients.

The recurring theme for these sessions has often been the delightful “South African Savors” menu.

The teams have thoroughly relished the experience of outdoor cooking sessions in our garden, adding an extra layer of joy to each gathering. We look forward to many more culinary adventures with our esteemed Standard Bank clients!

"Many many thanks for hosting our year-end function last night. I received a lot of compliments from the team, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I will be referring you to our Ortho-Xact business unit, which wants to use you for a booking in January or February 2024. Again, thank you and your two chefs, brilliant team!"
Vanessa van Aswegan
Executive Assistant to CEO & COO | Ascendis Management Services

How it works

Our booking process for corporate cooking classes is hassle-free and straightforward:

  1. Decide on a date for your cooking class
  2. Choose the cooking class package that best meets your team’s needs (see packages below).
  3. Indicate your team’s size for the class in the registration form (8 people minimum; see form below)
  4. Make a payment to secure your booking (payment link will be provided).
  5. We allocate a venue based on your team’s specific requirements and share the venue details with you.
  6. Show up with an open mind to learn and have fun with food!
 

Please note:

We use different venues around JHB. Venues and dates are only confirmed after full payment. Learn more here.

Happy client: Mastercard

During their December visit last year, the Mastercard team delved into a team-building cooking class.

Opting for the deluxe package, they embraced the “Taste of Thai” menu, bringing together participants from different continents to explore diverse flavors and draw parallels between culinary experiences and the dynamics of change in the corporate world.

We appreciate the Mastercard team for their enthusiastic participation.

Custom-made for every diet

Dietary requirements can be a concern for some teams. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.

We customize our menus to your team’s dietary needs and restrictions, including halaal and vegetarian options. We also make provisions for non-drinkers.

For specific packages, you also receive a copy of the recipes you make!

Happy client: Samancor

In their October visit, Samancor’s legal department immersed themselves in a small yet lively team-building cooking class.

Filled with undercover comedians, the group explored the flavors of Moroccan cuisine, selecting our popular deluxe package for an engaging experience that took them on a culinary journey around the African continent.

Kudos to the legal department at Samancor for bringing joy and zest to their past team-building adventure!
"I just wanted to thank you and Chef Naledi for the awesome day. It was really fun, and the food was delicious! It was a great way to bond over food, and the team enjoyed it. They were so excited to learn something new and would love to make some of the dishes for their families, Thanks again!"
Martin Sing
Managing Partner - Strategic Head | Workbench

Important notes about our team building cooking classes

Here are a few things you should know before booking our corporate cooking classes:

  • Minimum group size is 8 people
  • Dress comfortably (no heels or open-toed shoes)
  • Book at least a month in advance, as our slots fill up quickly
  • Late-comings and overtime affect your billing
  • Show up on time to ensure other classes aren’t impeded
  • All payments are made in advance, and once your venue has been booked, unfortunately we cannot provide refunds.

Again:

Venues and dates are only confirmed after full payment. No exceptions.

Calendar

Highlighted dates are booked; unlisted ones are available.

Pricing

Prestige

Best for boards and executives
ZAR 2997 per person
  • Minimum of 7 people required
  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Demo-style cooking, with chef
  • 5 course meal
  • Up to 5 hours
  • Wine pairing for 2 courses
  • Customized apron
  • Signed cookbook included
  • Unlimited venue choice

Deluxe

Best for management teams
ZAR 1797 per person
  • Minimum of 8 people required
  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Demo-style cooking, with chef
  • 4 course meal
  • Up to 4 hours
  • Wine pairing for 1 course
  • Customized apron
  • No signed cookbook
  • Limited venue choice
Popular

Basic

Best for small teams
ZAR 997 per person
  • Minimum of 10 people required
  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Interactive, hands-on cooking
  • 3 course meal
  • Up to 3 hours
  • No wine pairing
  • No custom apron
  • No signed cookbook
  • Limited venue choice

Happy client: Black Crown

In December 2023, Black Crown organized a cooking class as part of their competition, tasking us with crafting a three-course meal perfectly paired with their gin variants – Black Crown Gin and Tonic and Black Crown Gin and Lemon with Marula.

Celebrating African excellence, they opted for the Basic package, featuring a menu heavily influenced by Ethiopia, South Africa, and Morocco.

We extend our appreciation to Capacity Marketing for their assistance in coordinating this event.

 

"The cooking experience really added value to the colleagues in terms of time out as a team but also teamwork, having fun, and breaking bread thereafter. The music selection and the wine pairing were fantastic. This session allowed us to discover some hidden talents in the kitchen that we did not know about. Great day spent with the Good Food Studio team!"
Thuli Majodina
Business Unit Head AGCN | AON South Africa

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Frequently asked questions

We use venues in Bryanston, Parkhurst, Olivedale, and Kramerville. We choose the most suitable venue based on your group size and availability. If you have any specific requirements, such as preferring an outdoor setting, please let us know. Venue and date confirmation are subject to payment and booking confirmation. Availability is limited, so please book early to secure your preferred date.

Each team will follow a different recipe to cook a specific course. Menu selection is entirely up to you, with various themes available:

  • Rustic Italian
  • Authentic Thai
  • Asian Street Food
  • Spanish Tapas & Paella
  • South African Savors
  • Moroccan Magic

Yes. Please inform us in advance about any specific dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or allergies, and we will make appropriate arrangements to ensure everyone can enjoy the cooking class.

You can choose from the following bar packages for additional beverages.

While we generally adhere to this selection, we are open to accommodating special requests and can make substitutions when necessary:
 
  • Exclusive (premium bar): R550 per person
  • Deluxe (full standard bar): R440 per person
  • Standard (wine, beer, soft drinks): R330 per person
  • Essential (soft drinks & water): R220 per person

The duration of the cooking session may vary depending on your chosen package, but on average, teams can expect to spend 90-120 minutes actively cooking. An amount of R1,750 is added to all invoices to cover extra time, and you get refunded this amount if you stay within the allocated time. We highly recommend coordinating and arranging any additional time in advance to avoid scheduling conflicts with other classes.

No prior cooking experience is required. Our cooking classes cater to everyone, from beginners to skilled chefs.

Our cooking classes are designed to be interactive, educational, and most importantly, fun! Here’s an overview of how our cooking classes work:

  1. Upon arrival, our staff will warmly greet you. We’ll provide an overview of the cooking class and introduce your chef for the day.
  2. You’ll be divided into smaller teams for a collaborative cooking experience.
  3. Our experienced chef will demonstrate cooking techniques and share tips while guiding you through the recipe(s).
  4. You’ll cook your assigned dish alongside your team with all the required ingredients and tools.
  5. After cooking, everyone will gather to taste the dishes prepared by each team.
  6. We’ll conclude the class with closing remarks and photos.

 

No, full payment is required prior to the cooking class to secure the venue, chef, and ingredients for your class.

Gratuity is not typically included in the pricing. If you wish to show appreciation to our chef and staff, you are welcome to provide a gratuity at your discretion.

Yes, we can customize the aprons with your company logo or the name of each attendee.

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Gallery

Some images from our cooking studio venue partners