Franschhoek Tours
Half-Day Small Group Cooking Experience in Franschhoek
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Half-Day Small Group Cooking Experience in Franschhoek

By Nicola Spilsbury
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Nestled in the picturesque town of Franschhoek, known as the "food and wine capital of South Africa," you find yourself in a charming kitchen surrounded by rolling vineyards and stunning mountain views. The ambiance exudes tranquility, with the scent of blooming flowers in the air and the gentle sounds of nature as your backdrop. Your evening begins with a warm welcome from local chef Nicola SPILSBURY, who is passionate about showcasing the best of South African cuisine. She will introduce you to the rich culinary history of the region and the significance of Franschhoek in South Africa's food culture. This relaxed cooking experience offers more than just cooking skills; it immerses you in the soul of South African cuisine, showcases the region's produce, and allows you to connect with like-minded food lovers. It's a perfect blend of gastronomy, wine and the warm hospitality that Franschhoek is renowned for, leaving you with cherished memories of a unique culinary adventure.
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Ages 18-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Dinner
  • Use of all kitchen equipment and tools provided.


Start:
  • 40 Huguenot St, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
    Traveling along the main road, turn into The Yard, a charming courtyard in the centre of Franschhoek. Then walk through the foliage arch and down the walkway through to the picturesque courtyard, where you will find Spilsbury's located on the right hand side. We will be waiting to welcome you !
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 435861P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 435861P1

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    About the operator
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    • Nicola Spilsbury
      30
      Franschhoek, South Africa
      Joined in August 2023
    • paulvL8642EG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent!
      Fantastic experience!! Well worth it! Awesome host and support staff. Great food and learning experience! Great value for money
      Written 13 May 2024
    • MaryS356
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A ‘can’t miss’ cooking experience
      We took the ‘Franschhoek Feast’ class. What good fun! Nicola and Rosie are the best. Menu was a nice cross-section of regional food and respectfully prepared. Hands on with expert guidance from Nicola. A lovely ‘feast’ for sure. Book it!!
      Written 12 May 2024
    • Stay30850435515
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a great evening
      What an incredible evening. Thanks Nix. We will be back for sure. But guys, when you go back....ask for Jannie....the best chef ever.
      Written 8 May 2024
    • suzworldsouth
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience.
      Nicola is the most charming host and the kitchen is delightful. I had the most amazing evening learning about new recipes and how to prepare them. I would highly recommend joining her for an evening.
      Written 27 March 2024
    • S9409XOmiab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Pure fun
      My husband and I went for a pizza making class at Spilsbury's Kitchen and had the best time. Nicola and her staff, Belinda and Rosie, were incredibly welcoming, professional, well prepared, attentive and accommodating - such a well coordinated team. The cooking experience is without rules or pressure - just pure fun. We all learnt some pizza making tricks and made a great pizza each, and Nicola prepared a gorgeous salad and homemade ice cream as well. The setting definitely adds to the experience. Hidden away in a charming little courtyard, the store is spotless, cozy, homely and tastefully decorated with beautiful kitchen goodies to buy. Highly recommended for locals and tourists alike.
      Written 22 March 2024
    • Anu_CT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gorgeous setting and experience - personalized Pizza & ice cream making class
      The most amazing interactive class with the awesome @NicolaSpilsbury Gorgeous setting informative class and fantastic way to spend a hot summer evening in Franshoek. Highly recommend and will return!
      Written 18 February 2024
    • igors178
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing cooking experience
      Amazing experience. We held a company team building and the experience was unbelievable. Recommend for any type of experience.
      Written 16 January 2024
    • alexkafka
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing foodie experience ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
      We had the most amazing experience cooking with Nicola! The food we made was absolutely delicious and so creative. We had a ton of fun and laughed so much! Nicola taught us some cool tricks and tips which we can’t wait to try out when we get back home. We will be impressing our friends with what we learned! It was the best thing we did while I’m Franschhoek. She Hosts the experience in her home with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves food and great wine!
      Written 18 August 2023
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    Zamazulu M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Friends
    What a fun and educational cooking experience! I invited some friends for my birthday celebration and we had a ball! Nicola's space is tastefully decorated, it's inviting and her right hand ladies (Belinda and Rosie) were ever so helpful and ensure our glasses were always refilled. I would highly recommend the pizza making class. Nicola shared some useful cooking tips while sharing some entertaining stories. A memorable evening indeed!
    Written 18 March 2024
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    Mr_Phileas_Fogg
    Glasgow, UK45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    My recent cooking class with Nicola and her partner was truly outstanding. Having attended many cook schools, this experience was exceptional and memorable.

    Nicola and her partner created a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, making the hands-on experience enjoyable. From mastering the art of spatchcocking a chicken with a perfectly balanced marinade, an introduction to local ingredients, not to mention how to clean a pan used for flat breads... every aspect was covered!!

    What stood out was Nicola's attention to detail. The class was informative, engaging, and infused with Nicola's passion for cooking.

    I will go out of my way to attend another class on my next visit. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a culinary novice, this school offers an experience that is both enriching and enjoyable.

    Highly recommended!
    Written 19 November 2023
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    Mandy R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Friends
    Experience was truly amazing. Informative, interactive and fun. For such a renowned chef, Nicola was engaging all evening and explained every process in layman’s terms while keeping the ‘lesson’ entertaining. Highly recommended and I’ll certainly be back.
    Written 16 March 2024
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    Alex Kafka
    Franschhoek, South Africa20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had so much fun with Nicola and the other guests at this amazing cooking experience! We really enjoyed learning a few new tips and tricks but most of all it was the laughter and great food that we all shared that made the evening one to remember!

    Highly recommend this to novice and professional cooks alike!
    Written 30 December 2023
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    Marco Z
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a cooking class that was such wonderful experience. Nicola is such a heartwarming person, and always helpful. Nicola was not just prepared the meals, she let us do it by our own way. I definitely can recommend everyone who is staying in franschoek, to do this awesome experience.
    Written 6 March 2024
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    Isabel D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Couples
    The spilsburys kitchen is such a lovely place. Nicola is a heartwarming person and always helpful. We love cooking with her. The kitchen was furnished with great attention to detail and a lot of love. This cooking course is not like any other. Nicola makes sure that everyone can learn to cook in their own way. This was one of the best experiences on our trip through South Africa. We had such a carefree, fun and educational evening. The menu was extremely tasty and varied. I have never had such a good panna cotta. Thank you Nicola for a wonderful evening. You enriched us with your open-minded and open-hearted manner.

    I would highly recommended this cooking class.
    Written 6 March 2024
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    Kiara H
    Cape Town Central, South Africa13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    I can't recommend this experience enough! My friends and I did a 'Cake & Bubbles' experience, and we loved every moment. What a lovely concept in the most beautiful village of the Cape Winelands! We'll definitely be back for more experiences. Thank you, Nicola!
    Written 18 January 2024
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    Hugojosegomes
    Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Business
    Amazing experience . Learn how to cook and taste unique receipts.
    Excellent taste, high quality and elegant atmosphere.
    Written 16 January 2024
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    jomiddleton21
    Cape Town, South Africa8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    What a fabulous, fun, laid-back yet structured curry evening with Nicola and her charming assistants Belinda and Rosie!
    We surprised our(non-chef)selves by creating the most delicious curries using mountains of fresh, fragrant ingredients and loads of insider tips.
    The best tandoori style butter chicken I've ever tasted, incredible vegetarian dishes and a winner granadilla dessert.
    Written 30 May 2024
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    Get Lost Coffee
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Friends
    Huge fun, gorgeous fresh ingredients and Nicola makes the time you’re there feel like you’re chilling with the girls all the while learning insider kitchen tips and tricks. Highly recommended!
    Written 30 May 2024
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