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  • Jessica G
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    THE BEST 21ST!
    I came across the Cookery's Instagram page, and I immediately knew that this is what I wanted to do for my 21st. I arranged a meeting the wonderful host, Emilio. He was so friendly, informative and very welcoming. When I arrived on the night of my birthday, the interior decorating and the thought that had gone into everything, was everything I could have imagined and more for my 21st. The cooking was the best part, drinks were flowing and the exchange from recipe to recipe flowed so smoothly- that the time ran away from us. When it came to eating- the food was incredible, and all my friends couldn't believe that this is what they had cooked! The whole experience was something I will never forget, Emilio was the best hot, so funny and he made the experience 10x better. The assistance crew were so helpful and honestly such a delight to be around. I can't to go wait to go back for so many more experiences and memories. Thank you, Emilio, and team for the best 21st party!!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Nikki K
    Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best social cooking classes ever!!
    Mamma Mia!!!! What a wonderful way to spend time with a bunch of girlfriends!! 21 of us opted on a Greek themed lunch menu with a ridiculous amount of loud Abba music. We danced, drank, laughed, learned, chopped, diced, sliced, flambe'd, whisked and cooked until we were ready to eat the most wonderful array that we very proudly cooked with the help of the wonderful and charismatic Emilio and his superb team. All of the fun, and none of the cleaning up. They're so booked up, so plan ahead!!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 October 2023
  • RHINOTHOMAS
    Kenilworth, South Africa406 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun and you learn a lot too
    Great team building experience cooking a number of dishes and then eating what we prepared. Not only does one learn a lot doing it - the head chef makes it a great fun experience. Good attention to detail and a real personalised experience add to the evening.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 17 January 2024
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RHINOTHOMAS
Kenilworth, South Africa406 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Great team building experience cooking a number of dishes and then eating what we prepared. Not only does one learn a lot doing it - the head chef makes it a great fun experience. Good attention to detail and a real personalised experience add to the evening.
Written 18 January 2024
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Candz33
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
What a wonderful experience! Great variety of dishes, easy to follow recipes, good clear instructions and yummy results. Social interaction guaranteed without any pressure. Will definitely recommend!
Written 11 January 2024
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Nikki K
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Mamma Mia!!!! What a wonderful way to spend time with a bunch of girlfriends!! 21 of us opted on a Greek themed lunch menu with a ridiculous amount of loud Abba music. We danced, drank, laughed, learned, chopped, diced, sliced, flambe'd, whisked and cooked until we were ready to eat the most wonderful array that we very proudly cooked with the help of the wonderful and charismatic Emilio and his superb team. All of the fun, and none of the cleaning up. They're so booked up, so plan ahead!!
Written 16 October 2023
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Jessica G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I came across the Cookery's Instagram page, and I immediately knew that this is what I wanted to do for my 21st. I arranged a meeting the wonderful host, Emilio. He was so friendly, informative and very welcoming. When I arrived on the night of my birthday, the interior decorating and the thought that had gone into everything, was everything I could have imagined and more for my 21st. The cooking was the best part, drinks were flowing and the exchange from recipe to recipe flowed so smoothly- that the time ran away from us. When it came to eating- the food was incredible, and all my friends couldn't believe that this is what they had cooked! The whole experience was something I will never forget, Emilio was the best hot, so funny and he made the experience 10x better. The assistance crew were so helpful and honestly such a delight to be around. I can't to go wait to go back for so many more experiences and memories. Thank you, Emilio, and team for the best 21st party!!
Written 31 August 2023
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Kir
Johannesburg, South Africa330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Paul and Emilio have set up the most amazing kitchen in Joburg. The classes are fun, interactive and you leave with a full belly, inspiration and a repertoire of incredible recipes to retry at home. They make you feel at home and are always up for a laugh and willing to accommodate your event. I love the variety of classes offered from Sicilian, Mexican and Indian to Christmas in July and Sunday brunches. Be sure to book quickly as they are immensely popular! Such a fun night out!
Written 25 February 2020
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Jasjhol
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Highly recommended activity for family/friends/teambuilding!

Did not expect this at all! What an experience it was being hosted by Emilio and team at this "cooking/dancing/bar/club/social" venue in Randburg Johannesburg. Emilio makes u feel at home and at ease with cooking rather seemingly difficult recipes. Everything comes together so easily with their help. If you ever wanna try a new experience/activity for team building or bringing friends and family together for a special event and have run of out the ususal ideas. Book this event and you will not regret it ! Thank you Emilio and team for an extremely memorable evening for all of us .
Written 2 September 2019
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SunnyWorldTraveller
Cape Town, South Africa140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
I have been going to the Cookery since they opened. I have never been anywhere like it. You immediately feel at home & no matter what your cooking skills are you are guaranteed a great meal made with people who at the end of the evening will be your friends.

Paul and his team have created something super special.

In addition to the fun of it, you get to try your hand at cuisines from all over the world. I have been to Moroccan, Italian, Portuguese, French classes just to name a few.

The brunches are legendary!

Do yourself a favor and book soon.
Written 18 August 2019
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Rya-Mari M
Roodepoort, South Africa1 751 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Business
You can book either a private or public event at The Cookery and will enjoy creating a variety of dishes in a relatively short period of time.

We had a team building event here and ended up with a variety of tasty dishes - from appetizers, salads, mains and afters.

The cooking was done in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere with instructors helping wherever needed; mostly in an unobtrusive way. They're keen and willing to share their tips and experiences while helping with the food preparation.

Definitely worthwhile!
Written 18 September 2018
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