Authentic Cape Malay Cooking Classes

Immerse yourself into a vibrant fusion of culture, colours and aromatic foods in the historic Bo-Kaap.

Learn how to prepare traditional Cape Malay dishes and gain firsthand insight into this community. Guests can enjoy the fruits of their labour in a scrumptious feast of savory sweet and spicy dishes that will delight all their senses. A parting gift of spices and heirloom recipes will tempt even the most timid cooks to recreate these memories at home.

Experience Cape Malay hospitality at its best!

Bo-Kaap Bo-Kaap is an area situated at the foot of Signal Hill and slopes of Table Mountain. Known for its famous colourful homes, this unique area is steeped in rich history and nostalgia. Delve into a culinary journey of yesteryear, and learn how a fusion of cultures and ingredients gave birth to what is now known as Cape Malay cuisine. Bo-Kaap is a melting pot of people, tradition, culture and delicious food.
Your Host I am a passionate home cook and hail from a food loving family. Growing up in a home with my mother, grandmother, great grandmother and grandfather, it would only be natural for me to start tinkering in the kitchen at the very young age of 9. Countless hours after school were spent in the kitchen perfecting the basics and transitioning to more intricate tasks as and when the elders deemed fit. Shelling peas, plucking feathers, cleaning vegetables and the dreaded offal were the order of the day! Little did I know then that the foundation was firmly laid and my love affair with food would be one that has brought me, my family and friends immense pleasure. I had realized there and then that there is no better way to show someone you care for them, but by cooking for them. It is my aim to pay homage to my Cape Malay culture and family legacy through my love for cooking and entertaining.
Homage to Heritage Guests are welcomed from all across the world and learn to prepare and enjoy traditional Cape Malay cuisine. Every guest who experiences the cooking classes forms part of a growing global community, which is an important aspect of maintaining and paying homage to Bo-Kaap's heritage. It is highly recommended that some time is set aside before or after the classes to visit places of interests within walking distance. This includes museums, spice shops, mosques and many photo opportunities amidst the picturesque, colourful homes.
Taste Malay offers 
three cooking class experiences.
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