Cooking Classes

Food lovers wanting to fine-tune or expand their culinary skills are invited to take part in a programme of cooking classes conducted by Leopard’s Leap in-house chef Pieter de Jager and visiting local and international chefs. Staying seasonal and topical, the programme covers a wide spectrum of food types and cooking methods.

Classes are presented in the state-of-the-art and exceptionally well equipped Leopard’s Leap kitchen, accommodating 22 students per class. Each student has his/her own cooking station, with individual stove and utensils. Large-screen television sets give a clear picture of the chef’s instructions and techniques, while each student receives a printed recipe to apply the newly acquired cooking skills at home. Duration is approximately two hours per class.

Students have a choice of morning and evening classes. Morning classes are followed by a lunch, during which the dish that was demonstrated and prepared that morning is enjoyed by students. The same applies to evening classes, followed by dinner. Meals are complemented by Leopard’s Leap wines best suited to the food prepared, as selected by Leopard’s Leap Cellarmaster, Eugene van Zyl.

Customised cooking classes are arranged for special celebrations, family get-togethers and corporate team-building events.

Do not miss the South African food and wine experience – ideal for international visitors and culinary tourists!

Cooking Demonstrations presented by Chef Pieter de Jager, followed by a tasting lunch of all the dishes paired with the popular wines of Leopard’s Leap including the award-winning Culinaria Collection. Cooking demonstration with lunch and wine costs R350 per person.

Hands-on Cooking Classes with Chef Pieter de Jager in the state-of-the-art Leopard’s Leap kitchen followed by a tasting meal of the dishes prepared, paired with wines from Leopard’s Leap as well as its Culinaria Collection. Hands-on cooking class with meal and wine costs R650 per person.

Food and Wine Pairings at the hand of 6 representations of the typical flavours of South African cuisine with 6 wines from Leopard’s Leap’s Culinaria Collection, developed exclusively to be exceptional partners to food. From October, this South African Food and Wine Pairing will also be presented on every first Friday of the month, replacing the regular Culinaria Food and Wine Pairing. The pairing is presented by Chef Pieter de Jager and Experience Manager, Wouter Hanekom. R120 per person.

Reservation is essential.

Please note that the Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards Rotisserie Restaurant will close on 20 June 2016, and will reopen on Wednesday 13 July 2016. Therefore, we wil be unable to host Rotisserie lunches, Cooking Classes or Culinaria Food and Wine Pairings within this period.


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