Weekend Masterclass cooking experience with Karen Dudley at African Relish in Prince Albert

The mini break of your dreams and a chance to cook contemporary dishes and explore new flavours alongside Cape Town’s best selling author and cook Karen Dudley? We ain’t kidding. And it gets better. In between sharpening your kitchen skills and tucking into epic meals, you’ll get the chance to explore the quaint Karoo village, meeting […]

The mini break of your dreams and a chance to cook contemporary dishes and explore new flavours alongside Cape Town’s best selling author and cook Karen Dudley? We ain’t kidding. And it gets better. In between sharpening your kitchen skills and tucking into epic meals, you’ll get the chance to explore the quaint Karoo village, meeting the local foodies and discovering the ingredients that make it such a legendary place.

Highlights

  • Get to know and learn from one of South African foremost food experts
  • Spend an immersive foodie weekend indulging in your passion and learning new skills
  • Hands-on cooking and learning
  • Tips on how to make the best of seasonal produce
  • Common mistakes and how to fix it
  • Easy to follow fail-safe recipes including brand new recipes from Karen’s latest cookbook
  • Enjoy a full weekend in the beating heart of the Karoo’s larder making new friends

Duration

Full weekend –  Friday 12h00 until Sunday 12h00.

Schedule

30 March – 1 April 2018 | Karen Dudley

Karen Dudley has been in the food industry for over twenty years. In the nineties, she started a small catering company and soon made a name for herself amongst Capetonians with her hearty, innovative food. She opened the legendary restaurant, The Kitchen, in the early noughties when Woodstock was still more gritty outpost than edgy-artsy suburb, and it’s still going strong today with perennial menu favourites including her Love Sandwiches, “burglar” patties (Michelle Obama’s choice when she visited), roast honey-mustard sausages, lemon squares and world-peace brownies. And, thankfully for us, Karen happily shares the tips she’s spent years perfecting herself. This March, Karen will teach a cooking class at African Relish sharing her wealth of knowledge where you can immerse yourself in practicing and learning for an entire weekend! So, you love homely Mediterranean flavours and a robust cooking style? This is the course for you, for sure.  In her trademark down-to earth, enthusiatic way, Karen will spend the weekend guiding you step by step through making various of her recipes, including brand new editions from her very latest cooking book. And of course the class is not just about learning and cooking, there will be a healthy amount of eating too. Obviously!

Price

R3 950 per person

Includes all workshops with Karen Dudley, meals and excursions. Accommodation available to book on request – please send us your accommodation requirements.

Overview

Prince Albert really is the little village that could: drop-dead gorgeous scenery, serenity aplenty, and a foodie community that knows how to make the most of the fantastic produce around them. African Relish Cooking school is at the core of this culinary ’hood. Opened by Lisa and Philip Key over 10 years ago, the school has become a famous retreat for folks wanting to get a break away from it all and get down to the fun and therapeutic business of cooking and eating.

Under the guidance of new resident chef, Camilla Comins, the school offers a host of courses, but some of the undisputed favourites are the various visiting chef masterclasses that takes place during the course of the year. African Relish invites experts in their respective fields to conduct a masterclass – perfect for those who want enough time to really immerse themselves and master a new skill, be it meat-curing, baking or cooking.

The class runs over an entire weekend leaving enough time to also explore, or should we say eatsplore, Prince Albert at your own pace. And, as the Karoo’s larder, Prince Albert has a lot of amazing local produce to discover – think Karoo lamb, venison, fresh figs, raw-milk cheese and cold-pressed olive oil – enough for the most epic feast.

What’s included

  • Masterclass workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • All meals listed on the itinerary
  • All excursions listed on itinerary
  • Recipes and notes
  • Special African Relish apron

What’s not included

  • Accommodation, we have beautiful Karoo cottages available to book, please let us know if we can arrange a booking for you!
  • Meals not listed on the itinerary
  • Gratuity
  • Transfers
  • All Drinks

Important Information

  • A minimum of 10 bookings is required for this experience to take place and a maximum of 12 bookings will be taken. If less than 10 bookings is received the experience will be cancelled and you will be refunded.
  • Arrive on Friday at 12:00 to allow time for check-in as lunch is served at 13:00
  • Partners and other non-participating attendees pay an extra R1500 for meals and listed excursions

Itinerary – Karen Dudley Cooking Course

Friday, 30 March 2018

12:00 Arrive at African Relish and settle into your accommodation.

13:00 Light lunch prepared by Karen Dudley and resident chef Camilla Comins. Meet the team and discuss schedule.

14:00 Cooking Session 1.

18:00 Ghost walk and village ramble – Ailsa Tudhope, historian and story teller, takes you on a journey back in time with tales of ghosts and village rogues from the past.

20:00 Welcome dinner at African Relish

 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

08:30 Visit to Saturday market for some local flavour.

09:00 Breakfast at African Relish

10:00 Cooking Session 2.

13:00 – Light lunch at African Relish

14:30 Cooking Session 3.

17:00 At leisure.

20:00 Dinner at African Relish where we enjoy the fruits of the day’s culinary endeavours.

 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

07:30 Gather at African Relish for coffee and rusks. Botanical excursion with

Dr Sue Milton, renowned botanist and specialist in Karoo biome biology.

10:30 Cooking Session 4. Breakfast, hands-on cooking session with Karen.

11:30 Final questions / discussion session

12:00 – Departure

 

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Photography:  Kleinjan Groenewald and Myburg du Plessis