Join a live-cooking demo with executive chefs of some of the best local restaurants.
I must admit that previously, I saw cooking as more of a necessity than anything else. Of course, I’d always try new recipes to bring some culinary variety into my life but it never went beyond much of this. Over the course of the lock-down though, cooking has also become fun. Maybe it’s because I had more time on my hands, but maybe it’s also because so many new cooking channels have popped up online that made it really fun & easy to follow the process from start to first bite. One of these is Live-Cook Channel.
Every two weeks, a celebrity chef is invited to join host Pete Goffe-Wood on a live Youtube stream where the chef showcases a signature dish of the restaurant. The live chat allows everyone who’s watching to ask questions as you cook along. Pete does an excellent job of curating the feedback & questions of viewers along with adding a few funny comments himself to keep everyone entertained.
The best part? You don’t even have to go shopping as all ingredients perfectly portioned will be arriving at your door on the day of the event. There won’t be any weighing, figuring out how much spinach fits in a cup, or left-over ingredients that will be in your fridge and never to be used again.
While the cooking demo is available to watch for free, the delivery of ingredients will only be made to people who have rsvp-ed to the event through Webtickets. A dinner for two will be R425, while a dinner for four comes to R595. You’ll also be receiving a bottle of wine to go with your delivery in most cases that pairs excellently with the dish you’ll be making during the interactive cooking experience.
Seared Ribeye Tagliata by Franck Dangereux of The Food Barn
Beef Wellington by Luke Dale Roberts of The Test Kitchen
Upcoming Cooking Classes
- 9 July: Benny Masekwameng cooking his famous grilled Salmon Trout [book now]
As I’ve already said in the intro, these cooking demos have been incredible fun and have given me two wonderful additions to my repertoire of dishes that I’d be very proud to show off at a dinner with friends & family. The online demos are really easy to follow, the live chat allows for questions if you get stuck and the end results are as delicious as they look in the images.
Commenting on the price: R425 is really good value in my opinion as well for two people. If you already know that you love cooking, this is a no-brainer. You’ll be cooking along with one of the top chefs in South Africa getting an incredible experience with all ingredients delivered to your door. For people who don’t spend that much time in the kitchen (like me), keep an open mind. If you go to a higher-end restaurant, you easily spend R400+ on dinner for two as well and by joining Live-Cook, you might just walk away with a new hobby afterwards as well.