The Discovery Vitality HealthyFood Studio combines learning to cook healthy dishes, nutritional advice and fun in interactive cooking classes. And the best part is that you get to eat all the food afterwards on beautifully set tables. And if there are leftovers (but we’re guessing this won’t always be the case because the food is so delicious), you get takeaway boxes to have some for later.
The venue has magnificent views over Sandton, and the balcony is the perfect place to enjoy some freshly brewed coffee.
The course we did, Food for Friends, was a three-course meal with trout with a spicy guacamole and sweet potato wedges with cayenne pepper. For mains, we had curried roast chicken, beef fillet with a herb sauce, rice, beetroot salad, broccoli stems with parmesan and toasted almonds, roasted vegetables and an amazing pawpaw salad. For dessert, a chocolate torte with a date and nut crust.
The chefs from Prue Leith Chefs Academy, are knowledgeable and explain things simply. It was great having them around to explain things again. They made it look so easy, but once they showed you again, you realise it is actually very simple. We learned how to truss a chicken. They also made it fun, cracked some jokes and shared a lot of foodie tips.
All of the food comes from Woolworths, and all dishes have a healthy spin. But don’t think this makes it any less tasty. We made a chocolate tart with a crust that you’d never guess was actually good for you.
There is a range of courses to choose from and the booking system lets you know available dates, cost as well as how many spaces are still available. This is the perfect activity for a date night, getting together with the ladies, team building or if you’d just like to improve your skills in the kitchen.
For a fun and interactive cooking course at the new teaching and tasting kitchen, visit the Discovery Vitality HealthyFood Studio website. They offer a range of cooking classes and prices start from R495 pp.
Disclaimer: We were invited to the Discovery Vitality HealthyFood Studio cooking studio.