Cook local dishes with a TV chef

Roodepoort, South AfricaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Thabisile

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

What you'll do

Come hungry and ready to learn! During this interactive dining experience, I will show you how easy it is to make or Local dishes, Shakalaka ( a mixture of veggies like stir fries with an edge), Fatcook … from scratch using my own personal recipe! Then, we'll combine this with a delicious bowl pab a maize meal. We'll gather for dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I'll serve Fatcook as appetiser
Other things to note
Come with your appetite. Be sure to message me after you book if you have special dietary restrictions! Our meeting locations may occasionally varies.
Come hungry and ready to learn! During this interactive dining experience, I will show you how easy it is to make or Local dishes, Shakalaka ( a mixture of veggies like stir fries with an edge), Fatcook … from scratch using my own personal recipe! Then, we'll combine this with a delicious bowl pab a maize meal. We'll gather for dinner to enjoy the fruits of our labor. I'll serve Fatcook as appetiser
Other things to note
Come with your a…

What's included

  • Food
    3 course Meal

Meet your Host, Thabisile

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I’m Thabisile I have a cooking segment on television cable network. I took to south African local dishes,simple ingredients and robust flavor. I’ll teach you various indigenous cousins that are fast and easy to make. experience Johannesburg, experience our local dishes It is a really fun experience, to make and eat. I am eager to share this Hundreds year-old culture with other foodies.
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About the organization: woman with a mission (stayqueens) NGO



Stayqueens WWM NGO established to Empower & Inspire women to take the lead. To also create an avenue for networking, workshops and empowerment programs, showcasing businesses and business ideas. Women who has such strong aspirations and dreams but lack the tool or the know-how to implement on it. That way, we have more empowered women who will also help empower the next and the circle continues.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to woman with a mission (stayqueens) NGO.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at my cozy abode in Roodepoort area. Our cooking class is limited in the number of guests so everyone gets a hands-on experience.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Priscilla
October 2021
Thabisile was a delightful hostess to our group of 3 from the United States. She welcomed us warmly with open arms. We had wonderful conversation as she showed us how to cook traditional South African dishes. We will return home with a lifetime of pleasant memories from this experience. And of course, the food we all prepared together and the beverages were very delicious! 😋
Steph
September 2021
Very glad we did this - wasn't sure what to expect, but Thabi was gracious and warm and we had a lovely meal (and fun making it!). Was not something that we could have easily replicated and was a unique way to connect a bit more to South Africa and it's culinary traditions and culture. Was informal and relaxed - and we have great photos and videos as reminders - as well as full stomachs.
Becca
May 2021
The best experience!! Jaq lady was so much fun. we cooked, we talked, we laughed and she gave us some insight on South African history. she's a jack of all trades. Her location was clean and beautiful. We got to be hands on and really learn some of the known dishes in South Africa. we would definitely visit again
Adebisi
May 2021
OMG! This is a must do experience! I loved every part of it! I came an hour late because of my driver but Tha was very accommodating! Great stories! Personable woman! CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL SPACE! OMG! I can’t empathize on how CLEAN and BEAUTIFUL the space was! I will recommend this experience for anyone!!! The food was delicious! I did this as a solo experience!
Alexis
February 2020
Thabi is AMAZING! So personable and knowledgeable! We laughed and had wine the whole time! I did both her Zulu language intro class and cooking class. It couldn’t have been better. Definitely recommend for an amazing experience with a local!
Janeek
January 2020
The cooking experience with Thabisile was like spending the afternoon with a family friend. She welcomed our group into her home and we immediately felt at ease. Interaction and participation wasn't forced on anyone. The meal itself had some very interesting elements to say the least that stretched us outside of our comfort zones but everything was delicious. I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a feel of cooking local dishes in a homey environment.

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  • Fri, Dec 3
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Mon, Dec 6
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Tue, Dec 7
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Wed, Dec 8
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Thu, Dec 9
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Fri, Dec 10
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $29 per person
  • Mon, Dec 13
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $29 per person
  • Tue, Dec 14
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    $29 per person

Dietary preferences

If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.