Let us teach you how to prepare simple, delicious food from around the world, with like-minded people who share a passion for food & cooking, as well as a desire to learn new skills. Or simply come and meet new people in a beautiful private home, with a state of the art modern studio kitchen. The choice is yours! See the course schedule for upcoming classes.
The kitchen has always been the heart of Denise’s home, a place where family & friends gather together. It is here that they share their stories, catch up with each other's lives, glass of wine in hand while cooking together. Essentially, this is what the concept of Ginger & Lime is, and you get to be a part of the behind-the-scenes magic. You can choose to get stuck into the preparation of tasty dishes from scratch, gather around the central island & observe the budding chefs at work, or sit back & chat with the other guests.
“Something very special happens when people of all ages from very different backgrounds get together & share in the preparation & eating of food. There is a deep connection the happens. This experience feeds not only the body, but also the soul.” says Denise. "People become present, grounded and focussed as they get stuck in to cook together as it is hard not to be, when using a sharp knife, or tasting a sauce to see exactly what it needs to make it perfect."
Denise was introduced to international cuisine from a young age as she followed a successful career as an international model. She then opened Cape Town Productions, a company which hosts international production companies & facilitates their shoots, both here & internationally. Both careers required much travelling, which exposed her to all kinds of cuisine, from the wonderful complex Asian flavours to the traditional, authentic Italian cuisine. She still strives to keep on travelling as much as possible, all the time learning & gaining knowledge about various cuisines which she brings back to share with her growing followers.
“I have a truly wonderful team working with me, who inspire & energise me all the time, & I am truly grateful to them for their support & dedication. They really do this FOR THE LOVE OF COOKING! This kind of support is priceless, & we still have such fun together! I think it is this synergy between us & the shared passion for great food that shines through & sets us apart from other cooking schools.” says Denise."