Lucky, is a girl who wins not one …. but two cooking experiences at the Discovery Healthy Food Studio in Sandton. As a fit foodie, the opportunity to sharpen my cooking skills is the experience that dreams are made off. Exaggerate much, I here you are ask but we will come back to this shortly.
The first time I won was during the #RuleYourHealth campaign collaboration between ever so gorgeous Babalwa Mabona and Discovery Health. I won an experience for two to attend the “All About Chicken” cooking class.
The second time, I won a cooking experience for 3 friends and I with Whirlpool during their Heritage Day campaign. When asked what my fav heritage dish was, I responded with a “Bunny Chow”. Yip, it’s my absolute fav and let me just add that I do make a mean bunny chow.
Back to my Discovery experiences. On both occasions at the Healthy Food Studio, we arrived at the extraordinary Discovery Health building and made our way up. A warm welcome and then we got to watch the sunset while people sipped on wine and I had a cuppa java. There were some delicious snacks to munch on while we mingled.
After a quick introductory, we were dressed in chef hats and aprons. We moved to the exquisitely designed and equipped kitchen that it fitted with appliances from Kitchenaid, Smeg and Whirlpool. All the food is supplied by Woolworths. Let’s just say that the experience at the Discovery Healthy Food Studio is an all-encompassing one.
I’m a huge Whirlpool fan and love the opportunity to cook with their state of the art appliances. I’m still waiting for the opportunity to use the Whirlpool JetChef which I have heard such amazing things about.
We took our places at our cooking stations and the qualified chefs then commenced with the themed classes. The classes at skills based and you will definitely leave having learnt new skills. The more experienced cooks in the room will hone their already impressive cooking skills. It’s a team effort from all in attendance and a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals. The recipes utilised on the night are also emailed to you at a later stage so that you can put your new-found skills to the test when you cook your favourite dishes from the night.
Once all is said and done, everyone (except the chefs and staff) make their way to the dining room to eat dinner together. Sampling the dishes cooked on the night, is a fantastic way to end the experience, which also helps everyone determine their favourite dishes of the night. The cooking class is a wonderful experience irrespective of whether it is Date Night, Girls Night Out or Flying Solo kinda opportunity. It’s the opportunity to learn new skills, improve existing skills while socialising and meeting new people.
Im a home cook who cooks 3 meals a day despite being a working mom by day and blogger by night. Food is my passion and cooking for others is my way of expressing my love. The kitchen is indeed my happy place and if I can spend my days teaching people how to meal prep and cook healthy but delicious food, then I will be living my best life to the fullest extent. I’ve changed my life and improved my health by making small but sustainable changes and so can you. Until my dream (which I mentioned in my opening statements) becomes a reality, cooking classes like these and my live Sunday meal preps on Instagram will have to do. So, meet me on the gram every Sunday afternoon when I meal prep like a boss.