Franschhoek Wine Valley

Up your Kitchen game 4 week introductory course

UP YOUR KITCHEN GAME and join this 4 week cooking class with international private chef Nicola Spilsbury.

Learn all you need in order to shop, prep and cook a wholesome, innovative and creative meal. This course is perfectly suited for your domestic helper, students, mums and dads and anyone keen to learn the magic of cooking.

Nicola Spilsbury is an experienced chef who is passionate about teaching and food. She previously owned The Taste Bud Cooking school where she trained kids and adults, from basic domestic cooking courses to fine dining dinner parties. She has worked as a teacher, caterer, creative chef, executive chef and private chef. She has cooked for families all over the world. She is passionate about simple food made well, and loves helping to develop confidence in the kitchen and believes that everyone can cook.

R1,600 per person includes your shopping lists, recipe books, all ingredients, refreshments, a meal to take home (bring your Tupperware) as well as a certificate of participation.

Class size is limited to 10 participants to respect social distancing as well as Covid-19 Health and Safety regulations.

All proceeds of our classes go towards #Change4Twenty and the future of the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy

Contact or 081 009 5157 to book your spot.


Start Exploring

Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861