The foundation of cooking is based upon the sharing of knowledge and experiences. Mentorship has always been an inspiration in Chef Chris Van Hooydonk’s career, thus leading to the development of a cooking class component. Tailored workshops can be developed with direct interaction with an individual client. Based on an approximate 4 hour timeline, groups of up to 8 guests can be hosted for an intimate and informal cooking demonstration. Workshop attendees will enjoy sampling the “fruits of their labour”, while enjoying a glass of wine from their cellar or from a local winery sourced from a recent tour. All workshop recipes are based on recipes written, trialed and tested in the “Backyard Farm” kitchen, and packages are prepared for guests to cook for their own guests in the privacy of the home. Smaller groups can accommodate “getting your hands dirty” alongside Chef, for a fun evening or afternoon of approachable food, in a fully functional and inspiring commercial kitchen. The roots of food can be explored on your terms-learning, laughing, cooking and eating in good company. Pricing is based on $250 per person plus tax and gratuity.   For booking availability visit the Calendar page, and for more details contact Chris Van Hooydonk