Spice up your party, leave blandness behind… in our kitchen, there’s always fun to find!
For a growing number of people, the next party they hold is as likely to involve chopping celery as chopping wood..

Leading the South African trend in “culinary partying”is Giggling Gourmet, known as the originator of CooksParties™ .

CooksParties™ – Where you can “bake your cake and eat it”. Each party is a lunch or dinner where “hands-on” cooking is the entertainment. You invite your guests to your party and they will be divided into groups, each cooking a different part of the menu that you’ve selected.

You will learn specific techniques that will be applicable to dishes you may want to cook at home. Our facilitators are experienced professionals, equally adept at leading both the eager novice and the experienced home cook. They have a comprehensive knowledge of virtually all cuisines, along with the experience to make cooking fun and entertaining.

These events are geared towards personal celebrations such as Birthdays, Baby showers, Kitchen Teas/Hens parties, Bachelor parties or Lunch / Dinner with special friends!

Giggling Gourmet has taken cooking programs to a level that would leave participants – and facilitators – with their mouths watering. Each party is conducted at the Giggling Gourmet School of Cooking, a world-class teaching kitchen with our unique U-Cooking™ U layout, state-of-the-art demonstration theatre and retail shop for professional calibre cooking tools.

Giggling Gourmet’s comprehensive approach not only teaches cooking skills, but also encourages people to experience the fun of cooking in a state-of-the-art, professional teaching kitchen. Participants who attend any of our cooking experiences have and will acquire skills they never thought possible.

The Giggling Gourmet CooksParties™ are typically 3 hour programs that typically accommodate 30 participants but depending on the theme up to 60 participants; however, the sessions and participant numbers can be be customised to meet specific objectives.

Regardless of what option is selected, participants not only have serious fun and learn cooking skills and techniques using the highest-quality kitchen equipment, but as a final reward for their achievement, they also enjoy their Epicurean masterpieces that they have collectively made.

Add a Wine or Beer tasting to your CooksParty™
A sommelier will pair wine or beer with each course of your menu, giving background information and answering any questions you may have. Wine or beer tastings provide added enjoyment to the cooking experience. Upgrades on the tasting are available upon request.

For more information and to book, contact us.

Amongst the local list of companies and individuals Jenny has catered for some of the world’s most well known celebrities when they have visited Cape Town including:

  • Sir David Wilcox, conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, at his performance of Verdi’s Requiem – 1 000 guests
  • The Duke & Duchess of Kent at a party given by the British High Commissioner for the BT Challenge
  • HRH Prince Charles during his visit to South Africa with Prince William and Prince Harry, shortly after the death of Princess Diana
  • American Vice President Al Gore & South African President Thabo Mbeki at an intimate luncheon and then with the full South African cabinet for the USA – SA Bi-National conference luncheon at Kirstenbosch, the South African National Botanical Gardens
  • A function given by the South African government at which the United States Ambassador to South Africa was a guest
  • Caprice on her visit to SA to launch her range of products
  • Patrick Holford on a visit to SA to launch one of his books
  • A function given for the Swedish Prime Minister on his visit to South Africa
  • A function held in Cape Town for the Commonwealth Judges and magistrates
  • An art exhibition given by the Dutch Ambassador to South Africa
  • Charlize Theron, South African born Hollywood star, in South Africa as guest of honour at a function given by Cosmopolitan magazine
  • A private function for President Kenneth Kaunda on a visit to South Africa
  • British MP Peter Hain, on a visit to South Africa while promoting trade in Africa
  • A function held in Cape Town for the president of Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan
  • A function in Cape Town for the top executives of Sainsburys (of the UK) while on a visit to the Cape region
  • And many a function for the man on the corner

Amongst others, our clients include:

  • Telkom
  • South African Airways
  • Lufthansa Airlines
  • Qatar Airlines
  • Old Mutual
  • Investec bank
  • BOE private Bank
  • Sanlam
  • Pioneer Foods – Nulaid
  • Sanlam
  • Shell South Africa
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • KPMG
  • The V & A Waterfront Company
  • Bosch Gaggenau Siemens
  • Miele
  • BAT
  • British High Commission
  • South Africa Department Foreign Affairs
  • Metropolitan Life
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Samsung Electroncis
  • South African Dried Fruit
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Femina
  • Naspers
  • Media 24
  • Samcor
  • Imperial Toyota
  • Toyota Motor Corp (Japan)
  • BMW
  • SA Museum
  • Robben Island Museum
  • Independent Newspapers
  • Centre For the Book
  • Cape Metro Tourism
  • Cape Talk Radio
  • Tafelberg Publishers
  • Oxford University Press
  • KFM Radio
  • 567 Cape talk Radio
  • East Coast Radio
  • Good Hope Radio
  • Exclusive Books
  • Ann Bancroft / Liv Arnesen polar expedition to the South Pole and many more…

Make your occasion a memorable one and contact us to discuss quotes, menus and any other information you may require.