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Meryl’s School of Cooking, which is based in Kloof in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa was established in 2001. 

Meryl’s stylish kitchen is set in a tranquil environment that allows you to feel relaxed and creative, while benefiting from the latest culinary equipment.

Despite her extensive training and experience, Meryl has the gift of making every client feel like a master chef within minutes of entering her fresh, clean kitchen. By the end of the course, you have created something you would never have dreamed possible – a delicious and beautifully presented meal, while having fun.

Meryl trained as a chef in South Africa and then went on to study at Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London. After qualifying there, she worked in various places in Great Britain, including a shooting lodge in Scotland. Meryl later worked at MalaMala Game Reserve and Hartford Country House, both five star resorts in South Africa, before opening Meryl’s School of Cooking. Her cooking school allows her to impart her extensive knowledge, while sharing in her clients’ sense of achievement at what they have created.


The sessions take place on Tuesday mornings from 8.30am – 11.00am
Each participant receives the recipes weekly as well as a certificate at the end of each course.
The cooking is done as a group with guidance, tips and good basic cooking rules given.
Good presentation is shown and encouraged.

Cooking Kids has become a brand of its own.

Cooking Kids Parties

Cooking Kids Mini Chef Holiday Courses

Cooking Kids Extra Mural Courses

It is very exciting to teach children to cook and watch how they grow in confidence as they learn. Children can do so much more then we expect and they are far more creative than we know.


From basic, to theme, to quick meal cooking courses. These run through the year. Please ask to be added to the mailing list to receive updates or check the calendar so you don't miss out.



Cooking and eating together in a relaxed, homely environment is a very effective way to build relationships and co-operation amongst colleagues.
The group is guided through the cooking process to create a delicious food, which they then all enjoy together.  
It’s a tremendous amount of fun, new skills are learnt and it does wonders for team spirit.



Group bookings of 8 or more can be made for birthday celebrations, hens parties or just a  fun get together with friends.  A theme may be chosen from the theme list or a menu can be compiled for the group.

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We cater for businesses, office lunches, snacks or breakfasts. We have a range of snack platters to choose from or standard meals, alternatively, we are happy to quote for any occasion.
We do delicious convenience meals to order for those that would prefer not to cook.



1 Wingfield Rd, Kloof, 3610, South Africa