Welcome to our cooking school

Cooking classes, are a great way to spend a morning, afternoon or evening. Get new found confidence cooking different styles of food and you’ll soon be cooking wonderful meals you’ve never been brave enough to try. You can enjoy fun-filled, informative cookery experiences in the inviting ambience of our Kitchen. Tantalize your taste buds with easy entertaining menus, followed by a sumptuous meal to sample the fruits of your labour. Guided by one of our qualified in-house gourmet chefs, learn to create your own taste sensations. Wow your friends and family with newly acquired gastronomic skills.

We have courses for all ages, demonstrations, wine tastings, team building and a host of other courses and events.

  • Childrens’ courses
  • Moms and tots
  • Students en-route to university
  • Food themed events
  • Housekeepers’ courses
  • Corporate events, including team building
  • Monthly demonstrations
  • Wine tastings
  • Wine clubs
  • Food and wine pairings
  • Master Chef cook-offs
  • Book clubs
  • Birthday parties
  • Supper clubs



The venue is also available to hire for, wine tastings, video and photo shoots, demonstrations, training, workshops and product launches.


About Olive Branch

Margy qualified as a chef in the UK, prior to moving to South Africa. Since then, her professional career has revolved around food with both major multinational and local companies, including the Westin International Hotel Group. She has continued to develop her passion for food – ranging from the traditional to current trends, and is also currently responsible for Recipe Development with ‘Plum’ food magazine.

Margy looks forward to sharing this passion for food with you as the Executive Director/ Chef of Olive Branch Cooking School. Her style of simple, smart and seasonal recipes are sure to inspire you – food for every cook, every food lover, every day and every occasion.

Margy Vally Self Portrait