Exclusive Jozi foodie getaway: Re-inventing open fire cooking with Suzi Holtzhausen

2018-03-26 10:32 - In partnership with Bhejane Adventures
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Join chef Suzi Holtzhausen and skilled Bhejane Adventure cooks, as they gather together and re-invent open fire cooking, using ingredients real to each area! 

It’s not just another braai….

Gauteng - 3-day inter-active food adventure -  a melting pot of European, Asian and African Cuisine 

Discover Jozi, a melting pot of pan African and ethnic European & Asian flavours - an exciting journey of discovery in the city and surrounds instead of traveling vast distances. To keep it real you will cook on Wicked Food Earth, a farm concerned with indigenous breeds and sustainable foods. 

"Interact and participate in our 3-day food adventures, exploring the culinary heritage of Southern Africa out in bush surrounds. Exercise pure cooking skills then relax at the end of the day to a delicious meal in the open air before calling it a night in your comfy, well setup tent."

These experiences will let you "play a part in the future of our national cuisine. It's a flavour trip guaranteed!"

Upcoming Under Canvas Food Ventures - dates to be announced:

  • West Coast -sustainable seafood over the coals
  • Overberg- fine flavours of our delicate Fynbos

SEE: Food24 chats to chef Suzi Holtzhausen about life after Gaaitjie and her fun pop-up cooking schools

 

More about Suzi:

Suzi has a background in food and a foreground in provenance. 

She studied in Cape Town, thereafter quickly headed for a working life at exclusive game lodges in wildlife areas of Southern Africa. Caring to share food knowledge further, she became involved in setting up new lodges and training local staff, which later materialised in a cookery school in Johannesburg.

Coastal seafood then called loudly in the form of the Cape West Coast. After selling her restaurant Gaaitjie in Paternoster, she took to the road as a traveling chef.

According to Suzie, sourcing, foraging, ingredient networking and food harvesting have become a new way of life! 

What your outdoor tented camp experience will consist of:  

1. Arrival Day One

Check in between 15:00 and 18:00. Arrival drinks and Snacks before gathering around the fire to discuss programe of the following day's events. Your dinner with involve the first diner interaction of the experience.

Participants will be split into three groups, with rotation cooking experiences for each of the teams during Breakfast and Lunch.

(Photo: Supplied)

(Photo: Supplied)

2. Day Two

• Breakfast Team A cook and serve.  Day 2>Team C & Day 3> Team B

• All participants - source ingredients from the area and learn about local food cultures and indigenous ingredients. 

• Light Lunch Team B - prepare and serve.

Day 3

Team C to prepare lunch.

All Participants will participate in an interactive cooking experience followed by dinner.

4. Departure Day

Be spoilt with breakfast in bed. Gather for coffee and recap on the experience with new foodie friends. Safely make your way home to share your new skills.

What you need to know if you do go:

Discover Jozi, a melting pot of pan African and ethnic European & Asian flavours. To keep it real you will cook on Wicked Food Earth, a farm concerned with indigenous breeds and sustainable foods.