THE CHEF'S STUDIO
The Chef’s Studio sees guests exploring their cooking abilities under the guidance of a professional chef, before sitting down to indulge in a feast for the senses; a multiple course meal which showcases the best that fine dining has to offer.
Featuring custom-built workstations equipped with the latest cooking technology from Siemens, a communal table for social dining, as well as an elegant private dining room, guests can indulge in a one-of-a-kind experience while soaking in the ambience of the Mother City.
THE CHEF BEHIND THE STUDIO
The Chef’s Studio was founded by Chef Matt Manning. Born in England, Matt perfected his trade in London’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants under the tutelage of some of the best in the business, including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Bryn Williams. Upon relocating to South Africa, Matt worked at La Colombe, before his inherent entrepreneurial spirit saw him embarking on a career as a private chef.
Matt became well-known locally for his interactive ‘One Ingredient’ pop-up dinners. Matt wanted to expand on this hyper-social style of dining through offering patrons a number of different, interactive experiences, in a contemporary and exciting new space. And so, the Chef’s Studio was born.
WHAT WE OFFER
THE CHEF'S TABLE
Elevate your next dinner party by booking the Chefs Table, our long dining table overseeing the Chef’s Studio demo kitchen, for an intimate and exciting front row seat to the action.
EVENTS & FUNCTIONS
The Chef’s Studio is available for corporate bookings, team-building, birthday parties, bachelorette's or year-end functions.
Join us in The Chef's Studio to expand your knowledge of cookery with one of our cooking class packages.
The Chef’s Studio is available to hire for pop up events, event prep, food styling photoshoots and film shoots. Cook with us today.
The Chef’s Studio also caters for private dinners and outside events. Select your menu package and enjoy as our team caters for your every need.
TOUR GROUP BOOKINGS
The Chef’s Studio is available for tour group bookings. Guests occupy a cooking station while the hosting chef guides them through local cooking techniques, using South Africa’s beautiful produce.
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I've been lucky enough to attend two of Matt's brunches and they are AMAZING. Nowhere else can you get such an intimate experience with one of Cape Town's most talented chefs. The food was inventive and the wine pairings interesting (small boutique producers are highlighted) - great value for money!”
Katelyn Allegra, food stylist and founder of 'The Kate Tin'
An incredible evening out; exquisite food is had and some kitchen prowess is taught, all under the watchful eye of the super talented Matt Manning. A great night to celebrate, well, anything really. Just do it!”
Sue-Anne Allen, chef, presenter & author
It is now five days after our 'One Ingredient Dinner' experience and I still cannot stop thinking about what an enjoyable evening we had.:) The food, the wines; the entire atmosphere was just incredible. Thank you again for an amazing experience, I will definitely be back soon.”
Leticia Murphy, guest
What a phenomenal culinary experience! It is very rare that you can pair a Michelin-style gourmet experience with a personal and intimate touch, but this was achieved with ease and grace by both Matt and his Fiancée Roxanne. Excellence made effortlessly!”