Become a Chef for a Day

Renowned Cape Town Chefs, Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss, of Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenhort Hotel, are offering an opportunity for culinary enthusiasts or budding young chefs to become a Chef for a Day. The program will offer first-hand experience of being a chef followed by a dining experience in the Greenhouse restaurant.

The Chef for a Day will work a half or full day at the various food preparation stations, within the kitchen, assisting to prepare multiple award-winning dishes whilst learning professional skills and techniques. After a day of working, learning and observing, the Chef for a Day will dine in Greenhouse to experience either a 4-course lunch experience or the 12-course Greenhouse Experience menu for dinner.

This program is ideal for friends or couples to spend quality time together honing their fine dining skills or for the young future chefs who would like to experience life in a professional kitchen, before making the commitment of a chef school.

Due to the highly personalised and hands on kitchen experience of Chef for a Day, there are only two spaces available per day on Friday and Saturday.

When: August to December
Cost: R1600 half day pp.  or R2400 full day pp.


Half Day Program
9:00 – 11:30
Kitchen Preparation & Basic Skills

11:30 - 12:00
Foraging basics & herb identification

12:00 - 12:30
Plating Canapés & Starters

12:30 - 2:30
4 Course Menu with Wine Pairing

Full Day Program
10:00 – 12:00
Kitchen Preparation & Basic Skills

12:00 - 2:30
Hands on Lunch Service

2:30 – 3:30
Break and a light meal

3:30 – 4:00
Foraging basics & herb identification

4:00 - 5:00
Wine Pairing Basics & tasting with Sommelier

5:00 - 6:00
Dinner Set Up

6:00 - 7:00
Refresh & Change for Dinner (Hotel ‘day room’ provided subject to availability)

12 Course Greenhouse Experience menu with Wine Pairing