The Art of Entertaining!

Embrace your passion for food and learn to create phenomenal ways in bringing flavours alive in a fun, relaxed setting.

The collaboration of Weber SA and Chef Tjaart.

Our courses are suitable for all experience levels. Our WEBER classes generally run from 3 – 4 hours depending on the course. We do have other bespoke residential Programmes, dinner party master classes to children’s courses, which are tailor-made for group bookings and corporates. Many courses focus on recipes important to Tjaart, showcasing dishes that have been inspired to him from his travels and foodie journey, keeping sustainability and seasonality at the core of it all.

In addition to the hands-on learning experience, guests can benefit from a luxurious break in the enchanting surroundings of Glen Avon Lodge, a 5 star hotel nestled in the Constantia winelands. Enjoy a delicious informal meal during the course of your experience and to make new, like-minded friends.

Chef Tjaart brings a wealth of cookery school experience as was formerly guided in education by Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, in his prestige cookery school in the UK.


Courses to choose from:


Entertaining Classics

From grilling and roasting to baking and smoking, you’ll be amazed at what you can cook using these simple techniques.

Throughout the class, you will be shown how to get the most out of your braai, to prepare anything from roasts to sous vide chicken, the ultimate pork crackling to puddings! In-depth tuition in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, will inspire you with the confidence and enthusiasm to really expand your WEBER experience.

Using Weber’s lid-on technique on both charcoal and gas barbecues, Chef Tjaart will spend two and a half hours teaching you the best way to cook a number of all time braai classics.

As part of this course you’ll be tasked with creating a part of the classes menu. You will be asked to prepare your own de-boned leg of lamb and be taught how to cut and portion a whole salmon trout. We will also show just one of the many possibilities to expand your braai menu with a demonstration of the famous “beer can chicken.”

Duration: 4 hrs

Cost: R650pp


Grilled asparagus & zucchini salad
Rosemary focaccia bread
De-boned leg of lamb
Whole roasted Salmon Trout
Beer can roast chicken

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Masterclass in entertaining

This course teaches you how to use the Weber way of cooking to open up a world of possibilities on your braai. As well as covering off key skills such as lighting and temperature control, you’ll be learning how to perfect steaks, roasts, pizzas and even cakes!

Suitable for those who want to learn to cook food other than the standard everyday fayre of wors and chops, the master-class in entertaining shows how to use Weber’s renowned “lid-on” barbecue technique to grill, roast, smoke and bake! During the 4 hours you and your classmates will prepare a variety of different dishes under the guidance of Chef Tjaart. Using a combination of charcoal and gas barbecues you’ll be taught skills from lighting techniques to controlling temperature and knowing when your food is perfectly cooked. You’ll receive a demonstration from the chef on how to cook the perfect steak and we’ll ask you to get hands-on with some dough and create your own stone baked pizza!

Duration: 4 hrs

Cost: R650pp


Venison tetaki
Smoked tomato & olive salad
Beef short rib roast
Tunnel boned chicken
Pizza 3 ways
Maderia cake

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The Ultimate Masterclass

Did you know that if you buy a Ferrari that you have to go on a specific driving course before you can accept your new sports car!

Well WEBER has a similar rule with the new Weber. You cannot just fire her up and cook like you usually do! You have to take a cookery class with Chef Tjaart to understand the fundamentals of this braai. The 3 – 4 hour class takes you into a world of technology, sophistication and a pinnacle point of food gastronomy. This weber experience is sure to blow you away in what a product can do for you and your food journey.

This course will run occasionally and specifically for those individuals that purchase the XXXX weber. You will learn XXX You will cook food that takes your braai experience to another level. From XXX to XXX you will cover this class XXX

Duration: 4 hrs

Cost: R850pp


Pork roast
Aubergine and tomato melezane
Crustacean mezze
Bird Royal
Tart tatin

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Wine and Dine

Treat friends, family or colleagues to a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience.

Venture on a journey with a selected wine master from an estate that Tjaart associates as one of the best in the land where you’ll enjoy a tasting of wines and experiences from the estate. Then, MCC and canapés welcome you to a cooking demonstration by Chef Tjaart. Finally, enjoy an exquisite four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours.

Starts from R 1 600,00 per person incl. VAT

(Dependable on wine estate, tasting style and menu option)

Minimum of 12 persons

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Pork roast
Aubergine and tomato melezane
Crustacean mezze
Bird Royal
Tart tatin

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Cook and Stay!

Combine a luxury overnight stay at Glen Avon Lodge with a fun, flavourful lesson with Chef Tjaart on the day you arrive, then kick back and relax in the comfort of one of the residential suites, awakening to the start of another day in peace and tranquility. (This offer is the same schedule as any Entertaining classics or Master-class Entertaining classes)


  • Luxury accommodation
  • Welcome amenities including fresh fruit and MCC wine
  • One place on a Weber cookery course hosted by Chef Tjaart
  • Daily English breakfast

R 1 600,00 per person incl. VAT

R 2 000,00 per couple (one class place & 2 peoples accommodation) incl. VAT

R 2 800,00 per couple sharing, class & accommodation incl. VAT

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