FAQs – Durban Domestic Cooking Classes
The following questions are asked quite frequently by our clients and should contain the answers to most of your questions. if you have any additional questions, or would like to inquire about course dates, please use our contact form or the phone number on our contact page.
Will my Nanny understand, English is her second language?
This is our most common question. Cooking family friendly meals can be daunting for your employee as culturally we all eat so differently. Our courses are intended to give your worker confidence in the kitchen so that they can cook nutritious delicious meals for the whole family. There is a class leader (myself Lauren) that will guide all the participants through the class as well as a staff member (Lolly) who translates into Zulu and acts as a counter assistant for the group , giving them tips and pointers as they go along.
My Domestic worker has never cooked for me before, will she be able to follow and keep up?
Our courses are basic and not complicated at all. They are easy to follow and hands – on, where every learner gets to participate in the preparations of the dishes. There is a class leader (myself Lauren) that will guide all the participants through the class as well as a staff member (Lolly) who translates into Zulu and acts as a counter assistant for the group , giving them tips and pointers as they go along.
My Domestic Worker is super efficient with the house work but has no real interest in cooking.
I think she lacks the confidence. If she is not keen, do you think I should still send her along?
You will your domestic employee lacks the confidence and do not want to mess up your meal that is why she is probably not keen to come on the course. In our courses, personal attention are given to each worker and we help your domestic employee to become self motivated and gain an interest and passion in preparing a wonderful meal for your family and guests. Personalized certificates are handed out after each course which really makes them feel empowered and of so much worth to you.
Where do you offer the cooking courses?
Our cooking courses in Durban are run from my home in Mt Edgecombe Estate on a Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30am – 12pm.
What do we need to provide for our Domestic Employees to attend the courses?
Nothing, we provide everything for the class from all the ingredients to an apron. Recipes in English and Zulu are provided for each cook in a handy file for her to take home afterwards. Juice and tea will be provided and meals enjoyed after each morning.
How many Nannies or domestic workers do you train at a time?
Our maximum is 6 and minimum is 3. We like to keep our classes small so we can concentrate on the needs of our learners.
Do I have to drop my Nanny every time?
We ask that you drop your nanny on the first day so that we can meet you and you can see where we are doing our training. Our training venue (My home in Mt Edgecombe Estate) is situated near public transport and is on the taxi route so the next course day they can come themselves.
How can I encourage my Nanny to practice good hygiene?
We do cover all the aspects of the importance of personal and kitchen hygiene in all 3 of our courses from washing hands to kitchen services to preparing raw and cooked meat. If a parent has a specific request not covered in the manual that they want mentioned, we can address it with the group as a whole so that none of the ladies are mad to feel ashamed or embarrassed.