• A luxury cooking experience in Mpumalanga

A Mount High Culinary Experience

For the holiday makers who prefer to relax away from the kitchen - and subsequent dishes - Mount High offers the luxury option of booking your own Private Chef for the duration of your stay.

CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT MOUNT HIGH

Enjoy a culinary feast fit for royalty with celebrity Chef Tippie and his wife and fellow foodie Santie. The couple has over 10-years of experience in the world of flavours which they deliver straight to your table. From the heart of the African bush, to the Southern-style cooking of the USA, all the way to the flamenco spices of the Spanish quarters, Chef Tippie curates your exclusive holiday menu.

Have specific dietary requirements? No problem, these talented chefs know how to adjust their menus accordingly, while never compromising on the flavours and ensuring that your taste buds are given the attention they deserve.

Interactive cooking classes with Chef Tippie are also available during your stay, and include learning the art of pizzas, pastas and bread baking - rest assured, there are plenty of trails to hike or cycle afterwards to work off the carbs.    

With goodness at the heart of everything they do, Chef Tippie and Santie offer a “Salt of the Earth” cooking class taking you on a ‘catch-and-cook exploration.’ You’ll get to harvest your own products from the organic herb and vegetable gardens, as well as source trout, venison and cheese from local artisans. You will also learn how to make sourdough bread to compliment your cheese, meats and Mother Nature’s freshly picked gifts at Mount High.

CULINARY PACKAGES  

CULINARY WEEKEND

Friday:

  • Tapas and welcome drinks.
  • Begin the process of sourdough bread making.
  • Dinner served.

Saturday:

  • Breakfast served.
  • Cooking class starts at 13:30.
  • Cook a variety of tapas, working up an appetite for dinner.
  • Master sourdough bread baking.

Sunday:

  • Breakfast served.

WEEKEND WITH PRIVATE CHEF (2 NIGHTS)

  • 2 pax R2 500 per person
  • 4-6 pax R2 000 per person
  • 8-10 pax R1 800 per person
  • 10-12 pax R1 500 per person
  • Cash bar available

WEEKEND WITH PRIVATE CHEF (3 NIGHTS)

  • 2 pax R3 300 per person
  • 4-6 pax R2 800 per person
  • 8-10 pax R2 500 per person
  • 10-12 pax R2 200 per person
  • Cash bar available

MIDWEEK SALT OF THE EARTH CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Monday to Thursday (4-night stays) - A culinary feast fit for families, friends, and foodies.

In between sharpening your kitchen skills and tucking into delicious meals, learn about - and taste - local produce from farmers and artisans. The area surrounding Mount High is famous for its trout, so you can expect to cook it in more ways than one. You'll also experience a food and wine pairing as well as whisky tasting on your four-day culinary experience. 

Look forward to things like becoming a sourdough master, learning to make homemade pasta, gnocchi, ravioli or pizza, and enjoy many moments of carb-filled pleasure. Under the guidance of Tippie, you will master the skill of deboning a chicken, a leg of lamb, and even a chicken wing for the more meticulous and adventurous in the group. 


You’ll also be exposed to different cooking methods, from braising, searing, grilling, confiting and marinating - you’ll know more than just the jargon, you’ll be able to do them all after a stay at Mount High. The experience will also include a master class on how to take care of your knives. 

It’s time to experience Mount High as more than just a piece of heaven in the Mpumalanga mountains, it’s also a place for a culinary adventure, so book your foodie holiday and let us customise it according to your group’s dietary requirements.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE MIDWEEK SALT OF THE EARTH CULINARY MIDWEEK EXPERIENCE (4 NIGHTS):

  • Interactive cooking classes every day. 
  • Recipe pack.
  • All meals and snacks.
  • Gin Bar on arrival.
  • Food and wine pairing.
  • Whisky tasting.
  • One bottle of wine per couple per day.
  • Champagne breakfast daily.
  • 4 - 6 pax  (R4 200 per person).
  • 8 - 10 pax (R4 000 per person).
  • 12 pax (R3 800 per person).
  • Cash bar available.

MIDWEEK WITH A PRIVATE CHEF (4 NIGHTS)

  • Tapas and welcome drinks on arrival.
  • Brunch and Dinner served every day.
  • Mid-afternoon snack
  • One day cooking class, or spend the day at leisure.
  • 4-6 pax R3 800 per person
  • 8-10 pax R3 400 per person
  • 10-12 pax R3 000 per person
  • Cash bar available