Cooking and Dining Experiences

Loved her passion

Great and informative cooking experience. Loved her passion and attention to detail, creatively taking us on an adventure of her grandmother and passion for Persian cuisine. Highly recommend this laid back, informative and DELICIOUS eventing in the City Bowl.

Zara Langford

Delicious & beautiful

We so enjoyed our Persian cookery lesson in Aliya’s fabulous house. The food is easy to prepare but utterly different, delicious & beautiful. Aliya’s way of demonstrating & teaching is spot on, so easy to follow, she gets through a lot of courses in a relatively short time and the best is that you get to eat it all afterwards. We had such a great group & all in all it was just fantastic and is highly recommended.

Lyn Stacey

Beautiful food, beautiful venue

Beautiful food, beautiful venue – Aliya’s food is on a different level! Have done her Persian cooking course last year and Moroccan this weekend – wish she would open a restaurant.

Adi Smit

I host Persian and Middle-Eastern Food cooking classes from the BOSCH cooking studio on Bree Street and I generally advertise these dates on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I can take up to 16 attendees and I encourage people to book in groups of 4 or 2 to make the most of the session. I also host banquet-style dining events now and then where we celebrate Persian music, art, and food on a long harvest-style table setting. I don’t cater professionally but I am always open to suggestions for special events if the timing works for me and the client is happy to work with my format.


Taste Magazine

My passion for cooking and creating wholesome dishes that look beautiful also led me to the arena of food styling and I saw my first international publication hit the shelves in May 2016 in the form of “Good to Glow” by TeNeues. I sourced, cooked and styled almost all of the food for the book and also assisted with refining some of the recipes to make sure they worked perfectly. It’s a beautiful book with a fresh clean and healthy feel.

I have spent the last 8 years learning to photograph my food professionally and although I don’t sell my services as a professional food photographer it has become a big passion of mine and all the photographs on my website I styled and shot myself.