Cooking Courses & Dining Experiences

I host Persian and Middle-Eastern cooking classes and dining experiences at my home in Tamboerskloof that you can book via You can also Contact me directly for private group bookings or birthdays. I get booked up quickly so if this is something you would like to do then don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Next year I plan on focusing on Middle Eastern Vegetarian food so all the recipes will different. If you are interested in typical Persian food then this years course is the one to go for 😊

All the information about these exclusive private dining experiences can be found on Eatsplorer, however, I can also tailor the experience for you if there is a group booking. We generally start at 3 pm and spend a few hours creating and learning in the kitchen before we sit down and enjoy the delectable feast we have prepared.


These dining experiences are always very intimate and special, each one being unique.
I have included some testimonials below from various attendees for your interest.

I have had the pleasure of doing two cooking evenings with Aliya. Both occasions were loads of fun, inspirational and memorable. There are no half measures with Aliya. She puts in so much effort, love and generosity into her courses.

I have since tried her recipes at a few of my own dinner parties and they’ve been a great success as well cooked up for the family. Can’t wait for the next cook up.

- Tracey -

Our afternoon in Aliya's Persian kitchen and home was as if we were on a journey to another world, it was a fascinating lesson in history, culture, family values and delicious, authentic food and cooking skills. To learn about the ancient art of food preparation and Persian rituals opened my eyes and heart and I feel honoured to know her story.

Thank you Aliya for sharing your cuisine with us! It's my new favourite way to eat..

- Annalise -