About The Kitchen Collective

The Kitchen Collective is a collection of food studios in and around Cape Town, namely The Kitchen Collective Food Studios (which has 3 kitchen studios in one venue), and Ginger & Lime (Fresnaye).

A place to host Interactive Cooking Experiences, MasterChef Parties, Private Functions, Launches and so much more. A space to create a unique and special event for your friends or team

With an ideal location on the foothills of signal hill in Cape Town, it is within easy access and proximity to host functions and events of all kinds.

This innovative space also includes its 2 smaller kitchen studios available for hire by industry professionals for catering, private chefs, cooking workshops, food styling and photographers, as well as anyone that needs a kitchen space to prep.

About Denise Cowburn-Levy

Denise was introduced to international cuisine from a young age as she followed a successful career as an international model. She then opened Cape Town Productions, a company which hosts international production companies & facilitates their shoots, both here & internationally. Both careers required much travelling, which exposed her to all kinds of cuisine, from the wonderful complex Asian flavours to the traditional, authentic Italian cuisine. She still strives to keep on travelling as much as possible, all the time learning & gaining knowledge about various cuisines which she brings back to share with her growing followers.

About Liam

Liam Tomlin opened Banc restaurant in Sydney in 1997 where he garnered many accolades including 3 Chef Hats. Relocating to South Africa in 2003 he consulted to various projects within the hospitality industry and in 2010 opened Chefs Warehouse and Cookery School, Cape Town. In 2014 the concept was changed, and Chefs Warehouse and Canteen began serving fine-dining quality global tapas. He has since opened Thali, a 'modern Indian' restaurant with Dimo Papachristodoulou and Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia with Ivor Jones offering the same 'Tapas for 2' menu as his other restaurants. The group now includes Chefs Warehouse at Maison (Franschhoek) opened with David Schneider leading the kitchen. Mosty recently Liam partnered with Victoria Engelhorn opening Brugarol in Barcelona, headed up by Angelo Scirocco (Urbanologi, Chefs Warehouse, Test Kitchen). Victoria and Liam also partnered to open LOCAL at Heritage Square which is a multi-outlet platform of food and drink vendors, including his restaurant MAZZA and La Cantina. Liam has also partnered with Denise Cowburn-Levy at The Kitchen Collective to host a variety of different cookery courses and Chefs Warehouse pop ups.

Our values

We are real people, with a deep love and passion for what we do. Every day we strive to be better and deliver better experiences to our guests.


We are absolutely passionate about delivering top-quality food experiences for our guests


We believe in being authentically ourselves from start to finish


We strive to be innovative in our approach to menu planning, events and offering a unique space in Cape Town


We promise to always act with professionalism, combined with care and compassion

A Collection of Food Studios

We have beautiful and unique venues to offer our guests to create the perfect experience and event for any occasion or size.
All of our interactive cooking experiences take place at The Kitchen Collective with our two other venues, in beautiful private homes, are exclusively for private functions.

The Kitchen Collective

Cape Town City Bowl

Ginger & Lime

Fresnaye, Cape Town

Our Sponsors


Our Team

Denise Cowburn-Levy


Ginger and Lime | The Kitchen Collective


Liam Tomlin


Chefs Warehouse | The Kitchen Collective

Contact Denise