Cook with our Food Fundis

From our kitchens to yours

Bring the flavours of Africa and South America into your homes

Food. It’s as much a part of the &Beyond experience as the accommodation and adventures. Now you have the opportunity to choose a dish from a seasonal African or South American menu and have one of our expert chefs talk you through the preparation process via a Zoom link.

This virtual experience is booked on a special request basis (as good things take time to prepare).

Choose a menu of your fancy. Tuck into the delicious Pan-African flavours created by chef Murray Weakley, &Beyond‘s Regional Executive Chef for Botswana, or enjoy the mouth-watering Chilean flavours created by Chef Damián Fernández Dupouy, &Beyond Vira Vira’s Executive Chef, in Chile.

The booking entitles you to six (6) links, which you can share with friends, family members or co-workers (with a maximum 2 people per link) and is conducted in English.

Great for family, friends (suggested 14 and older) or small corporate teams to enjoy. Six (6) links with a maximum of two people per link.

Experiences conducted in English (or Spanish for Damián’s session).

Select a dish from a regionally-inspired menu.

Meet the Chefs

Damián Fernández Dupouy

Damián Fernández Dupouy is a French-trained executive chef, who brings the &Beyond Vira Vira farm to table concept alive.

Inspired by the different seasons, and always prepared, his cuisine is pure and authentic. All the natural products and ingredients are sourced from our farm or from local providers.

Passionate about cuisine, and committed to the ideal dining experience, Damián and his team create mouth-watering 3-course lunches and 4-course dinners that infuse the delectable flavours of Southern Chile.

Murray Weakley

Having been trained in the Stellenbosch Winelands at the Institute of Culinary Arts, Murray Weakley, the Regional Executive Chef for &Beyond Botswana, believes that every meal should be a celebration of sustainable, locally inspired, wholesome food.

Murray, who has been with &Beyond for a number of years, delights guests by incorporating his classical French techniques into the local food culture. Playful twists on traditional dishes and ingredients is what he is known for.

Leaving our world a better place

Virtual experiences that go beyond the expected and care for the land, wildlife and people

10% of your purchase total will go towards a local COVID-19 fund-raising initiative

How to book

USD 250 for a group of 6 links

Join chef Damián or chef Murray online for a private cooking class. Chat about their favourite ingredients, learn about their backgrounds and whip up a wholesome meal together. Simply email our team at &Beyond Virtual Experiences to book a time that works for you and your group.

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How to participate?

  • You’ll connect with your guide through video-conferencing software called Zoom. We recommend you download Zoom onto your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and test it before your booking.
  • You will need to have a stable internet connection – Zoom recommends a connection speed of 2mbps up/down.
  • For the best experience, please ensure that you test your Zoom meeting (see above) as the quality of the live video recording, which will be played back during your session, may be affected by your connectivity.

Frequently asked questions

You will need to have a stable internet connection – Zoom recommends a connection speed of 2mbps up/down.

For the best experience, please ensure that you test your Zoom meeting (see How to Participate) as the quality of the live video recording, which will be played back during your session, may be affected by your connectivity.

Click on “VIEW QUESTIONS” to see a few of the most frequently asked questions about booking an &Beyond Virtual Experience.