About Us

We guarantee your experience at Gecko Culinary Adventures in our kitchen will be so much more than memorable – every class is an adventure!

Meet Megan Harker


Established over ten years ago, Gecko Culinary Adventures, situated in the heart of Durban’s Berea, central and easy to find, is owner managed by Megan Harker.

After a successful career in corporate sales and marketing, Megan now devotes her attention to a life-long passion of cooking and her natural flair for easy entertaining. With years of experience in the food industry and sound culinary knowledge, Gecko Culinary Adventures offers her the opportunity to constantly re-invent the business by keeping up with culinary trends and offering new and exciting cookery courses, group cooking team building and culinary events with a difference.

Megan’s straight forward approach to cooking, delivered with enthusiasm and commitment to making simple and delicious food, ensures participants leave her classes and events excited about the delicious food they’ve prepared and eager to easily re-create dishes for friends and family.

Meet Jesse Felthuis

Jesse Felthuis is our Head Chef and he knows food! 

Jesse trained under Christina Martin and worked in a variety of different catering establishments handling both food production and clients with ease. Passionate about food and especially so about baking, our events and classes reflect his flair and enthusiasm in the many fantastic reviews we receive.



We specialize in fantastic team building, group cooking events and a variety of activities, classes and events from everyday quick and easy meals to hand made pasta and sushi, speciality classes, cooking on the braai, “how to” master classes and culinary journey’s to interesting places such as Italy, France, Portugal, Vietnam, Morocco and the Caribbean, to name but a few. We also host special events and cooking parties for celebrations, something different to do or just for fun.


A venue with soul

Gecko Culinary Adventures is situated in a beautiful 100 year old Durban house with a fantastic view over the Durban skyline and Indian ocean. Our venue exudes a warm, relaxed feeling, reminiscent of an old country barn and is ideal for small or large groups and tailor made events.


A wonderfully different experience in the heart of Durban’s Berea. We specialize in fun group cooking events for team building, year-end functions, birthdays and special events or just for fun.  Our culinary events appeal to everyone! Even those who are sceptical on arrival are won over within a very short time.