About Us

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

Meet Megan Harker

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Established twenty years ago, Gecko Culinary Adventures, situated in Umhlanga Rocks at the iconic Breakers Resort, 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.

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EVERY EVENT IS A MEMORABLE ADVENTURE

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.

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A venue with soul

Gecko Culinary Adventures has moved to Umhlanga Rocks and is situated at Breakers Resort with a fantastic view over the Hawaan nature reserve. The venue boasts a Bedouin-style tent to eat under with a sweeping garden landscape where you can relax after your event.

A UNIQUE VENUE IN UMHLANGA

A wonderfully different experience overlooking the Hawaan Nature Reserve. We specialize in 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.