4 Locations

Visit Your Local Store To Shop

Chef-Designed Recipes

Meet The Award-Winning Foodie Family Behind the Menu

4 Locations

Visit Your Local Store To Shop

Chef-Designed Recipes

Meet The Award-Winning Foodie Family Behind the Menu

Gourmet Frozen Meals For Delicious Daily Dining

Every meal at The Cookhouse is hand crafted with care by The Cookhouse family – the simplest, tastiest way to go gourmet every day with affordable, easy to prepare, ready-made meals. Our meals are designed to offer three-course convenience, real value, and oh-so tasty flavours for the whole family to enjoy. Our exciting menu of frozen meals has been designed and refined by award-winning foodies – passionate about bringing out the best in every ingredient – to give you wholesome, always-delicious meals without the effort – every day.

Our Stores

Pop into one of our four stores across KwaZulu-Natal. We are fully stocked with our entire menu of nourishing, convenient meals for food lovers to enjoy at home. We look forward to welcoming you!

Athlone

Gillitts

Hilton

Howick

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Soups

Mains

Sides

Sauces

Sweet Somethings

The Delectable Home Cooking Of Award-Winning Chefs

Every meal at The Cookhouse has been designed and refined by passionate foodies, Tanya and Jonty Nicolson, from the award-winning gourmet restaurant Nicolson’s at Garlington, Hilton. The pair have turned their attention to creating nourishing meals for food lovers to enjoy at home

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Only The Top Ingredients – Cooked Well

At The Cookhouse, each serving is made using hearty portions of premium ingredients. Using cooking methods to enhance all natural flavours, the result is a range of unique dishes that are satisfying, healthy, and nutritional.

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A Helping Hand In The Kitchen For Any Occasion

Our affordable meals provide great value – at home, on holiday, after late work and school days, for the gift of no cooking, or whenever cooking is just out of the question. The Cookhouse’s freezer essentials are the quick and easy way to heat and eat – the simple way to eat well without the worry.

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The Cookhouse Difference

OUR OWN RETAIL STORES

Fully stocked, so simple to pop in and shop

FROZEN CONVENIENCE

All the taste, none of the waste

HEAT AND EAT

So cooking doesn’t get in the way of what you were doing

NUTRITIOUS AND NOURISHING

Only the freshest, locally sourced, high-quality ingredients

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you deliver?

We do not offer a delivery service at this time. Our model is that we have our own retail stores where we carry the full menu on hand in each store at all times, so you can simply pop in and get exactly what you need.  If you would like to pre-order, our helpful staff will happily keep your meals aside for quick and easy pick-up. Please do email us on info@thecookhouse.co.za if you require any further info on this process.

Can I order online?

Currently, we are a retail store only. Visit us at one of our four conveniently located stores to pick up your favourite meals from The Cookhouse or email us for further information on info@thecookhouse.co.za.

Do I need to pre-order off your menu?

No. All our stores carry the full menu in all portion sizes at all times. If you would like to place a bulk order, please email us ahead of time to make arrangements – info@thecookhouse.co.za

Where are you located?

We are situated in four convenient locations: Howick, Hilton, Athlone, and Gillitts. Please see our contact page for maps, addresses, and phone numbers.

Are all your meals oven and microwave friendly?

No, many of our meals you simply decant into a saucepan and heat on the stove top in a matter of minutes. Some of the meals are to be heated in the oven until crispy and delicious. With regards to microwaves, there are some meals that may be suitable but, because our food contains no stabilizers or artificial thickeners, microwaves can tend to split cream-based dishes and potentially toughen meat, etc. Therefore, we do not actually put any microwave instructions on our labels. Please feel free to email us on info@thecookhouse.co.za for further info on which meals can go into the microwave if needed. Please note, however, that the aluminium foil packaging does in fact work in the microwave as, nowadays, they are not made of tin.

Do you have diabetic options?

A fair amount of our options are low-carb and, therefore, are conducive to cutting the carbohydrates that turn to sugar in our bodies; hence we do have diabetic clientele who know what is suitable to their own diet on our menu. However, there are some dishes that contain sugar and it is best to know exactly what you can and can’t take, so please do email us for any information on sugar-based dishes – info@thecookhouse.co.za. Lastly, many of our Type 2 Diabetic clientele simply enjoy the fact that their meals are portioned out, which is a huge factor in regulating insulin levels.

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