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The Cooking Tenor

The Cooking Tenor, started as a concept bringing two great passion to fruition:

Etienne van der Nest is a classically trained tenor who tailored fine cuisine accompanied by beautiful performances to a fine art.

The shows are performed worldwide and from your kitchen the finest dishes will be prepared by Etienne and his team.

At your place...

You do not need a great concert hall or ball room. In fact, many of my cooking shows take place in more intimate setting hosting 6 to 10 guests.

Depending on where your venue is situated we will provide the food and wine, locally sourced and farm to table. All the food will be prepared fresh to the highest standard.


Upcoming Shows

° 18 May
Fasanenplatz, Berlin, Germany

° 24 June
Fasanenplatz, Berlin, Germany

° 13 July
Steglitz, Berlin, Germany

° 29 July
Lydenburg, South Africa

° 10 August
Marloth Park, South Africa

° 27 October
Gallery Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique
Open for reservetions read more here

° __ November
Komatipoort, South Africa [will announce shortly]

Please note we are already taking reservations for
Germany and Switzerland, March 2019.

° 12-16 March 2019
Luneburg Germany


Upcoming events

Private events are not published, but remember we only seat twenty guests. So should you be interrested in a public event send us your email to: thecookingtenor[at]

All dietary requirements should be registered one week prior to the event.

Four to seven courses of the finest quality local produce, farm sources, is what you can expect.

If you have a special celebration on this evening please let us know in advance, reserve via email: tom[at]



The Cooking Tenor shows are held regularly in western Europe, Southern Africa and the USA. We are looking forward to a tour of Asia soon.

What we bring: All produce sourced and bought by The Cooking Tenor, Souse Chef.

Wine: Wine purchase and selection with the host, some included.

Your venue: Should have enough space for the guests invited. Should have enough cutlery and grocery for at least two courses.