Niel Jonker’s Bread Making Workshops

The Sourdough Bread Making Experience

Fri, 24/01/2020, 08H00 - Sat, 25/01/2020, 15H00

South African artist, Niël Jonker invites you to join his fun yet thorough two day workshop which emphasizes the benefits of slow fermentation, whole grain ingredients, and process consciousness.

An advanced understanding of bread-making core principles are covered while apprenticing in a fully functional artisan bakehouse. Step by step explanations of all one needs to know is learnt with a glass of wine in hand, and novices and experienced bakers are catered for equally.

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Every last Friday and Saturday of the month, unless otherwise specified. Group bookings with alternative dates are gladly considered.


  • Friday and Saturday - 10 & 11 May 2019
  • Friday and Saturday - 24 & 25 May 2019
  • Friday and Saturday - 28 & 29 June 2019
  • Friday and Saturday - 26 & 27 July 2019
  • Friday and Saturday - 30 & 31 August 2019


  • The workshops are held at Niël Jonker’s home, on his stoep in Baardskeerdersbos which is a little over two hours from Cape Town. The oven is a 3 x 2 m wood-fired brick oven, and the communal stoep table is as long.


The cost is R2,200 per person.

  • Special rates are considered for youths, B’bos locals, and those with a good story.
  • Upon confirmation, you will receive notes that are best studied before the workshop.
  • Bake simple recipes at home and experiment in order to benefit from and enjoy the workshop optimally.
  • There is limited space per workshop so booking is essential.

Day One:

The first day starts at 08h00 with hands getting dirty immediately. Although we manage to fit in a pizza party, the baking has been known to continue into the night

Day Two:

On the second day, we deliver bread to the village market where we meet at 09h00 before continuing the programme. While the Friday is a baptism by the fire where hands are thrust into the dough immediately, Saturday is about revision and ownership of your practice. All in all, an immersive experience!




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