Ruby Orchard & Cookhouse shoot

When the Cookhouse approached us to do a collab photo-shoot we of course said yes!

The Cookhouse is a family run business making it easy for anyone to enjoy Home-Style ready-prepared meals.  Their Chicken Masala is an absolute favourite of ours, conveniently packaged I pop one into my freezer at home and grab it on those crazy busy days when i just don’t have time to cook something from scratch.

Tanya Nicholson part of the Nicholson duo behind the Cookhouse wanted to show the homemade Cookhouse meals dressed as you would serve them at home.  Tanya also created alternative serving suggestions for her meals, the mini vegetable Masala tacos were so yummy, I will definitely do these for party snacks or a quick ladies lunch.  Using The Ruby Orchard and Yard 41 as the shoot location, she selected our tables, bowls, platters, boards and accessories to serve up the Cookhouse delights.  It was so nice to see our products come to life and being used as they are when you take them home.

Dee joined our collab to photograph the plates and lunch table, you can see more of her photography at

Here are some of my favorite shots from the shoot and details of our products.

Roasted Tomato and lime soup

Oak spade board R445 –  Mini Salt n Pepper set R175 –  Small Bowls R115

Cape Malay Creamed Vegetable Masala as an accompaniment to lamb chops

Botanical Pasta Bowl R235

Chicken Liver Pate bites

Rhino Platter R365  – Delicious Monster Teatowel R165

Cream of Carrot & Ginger Soup

Small artesenal Bowl R75

Cape Malay Creamed Chicken Masala Salad

Leaf Platter R230

Cream of Courgette & Caramalised Onion soup

Rectangular Heart Platter R290 –  Small Bowl R115

Pasta served with Pizzaiola Sauce with Olives

Gingham Tea towels R80

Mini Creamed Vegetable Masala Tacos

Oak boards from R475

Greek Style Moussaka

Large Green Platter R540 –   Napkins set of four R325 – Salt n Pepper Sets R175 –

Mini jug R175 – Placemats R70 each – Salad Servers R285

The Cookhouse will be expanding and relocating to our corner of Howick (opposite Yard 41) in June, we cant wait to have them conveniently on our doorstep! For more details on all the delicious meals, soup, sauces and sides available from the cookhouse visit





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