Grace Stevens – award-winning TV chef, cookbook author and mastermind behind Grace Stevens everyday baking and decorating – has successfully taken her two passions, baking and teaching, and seamlessly combined them into insightful and entertaining culinary classes.
Grace began her professional career as a teacher and spent 10 years teaching at the prestigious SACS Junior School in Cape Town. She then moved on to chase her other passion, cake design, and studied sugar art extensively under internationally acclaimed confectionary wizard Eunice Borchers. Grace’s students come from all backgrounds and include young women who are just beginning their exploration of the sugar arts, mothers who are looking to make their children’s wedding cakes and chefs striving to master the confectionary arts and achieve both professional success and admiration for their new skills.
Grace’s creativity combined with her organised nature makes her a versatile artist and phenomenal teacher. Each class is meticulously planned with every ingredient expertly chosen and elevated into a creative and inspiring confection. The classes are designed to teach all the students how to make delicate and precise works of art while mastering new skills and meeting likeminded people along the way. The class recipes are specially designed to cater to all skill levels with one easy recipe, one medium recipe and one for the master baker to ensure that everyone learns something regardless of their skill level or experience.
It is Grace’s dream that the women she teaches are inspired and take their skills and share them with their loved ones or convert them into profitable sustainable businesses. She believes that empowering women is extremely important as they are the heart of many homes, families and communities, and are often in the best position to pass along the skills they learn in her classes.
Over and above learning new skills, she hopes that all those who attend her classes leave inspired to become a better decorator, businesswoman, chef or baker. Her students leave her classes with more than just new qualifications. They leave having made new friends and memories.
Grace is also a very busy mom to four children and although the balancing act between being a dedicated mother to four kids, a loving wife and a successful entrepreneur may be as delicate as some of her icing creations, Grace pulls it off effortlessly.
July 2020 – visit our competitions page to win a Buttercream Piping Techniques online course by Grace Stevens.