Banhoek Chilli Oil

Banhoek Chilli Oil has launched its ‘Taste Kitchen’ in Franschhoek

Just like the fiery chillies that flavour this award-winning oil, from small seeds come great things…

Banhoek Chilli Oil launches its Taste Kitchen in the heart of the Banhoek Valley, offering the perfect reason to pop past for breakfast, lunch and a tutored oil tasting, while you stock-up on your kitchen essential and enjoy the multi-functional designer build that’s now open to the public.

From breakfast classics with a little added pizzazz to light lunches; a delicious offering of seafood tapas, wholesome salads and their crowd-pleaser pizza and pasta dishes, guests to the BCO Taste Kitchen can expect a relaxed, welcoming environment with both indoor and outdoor dining areas, direct access to the famed mountain bike trails of the Banhoek Conservancy area and a family-friendly setting (complete with children’s play area) for all-day foodie fun.

Banhoek Chilli Oil

Learn more about the product with the ‘perfect bite of flavour’ with an interactive BCO oil tasting and a tour of the production space. From humble origins of their kitchen starting out in the founder’s garage– this is the ultimate ‘side hustle’ turned success story!

Visitors to the space will quickly sense how the community is catered to in the ‘big picture’ thinking here, with the business being structured to uplift the surrounding area by employing neighbouring locals, wherever possible, to grow, tend to, sun dry and ultimately harvest the chillies- earning them year-round work and transformative growth potential.

It’s been a busy past few years for the BCO brand, which other than the incredible and noteworthy build by Alma Mentz from Mentz Studio Architects, has also launched in over 500 stores within South Africa and seven countries worldwide.

Banhoek Chilli Oil

Founders, Ken Kinsey-Quick and Adi Meintjes initially set out to create their own premium oil; testing and trialling dozens of variations of chillies, oils and production methods until they got it just right. Fast-forward a few years later to an incredible production facility, ‘Taste Kitchen’ space to sample dishes that compliment Banhoek Chilli Oil, and having won the coveted ‘Great Taste Award’ by the Guild of Fine Food, the world’s largest and most trusted food accreditation body.

The Banhoek Chilli Oil Taste Kitchen is open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm on weekdays and 9am to 9pm on weekends. Find the menu on their website and book via dineplan but walk-in bookings welcome too. Banhoek Conservancy trail permits also available on-site.