Born and raised in Windhoek, Namibia. Studied at the Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA), and interned at Overture under Bertus Basson, working her way up to sous chef. Travelled to Sydney, Australia in 2014, where she worked at Neil Perry’s Rockpool & Grill and Ross Lusted’s The Bridge Room. Returned to South Africa, and was offered the position of head chef at Overture. Served as group chef for the Bertus Basson collection of restaurants for a year and a half, before launching her own venture, Abundance Catering, in 2018.
Current Owner of Abundance Catering Company
Restaurants she rates in 2019
For a casual meal Three Wise Monkeys in Green Point serves the best bowl of ramen. Perfect for a midweek dinner.
For a special occasion Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia. The food is some of the best in Cape Town, with spectacular views.
For a guilty pleasure Jason Bakery is my treat when ever I am in town. Pastéis de nata [Portuguese custard tart], doughnuts or croissants (they make them in delicious original flavours).
For a Winelands experience Jordan Restaurant ticks all the boxes with a spectacular view, friendly service and good food. I also love their cheese room with preserves and pickles.
For authentic cuisine Thali is my favourite Indian restaurant; the decor is beautiful and authentic, and the food is always delicious.
Best new restaurant FYN. A fresh concept of the kitchen becoming part of the dining room, with really exciting flavours on the plates.
Best “oldie but goodie” The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has a special magic about it, one of the best places in Cape Town for an afternoon High Tea.
The best restaurant overall Chefs Warehouse & Canteen on Bree Street. Always very tasty food with a great ambience and excellent service staff.