Started out as manager of the Rose Terrace, Vergelegen, before becoming a pastry chef at Erinvale Golf Estate. Co-owner and chef at the Avontuur Estate Restaurant, with public speaking, business marketing, wine tasting and training forming part of her job.
Current Patron-chef at The Avontuur Estate Restaurant
Restaurants she rates in 2019
For a casual meal Giovanni’s in Somerset West. Wonderful pasta and pizzas.
For a special occasion The Restaurant at Waterkloof. Exciting. Faultless.
For a guilty pleasure Pajamas and Jam. Have you seen their cakes?
For a Winelands experience Mont Marie. A beautiful meal, attentive service.
For authentic cuisine I am a curry freak. Bukhara ticks all the boxes for me.
Best new restaurant Have not been to any new ones of late.
Best “oldie but goodie” Belmond Mount Nelson for high tea. Still a grand experience.
The best restaurant overall Absolutely loved The Restaurant at Waterkloof.
Restaurants she rated in 2018
For a casual meal Pajamas & Jam Eatery
For a special occasion Mont Marie
For a healthy meal Woolworths Cafe
For a quick bite Nando’s in Somerset West Mall
For a Winelands experience Jordan Restaurant
For authentic cuisine Cucina di Giovanni in Somerset West
The best restaurant overall Mont Marie