Chef on tour: Tjaart Walraven

A private chef, an entertainer, a consultant and an educator, Cape-based Chef Tjaart Walraven is also more recently known as a judge on The Great South African Bake Off . An intrepid traveller,  he tells us about his recent Swiss adventure… I made a trip to Switzerland last year in April (spring) for pure pleasure – it is definitely one of the countries closest to my heart. The extreme seasons within a year are incredible: lush summers in pristine green; white winters with a dash of skiing – utter happiness!   Culture shock – Being a traveler in places like Switzerland, you soon realise our appetite for meat is somewhat extreme, which makes us fortunate to have so much more for less. If we endured meat costs like they do in Switzerland, we would be broke more often than not or we’d just not eat meat. The price of beef is nearly 15 times more expensive; topped with our ZA rand, you won’t be eating much beef here. Favourite local holiday destination in SA – I do enjoy going up to Plett for a sneaky weekend away. However, the charm lies in the beautiful lodge I stay at: Lairds Lodge … Continue reading Chef on tour: Tjaart Walraven