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Leanne Middlewick

Executive chef at The Wanderers Club, Leanne Middlewick’s journey in the food industry is one of passion and success By Zaza Motha From cooking Sunday lunches for her grandparents…

Jacques Erasmus

At Hemelhuijs in Cape Town, simple things make a lasting impression By Richard Holmes Interior designer, chef and artist, Jacques Erasmus is a hard man to pin down. On…

W Cape producers

From coffee and cheese to bread and beef, these Cape-based producers are music to our taste buds. Richard Holmes Usana Farm: Pierre Winshaw Driving down the muddy track towards…

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Bruce Robertson

Chef Bruce Robertson’s Scarborough restaurant-from-home is attracting a happy following for deliciously relaxed lunches using simple, sustainable seafood. Kim Maxwell The Boat House, 36 Beach Road, Scarborough. Call 021-780-1789…

Francois Potgieter

He loves the quiet life and is happily at home sourcing local produce in his idyllic Free State setting. By Dominique Brown For bookings, call 058-255-1000 or visit www.sanparks.org.…

Leon Coetzee

Voted as a top 20 culinary destination, Kurland is an oasis on one of the country’s most scenic coastlines. Leon Coetzee is the chef behind this gourmet gem. By…

Richard Carstens

Richard Carstens is combining French and Asian influences with great success at Tokara. By Richard Holmes Call 021 885-2550 or visit www.tokara.co.za. In many ways, Tokara is a gourmet…

Dumi Ndlovu

The alchemy of Big Five and Big Dinners is a winner for Dumi Ndlovu. Richard Holmes &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, call 011-809-4300 or visit www.andbeyond.com Ngala Private Game…

Giorgio Nava

Perfect produce plus a dash of passion equals success. Just ask Giorgio Nava… By Richard Holmes Visit www.95keerom.com, www.carne-sa.com, www.mozzarellabar.co.za and www.caffemilanonaples.com I’m convinced of it. Giorgio Nava must…

Franc Lubbe

“I’m a sucker for sweets… a chocolate monster!” enthuses Franc Lubbe, executive chef at the Mount Grace Country House & Spa in Magaliesberg, as he takes a scoop of…

Marcelle Roberts

Cafe 1999’s chef has opened a new Durban eatery named Unity and is contemplating even further expansion. TRACY GIELINK Café 1999, Silvervause Centre, corners Silverton and Vause Roads, Berea,…

Malika van Reenen

Executive chef Malika van Reenen and her team at the Cape Grace Boutique Hotel add a personal touch to the dining experience. By Zaza Motha “I remember my grandmother…