FAB issue 05 May 2015 - Page 37

FOOD LOVES

I love simple, wholesome food, with good strong flavours, beautifully prepared with little fuss. I believe that a diner should be able to see exactly what they are eating.

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

To create recipes for Knorr Whatsfordinner, I draw inspiration from the different people I interact with and the challenges they face. They’re looking for nutritious, interesting, fuss-free dishes.

WHEN I’M NOT COOKING

You will find me occupied by my two beautiful golden retrievers called Chester and Cody.

FOREIGN CUISINE

I gained invaluable experience working in a chic Bond Street restaurant in London and at Le Cafe Du Marche, under Executive Chef Simon Cottard. My favourite dish is gnocchi – I love eating it and I love making it from scratch as I find it so therapeutic! I worked with an Italian chef from Lake Como who taught me to appreciate and love Italian food!

SPECIAL SKILLS

Having worked in many local hotels and restaurants I have grown to understand and appreciate the South African palate and wonderful array of ingredients available to us. I also owned my own business supplying fresh produce and exotic ingredients to the hospitality industry.