Robyn Jacka won the &UNION brewing competition
Nik Tonglet won the Sunday Times Junior Chef title
Silwood won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the 2011 Sunday Times Junior Chefs Competition.
Lauren Bolton and Sara Lohmaier won the Sunday Times Student Challenge
Graduate Stacey-Lee Chan won the International Jeunes Commis Rotisseurs competition in Finland, proving herself the worlds best junior chef
Graduate Jodi-Ann Pearton won the Sunday Times Senior Chef of the year
Robert Garlick Having worked in the kitchens of Heston Blumenthal and Raymond Blanc will be moving to Turkey to join Mert Seran Silwood graduate now a partner in Ulus 29. Mert has just released his first cookery book for Ulus 29. Robert will be Pastry chef for the group.
Talya Prince was at the Roux brothers Le Gavroche and is now at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck
Nik Tonglet has joined De Houtloods in the Netherlands
Sandra Nobre has a cookery show on Fox Television in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique – Portugal’s own Nigella
Emma Churches is currently working at a food manufacturing co. making ready made meals for Sainsbury andTesco in England.
I have now been working for Platinum Recruitment in the South of England
Lana Doyle was Leonard di Caprio’s personal chef, before that she spent 6 years working for the Thatcher family.
Yolande Badenhorst was private cook for Lord Spencer
Helene Schoeman-Mittra was chef de cuisine at the Michelin Star Grey Hound restaurant in England under chef patron Damien Bun.
Alex Taylor owns the Sun Flower Cafe in Headford country Galway
Amy Batchlor runs and owns speciality cakes London – all amy cakes.com
Rosie Nightingale has a catering company in the Cotswolds called The Two Nightingales
Lucinda Cambridge is head chef at Barley Mow in the UKCraig Blackstock head chef at the Royal Air Force Museum
Kim Horstmann was resident caterer for the law firm Traversmith & Braithewite in London .
Sarah Wilkes was private chef for Sir and Lady Day in Devon, UK. Now working for Digby Trout restaurants at Hampton Court Palace, London
Leo Rodley chef at Harbour and Jones Contract Catering in London
Leishan van den Berg is currently the head chef on a luxury private motor yacht, called Candyscape 11, which belongs to Christian Candy.
Amanda Uliana, Florida USA, at Boca West Country Club
Joachim Hassel owner Cafe Schneider
Umit Kaygusuz executive sous chef at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles
Claire Higgs runs her own retail business in Canada ‘Teas & Weaves’ with over 150 loose leaf teas and although not cooking this venture was inspired through her love of cooking and time spent in the early 1980’s at Silwood.
Sebastian Stehr chef at Yachting
Hazer Amani was the head chef and Efe Onoglu was chef de partie responsible for food research and fine dining at Chilai Bebek restaurant in Turkey.
Wayne Gebhardt was Executive chef at Federal Foods in Dubai UAE
Delme Jacobs cooked for the King and Queen of Jordan now chef in private household.
Abdullah Abrahams pastry chef at Atlantis The Palm – Dubai
Elizabeth du Toit at Leopold’s of London
Gizelle Kennel runs a bistro boutique at North Island in Seychelles
Judi Fourie was chef de cuisine at Vamizi Island Lodge in Northern Mozambique
Glenda Philp head of marketing communications at Woolworths
Kirsten van de Spreng the New Product Development Manager at Cape Herb and Spice Company
Jenna Shave + Augusta Pitkammer product developers In2Food supplying Woolworths
Britta Gruttemeyer product developer for 7th floor, also developing for Woolworths.
Caro de Waal has started her own consultancy and was the secret judge for the 2014 Eat Out Awards
Pierre de Wit is the Developer of Interactive Counters and New Business for Woolworths
Toinet van der Berg – Product Developer Woolworths, Product Innovation Manager Foodcorp, Head of Innovation Fresh Foods Pick ‘n Pay started her own consultancy “At The Table – Trends and Innovation Consultant”
Vanessa Wood is the new Product Development Manager for Tacoma Foods supplier to Woolworths.
Nicky Weir – Product Developer for Pick ‘n Pay, now heads up the Good Food Studio at Hurlingham, Pick ‘n Pay Flagship store
Jacky van Zyl, Vuyo Mkunyana and Katie Ritchie – product Developers for Pick ‘n Pay in their development kitchen.
Faye Clark – Product Developer for Woolworths, also worked at Marks & Spencers United Kingdom
Zani Muller Confectionery product developer at a new division within Netflorist
Michelle Borkum is quality controller for Pick ‘n Pay Foods in Johannesburg
Danielle Smith has been appointed as product developer for both The Pot Luck Club and The Test Kitchen. In this role she acts as Dale-Roberts’s lieutenant working on exciting new projects.
Jacqueline Burgess is assistant to Abigail Donnelly author at Woolworths Taste
We are proud of our very local graduate entrepreneurs who have successfully started their own businesses and become known for their standards of excellence.
RESTAURANT / DELI OWNERS
Marijke Duminy and Tracy-Leigh Genricks –Four&twenty Restaurant in Chelsea Village Wynberg
Melissa van Hoogstraten – Melissa’s Food Shop
Irma Spies– High Tea at Farriers in Constantia and wedding cakes
Christa Schonitz – Florentines off Main Road Kenilworth
Kate Marek opened Gourmet Boerie in Kloof Street
Suzi Holtzhausen – award winning Gaaitjie Salt Water Restaurant in Paternoster
Kim Brackenridge – 7 On Kellner in Bloemfontein – her restaurant has won the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award
Talya Botha – Umame Restaurant in Saltrock
Oliver Coetzee– Two Dogs Bistro and Wine Bar
Simon Beggs – 2b Cuisine in Bryanston Johannesburg
Altus du Toit – Kitchen Windows in Jeffreys bay
Roxanne Floquet – Roxanne Floquet Cake Design
Juliet Hogg – Cakes By Julie
Daniela Dotan– Daniela’s Deliciously Decandent in the new Cape Quarter
Angeline Boyd (Haefele) owner of Vanilla House Patisserie in Durbanville
Angela Papakonstantinou – the Wharf Street Brew Pub in Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape.
Sue Barber – Managing Partner at Park Cafe at Black River Park Observatory
Judy Filmater – the brain child of Mugg & Bean
Claudia Giannoccaro – Salvation Cafe
Sarah Hepburn Brown – owner of Sarah’s Food Store
Alison Stoner-Harper – owner-manager Hmmm Taste and Flavour in the Gardens
Jamie Lorge – owner Love Food Kitchen – Deli – Cafe in Braamfontein
Elizabeth Bell owner of The Rambling Rose in Meadowridge
Karen Werge Tilney author of Naturally Nutritious Wholefood Cookbook and owner of Ancient Grain
Tasha Jardim, owner of Tasha’s Fantastic Fudge, came third in the Female Entrepreneur section of the 2015 Business Excellence Awards held in Portugal recently. A total of 240 businesses from around the world entered the 2015 Business Excellence Awards including entrants from Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Annalize Buchanan – Annalize ph 0826541067
Annalize Sainsbury – Escoffier
Sheila Steenkamp Pomegranate
Rozanne Preston – Encore
Zane Muller – Chefs on Call
Lauren Rohloff– The Picnic Company + Mustard Catering
Nicky Beaumont – Zest
Jodi-Ann Palmer– The Food Design Agency
Chanel Inggs – In Good Taste Custom Catering
Alison Knott – Lick the Spoon
Tamsyn Wells – Olive’s Kitchen
Tracey Reay and Nikki Reay – Free Spirit and Rhubarb
Wesley Randles – chef at Luke Dale-Roberts POT LUCK
Aviv Liebenberg – sous chef at Tokara Restaurant
Anna Ridgewell executive chef Londolozi Game Reserve
Kerry Kilpin chef de cuisine for Bistro 1682
Alfred Henry – Head Chef at Cape Sun
Keshan Rambarun executive chef Sibaya Casino Durban
Natalia Sforza head chef at Ke-Monate wine bar and bistro
Mark Festus head chef at Stillness Manor in Tokai
Helen Rivett managing head chef at Atlantic Suites Guest house in Camps Bay
Jaco van Vuuren executive chef at Londolozi Game Reserve.
Jean-Pierre Maree Executive Chef- The Turbine Hotel Knysna
Andrew Odendaal Head chef at Emly’s Moon River Lodge in Plettenberg Bay
Heloise Smit Chef / Assistant Manager- DUTCH MANOR Antique Hotel Cape Town www.dutchmanor.co.za
Stacey Chan brand chef for SMEG – brand of kitchen cookers and appliances
Sharelda van Niekerk executive chef Shamwari Game Reserve
Emily Botha head chef of the Belfry Kitchen on The S A Institute for Objects Conservation Campus
Warren Carney at The Bombay Bicycle Club
Loran Livesey – head chef at the Pavilion Restaurant at the Marine Hotel
Susan Von Hirschberg Executive Chef NPD Freddy Hirsch Group (Pty) Ltd
Hannah McMahon chef at The Kalk Bay Theatre Restaurant
Sara Rickard sous chef at Singita Pamushana Lodge in the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe
Karen Scholtz working for Garth Shnier at Sandton Sun as his personal kitchen Administrator for both Sandton Sun and Sandton Convention Centre. Karen spent the last week cooking for her royal highness princess Michael of Kent
Ruth Hinks – owner Cocoa Black Chocolate and Patisserie School Scotland
Debbie Laatz – pastry kitchen lecturer at Prue Leith’s Academy
Sam Waring – Head pastry chef at the SA Chefs Academy
Jenny Howard owner Chez Gourmet
Roxy Floquet owner Roxanne Floquets Cake Design
Kate George owner The Food Room
Mische de Winter – works at the oldest cookery school in Holland – La Cuisine Francaise Amsterdam
Rinette Enslin – owner Olive Chef School Bloemfontein
Caro de Waal is editor Food24
Justine Kiggen – Food Editor for Fair Lady
Lisa Clark – Stylist
Andrea Steer – Food Stylist
Kirsty Ratcliffe -source management Catering and Food consultant