HALL of FAME
Silwood graduates have done South Africa proud, in local and international kitchens. A definite indication that Silwood is making its mark in the work place. Alicia and Carianne Wilkinson travel extensively to visit Silwood graduates working in top international restaurants around the world, and bringing back the latest food trends.
Head Chef La Colombe
Graduate of 2012
Now head chef of
Head chef and owner of ASH
Graduate of 2011
Now head chef and owner of trendy ASH restaurant off Bree Street. Ash has a pedigree of the top restaurants of the world, completing her 3rd year of Silwood at award winning La Colombe restaurant under Luke Dale –Roberts, followed by the Test Kitchen. In 2013 Ash headed to London where she worked at The Ledbury (2 star Michelin restaurant) under Chef Brett Graham and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. She spent two years at Dinner, learning from the best, growing her talent and working her way up the ranks.
Head chef & co-owner The Shortmarket Club
Graduate of 2009
Now head chef and co-owner of the
Hloni worked under Peter Templehof at the Greenhouse. He then moved to Miami, Florida where he worked at the Danilel Boulud’s Bistro Modern located at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel.
He has spent the past 4 years as a yacht chef where he has seen the world whilst working with some of the best high-end produce in the most exotic locations around the world.
Chef for D.Ream Dogus Restaurant
Owner of Angie's Little Food Shop
Graduate of 2000
Angie spent 8 years working with Gordon Ramsay. In 2010 Angie was Executive Head Chef of The Recipe when they won UK Caterer of the Year. She then branched into teaching before launching her very own, Angie’s Little Food Shop, encompassing everything she loves about food and lifestyle.
Owner of Four & Twenty Cafe
Head Chef of Bistro 1682
Kerry completed her 3rd year at La Colombe under chef Franck Dangereux. The following year she was promoted to sous chef. Kerry later moved with Franck to The Foodbarn in Noordhoek before taking on the position as head chef at Bistro 1682.
John Norris Rogers
Head Chef La Colombe
Now head chef of award winning La Colombe restaurant. Trip Advisor 7th best restaurant in the world 2017, Conde Naste best tasting menu 2017, Eat Out 7th best restaurant SA 2017 and San Pellegrino’s no 73 best restaurant. After graduating James also worked for Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
Sous Chef at at Google Head Office London
Kate went on to be the Private Chef for Formula 1racing team, Sous Chef at Lexington Catering before taking up the position of Sous Chef at at Google Head Office London.
Product developer Marks & Spencers UK
Went straight from 3rd year at Silwood into a product developer position at Marks & Spencers UK
Mischa de Winter
Owner of catering business Senses Fine Foods
Mischa is working for the oldest cookery school in Holland called La Cuisine Franchise Amsterdam and runs his own catering business Senses Fine Foods.
Executive chef for the Londolozi Game Reserve
Founder of The Food Design Agency
Founder of The Food Design Agency – a world renowned creative food business focusing on new product development, food styling and photography.
Executive chef at Cape Point Vineyard
T.S. Prince and Co Bespoke chefs items
Owner of Cocoa Black
Graduate of 1994
Owner of Cocoa Black Ruth represented Australia at the 2000 and 2004 Culinary Olympics, as the team’s pastry chef. Ruth was named Australian Pastry Chef of the Year 2002. In 2008, she launched Cocoa Black, a chocolate school and manufacturer and retailer of luxury handmade chocolates, cakes and patisserie. Ruth’s accolades include UK World Chocolate Master and UK Confectioner of the Year
Owner De Houtloods in Netherlands
Went from the kitchen of Luke Dale-Roberts no 1 restaurant, The Test Kitchen, to running Luke’s The Pot Luck Club pop up in Switzerland. He then headed to Copenhagen to work at, the then San Pelligrino no 1 restaurant, Noma, under René Redzepi. Nik now heads up his own restaurant, De Houtloods in Netherlands.
Jeanri van der Watt
Head of Brand Communications for Food at Woolworths
Head of New Product development at Woolworths
Experiential food marker and owner of Source Management
Graduate of 2013
Sandra has her own cookery show on Fox Television airing in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique
Graduate of 2011
After graduating he became chef de partie at Rust en Vrede but has his very own cookery TV show Kasi-licious. Each week Katlego and a guest visit their favourite eating spot in various townships around the country and then Katlego recreates these dishes for contemporary kitchens. He is now Sous chef for Luke Dale-Roberts Group.