Both Guido and Chrisna’s love for food and cooking started during their childhood years – baking cookies for the beach holidays, preserving for the pantries and preparing special meals for the family.
Chrisna’s formal food career started when she began her studies at the Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA) in Stellenbosch which included a two-year course and practical training. Chrisna was privileged to work at Restaurant Bonthuys, under the well-known chef Etienne Bonthuys, The Grande Roche Hotel, a Four Star Hotel and Weinstube in Germany and later being the Executive-chef at the Five Star Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Although Chrisna’s career followed a formal route, Guido’s evolved naturally.
Having a Master’s Degree in Genetics – Guido can be described as being a passionate perfectionist in all he does and decided to exchange his laboratory, labcoat, test tubes and DNA samples for a kitchen, an apron, spatula and heavenly food –
The result: a marvellous chef!