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Former executive chef of ‘Duck & Waffle’ and critically acclaimed ‘Loyal Tavern’, Tom Cenci has earned a place as one of London's most prominent chefs. Having worked alongside some of the most celebrated and most respected chefs in the industry, Tom pushes culinary boundaries with his eclectic and exciting menus, a reflection of his passion for his craft driven by his pure love of food and his affection for the collaborative nature of the kitchen.
Italian Dimo Cerrone was born near Naples, and has a typical Italian love for food. After working at Jamie Oliver's Cooking School, Dimo since become Head Chef at Urban Pantry. In his free time, he enjoys playing frisbee, travelling and tasting Alice's latest baking project!
Andrew Clarke is an award-winning chef with over 23 years of professional experience in the industry. Andrew is passionate about advocating for mental health in the hospitality industry, having personally suffered and recovered from mental health issues. He is a co-founder of Pilot Light, an organisation that aims to address mental health issues in the industry through raising awareness and prevention. Andrew still cooks for various events and also plays music in the metal band, Kundalar Giant.
Chef Edward Clegg has been a culinary professional for 25 years working with some of the world's top chefs in the UK and South Africa. Being an advocate of innovation and technology in the culinary industry Edward has specialized in molecular gastronomy, fine dining and he is also actively involved in the avant-garde food movement.
Since its opening day The Pot Luck has filled 2 sitting’s each night throughout high and low season, running to capacity of one hundred and twenty guests. It has been dubbed the coolest place to be in Cape Town and its success is based on innovative cuisine, served in a relaxed yet edgy environment in a part of Cape Town that has never attracted an evening dining crowd.
The Shortmarket Club, co-owned and run by chef and manager wonderduo, Wesley Randles and Simon Widdison in partnership with Luke and Sandalene Dale-Roberts. As the third establishment to join the Luke Dale-Roberts portfolio, The Shortmarket Club has been a welcome addition to Cape Town’s dining scene from the moment it opened in June 2016.
A dynamic London-based journalist specialising in travel, food and lifestyle who has picked up years of experiencing working in China, Dubai and the UK writing and editing for publications such as ShortList, Grazia, N by Norwegian and the i paper as well as Gulf News in the UAE and The China Daily in Shanghai. Judy has interviewed chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Francis Mallmann and Jason Atherton and reviewed everything from street food in Istanbul, brunches n Dubai and Michelin starred restaurants in London. She also does stand-up comedy.
Chef Ryan Cole is a quick minded natural talent and one of the best technical chefs he has ever worked with, says Luke Dale Roberts- which is high praise indeed from the British-born Master Chef. Chef Ryan has taken the reigns at Salsify at the Roundhouse and is enjoying creating a unique dining experience to tempt and delight.
Renato Correia and Helene Vaerlien started their coffee company with the solid determination to bring a high quality, varied taste experience to the Cape Town coffee scene. Having been inspired by Nordic principles of roasting, they set about sourcing and creating relationships with farmers. Sustainable and ethical, businesses like Espresso Lab are the future of the coffee industry.
Originally from Abruzzo, a small region of Italy that is rich in culinary tradition, Danilo has been the Head Chef of the Italian Embassy in London since 2012. Before arriving at the Embassy, Danilo trained at Michelin-star level both in Italy, at restaurant San Domenico in Imola and Perbellini near Verona, then in London with three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. More recently, Danilo took part in MasterChef: The Professionals, fighting his way to the top and ranking as one of the finalists, and appeared on BBC1’s live cooking show Saturday Kitchen. After publishing his first cookbook called '4 Grosvenor Square, The menu of the Italian Embassy in London' Danilo has returned to his roots and is on a mission to share with the British public as many simple & traditional Italian recipes, made with wholesome ingredients, as he can!
Stefano Cuomo is the 6th generation to lead the Macknade family business. Having grown up on the farm in Kent that Macknade is situated on, Stefano is part of the community the business serves and works with. Taking a community approach, Stefano is consistently working towards creating more sustainable and ethical processes in the retail business. Macknade currently has two sites, one in Faversham and the other in Ashford.