Lesley Jacobs





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       Tommie Hurter

Owner and founder of Limpopo Chefs Academy. Graduate of the Capital Hotel School with merit awards for Professional Cookery student of the year. City & Guilds Professional Cookery Top Achiever. Worked in Canada, before returning to Pretoria to open up The Fly Lounge in Pretoria East. When visiting my home province of Limpopo, I was offered a position at Fusion Boutique Hotel as senior Sous Chef, before joining the Waterberg FET College as chef lecturer. This is where I discovered my passion for teaching and to carry over my knowledge of the Hospitality Industry after which I opened Limpopo Chefs Academy in 2014 in Mokopane and recently opened another campus in Polokwane beginning of 2017.

I am currently the chairman for The South African Chefs Association Limpopo Committee and part of the Technical working group for the new Chef Trade qualification.

015 491 1226 / 071 603 3271


Simon Sutherland




Thea Prinsloo

Thea Prinsloo always had a great love for cooking and along with that she loves seeing individuals bloom into their full potential. She decided to start her journey in the food industry in 2017 and has not looked back ever since. In this short time her company, Purple Carrot School of Culinary Arts, has become a household name, catering for major events and investing into young people’s lives. She has also steadily gained respect in the food industry and has successfully networked and nurtured business relationships with big names in the industry. She continues to aspire to make Purple Carrot bounce off lips and become a reputable company.

C: +27 82 556 0779


Jocelyn Myers-Adams

Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams has gone from farm to yachts, from fine-dining to foraging as her love of all things food and beverage has evolved, taking her from Canada to London, and Europe to Cape Town where she currently runs her consulting and private cheffing business and is chairperson of South African Chefs Association for the Western Cape.

As a chef with more than twenty years experience, she has travelled thousands of kilometers to expand her culinary knowledge and experience on an international level.  She has studied both food and wine extensively and considers herself to be a perpetual teacher and student of these subjects.  “Over the past twenty years, I have become very passionate about the culinary arts.  I believe in setting standards, strong work ethic, organization and perseverance to achieve goals.  I trust my creative ability to develop culinary creations.” 


Tel: 021 406 5673

Cell: 082 490 7873



Francois Ferreira

François Ferreira…passion personified!  When one studies the life and achievements of this energetic personality you cannot miss the thread of passion which runs deep and vigorously through each moment he lives, works and plays. At the epicentre of it all, just one thing shines through…food

…cooking it…

François Ferreira is known as South Africa’s Food Evangelist, a perfect description, as the passion with which he LIVES AND BREATHES food is pure inspiration. Also a highly acclaimed author, the public is invited to cook with François from his award-winning books.

…sharing it…

Inside and outside the home, he is a true professional.  Conversing like a diplomat, knowing the correct protocol is the priceless experience that François accumulated while managing the households of two State Presidents and an Administrator-General from 1988 to 1994.

…discovering it…

The Teaching Spirit of François shines through in all the areas of his life and he is constantly searching and discovering new ingredients, dishes and new talent.

…re-inventing it…

Recognised by the most prestigious culinary organisations in South Africa, François is at the heart of the South African culinary world.

…designing it…

The experience François accrued at the State Presidency stirred his passion for creating the perfect ambience and a welcoming table.  He revels in teaching the art of the meal and creating the ultimate experience for all his guests

…tasting it…

François is a member of the South African Brandy Guild for promoting responsible use of South African Brandy, and is affiliated to the Cape Wine Academy. He believes that good food should be served with well-paired wine, excellent service and a welcoming ambience.

T: +27 44 884 0765 | C: +27 82 875 3077 | Mount View Resort, 1 York Street, George



Oliver Reddy

City and Guilds Culinary Graduate. Held Positions as Executive Chef, as well as Food and Beverage manager across various resorts/properties along the Drakensberg and Northern KZN. Currently holds the position of Regional Executive Chef for Tsebo Group. Passion for the culinary arts, caring for my fellow chefs and leading by example has always been at the foundation of my culinary career.

T: +27 31 571 6300 | C: +27 78 327 3480

Skype: Oliver Reddy