Chef Anso Brink

Qualification

Diploma in Culinary Arts and Professional Cheffing and Baking (ICA).

Area of expertise or work experience?

Patisserie.

How many years have you been in the industry?

9.

Career highlights

I have been lucky to have worked in some of the best restaurants in the country. A true highlight was when I had the opportunity to bake a cake for the Queen of England.

Who is your favourite chef or inspirational figure?

Thomas Kellar is a true inspiration because of his perfectionism and locally, I follow Nicolas van der Walt who I regard to be a true pastry artist.

Favourite dish to make and why?

All things sweet!

What's your best cooking tip?

Don’t be afraid to use all your senses when cooking/baking - taste, smell and touch your food. Combine unusual textures, experiment with flavours and always think out of the box. Your creation should also taste as good as it looks.