Chef Jaco Van Niekerk


Diploma in Food and Wine.
Level 3 Management Qualification.

Area of expertise or work experience?


How many years have you been in the industry?


Career highlights

I was the Executive Chef of a small hotel group and worked my way up in a Sun International Casino to Executive Chef level, all between the ages of 24 and 27.

Who is your favourite chef or inspirational figure?

James Martin and Anna Olson.

Favourite dish to make and why?

Lasagna, I love pasta and Italian cuisine in general.

What's your best cooking tip?

Stay calm and be true to yourself.