Chef Lynette Steffens

Qualification

Diploma in Hospitality and Catering and a Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

Area of expertise or work experience?

Industrial catering, high-end function catering, as well as mass function catering on bulk level.

How many years have you been in the industry?

11 years.

Career highlights

- Catering for President Zuma 16 December 2015 in Port Elizabeth.
- My training chefs winning the Overall Best Chefs of the Year in SA Regions award for 2015.
- Receiving the Best Chef Trainer award 2015.
- Winning the Best Supporting Chef Trainer award 2014.

Who is your favourite chef or inspirational figure?

Jamie Oliver.

Favourite dish to make and why?

Any healthy savoury dish.

What's your best cooking tip?

Cracking a boiled egg immediately after removed from boiling water prevents it from going blue even if it is overcooked.