My love for cooking was instilled in my DNA. I grew up in a family with business that ran restaurants and cafés. My grandmother and aunts were world class self taught cooks. I still use some of their recipes in my work as their influence was great to me.

 

My culinary journey started at a very tender age. My earliest and fondest memory is when I cooked a Sunday meal all by myself at 8 years old it was by far my proudest moment. I cut my cooking teeth in my grandmother’s kitchen and never looked back. Since then I have been passionate and dedicated in perfecting my skills.

 

Specialising in global cuisine, I define my cooking style as traditional yet innovative Proudly South African cuisine. I’m also known to offer tantalizing, fresh and high quality internationally inspired dishes. I realize the importance of using the freshest ingredients and of the highest quality. Sustainable cuisine is very important to me, I therefore, prefer to source locally produced products.

 

In my experience  as a chef I have learned, cooked and mastered the following cuisines:

 

  • Asian
  • West African
  • Mediterranean
  • Southern African
 

Services

 

  • Deco
  • Catering
  • Private Chef
  • Wedding Planning
  • Event Management
  • Lifestyle Consultant
 

Clients include:

 

  • DTi
  • BMW
  • SABC
  • Tebfin
  • Phillips SA
  • BP Corporate
  • Mmapho Group
  • SONY Music SA
  • Bowman & Gilfillan
  • KAYA FM, Power FM, Lesedi FM
  • T-Music Man Events organisers (Jazz festivals)
  • Prominent Families, Mandela’s; Yengeni’s; Sisulu’s; Mashiatshidi’
 

Testimonials

 

Working with Jerry always brings a great pleasure. His passion for food and people goes far beyond the kitchen, and always proves to be a great combination when it comes to doing business with him. The food is always outstanding and I love the creativity he brings when crafting a menu.

 

Chef Jerry works collaboratively with you to create a menu that suits the occasion perfectly. His worldly personality gives him that added advantage when it comes to working with him to create the right ambiance for any function, using food. I look forward to experiencing Jerrys cuisine at any event and will definitely have him cater for future special occasions over and over again!

 

Zandi Nhlapo

Managing Director

Liquid Images