Our Talented Team

Some interesting facts on our talented team...

Rodney Stone - Group Executive Chef


What is your signature dish? Roast Stuffed Pork Belly
What is your favourite food? Good old SA braai
What kitchen utensil can you do without? Wooden cutting board
What food/dish do you dislike the most? Cucumber
What would you have become if you were not a chef? A millionaire
What is your nickname? Rod
What do you fear the most? Failure
Who inspires you? Bill Gallagher
What dish would you make to seduce someone? Chocolate Mousse
What do you never cook? Consumé
What is the one dish you find hard to get right? Anything to do with meringue

Mark Eardley - Garde Mangre


What is your signature dish? Seared Salmon on a Niscoise Vegetable with a Lemon scented Herb Oil
What is your favourite food? Fruit
What kitchen utensil can you do without? Wooden Spoon
What food/dish do you dislike the most? Lasagne
What would you have become if you were not a chef? A blacksmith
What is your nickname? Farmer
What do you fear the most? Loosing my family
Who inspires you? JP Sigenthaler for kitchen ethics and Bastian Eversmann for Ideas
What dish would you make to seduce someone? Orange Poppy Seed Gateaux with Sweet Basil Icecream with a marbled Tuille Garnish
What do you never cook? Sweetbreads
What is the one dish you find hard to get right? Large quantities of Malva pudding – need to use a deck oven

Khotso Moloko - Sous Chef


What is your signature dish? Lobster Tail in Butter Parsley Sauce
What is your favourite food? Prawn Curry
What kitchen utensil can you do without? Chefs knife and wooden spoon
What food/dish do you dislike the most? Artichokes
What would you have become if you were not a chef? Something in IT
What do you fear the most? Being a failure in life
Who inspires you? My parents
What dish would you make to seduce someone? Strawberries dipped in chocolate
What do you never cook? Tripe and offal
What is the one dish you find hard to get right? Nothing, if you work hard at something you will eventually get it right.

Edna Maseko - Food Stylist


What is your signature dish? Citrus Smoked Pork fillet with Sesame Onion Noodles
What is your favourite food? Duck breast and Mash
What kitchen utensil can you do without? Wooden Chopping Board
What food/dish do you dislike the most? Mopani Worms
What would you have become if you were not a chef? Fashion consultant / Interior decorator
What is your nickname? Tsotso
What do you fear the most? God
Who inspires you? My Mom
What dish would you make to seduce someone? Chocolate Paint
What do you never cook? Pie
What is the one dish you find hard to get right? Hollandaise Sauce