Celebrating 21 years of
culinary excellence

The Prue Leith Team

The Prue Leith team is a passionate food obsessed bunch that strives to instil the same passion in every student as well as a strong respect for ingredients and culinary traditions and we make sure every student takes well honed skills with them into industry.

Adele Stiehler-van der WesthuizenManaging Director

Debby LaatzHead of Academics

Nicola EksteenGroup Executive Chef

Maria DixonHead of Training and Student HR

Elmarie van der MerweRestaurant Head Chef

Alida SommerSenior Sous Chef & Lecturer

Lithalethu MtshabeChef de Partie Cold Kitchen

Corne SmithSous Chef Lecturer

Johann LourensPastry Sous Chef and Lecturer

Sakane Sakane MahlatsiLecturer’s Assistant

Marcel MariasJunior Sous Chef Pastry

Anne-Marie OberholzerCourse Administrator

Eljanie NagyBookkeeper

Anneri VorsterRestaurant Manager

Corne GerberReceptionist

Barry RautenbachStores and Maintenance Manager

Recent News

9 April, 2019Hot Cross Buns

6 February, 2019Culinary history made at Prue Leith Chefs Academy

16 November, 2018A Taste of Prue

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