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

Maria DixonHead of Training and Student HR

Nicola EksteenGroup Executive Chef

Alida SommerSenior Sous Chef & Lecturer

Elmarie van der MerweRestaurant Head Chef

Lithalethu MtshabeChef de Partie Cold Kitchen

Debby LaatzHead of Academics

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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