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

Corne SmithSous Chef Lecturer

Johann LourensPastry Sous Chef and Lecturer

Sakane Sakane MahlatsiLecturer’s Assistant

Anne-Marie OberholzerCourse Administrator

Eljanie NagyBookkeeper

Anneri VorsterRestaurant Manager

Barry RautenbachStores and Maintenance Manager

Recent News

20 February, 2020Prue Leith Chefs Academy Renamed as Prue Leith Culinary Institute

19 February, 2020Prue Leith presents distinguished alumni awards during her South African visit

21 November, 2019Prue Leith Pasta

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