Benguela on Main's Executive Chef Jean Delport will be conducting a cooking demonstration as part of this year's Hermanus FynArts Festival on Monday, 13 June. Benguela on Main, situated in Somerset West, is owned and operated by Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.
Chef Jean is on a culinary crusade and his training in classical French and English cooking has given him the confidence to become an innovator in the kitchen. Jean trained at Zevenwacht Chef School, where he was awarded both the Patissier Award in 2007 and Best Overall Student Award in his second year in 2008.
He has worked at top South African eateries like Rust en Vrede, Terroir, Cassia, Equus Dine at Cavalli, and Killeen House Hotel in Ireland. He cites as his influences as British celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, Swiss chef Daniel Humm and local talent John Shuttleworth.
Jean will present an ice-cream sandwich pastry demonstration as well as a fine dining dish and an at-home alternative.
Venue: Mac Brothers Pop-up Kitchen, Whale Coast Hotel