Nico Verster has spent the past 15 years as a professional chef in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful locations throughout the Middle East and South Africa. He has worked in some of South Africa’s top boutique hotels mastering his craft of modern African cuisine. Hotels include the Royal Portfolio Birkenhead House, Royal Malewane and LaResidence as well as some of Africa’s leading safari lodges like Phinda Private Game Reserve and Jamala Madikwe in Madikwe Game Reserve where he is currently a part owner and the permanently based head chef.
Over the past two years Nico has been travelling and studying North, East and West African cuisine to create his new book, Safaris & Spices. Destinations include Morocco, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Madagascar, to name a few.
53 The conscious kitchen (Council Chamber)
106 Soul food (Hospice Hall)