Born in England, Private Chef Matt Manning perfected his trade in London’s finest Michelin-starred restaurants under the tutelage of some of the best in the business, including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing, Alyn Williams and Bryn Williams.
Upon relocating to South Africa, Matt worked at La Colombe, before his inherent entrepreneurial spirit saw him embarking on a solo career as a private chef. Matt regularly cooks for bespoke events, corporate functions, intimate occasions, as well as for clients abroad.
Matt Manning is also the creator of a number of unique dining experiences which are open to the public, including ‘One Ingredient’ – a pop-up dinner highlighting a single ingredient across a number of courses – as well as his own series of all-inclusive gastronomic getaways.
Private Chef Matt Manning offers a wide range of services tailored to your needs. Tap each image for details.
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Chef Matt Manning has searched the Cape high and low for a decent Sunday roast, to no avail…so has decided to make his own! During the winter months, Matt is hosting ‘Sunday Lunch Club’ – a pop-up roast lunch at a local wine farm. The winemaker will give guests a tour of their cellar followed […]
September 8th & 9th | Genevieve MCC For our next Brunch Club installment we are delighted to have Melissa Genevieve Nelsen winemaker of Genevieve MCC, showcase some of her exceptionally made Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines. ‘Private Kitchen,’ a concept first made popular in Hong Kong, is a venture where established chefs – seeking to […]
On September 1st & 2nd the whole of Bot River is putting on their best Spring outfits and pulling out all the stops. Each farm will host a varied array of markets and activities, all suitable for families and wine lovers alike. Food, wine, music and entertainment will be a-plenty at the event taking place on the […]
Inside the notebook of a private chef…Matt shares his best-loved recipes, sources of inspiration and comings & goings.
These crispy golden roasties are the most perfect, flavourful roast potatoes you’ll ever make. Crispy on the outside, with a creamy potato center & a beefy flavour to savour! Ingredients (Serves 6) 2kg Roasting Potatoes (Peeled) 1/2 A Cup Beef Fat Seasoning 3 Sprigs Thyme 3 Cloves Garlic Method Pre heat your Siemens 4D Combi […]Read More
We’re looking for talented, hard-working and passionate chefs & restaurateurs to work in a newly-established 38 seater restaurant located in the heart of Cape Town’s epicurean capital, Bree street. While we can’t reveal too much just yet, I can tell you that we’ll be cooking damn good, unpretentious GRUB from a small, seasonal menu with […]Read More
Beef wellington, need I say more? Treat yourself, this recipe is always a crowd pleaser and may seem more intimidating than what is actually is.Everything about this dish ticks ALL the boxes, a juicy tender beef fillet, luscious savory mushroom duxelle, all wrapped in a golden crisp layer off puff pastry. I mean, drool! (serves […]Read More