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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‘Private Kitchen,’ a concept first made popular in Hong Kong, is a venture where established chefs – seeking to provide guests with a more intimate experience – host by-appointment dinners in their own homes. Chef Matt Manning has introduced Private Kitchen to Cape Town, with his monthly Brunch Club! Join him for an intimate, five course brunch prepared […]
This April, Matt Manning Chef – in partnership with Sijnn Wines and Tides River Lodge – is bringing you another all-inclusive weekend getaway at Sijnn in Malgas! Enjoy two days of dining on delicious food, drinking exceptional wine, and relaxing in charming accommodation located in the scenic Breede River valley. Fine Wines of Malgas Sijnn […]
‘Private Kitchen,’ a concept first made popular in Hong Kong, is a venture where established chefs – seeking to provide guests with a more intimate experience – host by-appointment dinners in their own homes. Chef Matt Manning is bringing Private Kitchen to Cape Town, with the launch of his monthly Brunch Club! Join him for an intimate, six […]
Inside the notebook of a private chef…Matt shares his best-loved recipes, sources of inspiration and comings & goings.
Continuing with our recent induction theme, here is a super easy recipe to try out. The perfect beef fillet and roasted carrots created using the IQ700 Siemens induction and Scanpan Pro IQ chargrill. This recipe shows how accurate the cooking process is using induction and when using the best pan to go with it! This […]Read More
I am currently in the process of selling my gas stove for a sexy new Siemens induction oven. For the uninitiated (and the kitchen nerds), induction cooking uses electromagnetic energy to heat pots and pans directly, utilising magnets to stimulate cookware’s iron atoms and generate heat. In comparison, gas and electric stoves heat indirectly, using a heating […]Read More
We’re looking for a kick ass assistant to work alongside Chef Matt. There are a lot of very exciting projects lined up for 2018/2019 and we are looking for the right person to be a part of an exciting, innovative and growing company, with lots of personal & career growth potential. – The role is […]Read More