Born in England, 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 became well-known across the country for his innovative and interactive pop-up dining experiences, such as One Ingredient.
At the end of 2018, Matt embarked on a new adventure. He opened his first restaurant 'Grub & Vine', a relaxed yet refined bistro located on Bree street, Cape Town. Just above the bistro is the The Chef's Studio, an interactive cooking space that is now the permanent home of Matt's private chef service, while also hosting other bespoke events such as cooking classes, masterclasses, guest chef evenings and corporate functions.
Private Chef Matt Manning offers a wide range of services tailored to your needs. Tap each image for details.
Inside the notebook of a private chef…Matt shares his best-loved recipes, sources of inspiration and comings & goings.
If there is one thing we have learned during this Covid-19 disaster, it is that people really enjoy cooking at home! The last 4 months of lockdown have forced us all to get creative in the kitchen: from homemade dumplings, to simple roast chicken, and the banana bread that broke the internet…it seems that everyone […]Read More
THE RESTAURANT RESCUE PROJECT Help us save Grub & Vine! Purchase a gift voucher or Virtual Dining experience for R1400, and receive a complimentary case of 6 Radford Dale wines (normal cellar door price R2385) Matt Manning, Chef Patron at Grub & Vine After being able to reopen our doors last week, we thought we’d […]Read More
COMPETITION TIME! – Win a ‘Virtual Dining by Matt Manning’ experience for 2 worth over R2000! To celebrate it’s launch, we are giving you the chance to win a Virtual Dining package for 2, which includes our Prestige wine pairing package from Radford Dale! To enter, subscribe to our newsletter and tell us in the […]Read More