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Chef and Guests, one of Cape Town, South Africa’s top private chef companies has the ability to bring you the best in customized cooking to your rented holiday villa, home or event – wherever it may be. A service that allows its clients to work closely with their chosen chef to bring the best of South African ingredients and international cooking to life – you can’t go wrong inviting them in to your stay in the Mother City. The company worked with us on a dinner prepared at the beautiful Villa Verte in Hout Bay, South Africa – sending Chef Robin Ensil to the house to prepare an unforgettable dinner.

Robin arrived fully prepared, reaching-out to me days before to plan a menu that would be special and delicious. Taking everyone’s eating requirements and allergies into consideration, he came up with a fabulous array of food that struck all of us in such a way, that we were left speechless with every bite.

Robin did all the shopping ahead of time and was professional from the moment he walked in. With a personality suited for television, he explained to us what he’s be cooking and then got to work. Chef and Guests works hard to pair clients with chefs that match their culinary dreams, and each oe of their chefs has a specialty. Robin prepared a beautiful salmon – pan seared to perfection.

He plated everything so beautifully and left no detail overlooked.

A mushroom risotto was also on the menu, and I’ve never tasted a risotto with such flavor – not even in Italy. He dressed it with greens and wild mushrooms making it gorgeous to look at.

One of our guests is not a fish lover, so he prepared lamb for her, cooked to tender perfection.

Poached pears came for dessert and were delivered by Robin himself, in the most kind and gracious way. Throughout the entire evening, not only was Robin talented but enjoyable to have in the kitchen and his talent endless. Chef and Guests outdid themselves in suggesting someone who would make an impact – and that he did.

When traveling to Cape Town, whether it be a short or long while, Chef and Guests will not disappoint. They will take your food dreams to the next level and leave you wanting more.