facilitating unique collaborations & memorable dining experiences

Do you dream of making your mark in the culinary world? Or maybe showcase what the cullinary art itself means to you ?

Do you want to be featured on Chef’s Table, Masterchef or Top Chef one day? Then a unique opportunity to make your dreams a reality awaits you…

Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all  – Julia Child

Collaborating with phenomenal hand picked hotels, restaurants and venues, that offer an exclusive concept to showcase yourself and your exceptional talent.

The Concept

Through years of experience all over the globe, we understand that there are certain key elements that make a dining experience truly special and memorable. Understanding these key elements, The Chef Startup aims to match incredible Venues with Chefs that share this understanding and host a unique evening for our guests to enjoy and indulge in being on the receiving end of our collaboration of passion… that is The Chef Startup.

Delicious and inspiring food prepared by a Chef that absolutely loves their trade, enjoyed in an incredible environment and facilitated through exceptional service, is what we believe leads to unique memories being the final course on the menu.

Each Chef Startup event is a unique collaboration so we encourage guests to ‘go with their gut’ and not miss out on an amazing one-night-only experience!

This concept is ideal for culinary school graduates, chefs wanting to either broaden their horizons or build a private portfolio, or simply for individuals who have a passion for food and a desire to open a restaurant.

This is the perfect opportunity to show the world what they are made of and for you to fully experience a night of hosting an evening in an established restaurant.


Our next experience - TBA

Latest Collaboration 

Jason McNamara & The Post House

The Kind Kitchen was founded by vegan advocate and chef Jason McNamara. Jay travelled to Austin Texas in 2013 where he gained his skills in vegan culinary arts at The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts under the tutelage of Chef Inge Bothma.

On the 1st of September 2018 the Kind Kitchen in Woodstock officially opened for business, offering brunch and select items for dinners Tuesday through to Saturday. As Cape Town’s hunger for good vegan food has grown so to has the popularity of The Kind Kitchen, which has been privileged enough to stand side by side with the ‘Hottest New Restaurants in Cape Town listed by Eat Out and The Inside Guide in 2019.

The Post House is owned and run by John and Janet Higginson who are passionate about the industry and providing up and coming chefs with the platform they need to pursue their culinary dreams.

The Post House is excited to offer chefs the opportunity to hold an intimate gathering in their elegantly refurbished hotel and restaurant. The Post House offers a private garden, pool area, unparalleled service and unique experiences. There is no better venue to showcase their flair for cooking, hospitality and service.


The Menu

  • Cauliflower Soup with crispy halloumi croutons and smashed truffle avocado toast
  • Local Beer Battered Banana Blossom 'Fish n Chips' with mushy peas and samphire
  • Waffles with coconut ice cream, cherry smoked seitan bacon and agave syrup

Jay Mac and Ed Sheeran

Contact Us


Our team operates out of both Cape Town CBD and Greyton (Overberg).

Address: 22 Main Road, Greyton

Tel: +27 84 512 8907



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