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Tjaart Walraven is a vibrant professional chef with global experience both in the kitchen and on television. His showmanship and flair provide for a great atmosphere… and thats just the chef – Wait till you taste his food!

Tjaart offers various culinary services ranging from corporate entertainment to private chef functions, weber braai experiences and more. He will go all out to guarantee a fabulous custom event, regardless of your vibe.

He published his first official recipe book, after contributing to many publications and training academies over the years – what a great present. Order yours now!

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Private and Celebrity Chef

Tjaart’s successful business creates bespoke dining experiences for his international jet-setting clientele: from lunch on a glacier in Switzerland to dinners under the stars of an historic Cape wine estate. With the onset of the pandemic, life has been spun the other way around, with more clients travelling to him in the Cape.

Exclusive homes and villas are booked out and Tjaart tends to general private chef needs, with an emphasis on guests celebrating their heroic vacation. In more recent times, Tjaart has opened up his home to entertain his jet setting and local clientele in one off experiences.   

Get the chef in you ready for Summer!

Tjaart Walraven may trace his ancestral roots to the North Sea, but his heart is firmly set in Africa – its sun, beautiful scenery, warm hospitality and long summers. And it’s precisely those seductive, lazy summers that has prompted him to write a cookbook that celebrates our summer lifestyle.

Accompanied by Tjaart’s charming background stories, gorgeous colour photography and packed with tips throughout, his recipes prove that enjoying summer on a plate has never been simpler.

We had the best fun learning how to make magic on the weber - not just an event for the boys! Thank you for the amazing event, great food and wicked gin cocktails!

Anne Sampson

Thank you Tjaart for a really professional and enjoyable birthday (and for putting up with all the drama!). Your professionalism and attention to detail is world-class

Carina du Toit

I appreciate you taking the time to write a personalised message for wifie's Christmas present. lt was very special. I will send you photos of the recipes we try out.

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