"After my BCom(Hons) Management Accounting degree I worked in both Finance and Product Development for a couple of years before deciding to add a professional skill in food to my career." June tells me, "From there my 'official' journey with food began as I enrolled for and completed a two-year full-time chef's course at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch, where I specialised in P‰tisserie."
Apart from business and food June maintains a series of other interests, ranging from music, creative writing and languages, to golf, nature and travelling!
"I consider myself a student for life, always eager to learn more in the pursuit of novelty and adventure." She says, "The magic of food lies in the taste experience. Being rather analytical, I love to evaluate the sensation of the food in my mouth - the different tastes and textures and how flavours marry well together. The magic is also ignited when performing the art of intuitive cooking - relying primarily on one's intuition as to what dish to conjure up from a single ingredient and what flavours to put together. Experimenting in this way (mostly) results in beautiful little gems!"
While June understands the subtle nuances of flavour, texture and composition, to June, its an art, she expresses her talent through food making presentations and her sheer passion for the ingredience she uses and the environment.
"I believe food creates intimacy around a table; it comforts and restores. I believe in sharing food experiences, and in fresh perspectives. I believe in awe and wonder. And beauty. I believe in passion. Yes. I believe." Concluded June.
Join us for a three hour cheese making demonstration where we will be looking at the preparation of Feta, Halloumi, Mozzarella and Ricotta. You will receive a booklet with recipes, then be treated to a cheese tasting! There will also be cheese kits available to purchase so you can try cheesemaking at home! To book call June on 079 974 0858 or email. Visit June's website for more information .