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Meet the chef and owner:

My name is Jean-Heinrich Barnard and I am 23 years old. When I was only 16, I lost my leg in a motorcycle accident, but that didn't stop me from pursuing my dreams. I moved to Cape Town in January 2018 from Gauteng and started my journey of becoming a chef. I studied at South African Chef's Academy and worked myself up from there. I did an internship at The Silo Hotel while I was studying and after my studies I worked at a restaurant in Bloubergstrand as CDP for 10 months and as Head Chef for about 5 months. I was recently blessed with an opportunity to open my own café/restaurant and I promise to give you amazing food and great service.


Just a few fun facts about me:

  • My favourite season is Winter

  • I'm learning how to kite surf

  • I love cycling

  • My favourite spice is paprika

  • I used to live in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

  • My favourite dessert is Millionaire Shortbread

  • I love QUEEN!


Now that you know so much about me, I would love to get to know you better too. Keep looking out for our opening date on our social media pages - @cafedujean and I hope to see you there!

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