Chefettes, The History


Chefettes was founded in 1990 by Kathy Firbank and Clare Bock. Kathy and Clare parted ways in December 2005 when Clare relocated to Cape Town. ** 

Chefettes continued from strength to strength, with Kathy at the helm. Then in mid 2010 Kathy was reacquainted with an old school friend and she made the difficult, yet happy decision, to relocate to the UK, get married and start a new life. That meant the end of another era of Chefettes, but also the start of a new one. 

" There's a bond among a kitchen staff, I think. You spend more time with your chef in the kitchen than you do with your own family. " Gordon Ramsay

Jolene Bothma and Sharise Coetser had both worked with Kathy for many years, 10 and 7 years respectively, and were a very integral part of the day to day running of Chefettes. And after a few shuffles and restructuring, it was with great honour, that the decision was made that the two of them would carry on with Chefettes. Jolene and Sharise were very privileged to be able to continue with a company that was so well established, and a BIG THANKS to Kathy for allowing them that opportunity. Kathy will always be a part of Chefettes – even from across the sea – and is in constant contact for catch ups of the going-ons!  

Chefettes is now located in Centurion, and is happy to still have their trusty clients in Johannesburg and are proud to have added new clients in the Centurion / Pretoria area. Chefettes was fortunate enough to keep some of the amazing Staff and still continue to provide top quality food and service. 

Whatever the size of your function, Chefettes will provide you with individual planning and attention. From small parties to large events, from home lunches to conference buffets, Chefettes will personalise their service to meet your requirements and suit your budget, so for all your corporate and private functions needs – give them a call! 

** Clare has started a new catering company down in the Western Cape, called Appetite, and is cooking up a storm! If you need a great Caterer in Cape Town, give her a call!


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