Born in the Netherlands, Margot moved to South Africa in 1990 with her South African boyfriend. She always wanted to be an actress and had pursued this after high school. Once in Africa, she got involved with a photography school and became part of the operating team for 3 years. She was however always cooking. Her father always introduced her to new and exciting ingredients while she was young, which made her very inquisitive and keen to explore the new and undiscovered. Food and restaurants became an obsession and she managed to find a job in Johannesburg as a trainee in the kitchen and loved every minute. She had the freedom to create and learnt about running a restaurant during the 2 years. After moving to the Cape and a few more jobs, she ended up in Franschhoek at Le Quartier Francais in 1995. She started as a Sous Chef and was promoted to Executive Chef after 6 months, because the chef left. This was a huge task, as the restaurant had an incredible reputation. It was then that her culinary evolution really started. Margot developed her own culinary language celebrating South Africa through her food - incredible ingredient and stories to share with the world.
110 - WG September 2017
Published on Sep 12, 2017