Wholesome, sustainable, extraordinary food
What began as a simple passion for real food and a desire to feed our children better has grown into Adre’s Kitchen. We loathe fussy and unnatural food and we strive to create food that tastes fantastic but so happens to be good for you too. Our team are passionate about ingredients and we are constantly tweaking, testing and developing recipes, it’s fair to say we are obsessed with food.
Meet the Team…
Head Chef and Founder – Adré King
To me, everything is about food! Moving back from the UK (after a 15 year stint) and trained as a chef at Leiths London with a few stints in London restaurants and hosting numerous Supperclubs in my home, I was eager to start my own food business. I was shocked to see how unregulated South Africa is in terms of farming ethics and the prevalence of preservatives and other additives in our food. I was short on time (and minus a kitchen) but still wanted something (1) convenient (2) healthy (3) handmade but could not find it (or would refuse to eat it) and SO Adre’s Kitchen was born!
My food… Wanna be Italian, Mostly veggies, 100% Seasonal – ‘fantastic produce needs very little done to it’
Favourite soup… Persian spiced vegetable soup with toasted seeds and goat’s cheese feta
Why would you invite me for dinner… I never turn up empty handed and I wash dishes
Five ingredients in your trolley… burrata, basil, olives, good Parmesan and sourdough (does olive oil count?)
Claim to fame… Very extensive cookbook library and a shameless ceramic hoarder
Sous-Chef – Nsona
Originally from the Congo, after 6 years Nsona calls Cape Town home. Busy mom of two young children under the age of 6, Nsona is the calming force in our very busy kitchen. Oh and her claim to fame should be a mean Brunoise!
My food… I love spicy and well seasoned food
Favourite soup… a simple butternut soup
Why would you invite me for dinner… I love a good discussion around the table with some good food
Five ingredients in your trolley…. beef, mushroom, carrot, spinach and avocado
Claim to fame… LOL apparently my brunoise!
Junior Chef – Gina
Gina is the youngest and newest member in our kitchen. Originally from the DRC, Gina is a fully qualified nurse who decided on a career change, we are so happy to have Gina in the kitchen.
My food… I love cake! Any cake! But if you have to twist my arm – chocolate cake.
Favourite soup… sweet potato and coconut soup
Why would you invite me for dinner… food excites me and I love eating so much that I will inspire you to eat with me!
Five ingredients in your trolley… chocolate, cake, flour, sugar, butter, eggs – to bake a cake
Claim to fame… a quick learner
Kitchen Go-Between – Ntombi
Ntombi has been with Adre’s Kitchen for quite some time now. Originally from the Eastern Cape and mother of 3, Ntombi is the star in our kitchen. She is the ultimate kitchen fairy and we are completely lost without her.
My food… I love baking, so it will have to be a chocolate cake or bread
Favourite soup… Any pumpkin soup
Why would you invite me for dinner… I love sharing my food with friends and members of my church
Five ingredients in your trolley… fresh yeast, flour, butter to bake some fresh bread or cake
Claim to fame… Ntombi takes such good care of our veggies and the best herb prep person in the kitchen