you cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolfe


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Sandy Wood is a natural born-chef, with an intrinsic culinary flair that was nurtured by her chef extraordinaire mother. After leaving school, Sandy went on to develop her talents, with a Cordon Bleu, followed by; Prue Leith (London), the Ritz Escoffier (Paris), Ballymaloe (Ireland) and Giuliano Bugialli (Italy).

Her culinary profession began at sea, as a yacht chef in Turkey. She then went on to work as the Cybele Forest Lodge chef, followed by 4 years  as the Nissan executive chef, after which she took on the bistro reins of Bellini’s. From the comfort of her kitchen, Sandy began teaching and catering and a few years later ‘Sandy’s Kitchen’ was born. Her inspirations are full flavoured,  deriving from her many international and local cooking courses. While Sandy puts the flair into the Kitchen, her team of professional staff keep it’s very heart pumping. 


Sandy’s kitchen offers a fully comprehensive tailor-made catering and event service to all our clients. We will ensure that your function (whether, a corporate, private event or a wedding) is customised and fully organised to suit your needs. From; theme and décor, menu planning, hire & supply to staff management. In order to offer a unique and personalised function, we work with each client to create a feel board – and offer a fully inclusive décor service, from; sourcing furniture and décor, styling, flowers, set up to final dismantling of the event. 


Sandy’s Kitchen offers only the freshest quality seasonal ingredients – with an abundance of aromatic herbs, spices and arresting flavours, whether it’s our canapés, harvest tables, or exquisitely plated, presented and served meals, you are in for a taste sensation. Our dishes are inspired from multi-disciplinary cuisine from all corners of the world, constantly evolving with the current food trends and styles.


We offer a full bar service with qualified and professional bartenders. Our bar service can be arranged to meet your needs, and styled according to the event. 


Sandy offers exclusive personalised culinary workshops for small groups or corporates. Offering a variety of cooking experiences all ‘foraged’ from her many culinary experiences around the world. Her workshops can be custom made to suit both your palate and your wanderlust – not only will she delight you with flavoursome recipes, she will offer travel delights and tips of the many cuisines she has mastered.



Phone: + 27 82 882 0238 / +27 11 880 3392

Johannesburg / Cape Town

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