Chef Nicole Short


Private Chef Cape Town
Chef nicole short plated dinner
Chef Nicole Short private chef Cape Town

Meet the chef

Having completed three years of study at Silwood School of Cookery, I received my Cordon Bleu certification in 2011. Since then I have worked both locally and internationally, most of my career on luxury yachts for high-profile foreign families. During this time I have travelled to more than 80 countries and explored the flavours of the world.

Now settled back in Cape Town with my passion and experience, I am totally absorbed with the challenge of enthralling every client with the creation of delicious food.

I will cater to all your needs. Consulting; shopping, creating the exquisite meals, and leaving your kitchen spotless. I bring a personal touch to every clients' event, allowing fuss free entertaining with unique meals and presentation. My food philosophy is seasonal, farm-to-table, ethical and local. Vegan, Keto, Paleo and Gluten-free can be accommodated too. Meals can be simple or complex, event dependant, yet always ensuring a unique experience for you and your guests.

This is what my guests say

I have a wooping 18 5-star reviews on Google, here are some of the testimonials I've received from my beloved guests.

Review by David (Bermuda)

Beyond restaurant quality

Nicole's work was truly exceptional as she consistently provided beyond restaurant quality meals for our family and guests. Somehow she managed to do this while keeping the meals healthy and accomodating the various dietary restrictions of diners.

On top of all of her obvious talents, Nicole is a warm and bubbly person who will fit into any environment. We miss her and would take her back aboard without hesitation.

David (Bermuda)

Review by Mark (Chicago)

Truly memorable dinner

I have to say that Chef Nicole Short produced a truly lifetime memorable dinner event for myself and 3 close friends at our penthouse suite in De Waterkant Cape Town on Sept 07, 2021. Booking and menu selection was very easy, and Chef Nicole answered emails very promptly ! 4 exceptional courses were prepared on site and the food was simply out of this World. When you book with Chef Nicole, be sure to also include her server assistant, as she also added to the top shelf, high end dining experience. I hope to be back in Cape Town next year, and Chef Nicole will be included in that visit as well.

Mark (Chicago)

Review by Kizzie (Cape Town)

Wonderfull 18th birthday

Nicole served us a wonderfull dinner at home for an 18th birthday. Food was amazing and beautifully presented and slick, professional service from the table setting, pre dinner cocktail to the clean up, all was outstanding. Thank you so much for making the evening so special. Kizzie and Eloise

Kizzie (Cape Town)

Review by Luanne (Cape Town)

A special celebration

I hired Nicole as a private chef for a special celebration. The meal started with canap├ęs and cocktails followed by three courses of deliciousness!! There were special dietary requirements and preferences which Nicole catered for effortlessly. Thanks to Nicole, we shared a memorable evening together, one that will never be forgotten. I would highly recommend Nicole for any occasion where you are in need of no worry, no fuss and simply extraordinarily delicious food

Luanne (Cape Town)


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Tel: +27 62 0538345 | Email: [email protected]

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