Nic is based at Haute Cabrière in Franschhoek. He has been partnered with the farm and restaurant since 2016 and currently oversees
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Behind the chef
Known for his bold flavours and sauces, Nic started out in the kitchen of renowned Chef Franck Dangereux of La Colombe, his love of classic French cooking was a perfect fit under Franck’s command.
Nic then went on to open Terroir Restaurant in 2004, which won the Eat Out Best Restaurant two years later in 2006. Nic has also been involved with restaurants such at The Barnyard Brasserie, Diemersdal Eatery and he ran his own restaurant, Bistro 13, for three years.
Over the years Nic has consulted and worked with many brands, including Parmalat, Simonsberg, Plaisir De Merle, Stellenbosch Wine Routes, De Warenmarkt and the Transcape Mountain Bike stage race. He was invited to take part at the Mid Atlantic Food and Wine festival in the United States in 2015.
His television career started in 2013 with launch of Kyknet’s reality cooking show Kokkedoor. The show features a cooking duo of a professional chef or food industry person, along side an avid home-ccok.
Nic went on to judge both and first and second season with a third airing in 2019.
Nic was also involved in both seasons of Kokkedoortjie, which sees the show adapted to showcase children aged 9-13.