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Jacqueline van der Westhuizen

Ardsley, United States

Sous Chef at Abigail Kirsch Catering Relations


Award winning Chef with 15 years of experience in upscale and casual dining environments. Skilled in new menu development with a focus on using regional and seasonal ingredients prepared in modern, gourmet fashion. Innovative culinary expert on food preparation and presentation. Additional accomplishments: ● Selected and sponsored by the South African Embassy to assist Peter Gottgens (Executive Chef/Owner, Springbok Café in Chiswick, London) during the annual one month South African Festival. (2001) ● Won Chaine des Rotisseurs Best Young Chef of South Africa, representing South Africa against 23 countries in Calgary, Canada. (2004) ● Featured on local cooking shows and conducted many radio interviews on cooking. ● Participated in numerous cook-offs against top South African chefs at food & wine festivals.


Ardsley, United States