The Winehouse kitchen is now under the helm of head chef Johannes de Bruijn. Our chef sources much of their produce from the hotel’s own organically-grown garden. With its big  variety of delicious vegetables and herbs, the next culinary hit on the Winehouse menu is already in the planning! 


Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Johannes started his culinary journey at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Harare before relocating to Johannesburg to complete a four year apprenticeship. After completing a diploma in culinary arts through HTA as well as receiving City & Guilds accreditation, he traveled the east coast of South Africa seeking to expand his food knowledge.

On returning to Johannesburg, he decided to follow his sweet tooth and took up a position at a small artisan patisserie near the city center where he learnt the art of scratch-making French confectionery and artisan style breads.

More recently, Johannes spent two years at Cube Tasting Kitchen under the guidance of Dario De Angeli where he found the freedom to experiment with new flavors and techniques and develop a more modern and fun approach to food.

Johannes describes his style of food as

“Simple flavors presented in a modern, elegant way, with an emphasis on enhancing the natural flavor of the ingredients.”