“Being a chef has given me some of the most challenging moments in life, and the most rewarding. ”
Chef Natasha started her culinary journey at HTA School of Culinary Arts in her native Johannesburg, South Africa before working her way up the ranks at the Arabella Hotel & Spa and Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge in Cape Town.She then caught the teaching bug and spent a stint away from the kitchen, first at the Chefs Training and Innovation Academy and then at HTA School of Culinary Arts.
When the Four Seasons opened a Johannesburg location, Chef Natasha joined as Chef de Partie and was later promoted to Pastry Sous Chef. In 2016, she crossed the Atlantic to take on the role Chef de Partie at the beautiful Four Seasons Resort and Spa in Whistler. She joined PICA as a Baking & Pastry Arts Instructor in 2018.
Chef Natasha has won two bronze medals at the 2012 IKA Culinary Olympics, a bronze medal at the 2013 Salon Culinaire Mondial and a silver medal at the 2020 IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany. She currently coaches Culinary Team British Columbia and Junior Culinary Team Canada.
Chef Natasha lists artisan breads, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream and chocolate among her favourite things to make and eat.