At 4h30am during summer holidays, when all-night partygoers drag themselves into bed and dedicated runners head for the beach, Nadia and her team go shopping. “Its quite surreal to be working at full steam when most others are in holiday-mode but after several years of having Christmas in November, our family is now used to it.”
Eden Hospitality Group is a company that supplies a wide range of services including personal chefs, personal shopping, catering, weddings & event coordination, and more. Jack of all trades for the hospitality industry, a niche for the Garden Route!
Depending on the client, we will stay discreetly behind the scenes or engage enthusiastically. “Breakfast clients often like us to prepare the meal and leave before they get up, but some are happy to sit in their pyjamas and chat with us over a cup of coffee. A typical evenings meal would be a selection of large platters and salads where everyone can sit around a table, nibble and chat. On good-weather days we do braais and sundowners on the beach.”
“Personal chef work is so much more than putting a plate in front of a guest. It requires fine-tuned people skills that can determine a client’s insecurities, moods and needs. The balance between respecting client privacy and being available for service is very fine, and to offer a service that offers house-wives and women a chance to have a holiday too and not be on holiday in the kitchen or in the shop”
Nadia inherited her dad Horst’s passion for food, and was taught the gourmet life through her oldest sister winemaking skills and love for the industry. Being the youngest Nadia always decorated the table for dinner, and learnt from an early age that meal times, and food was always meant to be an experience, and found passion in that!
Having worked at some of the top restaurants and hotels in the Country, with a German background gave her the footsteps to start Eden Hospitality Group, thanks to her partner Ricky who was the fundamental push behind the name, design and creation of the business. It has become a full and rewarding life of service and fun for Nadia and her team of chefs and assistants.