Veronica Hibbert started her career in 1999 at The Mount Nelson as an apprentice under Garth Strobel. After qualifying Veronica left to work in Five Star establishments in England. She returned to Cape Town in 2008 and started at Ellerman House July 2008.

“Ellerman House offers me the opportunity to be creative everyday. Boredom is never an issue as we are constantly creating new menus and dishes daily. We are also privileged to work with the best produce available. The most important cooking principle is to be true to the products used; as we are able to get the highest quality goods I insist that the greatest care and attention is given when working with them.

Ellerman House is a family – we work closely together and there is a genuine feeling of comradely between the various departments, as our main goal is guest satisfaction. The Chefs who work with me here at Ellerman House are all young and enthusiastic and I am proud of each one of them as they have proved themselves to be a vital part of all our successes in the kitchen.”

One of the highlights of her career as a chef was working with Australian chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter Neil Perry. Have a look at this video showing a behind the scenes look at a TV shoot, proudly filmed here at Ellerman House!

We’ll be sharing some of Veronica’s favourite recipes soon, so watch this space!