Kerry Kilpin was appointed as the Executive Chef at Steenberg Farm’s Bistro Six-teen82 in 2014.
Kerry graduated from Silwood in 2002, joined La Colombe as Chef de Partie in 2003, and was appointed Sous Chef in 2004.
In 2006 she left with Franck Dangereux to help open the Foodbarn restaurant in Noordhoek, “a farmstall serving toasted sandwiches” when she arrived. “This didn't last long!” comments Kerry, “and the start of many changes which saw the Foodbarn Restaurant being born.”
Named after the year in which Steenberg was established, Bistro Sixteen82 first opened its doors in 2009. An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adja-cent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous gardens, with a ter-raced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnifi-cent stone mountains and expansive winelands.
Kerry grew up on a farm in Grahamstown, and her love of food was there as a little girl. “I love to bake, and at month end my father would pay all the staff wages. I would bake cakes and sell them to the workers. This little business continued when I went to boarding school and on the weekends I would come home and bake to sell to my class mates. By matric there wasn't a doubt in my mind that I wanted to go to chefs School and learn to cook!”
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