Nadin Pospech-Demmler (Top-Nosh)

Nadin Pospech-Demmler
Top Nosh Cooking School

Nadin completed her three year chefs’ apprenticeship at the Hotel Intercontinental, Leipzig in 1996. After her apprenticeship, she gained extensive experience in a number of Europe’s top restaurants/hotels in the hot & cold kitchen and pastry. Listed among these are: Hotel Schloss Fuschl in Salzburg, Anton Mosimanns’ Belfry – London – Nouvelle cuisine and Fischerzunft in Schaffhausen – Switzerland – 19 point Gault Millau, Euro-Asian cuisine. During her time in Europe she also participated in several cooking competitions. At the end of 2000, she decided to broaden her international horizons and started her South African career at the prestigious Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl as pastry chef. Subsequently she has had several stints at the following establishments: Sous chef at The Table Bay Hotel, in charge of the Conservatory restaurant, internationally recognized Ellerman House and a 3 year stay as Sous chef at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia, Cape Town. . Today she is the proud owner of her own cooking school for enthusiastic food lovers & Catering Business.

What is your philsophy on food? Creativity, joy, love, passion!
What inspired you to become a chef? Art! It inspired me to play with food and be creative
Globally, which chef do you admire? Dieter Müller
If you couldn’t be a chef, which profession would you ideally take up? A Chiropractor or Bio-Kineticist
Other than food and cooking, what inspires you? Nature, sport and art
What was your worst culinary catastrophe? While I was still a trainee and at a ball, the whole trolley of huge mirrors filled with food fell over and landed on the stage of the opera!
What is your fondest memory in the kitchen? Cooking with my brother
What do you eat for breakfast? Coffee and muesli
What dish would you cook to seduce someone? Risotto with a great glass (actually, make that a bottle) of wine!
What do you never cook? Cape Malay food
What is the one dish you find difficult to get right? Some traditional food, like pap
Who is the most famous person you have cooked for? The Queen of England

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