PASSION FOR FOOD
Kayla-Ann is a talented, dynamic chef who has always had a passion for cooking. "I always wanted to be in the kitchen from a very young age, right from the days I spent cooking with my Gran. I have been obsessed with food ever since. It was never really a choice I made, it was just what was going to happen".
Her love of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce has driven her to create dishes that honour the flavours and textures of the ingredients. Each dish plated intentionally to showcase the food she pairs. Her dedication and unique style saw her receive The Rising Star Award in the 2017 Eat Out Awards.
"My style of food is all about flavour. I like to cook what I would like to eat. My goal is simple: Focus on the natural flavours of the produce and work out what complements it".
"I try to make my food approachable to every day eaters yet still exciting enough to walk away from a meal at The Chefs' Table eager to come back".
Kayla-Ann Osborn is awarded The Rising Star of the year 2017 — Eat Out Awards
Best Neighbourhood Eatery 2017 - Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Restaurant Awards
Head of the Table - Eat Out Magazine 2017
"The perfectionist" - Woolworths TASTE September 2017 issue
"...you’re guaranteed a selection of both land and sea ingredients, cooked well and presented beautifully. " — Nicola Ashe's Review on Eat Out
Chef Showcase in SA Chefs Magazine
"Don't duck the duck" - Review by Frank Chemaly from The Mercury
"It's cooking north of Durban" - Review by Shelley Seid from The Times, September 7 2016
"Autumn Tasting Menu" - Review by Durbanite, June 2018
"Is a woman's place in the kitchen?' - Article by Eat Out, August 2018
“Story of a Plate: Driftwood Canapés at The Chefs’ Table” - Article on ROSSOUW'S RESTAURANTS by Diners Club
Named the number 15th restaurant in South Africa in the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards in 2018
Fine Dining Award 2018 - Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Restaurant Awards
American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Award 2018
SASSI (South African Sustainable Seafood Initiative) Trailblazer Award for actively championing sustainable seafood practices.
Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn’s The Chef’s Table is the toast of KZN - IOL FOOD & DRINK 27 NOVEMBER 2018, Buhle Mbonambi