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".
Whats cooking with Kayla-Ann Osborn? - Daily Maverick, July 2019
Former Scottburgh chef Kayla-Ann cooks up a gourmet storm - South Coast Herald, April 2019
Award-wining Umhlanga chef, Kayla-Ann Osborn is breaking boundaries - Get It, Umhlanga, April 2019
Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn’s The Chef’s Table is the toast of KZN - IOL Food & Drink, 27 November 2018
Chefs awarded for marine conservation - Getaway Magazine, October 2018
Recognising those making the most out of food and wine - Diners Club Winelist Diamond Award 2018
Fine Dining Award 2018 - Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Restaurant Awards, October 2018
Named the number 15th restaurant in South Africa - Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards in 2018
Story of a Plate: Driftwood Canapés at The Chefs’ Table - ROSSOUW'S RESTAURANTS by Diners Club, October 2018
Best Neighbourhood Eatery 2017 - Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet Restaurant Awards, October 2018
Is a woman's place in the kitchen? - Eat Out, August 2018
Autumn Tasting Menu - Durbanite, June 2018
Kayla-Ann Osborn is awarded The Rising Star of the year 2017 — Eat Out Awards, November 2017
Head of the Table - Eat Out Magazine, 2017
The perfectionist - Woolworths TASTE, September 2017
...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 - SA Chefs Magazine
It's cooking north of Durban - Shelley Seid from The Times, September 2016
Don't duck the duck - Frank Chemaly from The Mercury, September 2016