When we think of a woman that we admire at Nitida, we think of our Head Chef at Tables at Nitida, Shani Kleynhans. Shani has been with Tables since March 2012 and is originally from Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape.

Chef Shani has always loved the culinary arts and hospitality industry from a very young age.

Shani started her career as a chef and this also where she completed her intensive 6 months in house training as a chef in the year 2010, at 3 Fat Fish Restaurant / The Mills Academy in Jeffreys Bay, under the mentorship of Chef Brent Mills & his wife Emmy-Lou Mills.

Shani brings with her down-to-earth determination and commitment. Shani is hands down one of the most endearing chef’s you’ll ever meet. Although our diners don’t know this, she is tough, hardworking and an absolute sweetheart. She is always willing to share her love for food and the industry and will gladly answer any questions you have.

Shani and the team love to express who we are in every dish plated at Tables, fun, and playful, with a twist and unique flavor combinations, that will linger with you long after you have left Tables, wanting to come back for more!

Meet our Head Chef, Shani & team!


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