Andriette De la Harpe (33), Entrepreneur, Cape Town

Signature dish: Carrot Cake. 

Favourite heritage food: Velvet pudding (fluweelpoeding), green beans mashed with potato.

Charming and with an effervescent personality, Andriette is a classically trained singer who worked in the high-paced world of events. After her retrenchment in 2021, she turned to baking speciality cakes for a livelihood. Her grandmother’s vintage Kenwood Mixer is her best friend in the kitchen and, having cooked since childhood, she loves being in the kitchen with her dad.

Italian food is her favourite and she enjoys experimenting with curries. A performer before the pandemic clipped her wings, the bubbly Andriette loves entertaining people and her motto in life is to bring joy to the table.