Antonie heads up the kitchen and has been cooking locally and abroad for the last 10 years. He graduate from the Cape Peninsula university of technology in 1999 and left Sa for Switzerland to become part of Absolute Tours Europe .During his 5 years with the company in Verbier Switzerland Antonie cooked for Sa’s A-List. After leaving Switzerland he worked at the Ardeonaig Hotel in the Scottish highlands, voted most romantic hotel and best inn in Britain.
He was privileged to work under Pete Gottgens for 2 years at the Ardeonaig himself famous for being the preferred chef for all Mr. Nelson Mandela visits to the UK The Ardeonaig was featured on Pasella and Top billing in 2009.
In 2006 Antonie received the Award for Best Gastro Pub chef in Scotland after opening a wild and organic eatery in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.
All the traveling and work eventually lead back to where he finds himself today producing only the best in plated or buffet creations for that special wedding or corporate event.
Nikki is at the head of our Administration Team and also Senior Consultant/Coordinator next to Marina. Nikki started her professional career in the Advertising industry as Admin manager for a Cape Town based Special effects studio – Sinka Studio’s – where she worked for 3 years.
During this time she also graduate from the International Hotel School in Cape Town and started working at the renowned Cape Grace Hotel. She was headhunted by Absolute tours in 2005 and offered a contract to work with George Skaris’ South African team in Verbier Switzerland. After completing the season she joined The Sheraton Group to join their team at the World Acclaimed One Spa in Edinburgh. She later formed part of the new Resort Sales Team, managing bookings for groups in both the spa and hotel. The Ardeonaig boutique Hotel was the next stop for Nikki and played a large part in the Scottish Inn winning best Inn in Britain with her being the hotel duty manager at the time of the awards. Nikki will be the thirst impression people get of the level of professionalism that Antoinette Events use to meet our clients demands of producing the event or wedding that has been their dream for so long.