Hartford House

The Home of Good Conversation, Fine Wine and Classic Horses.

Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Introducing Adri Van Niekerk

Adri Van Niekerk / Leigh Willson (p)

Adri Van Niekerk / Leigh Willson (p)

"Local is Lekker"

Adri joined Hartford House in December 2012 to complete her 6 month work experience with us. She is currently studying hospitality through Central University of Technology. When asked why she wanted to work at Hartford House, this was her response:

"I was excited when I was chosen for Hartford House. The first thing that attracted me to Hartford House was its award winning kitchen and to work and train under chef Jackie Cameron. I have a passion for food and cooking, so I am looking forward to my 3 months in the kitchen."

Adri was asked what makes her new drive to work different from her previous commute to varsity in Bloemfontein?

"It's different driving to work, because there is a different level of responsibility that is expected from me with different challenges facing me daily."

When we asked Adri what her favourite dishes where, this was her response:

"Butter-poached Prawns, With 'Esposito' Ham Espuma, Exotic Mushrooms, Orange Marmalade and Beurre Blanc... the Beurre Blanc is drizzled over the plate by the manager-on-duty and this makes the guest feel apart of the experience"

 Lastly we asked Adri what we will most likely hear her say?

"I am a true supporter of 'Local is Lekker' so I am sure you will hear that from me, especially with Jackie's passion for local ingredients"

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