About us

Welcome to kitchenous.com – we’re a team of food and cooking enthusiasts who love talking about all topics related to food, cooking and kitchen.

Our team


Helga Williams

Dip.Nutrition | Dip.EventMgmt | B.A. (Comm)

With hands-on experience in the catering and foodservice industries, Helga has lived her passion for all things delicious through her own Boutique Café and Patisserie in South Africa. In her various roles as a café owner, event caterer, specialty baker, lodge cook, and hospitality instructor, Helga holds an excellent standard of food service and kitchen hygiene. As a qualified Holistic Nutritionist, Helga has also combined her passion for good food and healthy living in wellness coaching. After years practicing in the catering and hospitality industries, Helga now focuses on sharing her knowledge and experience with others through writing about food tips, cooking advice, wellness, global food trends, and travel.


Tanya Sedic

Master’s degree in Journalism

Tanja is great lover of healthy eating and lifestyle, she has been editing TV series about nutrition and health for years. She also engaged in food production in the family business, mainly focused on fruit processing without destroying vitamins and minerals. She believes that quality nutrition is one of the key ingredients of a happy and healthy life.


Candace Tantilov

Qualified Chef in Silver Service specialized in Fine Dining | Bachelors in Food & Beverage Management | Masters Diploma in Grammar A | Final year of Masters in English and Education

Born and raised in South Africa and having been immersed in the rich culture, Candace soon found a passion for all things food related. Exploring and experiencing new flavors and taste profiles she pursued a career in cheffing and later went on to be the group chef and co-owner of a Balkan Tapas Cafe group. 
In her various roles as a café owner, event caterer, specialty chef and all-round foodie she decided to expand her perspectives and delve into writing about what she is so passionate for, food! She holds an excellent standard of food service and kitchen hygiene and believes that quality ingredients is half the work done.
Food brings people together and Candace offers a unique insight into finding the best recipes to entertain with, but in a simple way making it accessible for all demographics. 
She says, “Food is life, and what is life if not to be lived? Eat cake for breakfast!”


Gabriella Knight

Cordon Bleu chef 

Having completed three years at cooking school, Gabi then went into the realm of private cheffing where she got to travel the world, cooking for the rich and famous in their luxury homes and holiday homes. Through her travels, she has experienced different cuisines, which she has added to her cooking repertoire. 
Gabi then went on to own and run her own restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa, which went on to wine an Eat Out award. After years behind the stove, Gabi has now left the restaurant scene, but by no means has she left the kitchen. She now focuses on catering at intimate dinner parties and sharing her expertise and experiences with others through writing.

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