Who are we?
The Classically French trained chef and founder of Gourmet Gecko Fine Foods, Kerry-Ann Manton moved back in 2018 to South Africa after living abroud for over 18 years. After working as a Chef & Manager in London and around the UK since 2001 in some of the most prestigious establishments in the world, she acquired a deep passion for flavorsome food and quality ingredients.
The last 8 years before moveing back to Port Elizabeth, Kerry-Ann had worked for a leading fine food specialist company in London, distributing premium foods to discerning customers around the UK. Her knowledge around Classical and Molecular technique has allowed her opportunity to demonstrate and command audiences of MasterChef level. Chef Demonstrations & Menu Development was the order of the day and key clients Kerry-Ann looked after ranked amongst the very talented Roux brothers, Phil Howard, Jason Atherton as well as Corporate portfolio’s such as Compass UK, Sodexo & Baxter Story to name a few. Kerry-Ann was also key negotiator & leader in successfully delivering premium product to world staged events such as Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, Henley, Chelsea Flower Show and many others. Leaving the business in 2017 as Head of Sales after looking after both Corporate and Independent portfolios, she has a wealth of knowledge around food distribution, sourcing and customer service.
Now settled in the wonderful city of Port Elizabeth, her passion for sourcing, discovering and cooking world class ingredients has not waned but has been re-launched into Gourmet Gecko Fine Foods. As a business, Gourmet Gecko Fine Foods is dedicated and committed to expanding & supporting the restaurant offering in the Eastern Cape as well as providing training and development to the Industry to ultimately get this wonderful part of Africa on the Food Map!
Until recently, Gourmet Gecko only supplied the HOREC Industry but now boasts a new personalised home delivery service within the Port Elizabeth Area, allowing the oppourtunity for all homes to enjoy premium ingredients at affordable prices.
MEET THE TEAM
Passionate about food
Kerry-Ann - Managing Director
Greg - Operations Manager
Jade - Sales & Operations Assistant
Karen - Administration Assistant
Henry - Driver
Neels - Driver
WORK WITH US?
Do you love food, have a passion for customer service and want to grow with a vibrant team? E-mail your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a constantly growing business we are always looking for new prospective team members and would love to chat to you.