Welcome to the website of Joanne Clegg – a qualified chef, who has experience cooking on luxury yachts in the Med and in private homes in Cape Town.


A word on cooking and writing: “If you are careful” Garp wrote, “if you use good ingredients and you don’t take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day: what you make to eat. With writing, I find you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.”  (The World According to Garp, pg 246, by John Irving)



Cooking has definitely kept me sane! I come from a family of fabulous cooks, united by love for each other and the love of sharing food and special occasions.  In my blog, I will share the kind of food I enjoy to prepare and serve to my family and guests.

As “The Food Crew”, I offer a private chef service, cooking the meals you want to eat in your private home. Every family has unique needs, so the service is flexible and tailor made to suit your situation.



I can cater for your canapé party or boardroom meeting food requirements. Alternatively, meals can be prepared in advance and delivered to your home, office or yacht – filling your own dishes (or ours) with a wide range of healthy, fresh and tasty ingredients.