About Antoinette’s

Antoinette’s Team

Chef Antoinette

Antoinette’s Cookery School was founded by the owner and Chef, Antoinette Coetzer.

Antoinette is an energetic and innovative chef who combines a thorough classical understanding of ingredients and techniques with modern trends.

Antoinette’s life motto is to share as much knowledge of her culinary passion to all that have a love and interest in food.

Being a qualified Chef with a B-Comm degree in Hotel and Tourism Management as well as a teaching degree, it is understandable that she is well sought after, with experience in numerous top notch hotels, restaurants and training institutions.

Antoinette made the Jacaranda City her home town after completing her studies at the University of Pretoria, also being a qualified teacher with a Hotel and Tourism background she implemented Tourism as a school subject as well as Hotel and Catering in well-known schools as far away from home as Tzaneen.

Since 2001 the leafy suburb of Lyttelton Manor has been called home for Antoinette and her beautiful family of two little girls; Anouk and Jhanke and her ever supporting husband Willie.

A small successful restaurant, Café Antoinette’s was also on her bucket list, but her passion, time and main focus became the Cookery School and sharing cooking tips, developing scrumptious recipes and hands-on classes became her forte.

Antoinette writes the yearly food supplements for the Intiem Magazine and Antoinette’s monthly newsletter is loaded with fresh ideas and recipes for you to use.


Chef Joey

Chef Joey has been part of Antoinette’s Cookery School from the very beginning.  Joey’s passion for food and people is completely intoxicating. Joey is a self-taught chef, under the guiding hand of Chef Antoinette and is the warm heartbeat of Antoinette’s cookery School.  The up and coming community of Olivenhoutbosch is where Joey planted her roots and calls home. Here she stays with her lively boy Tshepo, beautiful teenager Mpho and supporting husband Colins.


Long, long ago Joey started as part of Café Antoinette’s and naturally evolved at the cookery school where she is not only chef Antoinette’s right and left hand,  but also presents her very own cooking course – the ultimate and popular Domestic day to day Cooking.