Our TeamThe Packshed's Soul

Connie Kern

Connie

Connie is an award-winning chef who worked in Switzerland's finest restaurants. In 2016, she followed her passion to start her very own restaurant. Together with her family, she moved to South Africa to open up the Coast's first fusion food kitchen.

Daniel Kern

Daniel

From his career in wine buying for Switzerland's most precious department store "GLOBUS" Daniel has developed his deep passion for South African wine. Daniel graduated the renown Zurich Hotel Management School "Belvoirpark" and turned his passion into his profession: His own restaurant at South Africa's beautiful South Coast

Sam Wenger

Sam

Sam is an award-winning hospitality professional who graduated the renown Zurich Hotel Management School "Belvoirpark" and worked in Switzerland's best hotels. After managing a small boutique hotel in the Alps, he decided to start his own business with his loved ones in South Africa.


The Team

Meet the Team

The Packshed is owned and managed by four young Swiss entrepreneurs together with the Executive Chef Brandon Bisset and Front of House Lincoln Majeke. The six of them share a professional vision of creating a place of freshness, honesty, love and sustainability.


Lincoln

Lincoln

With over 30 years of experience in different positions in hospitality Lincoln can read your wishes from the lips. As the front of house manager he ensures that every guest receives a warm welcome and that the service runs smoothly every single day.

Mario

Mario

Mario is the mastermind behind sustainable innovation at THE PACKSHED. He is the brain behind the complex aquaponic system which will deliver organic and sustainably grown fruit, herbs and vegetables our restaurant from our very own garden.

Brandon

Brandon

Executive Chef Brandon combines his predilection to the Asian cuisine, with the love of African food and the admiration of the European cuisine. With his vast knowledge and years of experience he creates The Packshed's artisanal tastes of simplicity.

Queen

Queen

With over 15 years at Sweetdale, she calls this her second home. Queen is our enthusiastic soul at the Farm Stall. She is always going the extra mile to exceed the expectations - a lot of laughter included.

Philile

Philile

Philile has studied Hospitality Management at the Durban University of Technology. After gaining working experience at different places she decided to join the Packshed to bring in and prove her creativity and love for amazing food.

Mfanafuthi

Mfanafuthi

Fana is one of our biggest meat lovers...He makes sure that every single piece for our customer is cooked to perfection! Not to mention the home cured meat selection - made with love by Fana.

Happiness

Happiness

What’s better than the smell of a wood-fired oven and freshly baked goods? Happiness; our friendly lady at the Pizza bar, joined The Packshed with a lot of experience & the goal to set a new level on Pizza’s and Flammkuchen.

Thabisile

Thabisile

Thabisile is our brain behind the cold starters, desserts and baked delicacies. She enjoys to create and follow recipes, to plate every single dish with patience, passion and love. "It needs to be like an art" she says.

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Sylvia

Our big smile in the front. Sylvia is always positive, in a good mood and motivated to serve our lovely customers. Sylvia works for Sweetdale over than 11 years - in different departments but always in contact with people.