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 chef | author | photographer 

"As a child I feared a rugby ball and loved the smell of marzipan when my mother decorated wedding cakes..."

Michelin-star chef, published author and passionate photographer Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen's understanding of the world was forged in the kitchens of his mother and grandmothers.

I indulge in my love of the tactile and leave my mark on my surroundings, whether I merely change the position of an object or put my mind to creating something completely new where before there was nothing.


Author, stylist and photographer of best selling books, JAN - A Breath of French Air and The French Affair - Tables of Love.


Executive chef and owner of world renowned  1* Michelin restaurant JAN in Nice, France.



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I started out as wedding photographer, moved to fashion and ended up on my favourite topic ... food..