Cathedral Cellar with Chef Mynhardt Joubert

A sough-after and exclusive venue in Paarl in the Cape Winelands. Chef Mynhardt Joubert is the custodian of Mynhardt’s Cathedral Cellar Kitchen, a space flanked by some of the biggest, and hand-carved, wine vats in the world.

Chef Mynhardt Joubert

“My journey into food and wine probably already had its origins in my life as a performing artist where I started my career. There are so many similarities between the stage and the food industry: the wonderful creative energy, the intense discipline and the one opportunity to get it right!”

Experiential cook and Consultant Chef and Ambassador to KWV, Chef Mynhardt Joubert, has been given custodianship of the venue, which is named Mynhardt’s Kitchen at Cathedral Cellar. Mynhardt was first welcomed into the kitchens of South Africans as the winner of the first season of KykNet’s reality cooking series Kokkedoor – and he has since become a familiar name in culinary circles. Today Mynhardt is well-known for his generous, homely and creative entertainment style. Mynhardt grew up in the Eastern Free State, a background which still shapes his culinary approach: he is inspired by traditional food with a strong heritage link. Guests who book a seat at Mynhardt’s Kitchen in Cathedral Cellar, can expect the same, generous dining experience. The dishes Mynhardt prepare are really renditions of stories he has accumulated over the years, and diners are invited to enjoy this journey in one of South Africa’s most spectacular settings!