Tamar was born in the Jacaranda city of Pretoria and grew up in Johannesburg. She’s a city slicker – and proud of it. She has extensive experience in food and hospitality – but still believes she has a lot to learn. She has a penchant for international gourmet adventures, and often travels overseas.
OPEN Food allows Tamar to express her deepest passion: creating memorable dining experiences with fresh, uncomplicated, nourishing food and exquisite presentation and service. She believes we’re blessed with an abundance of diverse, fresh ingredients in South Africa, so has made it her mission to showcase local produce rather than hide it in complicated recipes and intimidating presentations.
Tamar strives to challenge herself and her team to embrace contrasts and create slow, easy-going, melt-into-the-sofa meals, from sit down plated dinners to funky cocktail parties.