Meet the Reuben’s Team

Reuben’s philosophy is simple – for the best results use only the finest ingredients. This philosophy holds true for his multi award winning cuisine as well as the people he relies on to build a winning team.
Meet the personalities that are always busy behind the scenes to create an exceptional dining experience in a laid-back atmosphere. Column

Maritz Jacobs - Head Chef


Our Head Chef and the face of the outside catering and events. He grew up and studied in Johannesburg before exploring the UK. He then found his roots in the Western Cape. He had worked at numerous top wine-lands restaurants, before joining the team in Franschhoek. He was the executive chef for Reuben’s at The One and Only. His love and passion for food can be seen in his determination to get things done the right way.

Chantelle Panter – Pastry Chef


Chantelle lost her heart in the winelands while studying in Paarl so didn’t think twice when the opportunity came to work in Franschhoek. Her sweet tooth came from a very young age, and while doing what you love it hardly seems like work. She is at her happiest in the kitchen trying out new things and experimenting with flavours to impress the boss with.

Ryan Bredenkamp – Manager / Wine Ambassador

Ryan Bredenkamp is the latest addition to the management team. He has a love for flavours and is always looking for different wines, beers and food to experience. He tries to balance the wine-list with items guests would recognise and items off the beaten track. Due to his constant search our wine-list changes on a whim.

Carmen Wontyi

Starting out as a runner at another top Franschhoek restaurant and working her way to assistant manager in all of two weeks, Carmen is a go getter of the highest calibre. She thrives on the rush of a busy restaurant and knowing that her guests are left entirely satisfied.

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