The Foodbarn Gives Back: Round 1

“cooking is is about giving, it’s a generous deed …
first nature does it’s thing and gives us amazing produce, then we do ours, apply passion and love and a few years of know how…. it only seems right that the results are shared with our families and our friends here in Noordhoek … living in this community in our life force, our oxygen supply, and once again we want to celebrate where we are and give back.”

And a really good way for us to give back is to share some of this know how and then eat and drink together … and share the financial rewards with someone doing something special in our community …

We invite you to join us for one of Franck’s legendary cooking demonstrations, after which we will eat and drink together.

When: Wednesday October 24th 2018 @ 18h30

Where: The Foodbarn Restaurant

Cost: R550 pp

This includes the cooking demonstration, a 3 course meal (see below) paired with wines, and the service charge. Please note that due to space constraints, seating allocation is done on tables of 8 or 10.


On arrival: De Grendel rosé 2017


A Noordhoek tidal pool: oyster, mussel, tuna crudo, seaweed salad, ponzu, grapefruit
De Grendel sauvignon blanc 2018


abalobi fish: grilled, yellow dahl, coconut velouté, coconut & tomato salad
De Grendel Viognier 2016
De Grendel Op Die Berg pinot noir 2015


lime biscuit, white chocolate, earl grey ice cream and vanilla smore



For this event, the proceeds will be donated to Project Noordhoeked which is a non-profit community project where we, as a community create jobs to clean and keep Noordhoek safe, as well as create awareness about the effects of single use plastic.  We focus on cleaning the beach all the way to Kommetjie, around the lagoon, the wetlands, the Noordhoek common and main roads.

We clean dog poo, plastic, glass, wire etc. We also clean the beach toilets three times a week, and work closely with SanParks to alert them of the location of dead seals and offer additional eyes and ears to the Chapmans Peak neighbourhood watch.

We currently have about 20 monthly sponsors who pay on average R50 to R500 per month each. The Ratepayers association donate R500pm. Every cent goes towards paying wages. If/when we receive additional donations, we increase our cleaning teams and areas as well as sponsor the Noordhoek Football club U10 to U12 teams in return for them keeping the sports fields and surrounding areas clean.

Other donations included: Discounted rates for clothing and caps from Giovanni at RepoClinic, Printed raincoats from Stan on Main in Fish Hoek, Martial Arts training and equipment by Steve Bazzea from SBG Gym, Bicycles, mobile phones and plastic bags were donated by various community members, recycling bags from Tuffy, Pictures Steven Joffe, and most importantly Guy Chaston (Village Roast) for the best hot chocolate and coffee in town for Paul and Edgar.