Michael Olivier is a well-known Cape food and wine commentator who trained at The Cordon Bleu Cookery School London. He has worked in and managed well-known places such as Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch and was Public Relations Manager for the top marque wine estate Boschendal.
Having run three restaurants, Paddagang in Tulbagh, The Burgundy in Hermanus and Parks in Constantia, and being featured in the national top ten restaurants, he is now a food and wine writer and hospitality industry consultant and Food Specialist.
A published author of five books on food and wine, Michael was the recipient of the Eat Out Life Time Achievement Award in 2013. He is well known for his programme on Cape Town’s Fine Music Radio – Michael Olivier Talking Wine – which is broadcast to a wide weekly audience.
Michael's website is http://www.michaelolivier.co.za