PPS panel discussion

What will drive our wine and food tourism to the next level?


Bertus Basson

Celebrated South African Chef

Celebrated South African Chef, Bertus Basson, has a food philosophy rooted in traditional South African food culture with a modern outlook. Bertus is famed for the remarkable success of Overture, Which he established as chef and owner in 2007. The picturesque wine lands restaurant has been awarded prestigious accolades from the Eat Out guide and Rossouw’s Restaurant guide.

As a chef, Bertus advocated believing in what you do, as well as having faith and confidence in you produce. His commitment to great food made with fresh, local ingredients, and an acute attention to detail is the key to the culinary success for which he is highly regarded. His emergence into media and television as a host and judge on The Ultimate Braai Master, Brood and Botter and Goed, Beter, Bertus has made him a popular television personality and recognizable throughout South Africa.

As an energetic entrepreneur, he has expanded his food empire to include his own range of condiments, and more restaurants: Spek & Bone, De Vrije Burger and Eike in Stellenbosch Bertus and his team also caters for private events.