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About Jocelyn

As a chef with twenty-five years’ experience, Jocelyn has consistently succeeded in proving herself to be  a valuable addition to the culinary industry. She have traveled thousands of kilometers to expand my  culinary knowledge & experience to an international level.  She has studied both food & wine  extensively & considers herself to be a perpetual teacher & student of these subjects. 

Over the past twenty years, she has remained passionate about the culinary arts. She believes in a  strong work ethic, organisation & perseverance to achieve goals. Her creative ability to allows her to  embellish culinary creations.  She loves environments that are stimulating &  challenging. Jocelyn is the head of growth and eduction at Food Jams.

Awards & Achievements


Recipient of Stratford Chefs School Annual Bursary, 2000 

Recipient of Women’s Culinary Network Scholarship, 2001 

Honourable Assistant Instructor, Advanced Wine, George Brown College, 2001 

STCW 95, Tafe, 2004 

TASTE 2014 Cape Town, Top Chef, Live Chef Competition 

Annual Chef Invitational, Ocean Reef Club, Florida, March 2015 

Western Cape Regional Chairperson, South African Chefs Association, 2015-present 


2004 - 2005

  • Head Chef, British Cayman Island Vessel, 37 metre, M/Y PARAGON, Captain Glynn Medhurst 

  • Head Chef, St Vincent Island Vessel, 38 metre 

  • M/Y SYMPHONY II, Captain Will Keiser 


  • Executive Chef, South Long Island Nature Lodge, Whitsunday Islands, Australia Nov- Owner/Managing Director David Macfarlane 


  • Chef Program, Stratford Chefs School, Stratford, ON, Canada 

  • Certificate of Qualification, Interprovincial Red Seal, Chef 

  • WSET (The Wine and Spirit Education Trust Ltd.) Advanced Award





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