The Team

Where the Chef owns the restaurant, trust the food

Your Chef Patron at Pioneer`s – For the past two years Denee Fick has been the Executive chef at the old Pioneer`s Grill and the Wild Fig restaurants at the Numbi Hotel. As the daughter of Willem Fick, a well-known hotelier, her passion for catering developed during her childhood years and by growing up in a hospitality industry environment, she understands the importance of exceeding customer expectations.

Denee Denee & Willem (Jnr) Willem (Snr)

Denee has also been responsible for the design and decor of the new Pioneer`s, her creative background as a textile designer has complimented her catering skills and she possesses a passion for good food, quality, taste and cooking with fresh produce.

During the year 2001 she worked abroad at the famous “The Lincoln on Lincoln Square” restaurant in Manchester in the United Kingdom, here she gained valuable experience in first class restaurant food, presentation and service.

In South Africa she also worked in leading restaurants with celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, attended various cooking schools and was fortunate to work in the kitchen at Meerendal under the well-known chef and food critique – David Higgs.

The Team