About Rosemarie Saunders
WHEN I THINK of Rosemarie Saunders. I think of this Phoenix risen from the ashes. She’s proof that big things come in small parcels and she is bright and chirpy like a little bird, and is desperately in love with anything food.
Born and brought up in the English Counties, Rosemarie studied at Hotel & Catering School which set her up for a life in food. From corporate catering, to boardroom, to any number of functions where people would say afterwards “Rosemarie Saunders did the food.’
Rosemarie started her journey in food in Cape Town by giving cookery lessons from her home kitchen, this, like Topsy in the night grew into a catering business, event management, food and wine tours to France, cookery books, food supplies to farm stalls, contracts to cater and teach in foreign parts of the world. Then fate stepped in and one evening her business premises burnt down. She rose with grace like a Phoenix from the ashes. And she carried on.
When I think of her now, I think of her transforming the freshest of ingredients into great food, bustling about packing platters into her car, for cocktail parties, for grand buffets in clients homes, teaching eager attendees to her Cookery Classes, training and uplifting her loyal staff.
– Michael Olivier, Wine Food Commentator and Broadcaster.