Melony van der Merwe

About Melony van der Merwe

Melony grew up in the Cape Winelands, holds a BSC degree from The University of Stellenbosch and has lived in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, New York, Los Angeles and now spends her time between Miami Beach and Cape Town. Melony shares DNA with the first peoples of Southern Africa—The Khoisan—which drives her dinner experiences to include the inspiration of medicinal, ceremonial and spiritual uses of native ingredients. Food, travel and spirituality have dominated her life as she hosts high-end dinner experiences, following a lunar calendar, throughout the world. Melony hosts epicureans on journeys of inner discovery through travel and at her dinner table. She is wildly passionate about building community and has empathy for nature and culture through food.