SecretEats! Simply put is an exclusive underground dining experience. The concept brings together top chefs and young, rising stars with outgoing, adventurous food and wine lovers in unique, unexpected and absolutely breathtaking spaces. Pretty much ever foodies happy place.
This invitation only experience sees guests being treated to an exclusive, intimate dinner party featuring course after course of gourmet food, and premium wine pairings from some of the country’s top wine farms.
Do any of the names ring a bell … Brad Ball, Bertus Basson, James Diack, Vicky Crease, Michelle Theron, Kobus van der Merwe, Vanessa Marx ? SecretEATS has has the pleasure of working with some of these top local and international chefs.
The intrigue and mystery of SecreatEATS lies in the unique and wonderful concept. The Secret chef and menu are only unveiled upon confirmation of your password at the secret location on the day of the event. From wineland homes to stunning art galleries, private gardens, ancient milkwood forests and anywhere in between, our evenings are always hosted somewhere guests can’t simply go and make a booking.
As always, every dinner hosted helps raise funds for a local charity in need, an important aspect of the SecretEATS brand. This has allowed us to support and give back to the local community where we – and our guests – live, work and play.
Chat time with Darren Meltz
What does it mean to you to be the Regional Events Director?
I could not be more excited to embark on this new journey with SecretEATS. Being Events Director gives me the freedom to come up with the dinner events not only of my dreams but those of our guests. I am able to make the concepts I’ve had in mind for so long come alive in the most beautiful way.
Why should South African foodies be requesting an invite to a fabulous SecretEATS dinner?
SecretEATS dinners are one of a kind and no two dinners are the same. We bring together the best chefs in the most unique locations. If you miss a SecretEATS you truly will miss out.
Have you attended any of the previous SecretEATS dinners and if so, name your greatest highlight?
My time with SecretEATS started right at the beginning. I was the photographer for the very first Joburg dinners so I’ve been lucky enough to be part of quite a few dinners. My favourites were definitely the red and white rooftop picnic and our collaboration with the Bombay Sapphire Imagination room.
Moments are shared and friendships are made. I am beyond excited to bring the enchantment of SecretEATS to our guests.” – Darren Meltz, Events Director JHB/PTA
For now, simply Request your Private Invitation to join SecretEATS and then sit back, relax and await the deliciousness.