HOUSE OF HEINRICH

HIS JOURNEY TO 112 LOOP STREET.

Heinrich’s been passionate about food since he can remember. At age 13 he cut his teeth in the catering industry and by 16 he was carving up steaks and training ‘grillers’ in the Spur group around the city.

Born and Bred in Cape Town, Heinrich enrolled for a chef’s course at the Zevenwacht Estate and graduated with a culinary skillset that also included wine and cheese making.

After a two-year stint as Head Chef for Café Paradiso, where he met his lovely wife Christina, Heinrich sought to broaden his horizons and in 2004 joined the eccentric crew at Madame Zingara as Sous Chef under the watchful eye of founder, Richard Griffin before jetting abroad in search of experience and inspiration.

His first job abroad was in London as Sous Chef for the Mediterranean Kitchen group. Shortly after he was head hunted by Lorenzo Schiaffini to join Italian celebrity chef, Aldo Zilli at his Soho restaurant and also opened the stylish, Zilli Brasserie in Brighton. Two years later and hungrier than ever, he joined Jamie Oliver’s Italian Restaurant Group where he worked with Jamie’s River Cafe chefs and assisted in the training staff and establishing best practices for new restaurants opening in Cambridge, Oxford and Dubai.

WISDOM

Don’T BE SCARED OF THE DARK, THE LIGHT WILL SHINE IN.

FOOD

REDISCOVERING YOUR OWN FLAVOUR.

Heinrich and his wife returned to South Africa soon after the birth of their son and over the next decade, set up and managed the kitchens for the Madame Zingara Group of restaurants: The Bombay Bicycle Club, Side Walk Café, Café Mozart and again at Café Paradiso as Executive Chef.

His last venture before launching House of H was setting up the Company’s Garden Restaurant – a project which gave him a platform to experiment in his true passion… creating authentic local food.

A homely environment where the food compliments the décor. We pride ourselves on serving food that feeds your appetite, while the space fills your visual landscape with colours as eclectic as the menu.

And the self service experience allows the customer to determine the route their journey through our menu will take. We believe that each of our customers have their own set of tastes and the self.

DRINKS

LIQUID GOLD FROM THE HEAVENS.

A reflection of Heinrich & Christina’s tastes, the drinks menu caters not only to pair with the food, but to also pair alongside people.

This allows our customers to further tailor their time with us. The most popular items on our drinks menu.

-buchu g&t on tap from Drifter brewery

-Corona

-Lion and Black label quarts

-Musgrave pink gin

DELUXE COFFEE

ALWAYS GRINDIN’

Heinrich and Christina met Judd and his crazy coffee crew about 6yrs ago (give or take 2 or 3 years) when they returned to Café Paradiso with the Madame Zingara group. Judd had just about started out and so a long standing friendship ensued.

We enjoy teaming with people that clearly have a passion for what it is they do and Judd’s deluxe coffee when made right is simply just the best, like liquid gold.

Xolani our barista has spent a week with the deluxe crew and they’ve made sure that he makes a good cuppa. They are always a stone throw away and have been incredibly supportive of us in our own personal journey of following our dream.

KHULISA

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY.

A year ago we began our collaboration with Khulisa Social Solutions, a community based organization creating bespoke interventions tailored to the needs of the people and spaces they work in.

We we’re blessed to work with Theresa, who trained in our kitchen every morning. Together we taught her how to make bread which were then made into sandwiches and sold to the Cape Argus to pay the salaries of the Khulisa workers.

In the beginning Theresa was quite shy, however the more we welcomed her in, the faster she opened herself up to us. She soon became a part of the House of H family. While we could see the routine and values of the restaurant brought Theresa an amazing boost in confidence, we were blessed to witness her flourish right before eyes.

As part of the exchange, we are allowed to pick herbs and vegetables from their community garden located next to Fruit & Veg in Roeland Street.

Since our collaboration, Khulisa has now planted a newer and larger garden at Trafalgar with inspiring plans form more city spaces converted into working gardens.

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