247pp., illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2018
Brett Ladds served as the executive chef of the South African government from 1994 to 200 under President Nelson Mandela and President Thabo Mbeki. During this time he managed the Presdential Guesthouse, cooked daily for the president and his guests, and catered for state banquets. Today he owns Chefs@566 restaurant in Pretoria.
"A must-read for a sense of life behind the scenes at the Presidential Guesthouse, and a refreshingly new perspective on Nelson Mandela." Aziz Pahad, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs