Founder and creative genius behind the award-winning The Test Kitchen in Cape Town, Luke Dale Roberts has partnered with global footwear brand, Birkenstock.
Having been awarded 44th in the World and 1st in Africa at the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards, The Test Kitchen upholds a high standard and privilege to not only brush shoulders with some of the greatest chefs in the world but to also have served the biggest international celebrities such as musician Ed Sheeran and actress Emma Watson.
Birkenstock recently sat down with the chef giant, to find out how wearing Birkenstock keeps him and his team on their toes, serving only the finest of food.
Luke says that the secret to their success is ’Team spirit. The team is the key and the foundation at The Test Kitchen’.
Take a look at the short Q&A below.
As a family brand, does The Test Kitchen have any fun rituals?
I think the main one is when you work in the kitchen and call out orders, the rest have to respond to indicate that they have heard it. In The Test Kitchen, the guys give this arbitrary moaning sound like ‘whoo hoo’.
How important is the right shoe in the kitchen? Does it matter in your opinion?
Definitely! You spend a lot of hours on your feet when you work in the kitchen and you need to have a shoe that breathes and offers you proper support.
Birkenstock is all about family and you are known to be a great family man – is this a natural brand fit for you?
Most definitely. I haven’t worn Birkenstock out of the kitchen for a few years but I believe it’s a great family brand.
For more information on Birkenstock and the Luke Dale Roberts collaboration, visit bashafrica.com