Amy van der Merwe
Recipe Developer / Food Stylist / Photographer / Videographer
Amy is a versatile and passionate professional with an impressive background in the Food and Beverage industry spanning over 20 years. She is a recipe developer, food stylist, photographer, and videographer at Cast Iron Keto.
As the proud owner of An Earthen Life, Amy's entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish a stall at Oranjezight Market, which eventually grew into meal deliveries from her home. The success of her ventures didn't stop there, as she was approached to launch The Kindred Kitchen, a health food restaurant.
Her extensive travels have taken her on a culinary adventure across the UK, New York, California, Asia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Paris, Berlin, Italy, Oslo, and Australia. Eventually, Amy found her heart in Stellenbosch, the wine and food capital of South Africa, nestled just outside of Cape Town, where she thrives in the vibrant culinary scene.
Her expertise in menu design and chef training for luxury lodges and hotels across Southern Africa has left a mark of excellence in the culinary world.
Amy's expertise, passion, and global perspective make her an invaluable member of Cast Iron Keto, elevating the visual and gastronomic experience for all. Her dedication to her craft knows no bounds as she continues to create inspiring content for global audiences.