Cooking is Nirit Saban’s playground and her passion. She loves traveling, exploring different cultures, art, dance and music, and using food as a medium and base to create, recreate and discover. She feels deeply connected to nature and what it provides us. Brought up in a family where food was always celebrated and festivals were always occasions for an abundant variety of delights, the foundation for her food-love was laid. She spent a couple of years in Israel, learning from local chefs and master confectioners, before returning to Cape Town in 2010 to run a very successful catering and deli kitchen, until establishing Olami in 2016.