Carianne represents the third generation of women to make cooking and Silwood their lifes work. Silwood was her childhood playground, and she was groomed from an early age to join the school. From the age of five Carianne was to be seen literally following in Lesley Faull's, her grandmother and Silwood founders, footsteps, trailing behind her at foodie functions and events. By the age of 13 it was Carianne's responsibility to run the children’s cookery classes at Silwood. After school, Carianne attended Ballymaloe Cookery school in Ireland and Leiths in London. After a years work experience in London and completing a degree at UCT she joined Silwood in 1996. Carianne has been on the South African Chefs Association committee since 1998 and is an accredited SACA judge. She has also been a San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants judge. She is also on the panel for developing the South African Chefs Trade Test.