Having left the world of Fine Dining, Franck wanted to bring his experience and food savvy and introduce better food to a broader audience of people. As Franck says, “I want fine dining brought to the streets – the more people know about the ingredients of a dish and the more exposure people have to better food, the more people will want to eat well.” Franck’s latest quest is to share his knowledge with other people and create a culture of unpretentious but fine dining. Franck has shared this knowledge with his passionate team and staff and now is sharing that with the public. Look out for Franck’s cooking demonstrations which run during the winter month, live in the restaurant on Wednesday nights. Sharing is caring but have no fear, he will still be waking up in the middle of the night with new ideas for an exciting combination for a new dish so keep visiting as the menu is continuously changing with the seasons and the “midnight dishes” from Franck’s head. The Foodbarn is very conscious about local support and all ingredients are sourced locally where possible (with a maximum 100km radius of Cape Town). Franck believes in supporting the people who work around us for the long term sustainability of our people and our planet.
Franck is loving life in Noordhoek and at Noordhoek Farm Village. He spends time with his family, he rides and trains his horses, he lives 2 minutes from work and he loves what he does and loves sharing that. Perhaps Franck’s greatest challenge is one that we all face in our day to day living and that is time – the currency of time is more valuable than money in so many ways to Franck and like all of us real people doing real things, creating time to enjoy the things we love and not rush is what life is all about.