Meet Alix Verrips Private Chef and Award Winning Author

Alix is the only female chef in the world to have been the Head Chef on four of the top 20 largest yachts in the world. During her 15 years in the yachting industry, she was employed by self-made billionaires, media and entertainment moguls, oligarchs, professional sports team owners, and the like.

Working as a chef onboard was one of the most privileged environments on which to practice ones art. To have the opportunity to travel to myriad ports around the world, pursuing the marvellous markets and constantly being exposed to new cuisines and products is an experience most chefs only fantasise about.

Alix now derives great pleasure and fulfilment cooking for her present employers, either at their exquisite homes in New York, Los Angeles, East Hamptons, Mallorca and London or travelling the world, preparing exquisite dishes wherever she is needed.

Alix has had the privilege to cook with & for some of the worlds culinary luminaries like Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter, Jacques Pepin, Martha Stewart, Heston Blumenthal, to name just a few. 

Despite having seen it all from Aspen to St Tropez, Monaco to Los Angeles, Alix still loves going home to Knysna, her favourite place in the whole world, where she spends time entertaining friends and raising money for a number of children’s charities.