About Fudart


From gourmet burgers to fine dining, Fudart is an upmarket catering and food consulting company, run by an experienced and passionate team.

Fudart serves up various styles of cuisine and function-related food solutions, from street food, casual platters, upmarket harvest tables or plated fine dining meals for exclusive private functions. We have a professional team that can seat up and serve your meal at your chosen venue or discreetly deliver to the kitchen door.

Our big orange customised 1978 Bedford bus is an iconic and fun talking piece, sure to be a big hit at your next function.

Restaurant consulting is available from menu design, stock control or staff training.

Meet Nardia

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Nardia, chef-patron behind the Fudart brand, began her career at Mount Grace Country House and Spa in Magaliesburg in 2001, after graduating from the Christina Martin School of Good and Wine in Durban, with a Professional Chefs Diploma.

With stints at the prestigious Boca West Country Club in the USA and The Imperial Hotel Group London, she notched up solid international experience, before returning home to South Africa to continue building her professional culinary career.

Since then she has accumulated a solid body of experience holding executive and head chef positions in exclusive 5-Star hotel restaurants around South Africa. These include, Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, Woodridge Country Estate, Greedy Buddha and the prestigious Upton Hall in Durban.

Nardia has worked as the Personal Chef to the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy and cooked for a Gala dinner for former American President George W Bush, held at the US Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria.

She continues to extend herself to achieve new heights in her profession. She is a food and restaurant consultant, having opened a number of restaurants from scratch and has developed her own range of gourmet, bottled products under the Fudart label.

Creativity and freedom to experiment are two of the elements that Nardia loves.

Committed to ‘giving back’ to her profession, Nardia is regularly called on to judge at professional food competitions, as well as lecturing up-and-coming young chefs at local training institutions. Her most recent achievement is the purchase of a customized Fudart Food Truck, which regularly features on events and shows around Durban.

Creativity and freedom to experiment are two of the elements that Nardia loves. From compiling menus to finally getting a dish onto a plate, using diverse flavours, colours, textures and cooking techniques.

Creativity and freedom to experiment are two of the elements that Nardia loves.

Testament to the fact that Nardia is highly regarded by her peers and the industry alike, she is on the National Board for the Chaine des Rotisseurs and is a former Member of the South African Chefs Association’s Senior Committee for KwaZulu-Natal.