craig-cormack-portrait-200x300The Goose Roasters,

The name derived from a chef perspective, if one looks back in history, twelve forty eight, King Louis IX and the guild decided that skills and trades needed to be protected. So he decided to form a body, 

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. I thought as in those days people cooked on open fires with the use of a rotisserie, spit as we know it.

The goose also relates back to three thousand years bc, with the Egyptians, it was big on the menu especially foie gras. This technique was used and travelled around and landed up in the Mediterranean.

The French took it as their own. In our studies and food history we study French cookery. So I thought we should marry the two. A logo with a goose on the spit, our designer came up with a very abstract logo as is now our new logo.


Craig Cormack has been in the restaurant industry for the past 24 years, and has worked at most of the Cape’s top 5 star properties, heading places like Ellerman House and Cape Grace. He opened his own business with Bertus Basson in 2005, the business has expanded into Overture restaurant, The Goose Roasters, The Worsrol and Bertus Basson signature foods. Betsie says wine Label and Amoleh salt.

He is very involved in the industry, being a member of the South African Chefs Association and was previously Chairman of SACA for 2 years and is currently the vice counsilier culinaire for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Bailliage du Cap. He is also on the board of directors of the Culinary Academy. He has travelled abroad many times, working in Mauritius, Turkey, Greece and the UK representing South Africa at various food promotions.

We operate in the Stellenbosch area from a kitchen specially designed to do catering functions from 2 guests to 300 guests. We cover any area for catering, Northern Suburbs, Southern Suburbs, Boland, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschoek.

The Woodmill a lifestyle centre just outside Stellenbosch premises are open from Monday to Friday  9am to 5pm for light meals, we run a small menu with coffees and soft drinks. We us this space to cater for the business park as well as our catering wing which is for both business, private and corporate. We cater 7 days a week. for breakfast’s, lunches and dinner’s catering to our client’s needs.

We are also offering a daily menu of prepared food items for the businesses in the centre. These menu items can be enjoyed as a sit-down meal or as a take-away option. Take-away for home dinner meals are also available, please place your order with Kelly-Anne at the shop.