Africa's Leading Premium Home and Professional Kitchen Company



Culinary Equipment About Us

We love to cook

Culinary Equipment Company - About Us

We sell products we trust

Culinary Equipment Company - About Us

We care about our customers


A strong belief in quality, durable products and a committment to customer service excellence. 

Culinary Equipment Company is your source for the best in gastronomic tools, from world-class heritage brands to innovative technology used in the world’s leading kitchens. We sell hard-to-find and high quality kitchen appliances, tools and accessories to discerning clientele. We represent craftsmen, manufacturers and best-practices that span the widest range of categories available from a single culinary company in South Africa. In addition to professional ranges, many of our items, including Lacanche Range cookers, are for passionate cooks at home.


Our business started when our founder, Wehrner Gutstadt tried to furnish his kitchen with a functional, aesthetic cooker that he’d seen while travelling abroad. He discovered that the South African market was lacking in a high-quality range cooker for people that wanted something more in their kitchen. After months of research he contacted Lacanche in France to order a stove directly. What began as a private purchase quickly turned into a labour of love. What started with air-freighted shipments of cookers and pots for colleagues has grown into an enterprise serving home chefs as well as commercial clients across Africa. 





By the numbers

  • Founded in 2004
  • Locations in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban
  • 100% South African owned family business
  • Over 100 commercial projects completed
  • Over 80 exclusive brands
  • We partner with European companies with similar values
  • Over 19000 awesome stock items
  • 50 loyal and caring staff
  • We eat lunch together at Culinary Table restaurant
  • We "test drive" our FAEMA espresso machine to fuel our day 



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