WHO WE ARE
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 a discerning clientele.
Culinary was founded in 2002 by visionary business entrepreneur Wehrner Gutstadt with the mission of making kitchens better for cooks and chefs.
Our countless projects and relationships with top chefs are a testament to this mission.
We represent craftsmen, manufacturers, and best practices that span the widest range of categories available from a single culinary company in South Africa.
We offer premium European and South African manufactured equipment with the vision of supporting excellence through quality, innovation, and ethical practice. Our accountability to this vision is demonstrated in customer satisfaction which is at the heart of our organization.
Our scope of services includes kitchen projects where we excel at giving customers headache-free solutions that exceed their expectations .
We love a challenge!
aspects of our operations
exceed the market standard in terms of technology,
and become your supplier
our organization and our customers.
levels of integrity in all
CEO & Founder
I started Culinary with the vision of equipping my home with a stove that would perform at a level which a chef would expect. I found Lacanche and loved cooking on it so much I decided to bring the range to South Africa. Little did I know that this single product would open my mind to the wide range of products that had remained hidden from our market.
I soon came to appreciate that chefs needed the tools and appliances that I had seen and used abroad in restaurants and my network of relationships made it possible for me to offer these fine products locally.
We soon began offering kitchen design services too. As an efficiency and space planning expert I devise layouts of kitchens that were highly tuned to the needs of ergonomics. Chefs that worked with us over the years taught me about their challenges, and I took great enjoyment in designing kitchens that made their creations come to life.
To this day our business is about passion, and we work with a burning desire to make kitchens better.
Kitchen has always been a prominent part of my life, from the meals my family prepared together at home, to working at Schulphoek House and Culinary during school holidays. I’ve spent years learning from some of the world's top chefs how successful kitchens are run, and every day this knowledge is invaluable in making sure we exceed our clients' expectations.
WE DON'T JUST SELL EQUIPMENT - WE USE IT
We build intuitive solutions for chefs and industry because we not only build kitchens - we operate them too. We have an intimate knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in a professional setting.
Culinary Table Restaurant & Deli is a garden-to-table restaurant in Lanseria serving wholesome produce with a dedication to sustainable restauranteering.
Headed by Chef Daniela Gutstadt, the restaurant has been designed and fitted by Culinary Equipment Company. This includes the kitchen, scullery, cutlery and dinnerware, bakery, butchery, bar and a large kitchen garden.
Culinary has always had a strong dedication to the coffee industry, and after many years struggling to find the right coffee products to accompany our coffee machines, we decided to make our own.
Coffee Lab sources beans and roasts a number of blends to suit both coffee novices and the most discerning palettes alike. Culinary designed and fitted the coffee production solution, including the roaster and packing stations.
Schulphoek House is a five-star beach-side boutique hotel situated in Hermanus. With gorgeous rooms, views, gardens, and an impressive kitchen and wine cellar, it’s easy to see why this eco-friendly hotel is a popular seaside escape.
Under the direction of Wehrner Gutstadt, the 2017 renovation of Schulphoek saw Culinary remodel the kitchen and supplying all kitchen and bar equipment, dinnerware, glassware and cutlery.