Peter Gyorgyiscek- Sugar Decor

Peter Gyorgyicsek has had extensive training from some of the finest schools in and around Europe. He arrived in South Africa 5 years ago with his wife, fell in love with the country and decided to stay. He then had the opportunity to work at the Sante Winelands Hotel in Stellenbosch and then at the prestigious Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town as Head Pastry Chef.

His passion is sugar decoration and, after seeing the demand for unique decorations, he decided to start his business, Sugar Decor cc. 

What is your philosophy on food?

Make it better!

What inspired you to become a chef?

My mother

Globally, which chef do you admire?

Ewald Notter, Robert Oppeneder

Other than food and cooking, what inspires you?


What was your worst culinary catastrophe?

Receiving a bronze medal after the gold

What do you eat for breakfast?

What I have in my fridge!

What dish would you cook to seduce someone?

A sugar showpiece!

In your opinion, who is the most famous person you have cooked for?


Gas or induction?

Neither – an infrared lamp!

Sweet or savoury?


Traditional or trendy?

New and modern

Summer or Winter?

Summer in South Africa and Winter in Switzerland

Comedy or drama?


Ice-cream or sorbet?


Who is your most influential historical figure?

Michael Jackson

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