Padkos South African Cuisine
Chef Gideon brings the tastes of South Africa to Northern Utah.
Gideon’s love for food started at the age of 5, when he used to accompany his grandmother to the Meals on Wheels Kitchen where she cooked food for 200 people every day for over 30 years. He had a special bond with her and that bond made him fall in love with the industry. Cooking has since became more intense and turned into a passion.
At 12 Gideon worked at a friend’s family butchery. “I had one task and one task only, to stuff sausage, miles and miles of sausage.” He worked there for 4 years and then moved to the catering industry where his family had a small catering business they ran from their home.
Gideon spent the last 22 years both in front of the house as a server selling the food and back of the house cooking and baking.
Gideon is bringing his passion in the form of traditional South African cuisine to Utah to share the rich flavors and tastes with everybody that never had an opportunity to visit the rainbow nation, South Africa.
“The feeling of being around food, whether selling or making it, is something that I cannot live without. My need to feed people is both a blessing and a curse, my family and friends can attest to that.”
Padkos is a Utah-based catering service, specializing in authentic South African cuisine. Padkos catering services are flexible with an extensive menu.
Spice To Go Menus:
Chef’s previous Spice To Go menus for Spice Kitchen’s weekly meal service with Thursday pick-up.
— March 7, 2019
Meat Entree: Cheese Burger Pie - Ground beef spiced with a South African spice blend, topped with cheese and baked in a golden puff pastry.*
Vegetarian Entree: Vegetarian Cheese Burger Pie - A vegetable patty topped with a South African spice blend, topped with cheese and baked in a golden puff pastry.*
Each entree is served with chips (french fries), gravy, and a fresh green salad.
*pies can be made gluten free and without cheese by request.
— November 8, 2018
Meat Entree*: Beef Bobotie Pie - Layered between golden puff pastry is a delicious mixture of curried meat and fruit with a creamy egg custard topping.
Vegetarian Entree*: Vegetarian Bobotie Pie - Layered between a golden puff pastry are lightly curried lentils, onions, raisins and chutney topped with a creamy egg custard.
Each entree is served with a fresh green salad.
*Pies can be made gluten free by request.
— June 14, 2018
Meat Entree (GF): Bobotie (South African meatloaf) – Ground beef lightly curried, onions, raisins and chutney topped with an egg custard and baked. Presented over turmeric rice and served with pickled beets and onion and fruit chutney.
Vegetarian Option (GF): Bobotie (South African meatloaf) – Seasoned lentils lightly curried, onions, raisins and chutney topped with an egg custard and baked. Presented over turmeric rice and served pickled beets and chutney.