Carianne Wilkinson represents the third generation of women from the Wilkinson family to make cooking, and the Silwood School of Cookery, their lives’ work. Silwood was her childhood playground and from the age of five, Carianne could be seen trailing in the footsteps of her grandmother, Lesley Faull, at foodie functions and events. By the age of 13, it was Carianne’s responsibility to run the children’s cookery classes at Silwood. After school, Carianne attended Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland and Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. Following the completion of a degree at the University of Cape Town, she joined Silwood in 1996. Carianne has been on the South African Chef’s Association (SACA) committee since 1998 and is an accredited judge. She has also been a judge for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Along with her mother, Alicia Wilkinson, she is the co-author of A Year at Silwood.