Theana Breugem is one of the few photographers who can look beyond the obvious and capture the essence of anything she photographs.  To do this with people is clever but to do it with ingredients is truly remarkable. When she shoots food she has a rare ability to see and record not just a plate or pot but into the recipe’s story.

Her unflappable patience, warmth and wit make her a delight to work with.

. –Anna Trapido, award winning food author, chef and critic

I love working with Theana as she understands food and my way of cooking. Most importantly, she understands the message I want to give through my food. She is also a great food stylist.

– Coco Reinarhz, chef of Sel et Poivre and Le Petit Sel Bistro


To brilliant photographer Theana Breugem, who has made this book beautiful, and managed to do so while dodging dogs chasing cats, sticky children’s fingers and woks on fire, often while balancing on a ladder.

– From the book Lampedusa Pie by Andrea Burgener, chef, writer and owner of the Leopard Restaurant


Sy is altyd professioneel en bereid om n ekstra myl te stap as sy betrokke is by n projek. Jy kan kies of jy ordinêre fotos wil laat neem of visuele meesterstukke.


-Willie Strauss, sanger, akteur, kos-aanbieder & skrywer


Theana is every chef’s dream photographer. She really ‘gets’ my brief, makes the narrative her own and shoots just the right images with an impeccable eye. Commissioning her is a no-brainer.

– Rachel Botes, chef & owner Carlton Café Delicious

The Food Photographer

The Food Photographer