Leaning back on over twenty five years in hospitality spanning South Africa, the UK, Europe and the Middle East, Darrin Morrisby pairs his extensive restaurant operations expertise with a genuine understanding of the opportunities that distinctive, hard-wearing and finely-crafted tableware can bring to a business and home.
Proven to work extremely well with a wide variety of concepts and cuisines in South Africa, Setamono Tableware supplied, and supplies still, a number of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa, including The Test Kitchen (2019 - Placed 44th at The World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna), La Colombe (2020 - World Culinary Awards - Best Restaurant in Africa) and the Chefs Warehouse Group amongst others.
Food and cooking have become more than just a basic human need. Creating, preparing, and designing food dishes has become an art. From the recipe itself, to the cutlery, utensils and presentation, cooking has never been more innovative and enticing, becoming an enjoyable experience for all.
Darrin Morrisby, Managing Director of Setamono Tableware (www.setamono.co.za) & Grills of Japan identified this innovative need for the unique and appealing, when it comes to plating and creating food dishes. Established in 2015, Setamono was the first and only supplier of Japanese artisan ceramics in South Africa. Understanding the artistic flare that cooking needs, we supply beautiful, uniquely crafted ceramics for the culinary arts, blurring the line between cooking and art, to create something truly magnificent.
On a buying trip to Japan in 2019, Darrin was introduced to new suppliers, which led to the range of Hibachi and accessories now available through Grills of Japan (www.grillsofjapan.com).