Melinda’s Kitchen is a studio-based bakery located in Faerie Glen, Pretoria. We specialize in all things sweet from baked treats to wedding cakes. All our products are made-to-order with the finest ingredients and a lot of love.
Welcome to Melinda’s Kitchen
Hi, my name is Melinda-Michelle Versluis. I am the proud owner of Melinda’s Kitchen, a studio-based bakery located in Faerie Glen, Pretoria. I love telling the story of how Melinda’s Kitchen, a future I never even dreamt of, came to be. I have always loved being in the kitchen and had a passion for cooking and particularly, baking. I have fond memories of cooking with my parents or helping in the kitchen and this is where my passion was born.
Naturally, after school, I studied at Prue Lieth Chefs Academy and completed my Grande Diploma in Culinary Arts. I had a clear vision – I wanted to be a chef, but soon after starting my second job I realised that this career, wasn’t what I had in mind. Reality check, being a chef isn’t as glamorous as MasterChef and the likes, make it seem to be. Without any idea of what I was going to do next, I quit my job.
I always say I’m glad I was young and reckless enough to take the leap because if I had to start from scratch now, I don’t think I would have the guts to do it.