About eben


I live in Cape Town.  I am passionate about artisan curing of exceptional meat products; an amateur food historian; a bacon processing consultant with 6 years of production management experience in a large bacon plant, 10 years operations management experience.  I assist companies to integrate the reshaping of bacon logs through grid technology and transglutaminase.  As factory manager, I have been exposed to the best in management systems globally related to food safety, product development, and production.

I love food technology and discovering why things work the way they work.  I write about what fascinates me.

My photo memories about Woodys Consumer Brands is found at My Memories of Woodys.

We learn from people around us.  Sometimes I have the privilege to interview food-people.  I share their stories here.

I have two children, Tristan and Lauren.

I am available for contract work for any length of time and consultancy.  I increasingly work in African countries where food industries are rapidly developing.  In order to secure proper meat supply in these regions, I had to extend my area of focus to include the raising and slaughtering of beef and pork so that good quality fresh meat is made available to sell fresh and for use in meat processing.

Eben van Tonder
email:  ebenvt@gmail.com
cell: +27715453029

ps. Its a very old photo. 🙂

2 thoughts on “About eben

  1. My family also originates from Van Tonder and Kok families indeed for two generations they were neighbours on the farms Elandsfontein and Jachtfontein They have married into each others families about 4 times over three generations Good luck with your work


  2. Dear Eben

    I found your website when looking for material on E V Rieu. I’ve just forwarded a biographical note on him to some friends (including a link to your blog about Rieu) and would like to forward to you if you can send me an email address.

    I look forward to exploring your website.

    Best wishes



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