Says Wesley of his decision in a heartfelt Instagram post: “Five restaurants and thirteen years later, it took one little baby boy to change everything. I have handed in my resignation as head chef and co-owner of The Shortmarket Club and The Commissary. The 27 of March 2020 will be my last service on Shortmarket street. Money can not buy back time with my son, so instead of trying to be one of the best in my field, I plan on dedicating my time to be the best father and husband I can be. I want to be more present and raise my son in a healthier environment. This has been one of the hardest decisions for me as I never wanted to disappoint anyone, especially my 2nd family here at work. My wife and son are everything to me, so I know it’s the correct decision. We will be relocating to St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape where my wife and I will start working on building a couple small businesses as well as charity projects that hopefully will make a positive impact on our community and environment. Thank you all for the friendship and support.”
While updates on who will take over the reins are still to be revealed, The Shortmarket Club, which is currently number 18 in the country and has featured on Eat Out’s top 20 since 2017, will continue to operate as usual.
Stay tuned to Eat Out for updates.