Chef Meryl shows the Good4Utah morning crew how to hand-craft a chicken enchilada Jaffle. (Of course, you can buy them online and in the frozen section at local Utah supermarkets, as well.)
Chef Meryl and Jafflz is featured on Cape Talk. They want to know more about how widespread the Jafflz sandwich is spreading throughout Park City becoming a big name in a very popular town.
“Have you ever heard of a jaffle?
It’s a South African Grilled Sandwich Pocket that can be filled with ingredients sweet or savory.
You don’t have to travel across continents to enjoy this yummy treat – you just have to head to Park City! Jafflz® is a fast-casual gourmet eatery based on the South African classic.”
There’s been some buzz in the air when it comes to new food in town. You’ve probably heard the word mentioned in passing conversation, seen the white bags with the orange swirls and the stand at The Park Silly Market last summer or even, hopefully, had the pleasure of biting into one of these magic little sandwiches. If you don’t know, and you haven’t had one yet, shut your computer, get off your phone and go there. Now. Or better yet, call them. They deliver.
(KUTV) Brooke was live from Jafflz® in Park City. The new restaurant was started by Chef Meryl van der Merwe, who has been a private chef for the past two decades. Meryl wanted to bring retro, pocket sandwiches from her homeland of South Africa to Utah. The sandwiches are crustless and made on Jaffle irons. Flavors vary from South African lamb curry to macaroni and cheese. This is the first Jafflz® location, but the brand has plans to expand globally with franchises.
“It was the introduction of a jaffle to Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, and his family that launched Chef Meryl’s Jafflz® venture. Having served as a private chef to the Planks for many years, Chef Meryl formed a long-time relationship with the family, who helped to make Jafflz® an extension of her Du Monde Gourmet private chef business. Jafflz® will also open 12 corporate stores, and then will look into franchising nationwide.”
“Park City just scored a new fast casual restaurant with the grand opening of Jafflz®, a South African eatery that sells toasted pocket sandwiches made with sweet or savory filling. The cafe is an an extension to Du Monde Gourmet commissary kitchen on North Silver Creek Road, and boasts Chef Meryl van der Merwe at the helm. Head on over and check it out from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week.”