About Us

Leaning back on over twenty five years in hospitality spanning South Africa, the UK, Europe and the Middle East, Darrin Morrisby, MD of Setamono, pairs his extensive restaurant operations expertise with a genuine passion and understanding of the enrichment 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 Africa and globally, Setamono Tableware supplies a number of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa, including The Test Kitchen, La Colombe and the Chefs Warehouse Group amongst many 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, 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, Setamono supplies a broad range of innovative, beautiful and uniquely crafted ceramics and kitchenware items 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 Hibachi suppliers, which led to our largest range of Hibachi and accessories now available in Africa. We were are recently a proud supplier of Hibachis and accessories to Masterchef.
Visit our Instagram and Facebook, as well as our retail store in The Old Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village in De Waterkant, Cape Town for inspiration on mixing and matching!  Find us in Shop #5 on the corner of Dixon & Waterkant Street.


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Darrin Morrisby
Managing Director
+27 (0)72 719 8183