Chad Blows

Chad Blows

Worked at The Chesterfield in London, then at Maze under Jason Atherton. Worked at Greenhouse under Peter Tempelhoff. Won The Chaine des Rotisseurs Junior Chef of the Year 2013. Worked as executive chef at The Marine Hermanus. Joined Two Oceans Restaurant at Cape Point Nature Reserve in 2018.

Current Head chef at Two Oceans Restaurant, Cape Point Nature Reserve

Restaurants he rates in 2019

For a casual meal Skotnes Restaurant [at Norval Foundation]; or Foxcroft.
For a special occasion Greenhouse in Constantia. Amazing ambience, well-thought-out menu and world-class service.
For a guilty pleasure Olympia Cafe [in Kalk Bay] serves some of the best and freshest baked items. Rich, buttery croissants with a fantastic view of the harbour.
For a Winelands experience Chefs Warehouse at Maison. Anything chef Liam Tomlin has a hand in is amazing. Standout dish by far is the linefish sashimi.
Best new restaurant Gåte in Stellenbosch is a restaurant I haven’t been to yet, but chef Rikku [Ò’Donnchü]’s molecular style is something that really intrigues me.
Best “oldie but goodie” The Foodbarn
The best restaurant overall Myoga [at the Vineyard Hotel] with chef Germaine Essau’s amazing tasting menu. Service could not be flawed and the wine-pairing was spot on for each course.

Restaurants he rated in 2018

For a casual meal Zapata Mexican Restaurant
For a special occasion Greenhouse; La Mouette
For a healthy meal Woolworths Cafe
For a quick bite Mr. Foo
For a Winelands experience Barley & Biltong Emporium at Spice Route
For authentic cuisine Bihari Indian Restaurant
The best restaurant overall La Mouette