Charné Sampson

Charné Sampson

Current Head chef, Epice
Born 28 March 1995, Cape Town
Training Silwood School of Cookery
Work history The Restaurant at Waterkloof; The Test Kitchen; Myoga; chef at La Colombe for four years before moving to Epice in 2019.
Inspiration “My travels and the foods and flavours I grew up with.”

Restaurants she rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Foxcroft
Best fine-dining restaurant La Colombe
Best wine farm restaurant Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine FYN
Best new restaurant Tjing Tjing
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time La Colombe
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Vadas Smokehouse
Best hole-in-the-wall The Commissary