Current Chef-owner, The Cheyne Morrisby Restaurant Group (Cheyne’s; Shio; Lucky Bao; Ding Dong; Fire Monkey)
Born Cape Town
Training Self-taught, started with dishwashing at 15 years old. Worked in London, Barcelona and Asia.
Work history Head chef at Blues Restaurant; chef at the Sir Terence Conrad group of restaurants in London (over four years); private chef for A-listers in London.
Inspiration “Chefs that nurture and inspire their teams daily. My biggest inspiration is Liam Tomlin.”
Restaurants Cheyne’s; Shio; Lucky Bao; Ding Dong; Fire Monkey
Restaurants he rates in 2020
Best casual eatery Nourish’d Café & Juicery
Best fine-dining restaurant Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia
Best wine farm restaurant Chefs Warehouse at Maison
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant
Best new restaurant Dahlia on Regent
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Il Leone
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure My Sugar
Best hole-in-the-wall The Commissary
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia