Fabio Daniel

Fabio Daniel

Current Head chef, Rust en Vrede
Born Brazil, 27 January 1983
Training No formal training
Work history Worked in various kitchens around the world while travelling. Moved to South Africa with his South African wife, and worked under David Higgs and then John Shuttleworth at Rust en Vrede, before taking on the role as head chef.
Inspiration “My Italian roots, Brazilian upbringing, extensive travels, diversity of produce available in South Africa, my team in the kitchen.”

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery The Green Goose Eatery
Best fine-dining restaurant The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Best wine farm restaurant Overture
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine FYN
Best new restaurant Eike by Bertus Basson
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Guardian Peak; Jordan Restaurant
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Muisbosskerm
Best hole-in-the-wall De Vrije Burger
Best overall restaurant experience FYN