Started working in restaurants at 16. Enjoyed a stint in London under Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. Opened Novelli at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel. Opened and ran restaurants in Jakarta (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Sydney.
Opened Jordan Restaurant at Jordan Wine Estate and became executive chef, alongside head chef Kyle Burns. Opened Restaurant Jardine in 2016. In 2018, he launched his seventh restaurant, aptly named Seven, with Brendan Thorncraft heading the kitchen.
Current Owner-chef at Restaurant Jardine and Restaurant Seven
Restaurants he rates in 2017
Chefs Warehouse & Canteen, The Foodbarn Deli & Tapas Bar, La Mouette, Den Anker
Restaurants he rates in 2018
For a casual meal: Obi Restaurant
For a quick bite: Jason Bakery
For a Winelands experience: Overture, Camphors at Vergelegen
For authentic cuisine: Pane E Vino Food & Wine Bar, Stellenbosch
The best restaurant overall: The Test Kitchen