Worked as a trainee pastry chef at 18, before joining La Colombe as chef de partie in 2010. Promoted to pastry chef at age 21. Opened Foxcroft with Scot Kirton in October 2016.
Current Co-owner and chef at Foxcroft
Restaurants he rates in 2019
For a casual meal Joint one for me between Vadas Smokehouse and The Commissary.
You can’t beat his [PJ Vadas] BBQ, and his southern-style pies are perfect. They also make the best pasteis de nata (Portuguese custard tart) in town.
The Commissary is a brilliant and necessary concept for Cape Town; and Wes [Randles] and his team are killing it there. Big flavour, no bullshit.
For a special occasion I may be biased but La Colombe is the first that comes to
mind for a special occasion.
I also love The Shortmarket Club, with it’s old Manhattan feel, tableside service and killer food. The cocktails will help you make any visit a special occasion.
For a guilty pleasure For baked goods, I’m hitting up Jason [Bakery] (bacon croissant, duh?); or the Hoghouse Hatch [in Ndabeni] for pasteis. New York Slice Pizza tops my list for a quality high-speed indulgence.
For a Winelands experience I’ve been bad at getting out there in the last year, I don’t have enough info to make a choice.
For authentic cuisine Hesheng Chinese Restaurant in Sea Point probably gets more business from me than any other restaurant. Fresh, ripping hot Xiao long bao, spring onion pancakes, pork-tongue salad, mapo tofu, washed down with a Tsingtao beer.
Best new restaurant I haven’t got around to everyone yet, but so far Riverine Rabbit and The Commissary have my vote.
Best “oldie but goodie” Olympia Café, Kalk Bay.
The best restaurant overall Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia knocks it out of the park on all fronts. Always banging, no pretence.
Restaurants he rated in 2018
For a casual meal Hoghouse Brewing Company, Ndabeni
For a special occasion La Petite Colombe
For a healthy meal Marrow
For a quick bite Lucky Bao
For a Winelands experience La Petite Colombe
For authentic cuisine Haru
The best restaurant overall Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia