Gregory Czarnecki

Gregory Czarnecki

Christine Meintjies

Current Head chef, The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Born 7 May 1980, Beaune, France
Training Les Centres de Formation D’Apprentis (CFA), La Noue Beaune and La Noue Dijon
Work history Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris, including Restaurant Senderens (with mentor and three-starred Michelin chef Alain Senderens), Lucas Carton and Pergolèse; opened leading Brussels, Genève and Lyon restaurants; head chef at The Restaurant at Waterkloof since 2009.
Inspiration “Contemporary; French; Minimalist”  

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Pajamas & Jam Eatery
Best fine-dining restaurant Fermier, Pretoria
Best wine farm restaurant Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Genki, Stellenbosch
Best new restaurant FYN
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Genki
Best hole-in-the-wall Fetta Di Cielo, Somerset West 

Restaurants he rated in 2019

For a casual meal Longridge Restaurant
For a special occasion Rust en Vrede
For a guilty pleasure Fetta Di Cielo in Somerset West
For a Winelands experience Overture
For authentic cuisine Genki Sushi Bar & Japanese Tapas
Best “oldie but goodie” La Pineta
The best restaurant overall Fermier Restaurant in Pretoria

Restaurants he rated in 2018

For a casual meal Pajamas & Jam Eatery
For a special occasion Rust en Vrede
For a quick bite Schoon Bakery
For a Winelands experience Camphors at Vergelegen
For authentic cuisine Longridge Restaurant
The best restaurant overall Greenhouse

Restaurants he rated in 2017

Rust en Vrede