Hilde-Lee Olivier

Hilde-Lee Olivier

Samantha Clifton

Current Head chef, Restaurant Jardine
Born 5 May 1992
Training Hurst Campus (The Culinary Academy)
Work history Interned at Delaire Graff and Indochine; Jordan Restaurant (under chef George Jardine); sous chef at Terroir; head chef at Restaurant Jardine since 2018.
Inspiration “The people I get to work with on a daily basis; the forever-changing industry keeps me interested and motivated.”

Restaurants she rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Clarke’s Bar & Dining
Best fine-dining restaurant Eike by Bertus Basson
Best wine farm restaurant Jordan Restaurant
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Tjing Tjing Momiji
Best new restaurant The Table at De Meye
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time  The Foodbarn
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Vadas Smokehouse
Best hole-in-the-wall The Melting Pot Cafeteria
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

Restaurants she rates in 2019

For a casual meal Beyerskloof Wine Farm
For a special occasion Cavalli Restaurant
For a guilty pleasure RocoMamas
For a Winelands experience Jordan Restaurant
For authentic cuisine The Cousins Trattoria (Italian)
Best new restaurant Eike by Bertus Basson
Best “oldie but goodie” Jordan Restaurant
The best restaurant overall Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia