Liezl Odendaal

Liezl Odendaal

Position Pastry chef, Janse & Co
Born 1985, Pretoria
Training Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA)
Work history First job was La Colombe with chef Franck Dangereux; Myoga with Mike Basset and Richard Carstens; Ellerman House with Veronica Canha-Hibbert; managed all Weylandts Cafés.
Inspiration “Creative people that thrive on new and exciting projects. Nature. Travel. Other cultures.”
Restaurants Janse & Co

Restaurants she rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Babushka Deli at Hazendal
Best fine-dining restaurant Wolfgat
Best wine farm restaurant Arkeste on Chamonix
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Bihari for authentic Indian food; Hesheng for Chinese
Best new restaurant Gigi Rooftop at Gorgeous George
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Maria’s Greek Restaurant in Dunkley Square
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Jason Bakery
Best hole-in-the-wall Unframed Ice Cream