Began his career at 16, working weekends and school holidays in a hotel kitchen. Moved to the UK and worked at a number of culinary establishments, including Launceston Place in Kensington, Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair, and La Trompette in Chiswick. Returned to South Africa in 2013, and joined Pierneef à La Motte as senior sous chef. Joined Luke Dale Roberts at The Test Kitchen in 2015, and became head chef in 2016. Co-founded Salsify at The Roundhouse with Luke in 2018.
Current Head chef and operating partner at Salsify at The Roundhouse
Restaurants he rates in 2019
For a casual meal Four & Twenty
For a special occasion Wolfgat. Never fails to impress.
For a guilty pleasure Junior. The cheese burger. Yum.
For a Winelands experience Chefs Warehouse at Maison
For authentic cuisine A fantastic place in Sea Point called Great Indian Curries.
Best new restaurant FYN
Best “oldie but goodie” Saigon. It’s become an institution for me.
The best restaurant overall Wolfgat. What can I say, I am just a massive fan.