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Who are they anyway? Meet the critics who review for Eat Out

Ever picked up the Eat Out magazine and wondered who rates and reviews all the restaurants inside? Now’s your chance to meet our team of 42 dedicated – and hungry – critics who spent months dining up a storm across the country to bring you the 2016 Eat Out 500, the best 500 restaurants in South Africa.

A fanciful dish at Camphors at Vergelegen. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

A fanciful dish at Camphors at Vergelegen. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder

@SimplyDelishSA
Food photographer and cookbook author

Bianca Coleman

Bianca Coleman

@BiancaLColeman‬
Freelance journalist and restaurant critic

Cathy Marston

Cathy Marston

@CathyMarston‬
Freelance writer, wine educator and author

Charlotte Pregnolato

Charlotte Pregnolato ‪

@Charlottesplate‬
Freelance lifestyle writer

Clement Pedro

Clement Pedro

@‪ClementCPedro‬  ‬
Chef and presenter on SABC3’s Afternoon Express

Claire Hu

Claire Hu

Food and wine journalist

Colette du Plessis

Colette du Plessis

Freelance food and health writer

Diane de Beer

Diane de Beer

Lifestyle and arts journalist, Pretoria News/Star Tonight

Echbert Boezak

Echbert Boezak

@EchbertB
kykNET presenter and writer

Graham Howe

Graham Howe

wine.co.za and IOL travel
Wine and food editor at Habitat and freelance lifestyle journalist

Greg Landman

Greg Landman

Country Life
Freelance food and wine writer

Gwynne Conlyn

Gwynne Conlyn

@‪WanderWomanSA‬
Freelance broadcaster, author, lifestyle writer, lecturer and culinary judge

Hennie Fisher

Hennie Fisher

Culinary arts lecturer at the University of Pretoria

Hetta van Deventer-Terblanche

Hetta van Deventer-Terblanche

@HettavD
SA food culture expert, consultant and chef

Hope Malau

Hope Malau

@‪Hope_Malau‬  ‬
Food editor at Drum

Ingrid Jones

Ingrid Jones

@‪JonesIngrid  ‬

Founder shareholder and co-owner of Mikateko Media and editorial head of Mango inflight magazine

Ishay Govender-Ypma

Ishay Govender-Ypma

@IshayGovender‬
Freelance writer, food blogger and recipe developer

Jeanne Calitz

Jeanne Calitz

@‪JeanneCalitz‬
Freelance writer and features editor of Eat Out magazine

Jodi-Ann Pearton

Jodi-Ann Pearton

Food Design
Owner of The Food Design Agency and director of SA Chefs Association

John Maytham

John Maytham

@johnmaytham
Presenter at Cape Talk

Katharine Jacobs

Katharine Jacobs

@Kath_Jacobs‬
Online editor of Eat Out

Lentswe Bhengu

Lentswe Bhengu

@africaplate
Food personality, chef and presenter of Africa on a Plate

Linda Scarborough

Linda Scarborough

Copy editor of Eat Out

Lynda Ingham-Brown

Lynda Ingham-Brown

@‪Lyndylu_za‬ ‬
Senior copy editor of Woolworths TASTE magazine

Lorna Maseko

Lorna Maseko

@Lorns_Maseko‬
TV personality and MD of Fabulous Productions

Malibongwe Tyilo

Malibongwe Tyilo

@‪MrTyilo
VISI editor-at-large, Elle contributing editor, and blogger

Marie-Lais Emond

Marie-Lais Emond

@‪mhyphenl‬
Freelance food and travel writer, editor and radio personality

Mokgadi Itsweng

Mokgadi Itsweng

@‪lotshahomefoods
Freelance food stylist, demo chef and food entrepreneur

Petro Lotz

Petro Lotz

@petro_lotz
Owner of Appetito Catering and Cooking School

Pieter du Toit

Pieter du Toit

@‪Cederseun‬
Wine marketer and representative

Priscilla Urquhart

Priscilla Urquhart

@‪PriscillaUrq
Media specialist and head of communications at wonga.com

Raphaella Frame-Tolmie

Raphaella Frame-Tolmie

@‪iwantcupcake
Former food editor, head of PR: Woolworths Foods

Rania Tarr

Rania Tarr

Nosh Catering
Owner of Nosh Café and Nosh Catering

Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes

@‪onanotherplane‬
Freelance food and travel writer

Rupesh Kassen

Rupesh Kassen

@‪rupeshkassen
Chef and freelance writer

Shirley Berko

Shirley Berko

@CuizineDurban‬
Blogger and culinary entrepreneur

Sandiso Ngubane

Sandiso Ngubane

@SandisoNgubane
Trends analyst and lifestyle and culture writer

Sue-Ann Allen

Sue-Ann Allen

@‪ChefSueAnnAllen
Cookbook author, food personality and culinary entrepreneur

Thulisa Gogela

Thulisa Gogela

@‪mzansicuisine
Food blogger and recipe developer

Thulisa Martins

Thulisa Martins

@‪thulisa_martins
Food stylist, blogger and food innovation manager

Tracy Gielink

Tracy Gielink

@‪TracyGielink
Freelance food and wine writer

Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine

Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine

@‪Zoddies
Freelance writer and digital director of Livity Africa

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