Chef David Higgs resigns from Five Hundred to open his own Rosebank restaurant


Chef David Higgs

Chef David Higgs has resigned from Five Hundred at The Saxon, the number 2 restaurant in our 2014 Top 10. He will be opening his own 250-seater restaurant in Rosebank.

David has been in Johannesburg since 2011, when he resigned from award-winning restaurant Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch and moved up north. He had a short stint at Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel at Central One restaurant before moving over to Five Hundred. His head chef Candice Philip will be taking over at The Saxon after David’s departure.

More recently, David spent three weeks following a South African pro cycle team on the Tour de France, where he was responsible for preparing all their meals. The team’s aim was to raise awareness and funds for Qhubeka, a South African non-profit organisation affiliated with World Bicycle Relief. David is also the founder of Food Cycle, a non-profit organisation aiming to educate South Africa’s underprivileged youth about the importance of nutrition.

Candice will take over from David in November 2015, so as to ensure the eligibility of Five Hundred for next year’s restaurant awards. The 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will be held on Sunday 15 November at Mistico Equestrian Centre in Paarl. Buy tickets now.

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