SA chefs place in top 300 in the world

The Best Chef Awards 2018, which took place in Milan, Italy, at the beginning of this month, has released its list of the top 300 chefs in the world. South Africa has cracked the list with not one, not two, but four chefs!

Chef Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic. Photo by Jan Ras.

Coming in at number 79 in the world is Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient’s Chantel Dartnall, who also took home Best Chef Lady last year when she was placed at number 32. Restaurant Mosaic is currently ranked at number 2 in the country in the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards Top 10, and the team also recently took home six awards for their impeccable wine offering at the 2018 World of Fine Wine Awards.

A dish by Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient. Photo supplied.

Chef Peter Tempelhoff, executive chef of Greenhouse Restaurant in Constantia, has placed 134th for the awards. The chef, whose restaurant is currently number 5 in our Top 10, is followed by chef Gregory Czarnecki of our number 3 Restaurant at Waterkloof, who is placed at number 223 and Michael Deg of Cavalli in Stellenbosch, who has placed at number 272.

Chef Peter Tempelhoff of Greenhouse. Photo supplied.

The Best Chef Awards creates its top 300 list by shortlisting over 350 chefs globally who are then voted for by culinary professionals to create the final list. Selection takes place through research and reporting that they receive from various industry professionals. This is the first time that more than one South African chef has been included in the list.

Milk curd with Granny Smith apple, raspberry poached kohlrabi and concentrated Cape gooseberries from The Restaurant at Waterkloof. Photo supplied.

Congratulations to all four chefs! We’re so proud!

The nominees for our very own 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will be revealed very soon, stay tuned to Eat Out for the official announcement!

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