News 31 January 2022

Chef Candice Philip at BASALT

Chef in Residence Candice Philip

One of South Africa’s best loved chefs who is highly regarded for her skill and passion. Her grace and reverence for her craft are widely appreciated by her professional peers and followers, who honour her industry accolades and achievements. Chef Candice has inspired many local and international diners with her significant attention to detail and delicate balancing of simplicity with sophistication.


Having previously worked under legendary South African Chefs David Higgs and Luke Dale Roberts, Chef Candice launched her own successful dining concept ‘GREI’ at the Saxon Hotel in 2018.  For her stellar efforts at GREI she was awarded the Mercedes-Benz Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star award, and the Young Chef of the Year Award by Condé Nast House & Garden SA Gourmet Restaurant Awards, as well as the ‘Haute Property’ award by the Gourmet Guide.


Following Basalt’s highly successful pop-up dining series in late 2020, Chef Candice took on a Residency at Basalt at the Peech Hotel where she was awarded “Best Fine Dining Pop Up Experience 2021” and “Best Fine Dining Restaurant SA” at the Luxe Restaurant Awards by SA Hospitality Council in 2021.  We are delighted to announce her continued Residency for Basalt during 2022.


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