News 10 May 2021

Chef in Residence Candice Philip

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 chefs David Higgs and Luke Dale Roberts, chef Candice launched her own successful dining concept, GREI at the Saxon Hotel in 2018, where 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 last year’s highly successful pop-up dining series, Chef Candice currently headlines Basalt Restaurant at the Peech Hotel as Chef in Residence where she was recently awarded “Best Fine Dining Pop Up Experience 2021” and “Best Fine Dining Restaurant SA” at the Luxe Restaurant Awards by SA Hospitality Council in June 2021.

June – Opening Residency Menu
July & August – ‘Smoke & Bones’ Menu
September & October – ‘Forage & Flora’ Menu

View menu options, dates & booking details at