South Africa, Johannesburg, Thursday, 6 May 2021; James and Vicky Peech from Johannesburg’s eco-chic The Peech Hotel are delighted to announce that highly respected South African Chef Candice Philip is to lead the hotel’s signature Basalt Restaurant as Chef in Residence.
Following the success of The Peech’s late 2020 Guest Chef pop-up series to support independent Johannesburg chefs during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Peech Hotel and Chef Candice were eager to create another opportunity to collaborate together. Says James “We loved working with Chef Candice, she enjoyed headlining the Basalt kitchen, and doing what she loves most again. Last year’s pop-up dining series sold out quickly, and we all felt we should definitely do more together. We are excited to welcome Chef Candice back to Basalt for an extended collaboration as Chef in Residence from mid-May through to August this year.
Vicky adds “Since reopening Basalt to the public last August, we’ve seen a strong trend towards ‘celebration’ dining, with guests being more discerning about what they eat, where they dine, and with whom. As our social lives continue under the veil of caution, there is a ‘make it count’ psychology. When people go out to dine with close friends and loved ones, it has to be special, unique and memorable. Chef Candice and her exceptional pedigree of leading fine dining restaurants in the city will offer diners an opportunity to savour an exceptional gourmand experience whilst here at Basalt”.
Candice officially takes up Chef In Residence at Basalt Restaurant from mid-May for an initial 3-month residency. Joining her in the kitchen will be David Hayes, Head Chef at The Peech Hotel and previously Sous Chef of Farro Restaurant.
Bookings open from 10 May 2021
Information from Manley Social