Candice Philip is the Head Chef at Grei which is located at the five-star Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa.
She is well-respected for her focus and calm demeanour, and highly regarded for her skill and passion. She has the innate ability to conjure up imaginative flavours, making them work within one complete dish.
Chef Candice’s grace and reverence for her craft have seen industry professionals honour her with sought after accolades and Olympic stature.
In 2016, she was honoured with a Design Indaba nomination for Design Indaba’s Most Beautiful Object in South Africa. This was the first for a culinary item in the awards, which seeks to acknowledge creativity and innovation in South Africa. In 2018, Chef Candice was honoured to receive the Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star Award, as well as being named ‘Young Chef’ by the Conde Nast House & Garden SA Gourmet Restaurant Awards.
She describes her approach to cooking as an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ kind of scenario” by putting her own interpretation into dishes.