Galgorm Resort & Spa in Northern Ireland recently hosted the annual World Luxury Restaurant Awards Gala Event for 2018. This year, Forage at Wildekrans the restaurant at the Endless Vineyards Lodge on the Wildekrans Wine Estate in Botrivier, took home the continent winner in the Category of Best Head Chef!
The World Luxury Restaurant Awards™ aims to highlight special features of restaurants, thereby increasing competition globally and ultimately raising the level of food quality and the standards of service in the luxury restaurant industry.
Hailing from King Williams Town, Chef Gregory Henderson (37) has many restaurant openings under his belt, the most recent being Forage at Wildekrans and Khuraka (Forage in Hindu) at their sister hotel Endless Horizons in Durban North. Forage restaurant is situated on Wildekrans Wine Estate in the Western Cape, and provides the perfect escape when you need time off from your busy schedule, offering gourmet cuisine at its best. Chef Greg prides himself in delivering unique, tantalizing dishes, using ingredients from their own pastures, to deliver an indigenous dining experience, worthy of international recognition.
The restaurant ethos has a solid emphasis on Cape Heritage and indigenous ingredients which allows for the chefs from the restaurants to forage daily. The estate is home to a variety of fynbos species including the endangered Renosterbos, wild plants and other interesting finds, combined with traditional cooking methods which then make for a unique and interesting dining experience.
Having clinched the second international award at Forage Restaurant in 2 months, Chef Greg says that focus and a strong sense of persistence is what he lives by, and is what he attributes to his success thus far.
This is one chef to keep an eye on, as he still has a few tricks up his sleeve, and many other awards that he is working toward winning.
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