The Female Chefs to Watch in 2018

6th March 2018 // By Lauren Hill & Will Grice

Chantel Dartnall, Restaurant Mosaic

With its wealth of exceptional produce, superb wine and flourishing restaurant scene, South Africa is well and truly on the culinary map for gastronomes. The award-winning chef Chantel Dartnall has become a valuable part of this country’s dining scene for her modern cuisine at Restaurant Mosaic in The Orient hotel. Here in the Francolin Conservation Area of Pretoria, Dartnall cooks up fine dining dishes that combine her French culinary training with her love for the region’s fresh, organic produce.

Since learning her trade at Prue Leith’s Chef’s Academy and restaurants such as London’s three-Michelin-star Chez Nico, the chef has won a number of awards including being named South African Chef of the Year at the Eat Out Restaurant Awards. Having become known for her creative cuisine and innovative spirit, this is a chef worth paying particular attention to.

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