Richard Carstens - Chef

richard_carstens

October 2010 to Present
Executive chef at Tokara Restaurant, Stellenbosch

November 2009 to February 2010
Consultant chef at Reuben’s, Franschhoek

September 2009
Consultant chef at Roots restaurant, Forum Homini, Gauteng (Top 10 Restaurant in SA, Eat Out, 2009)

October 2008 to June 2009
Executive Chef at NOVA, Cape Town
Responsible for overall concept of this fine dining restaurant.


November 2007 to August 2008
Consultant chef at Ginga and Myoga restaurants, Cape Town11

March to October 2007
Executive Chef at Manolo, Cape Town

August 2002 to February 2007
Executive Chef at Lynton Hall hotel and restaurant, KwaZulu-Natal
Accolades include:
Chef of the Year, Eat Out, 2005
Top 10 Restaurant in SA, Eat Out, in 2003 / 2004, 2005 and 2006 from
Top 100 Restaurants in South Africa 2003 / 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 with 5
stars: cuisine and chef, Wine Magazine.
Top 80 Hot Hotels in the World, Condé Nast Traveller Magazine 2003.
Best Country Lodge in South Africa, A.A. 2004 / 2005 / 2006.
Third Best Restaurant in South Africa, Business Day, 2004 / 2005.

July 2001 to July 2002
Executive Chef at Bijoux restaurant, Franschhoek
(Top 10 Restaurant in SA, Eat Out, 2001)

August 1998 to June 2001
Executive Chef at Le Provençal restaurant, Franschhoek
Accolades include:
Top 60 Hot Restaurants in the World, Condé Nast Traveller Magazine 2000.
Top 10 Restaurant in SA, Eat Out, 2001.
Top 100 Restaurants in SA, Wine Magazine, 1999 / 2000 / 2001.