Craig has been in the restaurant industry for the past 30 years, and has worked at most of the Cape’s top 5 star properties, heading places like Ellerman House and Cape Grace, where they won the best small hotel in the world. He is also on the board of directors of the Culinary Academy.
He has travelled abroad many times, working in Mauritius, Turkey, Greece, Sweden, Holland and Mozambique and the UK representing South Africa at various food promotions.
His journey started 10 years ago, as a demonstrator, then it became a hobby. It was followed by dinner paired with food wine and salt, becoming the first chef in the world to do this pairing with Salt. He created his own salt label, called Amoleh. It then developed into his obsession – creating a collection of salt that now boasts a total of 135 different salts, naturally occurring from all over the world.
He now works with different salt pairing dishes which go back in time as far as 2000 years ago. He works with smoking, pickling, curing techniques. It is a very unique experience. He has recently opened a restaurant at a prestigious wine estate on Paul Cluver vineyards, where we specialise in honouring this amazing mineral.
Craig’s beautiful usage of salt in his food ties in miraculously with SALT’s dining experience.