About Peter Tempelhoff
Trained in South Africa and the kitchens of Quo Vadis, Zafferano and Hambleton Hall in the UK, Peter Tempelhoff brings with him a vast amount of culinary expertise.
Upon his return to the Cape, Peter guided The Restaurant at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate into the Eat Out Top 10 list, before joining The Collection by Liz McGrath as Executive Chef in 2008 – heading up four restaurants at three five-star Relais and Châteaux member hotels. Peter successfully relaunched Greenhouse restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort in September 2015, and in October 2016 opened Origins at The Marine in Hermanus.
At the heart of his food philosophy lies the continuous exploration and re-imagination of South African food - lending distinctive, memorable personalities to each of The Collection’s restaurants, without overcomplicating matters in the process.
Peter has won numerous awards throughout his career, including ‘London Top Table’ (ES Magazine, UK, 2005), ‘Sunday Times Chef of the Year 2007’, ‘Franschhoek Life Chef of 2007’, ‘Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef’ and ‘Relais & Châteaux Future Leader in the field of cuisine’ in 2011.
With Peter at its helm, Greenhouse has ranked as one of the Top 10 Restaurants in the country by the prestigious ‘Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards’ for seven years running. In 2017, awarded #5 Restaurant in South Africa.
Comments Peter: “Our new menu takes diners on a journey from the Cape through the arid interior and into the wild bushveld. The new African Hunter and African Angler menus are a tribute to this great land, they are an expression of my country’s personality realised through ingredients, flavours and textures.”