JHP GOURMET GUIDE Top 100 restaurants, their chefs and recipes
From 2016 South Africa has its first gourmet guide that sets industry standards, produced by Jenny Handley and MapStudio. The JHP Gourmet Guide features restaurants that subscribe to the standards of excellence in the SA hospitality industry. Its been sold in national book retailers, tourist outlets, airports and featured restaurants and hotels. It is the ideal guide for anyone touring SA, but with appeal for locals too, as a keepsake and recipe book.
THE PLATING RATING
A panel of professional gourmets anonymously evaluated restaurant establishments, taking into account innovation, consistency and service in addition to a wide spectrum of gourmet and sensory criteria. The top 21 restaurants received one or two plates in a unique plating evaluation system. A one-plate award is for excellent cuisine, a top-quality eating experience. Two plates are awarded for exceptional destination dining extraordinary cuisine that warrants a special trip. As consistency is such an integral part of performance in the restaurant industry, three plates will be awarded to some or all of these restaurants for upholding and elevating their
standards, in the future. JHP GOURMET GUIDE top restaurants, their chefs and their recipes Discover 100 diverse restaurants from haute cuisine to hot-and-happening. The guide navigates readers from major cities through country escapes en route, highlighting gourmet getaways, refined dining and fabulous food. A map, directions and GPS co-ordinates will get the reader there and a QR code links them directly to the restaurants website. This beautiful hard cover keepsake guide, will also be used as a memento of these travels in the recipes supplied by featured chefs. The inaugural JHP Gourmet Guide was launched at the Good Food & Wine Show on 27 May 2016 where top featuring chefs received their awards.
Jenny Handley is a brand performance specialist, owner of JHP and author of best-selling business books. Her career started with her food studies, and led her through marketing and PR to brand management. She has her own weekly brand column in the Cape Times and is a feature writer and reviewer for Food & Home Entertaining, and other lifestyle publications. Jenny tops up her formal food qualifications regularly with cookery courses globally and is a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Her blog, Jens Journeys of Flavour, reflect her reviews and views, home and away, from markets to Michelin-star restaurants.
Jenny is well exposed to the restaurant industry, regularly running her Master Class in Brand and Service Excellence workshops. MapStudio is the leading publisher of maps, travel and lifestyle publications in South Africa. There is an immense authenticity and credibility tied to the JHP Gourmet Guide, as months of research has been conducted and will continue, to ensure that only appropriate and deserving establishments are included. Initial visits conducted by professional gourmets were anonymous.
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