The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards was founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Each year they honour the best food and wine books internationally. The ground-breaking JHP Gourmet Guide™ has been selected as a winner to represent South Africa in the Professionals Category in the International Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. In May 2018 the guide will be competing in it’s category for The Best in the World Award, in China.
The guide features over 90 top South African restaurants and recognises the top 21 by awarding them with one, two or three-plate status, South Africa’s equivalent to global star status.
One plate is awarded for excellent cuisine.
Two plates are awarded for exceptional dining that demands a detour.
Three plates are awarded for world-class destination dining worthy of a flight.
The striking, glossy guide is a must-have for travellers and food lovers with the signature recipes from the top chefs in SA making it a keepsake. The team working year-round on the guide are proud and honoured by this accolade.
I would like to extend thanks to all the chefs and restaurants who made the beautiful content possible, to our international partners – Swiss International Air Lines and Taittinger – for believing in the concept, and to our distributors, evaluators, the production team and supporters. Every one of you are part of our marketing team – it will not be long before every food-lover in SA and those visiting, know the value and significance of a restaurant being plated.
Jenny Handley |Author and Curator of the JHP Gourmet Guide™
The 2018 JHP Gourmet Guide™ is available in selected Woolworths, Exclusive Books, Wordsworth and other national book stores, and online at R299.