Chef de Cuisine
Chef Quinton Bennett’s cooking philosophy is simple: Less is more. Throughout his training he has worked with the very best ingredients from around the world and learned techniques from the most respected in the industry. Here at Hawksworth Restaurant his focus is on regional cuisine, he sources only the freshest and best products and experiments with indigenous ingredients and traditional preparations to create modern dishes that beautify exemplify product and place, creating unapparelled distinctive dining experiences.
Since realizing his passion for the culinary arts at a young age, Chef Quinton Bennett he has travelled the world pursuing his career as a chef. Starting in his native Johannesburg under Rudi Liebenberg at Picalomonde a move to England saw him compete as a finalist at the renowned Roux Scholarship, leading to a Head Chef position at London’s top rated pub, The Gun Docklands. His culinary education includes various stages notably at UK’s Waterside Inn and the world-famous Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen and a tenure with one of England’s most-celebrated chefs, Nigel Haworth, as Senior Sous Chef at the Michelin-starred Northcote.