Appointed Culinary Director
At Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa
Tempelhoff has over 20 years of experience in Michelin-starred Relais & Châteaux restaurants across the culinary capitals of the world, including Eleven Madison Park in New York City (3*), Le Pré Catelan in Paris (3*) and Arzak in San Sebastián (3*). As the owner of FYN, his hugely successful urban fine dining eatery, Tempelhoff has his finger firmly on the pulse of Cape Town's dynamic local food scene and brings a constant source of inspiration and wealth of expertise to the kitchen.
Tempelhoff has meticulously crafted a new menu at Ellerman House and is working on an exclusive dining experience, launching soon in the Wine Gallery. With new dishes such as 'Karoo lamb with sweetbreads, Parmesan pap, spekboom and pickled honey, gremolata and jus gras', guests at this luxury boutique hotel in Cape Town can expect a re-imagined culinary vision that continues to celebrate the very best of South Africa, while subtly infused with flavors from abroad.
Tempelhoff is a celebrated member of Relais & Châteaux's World Culinary Council, a collection of 19 gourmands selected from over 560 Relais & Châteaux properties across the globe who set benchmarks in the industry for others to follow. Champions of outstanding savoir faire, Relais & Châteaux properties are renowned for their refined hospitality and inventive cuisine. Strong local emphasis is a hallmark of Relais & Châteaux properties, which seek to promote the diversity of the world's cuisine and hospitality traditions as well as protect the planet's unique ingredients.