For the good of food: experts in eating come together to decide who will be in SA’s top 500

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
Eat Out Magazine
SA’s most trusted restaurant guide, the annual Eat Out magazine, today announced the editorial panel for its Eat Out 500.  The panel comprises varied industry experts, food journalists and editors across the country.
"This is truly a first, a coming together of industry experts and some of SA’s most respected food journalists and food lovers to decide who will be named as part of Eat Out’s top 500 restaurants in the country,” says Anelde Greeff, editor-in-chief for Eat Out.

The members of the panel are:

Aletta Lintvelt

Food editor, Weg! and Go! Magazine

Alida Ryder

Author, Simply Delicious

Anelde Greeff

Editor-in-chief, Eat Out

Anna Montali

Freelance food editor and writer

Bernadette le Roux

Editor, Condé Nast House and Garden Gourmet

Bianca Coleman

Freelance journalist

Brent Meersman

Food columnist, Mail & Guardian

Bridget McCarney

Managing director, New Media Publishing

Carianne Silwood

Vice-principal, Silwood Cookery School

Cathy Marston

Freelance writer and wine educator

Charlotte Pregnolato

Freelance writer

Coenie Visser

Freelance writer

Colette du Plessis

Freelance writer

Corneil Muller

Operational director, Urban Hotels

Diane de Beer

Journalist, Pretoria News

Erwin Schnitzler

Owner, Mont Rochelle

Graham Howe

Wine and food editor, Habitat

Greg Landman

Freelance writer

Gwynne Conlyn

Freelance food and travel writer

Hennie Fisher

Culinary arts lecturer, University of Pretoria

Herman Lensing

Food editor, Sarie

Horst Frehse

General manager, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Irna van Zyl

Founder and executive director, New Media Publishing

Ishay Govender

Freelance writer and recipe developer

Jacquie Myburgh

Freelance journalist and media consultant

Jane Broughton

Freelance writer

Janine Walker

Freelance food critic and writer

Jeanne Callitz

Deputy editor, My Tyd 

John Psillos

Founder and executive director, New Media Publishing

Josef Talotta

Freelance writer

Kate Wilson

Editor, Women’s Health

Kate Ziervogel

Owner, South Coast Live

Katharine Jacobs

Online editor, Eat Out

Kristia van Heerden

Johannesburg correspondent, Eat Out

Leila Saffarian

Freelance food editor and writer

Linda Scarborough

Copy editor, Eat Out

Lisa van Aswegen

Freelance editor and writer

Marie-Lais Emond

Freelance editor and writer

Miguel Chan

Group sommelier, Tsogo Sun

Paul Duncan

Head of design for homeware, Woolworths

Petro Lotz

Owner, Appetito Catering and Cooking School

Priscilla Urquhart

PR and media manager, World Design Capital Cape Town 2014

Raphaella Frame-Tolmie

Food editor and features writer, House and Leisure

Reinette Geldenhuis

Woolworths marketing: MasterChef project, hospitality, event and sponsorship manager and TASTE

Richard Holmes

Freelance food and travel writer

Rupesh Kassen

Freelance writer

Sam Woulidge

Freelance writer and columnist for Woolworths TASTE

Sdu Gerasch

Freelance writer

Stefania Johnson

Creative strategist

Tracy Gielink

Freelance food and wine writer

The panellists recently completed the process of rating restaurants that they had visited over the last twelve months on a variety of criteria including food (menu composition, seasonality, presentation and wine), service and ambience.

The ‘Eat Out 500’ is a power list of great restaurants across South Africa. The 500 restaurants with the highest aggregate scores will appear in the 16th annual issue of the Eat Out magazine. This revamped 2014 issue will be launched at the prestigious Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards in Cape Town on 10 November.
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