Fred Faucheux achieves dream job as exec chef of Nobu Cape TownMay 4th, 2012 by Susan Reynard | Categories: food, hotels, industry, people, restaurants, tourism
Nobu Cape Town located in the One&Only Cape Town hotel is now headed up by executive chef Fred Faucheux.
Faucheux has admired the style of chef Nobu Matsuhisa for many years and took a step down as an executive chef to work as a sous chef at Nobu Cape Town three years ago. The French-born chef was recently promoted to executive chef at Nobu Cape Town and plans to build on the impeccable reputation that this award-winning city restaurant.
With his classic French apprenticeship and British hotel training including the Savoy hotel in London and his former position as executive chef at Singita Lodge, Faucheux is ready to take over the reins at Nobu Cape Town.
When he heard of the opening of his hero’s Cape Town kitchen, Faucheux immediately applied for a position, keen to take a place in the brigade. His dedication has paid off and his new role sees him continuing to craft the finest offerings of fusion Japanese cuisine synonymous with the Nobu brand.
The restaurant is open to hotel guests and visitors every evening (closed on Mondays during the winter months). The popular Sushi Sundays specials continue until September and are held every Sunday from 4pm until 6pm. Here guests are served a platter of 14 pieces of Chef’s Choice sushi for R150. Also on the menu is a special Winter Bento Box, which features a selection of cold appetizers and warm signatures dishes from the Nobu kitchen for R275 per head. The Deluxe Winter Bento Box at R375 per head includes a more indulgent variety of complex signatures dishes from Nobu.
Awarded a Top 10 Best Restaurant placement in the 2011 Eat Out Dstv Food Network Restaurant Awards, Nobu Cape Town is regarded as one of the best dining destinations in the city.