At just 27 years of age, Boldwin Barlow has been appointed as the new Executive Chef at the luxurious Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town.
Inspired by both French traditions and the local cuisine of his home region, Barlow’s style shows a passion for bold innovation and a penchant for creative fusion.
Hailing from the West Coast of South Africa, Barlow draws his inspiration from traditional Cape-style dishes and seafood, which he then fuses with French elements. A passion for learning coupled with a keen sense of adventure drives Barlow to develop exciting new dishes.
His flair for seafood marries well with the Atlantic Seaboard location of the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel. His fine eye for detail matches the polished setting, with its sophisticated décor and upscale facilities including restaurants, a lounge and rooftop swimming pool.
Barlow’s interest in becoming a chef piqued at a young age. Although he was inspired by celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver, Barlow learnt a great deal from his mother and close family members, who are caterers.
Before joining the Radisson Hotel Group in 2016, Barlow worked in hotel properties across Cape Town including the Ambassador Hotel and Lord Charles Hotel, as well as the seaside restaurant Sotano and Hartenberg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch Western Cape, South Africa.
Beautifully located in scenic Cape Town, the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel overlooks the Atlantic coast and lies near the western edge of Signal Hill.
Guests enjoy easy access to beach and mountain destinations such as Camps Bay and Table Mountain National Park, and they can walk to Sea Point Promenade right in front of the hotel.