Liam and his team reopened Chefs Warehouse and Canteen as a wine and pinchos bar. Many consider Chefs Warehouse in Bree as the OG of the burgeoning restaurant group, having opened its doors in 2014, so it’s exciting to see the establishment being given new life after the nightmare that restaurateurs have had to face in recent months due to COVID-19 and SA’s lockdown restrictions.
About Chefs Warehouse Winebar & Pinchos
Liam Tomlin opened Banc restaurant in Sydney in 1997 where he garnered many accolades including 3 Chef Hats.
Relocating to South Africa in 2003 he consulted to various projects within the hospitality industry and in 2010 opened Chefs Warehouse and Cookery School, Cape Town.
In 2014 the concept was changed, and Chefs Warehouse and Canteen began serving fine-dining quality global tapas.
In 2016 Liam opened Thali, a 'modern Indian' restaurant with Dimo Papachristodoulou and Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia with Ivor Jones offering the same 'Tapas for 2' menu as his other restaurants.
The following year Chefs Warehouse at Maison (Franschhoek) opened with David Schneider leading the kitchen.
Liam has also recently partnered with Victoria Engelhorn opening Brugarol in Barcelona, headed up by Angelo Scirocco (Urbanologi, Chefs Warehouse, Test Kitchen).
Victoria and Liam also partnered to open LOCAL at Heritage Square in December 2020 which is a multi-outlet platform of food and drink vendors, including his restaurant MAZZA and La Cantina.
Liam has also teamed up with Ginger & Lime food studio to host a variety of different cookery courses for anyone to attend.
Even though Liam does guide each of the restaurant's chefs in the Chefs Warehouse style, the daily running of operations is the responsibility of the teams and partners.
Liam credits originality and sustainability as the key factors of the group's establishments. Each restaurant is different in its' own right but is within the core belief and philosophy of the business.